Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Discover a resort that allows you to discover the Riviera Maya in all of its splendor. Here you can select your suite from one of three ambiances, and enjoy full access to the entire property, including all pools, restaurants, bars, gyms, Kids’ Clubs, Teens’ Club and more. The tranquil and exotic Zen Grand ambiance is located amidst the Mayan jungle, just two minutes from the beach. The Ambassador ambiance is conveniently arranged around the main infinity pool, near the Ambassador Section Kid’s Club and gym, and the exclusive Grand Class ambiance is ocean front, for adults only (admits guests ages 16 and over).

This is a property that defines the Mexican Caribbean vacation experience and offers a world-class culinary tour through eight restaurants, worthy of any foodie traveler. Hugging the pristine white sand shores of Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas All Suites and Spa Resort has received Five Diamonds by the AAA, and is also home to an incredible Spa located in the jungle. With a long sandy white sand beach, stunning grounds and artful touches, no other resort in the area compares.

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The elegant, sumptuous accommodations of this resort exemplify a luxury lifestyle. The suites at Grand Velas Riviera Maya were designed in Mexican Contemporary style, each with private terrace overlooking ocean or jungle views, spa-like bathrooms and the option of a private plunge pool. Each one has a magnificent view and a minimum of 1,000 square feet of living space.

Studio Suite

Relax in one of the exotic and luxurious Studio Suites in the natural environment of the Riviera Maya jungle. All of the suites have either one King bed or two Queen beds, private terrace and ample assortment of personal and entertainment amenities. Smoking suites are available.

Minimum Occupancy: 2 people
Dimensions: 110m2 (1,184 Sq. Ft.)
One King bed or two Queen Beds
Spectacular terrace with jungle view
Bathroom with jacuzzi
Living area with sofa

One Bedroom Suite

Composed of two connecting Studio Suites, with an impressive jungle view. Relax in maximum comfort, with plenty of space to spread out and relax.

Minimum Occupancy: 4 people
Dimensions: 220m2 (2,368 Sq. Ft.)
Two King beds or one King bed and two Queen beds
Spectacular terraces with jungle views
Two bathrooms with jacuzzis
Two living areas with sofas

Studio Suite

These suites have an extraordinary view of the Caribbean Sea and main freeform infinity pool, for the whole family to enjoy from the private terrace. Amenities include an interior jacuzzi as well as an array of pleasing items such as a fully stocked mini bar. Smoking suites available.

Minimum Occupancy: 2 people.
Dimensions: 118m2 (1,270 Sq. Ft.)
One King bed or two Queen beds
Spectacular private terrace with ocean view
Bathroom with jacuzzi
Living area with sofa

One Bedroom Suite

With elegant decoration and a unique ocean view, these suites are composed of two Studio Suites, each with private terraces. They feature two spacious bathrooms with interior jacuzzis.

Minimum Occupancy: 4 people
Dimensions: 236m2. (2,540 Sq. Ft.)
Two King beds or one King and two Queen beds
Spectacular private terraces with ocean views
Two bathrooms with interior jacuzzis
Two living areas with sofas

  • Private terrace with stunning view of the Mayan jungle in the Zen Grand Ambiance, or Ocean View in the Ambassador Ambiance
  • Jacuzzi in the bathroom  
  • Plush living and sleeping areas
  • White goose down comforters and pillows
  • Pillow menu
  • Daily-stocked, premium mini bar including fine wine and tequila
  • Flat screen with digital cable
  • Telephone
  • Laptop-size safe
  • Nespresso coffee maker
  • Vanity table with mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Scale
  • Umbrella
  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily turndown service
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Deluxe bath amenities

The resort’s Kids’ Clubs offer a seemingly endless variety of options for children 4-12 years of age, while the Teens’ Club features individual video gaming pods, billiards, karaoke, dance floor and bar serving nonalcoholic drinks. Adults enjoy an activities schedule including daily exercise classes, yoga, and beach volleyball. Grand Velas Riviera Maya also plans impressive seasonal activities programs to make the most of every time of year, with special Christmas, New Years’, Easter, Summer Camp and autumn activities. There’s always something new!

