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Hotel Mousai is the Best Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Nestled in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Hotel Mousai stands as an exquisite haven of luxury and sophistication. This adults-only, 5-star All-Inclusive resort is strategically positioned, a mere thirty minutes away from the Puerto Vallarta Airport. As you embark on the journey from the airport to the hotel, you're treated to a scenic ride that unveils the vibrant tapestry of the city's culture and showcases a plethora of local businesses lining the route. It's not just a transfer; it's an immersive introduction to the distinctive charm and atmosphere that define the captivating surroundings of Hotel Mousai.

Hotel Mousai entrance

Hotel Mousai

Rooftop view of Hotel Mousai


As I passed through the secure gates of Hotel Mousai, my first impressions were nothing short of awe-inspiring. The very name of the hotel, “Mousai,” a Greek term signifying the muse of art, set the tone for what lay ahead. Right from the entrance, contemporary art takes center stage. The hotel's logo, intricately designed, greets you in large golden letters on a black marble wall, and the black and white marble floor, resembling a Chessboard game, leads you into the lobby. Life-sized, vibrant chess pieces strategically placed around the lobby, coupled with grand golden lamps, underscore the hotel's commitment to artistic design.

The attention to detail continued as every guest, myself included, received a warm welcome. A refreshing cold towel and a revitalizing cool drink from the lobby bar awaited us at check-in, setting the tone for the luxurious experience that awaited.

Mousai Corner Suite

Corner Suite

Mousai hotel outside view of corner suite

Hotel Mousai suite deck view


Hotel Mousai beckons travelers with its suites, each meticulously crafted as a masterpiece of design. These accommodations offer breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, setting the scene for an unforgettable stay. Inside, guests can indulge in the comfort of a deluxe king-size bed, experience the unique charm of a walk-in rain shower strategically placed to provide an ocean view, and enjoy the convenience of a vanity featuring an oval mirror that lights up – a dream for anyone seeking a touch of glamour. The suites also include a fully stocked minibar, a functional work desk, and a floor-length mirror for those pre-adventure outfit checks. The turndown service adds a personalized touch, delivering a variety of treats each evening. Plus, with 24-hour Room Service, Hotel Mousai ensures that every traveler's needs are met around the clock.

Private Pool

The exclusive private terrace of each suite at Hotel Mousai boasts a personal plunge pool, a comfortable seating area, and a delightful hammock. An interesting tidbit: the bellman, for reasons unknown, felt the need to inform me that the hammock could accommodate up to three people. Whether he perceived me as “sturdy” and wanted to assure my comfort or perhaps suspected I might be planning some extra adventurous escapades during my stay remains a mystery. Regardless, I decided to enjoy the hammock solo, and it held up perfectly well, providing a relaxing spot to unwind.

Latest in Hotel Technology

For the tech enthusiasts among us, Hotel Mousai caters to our gadget cravings by placing an iPad in every suite. This nifty device empowers guests to take control of various aspects of their stay, from adjusting lighting and room temperature to managing the state-of-the-art 55-inch LED Ultra Slim television, curtains, blinds, and music selection. In addition, the iPad serves as a convenient tool for placing room service orders and setting wakeup calls, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience.

Hotel Mousai rooftop infinity pool

Rooftop Infinity Pool and Rooftop Lounge

The rooftop infinity pool and lounge area at Hotel Mousai are truly breathtaking, featuring an expansive infinity pool that offers panoramic views of Banderas Bay and the enchanting city skyline of Puerto Vallarta. Surrounding the pool, you'll find several private cabanas, as well as large and comfortable lounge chairs adorned with umbrellas. A personal recommendation: don't miss out on the Passion Fruit Martini with coconut cream froth – it's a culinary delight, and one word sums it up: YUM!

The Rooftop lounge takes poolside dining to a whole new level with a menu that goes beyond the ordinary. Served from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, this culinary haven offers a delectable selection of bites. My personal favorite was “The Kiss of Life,” a seafood baton filled with shrimp, calamari, and local fish wrapped inside avocado shavings. It's an absolute must-try for anyone seeking a delightful culinary experience.

Mousai hotel rooftop lounge and bar

Hiroshi Restaurant

Within the hotel, you'll discover the culinary gem known as Hiroshi, a contemporary Japanese restaurant. The dining experience at Hiroshi is nothing short of extraordinary, with impeccable service and delectable cuisine that extends beyond traditional sushi. Even for those who may not consider themselves sushi enthusiasts, Hiroshi offers a menu seasoned to perfection, ensuring that every palate finds something to savor and enjoy.

