What an incredibly relaxing week at the Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, just outside of Puerto Vallarta. It was the perfect family holiday, but also traveling with couples, I know they enjoyed their stay just as well!
The Riviera Nayarit is just North of Puerto Vallarta, where many resorts are building along the beautiful Banderas Bay. Only 1/2 hour drive from the airport, the location can’t be beat. Our spacious suite was perfect for our family of 4 and had a great a central view out to the bay… although with the incredible weather we enjoyed, we weren’t in the room much.
The best part of the resort had to be the pool! There are 2 very large infinity pools overlooking the bay. One is heated to a balmy 85 degrees (at least), the other, a cooler dip (most likely in the mid-70 degree range.) Once can just bob up and down in the warm pool for hours, over looking the resort and bay, and I must admit this was pretty much what we did!
The next best part was the beach. Great location with plenty of walks to people watch, gentle waves for boogie boarding and of course playing in the sand. Another perk was the “inclusive” aspect of the resort. Although this may seem limiting in some locations, the food and drinks by the pool any time was perfect for our family. On vacation we definitely lost any sense of schedule, so ordering a smoothie, quesadilla, or a snack, whenever we wanted was just our speed.
So, if you are in need of a little sun and r’n’r this spot may be just what you are looking for!
(For a great day trip, see my post on Sayulita, Mexico, just 45 minutes away.)