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Private golden beach

Located in the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta, on Banderas Bay, this ultra luxury all-inclusive oceanfront resort has a world class spa and a private, pristine certified sandy beach.

All-Inclusive resort

Water-sports equipment, fitness classes, personal training, 4 award winning gourmet restaurants, kids club, premium-brand liquors, and live music are among the amenities included in the room rate at the resort.

Suites with terraces

Luxury suites offer teak wood furniture from Bali, stocked minibars, turndown service, and flat-screen TVs with DVD/CD players. Private, furnished balconies or terraces have pool, ocean or ocean front views.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All land activities and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Yoga

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

A large infinity pool overlooks the resort's private, golden-sand beach. The full-service health spa (surcharge) features 20 treatment rooms, and offers more than 80 services, including massage therapy, body scrubs and wraps, facials, and hand and foot care. The Grand Velas Kids Spa features spa treatments designed exclusively for growing children. A health club offers personal training and fitness classes, and tennis and paddle-tennis courts are available for day and night play. The Grand Kids Activities Program provides supervised activities for children ages 4–12. Dining options at this Nuevo Vallarta resort include a fine-dining Mexican restaurant with live guitar music nightly, a gourmet Italian restaurant, a casual international venue with bay views, a gourmet French restaurant, a poolside snack bar, and 24-hour room service. The resort also has a lobby bar and swim-up bar. Wireless Internet access is available throughout Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All Inclusive for a surcharge.

  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Business center 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 267 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 2002 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Snack bar/deli  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Down comforter 
  • DVD player 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Furnished balcony 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LED TV 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Phone 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit RestaurantsDiscover innovative world cuisines, magnificent ambiance and distinctive service at our lovely resort restaurants that celebrate the art of dining in Puerto Vallarta. We also offer the Selva del Mar snack bar, the swim-up Aqua Bar and lively Lobby Bar. Frida, Lucca, and Piaf offer an extensive international wine menu. Our restaurant sommeliers can share the world's finest wines to pair with your food. Our 24-hour in-suite dining service delivers palate-pleasing meals day or night.

Is an all-day casual Buffet & À la carte restaurant, located at the pool area under wonderful Palapa and offering a panoramic oceanfront views to the Bahia de Banderas. An innovative take on traditional international cuisine.Delight your palate by ordering in any of our five open cuisines with Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian specialties, as well from our delicious grill menu with special fine cuts and seafood, while enjoying of the famous sunsets of Vallarta. A real “Gourmet Festival”. Smoking and nonsmoking sections available.Hours: Open Daily from 7:00 to 23:00 hrs.Breakfast-7:00 to 12:00hrsLunch- 12:00 to 17:00hrsDinner- 18:00 to 23:00hrsAttire: Casual

Frida Restaurant - New twists on traditional Mexican cuisine. Ocean view with live guitar music nightly. Open for dinner. Resort casual attire. Located on the second floor above the lobby, Frida is one of the top restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Frida was awarded with Four Diamonds by AAA, certifying the high standards and fine dining experience provided by this Puerto Vallarta restaurant. Reservations are required and children are welcome. Smoking is not permitted. Hours: Open from 18:00 to 23:00hrs. Attire: Casual Resort Elegance

Lucca Restaurant - Experience a menu of delectable Italian dishes such as Agnello di Lucca, Roasted Leg of Lamb served with eggplant caviar marinated in a thyme infusion sauce, Robalo (sea bass) al Duo di Pesto, and Ravioli with basil and black olive sauce on wild mushrooms. Lucca features live piano music and sweeping ocean views and are an AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Reservations are required. Children are welcome at any seating. Smoking is not permitted. Hours: Open from 18:00 to 23:00 hrs.Attire: Casual Resort Elegance

Piaf Restaurant - Piaf serves classic French cuisine presented with a passion and prepared with an innovative spirit. From its elegant décor to its culinary art, Piaf offers a sublime harmony of elegance and simplicity. Enjoy live trumpet music as you indulge in culinary delights. Located on the lobby level, Piaf is a Four Diamond restaurant certified by AAA. Reservations are required. Children age 12 and over are welcome. Smoking is not permitted. Hours: Open from 18:00 to 23:00hrs. Attire: Casual Resort Elegance

Nearby Things to Do

With its private golden-sand beach and spectacular location on Banderas Bay, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All Inclusive is perfectly situated for water-related activities. The resort's water-sports center offers, boogie boarding, and introductory scuba-diving lessons. Facilities include a health club and an outdoor infinity pool with spa tub and separate children's pool. Tennis, paddle tennis, beach volleyball, and exercise programs such as Pilates, Yoga among others. Numerous local tour operators offer excellent opportunities for exploring the natural environments of the Nuevo Vallarta area (surcharges). Whale watching is available during the winter and spring. Deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling are popular year-round. Land tours include jungle walks and zip-line tours of the forest canopy. Professional-level golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, and Joe Finger are also nearby, at the Vista Vallarta and Marina Vallarta golf clubs. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit a Kid-Friendly ResortPlay, explore, and imagine in the tropical paradise of our beautiful kid-friendly resort in Puerto Vallarta. Edging the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Grand Velas offers fun outdoor adventure for kids - from scuba diving lessons to kite flying and eco-friendly shows. Kids enjoy swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing, surfing, and sailing in the bay that surrounds us. Our playful monkey mascot Pancho will help your kids enjoy the new Kids Club filled with fun playful activities that foster creativity and natural adventure. Kids enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. The Kids Club provides fun activities such as kite flying, table games, soccer, water balloons, sand castle building, rock painting, and treasure hunting so parents can relax. The Kids Club invites children from 4 to 12 years of age to play in paradise, every day from 9:00am to 9:00 pm. Our professional personnel are always ready to entertain.The Kids Club features an area for videos that includes a Home Theater and X-Box, a garden area where children can play, and a recreational area where kids develop their abilities in arts & crafts, gastronomy, motor skills, and more. On Wednesday and Fridays, we have live shows with birds and sea lions where children can interact with these lovely creatures while learning ecology and caring for nature (Subject to change without notice). Come along on a Puerto Vallarta adventure with Pancho.

Spa Services

The heart of your Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit experience is our luxurious Grand Velas Spa. Discover the art of relaxation and the energy of nature at a sublime spa resort in Nuevo Vallarta. Winner of the Condé Nast "Most Excellent Spa Hotel" Award, our world-class resort spa in Puerto Vallarta is an intimate retreat that rejuvenates your body and soul. Enjoy healing spa rituals and ceremonies as you embrace the natural beauty and harmony of Mexico's Pacific Coast. Indulge your senses in our Puerto Vallarta resort spa's 20 elegant treatment rooms offering over 60 spa treatments, including massage therapy, body exfoliations, body wraps, facials, bath therapy, hand and feet care, and Day Spa rituals. We carefully select natural products, aromas, and ingredients at our resort spa in Puerto Vallarta to relax and restore your body and spirit.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 4 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No pets or service animals allowed


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 11 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 11.00 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 1 January. Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit All Inclusive is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
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