Just got back from a four day stay at the Grand Velas and it was fabulous. My husband and I plus our two kids (12 and 11) had an amazing experience. We stayed in the Ambassador section and had a lovely room overlooking the pool and the ocean. The resort was relatively quiet until a large corporate group came the last day. The employees catered to our every need, especially the wait staff at the pool. They were incredibly attentive, yet unobtrusive. We ate all of the lunch meals poolside. Going into the vacation I was a bit skeptical about the food at this all-inclusive resort, but my skepticism was quickly quelled. The meals were delicious and the service, again, was exceptional. We enjoyed one of our best meals ever at the Italian restaurant with the 8 course tasting menu. Truly innovative food and beautiful presentation.
The resort grounds are spectacular and well kept. We walked along the beach and passed the Banyan Tree and Fairmont hotels in Myakoba. The beaches at these two resorts were not nearly as wide as the beach at the Grand Velas. The chairs, umbrellas and tables at both resorts looked a little tired. While the Fairmont had rooms directly on the beach, their view was obscured by the lounge chairs occupied by hotel guests on the beach.
Our sole complaint of the Grand Velas is the lack of free Wi fi. When you're paying these rates, the expectation is that this would be included.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2008, the luxurious All Inclusive Luxury Resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya is one of the newest resorts to distinguish Riviera Maya as a premier vacation destination. The uniquely Mexican world-class hospitality we provide is "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare", and we are proud to be the only family-friendly All Inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to have been rated Five Diamonds by the AAA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort, Riviera Maya Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Grand Velas All Suites And Spa Resort, Riviera Maya
- Grand Velas Hotel Riviera Maya
- Grand Velas Riviera Maya Playa Del Carmen, Mexico