Far from the madding crowds of Cancun, in the heart of the tropical jungles along the Riviera Maya, sits the alluring behemoth of Grand Velas, designed by the renowned Elias & Elias. This all-inclusive Shangri-La is the antithesis of the wood-beam aesthetic of traditional Mayan architecture. Best of all, there are no screaming kids or beer bellied buffet hounds. The clientele is more boho than bridge and tunnel. The resort’s 75,000-square-foot spa is one of Mexico’s largest—it’s a city unto itself! For chill time, descend through the palapa-style, and immerse yourself into a labyrinth of votive dotted waterways, where the only sounds are cascading falls. 80 treatments are grouped into twelve customized collections. Hedonism isn't confined to the water though. Laze in your robe for a slew of seasonal tropical drinks, (try the Nayarit citrus blend) and tasty dishes like grilled chicken stuffed with mushroom and sage.
There are also eight other restaurants surrounding you, which include Frida for veal osso buco in a molé de olla, Sen Lin for Asian fusion, and Cocina de Autor for Spanish-inspired molecular Mexican Caribbean cuisine. For something unique, taste the liquid quesadilla, a blue corn tortilla with quesillo cheese that accompanies an intensely flavored mushroom soup, seasoned with the wild epazote herb.)
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Municipio de Solidaridad
Riviera Maya , Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, Mexico
US & CAN Reservations:: 1 877 418 2963 Mexico: 01 800 831 1165
RCI Members Only: 1 888 320 7578
Property telephone calling from UK and rest of the world:+52 322 226 8689