This resort for all ages features an ambiance of sublime tranquility, with a three-tiered infinity pool opening out to the fine sands and blue waters of Banderas Bay. Oversized luxury suites, SE Spa, breezy oceanfront dining, four specialty restaurants, modern Kids’ Club and Teens’ Club, and many artful touches make it a perfect place to enjoy Mexico’s splendid Pacific Coast. Stroll the open corridors lined with koi ponds and lush greenery; or enjoy the balmy tropical evenings with the warm sounds of a live Cuban band. With unique touches and creative amenities, the property has revolutionized the All-Inclusive concept.
Receive the following added values;
Receive $50.00 Spa Credit per adult per night, receive a $30 Spa Credit per teen per night.
Discounted green fees at Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta
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We visited the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit July 10-17, and we had the most incredible time. The COVID protocols kept everyone safe, and enabled to have a truly wonderful vacation. It was our second visit to Bahia Banderas, but not since 2019, when we stayed at a different resort.
Everyone wears masks and shields inside, and I appreciated the commitment and the presence of masks and hand sanitizer everywhere. I also realize that it's got to be awfully uncomfortable for the staff to wear so much in such hot and humid weather. It was also deeply reassuring to see everyone in masks and keeping their distance. We would not have experienced this degree of mask compliance, safety protocols, and considerate, careful adherence to COVID regulations anywhere in the US.
The resort excels at the personal touch, starting when we arrived and were escorted to sofas to complete check in. Our concierge, Daniela, greeted us that afternoon, and she was marvelous. She secured reservations for us and made sure we had everything we needed, and was such a pleasure to speak with when she stopped by the beach to say hello each day.
We spent a lot of time at the beach - like, nine to ten hours a day. Cabanas are included at Grand Velas so we sat in one the entire day when we weren't swimming. It was glorious. Tonio, Lionel, Victor, and Kenia on the beach were outstanding, and made every day we were there perfect. I recommend palomas in the morning, margaritas with lunch, and champagne whenever you feel like it.
The meals we had were superb, in particular because of Angel at Piaf, Celso at Lucca, and Hector and Adrian at Lucca as well. Lucca has the greatest house cocktail and we are trying to recreate it (thanks to Daniela, who asked for the ingredients for us). Room service breakfast was also wonderful, and we loved our room on the 8th floor.
This year has been brutal on the tourism industry in Mexico and everywhere else. I know the COVID protocols make the staff's work harder and very uncomfortable, and I am deeply thankful to them for setting up a safe, welcoming, luxurious, and delicious environment for a vacation that was perfection. We hope to return soon.
Great Resort! Great Service! Great Food! Uriel Esquivel aka Everton aka Everforever makes the trip a MUST!
Jul 26, 2021
Great hotel! Great Service! Beautiful scenery!
They have multiple restaurants that are very good. However Lucca (Italian) and Sen Lin (asian) were my favorite. Service was amazing even during covid when they were probably short handed. Rooms were spacious and luxurious with a beautiful balcony/view. All motor/beach activities are right outside the hotel including wave runners, banana boats, parasailing, surfing, kayaking and more. The beach water was very warm which was a plus.
As someone who enjoys sports the head of activities ,Uriel Esquivel, aka "Everton/Everforever" made the trip for me. He ran all the activities including water aerobics, beach volleyball, ping pong, soccer, pool volleyball and more. He has a great personality and made sure everyone was active and having a good time. Not only does he coordinate the events but being so good at all the sports made them that much more competitive and fun. I would wake up every morning looking forward to ping pong battles with him. He is willing to play anything you want.
I highly recommend this resort and would go back JUST for Uriel "Everton/Everforever".