Amazing trip for the whole family!
We visited Grand Velas in late February with our 5 and 7 year old. I have to say, it was one of the best family vacations we've taken! Our room was very big and had plenty of room for all of us. We had our own concierge the whole time who took care of everything we needed the entire time- restaurant reservations, extra items in the room, etc. The property was stunning- a great beach, a lot of pools, and plenty of places to sit and relax. The kids club was fantastic- our kids went a few hours each day. There were great activities for them- fun shows, movies at night, art activities, and more. Even though we don't have teens, we hung out at the teen club too for some video games and live entertainment. The restaurants were great- the buffet was our favorite, but we tried all of them since we were there for a week. There were a bunch of fun nighttime events, including a cool fire show, a Mexican fiesta, and more...The spa was amazing- I'm so glad my husband and I made the time to go. And of course- almost everything was included! Minibar in the room, all drinks and food, and more. We did spring for a family photo shoot which turned out great while we were there. So, I highly recommend this location if you have kids - or if you don't!
A Very Special Place
My family of 6 with 4 children (9, 7 and twins that are 3) just returned from Grand Velas and I can truly say this is one of the most special places on earth! For families with children I can't possibly think of a reason to go anywhere else for a vacation again. The professionalism permeates through each member of the team - from the GM Mr. Mendoza, his fantastic Front Office Manager Ms. Castro, the incredible Ms. Corona, to all the staff (especially Eduardo at Azul and Ernesto as our concierge) this place blew us away. The activities for children are amazing - kids club, fire show, movies, petting zoo, kids pool - and they are all inclusive! When considering a family trip you have found your new home.
All in all the Grand Velas was wonderful. Nice and friendly people from waiters etc to the entire staff. The pools were very nice although hot tub was not very hot. Food great and the special events were well organized and fun. We were with the Johnstone group and certainly appreciated both the company and the manner in which grand Velas took care of us.