Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

December 17, 2012 - This just in from Fantasy Resort and Spa:



We regret to inform you that Fantasy Resort and Spa has been required to close its doors, effective immediately (December 13th, 2012) due to labor issues with the hotel employees.

At this time, we are unable to confirm a re-opening date due to the fact that any negotiations will only take place following the holidays and once the hotel can assess the extent of the time required in order to effectively reestablish guest services and amenities.

Access to the property will be restricted and no staff in attendance until further notice.

We apologize for this inconvenience and wish to express our appreciation for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely yours,
Fantasy Resort and Spa




Castaways NOTE: We'll keep an eye on this situation, and post an update as information becomes available.

Fantasy Resort rivals Hidden Beach Resort and Desire Pearl for amenities, service and cuisine. Fantasy no doubt wins the size contest for suite space hands down compared to the other two properties: The standard one bedroom unit measures over 620 sg ft. The big plus is both two bedroom and three bedroom suites are available for groups of friends to enjoy while splitting the cost.



  Fantasy Resort and Spa is designed for adult couples only, in an all-inclusive, clothing optional environment. Fantasy is located on 20 acres near Puerto Vallarta on the tropical Mexican Pacific, one of the most incredible tourism regions in Mexico. The resort is adjacent to one of the largest, most vibrant coastal regions in Mexico. Banderas Bay is home to two marine reserves, many colorful Mexican villages and a host of activities on and under the water.

Fantasy Resort is one of the most upscale properties we've seen in the adult, clothing optional market. Its predecessor, Taheima Wellness Resort earned the distinction as one of the top 3 resorts in Mexico on Trip Advisor granting its “pedigree” to Fantasy which has been rated as five star. The 2012 re-branding and reputation builds on this condominium hotel's conversion to an adult property.

The two hotel residential buildings contain 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, privately owned suites operated by the Fantasy Resort management company. Thankfully, no vacation club or time-share programs exist there. Fantasy is located inside a private estate area in Paradise Village - Nuevo Vallarta, north of downtown and close to the airport. It feels like you're in a country club atmosphere, upscale and private, but fun at the same time.

Fantasy Resort rivals Hidden Beach Resort and Desire Pearl for amenities, service and cuisine. Fantasy no doubt wins the size contest for suite space hands down compared to the other two properties: The standard 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit measures over 620 sq. ft. with some as big as 750 sq. ft. A big plus is there are 2 and 3 bedroom (penthouse) suites available for groups of friends to enjoy while splitting the cost.

This luscious resort is minutes away from the Puerto Vallarta airport in a private, gated community featuring a championship golf course, a nearby marina, miles of sandy beaches and offers two pools as well as several dining and cool bar choices. Private plunge pools are available in all ground floor suites and the resort has three Jacuzzi/hot tubs, with a fourth one in the planning stage. There are also 4 miles of landscaped walking trails surrounding the exterior of the resort property.

One of the activities building, The Yearning Center, adjacent to the nude pool includes Club Fantasy, the disco/night club, party room, function meeting rooms, a pool bar & Italian grill which joins a man-made volleyball beach and private Jacuzzi area. The one missing item: no ocean beach, although guests have complimentary access to two beautiful beach clubs 5 minutes away where swimsuits are required. The water is pleasantly warm and the extensive beach is ideal for long walks or a morning run.

One bedroom suites have king-size beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans, satellite TV, CD player, efficiency kitchens/fridge, a living room, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, shower, balcony or patio overlooking the swimming pools on one side and golf course views on the other side. The 2 and 3 bedroom suites have both king size and queen size beds and 2 and 3 baths respectively. All 3-bedroom suites are two-story penthouses with sundeck and private Jacuzzis. There is plenty of sunlight, giving each room a bright, airy feel. Electricity is 110v, same as in the states and the water is pure to drink so leave your bottled water at home but bring your curling iron. Ladies – you will find the baths equipped with a lighted magnifying mirror.

