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villa del palmar flamingos or Grande Luxxe


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Jun 6, 2005
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Bay Area, CA
I already booked a week at Grande Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta. I am having 2nd thoughts due to construction noise. I am thinking of changing to Villa Del Palmar Flamingos. Is this a better choice? It has a better review in trip advisor. We will be down grading from 2 bedroom Grande Luxxe to 1 bedroom at Villa Del Palmar Flamingos. We are planning to travel in late Dec. Anyone been to the 2 resorts and can comment it.


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Aug 21, 2005
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Palm Springs of Washinton
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Worldmark * * Villa Del Palmar UVCI * * Vacation Internationale*
VDP Flamigos is one of our favorite resorts. We haven't been to the LUX but have been to the Grand Mayan and we thought the resort was nice but too big for us.


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Jan 18, 2009
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Groveland, CA
We spent two weeks in NV last month. The first week at Villa del Palmar Flamingos and the 2nd at the Grand Luxxe (we are owners at both resorts). We were in 1-BR units at both resorts.

The first week (at VDPF) we were in a very nice unit with two full baths, a King bed in the bedroom and a Queen Murphy bed in the living room. We were so close to the ocean that we left the slider open all night listening to the waves crash. A wonderful relaxing week...

Then... We moved into our week from HELL at the Grand Luxxe. We were put in Building 2 facing the demolition of the Mayan Palace and the construction of a hillside, complete with excavation, concrete trucks, dump trucks and backhoes and backhoes running all day. What i wouldn't have given for a 2nd week at Villa del Palmar. The Grand Luxxe room itself is spacious and beyond belief. The 1-BR has a huge bathroom with a giant shower that would fit 5 close friends. There is also a 1/2 bath if someone is staying in the living room. The patio is huge and equipped with teak furniture and a dipping pool for those hot days. Other than all the noise and dust it would have been a great vacation...