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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
  • Brian A : Greenbank
Like going to Heaven without having to die!

As classy as it gets! We messed up and over hid our car and house keys. They are still there. Would be nice to get them back. But that is on us.Senor Esteban our Captain was on it early and often. Everyone at the facility was bending over backwards to make our stay perfect.

  • 979ryan : Sacramento, California
many wonderful features of this resort, especially the staff

excellent, friendly service throughout all areas of the resorta small, very elegant spakids club supervision and activities throughout the day were great for our kids (<10)the gym is small, but well-equipped and tragically underutilized. Trainers are present full-time, and they tailored workouts specifically to us each day and worked us through them. Ignacio, Pedro, and Efren were great resources and one of the best, unexpected benefits of our & beverage quality was middling, though acceptable in the formal restaurants. I suppose not a surprise for an all-inclusive resort.nice pools and nice, sandy beach. The level of luxury in the rooms doesn't rise to the Four Seasons; but it was nice and, again, the service was excellent

  • Penny E : DeForest, Wisconsin
Simply the Best!!!

This all-inclusive resort has it all!! Excellent service, food, drinks, and wonderful hospitality. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. They think of everything to make your stay memorable.If you eat at the Azul Restaurant, ask for Enrique Aquapo or Miguel Casas, both excellent waiters.We have been there twice and may go back again next Spring Break!!

  • adventurewithboys : Toronto, Canada
Service is outstanding at this resort

Our family of 4 (2 boys 13 and 14 y.o) just returned from a week at the Grand Velas Nayarit (april 14-21). I have never given a resort 5 stars (Beaches Turks & Caicos & Jamaica, Royalton Jamaica, The level & hard rock punta cana), but the service at this resort really sets it apart from the rest. We have paid extra for a personal concierge at the other resorts and the service was better at the Grand Velas without the extra cost. I wish that I could remember the conciege's name because he was outstanding. Our flight was delayed twice by Sunwing and he found us at the beach with new keys to extend our stay by over 9 hours without an extra cost. We checked out after 9pm without paying anything and THEN Sunwing didn't show up for our pick up and the resort arranged a cab and paid for it. Unbelievable service was extended to the room service, beach and pool service, buffet, restaurants - everything! Someone even came to the beach cabanas to clean our sunglasses (at no charge!?!?). The boys loved the free surfing lessons, kayaking trips, stand up paddle boards, and boogie boards. The waves were very high which our boys loved but smaller children may find challenging. We went on the free guided bike tour which was a fun and safe way to get out of the resort. We also paid extra to go on the outdoor adventure tour with Vallarta Adventures booked from the hotel. It was a good deal ($105. US per person for 6hours). We took a high speed aquarius across the Bay, on a land rover, and up a mountain on donkeys. Then we ziplined down the mountain (11 lines), rappelled down a cliff to a water fall, and finally slid down a water slide. The boys loved it and they are adrenaline junkies.It was busy over the Easter weekend but less than 1/2 full during the week afterward. We stayed in a parlour suite (separate bedroom with 2 queen beds). It was very spacious, really clean, well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. We loved all the restaurants and the room service was so fast and delicious. The boys liked trying the bugs in the Mexican restaurant, and we all enjoyed the morning buffet (and I am a very picky eater!?!).FYI - On the weekend, the beach filled up with the sun umbrellas of the local people enjoying a day at the beach. We really enjoyed sharing the beach with the Mexican families. They had large picnics and it gave the beach a cultural feel, but I noticed that some hotel patrons did not appreciate it. It may have been so busy because it was the Easter long weekend.

  • Miguel A :
Simply Awesome

We spent a week at the Grand Velas and to keep it simple, it was an awesome experience. From the very beginning of our stay, we were greeted by warm and friendly staff who quickly checked us in. Our room was an oceanfront with an unobstructed view of the Bahia de Banderas. It was clean, smartly appointed with modern decor with all the amenities to make us feel at home. In-room snacks and drinks were replenished daily. The grounds were immaculately maintained and the pool area is simple breathtaking with three infinity pools. The food was far superior than many other all-inclusive resorts. Azul was where we ate breakfast and had a huge selection of different types of food to try. Selva del Mar was great for light lunches and in the evening, you had a choice between catching a theme-based buffet meal or make reservations at Lucca's for Mediterrenean/Italian, Piaf (French) and, my personal favorite, Frida's with gourmet Mexican food. At the Spa my wife and I chose the Herbal 4-hand massage and the Gran Cora massage which were phenomenal.Most days we chose to stay at the pool and/or wandered off to walk the beach. We did go to Puerto Vallarta for a full day to check out the town and walk the Malecon. It was a great experience with plenty of shops, food and sights to enjoy.What really set apart our stay at the Grand Velas from other places we have stayed at was the attention to detail and the high level of personalized service we received. Kudos to Jaqueline Ortega, Nadia and Leonel who always, with a friendly smile, kept our thirst and hunger quenched by the pool! Raul Perez, our concierge, was extremely helpful and quickly & professionally took care of our needs and ensured our experience was top-notch. My wife, kids (ages 16 & 19) and I would've stayed much longer if we could have but we are definitely returning!

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

  • 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.