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By Chris Boyle

The AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a sophisticated, all-inclusive all-suite resort located in Riviera Nayarit along the Bay of Banderas, one of the top destinations on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Only 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit features 267 spacious suites, all with private balcony or terrace and decorated in an elegant contemporary style that redefines the standards for luxury in grand all-inclusive lodging. The world-class spa offers treatments designed to relax, rejuvenate and revive the body and mind, including the renowned Water Journey incorporating a series of soaking baths, saunas, steam rooms and showers. Five restaurants, three of which have been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, feature stylish décor and à la carte choices for French, Italian or Mexican cuisine.



  • Square footage: 3,285
  • Nightly rate: Available upon request

Number of rooms in suite: Two bedrooms

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: Three, two with Jacuzzis

Suite style: Mexican contemporary

Key selling points: The Grand Velas Presidential Spa Suite offers an impressive range of amenities, including two living rooms, a dining room, bar, wine cellar, personal service staff (butler, housekeeper and bartender), massage table, an outdoor Jacuzzi, one 50-minute massage and one round of golf per person per night. A spa butler is on call.

Number of suites in hotel: 267



Grand Velas Spa: The 16,500-square-foot spa provides personalized service that distinguishes Grand Velas from other spa getaways.

Grand Velas Spa offers spa experiences such as Nirvana therapies, massage, exfoliation, body wraps and facials. Discover all the amenities, including:

• Luxurious hydrotherapy area
• Separate facilities for men and women
• A menu of more than 100 spa treatments

Spa Director Silvia Velasco



In addition to Azul International Restaurant, Grand Velas features three gourmet dining venues: Frida offers Mexican cuisine, Lucca serves Italian-Mediterranean selections and Piaf features traditional French cuisine.

Selva del Mar snack bar, Aqua Bar, Lobby Bar, and 24-hour in-suite dining give guests non-stop, palate-teasing options day or night.

Food and Beverage Director Kunibert Lengger






• 24-hour concierge service

• Wireless Internet access

• World-class convention center


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