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An Ultimate Vacation Destination
by Bonnie Carroll

Grand Velas all Suites and Spa Report is located in the most exclusive residential development Nuevo Vallarta Nayarit, in the spectacular Bander’s Bay. This exquisite property offers 267 one and two bedroom suites, all with terraces and ocean front views. Suites for families of up to five, offer the finest amenities including twenty-four hour in-room dining, as well as all the electronic bells and whistles.

As a member of the ‘Leading Hotels off the World’ it is a world class destination for people seeking the ultimate in vacation pleasures and services. The Velas are conveniently located fifteen minutes from the airport, and hotel activities include an in-house ceramic class, as well as a scuba demonstration in the three-in-one infinity pool.

The Velas SpaGrand Velas Spa is a leading spa of the world and provides highly personalized service that distinguishes it from all other spa getaways in Mexico. Menu treatments include unique Thai therapies, ancient Mezacal-Lima body wraps, coffee, hot thermal, aromatic and chocolate treatments, a variety of facials, baths, hand & treatment therapies, and a specialized menu for men. In addition to 20 beautifully appointed private treatment cabins, the spa offers a full-service beauty salon, state-of-the-art gym, exercise programs, and tennis courts.

Grand Velas Infinity PoolThe dining experience at the Grand Velas can be enjoyed at a bevy of venues, including Frida, the fine Mexican dining restaurant where each dish is filled with flavor and color; Lucca, Italian-Mediterranean restaurant offers Romanesque dishes of seafood and pasta; Piaf, a traditional French gourmet restaurant featuring classic gastronomique that is perfectly prepared and presented; or Azul, the all-day casual spot at the pool where guests enjoy meals under a Palupa by the sea. The hotel features a swim-up Aqua Bar for a refreshing afternoon tropical drink, and there is a convenient snack bar for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, ceviches and guacamole for lunch after a swim.

On a recent visit I had the pleasure to meet Oscar A. Cruces Gutierrez, Director General of the Grand Velas. He is a host with the most, and gives his personal touch to every detail of the gracious and tasteful guest experience at this amazing destination. “We strive to provide our guests with every amenity they expect from a "Leading Hotel of the World" while they are with us,” says Gutierrez.

All Suites & Spa Resort
Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros 98 Sur
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, C.P. 63735

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