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
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
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.