What We Love

  • Reveling in the blues hues of Banderas Bay, the long sandy beaches and majestic Sierra Madres.
  • The spa offers romance and wellness packages, hello relaxation!
  • Five gourmet dining restaurants, doesn't get more delicious than that.
  • 24-hour suite service. Anything, any time, it's yours.

Things to Know

  • The airport is just 15 minutes away. You'll be living la vida beachy in no time.
  • There's a concierge for everything: spa, baby, pool and romance. Big time personal service.
  • Apple TV and Interactive TV with resorts app are available.
  • Vegan menus are available in the specialty restaurants.
The minute you step your toe into this luxe resort, one word will spring to mind: epic. As you wander around the property, you'll be struck by the awesome beauty of the cerulean Sea of Cortez and gorgeous Pacific, along with majesty of the sweet Sierra Madres. And, that's just the exterior. Inside, the nuanced earth tones blend harmoniously with the teak room furniture imported from Bali. With 24-hour suite service, unlimited premium adult beverages (did we hear applause?), gourmet cuisine, L' occitane bath products and a luscious spa, you'll be so happy you might have to pinch yourself to see if this is real. Oh, it is. Get that luggage out of storage, fill it up and get yourself to this Beach Eden.


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 15 miles

Property Information

Accessible rooms: 4
Total rooms: 267


Resort Details


You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 3481 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Vacation in paradise

    This truly is a 5-diamond resort. From the time we walked into the front lobby until we drove away we were pampered. While our check in was being done we were greeted with a shoulder and neck message and a refreshing beverage. Our room was kept spotless throughout the day. Our meals at the 5-dining areas were amazing. The gentleman (Lionel) who took care of us everyday at the beach was incredible, he truly made us feel special. We were there for our anniversary and were treated throughout the day with little treats by the staff and our concierge. Look forward to visiting again.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a Grand Experience

    We spent a week at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in early March for the first time. A few friends recommended the resort and it did not disappoint. The service is second to none. Clearly one of the finest all inclusive hotels we have stayed at. The grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed relaxing by the bay or the pool. They four main restaurants and a buffet restaurant, along with several areas near the beach or pool to order smaller fare. Everything we ate was excellent. The French and Italian restaurants were my family's favorite, but they were all excellent, just different degrees of excellent. We loved the Nayarit area and could have easily spent a few days exploring the shops and mall, as well as visiting the Boardwalk in Jalisco. Whale watching is the best we have ever experienced and the local boats serving the area always made it fun and welcoming. We are definitely heading back to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit!!

    Mar 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Treated Like Family — Kids Loved It So Much That They Did Not Want To Leave

    I was looking for an all inclusive Spring Break destination for my wife and two kids (10 and 7), where my wife and I could soak up the sun, and the kids could frolic at the beach and pool and make new friends. Grand Velas delivered exactly that, and so much more. The staff at Grand Velas was so warm, kind, and caring, that they made us feel like family. The pool attendants, room service personnel, Teen Club workers, Kids Club workers, concierge, and restaurant waiters were uniformly super-helpful, genuinely nice, and caring. One night we had reservations at Lucca and my wife was feeling under the weather. I asked them if they could make two pizzas to go. Although they are not a “to go” place, they graciously obliged and even had the pizzas delivered to our suite - much to my kids delight. The Grand Velas gets the “little things” right too. For example, the Asian restaurant had a magician going table to table to do magic tricks for the kids. That was a big hit. Other restaurants had live music — for example, a superb violin player one night, and a talented trombone player another night. The resort also had great activities — a daily guided bike ride, beach volleyball twice a day, yoga, Pilates, etc. The resort also has a solid gym, so you can get in a decent workout if you want to. All that is great. But, the best thing of all about the resort is the truly remarkable A++ staff. The resort attracts lots of families with younger children. As a result, my kids made many friends their age, which was great. They hung out with them at the beach, at the pool, and at the Teen Club. The last day, they did not want to leave, and have already said they want to return again next year.

    Mar 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love the Grand Velas Resort!

    This was our third time to the Grand Velas resort in Nuevo Vallarta! We absolutely love this place and the workers there are just awesome! We would love to give a huge shout out to Nadia our pool concierge, Rosita our waitress at the bar, and of course Diego and his entire staff from the entertainment team. The service is impeccable and the food is awesome at all the restaurants.

    Mar 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best “Ever” spring break!

    Enjoyed 9 days at Grand Velas RN with excellent service and fantastic staff! Ever was great with the events and beach volleyball. José and Tõno were a fantastic team serving us poolside keeping us topped up and well fed. Kids (4and7) enjoyed the kids club activities and crafts and the afternoon kids shows were great for the 4 yo. A bit underwhelming for the 7 yo. A la carte’s were great. Italian and Asian were the family favorites. COVID 19 made the resort very empty and probably helped make our vacation much better. Hotel was at 30 percent capacity and it felt like we had facilities to ourselves at times. Buffet and certain restaurants closed at un announced times Due to lack of necessity but there were always alternatives available. Over all a great spring break!

    Mar 20, 2020