Krystal Puerto Vallarta
This 32-acre, 404-room resort 2 kilometers (1 mile) south of Marina Vallarta features three family pool complexes and 402 meters (440 yards) of beach.
Some rooms at this Puerto Vallarta resort are available in the All-Inclusive Plan, which includes meals, room service, and discounts for massage.
What to expect: Distinguished by yellow domes at the entrance, the NH Krystal Vallarta resort resembles a Mexican colonial village with streets, wrought-iron street lamps, brick paths, and fountains. Mature gardens and tall palm trees grace the quiet grounds. Complimentary golf-cart shuttles transport guests around the 32-acre property. Families and couples find plenty of vacation space here.
Amenity highlights: A main pool complex features interlocking swimming areas and includes a children’s pool, two swim-up bars, shallow-water tile lounges, and an activities area. A second complex includes a pool with a children’s section, a toddlers’ pool, and a water slide. Flanked by lodging buildings, a third complex features a rectangular pool and a children’s pool. The resort’s beach extends 402 meters (440 yards) and includes thatched-roof palapas.
Insider tip: Located on the street at the resort’s front, Christine, one of Puerto Vallarta’s most popular discos, opens late at night and doesn’t close until 6 AM.
All-Inclusive Plan Details
Some rooms at this resort include the majority of amenities and activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for meals, snacks, drinks, gratuities, daytime tennis, and use of water-sports equipment. See below for more details.
All-Inclusive food and beverages
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets at Velas Restaurant & BarThree-course set-menu dinners at Kamakura restaurantAfternoon snack foods at Crazy Crab barUnlimited domestic-brand drinks at most resort restaurants and barsBreakfast, lunch, and dinner room serviceGratuities Not included: Special menu items at Kamakura restaurant; drinks at Christine disco; Le Café coffee/beer/ice cream cart in lobby; beverages in Internet Café; wine by the bottle; in-room minibar items; foods and beverages from convenience store and other shops.Scroll down to the Dining section for restaurant/menu details.
KayaksBoogie boards Not included: Snorkeling gear; motorized water sports; scuba-diving instruction; scuba-diving and snorkeling excursions.Land sports:Tennis during daylight hours Not included: After-dark tennis under lights.Entertainment:Tuesday night Mexican folkloric stage showCover charges at Christine disco Not included: Cover charges at Christine disco during open-bar special events.
Special menu items at Kamakura restaurantDrinks at Christine discoCover charges at Christine disco during open-bar special eventsLe Café coffee/beer/ice cream cart in lobbyBeverages and Internet access in Internet CaféFoods and beverages from convenience store and other shopsWine by the bottleIn-room minibar itemsMotorized water sportsScuba-diving instructionScuba-diving and snorkeling excursionsNight tennisMassage, facials, and beauty servicesHair braidingChild careLaundry and dry cleaningTelephone calls and faxesIncidental purchasesOutside toursAirport transfersAirport departure tax (Approximately $20 per person; price subject to change without notice).
Some rooms at this resort include the majority of amenities and activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for most amenities and activities (scroll down to All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
In addition to hair and nail care, a beauty shop also offers massage and facials. (Surcharges for all services.) A complimentary, shaded, open-air fitness area contains weight machines and free weights. An Internet café contains computers with high-speed Internet connections (surcharges). A small shopping center includes a convenience store, gift shop, and other shops. Activities include stretching, pool aerobics, volleyball, and a children’s club.
Swimming pool – outdoor
Massage – treatment room(s)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Room service (limited hours)
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Internet access in public areas – surcharge
Number of rooms: 402
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Express check- in
24-hour front desk
Number of floors: 1, 3
Gift shops or newsstand
Shopping on site
Medical assistance available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Air-conditioned public areas
Tennis on site
Swimming pool – children’s
Some rooms at this resort include the majority of meals and activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for a majority of meals and activities (scroll up to All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
The NH Krystal Vallarta resort offers 402 guestrooms and suites. Deluxe rooms and Junior suites are located in three-story buildings without elevators. Villa rooms are located in one-story, three-unit villas. Guests of each villa share a private, covered, skylight patio containing a garden and a dining set; a sunbathing terrace furnished with lounge chairs; and a 7.5-meter-long (24-ft) plunge pool.
