Playa del Sol Resort Group Delivers with Simple Concept

Product variety offers something for everyone

By: Dawna Robertson

What key ingredients make a dream beach vacation come true? Comfortable lodging, personalized service, affordable prices and, of course, a beachfront location. And for many, there’s that quest to simply get away, without losing the comforts of home.

Recently, Playa del Sol Group (PDSG), a hotel development consortium, has made it a goal to get back to basics. PDSG’s philosophy is simple offer spacious, family-style suites at competitive prices in a variety of well-run Puerto Vallarta beach properties. While it’s one thing to say it, this group is actually delivering it.

A real estate developer, a tourism veteran and a marketing mogul are the driving force behind the chain, which was launched in 1998. The group currently owns three distinctly different resort properties in the Vallarta area, with plans to add two more in Los Cabos and the Mayan Riviera.

At the helm is founder and CEO, Ken Molinaro.

"Comfort and relaxation are important aspects of any holiday," remarked Molinaro. "That's why our goal at Playa del Sol Resorts is to create the warmth of a private residence with personalized, attentive service and spacious suites that become our guests' home away from home."

The company offers both condominium and hotel accommodations.

All three Puerto Vallarta properties feature unique qualities that set them apart. Playa del Sol, the company’s flagship all-suite resort, sits on Los Muertos beach in the Romantic Zone. The property offers 66 condo-style units with fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV with VCR and private terrace all within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

The Costa Sur property lies in a secluded portion of the bay about five minutes south of Puerto Vallarta and the old Romantic Zone. This stylish and intimate property features 208 oceanview suites, two outdoor pools and a swimming lagoon formed by a breakwater protecting the sandy beach.

Playa del Sol Grand is a new five-star resort on Flamingo Beach in Nuevo Vallarta, some 20 minutes north. Reminiscent of a Tahitian or Hawaiian plantation, the property is highlighted by a lush lagoon winding around its full-service spa. Guests can enjoy swim-up bar service in an infinity pool that looks out to the bay, which is frequented by dolphins and whales in the winter.

Priced at $100 per person, per night, the Playa del Sol Grand “almost” all-inclusive special covers studio accommodations and an a la carte menu at select restaurants (surcharges apply on select menu items). With a minimum four-night stay required, rates are based on double occupancy and include taxes.