Need To Know
105, including 29 suites.
Both check-out and check-in times are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $750.00, excluding tax at 34 per cent. ⓘ
Rates exclude breakfast (from $35), but include items from the minibar and coronitas, chips and guacamole delivered to your room each afternoon.
For the culinarily inclined, Don Manuel's restaurant offers a range of cooking classes, as well as tequila and wine courses.
At the hotel
Spa with 10 treatment rooms; CD/DVD library; free WiFi throughout; gym. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, CD/DVD player, minibar, Nespresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
Each room has ocean views and a plunge pool, and all are decorated with brightly coloured Mexican art. Of them, Vistamar 344, an Estrella Suite on the top floor of its building, has a fire pit and sweeping views, along with a sitting room. For added privacy, the One Bedroom Beachfront Suites have the best views, their own gardens and a patio by the sea.
The heated infinity pool by Don Manuel restaurant is open to adults and there’s a saltwater pool in the spa. By the beach club, there’s an all-ages infinity pool, as well as a children’s pool with a rock fountain. Though the hotel is on the beach, the ocean currents are too strong for swimming, so stick to the pools.
Luna y Mar spa offers yoga and a full menu of spa services (a candlelit massage should help you relax) in the 10 treatment rooms all circling an outdoor spa pool.
Don’t fret if you forget the basics. The hotel shop, AlmArte, sells stylish dresses, sandals and swimwear, along with art and homewares, including the dishes, pillows and art found in many of the guest rooms. The hotel library holds a stash of books and games.
Pets are welcome. The hotel charges $150 per pet for animals to bed down, and will provide a food bowl.
The hotel is very kid-friendly. Cribs for babies are available at no extra cost, babysitters can be arranged, and there is a kids’ club with half- and full-day programmes, as well as week-long arrangements. Rollaway beds are available for $75 a day.