Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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A great hotel! Located in Vallarta Nayarit, it has a large, beautiful and quiet beach. There is not a lot to do nearby, so this resort is ideal for rest and relaxation. The spa is big and beautiful, and effective! This is an all suites resort, and the suites are so well taken care of, that you literally feel like you're in a modern, New York apartment. All suites have an ocean view and balcony or terrace. The buffet is so amazing, you'd think it was an a la carte. The staff is clearly fully trained, courteous, friendly and helpful. The pools are large and gorgeous and a good alternative to the beach. The resort is absolutely impeccable and is definitely recommended for the more luxurious, high-end traveler.


Featuring only one and two-bedroom suites, all with private terrace and oceanfront views, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is redefining the standard for luxury in "Grand All Inclusive" accommodation. Each suite is beautifully furnished with teak woods imported from Bali and decorated in contemporary style with tropical colour tones. You will enjoy the full range of amenities of a world-class resort including kayaking and boogie boarding. Or take time out to pamper yourself at the spectacular Spa Grand Velas.

Location: Beachfront in Riviera Nayarit, 35 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta & 15 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • StellazA : Ottawa, Canada
Great if you're looking for pools, but not ocean swimming

We were struck by the impeccable maintenance of the grounds on this beautiful resort. There are always people milling around, watering, sweeping, trimming trees, repairing walkways... The abundance of wildlife is also interesting for the kids (just be careful, as the large iguanas can bite the hand that feeds (they will also steal your pizza, if left unattended!). The pools are large and clean, with a lazy river connecting them. As for the beach, it is basically unswimmable (compared to the Gulf Coast of Mexico). The brown waves are huge and you will lose your shades, get covered in sand or get carried out to sea if you try to venture out! The beach itself is polluted, with various debris washing up on shore (we spent an entire day picking up trash along the shoreline and easily collected a large garbage bag each! The local authorities should do something about this. Now, restaurant-wise, we can't say much about one over the other. They have theme nights for several countries, but the fare is almost identical, regardless of the night! As for the seafood restaurant, it is made out to be exclusive, but is very quiet. Despite this, the service is slow, the ambiance is not intimate and the food is not the best. Breakfast at either restaurant will be your best meal of the day! And, of course, you'll be greeted by live peacocks as you arrive at the door! All told, a beautiful resort, but I think this will be our last trip to the Pacific coast of Mexico.

  • Tim V : Mount Vernon, Washington
Kids club? Yes!! Relaxing for parents and kids!!!

Awesome and relaxing vacation! Jose Ramos, you and Miguel are awesome!! Jose took care of my family beyond expectations! He was so kind and helpful towards my wife, 3 boys and in-laws. We were with close friends and their 3 kids and he made sure the 12 of us had everything we needed. He even came in early the last day to make sure we were taken care of before we left. Looking forward to coming again in a year and seeing you again Jose!!!The kids club was a big hit for the kids!! It was also nice that the adults could have adult time and not worry about the kids being taken care of. They'd bring them to lunch and dinner and we'd enjoy awesome food, especially at Piaf!!Thanks Grand Velas!!!

  • MNP217 : Woodbury, Georgia
Loved our stay

Simply said..... friendly staff went above and beyond to take care of us. We enjoyed breakfast with fresh omelette and waffles each morning. My family enjoyed boogie boarding on the beach (best waves ever), afternoons at the pool with fresh smoothies and adult beverages. Supper at Luca and Frida were world class. Slept on the best mattress ever. Very quiet, relaxing resort. Clean and spacious rooms.

