A few weeks ago I got to go to Rivera Maya with some other bloggers. It was so fun to take a break from packing for our move to Birmingham and get some R&R in the gorgeous setting of the Grand Velas Resort. David and I went to Rivera Maya for our Honeymoon 4 years ago so it was so fun to go back! And with girlfriends, no less. We laid by the pool, ate amazing food, and relaxed by the beach.
The Grand Velas resort was one of the most incredible resorts I’ve ever been to. Upon arrival we checked in under the grandest tiki hut you could imagine. We’re talking 45 foot ceilings. Then we were welcomed with a refreshing towel and berry water. Yes please! The rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable with our private patios that overlooked the lagoon. I think the best thing about this hotel though, was their staff. They were incredibly friendly, knew us each by name, and waited on us hand and foot. We even had a private concierge, Francisco! We ordered room service which was always delivered quickly and the food was seriously out of this world. One night we ate at a restaurant that had a 16 course gourmet meal! Say what!?
There were two different pools on the property: one next to the beach which was HUGE and family friendly and then a more secluded one right by our rooms in the tropical area which was adults only. They also had cabanas all along the beach where staff would make sure you had everything your heart desired. Oh and the water was crystal clear and GORGEOUS.
I absolutely recommend this resort if you are looking for an all inclusive vacay – which are really the best kind, right? It was truly a vacation to paradise and I will 100% go back to the Grand Velas!!