NH Krystal Club guestrooms are located in the resort’s newest section, a four-story oceanfront building with elevators isolated at one end of the property. Guests of these contemporary-decor rooms have exclusive access to 7.5-meter-long (25-ft) family and children’s pools as well as six eight-person spa tubs in a group. Krystal Club rooms include special amenities such as bathrobes and 27-inch flat-screen televisions, and guests are served complimentary deluxe Continental breakfasts and evening appetizers/cocktails in an air-conditioned lounge or outdoors by the beach.
Premium television channel(s)
Cable/satellite television channels
Hair dryer (on request)
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Cribs (infant beds) available
Guests booking All-inclusive rooms will not be charged for the majority of meals and beverages at the following restaurants. Guests booking any other room categories will be charged for meals and beverages at the following restaurants (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Velas Restaurant & Bar – Casual open-air, ocean-view spot serving buffet and à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Seating under log-framed dome of green fabric.
Kamakura – Air-conditioned fine-dining Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. Open for à la carte dinners. Reservations required. Dress code: Long pants, sleeved shirts for men; no sandals, T-shirts. (Separate menus for All-Inclusive Plan guests and European Plan guests. From three-course set menu, All-Inclusive Plan guests may choose soup or salad and one main course. Dessert is chef’s choice.) Our favored restaurant. No complaints for a romantic dinner choice.
Sample All-Inclusive Plan menu for Kamakura
Starter: Seaweed-chicken soup or green salad
Main course: Mahi mahi, chicken, or vegetable teppanyaki
Dessert: Chef’s choice
Crazy Crab – Casual, open-air beachfront spot serving pizza, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, beer, and tropical drinks from noon to early evening.
Le Café – Lobby cart serving espresso drinks, ice cream, beer from early morning to late night. (Not included in All-Inclusive Plan.)
Pool Bars – Two swim-up bars in main pool open from late morning to late evening.
All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged for the majority of recreational facilities and activities listed below (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).
A 76-meter-long (250-ft) main pool complex features interlocking swimming areas and includes a children’s pool, two swim-up bars, shallow-water tile lounges, and an activities area. At the center is a round sunning area bordered by seven columns. A second complex includes an irregularly shaped 41-meter-long (135-ft) pool with a children’s section, a toddlers’ pool, and a 6-meter (20-ft) water slide. Flanked by lodging buildings, a third complex features a 30.5-by-13.75-meter (100-by-45-ft) rectangular pool and a 9-meter (30-ft) children’s pool.
Reserved for guests of NH Krystal Club rooms are 7.5-meter-long (25-ft) family and children’s pools and six eight-person spa tubs in a group.
The NH Krystal Vallarta resort’s beach frontage extends 402 meters (440 yards) and includes thatched-roof palapas for shade. All-Inclusive Plan guests use kayaks and boogie boards without extra fraud charges, while European Plan guests pay surcharges. The resort’s water-sports center offers personal watercraft, banana boating, parasailing, fishing, scuba-diving instruction, and scuba diving and snorkeling excursions. (Surcharges for all guests.)
All-Inclusive Plan guests may use the resort’s two lighted tennis courts during daylight without charge; surcharge for night play. European Plan guests pay surcharges for both day and night tennis. Use of the resort’s outdoor racquetball courts and beach volleyball court is complimentary for all guests.
The nearest golf course is 2 km (1.25 mi) away at Marina Vallarta.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
Golf – driving range nearby
Swimming on site
Scuba diving nearby
Aerobics on site
Personal watercraft on site
Parasailing on site
Racquetball/squash on site
Snorkeling on site
Surfing/boogie boarding on site
Scooter/Moped Rentals on site
Volleyball on site
Playground on site