Riviera Maya (August 18, 2011) — In celebration of Mexican Independence Day on September 16, Grand Velas Resorts are offering special wellness and adventure options honoring their home country from September 12 to 18. Complimentary tequila aromatherapy massages, authentic Mexican meals and a ‘Mayan Encounter' adventure tour that take thrill-seekers zip lining through the Mayan jungle and to the top of the Yucatan's tallest pyramid all serve to teach guests more about Mexico's vibrant culture and history. In addition to a third night free, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers hotel guests a revitalizing, 25-minute ‘Viva Mexico' massage featuring tranquil essence of tequila, an authentic Mexican dinner complete with mariachi band, and 30% off a round of golf at Vista Vallarta & Marina Vallarta courses. Rates start at $320 USD per person per night in double occupancy in Master or Parlor Ocean View Suite. Children are $87 per child per night.
Sister property Grand Velas Riviera Maya also welcomes visitors to experience Mexico's cultural heritage with the Mayan Heritage Experience. In addition to a complimentary suite upgrade, this package includes a Mayan Encounter tour to the surrounding natural sink holes and Mayan communities, adventures rappelling and zip lining through the tropical rain forests, expeditions to the Mayan pyramids, and a taste of authentic Mayan fare prepared by local Mayan women.
Back at the resort, guests can experience Mexican Independence at Frida Restaurant with a special menu that pays tribute to some of Mexico City's gastronomy from the past 40 years. Rates for the Mayan Heritage Experience start at $330 per person per night in double occupancy in the Zen Grand Suite. Children up to 12 years old stay free when sharing the suite with their parents and children 13 to 16 years receive a 50% discount in the Ambassador, Ambassador Pool & Grand Class suites. Grand Velas Resort's all-inclusive rate includes luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment and more. Minimum of three nights applies to both packages.
For more information or reservations, please visit www.grandvelas.com or call 1-866-230-7221. About Grand Velas Riviera Maya: The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, represents 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– adult-only ocean-front and ocean-view Ambassador Grand Class Suites, family-friendly Ambassador Suites and Zen Garden Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Y ucatan 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 won Virtuoso's "Best Spa" in the world and a Spa Finder 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. About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. # # # Media Contact: