Chantell & Darrick get married at the Marival Resort!

The bride & groom: Chantell & Darrick

The photographer: Friend

The Resort: The Marival

Travel Agent: Nicki

What made you decide on having a destination wedding?
The cost and the fact that it was less stressful
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What made you decide on the resort/venue?
Travel Agent recommendation… And what a great recommendation it was!

Who was your photographer, and if you had one, your videographer?
Our wedding guest took the pictures, we did not have a videographer

What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding?
There wasn’t any difficulty. Our wedding coordinator at the resort was awesome

What was the highlight of the experience?
Our wedding… Just saying “I Do” and making a memorable moment

Biggest surprise?
Our room… It was absolutely gorgeous. Better than what we expected

If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?
Go for it! You’ll love it, you’ll have a lot of fun and you will talk about it for a long time.

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A new favorite resort ~ The Marival Residences & World Spa

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There is a new resort in Riviera Nayarit that has stolen my heart! The Marival Residences & World Spa has thought through every detail to create the ultimate all-inclusive resort and I am beyond excited to share with you their amazing wedding promotion!

Right now they are offering FREE weddings! No minimum number of bookings required.

Free wedding package inclusions:

* Fruit basket in your room upon arrival
* Upgrade to a One Bedroom Ocean View for the bride & groom (subject to availability)
* Mandatory medical exams
* Judge fees and wedding certificate
* Decorated location
* Tropical wedding toast with Margaritas & Martinis
* Bride’s bouquet and Groom’s boutonniere
* Three course dinner for the wedding group in one of our specialty restaurants (for registered guests)
* Wedding cake for all invited guests
* Bottle of champagne in room on wedding night
* 30 minute massage for the bride & groom
* Breakfast in bed

* Wedding extras/add ons available with surcharge.

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The resort is just 15 – 20 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport and those who have the privilege of staying at the Marival Residences also have full access to it’s sister property, the Marival Resort ans Suites.

Before going into the details of the new Residences, it is important to know what all you get at the original Marival Resort. Both resorts have lush, tropical grounds that simply stunning. Guests staying at the Residences have convenient shuttles that are constantly running to and from the original resort. The beach there is long, wide and amazing. Guests staying at the Residences have a private beach club area where you can enjoy beach butler service while soaking up some rays. The Marival Resort also has some fun, active pools that include swim-up bars and a über cool waterpark for the smaller ones.

The Marival Resort and Suites has a different themed party (a.k.a. fiesta) every night. The bright, colorful frills everywhere really made it lively and festive.

Another fun thing to keep in mind is that over at the Marival Resort they have a disco where you can dance the night away.

Okay, so now on to the fabulous Marival Residences & World Spa!

Every single ‘Residence’ is a penthouse with state-of-the-art design and 24 hour room service. Yes, 24 hours. The Residences range from 1 to 4 bedroom accommodations. They even have washer and dryers in each Residence! Each Residence have large balconies facing the Pacific Ocean with tropical flowers and patio furniture. Each room have flat-screen TVs and the master bedrooms have iPod docking stations. The penthouse rooms alone are enough reason to stay in the Residence section.

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kitchen of rooftop penthouse

24 hour room service

rooftop penthouse

The Food and beverages. The head chef came to this hotel from the Four Seasons Los Angeles and we are thankful he did! Each meal was impeccable. The service goes beyond expectations which really does leave a lasting impression. While they may only have 3 restaurants, don’t forget you have full access to the Marival next door which has 4, making a total of 7 restaurants. The Sky Bar is on the top floor and not only does it have amazing views of the Pacific but they serve up some mean drinks as well!

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Our first night there

Eating sushi at the Nicksan restaurant ~ Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Kampai!

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Cheesecake Lollipops

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Enjoying the sunset from the Sky bar

The Spa. The Marival Residences has one of the only World Spas in the country offering 9 different treatments from all over the world along with a cutting-edge salon. I could of stayed in the spa for the entire stay honestly.

Salon
Full-service salon

Italy themed spa room
Italy-themed treatment room

Kids need lovin’ too. While the resort seemed to be very grown-up, they definitely kept the kiddos in mind when making their 5 star all-inclusive concept complete. They have FREE nanny services (maximum 8 hours/5-night minimum stay required) along with an adorable kids club that offer things like arts & crafts, a game room and just an entire little paradise for them to explore in.

Kids club
Heck, I could have fun in this kids’ club!

Kids club
For the gamers…

Playground close to Kids club
Outdoor play area

Okay, it’s time to announce my favorite part. Are you ready? Drum roll please… How would you feel about …. UNLIMITED excursions INCLUDED??? Years after a destination wedding the thing that sticks in everyone’s memory is usually a group outing that everyone experiences together. They have things like sunset sailing and the dolphin encounter. How about sea lions? Go horseback riding. Zip line through a jungle!
Marival Residences have teamed up with Trafic Tours and are able to offer their guests unlimited select tours. Click HERE to see which ones they are currently offering. If you think about it, each one of those tours is generally $100 or more so if you did one per day that can really add up. The pick up for the tours is just a $5 cab ride away.

If you are considering a destination wedding, feel free to call us. We LOVE what we do and can’t wait to help!

The resort is still rather new so be sure and take advantage of their current ideal low pricing.

Lots of love,

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