  Piece of cake...Fantasy Resort is about 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport. Puerto Vallarta is serviced by numerous domestic and international airlines worldwide with many offering non-stop service year-round, including flights from the east coast, Canada and Central and South America.

Puerto Vallarta is a world-class destination area and the number one city in Mexico for US and Canadian residents. It is served by many airlines from North America, South America and Europe. Both scheduled air carriers as well as charter flights fly to Puerto Vallarta with frequent service from just about anywhere in the world. Taxis are available and rental cars are plentiful at the airport. Airport transfers are abundant and relatively inexpensive. Fantasy includes airport transfers in their room package for an additional $30 per person round trip (subject to change without notice). A shuttle from the airport is the cheapest way to reach the resort. Taxis are plentiful, too, and a fast way to get to the resort without having to wait for other travelers to load a shuttle bus. Castaways can also provide you with a private limo to the resort to start your vacation in luxury and comfort for an extra fee. Just let us know..

  Where to begin: You have everything at your fingertips that a five star resort can provide. • Concierge & Activities Director
• Gourmet all-inclusive dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner Premium liquors and wine
• Night club/Disco and lounge and Agave Bar for karaoke, rock and country music
• Championship golf course with temporary memberships
• Tennis & Squash club
• Entertainment team
• Free WiFi throughout the resort and internet cafe
• Gift Shop and Sundry Shop
• Function and Meeting Rooms
• Ballroom for Themed Parties
• Theme Play rooms
• Rooftop Sky Bar & Jacuzzi
• Two Infinity pools-200 ft. long
• Fire pits
• Jacuzzi Beach and Volleyball
• Agave Tequila Bar
• Silhouette Piano Bar and Fine Dining Restaurant
• Players Pizza and Pasta Bar at the Yearning Center
• Palapa Cafe between the two pools
• 24 hour room service for food and beverage (after grand opening)
• In Suite catering and fine dining options
• In house pastry kitchen with chef who makes all homemade breads and deserts
• Cooking lessons
• Tour Desk
• Day Spa and full fitness center
• Yoga Studio
• Temascal (ancient Mexican sweat lodge) with authentic Shaman
• Pool side dining service from 11 PM to 6 AM
• Airport transfers (at present time $30/person round trip--you may also take a taxi if you prefer)

  You can dine all over the resort.

The resort's dining selections offer exclusively designed menus by master French chef Gerard Dupont, president of l’Academmie Culinaitre de France and prepared by the resort's Chef Patron. From meals inspired by the French bistro, to traditional celebrations of Mexican cuisine, or from the stimulating and electric Pan–Asian contributions to mouthwatering ceviche at the pool and snack bar, Fantasy’s tasty cuisine features flavors from around the world. There are versatile dining options such as buffets, outside terraces overlooking the lagoon, beautiful restaurants with a great views of the interior of the resort and golf course or places to eat right in the midst of all the poolside action.

Venues include:

Chef's Kitchen (breakfast, lunch and cooking lessons)
The resort's award winning chef displays his culinary accomplishments in this unique display kitchen. This private kitchen and dining area is ideal for cooking classes, demonstrations, buffets, wine pairings and small romantic dinners in an intimate setting. Be sure to reserve this special space for an over the top, under dressed, personal dining experience. Check the schedule and make sure you make reservations as these events book up quickly! The Chefs Kitchen offers a buffet or an a la carte menu in the morning

*ilhouette Restaurant (fine dining)
Silhouette is the setting for an elegant experience so resort attire is appropriate at all times with its sophisticated atmosphere and continental cuisine outdoors on the terrace. It's a gourmet French bistro with brasserie décor and a select a la carte menu created chef Gerard Dupont. Silhouette is open on busy days for lunch and always for dinner. Silhouette offers a memorable dining experience with a health conscious menu for your pleasure.

