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VIDANTA Grand Mayan 5+ Star Golf & Spa Resort

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Hotel1450 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Hotel, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

The VIDANTA Grand Mayan resort is truly a five star++ first-class hotel and has been listed as among the 25 top LUXURY Resorts in Mexico.

There is marble and tiles throughout the suite, private hot tubs and the largest swimming pools in Mexico. The beaches are wide and sandy. Rent includes twice-daily maid service, hotel amenities, and transfers from Airport.

The suite comes with a large living room with a well-equipped kitchen with fridge, cooktop, microwave and small appliances. Each bedroom has a king-size bed plus a single sofa bed.

The GRAND Mayan is located in the exclusive Mayan Riviera on the Caribbean Sea, 35 minutes from the Cancun International Airport, 45 minutes from downtown Cancun, and 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen and the ferry to Cozumel. It is home to the Cirque du Soleil in Mexico. Among its principal attractions, this extensive mega-resort has many pools including an interactive, interconnected swimming pool, which covers an overall 8000-square-meter water surface, making it one of the biggest in Latin America. There are also luxurious spas and fully equipped gyms.

My wife and I have spent many vacations at the GRAND Mayan in Riviera Maya. The pool area is spectacular, and the beach is clean clean clean! There was a major beach renewal recently, including development of an exclusive Beach Club. I went scuba diving off the hotel reef - the most amazing experience!

Resort restaurants are first class and compare well with the best eateries in nearby Playa del Carmen. Email me for pics and suggestions of where to eat and what to see.

The resort also has a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course; ask about special golf and spa packages.

Check out my other listings of fantastic Vidanta resort hotels:

Grand Mayan, Riviera Maya, 2 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/47731

Grand Mayan, Riviera Maya, 1 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1208855

Grand Mayan, Riviera Maya, Studio: VRBO.COM/1208863

Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya, 2 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1192784

Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya, 1 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1204949

Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta, 2 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1000173

Grand Luxxe, Riviera Maya, 2 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1210035

Grand Luxxe, Nuevo Vallarta, 2 Bedroom: VRBO.COM/1209857

All names, images and information regarding Grand Mayan®, Grand Bliss®, Grand Luxxe® and Vida Vacations described in this listing are protected by copyright and are registered trademarks of a third party which is not affiliated or related in any way with this listing.

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Property Manager

Ed Fine

Member Since 2004
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within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Ed Fine

My wife and I enjoy our vacations in Mexico immensely. The Vidanta Grand Mayan at the Riviera Maya is close to interesting Mayan ruins, and ecological sightseeing. The people at all the Grand Mayan resort are very friendly and the service is first class - plus! The on-site restaurants are superb, as are the spa and other facilities. We usually buy some bread, cheese, yogourt, veggies and fruit at the convenience store on site and have breakfast in our suite, enjoy a poolside snack at lunch and have a gourmet dinner at one of the resort restaurants. We are particularly fond of Tremonto where we have had some of our best meals ever, as well as the theme buffets with live entertainment at the Del Lago and dancing to latin bands at the beachside Havana Moon. There is plenty to do for couples and families of all ages.

Why Ed Fine chose Playa del Carmen

We (and our guests) enjoy full access to the spa and golf course. The resorts are very ecologically conscious with a flamingo sanctuary on site and crocodile hatchery near the golf course. The turtle release program has trebled the survival rate of theese amphibians, who return to lay eggs after 8 years.

What makes this Hotel unique

I can offer a discount on golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed "El Maglar" golf course on site.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 king
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 double
      • King size beds (2) 1 King bed in each bedroom , Baby Cribs (1) Complimentary - On Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 double sofa beds in the living room, 1 single sofa bed in each bedroom


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, double vanity
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, double vanity

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Resort has an exclusive beachfront on the Caribbean Sea.
          • Golf Course View
            You may request a suite with a view of the El Maglar Golf Course
          • Resort
            The Vidanta resort is a full service vacation resort.


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Washers/dryers on each floor Full service laundry also available
                      • Elevator
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        gym and spa available
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        In suite Wi-Fi available for a fee
                      • Broadband Access
                        Internet Cafe; in-suite Wi-Fi available
                      • Linens Provided
                        Ful maid service - twice daily
                      • Living Room
                        spacious living area
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washers/dryers on each floor Full service laundry also available
                      • Wireless Internet
                        WI-FI available in suite


                          • Catering Available
                            Full Room service available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            comes with set of pots and pans and coffe maker, toaster, blender
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            service for 8
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            dishes, glassware and cutlery for 8,
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            4 burner cooktop
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Satellite TV in each bedroom plus in Living Room
                                  • Television
                                    3 flat screen TVs


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Jack Nicklaus designed golf course on site
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Tennis
                                        available at the resort
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Dive centre on site


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Ramps or elevators everywhere

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Fabulous pools - the largets in Latin America!
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                2 Hot tubs in the suite; 1 dipping pool on the balcony/terrace
                                              • Sauna

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Massage


                                                      • churches
                                                      • duty free shops
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • spelunking
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Full Kitchenette with Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender and Cooking Utensils and dishes provided, Private indoor Hot Tub, private outdoor dipping Pool, Exercise center, Spa, etc

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        17 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        A WEEK IN PARADISE!!

                                                                        Kathleen O.Salt Lake City

                                                                        Traveled with Daughter, grandson, another 4 person family to Vidanta Grand Mayan 1st of July. This was my 5th, their 2nd trip to this piece of Paradise! The 2 bedroom rooms were perfect for family w/teens and my 1 bedroom room was so big!!! Full kitchens and two bathrooms made room for everyone and fixing breakfast was easy. