Marival Distinct Luxury Residences

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3529 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fantastic time again at the Marival

    Reviewed by sallya310() on Apr 09, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Our last night at the Marival and I just don’t want to leave. We had fantastic service and the whole experience was just as good if not better than before Covid. Housekeepers were so sweet and cleaned the room when we asked so my son could nap. Safety and Covid measures were apparent all over the resort. Everyone was so friendly and kind. Wence, Milton, Lamberto, Orlando and Felix around the pool were there to cater to our every need. They went above and beyond ensuring we were happy. Pedro, Daniel and Javier at MozzaMare were so good to us at dinner. Same with Edgar at Ommagio. Pablo and his partner at Brunello were always ready for us when our family came in to play cards. These people are amazing and the best at what they do. We will be back to the Marival.

    2nd Time - Great resort, but constant music at the beach is annoying

    Reviewed by Muffichka(Los Angeles, California) on Apr 09, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    This is our 2nd time at this resort and many positives: Penthouse 2 bedroom units are spacious, clean, well maintained, and have great ocean views. Food at the restaurants is fresh, tasty, well prepared and lots of variety. Beach staff and concierge are very friendly and want to please. ***One major disappointment this visit (and I brought it to the attention of beach concierge and front concierge): CONSTANT music played through the loudspeakers at the beach is REALLY annoying, not necessary and is not conducive to relaxation. I come to the beach to relax and listen to the waves, if someone wants to listen to music - nowadays everyone has phones and can play their own favorite music and listen with earphones. It’s such a bad decision to force-feed music at the beach. This is not a party resort, people come here to relax. It’s a big deficiency that I hope hotel management will reevaluate and correct. Even now I’m sitting right in front of the ocean, first row, not in the cabana (which is closer to the pool and the music there is really loud) and I’m forced to leave the beach - the main reason I came here! I thought this resort has better “taste” than to constantly play music at the beach, like at some “party” hotels. As I stated above- its important to let guests decide what they want to experience at the beach - sounds of the waves or their own music through the earphones. Being forced to listen to monotonous constant music really spoils the main attraction and relaxation of the day - the beach experience. Force fed music through the loudspeakers over the entire beach area gets boring fast. It’s a serious minus during this visit (there was no music played at the beach when we were here in February) - constant monotonous music, even if supposedly “relaxing”, doesn’t make for a relaxing vacation. Let people rest, listen to the waves or listen to the music of THEIR choice though their own earphones!

    Another amazing visit to Marival distinct

    Reviewed by Mollycantwell(Minneapolis, Minnesota) on Apr 08, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is the fourth time we’ve visited Marival distinct which says a lot. We just love it. The accommodations, the food but mostly the service and the people who work there. Specifically, Jocelyn in the kids club. She is so wonderful. Our six year old always has so much fun with her! And Gabriel at Insu - always service with a smile. He is just so friendly and so good at his job! Thank you Marival for another memorable week.

    Stop looking, you found it. This place was perfect.

    Reviewed by bobbyfields() on Apr 07, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We just had the most fantastic vacation at Marival Distinct. We are a family of six and we stayed in one of the beautiful villas with a private pool and a lovely outdoor eating and lounging area. We chose the all inclusive option as well. We only left the resort twice to do some shopping in Puerto Vallarta at the flea market and the malecon. Also we wanted street tacos. Otherwise we stayed at the resort and had plenty to do. The food was spectatular. When you choose an all-inclusive, it seems that a lot of times the food is just average. Not at Marival Distinct. Very gourmet, very fresh, delicious, creative. My 9 and 11 year old often ordered from the kids menu. Standard fare- cheese, pepperoni pizza, chicken tenders (I think), and I can't remember what else because they often ordered pizza, lol. The mango gazpacho at Mozze mare changed my life. There was a curry coconut soup at the Omaggio restaurant on international night that I really loved. The desserts were so delicious! Creme brulee, my kids were obsessed with the tempura oreos at Omaggio. We ended up there for dessert 3 or 4 times after eating dinner somewhere else. They had a caramel molten cake served with coconut and mint ice cream. We liked the breakfast at Omaggio the best. The avocado toast was incredible. Huevos rancheros also very good. We also were really into the tapioca that they serve at breakfast. We ate way too much! It was just too good. We also loved their chips and salsa, guac, and pico they would often serve. We loved having dinner at Mozze Mare right at sunset. The restaurant is all outdoors, looks out on an infinity pool and the beach past that, with the mountains on either side of the bay and the sun setting. So incredibly beautiful. The service was incredible. We had great service from Oscar Lopez down at the beach. He told us when the best time would be to show up and ask for a small cabana. They gave us two and it was a dream come true for me. To lounge in a beach cabana and read my book with my family near by on comfortable lounge chairs. They were so helpful! All of them. They'd bring us there, ask how many towels we would need, disinfect everything and check with us often. Do you need more chairs, an umbrella, some drinks, some lunch? We made sure to tip them. They work so hard to make it a nice experience for you! The cabanas were right in between the beach and the infinity pool, so my kids, my husband, and I could float around all three and still be aware of where everyone else was. So convenient. So relaxing. I believe Ernesto served us here as well. Very good. At Mozze Mare we had great service from Javier and also Antonio. They took great care of us! We also really liked Jocelyn. Mozze mare is the one that looks out on the beach. If the staff notices you taking pictures, they will run over and offer to take a pic for you so the whole family can be in it. So thoughtful. I'm telling you, at every opportunity, the staff went above and beyond to make this a perfect vacation. At Omaggio, we had Angela and Diego most nights, and Oscar and Lane for breakfast typically. We got great service from them as well. We loved Angela. She knew it was our last night and she knew our kids loved the oreo tempura. She brought out a huge plate filled with fried oreos and had piped out in icing "Have a great trip!" with a sparkler on it. It was beautiful! My kids loved it! Orlando Artiega (hope I'm spelling that right)- for our last lunch before we left to come home, we ate at Lemmon Grass. My 14 year old daughter took it upon herself to discover all the possible virgin frozen drinks she could try. (Miami Vice, Pina Colada, Pink Panther, Just plain coconut are some of the ones she tried. We don't drink alcohol, so we loved them all as well,) At one point someone gave her a drink that was red, yellow, and green. Beautiful and delicious. We were told later that the drink is called "the parrot" but cannot be made without alcohol. Orlando told us that as well and he was sorry he wouldn't be able to make it. (I'm certain the first one she tried was non-alcoholic, but she don't know what was in it so we weren't sure what to ask for again.) My daughter said, "no problem, I'll just have a pink panther." So she drank her pink panther but towards the end of the meal, he approached our table with that elusive "parrot" for sophie. She was thrilled. We also had great service from Octavio at Lemmon Grass. We had the beach lunch once in the cabana. That was super fun and great food. We also ordered room service to eat outside of the villa next to our private pool. There's a 10% upcharge for room service and it was totally worth it. The staff always wore their masks. We felt totally safe. They were always cleaning. Speaking of cleaning, I don't know her name, but our maid who cleaned our room was excellent. She has a nose ring so hopefully she can be recognized for this review. My daughter brought ELEVEN stuffed animals... I know. But our maid set them up in different ways every day after she made the bed. It was so cute! The weather could not have been more perfect. 75-80 degrees, no cloudy days, no rain. Our stay was from March 29-April 4. It broke our hearts to leave. The resort has a tennis court that is available for your use. You can get rackets and balls from concierge for no additional charge. There are kayaks, paddleboards, and boogie boards for no additional charge. Anytime I needed one, they always were available. There also bikes that you can use so we took a family bike ride. Again, no additional charge, no wait, they were just there. It was like a dream! We didn't play golf. Because we never do. Haha. We didn't use the spa either, so I can't offer any reviews there. As a guest at Marival Distinct, we had access to the sister resort, Marival emotions. You can get there via shuttle, short ride and they leave every 15 minutes or so. We took the shuttle to get to Emotions and we walked on the beach to head back to Distinct. We didn't stay long. It was much more crowded and had more of "party" vibe. There was loud music and a volleyball game going in the pool. Totally fun. We were told there were shows in the evening and dancing as well. So it was nice knowing there was a place we had access to that had a lot of entertainment options, but we missed Distinct so we didn't stay long and headed back to our beach cabanas and poolside service. I could go on and on. I would go back again and again. Best vacation I've ever been on. I submitted a review already for just one of the restaurants so I may have to post this as anonymous, I'm not sure. I just had to come on and share what an amazing experience the Fields family had at Marival Distinct!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    The staff!!

    Reviewed by Elanafg(San Juan Capistrano, California) on Apr 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Lamberto and the rest of the crew from Lemongrass are wonderful. The service at the beach and around the pool is great. Second time to the resort and each time the staff has been attentive, friendly and welcoming. Strongly recommend for families.