Maria's Restaurant (casual and Mexican dining)
This authentic Mexican dining venue features the casual dining style of the colonial state of Puebla and occupancy for 40 guests inside with terrace space for al fresco dining. Chef Sixto Velazco’s touch and his team of Mexican and international chefs bring to life Mexican and ancient traditional recipes that have made this cuisine so highly desired. Enjoy traditional mole Poblano, gourmet meat cuts and fresh daily seafood, along with hand made guacamole. Maria’s offers delicious menus and a la carte for breakfast and lunch.

The Sunset Terrace located outside the three main restaurants above is available for al fresco dining and private receptions

Palapa Bar & Poolside Grill for outdoor daytime and evening dining is located between the two infinity edge pools and offers an Asian-fusion style menu with plenty of standard fare for hungry, fun loving guests.

Players Italian Pizza and Pasta is located at the far end of the resort in The Yearning Center building near the clothing optional pool and beach Jacuzzi.

Agave Bar – Rock, Country and Karaoke are the sounds of this delightful bar with killer views of the resort

Fantasy is close to the tequila region of Jalisco, Mexico. A day tour can be arranged to visit the region and some of the distilleries that make the finest tequilas in the world. The Agave Bar is named for the plant from which tequila is made. The popular Tequila 101 program is a great way to learn about this magical spirit. With its roots in native history, the beverage today is more popular than ever. Tequila is reputed to be an aphrodisiac!

Rooftop Sky Lounge - The Agave soundtrack continues or music is by request for guests. This rooftop lounge area has spectacular views. With its own bar adjacent to Agave and elegant surroundings, the Rooftop Sky Lounge is built for fun and mingling. Atop the Agave Bar, this clothing-optional lounge is fun spot to hang out with your honey, work on your tan and meet some new friends.

  Room rates are seasonal and vary by date of travel and room category and count. Equivalent per person/night rates range from approximately $179/person/night to $459/person/night depending upon room category chosen and date of travel (low season or high season). Room rates are not guaranteed until deposit is paid. All rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Rates based on an all inclusive plan where your room, meals, drinks, activities, taxes, tips and entertainment are included. Airfare extra. All rates and availability are subject to change.

One bedroom, 1.5 bath suites (maximum guests in suite is two adults-Male/Female 625 square feet 1 bedroom – kitchen – living room and dining area + balcony or plunge pool

Two bedroom, 2 bath suite (maximum guests in suite is four adults/male-female) 1,330 square feet 2 bedroom – kitchen – living room and dining area + balcony

Three bedroom, 3 bath, two-story suite(one to three couples-male/female with maximum guests in suite is six) 2,200 square feet 3 bedroom – kitchen – living room and dining area + large rooftop balcony with a private Jacuzzi tub.

Suites contain:
• Efficiency (1 bd.) or full kitchen (2 & 3 bd.), fridge, stove and food preparation area for in suite dining and specialty menus for private adventures
• Air-conditioning
• Safe
• Mood lighting
• Daily water bottle and soft drink stocking
• 2 and 3 bedroom suites have a combination washer/dryer
• Dining table and chairs
• Satellite TV, CD player and WiFi (with access code)
• Sound system
• 110 v electricity
• Hair Dryer
• Coffee maker
• Microwave, oven, dishwasher
• Pottery and utensils
• Couches and chairs
• Make-up magnifying mirror
• Slippers and robes
• Turn down service and home-made pastries
• King beds; Queen bed in second guest quarters for 2 bedroom suites
• Plunge pools in all first floor suites with café table and chairs. Pool side lounge chairs in 2 bedroom suites with gardens
• Penthouses have 3bd/3ba, two stories, a huge sun deck with private whirlpool tubs

  Fantasy Resort is couples only, ages 21 and over. For certain weeks in January or themed weeks, single adults may be invited guests

  Fantasy Resort and Spa features acres of tropical landscape with several social gathering places So you won't see everyone at once, other than maybe at the pool, entertainment areas, dining or the nightclub.

