My wife I had red severall TAHEIMA reviews prior to our trip and we were not sure what to expect.
Well, simply put, TAHEIMA IS A FABULOUS RESORT. After a 1 week stay there we feel completely relaxed, healthier and we really fell in love with the Puerto Vallarta Area which we had never visited before.
Taheima is a condo-hotel so the hotel rooms are actually fully-equiped condos. My wife and I really liked the fact that we had a private pool right in our unit. I strongly recommend people get the private plunge pool upgrade just like we did.
The food at Taheima is really what stood out for us. It was an all-inclusive resort but the food was all a-la-carte. The food is gourmet-healthy. That basically means we were able to eat to our appetite every meal, and yet I managed to loose 7 lbs over the course of the 1 week we were there!
The staff was friendly, courteous and non-instrusive. The butler assigend to us, FIdel Castro (no joke!) was an absolute gentleman. He was always smiling and always very helpfull. He even took time on his day off to bring my wife shopping for jewevelry in downtown Puerto Vallarta. That type of dedication in hotel staff is very rare in my past experiences.
One of the best things at Taheima is that it is a very quiet, relaxing place. The setting is very sophisticated; the entire resort is built around a "laguna" and feels like a luxurious, contemporary Mexican pueblito. The pools are enormous and ozone-treated.
The walk to the restaurants from the rooms was a bit long for our liking, but that is part of the wellness concept they have. The wellness concept was something new to my wife and I. She really enjoyed the daily yoga lessons and we both tried the Temazcal, an ancient spiritual experience that takes place in a clay sweat-lodge. It is part of the holistic practices offered at Taheima. It was a very cool experience, one I highly recommend to other guests. The "shamman" who ochestrated the ceremony made the experience feel very authentic. I strongly recommend people hydrate properly prior to going into a Temazcal. I had a few drinks that afternoon which made the experience a bit more difficult because of the heat inside.
Finally, the one thing that we were worried about was the fact that the resort is not a beach front property. Well, you could not care less once you understand the setting. Taheima is located inside a private, gated-community which has a private beach club very close by. It takes a mere 3-4 minutes to get there if you take the shuttle ride from the lobby. The beach club is fully-equiped with a snack bar, a pool, jacuzzi, kids area, etc... And because it is a private beach club, there is no competition for lawn chairs like you typically get in larger resorts. Basically, Taheima is inside a master-planned gated community which makes it feel very safe, secure and prestigious. One taxi driver even told us that the El Tigre Golf Course where Taheima is located is considered by locals as the Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta...
All this to say that both my wife and I highly recommend TAHEIMA. It was great value, a different type of resort experience, and we will be going back there next year.
James and Nicole
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taheima Wellness Resort & Spa Hideaway Retreat Defines a Holiday Experience With a Meaning and Purpose for Body, Mind and Soul. Taheima, located within 10 minutes of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, offers convenience and ease-of-access, all within its own tropical oasis. Taheima offers its own landscaped lagoons and Infinity swimming pools, beach club, Taheima artfully unites shelter with nature within a tropical environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Taheima Wellness Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Taheima Wellness Resort And Spa