There’s no getting away from it the luxury resort Grand Velas is huge. There are many advantages to its size: it offers a fully comprehensive menu of sporting activities and entertainment, top-notch cuisine in a range of eateries, and a whopping 539 cool, contemporary-styled guest rooms with accommodation separately geared towards a variety of clients from families with children to romantic couples and business people. All the spacious suites feature private terraces with views of the ocean or jungle gardens, plunge pools, massage tables, whirlpool tubs, plasma TVs, Wifi and 24-hour room service.
Sitting astride the powder-white sands of the Riviera Maya’s Caribbean coastline, the sprawling property is only a few minutes away from the effervescent, family-friendly holiday town Playa del Carmen. It’s popular as a wedding and honeymoon venue and hosts conferences, but other holiday-makers will not feel overwhelmed: this service-oriented hotel seeks to pamper everyone with its spa and a butler and concierge service designed to make you feel at home and help find your way around.