Girlfriends or Couples Will Love This Luxury All-Inclusive in Mexico with a Peaceful Vibe

Grand Velas Zen pool

The peaceful refuge at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an ultra-luxury all-inclusive in Mexico, is a perfect getaway for girlfriends. You’ll be treated to delectable food, specialty drinks, relaxing pools, and a superb spa experience. The resort has won numerous awards for top-level service and luxury accommodations, including AAA’s highest rating of Five Diamond since 2010.

Grand Velas Pool and Beach
Sunset at Grand Velas Pool and Beach is beyond compare

A Luxury All-Inclusive in Mexico in a Tranquil Setting

The resort’s professional shuttle service meets you at the busy Cancun airport and whisks you away to a luxury all-inclusive in Mexico in Playa del Carmen. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort comes into view after a security checkpoint and winding drive onto the 80-acre property of mangroves and tropical jungle.

Grand Velas grounds
Grand Velas is nestled in a tropical jungle

Your first impression will be of soothing serenity.  The reservations staff offers champagne or juice while you complete your registration to the sound of water bubbling from a floor fountain in the open-air lobby.

Grand Velas Lobby Registration
Relax to the sound of a bubbling fountain at registration

Butlers escort you to our rooms while acquainting you with the resort’s amenities. Dense vegetation of flora and fauna and lily ponds adorn the passageway as you admire the architecture which is both modern and rustic.

Service is Top-of-the-Line

This Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort has received many awards for luxury travel since it opened in 2008. The resort was inducted into Trip Advisor’s Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence award for five consecutive years.

Grand Velas Butler service
Grand Velas Butler Service is available 24 hours a day

The staff is friendly and professional, always smiling while handing out cool, wet towels or refreshing lemonade drinks at poolside. Staff members make you feel pampered, opening doors for you when entering and exiting restaurants.

Grand Velas Staff is Friendly
Grand Velas Staff open doors with a smile

Butlers rotate throughout the corridors offering assistance. A girlfriend trip is sure to feel luxurious when you order from twenty-four hour, full-menu room service. Pampering reaches the highest level when you select a special pillow based on material, shape, support, and delicate scents from the in-room pillow menu!

Grand Velas Room Service
Grand Velas 24-hour room service has a full menu of options

Suites are Large and Luxurious

Most suites are over 1000 sq. ft. and include jacuzzis, rain showers, and patios overlooking pristine natural surroundings. The three types of suites are listed below. Check out TripAdvisor Reviews for Grand Velas.

Zen Grand Room has a view of nature
Zen Grand Rooms have a view of nature

·         Zen Grand: Located in the heart of the jungle, rooms are nestled under thatched roofs in the mangroves. A fully stocked mini-bar is replenished daily and include welcome bottles of Mescal, fine wines, beer, and daily chocolate treats. Stunning art made from chocolate is even left to surprise you each evening.

Grand Velas Room in Zen Grand
Grand Velas Room in Zen Grand

·         Ambassador:  Ocean-view rooms look out over the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, infinity pool, and lush green lawns.  Full amenities, gourmet restaurants, a Spa, boutiques, and Kid’s and Teen Clubs are close at hand. Guests of all ages enjoy activities including snorkeling, kayaking, water polo, aquatic volleyball, Zumba, yoga, bingo, mini golf and more.

·         Grand Class: This is the most exclusive area of the resort and all rooms are ocean-view. Elegance and privacy are practically guaranteed with just 90 rooms. There are private plunge pools and butlers dedicated to every floor, three gourmet restaurants, and private adults-only swimming pools and beach areas.

Dine In Exquisite Restaurants

Restaurants in this luxury all-inclusive in Mexico are so much more than anyone will expect!  Five gourmet restaurants are open for dinner and three all-day restaurants have a buffet and a la carte menus.

