Synonymous with luxury and elegance, this all inclusive resort located in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, is the jewel of the Marival® Resorts crown. Each of the spaces and details are carefully designed to surprise you with much more than expected with luxurious facilities specially designed with families’ needs in mind. Upon arrival, the magnificent lobby, the large heated swimming pool, luxurious residences and the exceptional team providing you with great service focused on your needs, will let you enjoy what we promise... That Marival® Distinct will soon become your home in paradise!


Riviera Nayarit - Beachfront
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2009
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 169


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Hotel has stop offering the complimentary nanny service, which had been offered as part of the inclusions of their All-Inclusive program.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. Rates are exclusive to US residents.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 4951 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Room with a View of the Garbage Bins (Could Pay to Upgrade)

    We are at Marival Distinct with an RCI exchange, two adults, and three kids. The room is very nice and updated. However, we are on the second floor in the building with a direct view of the garbage bins and parking garage for the building next door and see the staff taking the garbage out. We were told they have units on higher floors available, but that upgrade will cost an extra $70 per day. The kids are disappointed that this site does not have buffet restaurants. We can take a shuttle ride to the Marival Emotions which is 1 km away to have buffets and the kid's activities at the Emtions resort. That will be very time-consuming if we want to return to our room to brush our teeth or retrieve stuff from the room. In hindsight, we should have stayed at the Emotions and paid a lot less than at this resort. For the view and the fact this is not a kid-friendly resort, I would have selected Emotions or another resort in Mexico.

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Girls Trip 🫶

    Me and my 7 friends had a blast at the Marival Distinct! It was my first time ever coming to Mexico and the staff made this adventure one I will never forget. I felt very safe and welcomed by the staff. Specifically, Octavio and Christian at Lemon Grass. Rueben was a fantastic beach side waiter at Mozzamare and Jorge made the best drinks. Insu was one of my favorite spots at nighttime and Gerry always made me smile :) The beds were so comfy and our 4-bedroom suite room was beautiful.

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Girls Trip To Mexico!!

    My friends and I made the trip to Marival Distinct and had a blast. The staff and service exceeded all expectations. We never wanted to leave. We spent most of our time by the pool, beach, and bars and were served by the most spectacular staff! Jared, Cristian, Octavio, Daniel, Manuel, Antonio, and Gerry made sure we had the best experience! I would definitely go back!

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    College Graduation Trip

    My friends and I stayed at Marival Distinct for our graduation trip. Our experience was nothing but exceptional from the second we stepped out of the ride to the resort to when we got back in to go to the airport. Bell boy Lomelo always greeted us with a smile on his face. Our service at Lemon Grass by Jared, Christian, Octavio, Antonio, Manuel and Daniel was absolutely perfect. We loved our servers at Mozzamare as well by Jorge, Ruben and their crew. Nonetheless, bartender Gery at Insu took care of us almost every night with amazing service. We love Distinct!

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Resort Ever!!!

    Marival Distinct was absolutely phenomenal. The service from every staff member was exceptional, and we were always greeted with an inviting smile. Be prepared to have an emotional exit from your stay, because by the end of it, you will have found a friend in every person taking care of you. The bell boys Leonel and Emmanuel never failed to get us to and from our destinations with anything less than absolute ease. Octavio, Cristian, Jared, Lamberto, Daniel, Manuel, and Jorge took fantastic care of us at Lemmon Grass and poolside, and made our days so enjoyable and full of fun. Jorge, Christian, and Ruben kept our beachside meals and drinks flowing with great tact and great conversation. I cannot recommend this resort enough. They are so kind and go over and above to ensure you have the best possible stay in Puerto Vallarta!

    Jun 03, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319