Vibrant colors surround this All-Inclusive 5 Diamonds Riviera Maya resort, which will redefine the experience of luxury. Only 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport and 5 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers the perfect vacation escape to pamper and renew your body and soul.
Why Stay Here
- A world class Culinary tour through five gourmet restaurants, three of them recently awarded by AAA.
- Eight bars including a karaoke bar, a piano bar and lounge bars with premium national and international brands.
- The resort`s 89,305 sq. ft. incomparable world-class spa, the most highly awarded spa in Mexico
- Spacious and elegant suites with an average size of 1,250 sq. ft. all featuring terraces and indoor Jacuzzi`s.
- Over 1,600 feet of pristine white sand beach; one of just two in the area certified as the cleanest beaches in Mexico.
- Premium mini bar with special amenities such as bottles of red and white wine, espresso coffee machine, bottle of signature Grand Velas tequila and a wide range of snacks
Grand Velas Rivera Maya, recipient of the Five
Diamond Award by the AAA and member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is the first all-inclusive resort in the world with a Five Diamond awarded gourmet restaurant by AAA: Cocina de Autor. The only resort in the area to offer a real culinary tour experience around five gourmet and three all day restaurants. The luxury suites include exotic garden views, stunning ocean views and oceanfront views for guests age 12 and up with private plunge pools overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. Grand Velas boasts the largest leading spa in Latin America and also the most awarded spa in Mexico offering guests 75,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to balancing body and soul. Personalized personal concierge services, a cutting edge convention center, two modern kid`s clubs open daily from 9:00am - 11:00pm, teen`s club open from 11:00am - midnight makes Grand Velas Riviera Maya the ultimate resort for leisure and business travelers. An extensively high-tech convention center caters to groups in various settings. The 91,547 sq. ft. indoor flexible facilities with state-of the-art technology can accommodate from 10 to 3,000 attendees.
- Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner la Carte or buffet at three restaurants
- Unlimited domestic and international premium brand beverages at five bars
- 24-hour suite service
- Personal concierge, pool/beach concierge, baby concierge and pre-arrival concierge services.
- Workout programs with personal trainer and fitness classes like Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and meditation.
- Non-motorized watersports
- Free WiFi
- All gratuities included
The 539 spacious suites are located against a backdrop of stunning ocean views or soothing jungle views and divided into 3 different ambiences that serve different needs according to the vacation experience:
Zen: combines the harmony of the majestic Mayan nature with the wonderful suites that provide the necessary tranquility for families or couples; With luxury amenities, a peaceful botanical garden, an award-winning Signature Spa, a modern fitness center and one of the most beautiful pools in the resort, this section takes wellbeing to an upscale experience.
Ambassador: provides the best atmosphere for a family vacation. All the suites have magnificent views of the turquoise sea, the flora of the region, and the famous infinity pool of the resort. Moreover, the proximity of the Kids Club, Teens Club and the modern Fitness Center adds an special atmosphere to this section. Entire families will have the opportunity to enjoy nightly themed shows and dinners.
Grand Class: is the adults-only designed ambiance, which provides complete privacy to enjoy an intimate getaway. It is the most luxurious area of the property, offering high-end amenities: private terrace with plunge pool, in-suite Jacuzzi, LOccitane toiletries, Nespresso coffee maker or even a Spa treatment in the suites comfort.
Contemporary aesthetics of the specialty restaurants located in this section, guarantees the quality and excellence of its cuisine. World-renowned chefs lead both, Piaf and Cocina de Autor.
Restaurants, Lounges & Bars
Restaurants, Lounges and Bars
Grand Velas is known for outstanding culinary experiences. From celebrity-chef focused gourmet dining to multinational themed snack bars, the delicious options at Grand Velas Riviera Maya offer a fusion of flavors, artfully presented in a relaxing atmosphere. Dining choices are plentiful and range from family friendly to fine, gourmet dining. You`ll also enjoy the convenience of 24-hour suite service, snack bars and a variety of bars including swim-up bars at the pool.
Designed in the environment of the Mayan jungle; it offers a family-friendly environment to share unique moments with their loved ones. Enjoy a menu that integrates organic and healthy specialties from around the world.
Restaurant hours: Open seasonally for breakfast and lunch.
If you are looking for a different Italian experience, this restaurant offers a family-friendly inspired by delicacies of the Italo-Mediterranean region. You can enjoy an exquisite menu with dishes that include seafood, pastas, risottos, pizzas and other culinary delights.
