I’m so dang excited to share this deal with you. I’ve been working on it for over a month now and just got the go-ahead! For those of you who want a CRAZY Travel Deal to 5-Star Resorts in Mexico, read on! This might seem a little too good to be true, but it’s not! It’s the real deal.
Let me introduce you to Gathr Travel. They are a company that works with BIG TRAVEL (American Express and Vidanta) to bring YOU special crazy limited-time offers to locations that the travel companies are trying to sale but don’t want to put their name on a big discount deal. Think of them as the ROSS for the travel world.
Right now, Gathr Travel is offering a CRAZY deal on a 7-Night Stay in a 5-Star Resort in Mexico for only $595.00. (locations and all the information is at the bottom of this post) But EVEN BETTER! They have given me an exclusive code for $100 off making your certificate only $495.00.
This is for a hotel room for 4 guests (but you can upgrade for larger families). These resorts are not-all inclusive. This is for the hotel only. More information below.
Just use code SAVINGS10 at checkout to get the extra $100 off!
I know you have a LOT of questions, so Gathr has completed an entire sheet full of all the questions, that I thought you would have, for me so that can make sure you get all of your questions answered. Let’s break this all out for you!
From here on out in this post, the answers are being answered by Gathr:
This seems too good to be true. Is this for real?
Agreed. The value of a 7-night stay in the Vidanta Resorts is between $5,000 – $7,000 depending on which hotel you select. Our partnership with American Express and Vidanta resorts uses their marketing dollars to cover the cost to get you to experience the resort. They hope that you love it and choose to come back again and tell all your friends. We also have a limited amount of certificates available and when we are out we are out!
You purchase a certificate from us which will be sent digitally to you within 48 hours of purchase. The certificate you receive will have instructions and a code to register with the American Express Privileges team. You have 90 days to register your certificate, and then up to 12 months to book your location and travel.
Where do I buy my certificate?
There is only one place to get this deal -> https://gathrtravel.com/
What is Gathr Travel and why are they connected with Vidanta & AmEx Privileges Travel?
Gathr Travel is an EXCLUSIVE partner working alongside American Express and Vidanta resorts to bring people five-star travel experiences for less. Gathr Travel is given a limited number of experiences each year to offer at unbeatable prices for travelers to visit the luxurious Vidanta resorts and ultimately earn customers’ trust and loyalty for years to come.
How does the Gathr Travel community work?
In the future, membership in the Gathr Travel Community will be open to subscribers only. In the coming year, and in the future, we will only offer our discounts to our closed group of members. The good news for YOU is that membership is free upon securing your first voucher AND you will have free life-time access to this group. Membership benefits allow you to purchase one package per year to Mexico and access our other partnerships as they become available.
How do I book once I purchase a certificate?
After purchasing from https://gathrtravel.com/ simply follow the instructions on the voucher to register the certificate. You must do this within the first 90 days. When you are ready to book, call the phone number provided on the voucher and make a reservation for your desired travel dates. Reservations are subject to availability and early booking is encouraged.
I’ve never heard of American Express Privileges Travel. Is it legitimate?
Yes! Check out their website here: https://www.privilegestravel.com/home/
You can also visit the American Express Privileges Travel social media accounts here:
Can I see the resorts?
Absolutely, check out all the Vidanta properties at www.vidanta.com.
We’ve also provided you each location, and TripAdvisor links to each of the resorts below.
4 Vidanta Resort Hotel Choices in Nuevo Vallarta
5 Vidanta Resort Hotel Choices in Riviera Maya
- Grand Luxxe Residence Club
- The Grand Bliss
- Mayan Palace
- The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta
- The Bliss Riviera Maya
1 Vidanta Resort Hotel Choice in Los Cabos
2 Vidanta Resort Hotel Choices in Acapulco
2 Vidanta Resort Hotel Choices in Puerto Penasco
What makes Vidanta different?
Amenities vary at each resort location, so please do your research, but there are many luxurious options available. These include things such as Cirque du Soleil Theater, the longest lazy river in Latin America, live music, evening shows, salsa lessons, sports, arts & crafts opportunities, Kids Club, and so much more.
