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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
  • Stephanie S : West Menlo Park, California
Exceptional service, food and amenities at this upscale all-inclusive on the beach!

My 88 year-old parents used to vacation every year in Puerto Vallarta and begged my sister, brother and me to take them back. Given that we are all sort of snooty Silicon Valley types, we could not find any resort in PV that was up to our standards. We thought we'd need to do Four Seasons in Punta Mita but that's so far away from downtown Puerto Vallarta that we'd feel too isolated. Plus the food at Four Seasons is astronomically expensive and we were traveling with 5 teenagers. So after much research we chose Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and it far exceeded our expectations!! I HIGHLY recommend!!! First, we were treated to neck massage upon arrival, then extra large and clean rooms with spacious deck and gorgeous ocean views. We were assigned our own personal concierge for the week Alejandro and he checked in with us regularly to make sure all of our needs were met! Every single person we met greeted us with a smile and went out of their way to provide us with exceptional service. This included the waiters at the restaurants, servers at the pool and the beach. The most surprising thing was how outstanding the food was! At breakfast, there was a huge buffet with omelet, pancake and waffle stations and plenty of the freshest fruit and juices you could ever hope for. Servers served hot coffee and lattes and made sure had everything you wanted. At lunch you could order whatever you want from your lounge chairs at the pool or beach, or go to the swim-up pool bar. There was an awesome teen club with video game stations, pool table, ping pong. And for adults, a night club. The night we arrived was kaoake night which was very lively since a wedding party was there. The night club was quiet other nights -- it really depends which other guests happen to be there. If you have a large group and go in there, then others will join! But if no one is there, then it can be pretty empty. The three sit-down dinner restaurants were delicious and very upscale. Beware: they enforce the rule that men must wear long pants!!! We were turned away the first night because of it but then the concierge found us some pants the teenage boys and men could borrow. So bring pants! I wish there was one open air formal restaurant. I always find that at tropical resorts, dining in open air is so nice. All restaurants were inside with air conditioning. That is one improvement the resort could make. And then there was the spa -- we had the BEST massages we have ever had, and my sister especially is an expert on massages. Wonderful experience including multiple soaking tubs. Oh and the ocean water is so warm and there are kayaks and we rented jet skis, plus had a great time playing beach volleyball. The one tennis court is not very nice so don't expect to play lots of tennis and there really is no golf course nearby. This is a beach vacation. Another thing -- downtown Puerto Vallarta is definitely worth going to for dinner once or twice. It is normally only 30 minutes or less away but there was a construction project going on so they told us it would take longer. It didn't, but check on that. Also, the fitness room was under construction. It will be much better once complete, so check on that progress. Bottom line: especially if you are traveling with a group of families, this resort is awesome and I highly recommend it. We will be back! Muchas gracias!

  • Julie B :
Exquisite in every way

Our family spent last week at this resort. We have stayed at several other Mexican resorts and this was by far the best in every way. We had exceptional service, food and the property was beautiful and the rooms were spacious, immaculate and comfortable. There is clearly a culture of excellence here. Specific people who made it special: Activity leaders Javier, Jaqueline, Luis, surf instructor Ricardo, Concierge services Brenda and Enrique, waiters Franciso, Leonel, and Cesar. If you have a chance to do a spa treatment, the Grand Cora massage was outstanding - many thanks to Letitia and Alma.We plan to make a visit to this resort and annual event, though our daughter is angling for twice a year visits!!

  • asolferino : Reno, Nevada
Amazing service, amenities, food, and people!

We visited Grand Velas for our 10 year wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Neck massages and cold drinks while we waited for our room, a personal concierge whom booked every last detail of our trip, and the most delicious food and service. We are already planning our return next summer. A special thank you to one of the activities directors, Luis. He made aqua aerobics and karaoke night a blast! Also thank you to the wonderful staff at all of the restaurants, but particularly Carlos from Frida! His amazing service was unparalleled to anything we've experienced in the States. And if you're looking for the most delicious thing you'll ever taste do yourself the favor and order the Turkey Mole!

  • kristi822 : Napa, California
Amazing wedding experience!!

We were married at Grand Velas May 2017. What an amazing experience with friends and family. This was our 5th visit to the resort and once again, service, food and accommodations were top notch and exceeded our expectations!! Our wedding coordinator, Andrea Garza Martinez was just absolutely perfect and amazing tending to every detail and creating a very relaxed and enjoyable experience for me, the bride and the rest of our family and friends. I very highly recommend this location for a destination wedding!!

  • Matthew S : Columbus, Ohio
Incredible Visit to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

We visited for Spring Break as a family of four. The property was wonderful and the service from the staff incredible. This was our second stay at a Grand Velas resort, previously staying at Grand Velas Riviera Maya a few years ago. For those that may be contemplating vacations at either resort, this property is a little smaller with all rooms along the beach while the GV Riviera Maya has a jungle side as well. The pool was huge and our family spent many hours there. There are plenty of seats, and the service extends to the beach as well. The beach at GV Riviera Nayarit is public and much more crowded the GV Riviera Maya. However, we had no problem getting a lounge seat and service. There are plenty of activities along the beach including Kayaks, as well as waverunners etc for rental.The restaurants are wonderful...we enjoyed Piaf for dinner and Aqua for breakfast and lunch. Our teen boys loved the teen lounge hangout spot, although the hotel did not restrict access to small children even though it was supposed to be just teeneagers, which annoyed our teenage boys. But they found what they wanted there and enjoyed having there separate time. We had plenty of dining options, the spa was great, and the service overall was fantastic. We took a few booked tours as recommended by concierge (Sailing/Snorkling and Ziplining) and enjoyed the area. We have been to Cabo and Cancun and while this area of Mexico was different we had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend PV for a family beach escape!

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.