For the ideal combination of luxury and adventure, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort is the perfect all-inclusive destination wedding choice. A quick 40-minute drive from Cancun’s International Airport puts you in the midst of a tropical jungle paradise and a short distance from some of Mexico’s most famous archaeological sites. Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers almost 500 suites of pure luxury on over 200 acres, including more than 1,000 feet of white sand beaches.
Whether vacationing with family or friends, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers unmatched service. Pool and beach concierge service complement the 24-hour Butler-Concierge Service included in your stay. The Life Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art equipment in addition to daily yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes. The Kids’ Club offers up to 14 hours of fun and learning for children ages 4 to 12, seven days a week. The Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is set amid the lush jungle of the Mayan Riviera. Over 40 treatment suites offer relaxation for men, women and couples.
Three building complexes provide accommodations fit for the most discerning travelers. The Grand Class section, for adults only, features oceanfront suites, each with its own plunge pool. Private terraces and in-room Jacuzzis complement the stunning views. Two family-friendly sections feature more than 400 suites. Choose from the Zen Garden section, set amidst the natural beauty of the Mayan Jungle, or the Ambassador section with ocean view suites. The Zen Garden is close to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya convention center and guests have direct access to the Master Pool. Shuttles take you the short distance to the beach throughout the day. Guests in the Ambassador rooms enjoy terraces and the main infinity pool. Some suites offer private plunge pools and the kids’ club and gym are nearby. Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a pet-friendly resort, as well.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Dine on French fare at Piaf or Bistro, Asian at the family-friendly Sen Lin, Italian-Mediterranean at Lucca, and Spanish dishes at Cocina de Autor. Azul and Chaka both offer international menus and welcome diners of all ages. For upscale Mexican, visit Frida, open to everyone for dinner. Sip your premium cocktails on the rooftop Sky Bar, with amazing vistas, perfect sunset viewing and dancing. Show off your vocals at Karaoke Bar, with a songbook of hundreds. Two lobby bars offer live entertainment on certain evenings, televisions, appetizer menus and indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the Aqua Bars located at each section’s main pool, featuring swim-up and dry service.
You won’t have any problem keeping busy at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. From water sports like kayaking, pedal boating, snorkeling and water polo to land activities like bicycling, basketball and beach volleyball, this resort has something for everyone. Crafts and sand castle contests keep guests of all ages engaged and entertained. Venture a short way off of the resort and see ancient Mayan ruins, natural parks, lush jungles or even swim with dolphins.
ZEN GRAND SUITE NATURE VIEW
Exquisitely furnished suites, all with a terrace and an array of personal and entertainment amenities. Amenities include cable/satellite TV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies, as well as a CD/DVD player. There is a multi-line touch-screen phone in the suite, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, and an in-room safe to accommodate a laptop computer. Smoking rooms are available. Occupancy: 3 adults /2 Children / 4 total. Bedding: 1 king or 2 queens, subject to availability at time of check in.
ZEN GRAND POOL SUITE NATURE VIEW
Exquisitely furnished suites with a private plunge pool, terrace, and an array of personal and entertainment amenities. Amenities include cable/satellite TV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies, as well as a CD/DVD player. There is a multi-line touch-screen phone in the suite, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, and an in-room safe to accommodate a laptop computer. Smoking rooms are available. Occupancy: 3 adults /2 Children / 4 total. Bedding: 1 king or 2 queens, subject to availability at time of check in.
AMBASSADOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
1-bedroom suite with an ocean view and balcony. Amenities include an interior whirlpool and family-pleasing features such as a minibar, cable/satellite TV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies, as well as a CD/DVD player. There is a multi-line touch-screen phone in the suite, as well as high-speed wireless Internet service, and an in-room safe to accommodate a laptop computer. Smoking rooms are available. Occupancy: 3 adults /2 Children / 4 total. Bedding: 1 king or 2 queens, subject to availability at times of check in.
AMBASSADOR POOL SUITE OCEAN VIEW
1-bedroom suite located in the family-friendly area of the resort with an elegant Mexican décor and a unique view of the ocean. Features a balcony and private plunge pool overlooking the magnificent Caribbean waters, and a spacious bathroom with an interior whirlpool, a refreshing rain shower head, and with room for a massage table. Occupancy: 3 adults /2 Children / 4 total. Bedding: 1 king or 2 queens, subject to availability at time of check in.
GRAND CLASS SUITE OCEAN FRONT
1-bedroom suite located in the quite area. Elegantly appointed with imported furnishings, beautiful Mexican artwork, a stunning oceanfront view, and a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean. The spacious bathroom has an interior whirlpool, a rain showerhead, and room for a massage table. There is also a sitting area with a sofa, a 42″ plasma TV with digital cable and pay-per-view movies, as well as a DVD, CD, and MP3 player. In addition, there is wireless telephones with a private line with signal throughout the resort, high-speed wireless Internet, as well as an in-room safe that can accommodate a laptop computer. Occupancy: 3 adults / 3 total – Beginning December 20, 2011 up to 2 children ages 12 to 16 will be allowed in room. Max occupancy will still be 3 people total. Bedding: 1 king or 2 queens, subject to availability at time of check in.