Surrounded by the natural flora and fauna of the Mayan jungle, the award-winning SE Spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya must be seen to be believed. With seven-step water journey, over 40 treatment cabins and an extensive Spa menu, it’s a must during any stay.

The property is lined by a long white sand beach is caressed by the crystalline waters of the Mexican Caribbean, and snorkeling and kayaking the calm waters are favorites among guests. Onsite tours of the jungle, mangroves and cenotes (natural freshwater wells) are conducted daily, along with eco-activities such as Plant a Tree. Championship golf courses are also located nearby.

Enjoy the fine art of French cuisine at Piaf. The restaurant’s gourmet menu was created by acclaimed Maîtres Cuisinier de France Michel Mustiere. Located in the adults-only area, Piaf features live music.


Explore the distinctive flavors of Asian cuisine at Sen Lin Restaurant & Bar. Here you will experience the culinary traditions of northeast and southwest Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. Open to all ages, located amidst the Mayan jungle and features live music.


Celebrating the legacy of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida offers exceptional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Every dish is a gourmet masterpiece that reflects the rich culinary heritage of Mexico. Frida is open to all ages, located on the third floor of the resort and features ocean views.


Cocina de Autor is the signature restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya; the world’s first All Inclusive resort restaurant to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award. This creative-evolutionary restaurant features a world-class menu created by a team of internationally acclaimed chefs.


Italian-Mediterranean cuisine distinguishes the rich and varied menu of seafood, gourmet meats, and homemade fresh pastas at Lucca. Open to all ages and features live piano music.


Bistro features a prime ocean front location in the adults-only section, with a menu of international delights. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Enjoy delicious meals with family and friends any time of day at Azul. This family friendly restaurant features open-air dining and a casual atmosphere, with full international buffet and varied breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.


Located near the pool in the Zen Grand ambiance, Chaká is a casual, open air restaurant featuring a menu of regional Yucatecan specialties, as well as international delights.


An innovative lounge located in the Zen Grand ambiance. Relax inside or on the terrace, or move your body to the rhythms on the dance floor. Enjoy the biggest sports shows and events broadcasted with the latest audio and video technology such as high definition Black Diamond screens.

Located at each of the swimming pools, with the luxury of swim-up or dry seating.

Pair prime sunset viewing with tasty drinks at the hip, rooftop Sky Bar. Located in the adults-only section, with a chic lounge setting and nightly entertainment.

Like its creatively gourmet Asian dinner menu, exotic combinations are the specialty at Sen Lin Bar, featuring an extensive drink menu.

Make your mark on the nightlife scene at this lively bar, with sound system and specialty cocktails.

Two high performance gyms, located in the Master and Ambassador section, are equipped with cardiovascular stations including stair climbers, treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes in addition to various resistance machines and weight training stations. We also offer meditation, yoga and Pilates classes. Private instructors are available.


Golf, shopping, eco-tours, water sports and cultural tours are just a few of the wonderful activities that the Riviera Maya has to offer. Aside from renowned scuba diving, there are fantastic opportunities for snorkeling, fishing, hiking, canopy tours, exploring underground caves, cenotes tours, all-terrain vehicle tours, and swimming with dolphins. Sian Ka’an, Contoy Island, Xcaret and Xplore Eco-parks are close by, offering a variety of exciting activities to connect you with the beautiful natural environment.

Playa del Carmen, commonly referred to as Playa, is a charming seaside town with a bustling promenade of shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and tour operators offering discounts and coupons for various Riviera Maya tours. Quinta Avenida, Playa’s downtown strip, is just 10 minutes from Grand Velas.

Among the most riveting attractions of the Riviera Maya and interior Yucatan region, are the archeological sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum, and Cobá. Guided tours of different sites are available through a number of agencies.