I’m not sure if you know this, but traveling with my husband is probably my favorite thing to do. Not only does he take care of everything while we are traveling, but we have so much stinking fun together! We decided SUPER last minute, like days before to book an anniversary trip. I’ve been to a Velas property before, see post here, so we were so excited to check out their boutique version in Puerto Vallarta. Especially since we have never been to Puerto Vallarta before! Ted and I love smaller resorts where we don’t feel like another number. Massive chain resorts are so overwhelming so that is why we got so excited when we discovered that Casa Velas only has 80 rooms. What was awesome was, we literally ended up being the only ones at the resort. Besides like 3 other rooms occupied, we felt like the resort was ours! We definitely went on off season (SO HOT) but really, it was SO nice. Ted and I honeymooned at a resort similar where there were only 15 huts in the resort, so this is definitely our type of vacation!
Oh & hope you enjoy the video! Ted spent hours editing and I am so excited he is getting into this vlogging! I am so impressed with his video / editing skills. Good job boo! These videos are so special for us to have and watch back!
Rooms: So in total there are about 80 rooms. Definitely a small resort which we LOVED. WE are such boutique goers and not a fan of massive hotels. The room we stayed at was spacious and we had our own private small pool over looking the golf course. We totally took advantage of the pool one day!
Staff: The staff was very personal and friendly. I’m pretty sure there had to have been a 3 to 1 ratio of Staff to guests. They were everywhere and everything was on a first name basis which was SO nice!!
Food: Had a great variety and was superb! We met the chef, Emilio. I especially loved the dinners which were so nice. Ted couldn’t get over the cheese bread. We also LOVED breakfast. Fruit, salmon lox, bacon, the entire shibang! Definitely good food compared to other all inclusives I have been too.
Beach: Beach club had a great sunset view and was great for dinner. One thing, there was no natural shade by the pool (there were a few huts) and there are people trying to sell you items if you go to the beach. We only spent a few minutes here during the day. If you are looking for more of a beach resort, I would choose the Cancun property over Puerto Vallarta. We didn’t mind hanging out at the pool all day at the all inclusive! On day 2, the pool was JUST ours. Literally no one was there so we spent our entire day there.
Activities: We were never bored at the hotel. There were SO many activities to choose from. We had one day where we didn’t plan an activity and the rest we took advantage of the beer / margarita tasting, yoga, and spa. The spa had to have been my favorite part. The couples massage was the absolute best