Common areas and entertainment venues anchor each end of the resort with the two, 220-foot infinity pools between. In the main building, you will find the reception and administrative offices, the Agave Bar & Rooftop Sky Lounge & Jacuzzi, Internet cafe, Sunset Terrace Silhouette, Maria’s and Chef’s Kitchen restaurants and a piano cocktail bar.

At the other end of the resort nearest the nude pool is another large building (The Yearning Center) that includes Volleyball Beach and Jacuzzi directly outside, Players Italian Grill, Club Fantasy disco/nightclub and lounge, playrooms, an outdoor reflecting pond with candle lit tables, a fire pit and function/meeting rooms.

With group occupancy, critical mass generates its own energy in addition to the planning of areas and activities on the part of the resort.

Themes & Parties through 2013
(NOT guaranteed, subject to change without notice)

December 28, 2012 – January, 2 2013 New Years Party
Join other guests in a lavish New Years Eve Party at Fantasy Resort! Celebrate and set off fireworks on the gorgeous beaches of Puerta Vallarta.
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January 12 -19, 2 2013 Fantasy Annual Golf Tournament
Only minutes away from Fantasy, Puerto Vallarta has stunning golf courses on lush terrain –sure to please even the most ardent player offering great ocean and mountain views.
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February 23 – March 2, 2013 LoveVoodoo LOCO – Join the sexy couples and singles for this annual event.
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April 6 – 13, 2013 Sensual Yoga and Wellness Week
Anticipation. Build up. Release. Yoga and Wellness Week at Fantasy!
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May 4 – 11, 2013 Cinco De Mayo
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with sexy couples and singles at Fantasy!
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June 22 – 29, 2012 SXGames Event
This will be a unique week of Adult Themed Games and Activities that you will never forget surrounded by open-minded individuals!For Adult FUN! FUN FUN with Susan & Bobby.
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June 29 – July 6, 2012 4th of July Celebration Week
Create fireworks at the fourth of July week open-minded adults!
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July 13 – July 20, 2013 Fetish Fantasy Week
Bring your hottest fetishes to life at Fantasy Resort during Fetish Fantasy Week!
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July 27 – August 3, 2013 Fantasy Teachers Back to School Bash
Dust off the chalk and get your ruler ready at Fantasy's "Teachers back to school bash"
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August 10 – August 17, 2013Urban Summer Fest
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September 14-21, 2013 Couples Fest Bob & Tess
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October 27 – November 3, 2013 Halloween
Boo yourself...Come and gobble!
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  Puerto Vallarta has a wide variety of great things to see and do.
• Sailing (we offer nude cruises aboard our 70' catamaran for up to 50 people). Day or Sunset
• Zip line canopy tours
• Jungle and waterfall tours
• Whale (in season) and dolphin watching
• Swim with the dolphins or sea lions
• Fishing
• Horseback riding
• Snorkeling and Scuba
• Parasailing
• Surfing
• Bogie boarding (miles of great beaches, water is comfortable)
• Golf
• Club hopping (tons of lively clubs downtown PV)
• Tequila distilleries tours
• Sea turtle release programs (in season)
• Day trips to artistic coastal Mexican villages
• Shop the Malecon (boardwalk) in downtown PV
• Mall near resort with clothing and trinket shops, Starbucks, fast food and sundries

 
Upscale in every way. Very private property
     
No ocean beach on property. Beach is 5 minutes away, swimsuit required at complimentary beach club.
     
One of the beach clubs is all inclusive with meals & bar drinks. The other includes dining. Bar drinks are extra. This amenity is subject to change without notice.
     
  Resort is spread out so there's a moderate walk to reach most function areas
     
  As the resort gets up to speed, be prepared for the potential for inconsistent service. Not necessarily a deal breaker but be aware of this and practice patience as training takes place. The resort itself and its physical layout, cuisine and rooms are above average which may balance out service issues you might encounter.


  Puerto Vallarta is a year-round tropical destination with a bit more weather in late summer/fall.

  Wish they were on a beach for the view.

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