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Home Videos & Articles Grand Velas, Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas, Riviera Nayarit

Discover the most luxurious and all- inclusive resort in the Puerto Vallarta area. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a retreat of lavish beauty and comfort that is sure to exceed all expectations. Above and beyond the "all -inclusive" concept, Grand Velas is sure to exceed your expectations and even go beyond. This is a vacation experience with exceptional dining, luxurious accommodations and world - class hospitality, all in a spectacular setting on Mexico's beautiful golden coast. Experience a breathtaking resort and spa near Puerto Vallarta that will seduce your senses and rejuvenate your spirit. The only all- inclusive resort in the Mexican Pacific to be awarded Five Diamonds by the AAA, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is home to a Leading Spa of the World and edges the Blue waters of Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta, just a short 15 minutes away from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 20 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Their extraordinary service has garnered numerous accolades over the years. Coned Nast gave them the "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" award and they have also received the coveted title of "Best Luxury Hotel in the World". The property is an oasis where a long pristine beach, award - winning three - tiered pool, tennis courts, championship golf, and fitness classes inspire your passion for play. Feast your eyes in every direction on the beauty from the moment you arrive; enjoy the tranquil lobby with lovely soaring ceilings, ocean breeze and bubbling fountains. Contemporary Mexican design and lush tropical landscaping surround you at all times. Welcome to a peaceful refuge, where your spirit will be refreshed by Five Diamond service, gourmet dining and the very best accommodations. Enter your beautiful suite and discover how contemporary Mexican design features accent the luxurious accommodations to provide a truly relaxing experience. Choose from amenities such as outdoor Jacuzzis with panoramic ocean views, indoor Jacuzzis, bathrooms spacious enough to enjoy your spa treatments in and grand family dining areas. Each suite is over 1,000 square feet with a private terrace for enjoying the tropical ambience day or night, and in-suite dining areas offer the perfect space for a romantic private dinner or relaxed family meal. Enjoy the finest linens in the luxury suites, as the sound of the waves rock you to sleep. Step outside in the morning sun to enjoy the breeze and sunshine off of Banderas Bay, or better yet, enjoy your coffee and breakfast on your private terrace. Your suite will include private terraces, separate living and sleeping areas, dining areas (some suites), plush king or queen beds, white goose down comforters and pillows, pillow menu, pay-per-view movies, dual- line telephones, DVD/CD/MP3 players, high speed wireless internet, Jacuzzis (some suites), fully stocked mini bar, scale, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, daily turndown service and so much more. The resort offers an activity desk, Aqua Bar, a la carte dining in 3 gourmet restaurants, children's pool, 24- hour concierge services, exercise programs, fitness center, infinity Jacuzzi, infinity pool, kid's club live performances in the amphitheatre and live music in the restaurants. At Frida, enjoy the deep roots of Mexican heritage in this Traditional Mexican restaurant where the cuisine offers a delicious mix of flavors and aromas. Every dish is a work of art, presented in native colors from purple to yellow. The culinary masterpieces that make up every meal at Frida reflect Mexico's rich culinary history. Lucca serves flavorful Italian- Mediterranean cuisine and indulges guests in a culinary journey. The Romanesque design of the dining room hints at the savory meat, seafood and pasta dishes that make Lucca one of the top restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta. At Pilaf, guests enjoy classic French cuisine presented with a passion and prepared with an innovative, yet traditional spirit. From its culinary art to its elegant decor, Pilaf offers a sublime harmony of simplicity and elegance. Reflecting the beautiful azure seas that edge the resort, Azul is a casual oceanfront restaurant that defines waterfront dining in the Puerto Vallarta area. Located by the pool, the restaurant offers panoramic ocean visas and fresh international cuisine. Our very own Jean Kornbluth recently returned from a fabulous long weekend family celebration at the resort. She has not stopped raving about the resort and would highly recommend it to any and all people wanting an upscale experience in Mexico. She was there with 13 family members ranging in age from 21- 90 and everyone had a wonderful experience. She says the rooms are gigantic with wonderful balconies overlooking the three pools and the ocean. The staff is more than gracious and there is a marvelous food selection in their three gourmet restaurants. There is a large buffet poolside and is open 24 hours a day. Jean continues to tell us that she feels it is the perfect spot for a family vacation as everything is included, even the alcohol. The fact that it is a short 2-1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta makes it even more special.

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