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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Photo: Courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Carretera Cancun Tulum, km. 62
Playa del Carmen, 77710, Mexico
TEL: (877) 418-2963
Located inside an 80-acre mangrove and jungle reserve, the all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya has an exotic, faraway feel within easy drive of Playa del Carmen and other Riviera Maya hot spots. Spread along a pristine, white-sand strand, the resort features both adult-only and family areas, and a range of room choices from tranquil Zen suites tucked in the tropical woods away from the beach to spacious oceanfront suites with private plunge pools and views across the water to the twinkling lights of Cozumel. Though the resort’s 75,000-square-foot spa is one of Mexico’s largest, the real treat at Grand Velas are the eight restaurants, which include Frida for veal osso buco in a molé de olla, Sen Lin for Asian fusion, and Cocina de Autor for Spanish-inspired molecular Mexican Caribbean cuisine. (We loved the liquid quesadilla, a blue corn tortilla with quesillo cheese that accompanies an intensely flavored mushroom soup, seasoned with the wild epazote herb.)

Room to Book:

Located in the quietest corner of the resort, the Grand Class Oceanfront Suites offer views of the beach from private plunge pools.

Insider Tip:

The activities desk will arrange an excursion to the Rio Secreto, a recently discovered underground river and cave system (four-hour trips from $69).


Open / Closes
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beach Resort
  • Breakfast Included
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Year Opened: 2008

Number of Bars: 6

Number of Restaurants: 8

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Suites: 491


Number of Rooms: all suites


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