• Zen Grand Suites

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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TripAdvisor Review
4258 Reviews
Guide Price £3,799 per person
Based on 14 October 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with British Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Zen Grand Suite (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

The next level luxury all inclusive resort

The impressive Grand Velas Riviera Maya is located just minutes from the lively resort of Playa del Carmen on a stunning stretch of sandy beach. Divided into three areas, each focusing on something different and unique; a Zen oriented ambiance, a family friendly environment and an exclusive area ideal for adults and families with teenagers. Each area provides elegant accommodation complimented by a stunning spa, high levels of service and a delicious selection of gourmet dining. The dining at Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes all-inclusive to the next level. From the buffet to formal a la carte dining, your taste buds will be in a culinary heaven with an all-inclusive like no other in the region.

  • Perfect for food lovers with top level Dining and cuisine
  • Appreciating the natural beauty of the area and surrounded by jungle
  • Family friendly resort with kid's and teen's clubs and activities
  • Superior suites to cater from romantic couples to larger families

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 539 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club
Location Highlights

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

  • Beach
  • Approx. 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport
  • On a beautiful stretch of stunning beach
  • A short distance from Playa Del Carmen with shops and bars
  • Surrounded by lush tropical Mayan jungle
4258 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3580
  • Very Good 458
  • Average 125
  • Poor 58
  • Terrible 37

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 15, 2019

Amazing!

It certainly met expectations I had gathered when we traveled here. We stayed in Zen Grand, and it was a beautiful place, with out of this world service. The service was definitely the best experience of this place. The waiters are kind, and cater to your every need. The room was exquisite, with everything within a moments reach. It was like a dream come true! Sadly, the beach was rocky, and hard to get to from the room. The actual beach part of the beach was fine. The service was amazing as always. 5 out of 5. When you walk into the ocean, you are in for a nasty, and painful surprise. Tripping on sharp jagged rocks, not fun. The restaurants has great food and drink, service and all, there is no problem with that. But to consumers, time may be an issue when waiting for food to come. I understand, it takes time to prepare food, and to prepare food for multiple families at once, but to those that aren’t reminded of this obstacle, it may be more of an issue than it needs to be. Overall, impeccable service, beautiful hotel, and amazing food, with an experience sure to satisfy most.
Jul 15, 2019

A Trip to cherish

Guildford, United Kingdom

For us it was a family vacation and truly exceeded our expectations. My wife and I are used to much smaller resorts but due the incredible service and attention to detail the size of the resort seldom mattered. The room in the Ambassadors section was very well appointed and included a plunge pool. Which we did not use but did give us a larger balcony and a quieter view. The quality of the housekeeping was wonderful. Never wanting for anything. On arrival we met our Concierge Danni who was with us all the way. Making our restaurant reservations dealing with any problems. She just seemed to know when we needed her. The pool area is where the staff really stood out. They were well led by Carlos and the staff who looked after us could not do enough. We were particularly grateful to Luis, Israel and Michael. There was always plenty to do for our Grandkids, the entertainments staff doing so much to ensure they had a memorable holiday. Thomas the Entertainment Manager was always coming up with something new. We loved most of the restaurants, our favourites being Luca and Sen Lin. In the main they exceeded our expectations with both food and service. The bar is set so high, only two of the restaurants fell slightly below standards. Frida where the food was amazing but somehow lacked the warm friendly service shown elsewhere. Azul during the day was excellent but if you eat there after dark it was impossible to see the menu without a flash light let alone the food. Shame if it did more in the evening we would have certainly used it more often. The beach is troubled by seaweed which is kept under control by the staff. Some days it can be a problem. The ocean is beautiful but it is not an easy swimming beach but the quality of the pools make up for that problem. Overall a great resort extremely well run blest by superb staff.
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Facilities

SE Spa by Grand Velas

Grand Velas Spa & fitness

This blissful resort spa transports you to a world of well-being through a revolutionary hydrotherapy circuit including a clay room, ice room and experience pool. It's the perfect way to relax and unwind after a hot day in the sun and prepare yourself for that romantic night. For a high performance and physical workout head to one of the two fitness centres, Located in either Ambassador and Zen Grand Ambience

Zen Area

Resort Activities

Fringed by the Yucatan jungle, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a great range of activities which allow you to get back to nature. Explore the jungle on horseback, or zip-line through the trees or enjoy a wide range of water based sports including kayaking, scuba diving, sailing and snorkeling.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Room Types

