When it comes to planning a Playa del Carmen vacation, the biggest decision to make is which resort to book. A decision that can quickly become difficult when travelers realize the list of positively reviewed and fairly-priced resorts is a lot bigger than to be expected.
Multiple pools, top-end dining, luxurious rooms, and awesome nighttime entertainment are all things that make up the Riviera Maya’s minimum standard in resorts, so making the decision based on those aspects alone doesn’t thin out the list of potentials as well as to be expected.
The next thing travelers may think to do to boil down their list of potential resorts is to divert to reviews online.
However, while this is a must-do piece of due diligence for travelers, it doesn’t take long to realize there is a laundry list of resorts where a 4-star out of 5 rating is rare.
And so, with that, many travelers turn to media endorsements, but that unfortunately isn’t as exclusive as it once was, with a large number of resorts in the Riviera Maya finding recognition on “best resorts in…” lists across a growing number of publications.
With that being said, there is a more behind-the-scenes endorsement travelers can look to, one that comes from the super picky world of location scouts in showbiz.
A Double Netflix Feature
The show “Love Is Blind” on Netflix has been a huge success, with its 6th season airing this February 2024; audiences love it, even if the critics aren’t exactly singing its praises.
With a show based around love and romance, the setting in the show needs to match that search for love with a spectacular backdrop, a responsibility that falls to the super-diligent and famously picky location scouts of Hollywood.
And with that, there is one Riviera Maya resort that smashed those high showbiz expectations not once, but twice, by featuring in seasons 1 and 5 of Love Is Blind.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Located in an exclusive enclave of resorts on the northeastern side of Playa del Carmen and only a 45-minute journey from Cancun International Airport, travelers staying at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya are treated to a beautiful backdrop of mangrove jungle and Caribbean Sea views.
Furthermore, it isn’t just nature that offers beauty here, with the resorts’ sizeable grounds being home to some of the best décor and design in the whole of the Riviera Maya.
Across the resort, there is a clean and relaxing vibe, where clutter is kept to a minimum without overstepping into the cold feeling world of minimalism.
As to be expected, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya provides travelers with a truly fantastic range of on-site amenities that give their guests every possible convenience they could hope for.
With dining alone, travelers have a choice of 8 different restaurants, serving dishes from all over the world, and of course, includes the very best of the wonderful Mexican cuisines.
Additionally, the 3 different swimming pools, as well as the resort’s enviable beachfront location, means that travelers are never more than a few yards away from getting cooled off from the hot Caribbean sun.
However, one of the greatest aspects of a vacation at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is its wellness offerings.
The SE Spa at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is highly regarded as one of the best in-resort spa services in the whole of the destination, providing guests with bespoke, holistic treatments that can take a relaxing vacation to the next level.
For travelers who prefer a more active approach to their wellness, there is a high-end gymnasium that offers all the necessary equipment to get the heart rate racing.
But perhaps the strongest reason to stay at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is its diverse appeal. Whether travelers are taking a romantic couples vacation, a family trip, or a wellness-focused retreat, there is a fantastic balance to be found here.
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