Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Why we love it

The AAA Five Diamond Award–winning Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a luxury all-suite resort on the beach in Riviera Nayarit, one of the top destinations on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, the resort has 267 spacious suites, each with a private balcony or terrace and elegant contemporary decor.

The suite amenities at Grand Velas redefine the standards for luxury in grand lodging, and the entire experience is enhanced by the sound of the waves gently crashing on the beach. The world-class spa offers treatments designed to relax, rejuvenate and revive the body and mind, and guests can also enjoy a renowned Water Journey, incorporating a series of soaking baths, saunas, steam rooms and showers. Wellness and fitness are part of the total experience and are complemented by unique accommodations, special menus and one-of-a-kind yoga and fitness programs. Additionally, there are three gourmet restaurants to choose from, each one awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award, featuring stylish interiors and à la carte choices in French, Italian and Mexican cuisine.


Gina Jimenez, sales director,
Pilar Perciavalle, general director,


Grand Velas Imperial Spa Suite
Size 3,285 sq ft
Nightly rate from $7,200 per night with fourth night free
The Grand Velas Imperial Suite offers an impressive range of amenities, including two living rooms, dining room, bar, personal service staff (butler, housekeeper and bartender), massage table, and outdoor Jacuzzi, as well as one 50-minute massage and one round of golf per person per night’s stay. A spa concierge is also available on call.

Wellness Suites
Size 1,750 sq ft
Nightly rate $1,014
Designed to renew one’s body and mind in every way possible, 12 new Wellness Suites debuted at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in fall 2015, with a plethora of fitness and wellness amenities for guests seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat. Your personal spa concierge will guide your in-suite fitness amenities, which include an exercise kit comprising a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands and even a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bike. Made for various types of healing and created from a combination of local Mexican plants, flowers and seeds, the suites’ Manos que Curan soap bars are available in cucumber-and-cactus, amaranth and mint scents. One of the most outstanding features of the Wellness Suite is the second level’s spacious private rooftop terrace with hot tub and amazing views.


Grand Velas SE Spa
The signature SE spa of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a sensory experience of flavors, aromas and sounds. Purify your body and relax your mind with a hydrothermal circuit followed by a treatment inspired by the healing arts of the indigenous Huichol culture. The wellness amenities include luxurious hydrotherapy areas and a menu of more than 30 treatments. The SE Spa is complemented by a state-of-the-art fitness facility with the latest in all levels of resistance, free weight and cardio apparatuses, each managed under the guidance of personal trainers to ensure both maximum results and enjoyment. A new fitness experience debuted during Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s Wellness Getaway in fall 2017: antigravity yoga. While suspended in the Harrison Antigravity Hammock, unique exercises decompress the spine and joints.
Contact Silvia Velasco, spa director,


In addition to the international cuisine that guests can enjoy at Azul, hosting breakfast, lunch and dinner, Grand Velas features three gourmet dining venues. Frida offers Mexican cuisine, Lucca serves Italian-Mediterranean selections and Piaf features a traditional French menu. Each of the gourmet restaurants offers live dinner music to complement the overall dining experience. The Selva del Mar ceviche-and-sandwich bar, Aqua Bar, Lobby Bar and 24-hour in-suite dining also give guests options day and night.

After dinner, visitors can enjoy live music and a variety of entertaining options at the Koi Sports Bar. Its modern design, plush seating and vibrant energy make the bar a lively nightlife destination at the resort. Enjoy creative cocktails, light fare and 60in TVs playing your favorite sports events. Relax on the outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the infinity pool and Banderas Bay.

As an added feature, vegan travelers can now indulge further at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit with new curated tasting menus created in collaboration with Mexico’s leading vegan chef, Miguel Bautista, co-founder and executive chef of Vegan Planet. Bautista has produced entirely original vegan tasting menus at Grand Velas’s three AAA Four Diamond restaurants, or travelers can enjoy these specialty dishes by contacting the property’s 24-hour in-suite dining services.
Contact Guillaume Morance, executive chef,