  • lrt2020 : Detroit, Michigan
True Paradise

This was my second trip to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, and it was even better than the first. Upon arrival you find complementary neck massages that take the stress away from the travel. You are treated like royalty from the second you get into the lobby. We went upstairs to our room the first time to find that it only had one bathroom. For a family of five, it's nice to have two bathrooms, so we talked to our floor concierge, Alejandro. Alejandro was fantastic! He checked to see if they had anymore two bathroom rooms available, and they did, so we were able to move. Alejandro handled it very well, and they are extremely accommodating. They try and make sure you have the best week possible. On our next floor was Chepe. Chepe is hilarious and a great person! We were extremely happy with the service that Alejandro and Chepe provided us. The views from the rooms are great. The infinity pool looks like it flows right into the ocean. It is true paradise!The pool service that we were provided was unmatched. Francisco Rios is the greatest pool server there. We never had an empty hand! He always made sure we had food or drinks, and he checked on us so much, it was great. Fransisco goes way above and beyond to make sure that you have a phenomenal experience. I strongly advice sitting in Fransisco's section, you will not be disappointed whatsoever!The food was incredible at all places. Make sure to visit Azul for breakfast and lunch for very good international foods. Also for breakfast, room service has good eggs Benedict. There are three 4 Diamond restaurants, and of those three, Piaf is definitely the best. Piaf is the french restaurant, serving things from escargot to chateaubriand. The best dessert is definitely the chocolate moelleux, but I also suggest the grand marnier soufflé. The quesadillas were my favorite thing to order by the pool, the are incredible.It was such a great week in paradise, and I can't wait until our next trip to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.

  • Carlos Xavier M : Atlanta, Georgia
Luxury in Paradise

It's always wonderful to experience the very best of the best. That's how we felt after a week at the Grand Velas Nayarit.I'm not usually a beach person, generally preferring urban getaways, museum binges, etc. But this place won me over to the joys of sun and sand, drinks on the beach, sunsets beyond the swaying palms, etc.The relaxation began, after a long flight, with arrival at the hotel and being greeted with cool, scented towels, and get this -- a massage! Right there in the hotel lobby, seated in a comfy chair, a talented masseur worked on my neck, back, and temples. And all the troubles of the world just melted away.Our room was spacious, comfortable, and with a balcony that offered the perfect vista for sipping wine and reveling in those glorious sunsets. Great food too! Whether it arrived via room service, a visit to the daytime ocean side buffet, or at several of "resort elegant" restaurants at night, it was uniformly excellent. There was an incredible variety of edibles, something for every palate, and it was always served with the utmost courtesy and professionalism.All restaurants were awesome, the food at the French, Mexican and Italian restaurants can be compared to any 3 Star Michelin Restaurant. They all have 4 Diamond AAA ratings, and the buffet restaurants should be the standard for every All-Inclusive resort. While most All-Inclusive resorts seem to favor quantity rather than quality, this resortcuts no corners and offers nothing but the best!I highly recommend the Grand Velas Nayarit for your next vacation!Thank you to the staff at Frida's, Luccas, Azul, Piaf, our personal concierge Adriano! Our vacation was great and it was all because of the incredible staff at this hotel!

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
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  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • 24-hour room service
  • New Year's Gala Dinner
  • All drinks (Premium brands, Domestic beer, 11am to 2am)
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie Boards
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Body sculpting, Floor workout, Step aerobics, Water aerobics, Yoga)
  • Pottery lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 267 rooms in 9-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Mexican, Mediterranean, French)
  • 3 bars including Swim up bar, Entertainment lounge bar, Snack bar
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Shopping plaza
  • Internet service (fee)
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Steamroom (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Golf 5 minutes to 25 minutes away
  • Outdoor Wedding Location

All accommodations include:

  • Concierge service
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In room movies (fee)
  • CD & DVD player
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Bathrobes with slippers
  • Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Room service (24 hours)

Parlour Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Living area
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults

Master Suites include:

  • 1 king bed
  • Sitting area
  • Internet access
  • Full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
  • Max occ 2

Kids Deals - Children 0-1 stay and eat free when sharing a Parlour Suite with 2 adults. Children 2-12 pay child rates when sharing a Parlour Suite with 2 adults. Maximum 2 children. Children are not allowed in the Master Suite.

Golf Special - Multiple golf deals available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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 Nayarit
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Av Cocoteros 98 Sur Riviera Nayarit, Mexico C.P. 63735, Nuevo Vallarta 63735 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.