Many visitors to this site have questioned the "name change" at Vidanta Resorts. The name of the organization is Grupo Vidanta, and it has always been Grupo Vidanta. The company was established in 1974. Grand Luxxe, Grand Bliss, Grand Mayan, the Bliss, Mayan Palace, and Sea Garden were brand names. Hilton and Marriott have brands, which operate under other names. So it should come as no shock that Vidanta has the same practice.
Vidanta (through Vida Vacations) sells timeshare or residency memberships. The company currently operates in Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mazatlan, San Jose del Cabo, Puerto Penasco, and on Riviera Maya (north of Playa del Carmen and south of Cancun).Vidanta has begun construction at East Caoe (which is located northeast of San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur. As construction projects in Nuevo Vallarta are complete, you will see more construction at East Cape.
I purchased a Mayan Palace membership in foreclosure in 2007, which I exchanged for vacation opportunities elsewhere during my early years. In February 2010 I visited Vidanta Resorts and attended a sales presentation at the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta. Carlos, my sales representative showed me the property and explained future development plans. I liked Carlos, but I was most skeptical about the development plans. We negotiated the price, and I purchased a small piece of the pie. The following year I returned to Nuevo Vallarta for a R&R and a few of the developments, described by Carlos, were now open. I decided to trade-in another timeshare, and consolidate the Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan memberships into a Grand Bliss membership. A few years later I traded-in 2 more timeshares, and upgraded the Grand Bliss to the Grand Luxxe membership. The sales people at Vida Vacations are accurately describing future building plans. At times, the timeline has not been accurate, due to a sluggish economy. I advise members to be patient with the Developer, as we want quality resorts. While waiting, explore Vidanta's existing resorts (while dreaming of your future vacations in East Cape).