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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

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Imagine this view: stunning sapphire waters complimented by golden sands and rolling mountains. This wonder-view is beco ... More

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"WE loved our stay at the Now Amber Hotel. The room was fabulous and the girls tried out the jacuzzi on the balcony. I loved the large tub. We ate well and enjoyed the shows. The Bob Marley drinks were ..." – 256578
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"WE loved our stay at the Now Amber Hotel. The room was fabulous and the girls tried out the jacuzzi on the balcony. I loved the large tub. We ate well and enjoyed the shows. The Bob Marley drinks were ..." – 256578
104 out of 116 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Like non stop selling? Moments Bar Lounge Lobby Heat rash from lack of air conditioning Now Amber Luxury Room Sunset at Now Amber Room Beach area Standing in front of hotel First view from our room when we arrived! Fabulous!! 3rd floor lobby area morning at the beach near hotel Just one of many Beautiful Sunsets from our Room!! Loved it!! Now Amber Lobby
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March 23, 2017
Great Resort

PROS -great location, walking distance from downtown -NEW resort, great views, Clean, great room service -great shows -nice pools CONS -more veggie options -slow/late Checkin


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From: California
Age: 25-34

March 20, 2017
NOW-AMBER -PITIFUL Service

From check in to departure, anything having to do with the front desk was a disaster. My reservations was for 2 double beds. I was put in a king room. Then offered a roll out bed....absolutely NOT!!!! Finally moved us to a double bed about 2 hours later; we were moved to a dungeon with a minimal view. The location of the room was extremely loud, to the point where the noise from the, I guess generators, keep us up all night! The following day we missed an excursion that we paid for in advance, because we had to switch rooms AGAIN!!! THEY DID NOT COMPENSATE US FOR OUR LOSS.... There is so much more to share, but every time I think about it. I become frustrated ALL over again! Do Not Waist Your Time Booking this Resort....complete disappointment!


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From: KY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 17, 2017
Now Amber and Secrets

This was our first trip together to Mexico. It was a last minute decision to go somewhere and I googled last min vacations. Up popped cheapcaribbean.com and resorts in Puerto Vallarta. We live in LA so the flight was direct and only 2.5 hours. A very short cab ride and there we were, at this amazing Resort. We were greeted as we stepped out of the cab by a warm wet towel and glasses of Champagne. They tagged our bags to be delivered to our room later. We were escorted into the lobby by a greeter. Registration only took about 15 mins, which included a 500 dollar deposit for incidentals. Given our keys after we were asked to meet the next morning to talk about the Resort and headed up to our room. The first room they gave us was occupied. I found a naked man laying in the bed and a naked woman came around the corner about the same time. Guess we spoiled some ones Birthday surprise. The bellhop then retrieved another set of keys and when he opened up the door, wala, 500+ sq feet of amazing. Kind bed, tub, double sinks and huge shower with an incredible view of the Ocean and Mountains. This resort was all inclusive, with 24 hour room service, several restaurants, including a French restaurant that you had to make reservations. Our last night there, we did the Chef's tasting. Just my partner and I, in a very nice glass room in the middle of all the kitchens. We had our own Chef and Sommelier, who would introduce the wines that were paired with the courses. We had three bottles of wine during dinner and a bottle of Champagne with desert. Absolutely an amazing and memorable evening. Most of the food at the Resort was exceptional and there is plenty of things to do at the Resort along with plenty of excursions to keep most busy. The staff was incredible and friendly. We did not use Room Service until our last morning. Boy what a terrible mistake. The food was incredible and plenty to fill up even the biggest eater. So overall, the trip was incredible. The only part we did not enjoy, was our first morning when we met with representatives from the Resort to talk about it. It was supposed to be 90 min presentation. 5 hours later we bought into the lowest option we could and became members. It was a waste of 5 hours of our first day. But after buyers remorse, we plan on making the best of it. One last thing, we stayed on the Now side of the Resort. The other side is called Secrets, adults only. Plus they had the better food options. We were made VIP's because we became members and were able to use the Secrets side. Other wise, if you stay on the Now side, you are not able to use the Secrets side.