Zen Grand Suite Nature View

Zen Grand Suite Nature View

Zen Grand Suites offers are large and spacious and feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Set in the natural environment of the Riviera Maya jungle these suites provide an escapism and allow you to be at one with nature. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Zen Grand Pool Suite

Zen Grand Pool Suite

Zen Grand Suites offers either a king size bed or two queen size beds. Set in the natural environment of the Riviera Maya jungle at just five minutes from the Ambassador section. The suites over look the Riviera Maya jungle and have a private plunge pool on the balcony to sit back and relax and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Zen Grand Two Bedroom Family Suite

Perfect for families looking for space and privacy, these large suites feature one bedroom with a king-size bed and a second room with two queen beds interconnecting. Explore as a family the Zen ambience and the peaceful Mayan jungle that surrounds you. With a host of family amenities including; baby concierge with bottles, sterilisers, cot and high-chair as well as special turndown service for kids including welcome pack with beach toys and an ecological tour with the unique "putting down roots" and planting your own tree and educating the importance of our environment. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Ambassador Suite

A suite in the Ambassador section are perfect family suites with fantastic views over the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Featuring an inside Jacuzzi®, mini-bar and can come with one king-size bed or two doubles. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Ambassador Pool Suite

The Ambassador suite offers a one King or two Queen beds and includes the same amenities as the Ambassador Suite including dedicated check-in and check-out but these pool suites boast a plunge pool on the terrace with ocean front views. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Grand Class

Grand Class Suite

The Grand Class Suites features a king size bed or two queen size beds. Experience the seductively intimate ambiance of a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Food & Drink

Cocina de Autor Restaurant

Cocina de Autor

The Cocina de Autor is the hotel's signature restaurant and offers a sensorial experience using extensive research of flavours and takes you on a gastronomic tour and showcasing the very best in Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. The restaurant only permits guests aged 16 years and above and gentlemen are required to wear collared shirt, trousers and closed shoes. Beach sandals, flip-flops and shorts are not permitted.

Sen Lin

Sen Lin

A family friendly restaurant offering upscale Asian dining. Taking you on a culinary journey through the traditions of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Located in the Zen Grand Section - reservations are required. Gentlemen are required to wear collared shirt, trousers and closed shoes. Beach sandals, flip-flops and shorts are not permitted.

Chaka

Chaká

Chaká is a casual, open-air restaurant set amidst the lush tropical jungle flora and fauna. The menu features a variety of organic, healthy international dishes. Located in the Zen Grand section. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

Azul Restaurant

Azul

Casual all-day dining with panoramic ocean views, Azul offers international cuisine from the buffet. Enjoy open air dining on the terrace and is located in the Ambassador section.

Restaurant

Frida

This colourful Mexican restaurant is modelled after painter Frida Kahlo. Chef Ricardo de la Vega offers a fine dining Mexican experience with a modern twist. During dinner a mixologist will visit your table and will concoct a variety of seasonal margaritas. Gentlemen are required to wear collared shirt, trousers and closed shoes. Beach sandals, flip-flops and shorts are not permitted.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte or buffet at Bistro, Azul and Chaká restaurants. Dinner a la carte at five signature restaurants; Frida, Cocina de Autor, Piaf, Sen Lin and Lucca. Includes 24-hour gourmet room service.

Drink: In room mini-bar restocked daily, premium brand domestic and international beverages at Sky Bar, Piano Bar, Karaoke Bar, Sen Lin Bar, Koi Bar and Aqua Bars located throughout the resort. 

Activities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour personal concierge service, pool and beach service, kid's and teen's clubs with daily activities, gym and fitness classes, recreational activities including snorkeling and kayaks. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Family Friendly Facilities

Grand Velas Kids' Club & Baby Concierge

Grand Vela's exciting Kid's Club is an innovative program where children can play and learn through fun activities in a safe, friendly supervised environment. For children aged 4-12 years and is open daily from 09:00 - 22:45. Baby Concierge is at no additional charge and provides the VIP service for even the youngest in the family. Just let us know what you need from a range of items including; bottle steriliser, high chair, crib, baby bouncer and prams.

Teen Club

Grand Velas Teen's Club

This exclusive Teens Club is ultra-cool and the perfect place to hangout. This supervised club has a state of the art sound system blasting out the latest beats. The circular bar is the place where you can order your choice of non-alcoholic beverages. For teenagers aged 13-17.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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