Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya
By Ronda M. Parag
The ideal destination for romance and love is the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya, located just five minutes from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Providing the most sophisticated and ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort experience in the Caribbean with both pristine beach and jungle settings, Grand Velas is the idealistic setting for either a destination wedding or blissful honeymoon. Fly into Cancun, Mexico and the drive to Grand Velas, Riviera Maya is about an hour and a half.
The wedding specialists at Grand Velas will provide impeccable service to help plan an intimate wedding for just a few, or a grand scale reception for thousands. There are a variety of venues and vistas for ceremonies and celebrations from the white powder sand beach to a tropical, Zen-like garden oasis. Wedding packages offer plenty of services and amenities to create the celebration of a lifetime. The property recently completed a Chapel large enough for 143 people to provide Catholic ceremonies. From the bridal spa suite to coordinator services, spa credits and morning-after romantic breakfast in bed, Grand Velas helps make wedding dreams a reality.
Regardless if you plan a destination wedding or if you decide to marry locally, consider the all-inclusive luxury Grand Velas Riviera Maya for the much-needed honeymoon escape. The stunning resort sits on 205 acres and offers all adult ocean-front views, spacious accommodations with over 1,100 square feet with balconies and some with private plunge pools. Each room has a full mini-bar with snacks and beverages that are re-stocked daily. The all-marble interior bathrooms are extra large with spacious walk in glass showers and jacuzzi soaking tubs. Grand Velas strives to deliver and exceed expectations with exceptional service, 24/7 ensuite service and 24-hour butler service.
Dining is such a treat at any of the eight restaurants, including five gourmet options that offer dishes from Mexico, Europe and Asia. Reservations are a must, but do not miss the opportunity to dine at Cocina de Autor, the AAA Five Diamond Award, and the only all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Each of the eight courses from the Tasting menu tantalizes the palate and is creatively presented. Arrive early for dinner and have a cocktail at the Lounge.
Whether it’s a romantic couples massage or simply relaxing during the signature seven step water journey, the Grand Velas Spa, a Leading Spa of the World and recipient of the award for “Best Luxury Resort Spa in America of 2014” by World Luxury Spas, is a must-do. Relax and recharge at the Spa, known for its authentic Mexican treatments. Other amenities around the resort include three infinity edge swimming pools, two fitness centers, water sports, Karaoke Bar, Koi Sports and DJ bar, piano bar and business center. At Grand Velas, begin a lifetime of love and let the memories begin. TBW
For ceremony rates, contact a personal wedding coordinator at 1.866.868.0922 or Velas Resorts’ dedicated weddings website at www.velasweddings.com. For more information on Velas Resorts or to make a reservation, call 1.866.847.4609 or visit www.velasresorts.com.
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