Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya offers the pinnacle of luxury vacation travel available from Vidanta Resorts from the Grupo Vidanta family of Mexico resorts. Situated in Playa del Carmen along the Yucatan Peninsula, bordering the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, the resort serves as a cultural oasis and traveler’s dream escape amid one of the most visited destinations in Mexico. The expansive property – bordered by white sand beaches, palm trees, coral reefs and tropical gardens – is intertwined with canals and lagoons. A AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort, the Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya calls to world travelers, beach and nature enthusiasts, foodies, and all those who wish to vacation in paradise outside the commercialized area of Playa del Carmen.
Relaxation and Accommodations
The Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya is an extraordinary resort that offers every indulgence for every guest’s needs. Most notably, 24-hours-a-day concierge service is available on every guest floor.
Rooms include spacious, modern accommodations with 50-inch plasma televisions, Italian-design bathrooms, Jacuzzis, a terrace and a pillow menu. Accommodations vary in square feet and features, with some as large as 3,140 sq. ft. with 12-foot-high-ceilings. Most Grand Luxxe suites feature a personal pool, a hammock and a lounge chair on the balcony.
Resort amenities include the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course at Vidanta Riviera Maya, tennis courts, fitness center, private pools, snorkeling, bike tours, flamingo and crocodile sanctuaries, and unlimited pool and beach access.
Spatium, Riviera Maya’s luxury spa, takes relaxation to another level, merging nature and ancient techniques to provide excellent results. A typical day at the spa is transformed as visitors select from a service menu featuring traditional therapies like the hot stone massage or Mexico-inspired specialties including Spatium’s signature Viva Tequila Relief Massage. The tequila massage takes visitors on a comprehensive body treatment stimulating the body’s senses with unique benefits from Mexican tequila. The treatment caps off with a delicious margarita, your choice, frozen or on the rocks.
On-property dining at Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya includes Azur, a recently debuted fine-dining dinner option that provides authentic flavors of France with modern and delicious variations. The menu offers everything from fresh oysters and escargot to crêpes, quiche and duck breast. Guests can rely on expert sommeliers to navigate the extensive wine list.
An Asian fusion restaurant at the resort, Gong, provides a virtual passport into the Far East with aromas, flavors and colors that embody the best of traditional Asian cuisine and culture. The menu’s highlights include unique sushi rolls, noodle bowls, sake and teas from around the world.
For travelers wanting a scenic breakfast, stop by Lake Coffee, which allows visitors to appreciate Riviera Maya’s lake and magnificent gardens while savoring, inside and outside, the most extensive breakfast buffet one could imagine.
Entertainment: JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil
JOYÀ is a unique entertainment and culinary experience developed by Cirque du Soleil and Vidanta, housed in the custom Cirque du Soleil Theater. Since its star-studded premiere as Cirque du Soleil’s first resident show in Mexico in fall 2014, JOYÀ has received rave reviews and sold-out attendance. JOYÀ follows the adventures of a rebellious teenage girl whisked away to a mysterious jungle in her grandfather’s fantastical world. Surrounded by a strange band of half-human, half-animal masters inspired by ancient Mayan iconography, the aging naturalist yearns to pass on to his granddaughter his relentless quest for the meaning of life.
The culinary experience is imagined by Vidanta executive chef Alexis Bostelmann, with tastes and flavors designed to transport the audience into a dream mirroring the visual performance. Guests also enjoy a theatrical prelude to JOYÀ featuring champagne by Mercier, one of the world’s most renowned champagne producers in the Épernay region of northern France.
Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya is about 20 miles south of Cancún International Airport. Direct flights are available from major U.S. airports including Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and additional markets seasonally. Private transportation with the resort can be arranged.
The resort setting provides the ultimate escape for any wanderlust traveler: secluded Caribbean beaches bordered by the carefully manicured and maintained natural flora of the Riviera Maya jungle. And with easy access to off-property activities in Cancún, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, it’s no wonder guests come back year after year to visit this Vidanta resort paradise. To learn more, visit vidanta.com.