Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Indulge in an unrivaled category of luxury at Grand Velas, located along 1,600 feet of pristine white sands beach and clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Enjoying a privileged location, the hotel is just 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and 5 minutes from Playa del Carmen. The resort’s exquisite suite accommodations embody luxury living, with amenities such as a dedicated Butler Concierge, outdoor plunge pools, interior Jacuzzis, iPod docking stations, wireless Internet access and 24-hour in-suite dining suite service. Grand Velas offers 539 suites distributed over an incomparably scenic property, with stunning ocean-front and ocean-view suites as well as suites with soothing jungle views overlooking water canals and the surrounding vegetation. Conceived with the idea of pleasing each guest’s preferences, tastes, and expectations Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers three different resort ambiances, each carefully designed to provide a distinctive and luxurious experience.
Elegant all-suite accommodations complete with contemporary Mexican décor, private oceanfront or jungle terraces with private plunge pools, 42” plasma screen TVs, 24-hour room service and plush bedding that features white goose down comforters and a pillow menu to ensure the upmost in comfort.
1 king or 2 queen beds. These 1,184 sq. ft. suites feature a spectacular patio overlooking the Riviera Maya jungle.
1 king or 2 queen beds. Spectacular patio overlooking the Riviera Maya jungle with private plunge pool on the terrace.
Connecting Zen Grand Suites with 1 King Bed and 2 double beds.
1 king or 2 queen beds. 1000 sq. ft. suites have a private terrace with an extraordinary view of the sparkling ocean.
1 king or 2 queen beds. These 1270 sq. ft. suites feature a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean. Other amenities include a walk-in closet, a spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi, a refreshing rain shower.
1 king or 2 queen beds. These 1377 sq. ft. suites feature a private ocean front terrace with private plunge pool on the terrace. Bathroom feature Jacuzzi and separate rain shower.
Restaurants and Bars
Savor the best in international cuisine without leaving the comfort of the resort. Five gourmet dining venues comparable with the world’s finest restaurants highlight the culinary traditions of Mexico, the Asian continent, France, Italy and Spain; complemented by extensive wine lists. Three additional all-day restaurants, five bars and three open-air snack bars complete the culinary offerings at Grand Velas, providing variety and choice in dining. All day or night room service is available.
Fine French cuisine at the hands of Chef Mario Soto. Piaf’s décor is reminiscent of Parisian luxury in the 1940’s, enhanced by ocean views and an inspired menu in which the essence of each ingredient is respected in its entirety. Recipient of Four Diamond Award by the AAA. Dinner.
Embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Asia in an exotic jungle setting, featuring the cuisines of Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Cambodian and Thailand. Dinner.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya celebrates the legacy of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with innovative gourmet Mexican cuisine. Recipient of the prestigious Four Diamond Award by the AAA, each dish at Frida is a masterpiece that represents the rich culinary heritage of Mexico. Dinner.
Cocina de Autor
On par with the best culinary establishments in the world, it is the only restaurant at a Luxury All-Inclusive resort to receive Five Diamonds by the AAA; it’s also recognized by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the “100 Best New Food and Drink Experiences in the World”. Dinner.
Lucca’s menu of Italian-Mediterranean cuisine is distinguished by fresh seafood, prime cuts of meat and fresh pastas. Enjoy house specialties, traditional favorites and innovative cuisine from the southern coasts of Europe. Dinner.
Open-air dining at its best at this breezy oceanfront restaurant or the air-conditioned seating areas; the perfect place for relaxed meals with family and friends. Open all day, Azul offers a lavish buffet of international specialties as well as á la carte dining. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Inspired Yucatecan and Mayan Cuisine, Chaka is set amidst the tropical jungle foliage of mangroves and Salam, Chechen and Chaká trees. Breakfast and dinner.
A chic French-style restaurant with a prime ocean front location, Bistro offers a wide selection of French-inspired fare as well as fresh regional dishes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Sky Bar – The rooftop Sky Bar offers prime sunset viewing or star gazing, serving up chic cocktails in a ultra-hip lounge setting.
Aqua Bar – Located by the swimming pools in the Zen Grand, Ambassador and Grand Class ambiances, the Aqua Bars offer the luxury of swim-up or dry seating.
Karaoke Bar – Lose your inhibitions and become a star for a night! Sing and dance the evening away at their state-of-the-art Karaoke Bar. Choose from hundreds of songs to live out your rock star dreams or relax and enjoy the performances of others along with a cocktail, wine or top-shelf spirit.
Bistro Bar – Socialize with friends or colleagues and enjoy premium liquor, beer and wine complemented by an appetizing menu of light bites and snacks. Sporting events are broadcasted at the bar, and outdoor terrace and air-conditioned seating is available.
Piano Bar – As the sun sets, experience the romance of soft music and fine beverages; the perfect end to a relaxing day in the Mexican Caribbean.
Koi Bar – At Koi Bar, they broadcast sports events with the latest audio and video technology, play DJ music, and offer indoor and outdoor seating.
Amenities and Activities
The Riviera Maya is an outstanding location for a variety of exciting sports and Grand Velas caters to just about everyone’s activity passions. You can try a new sport every day between all the activities. Try them all or just relax on the beautiful beach or bask in the glorious Mexican Riviera sunshine by one of the pools. Enjoy a variety of activities including introduction to scuba diving classes, kayaking, boogie boards, snorkeling, bike tours, eco walking tour, nearby golf, and travel agency for off property tours*. Other indulgences include poolside and beach waiter service; a fitness center providing personal trainers, yoga, tai chi and cardio machines; plus the popular Kids and Teen’s Club activities.
Kids age 5-12 have fun at the Kids Club, a modern and creative space that is sure to please the little ones with specialized activities programs, crafts, Wii, Xbox and over 30 games as well as Blue-ray movies. The resort’s Teens Club has pool tables, table hockey and foosball. There are also individual modules with video games like Xbox and Play Station 3 along with special seats equipped with built-in speakers and 40” LED screens.. As night falls the fun continues with the disco, dance floor and karaoke.
The Teens Club is offered for all ages from 11:00am to 6:00pm and for teens 13-18 years old from 6:00pm to 12:00am.
Inspired by the lush greenery and cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Grand Velas Spa is an unparalleled refuge of pleasure and wellbeing set amidst the Mayan jungle. A 89,305 sq. ft. sanctuary of health and beauty where you will enjoy a sensory journey which begins with a hydrothermal ritual consisting of: Sauna, color therapy steam, clay room, ice room, experience showers, whirlpool, and an experience pool with different circuits.
The Spa’s extensive menu of services is a collection of indulgent treatments based on centuries-old healing traditions of Mexico and various world cultures. Beauty services available. The fitness center features cardiovascular stations, free weights and resistance equipment.
Weddings and Romance
Set on 80 acres of the Caribbean Coast, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a luxurious resort for your destination weddings in Mexico. The white sand beach and azure waters of the Caribbean Sea create a romantic backdrop for your celebrations. Our wedding coordinators can help design the wedding of your dreams – from a sunset beach ceremony with an altar of flowers to a chic garden reception to a lavish ballroom affair.