Monday, December 29, 2008

Poolside At Blue Seas

Just thought I would post a few pictures of the crowd at the Blue Seas pool deck, beach and just hanging out. This will give you some idea of what you will find at Puerto Vallarta's hot new "gay" resort:

Somehow, the pictures on the Blue Seas website don't really do us justice.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

All Things Blue Seas

This blog has been created to document the happenings at Blue Seas Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta. My hope is that people who are interested in the goings on here will find this blog useful and will take advantage of the ability to post comments as a means of exchanging their views.

Currently there is more than a little controversy surrounding Blue Seas Resort and Spa. About a year ago this was Playa del Sol Centro. Originally it was marketed as a place where you could buy a fixed four week fraction and the by-laws specifically prohibited the sale of timeshares. In an action that is now being challenged in the courts, the developer and primary owner changed the by-laws and began to market timeshares. He also dissolved the Home Owners Association which, at one time, we were assured would be the primary governing body.

More recently, the primary owner bought out Playa del Sol Centro from his other business partners and separated it from the other three Playa del Sol resorts. It has been renamed Blue Seas Resort and Spa and is now being marketed as Puerto Vallarta's newest and hottest gay resort and spa.

A Year Ago - Playa del Sol

And Now - Blue Seas

Check out the Blue Seas by clicking this picture:

Given that most of the people who originally bought a fraction at Playa del Sol Centro are older, heterosexual couples who sometimes bring their children and grandchildren down here with them, this is a bit disconcerting. Now Playa del Sol Centro has always been gay friendly and there has always been gay fractional owners. However, there is a difference between being gay friendly and marketing yourself as being an exclusively gay resort and spa.

Even the name change to Blue Seas Resort and Spa was done to capitalize on its proximity to Blue Chairs Beach Club and Blue Seas Resort, one of the world's largest gay resorts.

As you may imagine, the atmosphere at Blue Seas Resort and Spa, now that the older, original fractional owners are beginning to show up for their winter get-away it is starting to become a bit tense. In fact the whole thing is starting to sound like a sub-plot in a Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard novel. Hell, it is beginning to sound like an entire novel.

Anyway, stay tuned. This might get interesting. I show up down there at the end of January.