Velas Resorts: Family and Adults-Only Luxury in Puerto Vallarta
Velas Resorts offers an all-inclusive collection of hotels in Mexico with customer satisfaction at the forefront of all they do — from the upscale guest rooms and the fine dining options to the spa experiences and the impeccable service. In Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, adults can enjoy laid back luxury at the intimate Casa Velas resort. About thirty minutes north, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit provides all the amenities, entertainment, and accommodations for a memorable family vacation.
Velas Resorts — Casa Velas: Adults-Only Luxury
If you’re looking for a romantic escape with solitude and pampering, Casa Velas has just what you need. This all-inclusive, adults-only boutique resort provides a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing vacation.
Suites at Casa Velas
Guest suites are located just a few steps away from the pool, making it easy to unwind by lounging poolside, grabbing a drink at the swim-up bar, or having lunch delivered while you indulge in reading your favorite summer novel. Rooms come with a stylish woven pool bag guests can use to carry their belongings to the pool. The spacious luxury suites have private balconies or patios with golf course and garden views, as well as a private plunge pool for cooling off on a hot day. The rooms are decorated in warm hues that reflect traditional Mexican design. Rooms range in size from the 463-square-foot Master Suite to the 5,564-square-foot, four-bedroom Presidential Suite. The mini-bar is restocked daily and included as part of the all-inclusive room rate.
Dining at Casa Velas
There are four dining options at Casa Velas, including Emiliano Restaurant, Táu Beach Club, Aqua Bar (poolside), and 24-hour In-suite dining.
Emiliano is the resort’s award-winning AAA Four-Diamond signature restaurant serving gourmet Mexican cuisine. Guests can dine inside the stylish dining space or sit outdoors on the beautiful terrace. Menu items include dishes such as molletes rancheros, mahi mahi fillet with garlic, Roman-style calamari, wild mushroom cream soup, and rosemary panna cotta — or guest can choose to dine from the buffet.
For an even more romantic meal, take the complimentary shuttle to/from oceanfront Táu Beach Club with VIP access to the restaurant, pool, jacuzzi, and beach with Pool Concierge service. It’s a beautiful place to take a walk along the beach and watch the sunset.
Activities at Casa Velas
Take it slow by relaxing at the pool or visiting ABJA Spa for an indulgent treatment, such as a massage, facial, aromatherapy, reflexology, or sacred ritual utilizing herbs and ingredients grown on the property. Or, have a more active vacation by playing tennis or beach volleyball, hitting the gym, or taking advantage of the golf privileges at Marina Vallarta Golf Club (with complimentary shuttle service). The resort also offers a variety of classes, such as yoga, tequila tasting, and mixology classes.
Casa Velas is also the perfect place to pop the question! Upgrade to an Ultimate Experience such as Dinner Under the Stars, Proposal with Toast, or Lovers’ Picnic.
For even more amenities, guests of Casa Velas also have all-inclusive access and complimentary shuttle to/from nearby Velas Vallarta facilities and restaurants — Andrea and La Ribera.
Velas Resorts — Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Located in the community of Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, less than 10 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort is luxury at its finest. Upon arrival, guests are treated to a complimentary neck massage, margarita, and cool face cloth while waiting to check into their room. Situated on beautiful Banderas Bay, the views are stunning and the rooms are just steps to the beach. This is the only all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Pacific awarded Five Diamonds by AAA. The SE Spa by Grand Velas is a Forbes Travel Guide five-star spa. Here, you will encounter superb service, impressive fine dining, decadent suites, and a wide array of amenities and activities suited for all ages. All of the gourmet restaurants, bars, poolside swim up bar, and room service are offered in the all-inclusive package, as well as daily drinks and snacks in your suite’s minibar.
Suites at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
The expansive property has 267 suites ranging in size from the 1,000-square-foot Master Suite with a pool view to the three-bedroom, 3,796-square-foot Presidential Suite with private terrace jacuzzi. Families that need a little extra space will enjoy the two-bedroom Family Suite with ocean view terrace and private bar or the even larger two-story, three-bedroom Family Residence with a spa bathroom and snacks delivered daily.
Dining at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Enjoy world-class cuisine from Mexico, Asia, Italy and France at beautifully decorated restaurants with five-star service.
At Sen Lin, dine on Asian fusion meals such as Khao Phad — Thai-style fried jasmine rice with chicken, beef, or shrimp; Som Tam — Spicy papaya salad with green beans, cherry tomatoes, peanuts, and cashews; or Poo Him Tod Pung Kahri — Fried soft shell crab with yellow curry sauce, egg, and turmeric purée. The elegant, family-friendly restaurant is stunning with wooden accents and soft lighting.
Frida serves up creative Mexican cuisine, such as Tacos de Pulpo — ‘ Zarandeado-style’ octopus tacos in a marinade of dried chilies, accompanied by pork ‘chamorro’ in red sauce, grilled guacamole, pickled onions, and ‘salsa borracha’ (drunk sauce) with craft beer; Pechuga de Pollo — Grilled chicken breast on a bean tamale, with ‘huitlacoche’ sauce, roasted corn with ‘epazote’ butter, and fresh cheese; and Chile en Nogada — Poblano chili stuffed with stew vegetables and nogada style sauce with cashews nut and red fruits . There is also a kid-friendly menu and churros for dessert.
If you’re craving Italian, Lucca offers an upscale dining experience with a posh dining room, ocean views, and live music. Choose from a variety of fresh pasta, risotto, pizza, seafood, meat dishes with a vegetarian and kids menu available.
For classic French cuisine, Piaf ‘s chic and elegance ambiance is the perfect backdrop for a meal of Pâté en Croûte de Pato — duck and foie gras with pistachios, mushrooms, and mini salad; Estofado de Short Rib — Burgundy short rib stew with Brussels sprouts and bacon; sautéed with short jus, baby onions, and creamy garlic, and Soufflé — Grand Marnier soufflé with vanilla sauce, and refreshing granita. Children 12 and older only.
Activities at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
A wide variety of activities are included with the all-inclusive packages, such as tennis, fitness center, yoga classes, water sports, pools, live music and a Kids’ Club and ultra-cool Teens’ Club. There are even more things to do (with an additional fee), including world-class golf at Marina and Vista Vallarta Golf Clubs (watch out for the crocodiles), and five-star SE Spa by Grand Velas with holistic treatments, massages, exfoliations, body wraps, facials, hand and foot care and rituals, including the Grand Velas Water Ceremony. There are also a lot of sightseeing activities to do in the area.