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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

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Our Opinion

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.


Overview

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
  • Garden649 : Chilliwack
Nice Resort

This was my first trip to this resort it is well kept and a beautiful location. Service was excellent in all locations. Pools I found were cold, drinks were made to perfection. Rooms were very spacious and i found the beds very uncomfortable. The property is quite small and very little entertainment. The resort seems to cater to large conventions Dinners were good at all restaurants, we stayed here just for the vegan menu. BIG mistake 2 restaurants provided vegan menus and 1 was vegetarian and a vegan burger through room service. I had to make special arrangements to be able to order a vegan burger for lunch, Overall for the price we paid for this resort I would choose to stay at the Vilas Vallarta for half the price and the same excellent service

  • :
3 years in a row....never disappointed!

We love this property....we love the rooms, the staff, the food, the incredible views of the ocean...obviously we love everything! If you get a chance to spend a week here....do so! It will become the standard on which you judge special places!

  • d1zzyg1rl1968 : Denver, Colorado
Second Time and Still Simply Amazing!

From the minute you arrive at GVRN you literally stop, take a deep breath and release! We were greeted with Welcome back Mr and Mrs Brooks, we hope your flight went well, please have a seat and we will be right with you. They had a wonderful juice for us and gave us light massage while waiting. Lucy the GM made sure that we had the same room we had on our previous stay...which was amazing. They even upgraded the hot tube on the patio! We were in room 505 which is ambassador class ocean front, the room itself is huge...two big closets a soaking tub three headed separate shower, two sinks and a separate toilet area. We would sleep with our door open every night and listen to the ocean. Our Concierge Jose "Chepe" was amazing...he did up the room in rose petals one night for us and told two of the restaurants about our anniversary, so we had not one but TWO special dinners. The food is great and we actually left for home fat and happy! I am usually ready to come home after 7 days away, but this trip I was actually very sad to leave this wonderful resort! Not sure when but we will be back to this resort and this summer we may venture to the new one in Cabos.Thank you again Lucy, Chepe and the rest of this amazing staff for making our vacation one of pure relaxation!Until next time,Jenn and Clay

  • Hopdaddie : Pensacola, Florida
Fantastic vacation, we loved it! A few tips and things we do or do different again....

This was our first time at Grand Velas and based on the rating and the other reviews is the reason we picked it. The reviews were spot on and this place is awesome! The service is top notch. A 5 star Michelin resort with three 4 star restaurants. You can't find that anywhere that I know of, let alone an all inclusive resort. We have been to The Beloved, Now Jade, Club Med and Dreams all in Mexico and this was the best. I have a hard time saying the best lasagna that my son and I have ever had was in Mexico of all places. It is that good. The Chateau Briand in Piaf is top notch too!We loved the staff. We are an active family so we especially enjoyed the activities staff. Volleyball, ping pong, bike tours, surfing, soccer, you name it. Omar, Jackie, Balthezar and the rest of the crew made the trip for us. Always having fun and getting people involved. Balthezar can do surfing lessons (extra charge, but reasonable) early in the morning before the wind kicks up, my 8 year old did it and was riding waves 30 minutes in. Oscar, Caesar in the mornings loved our kids and we loved them! Domingo was our go to beach service guy and was the best! Angie in the teens club was my son's best friend, we couldn't get him out of there. You will never want for anything, it seems there are more staff than guests!We, unlike some of these reviews, we did not quite understand the concierge service. He came by the first day asking for any special requests, we asked for some fruit and cheese in the room in the afternoons, but we never got it. Also met him at the pool the next day to make dinner reservations, he took them but we showed up at the restaurant to have no reservation on file. No big deal, they took great care of us and it was all fine. I just called and made my own reservations after that. If I had one negative this would be it but it really did not detract from our visit at all, it was all fine.The rooms are huge. We had room for 2 queen beds and one roll away with no problem. Ours was on the 3rd floor and worked out fine. Bathrooms with double sinks, large tub and separate shower that is huge too. We were there during the Super Bowl and they had a huge party in one of the ballrooms with the game on a huge movie screen. They had banners for each team and a full sports bar buffet, it couldn't have been better. It was really cool.We did an excursion to visit San Pancho and Sayulita booked through the hotel. It worked out fine and we had a great time. If I were to do it again, I would talk to the guy Adolfo on the beach. He speaks perfect English, is a great salesperson, and I would do something through him. A half day fishing/whale watching trip would have been $40 less than this little land/driving trip we booked though the hotel. Let's just say there are better deals out there. Bring cash if you choose that route, not easy to do otherwise. Another point, tipping. We brought $5000 in pesos ($250 American) with us. We tipped everyone about $100 pesos ($5) that served us, more than that for the fancy dinners. You don't need to tip at all since it is included, but they are so good! We enjoyed leaving them a little extra. Other places we have tried to tip the people who helped us the most in envelopes we when left but we felt tipping as we went worked out better.Dress code. We were nervous about this but don't worry. As long as you don't look like you've come straight from the pool or beach you are good. No flip flops for guys and no beach style shoes for ladies and all good. We saw a couple try to skirt the rules a bit and bring their kids in pajamas with sneakers and the guy was in shorts. They got hassled a bit at the door (I think trying to find them a babysitter) but they got in and seated well away from the middle of the dining room. These are 4 diamond restaurants with fantastic food and top notch service so don't be a slob.One last thing to all the fisherman, my son and I brought our light travel rods and were able to get into some ladyfish in the surf in the early morning. Using Mirolure finger mullets mostly. If you have someone who fishes and would like a little surf action, there is some to be had right out back. Lots of people walking and some surfers and HUGE tide swings (full moon, 50 yard tide line differentials) so be careful and respectful of them.Great trip, we loved it!

  • mettridge : Burlington, Ontario
5 star resort Everything close by

This is where we spent our second week with 460 other people in the group. Service is top of the line, employees went the extra mile to ensure you had everything you required. We had been to this resort 2 years ago and were not disappointed again. This resort was picked for the second time by TimberMart to host their annual foreign destination Convention. It was hosted as an all inclusive get away. The food, drinks and experiences were all 5 star quality. We did tip continuously, but wasn't necessary as the arrangement included gratuities. The hotel even went so far as to spend four days erecting a giant tent enclosure for our 50th year anniversary party, just in case it rained, which it didn't. Cannot say enough about the quality of this place and highly recommend it. All facilities were close by, no walking for miles to get to the pool or other areas of the resort. Food was very good quality and service was excellent. A taxi ride to Puerto Vallarta downtown was only 140 pesos, less than $10.00 US, and no shortage of rides. If you are out to live like a native the bus is only 7 1/2 pesos each way. about &1.00 Canadian. We did notice that there was a lot less military and police presence than in the past, this is good and makes you feel welcome. The police were very helpful and kind in town. This area survives on tourists and now has lots of large modern malls to shop in. We prefer the native areas where deals are plentiful. There are Costco, Walmart and large grocery stores available in Puerto Vallarta. We will travel to this destination again and have been there a 1/2 dozen times over the last 25 years. Never have I felt any fear of the surroundings or people. Highly recommended as a vacation destination.

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. 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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