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From: LA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 13, 2017
Relaxation Hotel

Pulling into the hotel we were amazed with the view and ground keeping. The hotel staff immediately greeted us and asked our names so they could locate our room to drop off our luggage. One gentleman walked us to the check in to give us our hotel keys etc. We were in the second tower in VIP so the staff walked us to the other tower. After check in at the other tower we retrieved our keys and welcome packet - they give each room a paper with the days activities, weather and such. They placed our names in the paper to welcome us along with others. You can tell they want to make sure you feel welcome and it is your home away from home. After we receiving the keys, guest services spoke to us about coupons, tours and sites to see etc. After getting off a long flight we really just wanted to go to our room. The staff didn't like to hear no as an answer as their job is to also make money, the staff let us know plenty of times they were on commission. We cut the conversation off and went to our room. The room had a great view overlooking the pool and a little peak of the ocean. Beautiful. In our room we requested a king bed and paid for a king bed but received doubles. The hotel leaves cute robes with slippers which aren't the most comfortable but works and is a kind gesture. We had a jacuzzi/bathtub outdoors which wasn't the cleaniest so we cleaned it ourselves as well as the bath in the bathroom. The room felt like a spa, very relaxing! Gorgeous and very simple decor. The bed was pretty uncomfortable and stiff. In the shower the vent was coming down and the tissue box ceramic glass was broken and they attempted to hide it by strategically placing it against the mirror. The bathroom was small but like that it was just the toilet and a door to have privacy. The room had a safe which was easy to use! Enough closet space and room to store clothing. The mini bar was stocked everyday and convienent. Refrigerator had cold drinks provided everyday which was a plus! The iron could have been better as well as the blow dryer. The iron left imprints and the blow dryer wouldn't get hot. We are certain if we told the front desk it would have been fixed but wasn't needed but the one time. The glass doors to the patio made the view even more gorgeous with the option to open the doors all the way to the end to make it feel like you were outdoors. The cool breeze into the room just made it feel like you were outdoors but relaxing in your room. When we left the room we were bombarded with the a few individuals from the staff on several occasions on not leaving the resort and going on those presentations. It was difficult to leave as one individual was speaking to us for 15 minutes not to leave the resort. The staff could be very pushy and annoying with how to get more money out of you for tours. We just wanted to relax. Great entertainment provided. Great for kids - was not loud at night and could not hear anything while in our room outdoors. Had delicious food at restaurants, long waits at one establishment. We had a food bar in our hotel which was beautifully displayed and delicious. Evenings were nice to sit out in the first tower lobby or even go across to the Secrets hotel to mingle - just steps away. We would go again to relax and can overlook some of the stuff we didn't like.

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From: Northern Virginia
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta features 327 suites with stunning ocean views, lush gardens and a sleek, contemporary decor that are sure to make you feel like royalty.

Every suite offers one king or two double beds, nightly turn down service, air-conditioning, mini bar (refreshed daily), 24 hour room service, Satellite cable TV, DVD player, iPod Dock, work table with phone extension, vanity mirror and a bathroom equipped with a shower and Jacuzzi.

Room Details

Junior Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View
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Junior Suite Swimout
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Junior Suite Swimout
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What's to Love

Stunning Banderas Bay with sapphire waters that will soothe your weary soul.

All suites with ocean views. Some ground floor suites include direct swim-out pools. (Sweet.)

Cocktail service at beach and pool - another drink, please.

Watching the whales December-March, a mind-blowing (& blowhole-blowing) experience.

Los Arcos National Park - a diver's dream - is only eight miles from the resort.

Water trampoline, euro-bungee, family water slide, inflatable iceberg - all for you.

Kids, tweens and teens have their own places to see and be seen.

Bonus: babysitters for date night. They're all CPR and First Aid certified.

 

What We'd Change

Three of the a la carte restaurants never open for lunch. With the views and breezes at Barefoot Grill on the beach, though, you might not even notice!

 

Why You Should Go

It's a 15-minute jaunt from the airport. Your refreshing welcome drink is waiting.

