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
  • lovetoroamky : kentucky
Great Thanksgiving trip

Went to Grand Velas with my husband and 26 year old son and arrived on Thanksgiving Day. We arrived at the airport and had arranged for a private car. We were at the resort in 15 minutes without a hitch. Our check in was quick and relaxing with the hibiscus tea and neck massage. Our room was on the 6th floor and provided a beautiful view of the ocean and pools. We had made reservations prior to arriving at Lucca 2 nights, Piaf 2 nights and the Mexican restaurant for one. Our decisions were correct in the way we reserved. The Mexican was our least favorite. The food was very good and the all inclusive wine selection was also very nice. Azul for breakfast was wonderful! They had a selection for everyone. The pool and pool bar and staff were very accommodating and we couldn't have enjoyed our time more! This trip was a very relaxing and lazy one for all three of us. We must have needed this down time prior to Christmas. All said, this trip was the best all inclusive trip we have ever been on and will return to Grand Velas properties.

  • Jason V :
Family friendly luxury all-inclusive....Everything we were looking for.

Very solid 4.5 stars. Great first time experience at an all-inclusive for us. Our oceanfront room, the service from the whole staff, especially our conceriege Adrian and Fabiola and the restaurants ( waiters at Lucca in specific) and babysitters was amazing and considerate and comprehensive, while remaining kind and genuine. we tipped at nearly every opportunity, but found the few times we were caught without cash in our pockets the service was just the same... amazing.Food and drink were awesome, as were room amenities (l'occitane, snacks and drinks, included room service.The pools were...AWESOME. three tiered infinity pool about 100 yards from the ocean.We used tennis courts, not much else for fitness. Aerobics classes were good. Truly world class first class experience all in all...A few things didn't match the rest of the service standards. 1) Breakfasts not as tasty as dinners (hard to match the quality), we wished for just simple healthy options like fruit and yogurt. Okay selection of both. 2) We had a spa credit and had been advised by both front desk and conceriege it could be used for entrance as well as towards a massage. Spa advised no in a fairly brusque manner, felt like they could have offered a little on this as it was one of the reasons we chose the package we did. Our package did not clarify this was excluded or included (like some did). Instead we did not use this daily $100 credit.Our room was beautiful with the best view at the hotel, but also right above the wedding party area. There were 4 weddings in seven days and while 2 were loud enough to keep adults awake the other 2 were so loud that they woke up and scared my kids and disrupted our sleep for the night. I asked front desk if they could monitor volume and they declined and said they are booked to do whatever until 1100pm . The parties did wind down by 1115 each night which was but it really disrupted an otherwise perfect room and trip with two small kids. Food concisely well above average--lamb was fabulous wherever we went, wines and drinks great off the included menu. Steaks at Piaf were raw despite ordering medium for us on 2 occasions and for others around us. Odd in an other wise best of the bunch restaurant where everything else flawless (escargot, onion soups and scallops all winners)All in all great vacation--would probably forgo the extra expense of oceanfront view next time. This is a leading hotel of the world property. Despite booking through them, we did not receive upgrade, gift , etc from as happens at just about every other LHW property--Honestly at an all-inclusive like this not necessary for us, but your mileage may vary.Highly recommended, despite the few minor kinks. PV is beautiful and friendly-best sunsets in the world!

  • billsN531CT : Redondo Beach, California
Great Trip

My wife and I and are 4 month old made the trip down for a wedding and had a great time. Hose by the pool provided wonderful service and I highly recommend that you sit in his section. We were able to get some much needed vacation time and I would definitely go back.

  • GraceM100 : Michigan
This hotel just keeps getting better!

We recently returned to the Grand Velas after not having visited for 5 years. This is one of our favorite places in Mexico and we were anxious to return. We found the resort as good as we had remembered it, and even better in some ways. The rooms are still beautiful and continue to be kept up nicely. The in room snacks and drinks are a nice touch. Food at every restaurant was great and it's nice to have different options to choose from. Service was stepped up a notch from good to every touch point. You really feel like you are getting pampered here. They gym is nicely equipped and we participated in a Pilates class, which was nice. We stayed in a Grand Class Ambassador suite and loved the huge deck and hot tub. We'll be sure to return sooner this time!

  • Brian B : Hillsboro, Oregon
3rd year in a row

This is the 3rd year on the same week that we have stayed at Grand Velas. This place is awesome. From arriving in the lobby to check in until you leave you can expect to be pampered during your stay. The facility is beautiful and the views spectacular. It is low key luxury at its best. Food is great at the many restaurants onsite. What makes this a place that we keep coming back to is the staff. Everyone we have ever dealt with have been nothing but amazing. This is a great spot to just come and unwind.

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.