Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

A retreat of lavish beauty and comfort that is sure to exceed your expectations


Located on beautiful Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, this luxury, five-diamond hotel is ideally situated to provide a serene spa getaway and a fun, activity-filled adventure. Nearly 40 miles of gold sand beach and deep, calm waters ideal for long walks, water sports, or just plain lounging are at your doorstep. The weather is almost always perfect since the bay faces west and is framed by the Sierra Madre mountain range.


The Spa Grand Velas offers more than 60 different skin and body treatments in 20 beautifully designed treatment rooms, with separate facilities for men and women. Interiors of the 16,000-square-foot spa are inspired by nature and styled with contemporary Mexican decor and Balinese accents. Stunning black pebbled stone rugs along with flowing water features provide a background of calm, and the professional staff is eager to offer suggestions on which treatment best suits each guest’s needs. Our signature massage Grand CORA 80 minutes, balances the energy with a ritual of sounds and provides vitality to the body, is a current favorite.

A nutritious spa cuisine menu takes the spa experience a step further. Between treatments, guests can relax in the infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room with stellar sky, ice fountain and the cold & warm plunge pools. The salon provides hair treatments, cuts, color, as well as waxing. Youngsters can enjoy a range of treatments from the Kids Spa menu, including Tarzan &Jane, Princess, and Flower Shower massage modalities and My First Haircut. Designated teen treatments are also available.





Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Rooms & Dining

Facilities & Amenities

The waterfront property offers an amazing variety of sports and activities for adults and children. Children ages 4 to 12 have scheduled outdoor and indoor activities—cooking classes, rock painting, football, and aquatic volleyball are just a few—as well as a playground and pool of their own.

In addition to the resort boasts:

  • Nightly musical entertainment
  • Two tennis courts
  • Dance classes
  • Biking
  • Meditation classes
  • Infinity-edge swimming pool and adults' Jacuzzi
  • Hot and cold plunge pools
  • Wedding and meeting accommodations
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie boarding
  • Introductory scuba classes

Yoga, Pilates, aerobics, step classes, flex ball, and salsa classes—not to mention a gym equipped with weight training, treadmills, stationary cardio climbers, cross trainers, and bikes—give everyone an option for exercise. There is also an art and ceramic workshop for a little right brain workout. Two courses, El Tigre and La Vista, are nearby for golf enthusiasts.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Dining

Designed by the renowned architecture firm Elias & Elias, all of the 267 rooms and suites have ocean views, and most are large enough to accommodate a family of six. Hi-speed Internet access and cable TV with video consoles keep both business travelers and children satisfied. Spa massages are available in-room, but must be booked in advance.

Room service is available 24 hours, and four world-class restaurants offer many options. Azul offers oceanfront dining and an international menu of Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican cuisines, along with a special spa menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Featured items include seasonal tropical fruits and frappe drinks for breakfast, (try the Nayarit citrus blend, to get a taste of locally grown fruits) grilled chicken breast stuffed with mushroom and sage, and mahi mahi served on a bed of lentils for either lunch or dinner. Hot and cold soups, salads and fresh fruit sorbets all change according to season and availability of local produce. Lucca, another restaurant option, features gourmet Italian-Mediterranean, with menu options like herb-crusted rack of lamb and marinated red snapper. Main courses include pan-fried seafood, roasted Italian zucchini, and scaloppine di vitello al marsala.

Additional options include Frida, a fine dining Mexican restaurant, and Piaf, a traditional French restaurant with gourmet entrees such as grilled duck breast with pineapple sauce. Portion-controlled spa cuisine is offered in the restaurants and in-suite dining.


  • Food Options

  • Portion Control

  • Serves Alcohol

  • Vegetarian