Scouting Riviera Maya: Grand Velas Resort

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The Ambassador pool area has stone seating alcoves in it, perfect for groups.
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The Ambassador and the Grand Class have similar suite setups. This one in the Grand Class section has a swiveling TV and small pool on the balcony. Oh and the reason the bathroom is so spacious? So they can easily fit a massage table in there for in-room treatments. I suggest you take advantage of that.
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The Grand Velas (not surprisingly) has one of the widest stretches of beach on the Riviera Maya. This is just the section in front of the Grand Class area.
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The Grand Class pool is practically on the beach, so you can easily go back and forth between the two.
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The bistro restaurant, just behind the Grand Class pool, is a popular lunch spot and can also host weddings (if you want to be near the beach but not on it).
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This balcony is just above the Bistro restaurant. Weddings Sales Assistant Angeles Carreon says it can be used for ceremonies, cocktail hours or receptions. There’s also a ballroom behind it for more room and you can’t beat that view.
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Piaf restaurant serves French cuisine in a very romantic setting.
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Cocina de Autor does molecular gastronomy – try finding that at many other all-inclusives.

Fast Facts:

  • The Grand Velas can host a wedding for up to 1,000 people or help with much smaller events as well.
  • Each room has a beach bag (handy if you forget yours) and a bottle of mosquito repellant (necessary in this area).
  • The spa at the resort includes a bridal suite where you can get your hair and makeup done, relax in the Jacuzzi beforehand and get dressed.
  • For most of the restaurants you’ll need reservations and many have formal dress codes, so pack appropriately.
  • The suites in the Grand Class section have walk-in closets, which is helpful if you’ve got a wedding dress to hang.
  • For more information, visit the Grand Velas website.

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