Beautiful hotel, with great rooms. Stayed in 2 Bedroom Villa (2 BR, 3 BA) for our family of 6, including 4 children. Staff is very good, and attentive.
Food is very good, especially for hotels that offer an all-inclusive option.
Did all-inclusive. Not sure whether pricing worked out as we have some children which are finicky with food, and do not eat very much, and we have to bring some food on our own. That being said, the food is good, and having ability to order room service 24 hours a day was great, especially for breakfast and having it all delivered in morning. All inclusive also includes ability to get boogie boards, paddle boards, and more.
One tip on all-inclusive. Supposedly tips are included, but all staff will continually look for tips regardless. You just need to budget that in to your spending. Don't need to give a typical US tip, but providing additional money either on the bill or in cash becomes very helpful in staff continuing to be attentive. that being said, except for one disappointing dining experience with some staff, our family was very satisfied with the staff.
that being said, there are options for food in nearby towns of Bucerias and La Cruz, and you can always go into Nueva Vallarta or further into Puerto Vallarta for activities as well.
Beach is just plain amazing. great sand, and wide, and with one side of the hotel having nothing close for a half mile, and other side is the Flamingos sister hotel where you can also use their pool facilities, children's activities, or restaurants.