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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta

Mexico - Puerto Vallarta

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3 Nights with Air from $729 All-Inclusive
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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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"This hotel is a great place to relax and be pampered! Every employee worked so hard to make our honeymoon special! I loved the Now Amber and Puerto Vallarta! We will be coming back!" – Honeymoonlove
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"This hotel is a great place to relax and be pampered! Every employee worked so hard to make our honeymoon special! I loved the Now Amber and Puerto Vallarta! We will be coming back!" – Honeymoonlove
88 out of 96 (92%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Lobby Room 3rd floor lobby area Sunset at Now Amber morning at the beach near hotel Like non stop selling? Now Amber Lobby Just one of many Beautiful Sunsets from our Room!! Loved it!! Heat rash from lack of air conditioning Moments Bar Lounge First view from our room when we arrived! Fabulous!! Now Amber Luxury Room Beach area Standing in front of hotel
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August 31, 2016
Great 5 days

First let me say we had a great time. The Now Amber resort was very nice, our room was spacious and had all the amenities we could have hoped for. The staff from top to bottom were curtious, pleasent and very helpful when asked for anything. A first class resort in my opinion. I would go back and will recomend Now resorts to anyone. The pools and beaches are just average in my opionion if your hoping for white sand beaches and crystal clear waters go to the Caribbean. Pools were just average and close much to early, 8pm is not acceptable for me when your on vacation. The vacation club sales pitch was a huge turn off for me as well. Just say NO when you check in or be prepared to spend three hours of your vacation with someone who doesn't know the meaning of the word NO!!! It's not worth the few dollars of vouchers they give you. If you take away the three hours we spent with those people it was an almost perfect 5 days we spent there


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From: Chandler Oklahoma
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 31, 2016
I really really wanted to love it!

Here is what I honestly thought of the resort: PROS: - Hotel is only 4 years old, so it is very nice! - Service is great! - Decent dinning options (but need reservation for some restaurants and hotel personal doesn't let you know which day restaurants are closed for dinner) - Close to airport and downtown CONS: - Only option for breakfast is the buffet (consider this if you are planning to stay more than a few days) - Lunch restaurants are limited. Only options were the buffet, a seafood restaurant and fast food and snacks by the pool. Not so bad, but again, this will get old fast if you are staying for more than 4-5 days. - There was construction going on, so the view from the pool was completely blocked. - Entertainment and shows weren't so good - They don't have a host/ door person at their nightclub. There were men wearing muscle tees and shorts and- get this- CHILDREN INSIDE at 12 am, strollers, toddlers and kids inside the Desired nightclub. I know parents should know better, but also the hotel should enforced the "adults only" rule for the nightclub. - You will see children at the swim up bar as well. I blame both the parents and the hotel for this! It clearly says "adults only" on the pool with the swim up bar, and there are two other pools. One specially for children... -They don't have people following you around with time share, which is so nice, BUT they do have very persistent sales people trying to sale memberships (Angela got upset when I politely told her I wasn't interested in waking up at 8:30 am for a breakfast with her. She got up and left us seating at her desk :/ ) how well. - And the biggest con: THE BEACH IS HORRIBLE! it's small, rocky and half occupied with sales people, which I don't mind, I get they are trying to make a living, but we all know they can be a little too pushy! I plan to go back to Vallarta, but I'll be staying somewhere else. This hotel is on the pricey side for what you really get.


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From: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 8, 2016
Great Vacation

Overall this resort was good. Food was very very good, both buffet and at the restaurants. Our favorite restaurants were Italian and French. Resort was great and all the amenities, however, our room had unpleasant basement smell, could be due to high humidity. We asked the front desk for another room and they were very accommodating but we checked 4 different rooms before we found one with out the smell. Staff was amazing and super friendly. Puerto Valarta is very beautiful area but please note that beach is rocky and has very strong current. Recommend excursion to Marietta island and their SPA at the hotel. Beside our small room issue we enjoyed our stay and recommend.


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From: Tampa, FL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 27, 2016
I feel tricked

I did a lot of research before choosing the Now Amber. I thought that I would write a detailed report just in case anyone else out there reads as many reviews as I do before booking. We stayed for 6 days. I'll sum this up in one sentence: DO NOT GO If you are looking for peace, quiet, and relaxation, this is not the spot for you. They seem to be looking for a special kind of person. Someone who likes the beautiful ocean (but doesn’t care much to hear it), likes to party/drinks a lot of poor quality liquor, and appreciates the semblance of finer food and restaurants without the actual high food and beverage quality. Basically, this place is superficial. Beautiful in pictures, poor in quality once you get there and experience the details. Pros - Beautiful views. Sits in a beautiful bay. Nice beach. - Beautiful décor and very well updated resort, overall. The style looks so upscale and is wonderful to look at. - Palapas on the beach are a nice touch (despite noise from the pools) - Staff is good about clearing towels so you can more easily find a place to sit on the beach/by the pool - The Japanese/Teppanyaki place is tasty - The staff is amazingly friendly and very gracious - Tasty drinks (low quality liquor, though) - Salsa lesson was fun - Evening shows were great! - Rhythms of the Night is a MUST and was the highlight of the trip (not within the hotel, but worth noting) Cons - Men must wear long pants at ALL the restaurants, with the exception of the buffet. This is crazy on vacation and in a hot place like P.V. - Non stop noise. This is a huge con for us. Music, events, something is always playing noise which drowns out the sound of the ocean. We would hear the elevator music in the lounge while party music was going on below. It was too much at once. - There is no quality air conditioning anywhere except your room. I got heat rash from being there for the first time in my life. My husband and I regularly left restaurants covered in sweat. - The upgrade to the ‘preferred’ is not worth it. You won’t use the lounge enough to take advantage of the upgrade and the views from all the rooms are amazing. Besides, their ‘upgraded’ liquor is well level in the US. For example, Bacardi was the upgraded rum. - You cannot check in without a one hour pitch trying to get you to go to their ‘ownership’/timeshare presentation. Make sure you are not hungry when you arrive. You’ll be there a while. And they try to get you to pay a great deal more ($1k in our case) for an upgraded room before you even SEE your room. - If you go, it is NOT a 90 minute timeshare presentation. It is longer. We arrived at 5pm on a Sunday and didn’t start our vacation until noon the next day between all the pitches (plus sleeping and a one hour dinner). The ‘quality assurance’ person you speak to after the presentation does not do Q.A. They do sales. This was insulting to be lied to. - The sales tchotchke guys on the beach are non stop and the stationed ‘security’ person does nothing to fend them off. The two times I closed my eyes, I was woken by the sales people within minutes. I understand they are trying to make a living selling souvenirs, but I would love to enjoy a peaceful vacation on the ocean. - I didn’t like having to wait for all the restaurants to open for dinner - The food (teppanyaki place not included) leaves something to be desired. It’s ok. Not great. They tout the steak as amazing. It isn’t. I know what al dente pasta tastes like. Both times I had it, it was undercooked, not al dente. The buffet regularly had flies around. I guess no one is afraid of e.coli - The shower door leaves pools of water in the bathroom - I have been to Mexico multiple times. This was the first time I ever experienced Montezuma’s revenge. The staff swore it couldn’t be from the resort. This is impossible. They then tried to imply I had too much to drink. I had 1 and ½ glass of champagne and a glass of wine at dinner with multiple bottles of water before getting sick. I guess it could be a pro or a con: if you are a smoker, you’ll be in good company. The only place it was not allowed was in the rooms. Want to view the beautiful sunset from the lounge? Get ready for smoke! Want to hang out by the pools? Get ready for smoke! Think you’re safe by the ocean? No. Get ready for smoke! Ultimately, I feel deeply deceived. I have traveled to many places and this was the most disappointing vacation I have ever had. There were some highlights, but the cons far outweighed the pros.

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From: Southern California
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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Deal of the Day Junior Suite (Non-Refundable)
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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, 12:30pm-3pm; 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, 11:30am-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
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Ping-Pong
  • Kite flying
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball
  • Driving range
  • Euro-bungee
  • 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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