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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Our Opinion

A resort that has some mixed reviews. This would be a suitable resort for couples and small groups. There had been some complaints with regards to servicing larger groups. Those who are traveling with large groups experienced slower service than others. Make sure that you either utilize the butler service, or get to the beach early to reserve seats, as it gets incredibly busy later on during the day. The resort itself however is beautifully maintained. Families will enjoy the activities and entertainment that is offered for kids.


Overview
Set on over 80 acres of protected mangroves, jungle and natural freshwater wells locally known as cenotes, Grand Velas Riviera Maya enjoys over 1,000 feet of pristine white sand beach. Diverse luxury accommodation options include uniquely exotic garden suites, oceanview suites around the central infinity pool, and oceanfront suites for guests age 12 and up with private plunge pools overlooking the azure Mexican Caribbean. With separate family and adult sections, Grand Velas is the only family-friendly All Inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to have been rated Five Diamonds by the AAA.

Location: Beachfront, Approximately 35 km from the Cancun airport

Highlights
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Grand Velas Spa"
  • Kids Club
  • Awarded with the "AAA Five Diamond Award"
  • Free wifi

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Alanna W : Abbotsford
The best of the best

If you want to be treated like royalty this is the place to be. The rooms are beautiful and every detail is looked after. The food is amazing and the grounds are kept immaculate. I also like that you don't need to wear a bracelet to show you're staying there. The resort is located along a beautiful stretch of beach and a short distance from downtown Playa del Carmen.

  • moosungk : Seoul, South Korea
perfect

all things - foods, services, pool, ocean, room quality, and everything we contact in GrandVelas - were really perfect!I love this resort and all members in resorts give us fantastical memory that we can not forget.

  • Ziontific : Roseville, California
An engagement in paradise...

This vacation was wonderful thanks to the awesome room, excellent staff, and the amazing beach and pools. The room was modern with great amenities. The staff cleaned the room during the day and provided nightly turn down service. The staff is always very friendly and willing to do anything to make your stay a more pleasant one. Our concierge, Paola, was extremely helpful. I called a few days prior to our trip to make sure the details were just right, and she delivered. I chose the dinner in our suite for the proposal. It was very intimate and romantic. The food was amazing. The restaurants all served great food but our favorite was definitely Cocina de Autor. They provide a 12 to 15 tasting menu that is truly an amazing dining experience. Ramses and Christopher consistently provided excellent service. You can choose wine pairings for your meal. For our daytime meals our favorite was Azul. They have a buffet style service with a different menu available each day. The quality of their food was excellent even as a buffet. The staff was always wonderful. We had photos done by DreamArt. Damian was our photographer and was a true professional. He made the photo shoot fun, but most importantly took amazing shots. Pricing was definitely on the high end but the quality of the photos made it easier to pay. The one down side was nightlife. In no way did it take away from our wonderful vacation. But we hope for and look forward to dancing at night on our getaways. Koi bar had excellent staff and facilities, but the dancing was just never there. The signature spa was an awesome experience. A little on the pricey side, but the service and the facilities make it worth the price. The sauna, steam rooms, and hydrotherapy services were amazing. Grecia was my masseuse and she did a excellent job of relaxing tired muscles and working out the knots. This was truly a memorable vacation. The resort, the staff, and all of the amenities made it an amazing experience. Our engagement was perfect thanks to Grand Velas.

  • Gustavo d :
Just perfect!

It is worth every penny. We stayed here the first time back in 2008 and we enjoyed it. At that time it was very nice. Now, almost ten years later, it is much better. People are extremely friendly, food is espectacular. They have several really nice restaurants. Piaf is our favorite. They have several options for staying at the premise. One are for adults only (grand class). No doubt we will come back again.

  • Andy T :
Beyond Expectations!

My family has been at the Grand Velas for a week and are dreading our departure. Our time at the hotel has been fabulous from check-in to pool side service to the many restaurants and the Spa. The restaurants were first-rate, both in terms of food quality and variety. Tayde and Ignacio took care of us at the pool all week and they couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. Speaking of the pool, even though the property was at or near full capacity, it was never crowded and seats were plentiful. As many others have mentioned, the Spa is unbelievable! In terms of personal service, my daughter had a small nose bleed early in the week and everyone around us asked what they could do to help and continued to ask how she was doing throughout the week. We couldn't be more pleased with the hotel and are already planning our return trip next year. The Grand Velas did not disappoint!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, and beer)
  • Unlimited domestic and select international drinks
  • Snacks
  • Concierge service
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Live music
  • Pilates
  • Ping-pong
  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • 539 suites
  • 8 restaurants
  • 6 bars (including a swim-up bar)
  • Pools
  • Whirlpool 
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Convention facilities (fee)
  • Disco
  • Gym
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Shops
  • WiFi (fee)

Grand Class Suite

  • 1 King bed or 2 queen beds
  • Exclusive for adults and teens 16+
  • Private terrace 
  • Views of the ocean 
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi and rain shower
  • Pillow menu
  • Nespresso machine
  • Lounge area
  • Down comforters
  • Plunge pool 
  • DVD Player
  • Massage table
  • Whirlpool tub
  • 42inch plasma TV
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people

Grand Class Presidential Suite

  • 1 king bed and 2 queen beds
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Ocean view
  • Pool for two
  • 50 minute massage per person per day
  • In suite massage area
  • Living and dining room
  • Nespresso machine
  • Premium liquor
  • Poolside butler service
  • Maid service
  • VIP transportation to and from airport
  • Butler service
  • Pillow menu
  • Interior Jacuzzi
  • 42 inch TV
  • Double rain showers
  • Walk in closet

Ambassador

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Private terraces
  • Ocean view
  • Interior Jacuzzis
  • Mini bars
  • Cable TV
  • Down comforters
  • Pillow menu
  • Bathrobes
  • Sitting area
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Ambassador Pool

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Private terraces with plunge pool
  • Ocean view
  • Nespresso machine
  • Interior Jacuzzis
  • Mini bars
  • Cable TV
  • Down comforters
  • Pillow menu
  • Bathrobes
  • Sitting area
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Ambassador Governor Suite

  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed for 2
  • Private terraces with plunge pool
  • Ocean view
  • Interior Jacuzzis
  • Mini bars
  • Massage room
  • Private butler
  • VIP transportation to and from airport
  • 50 minute massage per day
  • Double rain showers
  • Cable TVs
  • Down comforters
  • Pillow menu
  • Bathrobes
  • Sitting area
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Ambassador Presidential Suite

  • 1 king bed and 2 queen beds
  • Private terraces with plunge pool
  • Private bar
  • Ocean view
  • Interior Jacuzzis
  • Mini bars
  • Private butler
  • Poolside butler
  • Private maid service
  • VIP transportation to and from airport
  • 50 minute massage per day
  • Double rain showers
  • Cable TVs
  • Down comforters
  • Pillow menu
  • Bathrobes
  • Sitting area
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Zen Grand Suite

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Jungle View
  • Private terrace
  • Jacuzzi in bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobes
  • 42inch plasma TV
  • Pillow menu
  • Nespresso machine
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximim occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Zen Grand Pool Suite

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Jungle View
  • Private terrace with plunge pool
  • Down comforters
  • Sitting area
  • Jacuzzi in bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobes
  • 42inch plasma TV
  • Pillow menu
  • Nespresso machine
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximim occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Zen Grand Presidential Suite

  • 1 king and 2 queen beds
  • Jungle View
  • Private outdoor garden
  • 1 or 2 bedroom suite
  • 2 bathrooms - one with rain shower and one with Jacuzzi
  • Living room with dining table
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Open air shower
  • 50 minute massage per day
  • Suite and poolside butler
  • VIP transportation to and from airport
  • Private terrace with plunge pool
  • Down comforters
  • Sitting area
  • Jacuzzi in bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Bathrobes
  • 42inch plasma TV
  • Pillow menu
  • Nespresso machine
  • Individual climate control
  • Daily turndown service
  • Maximim occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Kids Deal - Two children under 4 stay and eat free.

For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 5 to 12), Playground, Children's pool and Babysitting for a fee (subject to availability).

Offers subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62 Municipio de Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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