162 Pools Make Grand Velas Riviera Maya One with the Water on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

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Suite Pools, Head-turning Resort Pools and Dramatic Spa Pools Raise the Bar on Pool Culture at “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Not only does the “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Grand Velas Riviera Maya blend gourmet cuisine, seclusion, the area’s largest luxury spa and standout service, the resort also features over 150 pools on property, making it one of the most “Waterful” resorts in Mexico. Surrounded by 86 acres of lush jungle, mangroves, fresh water cenotes and expansive beachfront, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has been meticulously designed to exist harmoniously within its environment. The environmentally sensitive resort operates an elite water treatment process, eliminating the need to rely upon local and regional natural resources and aiding in conservation.

156 Private Pools
Grand Velas Riviera Maya features 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet in three separate ambiances -- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s. One hundred and fifty three of the resort’s suites feature private outdoor plunge pools on the suite’s expansive terrace boasting views of the azure Caribbean Sea or vibrant jungle vegetation. All eight of the resort’s 2,449+ sq. ft., two-bedroom Presidential Suites include plunge pools for two on their terraces in addition to a 50-minute massage per person per day, private butler service, poolside private butler service, private maid service, and VIP transportation service to and from the airport.

3 Resort Pools, “Head Turners”
In each of the three ambiances, the resort offers more expansive pools for guests complete with swim-up bars and pool concierges to deliver food and drinks. The nearly 4,000-square-foot Grand Class Pool is adults only, providing a quiet respite with direct views of the pristine Caribbean Sea. The same view is available at the 21,000-square-foot Ambassador Family-Friendly Pool, complete with water basketball hoop and children’s pool for the young ones. At the 5,300-square foot Zen Grand Pool, set in the natural environment of the destination, the Yucatan jungle envelopes you. The resort pools were recently featured in Conde Nast Traveler’s list of 12 Head-Turning Hotel Infinity Pools.

3 Spa Pools
Inspired by the natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula, the $15 million architecturally striking spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya features a specialty treatment room with a small pool for Jansu water-massage treatments, including the regularly requested Nik-te Ha Water Massage. In addition, the natural subterranean level of the spa is entirely dedicated to the relaxation and restorative facilities that comprise the Water Journey. One of the seven steps of the water journey is the central infinity pool with powerful massaging faucets throughout and carved-stone chaises with jets set just underneath the surface of the water on which guests recline. Two stunning slate-grey stone-tiled walls bisect the central hydrotherapy pool, dividing the equally spacious and especially private men’s and women’s pools. The water journey has been named one of the best in the world by both Spa and American Spa Magazines.

For more information, please call 1-866-230-7221 or visit http://www.rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Recently featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites wit h terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures. Making its debut on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey in 2012, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was ranked both 2nd amongst the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and 38th amongst the Top 100 Best Hotels worldwide.

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