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Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa Del CarmenGrand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa Del CarmenGrand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen


Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive beachfront resort in the beautiful Riviera Maya. It features elegant suite accommodations, gourmet dining, a deluxe spa, personalized butler concierge services and a cutting edge convention center. An ideal choice for travelers of all kinds.


All-Inclusive PlanBeachfront4 Floors8 Restaurants6 BarsFamily FriendlyActiveExclusive/Luxurious449 Suites3 PoolsFamily SectionAdults Only Section


The luxurious Grand Velas Riviera Maya skirts the jungles of the Yucatan to provide the most incredible beachfront view of the Caribbean Sea. Grand Velas is the pinnacle of all-inclusive vacation luxury. Elegant accommodations, gourmet culinary tour dining experiences, a deluxe spa, personalized butler concierge services and a cutting edge convention center make Grand Velas Riviera Maya an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers. At just 10 minutes away from downtown Playa del Carmen's trendy pedestrian shopping and entertainment hub and 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport Grand Velas’ location couldn’t be any more perfect.

Notice: Zen Grand section will be closed until further notice.

Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is becoming increasingly important both at home and on holiday- travelers are looking for holiday destinations which enable them to continue or even improve their exercise regime. Embracing the growing consumer interest in fitness and wellbeing, select Velas Resorts in Mexico have launched a new action packed summer holiday activity program at three of their family-friendly hotels, allowing guests to ‘holiday like an athlete’ and return home feeling fit and energized.
Across the country, on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has also introduced an action-packed summer schedule. The fun-filled activity program will include daily cycling tours, beach volleyball classes and football tournaments, as well as eco-tours and snorkeling tours to help guest make the most of the diverse heritage and geology of the location.


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  • Chichen Itzá
  • Cancun
  • Puerto Morelos

Glamping for Kids at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now offering the increasingly popular activity, glamping! Glamping is a fusion of glamour and camping perfect for those wanting to explore the outdoors while keeping some of today’s modern comforts. Kids can fancy up s’mores with golden marshmallows and several flavors of gourmet chocolate. Other fun activities include sitting by the campfire, making glammed up dreamcatchers, telling stories, creating puppet and shadow theater shows and playing games like musical chairs and hide-and-seek. Kids can opt to overnight in their own individual teepee tent with luxe bedding and blankets. Best of all, glamping is included for no additional charge when you book your stay!

Ancestral Drink Tasting Launching at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is launching an innovative and exciting new activity that transports guests around the country and back in time with it new ancestral drink tasting. With a tasting of bacanora, sotol, tuxca, and pox, guests will learn how these ancestral recipes came to be and how they are being reinvented and reintroduced to a modern palate with cocktail recipes. Included in the nightly rate, the Ancestral Drink Tasting will be held weekly.

* Derived from the Pacific Agave which grows wild in the northern Sonoran region of Mexico, bacanora can trace its beginnings to over 300 years ago. During the workshop, guests will taste the bacanora, a naturally fermenting, 100% agave artisanal drink. The liquor has an almond scented finish on both the nose and palate.

* Next up is sotol which finds its roots in the wild plants of Dasylirion, a genus of North American plants in the asparagus family, all native to Mexico. Totally organic with spear-like leaves, it can take upwards of 15 years for these plants to mature enough to harvest. Hailing from Durango, the leaves of the Dassylirion are distilled by grinding by hand and then fermenting in plastic tubs for 3 days, followed by a double distillation in stainless steel craft stills. Known for its pine and hazelnut aroma, the liquor has a medium viscosity and a sharp herbaceous edge to the taste.

* Tuxca dates back to the 16th century in the vicinity of the Snow and Fire volcanoes, south of Jalisco and North of Colima. This handmade mezcal relies on over 20 varieties of different agaves to imbue its liquor. The proximity to the volcanic region adds an element of minerality to the liquor. Baked in a conical oven in the ground, tuxca is fermented in the volcanic stone and offers a double distillation.

* Lastly, guests will taste pox, born from the ancient springs discovered by Mayan ancestors. Fermented from sugarcane, brown sugar, wheat and fresh spring water, the elements meld in oak containers until fully finished. Representing a link from land and water, this fresh and slightly oaky drink from Chiapas holds both the naturally fresh and clean flavor of water and the woodsy hints from land.

Current Promotions

Honeymoon Plus
Welcome gift of fruit basket and wine or Champagne in room upon arrival

Honeymoon Package
Guest staying 3+ nights can enjoy the following amenities on their honeymoon:
  • Special honeymoon amenity: Chef’s selection
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Romantic breakfast in bed
  • Romantic dinner for two on your suite’s terrace*
*Applies to minimum 5-night stays.
Combinable with other promotions during the same stay.

Yucatecan Cooking Class Now Available!
Grand Velas Riviera Maya now offers foodies an experience inspired by recipes of the region. Guest can join the resort’s Mayan Chef Humberto May Tamay in exploring the Mexican flavors of traditional Yucatecan cuisine during an intimate cooking class. Traditional techniques are showcased during the class which results in a three-course meal of recipes that have been passed from generation to generation and kept as the jewels of the Yucatan peninsula’s cuisine. Sample dishes included Mexican “antojitos” like empanadas and gorditas; tikinxic (pronounced "teekeen sheek”). Each guest will receive a copy of the recipes and a Grand Velas apron to take home.

Available for 10 - 16 people per session. Class takes place at the resort’s Yucatán restaurant. There is a cost associated to take the class.

Hotel Updates

Four Diamond Award-Winning Restaurant
The delicious Sen Lin restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award highlighting Grand Velas position as a leader in all-inclusive excellence.

Family Plan
Children 3 years and under are considered infants and may share accommodation with parents at no extra charge. Extra beds and cribs, if required, will be based on the hotel’s availability and with no liability to the hotel for such availability. The maximum number of people in one room, based on existing bedding is two adults, two children and one infant OR three adults, one child and one infant.

Please note: Effective for stays starting October 2017, hotels in the municipality of Solidaridad will collect a new environmental sanitation tax. The tax is 20.00 pesos per room per night (approximately $1USD pending exchange rate). It will be payable directly to the hotel upon check in.

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