Situated on a beach 35 minutes from Cancun airport and just 6 kilometers north of Playa del Carmen is the 5 Star luxury all-inclusive Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort. The hotel is just a few years old and it is a long serpentine design fronting the beach, not running perpendicular like so many in its neighborhood, making it one of the best in the business. Sea views are available from almost all rooms. The Grand Velas has 4 floors, 491 rooms, 8 restaurants and 4 bars. The rooms are quite large. Grand Class Suites are beachfront and are over 1300 sq ft. with concierge service and tons of in-room amenities.
Dining, is an exotic affair, with numerous restaurants that rival Las Vegas for their gourmet chefs and zealous presentations, and with deep wine lists to boot. The haute French restaurant, for example, features curtains of Swarovsky crystals, while another, Cocina de Autor, specializes in molecular food. Guests have their choice of Italian-Mediterranean, organic, a bistro-style place, Spanish, Mexican, Asian, and even a family-friendly dining room for burgers and the like.
The spa is over-the-top with its Balinese lobby, 40 treatment rooms and a subterranean level dedicated to a water journey, which includes a steam room with fiber-optic starlight ceiling, an ice room and hot-and-cold showers. An infinity pool features massaging faucets, and the carved-stone chaises have built-in jets.
The hotel is divided into three sections, each with its own pool. The Grand Class section is an adults-only area closest to the beach, and its 90 suites offer the most privacy; the Ambassador section contains 197 ocean-view suites designed for families and is set around the main infinity pool; and the 206 Zen Grand Suites are situated farther back in the mangroves—up to a kilometer from the beach—and are best used by business travelers for easy access to the convention center. (A shuttle runs back and forth to the main resort.)
Service here hits all the high notes. There is even a butler for every 14 suites. The All-Inclusive wine list has great selections even for the aficionados out there. Do you think the Grand Velas is the right vacation choice for you? Let us help you decide, we are just a phone call away.