Restaurant hours: 18:00 - 23:00
We recommend booking a reservation
Tour the fascinating Asian cuisine in an intimate setting. All the dishes are prepared with the passion that characterizes the Chef Issac Esparza. This family-friendly restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants of its kind in the region.
Restaurant hours: 18:00- 23:00
We recommend booking a reservation
SEN LIN BAR-
Venture on a journey to exotic Asian lands with the drink menu that this bar offers. Taste extravagant cocktails such as lychee martini, before and after enjoying a delicious dinner at its brother restaurant.
Bar is open from: 18:00 - 11:00
In a contemporary and sophisticated environment, enjoy your favorite sports event. Indulge in an extensive menu of local and international Premium drinks and dance to the rhythm of the music on the dance floor.
Bar is open from: 18:00 - 3:00
Refresh with our special drinks prepared by our experienced bartenders in the Zen Grand pool, which is the perfect oasis to cool off from the Caribbean climate of the Riviera Maya.
Bar is open from: 9:00 - 18:00
The menu created by Chef Ricardo de la Vega is a gourmet masterpiece that mixes contemporary techniques with traditional Mexican cuisine. The family-friendly ambiance that characterizes this restaurant, was inspired by the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo. The AAA has awarded Frida with Four Diamonds!
Restaurant hours: 18:00- 23:00
We recommend booking a reservation
Located on the beautiful turquoise beach, this restaurant is ideal for families and friends. While you enjoy delicious international dishes, it provides extraordinary views of the Caribbean Sea. It has a buffet, or a special menu for those who prefer from grilled burgers, to sushi and tempura.
Restaurant hours: 9:00 -18:00
Refresh with our special drinks prepared by our experienced bartenders in the Ambassador infinity pool, which is the perfect oasis to cool off from the Caribbean climate of the Riviera Maya.
Bar is open from: 9:00- 18:00
Sing your favorite song on the fabulous stage of this bar. Enjoy the nightlife of the hotel and have fun like never before in the company of your friends.
Bar is open from: 17:00- 0:00
Enjoy delicious dishes in the comfort of your suite. Choose from a variety of cooking styles; the in-suite 24-hour service is part of the All-Inclusive Luxury experience.
Your in-suite minibar is stocked daily and it is part of the Luxury All-Inclusive plan. Enjoy unlimited Premium drinks, beer and appetizers of the highest quality.
If you prefer to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort and privacy of your luxury suite; a 24-hour dining service is available as part of your all-inclusive experience.
Pools & Spas
Considered the largest Leading Spa in Latin America. It offers luscious spa treatments carefully crafted to sooth your mind, body and soul. The unique services can be offered in the privacy of your suite or in a relaxing outdoor pavilion overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters. Built amid the lush jungle that hugs the resort. It covers an area of 76,640 sq. ft. that contains 40 luxury treatment suites appointed with beautiful native art and separate hydrotherapy facilities for men and women. Its extensive treatment menu includes massage therapies for men, women and couples; body treatments and wraps, facials and the decadent Riviera Maya Water Journey. The spa is open from Tuesday through Sunday.
Entertainment & Activities
- Snorkeling and bicycle tours
- Beach volleyball
- Water polo
- Ping Pong
- Bocce ball
- Mixology classes
- Flag football
- Treasure hunts
- Arts and crafts
- Sand castle building
- Non-motorized watersports including kayaks, pedal boats and boogie boards
- Yoga, Pilates, capoeira, tai chi, and meditation
- Rental catamarans and boats
- Scuba diving lessons and fishing trips
The Riviera Maya is an adventurers paradise! From the beautiful clear waters to the tropical jungles, there is much to explore and enjoy. Nearby attractions include:
- Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve
- Xel-Ha and Xcaret
- Kayaking Tours
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Tours of Ancient Mayan Ruins and Pyramids of Tulum
- Chichn Itza
- AAA 5-Diamond Resorts
- Babysitting (+)
- Beach Service
- Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
- Business Center (+)
- Car Rental Desk (+)
- Children's Program
- Concierge Desk
- Dry Cleaning Service (+)
- Event Catering (+)
- Fitness Classes
- Fitness Facility
- Kiddie Pool
- Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
- Luxury Resorts
- Medical Services (+)
- Multiple Swimming Pools
- Non-Motorized Water Sports
- Pet-Friendly (+)
- Shopping (+)
- Spa Services (+)
- Swim-Up Bar
- Valet Parking
- Wireless Internet (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply