We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Travellers' Choice award winner
GreenLeadersGold level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Panoramas (18)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,841: English reviews
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Our extended family (15 of us) spent Christmas 2014 at the Grand Velas (Riviera Nayarit) in Nuevo Vallarta (near Puerto Vallarta). Leading up to the trip, we had quite high expectations as the Grand Velas is a diamond resort which exceeds the rating of a 5 star hotel. I am pleased to say that the Grand Velas well exceed our...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pivo06
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

We at Grand Velas are very proud to have exceeded your very high expectations especially in such a high demand time of the year such as Christmas. I am extremely grateful for your excellent recognition of our staff. We do have a philosophy of service and it is tied around doing the utmost to achieve happiness for our valued guests,...

Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I Have done all-inclusive vacations worldwide, probably over 20 easily, all at 5 star resorts. ....and can easily say this resort is in the top 5 best overall experience. The atmosphere is great, the food is unreal, it's a fine dine experience at every meal and staff go above and beyond to ensure you have the great experience your there...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank sina r
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you Sina for the amazing compliment on being one of the top all-inclusive resorts that you have been to, especially with all your vast experience. Our goal is to be the best all-inclusive not only in the region, but in the hemisphere. And we are on our way to achieving that by placing a lot of care and quality...

Reviewed 24 December 2014

Spent 8 days here and had the time of my life. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and taken care of. They guided us to our room and were introduced to the person being accountable for our floor, so we knew who to talk to in case...And that was the last day when we could keep the room...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Richelle1995
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you so much Richelle for relating to us the personal encounters with my staff that you really found enjoyable. At Grand Velas the staff is very professional and dedicated in meeting and even foreseeing your needs. But not only do we provide exceptional service, we convey a warm uniqueness in every contact that sends a message to you that...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We loved this beautiful property. The pools, restaurants, and musical entertainment are first rate. On the all-inclusive meal plan the food is so good and so plentiful that we ate much more than we would have or should have! For this reason, unless you plan to drink a lot (we didn't) I would recommend sticking with pay-as-you-go dining. The Mexican...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kathey P
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you very much Kathey for your fine comments on our property. I am pleased that you found many of our aspects as being “first rate” and that you were able to indulge as much as you wished while vacationing with us. Your favorite culinary venue Frida is really one of the more popular dining selections amongst the guests. I...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We had a fine experience in June so we decided to visit this resort again. Sadly, six months later, our trip was not so great. First, we decided to splurge by getting an ocean front room. Don't. The resort was undergoing construction (with jackhammer!) about ten feet from the patio of the first floor room they gave us. Now, I...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank pgmontgo
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Firstly, I wish to thank you very much for bringing your observations and personal feelings to my attention. To be awarded the status 5 Diamond Resort year after year means that our level of product and service is within the top echelon of hotels around the world and we are seriously dedicated in maintaining that lofty status every year and...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Having your own personal concierge, dining at gourmet restaurants, being waited on hand and foot whether you are lounging at the pool or in your own beach cabana, and having every single employee bend over backwards to make sure you are happy and comfortable....this is Grand Velas! Raquel was our personal concierge and she would come find us on the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Janice K
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing comments on your recent trip with friends. As you have personally witnessed and felt, our commitment is to the happiness and comfort of all our valued guests. The personal attention that you received from Raquel, your concierge is a prime example of “letting us do the work”, while you enjoy the good times and pampering...