Azul – Casual oceanfront setting for enjoying delicious meals any time of day with friends and family in a relaxing open-air atmosphere. The international buffet at Grand Velas Riviera Maya features scrumptious cuisine from around the world, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, and American favorites, as well as mouth-watering fare from the grill. Azul restaurant is located in the family section of the resort. Smoking and nonsmoking sections available.
Bistro – French-style restaurant, located beachfront in the adults-only section of Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The menu offers a wide selection of popular French dishes, such as soups and salads, sandwiches on French bread, and deliciously tempting quiches that can be enjoyed with a great selection of international wines. Must be 12 years of age or older.
Chaká – Savor sights and sounds among Mangroves, Chechen, Salam, and Chaka trees at this all-day, causal restaurant located near the pool of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya jungle section of the hotel. Enjoy an international array of dishes and delightful organic experiences. Chaká’s relaxing open-air atmosphere is complemented by tantalizing entrees, delicious desserts, international wines, and specialty coffees from all over the world. Savor the sights and sounds of the jungle while you enjoy a delightful dining experience.
Piaf – Like the French chanteuse namesake, this gourmet restaurant Piaf is bold and intricate. Celebrated French chef Michel Mustiere delivers an unforgettable gastronomic experience using the flavors of traditional French cuisine combined with an innovative spirit and only the freshest ingredients. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, enjoy mouthwatering soups and sauces, savory meats and poultry, and irresistibly tempting desserts are all part of the gourmet experience that awaits. Piaf is located on the third floor of the exclusive adult-only area. Reservations required. Live music. Indoor air-conditioned seating. Must be 12 years of age or older. Dress Code Business casual; no flip-flops, T-shirts, or shorts.
Sen Lin Restaurant & Bar – The chef has carefully chosen the best cuisine from China, Japan and Korea in northeast Asia and Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Cambodia in the southwest part of Asia. Ingredients vary by province, but there is always special emphasis on the use of fresh vegetables and spices along with dipping sauces. Sen Lin is a family-friendly restaurant, located in the convention center of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Reservations required. Live music. Indoor air-conditioned seating. Dress Code Business casual; no flip-flops, shorts, or T-shirts. Sen Lin is a nonsmoking restaurant.
Frida – Named for the famous Mexican painter, Frida offers the very best of Mexico’s traditional haute cuisine but with a modern twist. The menu covers a wide spectrum of local cuisine, from exotic squash blossoms to multi-colored sauces flavored with soft tasting peppers, as well as the chef’s own version of world-famous Mexican dishes. Frida is located on the third floor of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya and features ocean front views. Reservations required. Live music. Outdoor terrace and indoor air-conditioned seating available. Dress Code Business casual; no flip-flops, T-shirts, or shorts. Frida is a nonsmoking restaurant.
Cocina de Autor – The Signature Restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Dining at Cocina de Autor is an experience of flavors and aromas created by internationally renowned Spanish chefs, Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso. New gastronomic delicacies are unveiled every day as Chef Oteiza and Chef Alonso include their signature dishes in the a la carte menu. Reservations required. All seating is in an air-conditioned dining area. Must be 12 years of age or older. Dress Code Business casual; no flip flops, shorts, or T-shirts. Cocina de Autor is a nonsmoking restaurant.
Snack Bar – Snack around the world at 3 open-air snack bars that offer appetizing French, Middle Eastern, Italian, Asian, or American delicacies. Unique menu includes lettuce wraps, mini-pizzas and much, much more.
Room Service is available 24 hours a day.
Sky Bar – The rooftop Sky Bar at Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers prime sunset viewing, delicious drinks in a hip-lounge setting, DJ music and dancing. The Sky Bar is located on the 4th floor of the resort’s adults-only area.
Aqua Bar – Sip your favorite top-shelf mix at the poolside Aqua Bar located in the resorts main pool area. Enjoy the convenience of swim-up or dry seating. The Aqua Bar is a favorite hot spot for enjoying a refreshing tropical beverage while relaxing at or in the pool.
Sen Lin Bar – Cool off at the Sen Lin Bar with some delicious exotic combinations for a perfect balance.
Karaoke Bar – Come sing and dance the night away at the state-of-the-art Karaoke Bar. Choose from hundreds of songs to live out your rock star dreams or sit and enjoy the melodies of others as you sip the best cocktails, wines, and liquors in town. The Karaoke Bar is located in the Grand Velas Ambassador family friendly section.
Lobby Bars (2) – Socialize with friends or colleagues at the resort’s 2 lobby bars featuring only the finest choices in premium liquor, beer, and wine and an appetizer menu. The lobby bars broadcast sporting events on TV and feature live entertainment on select evenings. Outdoor terrace and air-conditioned seating is available.
- Pools – 3 pools, includes towels, chairs, and pool concierge
- Beach – White sandy beach with beach concierge service
- Watersports – Snorkeling lessons, kayaks, Boogy board, and sky surfing
- Spa – A truly extraordinary world-class spa where you can enjoy the soothing effects of a body massage or a refreshing facial treatment. Built amid the lush jungle that hugs the resort, the Spa at Grand Velas covers an area of 89,305 square feet that contains 40 treatment suites appointed with beautiful native art and design 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 a true escape into total bliss. There is also Spa Boutique where you can purchase top-of the-line products. The Spa Concierges will gladly assist you in the selection and sequence of your treatments, so feel free to consult with them before making your final appointment.
- Fitness Center – Full fitness center
- Shopping – 3 boutiques shops on site