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Av Cocoteros, 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta 63735 Mexico
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#2 of 37 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the first Five Diamond resort along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Having revolutionized the All-Inclusive concept, it offers exquisite gastronomy at 6 restaurants, a bar, and an Aqua Bar; 267 luxury suites overlooking the infinite pool and the Banderas bay waters; and personalized service. Every season, fun activities can be enjoyed at the resort, with a selection of moments for families, adults-only, and couples. The little ones enjoy the modern Kids’ Club and Teens’ Club. Our Luxury All-Inclusive concept: Personal Concierge • 24-hour suite service • Private terrace with sitting area • Indoor jacuzzi • Daily-stocked in-suite minibar • Welcome bottle of mezcal • Nespresso coffee maker • Pillow menu
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Additional bathroom
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 70 out of 100
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0Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Lisa G wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
We had an amazing week at the Grand Velas Riveria Nayarit. Our entire family enjoyed it very much. The resort is beautiful, the service impeccable and the staff is wonderful - all are very warm and friendly. They make you feel at home and cater to your every need. The food in all the restaurants is delicious and there is always a variety. The activities are fun if you choose to partake in them, and the beach is beautiful - you can walk for miles.
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Date of stay: November 2022
Room Tip: All the rooms have ocean views and are beautiful.
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TravelESeattle wrote a review Aug 2022
Seattle, Washington39 contributions16 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Thanks to all the trip advisor travelers who recommended this place. It was incredible. We are a family of four in our kids are 10 and 11. All of our pictures were of food and more food. Unbelievable how good it was. All the staff paid close attention to detail and was so lovely. Special things to the housekeeping and grounds staff who made it hard to go home. Thank you to Ever, Carlos, and Emiliano who entertained us poolside and were so great with my kids. Thank you for including my daughter in volleyball games with the adults—you build her self-confidence and now she wants to play at school. I can’t thank you enough for that. Breakfast and lunch at Azul was great each day. Ricardo, Edgar, and Perla were above and beyond kind and thoughtful. Thank you Francisco and Alejandro who took such good care of us on our last night and even delivered my dinner to the room when my son wasn’t feeling good. If anyone has questions I’m happy to answer them as we are just back from our trip two weeks ago. Plenty of things to do if you have younger kids and they are well cared for in any of the kids areas if you plan to leave them for a few hours of adult time. We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Pilar Perciavalle, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Responded Sep 5, 2022
Thank you so much for reserving at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and confirming everything the previous TripAdvisor travelers were raving about. As the resort's director, I am highly appreciative that you also contributed your thoughts and perceptions for other potential guests to contemplate. A few aspects that stand out from your review are your great appreciation for the cuisine you experienced and the personalized attention that converted this great vacation into an "incredible" series of moments. And now that you have come full circle by posting your own review, I hope your words and photos will sway others to follow in your footsteps and, like you, select "Grand Velas for the win." As always, we place ourselves at your service and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. PILAR PERCIAVALLE DIRECTORA GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA NAYARIT
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Sharay T wrote a review Nov 2022
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We LOVED it here. First of all we want to thank all the staff, specifically our concierge Mario, pool side waiter Leonel, entertainment staff Carlos and Ever Esquivel. When we first arrived they gave us a scalp and shoulder massage and got us a drink right away. Mario was available all day, booked all our dinner reservations, answered any question we had. He was constantly around to check in with us to make sure we had everything we needed. The service at this place was excellent. At the buffet for breakfast our server would rush over to carry our plates to our table. The staff really goes above and beyond. Food was excellent, the restaurants were absolutely delicious. The entertainment was so much fun, and there was always activities to do. I noticed how much kids areas and entertainment they had which looked incredible and it never disturbed adult time/area. The teen lounge was extremely impressive with the pool table, foosball, air hockey, PlayStation booths. Our rooms were super clean and tidy. The spa was beautiful and service was the best I’d ever had. All and all we loved it so much and are going to make this a yearly trip with the request for Carlos as our concierge. Thank you so much to all the staff there on behalf of Chuck Ulmer, Ulmer Contracting. Look forward to next year.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Angela M wrote a review Nov 2022
St. George, Utah4 contributions
Best holiday experience. Beautiful amenities, good food, and plenty to do. Our family especially enjoyed pool basketball, ping pong, and boogie boarding. Large room make it easy to have family game nights. Luis was the best concierge and the staff in general is delightful and helpful. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Cat H wrote a review Nov 2022
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We are on the airplane heading home after another incredible stay at Grand Velas. From the moment we walked into the lobby and were greeted with such warmth and thoughtfulness to the moment we left and were given such a sweet send off with hugs and gifts, we were so grateful to be in our happy place after a tough year for our family. Our son Benjamin absolutely loves coming to Grand Velas and the staff makes him feel so incredibly special. Each year, we bring clothes that match the pool staff’s uniform and Benjamin works the pool all day every day. They made him a name tag that says “Mini Manager” and they truly treat him like a king. Some places may scoff at the idea or a guest walking around in uniform and working but the Grand Velas staff just gets it. They see a kid who has unique interests and they do whatever they can to embrace those interests, i.e., teaching him how to fold towels and set up the pool chairs, allowing him to help with moving umbrellas, giving him a notebook and showing him what he needs to write down while he’s working, allowing him to get coffees and waters for people, giving him a “behind the scenes” tour of all the different parts of the business (thank you Gustavo!), introducing him to other staff as the “boss” or “mini manager”, and more. Jorge, the new pool concierge, took Benjamin under his wing the entire week. He was incredible. We were worried it might be more work for Jorge to have to teach Benjamin the ropes but all Jorge cared about was if we were okay with Benjamin being away from us all day. He literally included Benjamin in everything Benjamin wanted to be a part of. And he insisted Benjamin keep the tips he made. Such a wonderful and selfless guy. And of course there’s Jose “Chepe” whom everyone adores. We always request him to be our concierge when we come. He makes you feel so special when you’re in his presence. He was so helpful with everything we needed. And he is an absolute gem with our kiddos. Another concierge who has always checked in on us and been so professional and kind is Mario. It’s always nice to see him. Thanksgiving week is an incredibly busy week but the pool staff was totally on top of all our needs. Tony was our guy most days and he was great! Always checking in to make sure we were happy. And Jorge worked with Tony a couple of the days. Loved him! Funny and sweet. One of the days, “Nino” was our guy. He was so friendly and on top of everything. And remembered us throughout the week even though we weren’t in his section. Ever always brought the fun by the pool. His water aerobics class had me laughing and it’s a great workout, too! Antonio, the pool captain, was always there to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and had all that we needed. And, he gifted Benjamin with a resort shirt when we left. Pilar, the manager of the resort is absolutely wonderful. It’s no wonder Grand Velas has such incredible service with her leading the way. She makes our whole family feel so special and taken care of! I could literally go on and on, from the bellmen to the grounds crew to the cleaning crew to the pool staff to the restaurant staff to the concierges to the kids club crew to the kids daytime entertainment to the nighttime entertainment, everyone is so considerate, helpful and friendly. It really is such a special place. We are booked for next Thanksgiving and the countdown has begun!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book restaurants in advance and if you want to see the shows at night, most of them start at 8 or...
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619dad wrote a review Nov 2022
San Diego, California4 contributions5 helpful votes
Been on property over a dozen times, cannot say enough good things about both the level of service, as well as quality of experience. Several standout staff that certainly deserve special attention, should you decide to visit. Pool Staff : Headed up by Antonio R. (El Capitan), our staff were absolutely second to none. Leonel, Stephanie and Antonio T. helped us all five days of our trip, and I cannot say enough good things . Leonel (who we have known for over a decade) always makes us feel like we are back home, and The Velas properties are lucky to have them all on the team. 5 Star service EVERY time. Beach Staff : Carlos is not to be overlooked. He handles kayaks, boogie boards, and paddle boards for the hotel. He definitely gets a shout out for making sure that my teenage sons are as far away from my wife as possible. ;) Concierge : Luis provided 5 star service, as with other standouts from past reviews (Mario looking at you), you can expect a boutique level of service ensuring all aspects of your stay are easy, and at the touch of your fingers. Don’t “sleep” on the pillow menu. Reservations : Hector Ramirez always gets to put up with my MIL, thank you for helping out and we appreciate you! We look forward to our next trip to Grand Velas!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Wendi S wrote a review Nov 2022
4 contributions
Our large family of 16 has come to Grand Velas the last 3 years for Thanksgiving and we will continue to come every year! We absolutely love everything about this resort. This year my nephew also got married while we were there. The wedding was amazing and the staff planning and working it went above and beyond. (Leticia) This resort is the perfect size. It’s just big enough and just small enough to see the same people daily and make friends by the pool. The friendships we have made are just a perk to come back every year! We want to give an extra shout out to the best waiters at Grand Velas: Tony, Omar, Juan, and Leonel. We always had drinks in our hand, food in our bellies, and smiles on our faces! Carlos was also so helpful with boogie boards on the beach. Ever, the activities director, kept us all busy during the day with games and our favorite, beach volleyball! We love spending our days with Ever and his team! Luis in the gym was so friendly and kept the gym so clean and nice. We just left and have started counting the days till we can return! Grand Velas is the BEST!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Use your concierge to help plan your days. And always tip good wait staff, they deserve it!
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Daniella A wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
Grand Velas is the best place to stay. The resort is beautiful and the staff is super nice. When we arrived, they welcomed us with a refreshing drink and a massage with aromatherapy. The chef, Guillame, went above and beyond to make sure we felt right at home with his vast array of succulent and beautiful dishes. Everyday there was something different at the buffet Azul and it was always exquisite. The staff at the Kids Club is also very nice, our son really enjoyed doing arts and crafts there. The gym is also outstanding, they offer yoga classes daily, and the person attending the guests in the weight/cardio room was always very attentive greeting you with a water, towel and/or a yoga mat, as well as healthy snacks. The service from the hotel staff at the beach was very consistent, prompt and helpful. We had a beautiful family vacation and we created vert sweet memories thanks to the experience we had at the Grand Velas in Nuevo Vallarta. Thank you so much Grand Velas!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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William A wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
Very enjoyable family trip for Thanksgiving holiday. The standard suites are very large and comfortable with every amenity imaginable available. The service throughout the hotel and especially in the restaurants is outstanding ; all of the personnel courteous and friendly,and the food in the gourmet restaurants is superb. The breakfast and lunch buffets offer a broad selection of delicious fare as well. Grand Velas is definitely a top shelf all inclusive resort.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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WILLIAM A wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions
We had an amazing stay with our family during Thanksgiving break! All the restaurants were phenomenal and the service was top notch! The staff was very friendly and attentive at all times. The beach was beautiful and the pool area was very spacious and comfortable as well. The hotel and rooms were very well kept and impeccably clean as well. We will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lucca, Piaf, and Amalfi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Nuevo Vallarta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church (6.5 miles).