Hiroshi Japanese restaurant at Hotel Mousai


Hotel Mousai goes above and beyond with its dining options, offering guests a choice of three other fantastic restaurants in addition to Hiroshi: The Terrace, Blanca Blue Lounge & Restaurant, and Baca Dos STK.

Beyond exceptional dining, the hotel provides a myriad of daily activities included in the all-inclusive package. From a Kayaking and Snorkeling adventure to Los Arcos and invigorating Mountain Hikes leading to breathtaking waterfalls, to outdoor Yoga classes and Mexican Cooking Classes – there's always something exciting to explore.

For those seeking event spaces, the hotel presents the elegant Red Room ballroom adorned with large decorative mirrors and hand-painted walls. This versatile space can accommodate everything from intimate dinners to corporate and private events, with a capacity of up to 200 people. Additionally, the hotel boasts the stunning Orange Deck, an outdoor venue that adds a touch of spectacle to any event.

Spa Imagine in Puerto Valarta, Mexico

Spa Imagine

Embarking on a journey to the hotel's spa, Spa Imagine, is an absolute must-do for an incredible wellness experience. The spa treatments are nothing short of amazing, and guests are sure to be impressed by the warm and knowledgeable staff, as well as the diverse array of services offered. For a truly immersive experience, indulge in the Hydrotherapy Ritual while soaking in breathtaking 360-degree views of Puerto Vallarta. This blissful circuit features hot and cold stations, including a Steam Room, Sauna, Pressure Massage Shower, Six Cycle Vitality Pool, Large Heated Whirlpool, and an invigorating Ice Cold Plunge Pool.

One aspect I particularly appreciated was the unlimited access hotel guests have to the fitness center. It's the perfect place to burn off those extra calories, especially after enjoying Passion Fruit Martinis! The spacious fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art workout machines, weights, and ample room to create your personalized workout routine. With treadmills strategically facing the windows and offering a captivating ocean view, I found myself running with renewed energy, motivated by the breathtaking scenery.

tennis courts at Mousai hotel

Outdoor Fitness Center

Guests can take advantage of an outdoor fitness center that comes complete with tennis, basketball, squash, and volleyball courts.

When it comes to the weather, the ideal time to visit Puerto Vallarta is typically from November through April. However, I personally relished my September visit, even during the rainy season. Despite a few sprinkles during my stay, it didn't dampen my enjoyment of the island in the least.

What truly sets Hotel Mousai apart is its exceptional staff, who genuinely care about ensuring guests have a memorable experience. I emphasize “their hotel” because the management follows a unique approach to hiring employees. Rather than solely focusing on extensive hotel backgrounds, they prioritize individuals with the right abilities and a commitment to customer satisfaction. The underlying philosophy is that while the intricacies of the hotel industry can be learned, positive attitudes are inherent and contribute significantly to the overall guest experience.

Puerto Vallarta ocean view

World's Best Hotels

Hotel Mousai has recently achieved the esteemed AAA Five Diamond Award, solidifying its position among the world's best hotels. This accolade is a remarkable accomplishment, as only 0.5 percent of the 28,000-plus properties considered by AAA receive this prestigious recognition. Notably, Hotel Mousai stands as a trailblazer in the State of Jalisco, being the sole property in the region to have earned the AAA Five Diamond Award, and is one of only sixteen hotels across Mexico to achieve this distinction. Remarkably, within just over six months since its official opening, Hotel Mousai has set a record as the fastest hotel to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award.

Autumn Murray in rooftop infinity pool at Hotel Mousai


I highly recommend Hotel Mousai for an exceptional honeymoon experience or for couples and individuals seeking a luxurious escape. Don't miss out on the lavish amenities and top-notch customer service – make your reservations today!

This article was featured in Divine Lifestyle on September 19th, 2015 at

We were given a complimentary stay.

About Hotel Mousai

Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sets the pace for a new generation of designer hotels for guests aged over 18 (adult only), offering exclusive experiences by the beach and delicious pampering in unrivaled tropical surroundings.

The first and only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Puerto Vallarta and the state of Jalisco, Hotel Mousai’s fresh flirtatious aesthetics and cutting-edge comfort will inspire you to live sensationally.

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