You can walk to PVs boardwalk "El Malecon" - shopping, dining, nightlife await you.

Hanging out in the open-air lobby with dreamy views of the ocean and mountains is epic. Aahh-some sunset perch.

The adjacent Secrets Spa is available to Now Amber guests with soothing, stress-ousting treatments.

Tennis clinics are available for those wanting to sharpen their skills.

You'll enjoy complimentary green fees at Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta Golf Club (through June 30, 2016).

They've Gone Green - recycling is a way of life at the resort. Major points for this.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Theater
  • Elevators
  • Teen Club
  • Spa ($)
  • Yoga
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Hammocks
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Euro-bungee
  • Cribs Available on Request ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Business Center
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Dining
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Whale-Watching

Map of Local Area

Puerto Vallarta is one of the friendliest and most diverse beach destinations in the world. Once but a tiny fishing village, Puerto Vallarta is now a world-class resort area that has retained all of the quaint charms of the original village.

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

David Alfar Siquerios No 164, Col Zona Hotelera Las Gorias

52-322-226-2900

Hotel Description

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta: The Beauty of Bandaras Bay Awaits You

Imagine this view: stunning sapphire waters complimented by golden sands and rolling mountains. This wonder-view is becoming even more breathtaking - the sun is about to dip into the ocean. Get your phone out - this picture snap might just be the one you are hoping for. After this memory moment you are thinking about walking into town to shop, but right now, this Pacific Coast haven is sweeping you off your feet.

Hurry and grab a seat on the deck. The sunset is about to start.

Unlimited-Luxury® means complete and utter relaxation - it's all taken care of for you. You get to Live in the Now™ with inclusive, ahh-some perks like:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks, water, sodas and juices - bring your thirst.
  • Unlimited domestic and imported alcoholic beverages, including house wine. It's a party.
  • 24-hour room-service food and drink - should you have a hankering for something at 2:14 a.m., you can get it.
  • In-room mini bar with beer, bottled water, soft drinks (restocked daily).
  • Rooms with a private balcony or terrace and a hydro-tub.
  • All kinds of activities - climbing wall, dance lessons, a casino and more.
  • Theme nights and lively outdoor entertainment.
  • Theme nights and lively outdoor entertainment.
  • Sip, Savor & See with other nearby resorts - Secrets Vallarta Bay and Dreams Villamagna (you must make your own travel arrangements through the resort concierge by 3 p.m.).
  • Taxes and gratuities - who needs to worry with this on vacay?


DINING

It's a smorgasbord of flavors with anything and everything you'd want: grilled seafood, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, and plenty of Mexican cuisine. Seven yummy restaurants to sample and devour. Restaurant openings rotate throughout the week so make sure you check the schedule. Bonus: no reservations. Dig in. Bonus: At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Carnival
Type: Mexican/International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet serving a variety of Mexican and international specialties.
Dress code: Casual

Castaways
Type: Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, 11:30am-5pm (seasonal); Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving international grilled specialties.
Dress code:
Casual

Tamarindo
Type: Mexican
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Mexican and local favorites. Adult-only.
Dress code: Casual elegance

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Adult-only a la carte restaurant serving a fusion of Pan-Asian delicacies.
Dress code: Casual elegance

Capers
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine.
Dress code: Casual elegance

Barefoot Grill
Type:
Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-6pm
Description: Serves grilled specialties poolside.

Coco Cafe
Type: Deli
Hours: Daily, 6am-10pm
Description: Fresh coffee, pastries and sandwiches.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Top shelf, premium brands and international favorites keep this party going. With five bars, including a swim-up bar (a favorite) and music lounge, you'll be set. The night is yours.

Lobby Bar Moments
Lobby bar serving a variety of premium cocktails amid the ambiance of live music and a great view. Daily, 10am-1am.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar serving premium-brand beverages at the infinity pool. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Desires Bar
Sports bar offering a dance floor and DJ in addition to serving a wide variety of refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 10pm-1am.

Showtime Theatre
Outdoor theater bar.

Preferred Club Bar
Exclusive lounge for guests with the Preferred program. Enjoy a wide variety of premium liquor brands in your own private space. Daily, 7am-11pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The pools will be a hot spot with a water slide that everyone can zip down, where you can also sun yourself by the infinity pool, activity pool or the kids pool (if you dare). All seafaring folk will head straight to the shores on the beautiful Bandaras Bay. No matter what choose, your Happy Quotient will be high.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Aqua aerobics
  • Boogie boarding
  • Water trampoline
  • Inflatable, scalable iceberg
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Water polo
  • Water volleyball

Available for an additional charge

  • Scuba diving
  • Jet skiing

Land

  • Beach soccer
  • Board games
  • Ping-Pong
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball
  • Driving range
  • Yoga classes

Available for an additional charge

  • Horseback riding

Golf
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta guests can enjoy complimentary greens fees at Vista Vallarta Club de Golf or Marina Vallarta Golf Club. Please see Additional Information below for more details.

Additional courses are located within minutes of Now Amber Puerto Vallarta:

  • La Marina Golf Club: 15 min from the hotel
  • Flamingos Golf Club: in Nuevo Vallarta, approximately 35 min from the hotel
  • El Tigre Golf Club: in Nuevo Vallarta, approximately 35 min from the hotel
  • Vista Vallarta I Golf Club: 20 min from the hotel
  • Vista Vallarta II Golf Club: 20 min from the hotel
  • Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Golf Club: 35 min from the hotel
  • Four Seasons Golf Club: in Nayarit, approximately 70 min from the hotel


INTERNET

Now Amber features a business center in the lobby with Wi-Fi access for an additional charge. Daily, 8am-8pm. It also offers a free mobile app that allows guests to stay connected to family and friends at the resort and at home, without any cell phone roaming charges. The app offers access to social media, free app-to-app calling, resort info, local info and discounts, and even weather.

SPA SERVICES

For those seeking a sanctuary for the senses, the resort's world-class spa offers a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence for an additional charge.
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Swiss showers


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Now Amber is the perfect place to say, "I do" in paradise. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages and services that will make your dream wedding come true for an additional charge. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta offers the Explorer's Club for children ages 3-12. Daily, 9am-10pm. Activities include:
  • Spanish lessons
  • Face painting
  • Video games
  • Arts and crafts

For the older kids, the resort offers Core Zone, with activities and amenities designed just for teens.

Babysitting is also available for an additional charge.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is located 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and five minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 2-night minimum stay is required for arrivals Sep 16-17, 2016.
A 3-night minimum stay is required for arrivals Sep 15 & Nov 18-19, 2016.
A 4-night minimum stay is required every year for arrivals Dec 26-31.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Dining Program
The Sip, Savor & See package is now available at Now Amber and allows guests a chance to enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment at sister resorts Secrets Vallarta Bay, Dreams Puerto Vallarta and Dreams Villamagna for a total of 16 dining options. Guests must arrange the evening in advance with the resort concierge, including arrival and return times and restaurant selection. Offer includes dinner and entertainment and guests can use facilities of the resort they are visiting from 6pm-1am. Round-trip taxi fare and gratuities not included.

Complimentary Green Fees Policy
From now until June 30, 2017, guests are able to enjoy one complimentary green fee per person, per day, at Vista Vallarta Club de Golf or Marina Vallarta Golf Club. The use of a golf cart is mandatory and there will be a charge per person in a shared cart. Guests choosing to play during premium tee times will also incur an additional fee. Tee times are subject to availability and additional restrictions apply. This offer is not valid when booking in any Deal of the Day, Super Saver, ROH or other promotional room category.

Awards
2014 AAA Four Diamond Award Rainforest Alliance Verified



Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions
By booking the Deal of the Day room you are getting an even bigger discount on your vacation! Please note that by booking this room category we are unable to cancel or modify your hotel stay. Any changes or cancellations to the Deal of the Day room category will be assessed a 100% fee. No refund or credit will be issued for the hotel portion of your reservation.



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