Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Whether in need of relaxing getaways or fun family holidays, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers unique luxury among the rich natural habitat of the jungle, cenotes and the beach. It is the only all-inclusive family-friendly resort to be rated Five Diamonds by the AAA.
The luxury suites were designed to complement the natural beauty of the surroundings. The accommodations combine luxury with contemporary Mexican decor and are divided into three areas within the resort. The Zen Grand Section is located less than a mile from the beach and is surrounded by lush vegetation. A shuttle transports guests to and from this section every five minutes. The Ambassador Section is a family-friendly area with 195 suites overlooking the ocean. They are conveniently located near the Kid's Club and gym. The Grand Class Section is the adults-only area of the resort and is designed for optimum privacy. It features 90 suites at over 1,300 square feet in size. On floors 2 and 3, exceptions can be made for teens aged 12-16 sharing suites with their parents.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is situated in one of the biggest tourist areas in the country. It is home to theme parks, ancient ruins, shopping venues and more. Guests of the resort can enjoy snorkeling tours along the coral reefs, scuba diving, or swimming with dolphins or docile whale sharks. Xel-Ha and Xplor theme parks offer activities such as jungle trail hiking, cave exploration and zip lining.
Visitors to Riviera Maya can also experience the intrigue of Mayan ruins. Chichen Itza is home to the Pyramid of Kukulkan, a large structure built to display the Mayan calendar. The seaport of Tulum was used to monitor trade between the Yucatan and modern-day Honduras. The fortress at this site overlooks the beach providing breathtaking scenery.
The resort's restaurants are staffed by the finest chefs from all around the world. Restaurants offer elegant dining for couples, international cuisine and casual family-friendly venues. For French cuisine, Pilaf, located in the Grand Class Section of the resort, offers dinners in an elegant setting. Sen Lin is the Zen Section's Asian restaurant. For Mexican fare, Frida serves from 6:00 to 11:00 PM in a family-friendly setting and Lucca serves Mediterranean. In addition to room service, there is also the option of visiting the series of bars around the resort.
The on-site spa was named "Best Spa in the World" by Virtuoso in 2010. It features a hydrotherapy circuit with an ice room, clay room and experience pool. Set among the jungle of Rivera Maya, the spa covers an area of 89,305 square feet and contains 40 treatment suites. Treatments include massages, body treatments, wraps and facials. The beauty salon offers hair, nail and body care as well.
The resort offers over 1,000 feet of exclusive beach access. It features everything guests need to explore, find adventure or just relax and unwind. The restaurants and included amenities ensure all the comforts of home will be provided as well.