How are the Vidanta Resorts managing guest safety during the pandemic?
Vidanta is proud to announce the full implementation of Extraordinary Standards, their comprehensive system of health and safety precautions now in place at all of their resorts. Created in close collaboration with national and international health officials, this program of initiatives takes a 360-degree approach to safeguarding every aspect of your stay. To learn more, visit https://extraordinarystandards.vidanta.com/ or call our Customer Care Team at 1-800-292-9446.
Do I have to listen to some timeshare presentation or attend anything when I arrive at the resort?
No No No – there is no type of presentation or sales pitch in any way, shape or form. There are no obligations at all.
How many certificates can I buy?
Each adult in the U.S. and Canada are allowed one certificate in a 12 month period. Two adults in the same family can purchase their own certificates as long as it is under their name, their own credit card, and their own unique address.
Are these resorts all-inclusive?
No, Vidanta Resorts are five-star destinations so there are dozens of bars and restaurants to choose from at each location. Food is very reasonably priced at the resorts – $7-$10 for lunch and $12-$25 for dinners. Please research the dining options and pricing at your desired location before arrival.
Are there blackout dates?
There are no specific blackout dates, as long as there is capacity at the hotel you can use the certificate.
What else do I have to pay for?
Taxes + Resort Fees
This offer includes accommodations only and does not include taxes or resort fees. Resort fees range between $10 – $75 per day depending on which resort destination and hotel is selected. Taxes are charged by the property and adhere to local and national tax law. Typically taxes are between $100 – $200 depending on what room and the total value of the stay based on your selections.
Am I required to sign up for am American Express credit card to activate or use this deal?
While the folks at American Express are hopeful that you’ll have an outstanding customer service experience with them, and consider them in the future, there is no obligation to sign up for an AmEx credit card to utilize this deal.
How many people can travel on 1 certificate?
These certificates cover a standard room in each resort hotel. These rooms can typically accommodate up to 4 people = 2 adults + 2 kids. The rooms vary between 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed with a pull-out sofa.
How do I upgrade to a room that fits a larger family?
Once you determine which destinations and which resort hotel you will be visiting, your AmEx Travel Specialist will help you look at upgrade options to secure a family-friendly suite. You are responsible for the upgrade fees for this adjustment. You can also consider having 2 adults purchase 2 certificates then work with your Travel Specialist to arrange rooms nearby to one another. This option is purely based on availability at each resort.
How soon do I have to complete my travel?
We have a limited inventory of travel certificates in this deal. When you purchase a certificate, you have 90-days to activate it with the AmEx Travel Specialists. Once it’s activated, you have 12 months (one year) to book your travel.
What about the pandemic? Is this refundable?
Because the booking window is so wide, there are no refunds on this special deal. The only concessions that can be made are in the event that borders are closed and travel is halted as a result of law. Remember, once you purchase the certificate you have 90 days to activate it, and one year to complete your travel.
Do I need a passport to travel to these resorts?
This deal is for citizens of the United States and Canada, only. Residents of these 2 countries must carry a valid passport when traveling to Mexico. This law applies to travelers of all ages.
Does this deal include airfare or airport transfers?
This deal is for lodging only. Luckily, there are many great deals available on airfare. You can arrange a taxi or car service to get you from the airport to the resort hotels.
Nuevo Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR): 17 minute ride to resort
Riviera Maya – Cancun International Airport (CUN): 30 minute ride to resort
Los Cabos – Los Cabos International Airport (SJD): 25 minute ride to resort
Acapulco – Acapulco International Airport (ACA): 12 minute ride to resort
Puerto Penasco – Mar de Cortés International Airport (PPE): 7 minute ride to resort
Puerto Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR): 7 minute ride to resort
If I’m unable to use my certificate within the dates allowed, is it transferable?
Once you purchase the certificate, you have 90 days to register it. In those first 90 days, the certificate is transferable. Once you’ve registered the certificate in your name, the certificate is no longer transferable.
Are there age limits on the purchase and redemption of these certificates?
You must be 21 or older to redeem your certificate and must be 21 or older to check in at any Vidanta Resort.