Welcome to the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the most Zen hotel in Mexico. Desiring to decompress? To release the tension of the daily grind and sink into the sublime? This is YOUR place.

Caressed by natural light, soothing blue reflections and beautifully clean wooden decor – simplicity speaks! Great Zen thinkers have taught us that in order to relax, you must still your waters.

It’s always a sweet welcome with Agustin behind the front desk. Ready to curate whatever his guests desire, he may be directing you to the spa, the restaurant or on a special spiritual adventure with their shaman. I bet you’re ready for anything and everything.

If you’re lucky, this lovely man might just take you on the tour himself! Handsome and cool against this tropical backdrop, he’s a perfect guide for this dreamy scene.

Welcome to the spa! Leticia is ready to ensure that this is the sweetest getaway ever. Surrounded by sumptuous nature, cares drift away. What stress? You’ll forget all about it over a cup of healing and rejuvenating tea.

Meet Mario, executive chef at Grand Velas. Tired of worrying? Lao Tzu reminds us that “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

Let’s get active! Angel knows just where to go and what to do to enjoy this exotic locale to the fullest. Breathe in the clean air, stretch your legs and take a step out of your comfort zone into something spectacular. What lies beyond? You’ll only know if you go.

Dressed to guide, he’s showing you all the surprises that the jungle has to offer. The mysteries of nature, coupled with rich knowledge of the plants and animals of the area makes for a fantastic and surprising outing.

Look who we ran into wandering through the gorgeous wilds of the Grand Velas property: Light Wayu, the epic Chef who’ll make our culinary dreams come to life later tonight.

As, Bruce Lee said, “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” Gazing down into this incredible crystalline cenote, there’s nowhere I’d rather be!

And now the true magic begins. Michael, Grand Velas shaman has a very special journey in store for you. In the wise words of Shunryu Suzuki, “The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities.”

After such and epic experience, it’s time for a magnificent meal. Back in the kitchen, Mario knows exactly what delicacies to prepare to keep you floating through today, riding the  epic high of self-discovery and true relaxation.

Meanwhile, Light Wayu is serving up unique and exquisite dishes in Sen Lin, another exceptional restaurant on the property. Ready to dig in? Mmmm! So are we!

And who better to see us off than the beautiful Leticia, now relaxing in style and enjoying the afternoon. Perhaps a “see you soon” cocktail before we go? There’s no one we’d rather share one with. Cheers to Grand Velas!