Pros: Our second time visiting Grand Bay Hotel, although it appears Wyndham owns it now, the sign still says Grand Bay. The staff and the architecture are the best things about the hotel. The pools are cool, which is welcome in January/early February when we visited. I agree that they are likely somewhat understaffed as it can take time to get a beverage around the pool. Most of the really good restaurants over in Barra are the same, though, very leisurely service wth very good food. They strive to please at the hotel. Water taxi service to Barra and the Marina at Isla de Navidad runs constantly and is always a pleasant little adventure.
Cons: It doesn't bother me, but this is not like other coastal communities with a nice beach, the alternatives to use kayaks, jet skis and other water toys makes up for it. We took jet skis to Melaque on a previous trip.
Pros: Older, charming. Excellent people working there. Very proud and informative. Could easily become an all around 5 star resort. Would like to return...
Cons: Beds are very hard. Many areas in need of maintenance or repairs. The undesirable things I've seen, in my opinion, are due to understaffing.
Pros: The buffet breakfast, facilities, rooms, location were all very nice
Cons: The only drawback was the ocean (lagoon) was not clean. If you enjoy swimming in the ocean, I wouldn't recommend the hotels in the center of Barra either as the beaches slope steeply.
Hotel Posada Pablo de Tarso is a beachfront property located in Melaque, just 10 minutes’ drive from Barra de Navidad. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, garden with terrace and daily maid services for free. The accommodations at Posada Pablo de Tarso are air conditioned and feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, a coffee maker and some units also have an equipped kitchen area. The bathrooms provide free toiletries. This property has 24 hour front desk service, a colonial Mexican style and provides beache towels and chairs. Free Wi-Fi-Fi access is available in all areas. The local market is 3 minutes’ walk from Posada Pablo de Tarso; there guests can explore typical Mexican snacks. There is a restaurant available within 493 feet from the property. Playa del Oro International Airport can be reached in a 35-minute drive.
Hotel & Temazcal Hacienda de Melaque is a great choice for a stay in San Patricio Melaque. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, along with onsite volleyball. A children's pool and a garden are other highlights, and all rooms offer balconies and flat-screen TVs.
Offering a heated outdoor pool and a private beach area, Bungalows Las Arenas is located right on the beachfront in San Patricio Melaque. Each bungalow has free Wi-Fi and sea views. The Las Arenas bungalows feature functional décor, air conditioning and flat-screen cable TV. Each one has a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a coffee machine, microwave and fridge. At Bungalows Las Arenas you will find free bikes. Other facilities offered include a shared lounge, a vending machine and free on-site parking. Grocery deliveries are available on request at Las Arenas. You can also find shops and restaurants within a 5-minute walk. Playa de Oro Airport is a 35-minute drive away.
Situated in San Patricio Melaque, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Melaque Square and within 12 mi (20 km) of Barra de Navidad Beach and Cihuatlan Church. Isla Navidad Golf Course and Oro Beach are also within 25 mi (40 km).
When visiting San Patricio Melaque, Club Nautico El Dorado is a great choice to consider. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at El Dorado, which serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights, and rooms offer room service and free WiFi.