Quality, selection, presentation and designer interiors rival the finest free-standing restaurants. Two gourmet dining experiences are rated Four Diamonds by the AAA; one, Cocina de Autor is rated Five Diamonds.

Cocina De Autor Restaurant
Gourmet Meals of 8-12 Courses are served at Cocina De Autor

Foodies and non-foodies alike will go crazy over these sensational meals. Taste lobster tacos at poolside, Yucatan specialties and several of the fine dining restaurants, and a ten-course elaborate dinner prepared by renowned Chef Nahum Velasco at Cocina de Autor.

Cocina De Autor Chef Velasco
World Renowned Chef Velasco at Cocina De Autor

Bartenders Make the Most Delicious Drinks

Tequila, locally sourced, is mixed to perfection into other-world concoctions at any of the eight bars on the luxury all-inclusive. Top-shelf premium liquor flows all day. But if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, you can taste mint-garnished frozen lemonades that are just as beautiful!

Specialty drinks at Grand Velas
Specialty Drinks with local Tequila, Mescal, and spices

Pools Are Relaxing

Kids of all ages enjoy swimming pool activities in the family area. Adults swim up to the bar for a mixed drink or beer.

Grand Velas Drinks at Poolside
Lemonade Drinks are served poolside

Guests relax, swim, and read in the quieter Zen pool area, which is nestled in lush tropical foliage. Guests choose from a variety of food and drink options from waiters circulating regularly.

Grand Velas Zen pool
Grand Velas Zen Pool is tranquil set in tropical foliage

The private adults-only pool in the Ambassador area is the perfect choice for a romantic couple’s time or to simply unwind.

Grand Velas Pool
Grand Velas Beachfront Pool is a peaceful refuge

Beachfront is for walking and more

Go kayaking, snorkel, take a yoga class, or simply stroll along the 1000 feet of beautifully groomed white beach. Lounge in cushioned chairs under umbrellas or billowing canopies for a relaxing day. Enjoy the sun on your face, catching rays of the Mexican Caribbean on a beautiful winter day.

Grand Velas Beach
Grand Velas Beach is perfect for walking or sports

A Most Luxurious Spa

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa was named one of Forbes’ 30 Most Luxurious Spas in the World. It was designed for luxurious pampering and for medicinal benefit. The hydro-therapy pool looks like a swimming pool and has jetted waterbeds!

Grand Velas Spa pool
Grand Velas Water Therapy is relaxing and theraputic

Adult-Friendly Areas

Travelers looking for an adult only or adult-friendly luxury all-inclusive in Mexico will find all they need at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The Grand Class wing caters to the sophisticated traveler.

The entire property is spread across the 80 acres of tropical vegetation. Guests catch regular shuttles from one wing to another at all hours. Moving between areas to visit your favorite restaurant, spa, or exercise facility couldn’t be easier!

Grand Velas grounds
Grand Velas grounds are immaculately maintained

Meeting Facilities and Special Events

This luxury all-inclusive in Mexico is a perfect place for business conventions and incentive trips.  There is 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, breakout rooms, and audiovisual amenities.

Our group met more casually inside restaurants and around the Zen Pool. We received attentive service and never felt rushed to leave.

Your special event will move from a dream to a dream-come-true at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Work with personal wedding planners to design your customized affair.

Grand Velas Wedding services
Grand Velas offers Weddings planned to perfection

Make Grand Velas your next girlfriend or couple getaway destination

A girlfriend or couple trip to Grand Velas is the perfect destination vacation. With exceptional service and lush tropical surroundings, you’ll relax and enjoy every minute of your stay. Feel the tranquility of nature and prepare to be pampered in the region’s largest spa sanctuary. You’ll be sure to put this luxury all-inclusive on the top of your list of best trips.

Grand Velas palms
Palm Trees adorn the tranquil surroundings of Grand Velas

A huge thank you to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya for their generous hospitality. We enjoyed this visit as professional bloggers, but as always, all opinions are our own.

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