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Grande Vista lately?

GTLINZ

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Has anyone been there lately? I am interested in what is open and closed, and if there is enough pool seating to have a chance during spring break in mid March. Thanks!
 

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I'll be checking in on Saturday - I'll give you an update if no one else has by then, though I think a few tuggers are there right now.
 

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We were there in January. The two food and beverage outlets are open; Grande Cove and Copa Loca. For carry out/walkup only. The Grill at Grande Vista has also reopened. I can't speak to what occupancy and seating around the pool will be like over spring break.
 

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Has anyone been there lately? I am interested in what is open and closed, and if there is enough pool seating to have a chance during spring break in mid March. Thanks!
We are currently at Grande Vista. Grande Cove is currently open 12- 9 and Copa Loca is only open from 11-5. (The food hut by the pool in the golf village is closed for example.). The Grill is open Thursday-Monday from 5-10, with reservations recommended . Fitness Center is open with masks and limited occupancy (15) at a time. The Kid's Zone is closed. Some chairs at the pools have been eliminated to promote social distancing, which already makes finding a lounge chair on a warm sunny day especially challenging. We're here for a few more weeks...
 

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The food hut by the pool in the golf village is closed for example.
Over all the years and all the trips we have taken to Grande Vista, I have never seen the food windows open at the Golf or Club Village pools.
 

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Over all the years and all the trips we have taken to Grande Vista, I have never seen the food windows open at the Golf or Club Village pools.
Perhaps the reason you never experienced the food hut being open has something to do with the time of year you are at Grande Vista or even the time of day. The food hut didn’t open until President’s Day weekend and it was only open in the afternoon (from maybe 12 to 4 or 5?). They had a limited menu of snacks, sandwiches and beverages. We typically request a room by the Golf Village pool, so it was a great convenience to us and others.
 

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We'll be there on Saturday too. The woman who called me from Preferred Check told me the good news - the activities are returning to Grande Vista. When I last checked the What's Open/Closed list: https://hub.vacationclub.com/properties/marriotts-grande-vista/, it still shows most of the stuff being closed. Maybe they'll be reopening on Thursday (1st check-in day for that week).
 

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We'll be there on Saturday too. The woman who called me from Preferred Check told me the good news - the activities are returning to Grande Vista. When I last checked the What's Open/Closed list: https://hub.vacationclub.com/properties/marriotts-grande-vista/, it still shows most of the stuff being closed. Maybe they'll be reopening on Thursday (1st check-in day for that week).
You can't go by the information on the website (see above). I noticed the information for MGV was dated Feb. 16 which basically says most stuff is still closed. I'll be checking in on Saturday and someone from Preferred Checkin told me on Monday "Good news! The activities are returning to Grand Vista!" Determined to find out the truth, today I called the resort and spoke to someone from the activities center who said "Activities have been open for 4 months!" So I started asking her about the different activities, and basically everything is still closed unless it is done by the pool (i.e. Bingo, movie nights) or sports (basketball tournament, golf).
 
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