4.5
Very Good 2119 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Massive guest suites that start at around 1,000 square feet
  • A beautiful setting on more than 80 acres of protected mangroves and jungle, with 1,000 feet of white-sand beach
  • Eight dining venues that span the globe, from French to Asian to molecular gastronomy

What To Know

  • Children under 12 are only allowed in certain areas
  • The resort has the largest luxury meeting facility in the Yucatan, hosting up to 3,000 people
  • Spa treatments, airport transfers, certain wines and even Wi-Fi incur additional costs

Amenities

  •  All-Inclusive
  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

All-inclusive resort near Playa Del Carmen with luxurious accommodations for family, business and romantic vacationers

The Lowdown

Designed to redefine all-inclusive resorts as places of true luxury, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has earned all sorts of industry awards for its sophistication and service. Instead of buffets, the restaurants serve gourmet dinners prepared by chefs from France, Spain and Mexico, and the rooms are stylish in design and massive in space. The premium oceanfront Grand Class Suites are the most romantic of the 491 accommodations and feature plunge pools on their terraces, while the ocean-view Ambassador Suites are family friendly and the Zen Grand Suites are situated close to the conference facilities. All rooms have big windows and breezy tropical vibes with splashes of Yucatan color in bed runners and throw pillows. Best of all, they all come with dedicated butler service.

In the Area

The resort is just five minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, a charming colonial town filled with galleries and boutiques. Nearby Xel-Ha Park is known as the world’s largest aquarium, with an array of lagoons, inlets and cenotes (freshwater swimming holes) at the mouth of the largest underground river in the world. Here visitors can observe tropical fish, swing on ropes into crystal pools and swim with dolphins. The Xplor Adventure Park has 14 zip-lines, tours in amphibious vehicles through jungles and inside caves and an underground river where visitors can swim among stalagmites and stalactites.

How to Get There

Grand Velas Riviera Maya – All Inclusive
Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 62
Playa del Carmen, 77710 Mexico

Reviews

Excellent!!
LauraLukasik

For all you foodies! Grand Velas is the resort for you! Excellent service, quality and accommodations!! The property and beach was so clean. This is the best of the best. Night life is simple with a piano bar and Karaoke bar. I would highly recommend the Grand suites!

Amazing hotel!!
April S

I had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya for 3 nights recently and this was one of the most amazing hotels I have experienced! From the moment you arrive and check in to each and every meal, the immaculate grounds, beach, spa, freindly staff members and amazing rooms - everything was perfect! All three sections of the hotel were amazing and a hard choice as to which is best. You cannot go wrong by choosing the Grand Velas and I will definately be back soon! thank you!

Exceptional Destination
Trek60258

Everything you read in other reviews is true: remarkable luxury property in the most beautiful part of Rivera Maya, with large modern super-comfortable rooms, exceptional restaurants, boutiques and Spa. This hotel offers impeccable service on every step of the way, making sure that you’re comfortable any time and anywhere. I could go on and on about delicious food, exquisite restaurants, pool services, etc. and it would all contain words “remarkable, incredible, super, unbeatable”.
But I’d also like to mention that Grand Velas is a great place for a wedding or any type of private and corporate events, with all the services you can only think of right at your fingertips. Their state-of-the-art convention center can accommodate any type of meetings, from small Board meetings to huge conferences and incentive/awards trips. The capability of the A/V services will amaze you as you probably wouldn’t expect to find the latest technology in such relaxing establishment. For wedding, in addition to the beach area, they have a luxurious hall for glamorous ceremony, with breath taking view on the sea and access to huge private outdoor deck. So if you want to make the most memorable moments for your family or your business, this is an absolute place to go.