California
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I'm currently at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, and I usually don't have the time during my vacation to write a review about the staff but this time I must make the exception to say that Enrique De La Paz Proffesionalism, care and attention were impecable throughout our stay here. The Front Desk Manager Vania and Karina the Chief Concierge were...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DanaGM2014
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

On behalf of Enrique, Vania, Karina, Francisco and all of the Grand Velas employees I wish to warmly thank you Dana for your kind recognition of their dedicated efforts. The teamwork that you noted really is exemplified by these four young persons and even though they are in different departments there is a synchronicity and flow throughout the employees that...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Grand Velas lived up to its 5 star rating. I loved the main vestibule and the poinsettia adorned pathways through the hotel. My room was a twin suite on the 6th floor near the centre of the hotel which gave excellent views over the garden and pools. A bonus I hadn't expected was two bathrooms and if the step into...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Irene G
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you very much Irene for your thoughtful observations on various details that helped to make your holiday with us one of “luxurious indulgence”. One of our goals is to provide both excellent facilities and products for our affluent guests. And of course to complement those high quality areas, our service becomes the catalyst that efficiently combines all of the...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I spent a week at this magical place December 6-12, 2014. It truly is, as Mom would say, “top drawer.” From the moment I arrived (even my taxi driver was in awe as we approached), I could tell this place was different. I was greeted by name (how did they know it was me??), offered a beverage and cool cloth,...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Travelgirl90049
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your detailed thoughts on your vacation with us. I am glad that you emphasized some of the personal touches as well as the relaxing ambience that you enjoyed. We truly do our utmost to deliver on all aspects of your stay and to be considered as your favorite spa in Puerto Vallarta makes us...

Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I work for an incentive/corporate meeting travel company (the same as cculbe20). We used this hotel not long after it opened in 2004. We have used it off and on for years, as well as Grand Velas Riviera Maya. No matter how many times I have been here - I can't wait to come back. Whether we have a buy-out...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Kim K
DirectorGVRN, General Manager at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, responded to this review

Kim, thank you very much for your motivating comments and of course most of all for your loyalty towards Velas Resorts, in particular Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. As one of our first guests you would have seen the growth and positive changes incorporated over the last decade, so I find your viewpoint and insights to be very knowledgeable. And you...

2,582 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1849)
Viewed
View from Room (133)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (299)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (308)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (50)
Viewed
Room/Suite (258)
Viewed
Dining (157)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
1:37
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (624)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (523)
Viewed
Aerial Photography (67)
Viewed
Amenities (71)
Viewed
Beach (17)
Viewed
Governor Suite (108)
Viewed
Master Suite (41)
Viewed
Parlor Suite (40)
Viewed
Pool (38)
Viewed
Dining (51)
Viewed
The Hotel (40)
Viewed
Wellness Suite (50)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (210)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (46)
Viewed
Room/Suite (35)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (14)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (12)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Other (77)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Nuevo Vallarta hotels
4.4 km away
Villa La Estancia
Villa La Estancia
#1 of 3 in Flamingos
1,143 reviews
1.2 km away
Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta
1.3 km away
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
#4 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
3,562 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa
0.2 km away
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta
#12 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
2,449 reviews
0.6 km away
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta
#8 of 28 in Nuevo Vallarta
3,972 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Puerto Vallarta area; a retreat of lavish beauty and comfort that is sure to exceed your expectations. Having revolutionized the all-inclusive concept, Grand Velas is pleased to offer you a "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" vacation experience with exceptional gourmet dining, world-class hospitality, and luxurious accommodations in a spectacular setting on Mexico's golden coast. Experience a breathtaking resort and spa near Puerto Vallarta that seduces your senses and rejuvenates your spirit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Address: Av Cocoteros 98 Sur | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico C.P. 63735, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: $714 - $3,611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit 5*
Number of rooms: 267
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Cancelon, Booking.com and Jetsetter so you can book your Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Velas All Suites And Spa Resort
Grand Velas All Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Velas Hotel
Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Velas Vallarta
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit staff and other travellers.
124 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (124)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms higher up have the better ocean view but all rooms face the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Dynamitetravel, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“high floor nice view, oceanfront adjacent to wedding/party area”
 of 5 bubbles 851jasonv, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“High floor center is the best, but I don't think there is a bad room in house. ”
 of 5 bubbles BrianB174, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a family suite which had a jacuzzi on the deck and beautiful sunset views and daily massage included.”
 of 5 bubbles 3kidmomsf, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the middle for the best view. Further from elevators which is good and bad!”
 of 5 bubbles PVFans, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay