Coastal Oasis: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Lifestyle Travel

Sitting along the Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula is the oasis known as Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the newest luxury resorts in the country. Playing an integral role in defining the Riviera Maya as a premier vacation hotspot, the family-friendly resort offers hospitality beyond compare, including amenities, services and suites that invite guests to experience a new level of relaxation. Nestled amidst white sand beaches, the resort’s personalized butler services, 75,000-square-foot spa, and a modern Kids Club—brimming with the latest technology and fun—are a few examples of how Grand Velas is redefining all-inclusive resorts as destinations of true luxury.

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On the land first settled by the ancient Mayans, one truly exceptional element of Grand Velas are the variety of environments visitors may choose to reside in. Sectioned off into the Grand Class, Ambassador, and Zen Jungle, each part of the resort caters to either family or adults-only needs. With stunning sea and pool views, the Grand Class and Ambassador Suites are nestled right on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, while the more intimate and tranquil Zen Jungle Suites leave guests feeling as though they are immersed in the wild. Each of the 491 suites feature beautiful artwork and large, luxurious spaces. From walk-in closets to jacuzzi tubs, each room is designed for pure relaxation. In addition, the resort’s pools—which are surrounded by the likes of tropical flowers and palms trees—feature an assortment of lounge areas and include swim up bars to unwind and sip a few drinks.

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As for activities on Grand Velas’ pristine beaches, there is swimming with dolphins, kayak tours, scuba diving, kitesurfing, and Sea Treks, an underwater adventure where divers swim along the Riviera Maya’s most beautiful aquatic life. Throughout the resort, guests may schedule private yoga classes, and in their massive spa, enjoy the revolutionary hydrotherapy circuit facilities, as well as massages, body wraps, facials, treatments specific to men, women or couples, all of which are inspired by the ancient healing practices of Mexican and distant world cultures.

As with all the resort has to offer, their dining options offer a healthy mix of extravagance and comfort. If grand-velas-4you think a buffet can’t be synonymous with “luxury,” you haven’t dined at Grand Velas’ lunch buffet. All eight of the property’s restaurants are focused around the use of fresh ingredients, including Frida, a family-friendly venue serving fine Mexican cuisine, and Bistro, which offers a variety of international dishes. In addition, Grand Velas also houses French, Italian-Mediterranean, and creative cuisine restaurants. After dinner, there is no shortage of nightlife ranging from bars, nightclubs, karaoke, and even a teen and kids club.

Because of its family-friendly atmosphere, the resort caters to children of all ages (as well as the kid in all of us). In the Kids Club, children are taken care of according to age and needs; whether it be movies, storytelling, board games, painting, or other fun activities. At the Teen Club, the older kids can enjoy billiards and arcade games, a variety of video games, dance floors, karaoke, and stands filled with their favorite snacks and refreshments. The resort even offers babies first haircuts, babysitting, and baby concierge, so parents can relax knowing even their youngest are well taken care of.

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya has some of most extravagant amenities and services in the region; the resort really does have something fun, relaxing, and enjoyable for everyone. Grand Velas encompases everything that is a luxury destination, for both couples and families alike. From the spa and pools to the world-class dining options, Grand Velas takes the stress out of everyday living, and puts guests exactly where they need to be, at a home-away-from-home accompanied by their loved ones.

By Victoria Keenan

Wannabe Carrie Bradshaw and lover of all things that involve ice cream, cats, naps, hippies, and sarcasm.