The second post in my series of my twelve day trip to Mexico. My husband and I stayed three nights in an Ambassador Class Suite at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Wow – This is not your typical all inclusive resort! The rooms, food, and service were all wonderful. They also do a great job at the difficult task of catering to the needs of both couples and families. In fact the kids club stays open until 11:00PM to allow parents to have dinner alone, if they so choose. The huge beach and pool area is a great asset and difficult to find at many resorts in the Mayan Riviera.
We stayed in an Ambassador Class Suite on the fourth floor with a direct oceanfront view. There are three main categories of suites (491 total) at Grand Velas: Zen Grand (in the jungle area), Ambassador Class (surrounding the pool and beach area), and Grand Class (adults only, all oceanfront suites). Our suite was well appointed with a separate tub and shower, fully stocked mini-bar, and Nespresso machine.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is located approximately thirty-five minutes south of the Cancun airport.
There are five a la carte restaurants throughout the property that serve gourmet cuisine for dinner. In addition, you can dine at three restaurants a la carte or buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, there’s always room service and the snack bar! We found the meal portions ranged from perfect to more than generous. I can assure you that you will not go hungry here. Even as a vegetarian I found plenty to eat everywhere that we dined.
Each class of suites has it’s own lobby that was designed to reflect the look and feel of the rooms. You will check in at the lobby associated with your room category.
Regardless of your room category, you will find a well-appointed gym with plenty of modern equipment nearby. Of course, you are welcome to use the gym facilities in any area, regardless of where you are staying.
The spa is one of the highlights of the resort. At nearly 90,000 square feet it is large, but still maintains an intimate calm feel.
We had a great stay at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The resort does an impeccable job of catering to both families with their all day kids club, huge pool area, and wide calm beach. It’s also a great choice for couples who are looking for a quiet getaway due to the ability to enjoy the adults only pool and beach area at the Grand Class area.
Trip Length: Three nights
Trip Type: Leisure – reduced rate for travel advisors
Room Type: Ambassador Suite
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