Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
98, Paseo de los Cocoteros, Sur, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
Relaxed Perfection: Book the Wellness Suites for Rooftop Jacuzzis, Magnetic Pillows & In Room MassageI awake with a start from the most serene sleep. I was dreaming of being swaddled in warm silky sheets following the kind of quality massage that releases years of tension you didn't even realize you were holding until its gone. And a cool ocean breeze is touching my face. The air smells of lavender. I can hear the ocean. For once, the dream becomes my reality upon opening my eyes. I'm on a massage table on a private rooftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The sun is setting. And there is a bubbling jacuzzi just feet away. The massage, which is part of the check-in booking the new Wellness Suites at the five-star, intimate elegant all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Resort, had relaxed me so much, I'd fallen asleep and forgotten my surroundings. I'd count that as the best check-in ever. The positive experience continues downstairs in the massive 2-story suites, where all sorts of extras await like a Vitimen C infused showers, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer and an in-room excercise bike, plus a customized session with a personal trainer. They also offer classes from yoga to pilates in their gym, have a wonderfully relaxing spa with water ritual stations and four-diamond rated restaurants on site. Best of all, the rate is all inclusive, so you can eat and drink to your hearts content at the multiple restaurants, swim-up bar, nightclub or in a chair by the beach. Whether you are on a girlfriend getaway or a honeymoon, as long as you don't mind sharing a king bed, the Wellness Suites are my favorite option at this special resort that feels more intimate than most in Mexico. But should you wish to have your own bed, the regular suites work well too, they just don't feature rooftop terraces with private jacuzzis.