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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 62 Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 289 hotels in Playa del Carmen
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Amidst the tropical beauty of the Mexican Caribbean, Grand Velas RIviera Maya is a AAA Five Diamond Luxury All-Inclusive resort with 539 suites set in three ambiances; haute cuisine at 8 restaurants, 5 bars and Aqua Bar; SE Spa; and fun family activities or romantic moments for couples. Three unique ambiances ZEN GRAND Surrounded by jungle, mangroves and natural cenotes. AMBASSADOR Ideal for families looking to spend a day basking in the sun on white sand beaches. GRAND CLASS Suites are designed to provide an experience of absolute relaxation overlooking the sea. 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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast in the room
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Juliana B wrote a review 13 Apr
De Pere, Wisconsin4 contributions1 helpful vote
Once again, the Grand Velas does not disappoint. Very safe Covid practices through out the resort. Every venue was clean and well spaced. The food was excellent in all of the restaurants. The service is that of a 5 star hotel. Thanks to Oscar, our concierge, who was always available for anything....dinner reservations, Covid test to fly home. He was very easy to work with. All of our servers in the restaurants were efficient and pleasant. Felix had my coffee ready every morning. He was so professional and friendly. Thanks again for a wonderful week away.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Rodolfo Gonzalez, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you, Juliana, for sharing with us your wonderful comments on just how well you were taken care of during yet another wonderful visit to Grand Velas Riviera Maya. There are certainly many factors that go into a highly successful vacation experience, and our professional team of concierge plays a vital role in the guest's day-to-day happiness. Oscar and his team are working on your vacation stay days before your arrival. And once you are here, your concierge makes her/himself highly present, whether it's in person, a phone call away, or a quick message. You can be assured that your reservations, laundry, and now your Covid test procedure are all taken care of so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. On behalf of Oscar, your concierge extraordinaire, and Felix, who's always there with that first cup, I thank you for making Grand Velas such an important part of your travel plans. We will be excited to see you again and continue the magic that makes your stay a fabulous experience. RODOLFO GONZALEZ DIRECTOR GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
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Patrick B wrote a review 12 Apr
Aledo, Texas3 contributions
We usually vacation at Grand Velas Riviera Maya once or twice a year but haven’t been able to visit due to Covid travel restrictions. We finally received our vacinne and made this our first destination. There is not a resort any more first class than this one. Every staff member is focused on the comfort and well being of the guests. The property and amenities are all top notch. I had a corporate event here back in 2017 and we brought in about 110 of our top clients and spouses, some of whom were not easy to please and every one of them had nothing but praise for the resort and staff. On this recent trip, Carolina was our concierge and did a tremendous job. Also kudos to Nora, Gabriel and Beatrize on the beach and around the pool for not letting us want for anything! One small disappointment on this trip were little children in the adult pool. I understand Covid has created some difficulties so maybe this was a one off. You can feel confident that your vacation will be the very best if you book Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Rodolfo Gonzalez, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Responded 4 days ago
As always, Patrick, it is an honor, and a treat, to host you once again after the difficult year that all of us faced. I am proud to know that Grand Velas was the first destination on your list once you received your vaccinations. Your absence was sorely missed amongst my staff, but as you saw firsthand, we have recuperated very nicely and are thrilled to have you back. And your kind words of praise, along with your excellent recommendation, reflect wonderfully the efforts of my team. Patrick, we look forward to your next arrival where you will find everything just as you have always known it to be, and better. Until then, sir, Carolina, Nora, Beatriz, Gabriel, and all of us at Grand Velas Riviera Maya continue to place ourselves at your faithful service. Take care, RODOLFO GONZALEZ DIRECTOR GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
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Mirela H wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
Grand Velas is the best!!! Carolina our concierge did an excellent job. Everything we needed was done in timely manner. She went above and beyond our expectations. Our family of four had best vacation ever and this is our 10th time coming to Mexico. Huge THANK YOU to Carolina our concierge and Daniel from teen club and all the other staff members on this property! We will be coming back for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Rodolfo Gonzalez, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Mirela, for sharing with us your utmost delight in the service you received and for posting the delicious photos that represent some of the fond moments of your wonderful stay. As the director, I am highly gratified to learn that this was your family's best vacation in all your years of traveling to Mexico. By deciding to reside with us at Grand Velas, you have opened yourself up to many outstanding vacation experiences in the future, and you can be assured that Carolina, your concierge extraordinaire, as well as your friend Daniel from the Teen's Club, will be there to meet you upon your next arrival. Until then, we wish your family great health and much prosperity and place ourselves at your service. Thank you! RODOLFO GONZALEZ DIRECTOR GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
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Luis Enrique García wrote a review Mar 2021
Mexico City, Mexico2 contributions
We have had the opportunity to travel all over the world and we had never encountered a hotel that had it all... until we came to Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The first thing we were told upon our arrival was "welcome home" and since then, our experience just kept getting better and better. I would dare to say that their 4 restaurants are world-class: Lucca, Frida, Piaf, and Cocina de Autor. In the latter, we had the best meal of our lives, a completely shocking and different experience but extremely delicious. The beach was clean all day, as the hotel and rooms, despite having a lot of stones in the sea, you could easily just sit on the seashore and relax all day long. Everyone is extremely courteous and makes sure you have everything you need, we never heard a "no" for an answer, they even got us some things they didn't have at the hotel! (they helped us purchase a birthday present and decorated our room with balloons, glasses, wine, and chocolate-covered strawberries as a surprise) We do believe this hotel is created by all those that put their heart into it every single day and we would like to particularly congratulate and thank Edgar, Mayra, and David at the Bistro, Ricardo and Angel for our amazing dinners in Piaf/Cocina de Autor, Jerónimo at Lucca, Asley at Frida, and our bellboy Alejandro! Thanks for making our stay one-of-a-kind. We can totally say that we have found our favorite hotel to stay, not only at Riviera Maya but worldwide. We will go back soon! Fam. García Rivera
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Rodolfo Gonzalez, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Responded 2 weeks ago
On behalf of the staff and management, I would like to thank you and the entire Garcia family for allowing us the opportunity to demonstrate to you that Grand Velas is, indeed, "the hotel that has it all." There truly is much to marvel at when vacationing at Grand Velas. Our majestic structure and pool areas exude unrestricted freedom and cleanliness. And our world-class 4 & 5 Diamond gastronomic program is undoubtedly the envy of many hotels. All of this, and more, is administered by some of the most talented professionals in the hemisphere. And what you have just experienced is the harmonization of service, product, taste, and beauty, all at your fingertips. Thank you for your firm commitment to return and also for your wonderfully informative review. You can be assured that my staff and I place ourselves at your family's service for all your future vacation needs. Take care, RODOLFO GONZALEZ DIRECTOR GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
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Sarah W wrote a review Mar 2021
Castle Rock, Colorado22 contributions8 helpful votes
We have been to this resort many times, but have stayed home because of covid for the past year. It has always been our favorite place in the world for beautiful views, delicious food, and outstanding service. Everything you could want is included so you can relax and enjoy yourself during your stay. This includes basically any food you could want at any time of day or night and most drinks too. Pool bars, pool side wait staff, ocean side wait staff, room service, casual restaurants, buffets, and formal restaurants. There are even snacks in the spa. Just in case eating isn't your ONLY vacation priority, they also have a piano bar, karaoke, teens club, kids club, non motorized sports and various activities each day. This is more of a relaxing hotel than an entertainment venue, but I feel like they do a good job keeping paradise from feeling boring for anyone that needs some daily activities. Then covid happened and my family (spouse + 2 young kids) have been stuck in our house for a year. We have taken covid very seriously, and are finally venturing out now that my husband and I are vaccinated. I was incredibly impressed with how very *normal* the hotel was able to make life feel while we were there. All of the staff wear medical masks and face shields and everything in the hotel is cleaned frequently. They encourage hand sanitizer, shoe sanitizer, social distancing, and masks for the guests, but they no longer require it strictly. I would estimate that half of the guests wore masks while we were there (including us), but it was also very easy to stay a safe distance away since the hotel is so large and they are not booking to capacity yet. They provided hand sanitizer in each room and a packet of sanitizing wipes for guests among a million other small things to help encourage effortless healthy choices. Also, they provided easy onsite covid testing, which the US currently requires for re-entry. I was amazed to find out that the hotel was hit by 2 hurricanes and a tropical storm last season. They have fixed all visible damage to the ocean areas, though the beach is a little shorter in areas, but I believe they are still working to fix the jungle/zen area before they reopen. In the meantime, the Spa is still open and amazing. Even if you don't do a full treatment, it's worth it to go to the Water Ritual through their facilities and really relax. I am so excited that I get to return to paradise again and that my family was able to travel safely to this resort!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rodolfo Gonzalez, Director General at Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much, Sarah, for sharing with the world your detailed account of what Grand Velas provided for you and your lovely family. As a team, we admire and respect all of the precautions that you have taken as a family to reach this point. Now, twelve months later, your need to escape was fully realized, and you were able to pamper yourselves with all the wonderful services and amenities that you have come to know and love. And allow me to say that your firm seal of approval on our sanitary protocols means a lot to us and to many other travelers who are contemplating the best and safest resort to invest their well-earned time and resources. In saying that, we look forward to hosting you more often as you make up for your one-year absence. And after reading your informative review, your decision on where to go is now more obvious than ever. As always, Sarah, we continue to place ourselves at your faithful service. Take care, my friends, RODOLFO GONZALEZ DIRECTOR GENERAL GRAND VELAS RIVIERA MAYA
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Velas Riviera Maya
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saffron, Piaf Restaurant, and Brisas Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Grand Velas Riviera Maya have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Velas Riviera Maya offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Velas Riviera Maya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (8.4 km).
Does Grand Velas Riviera Maya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.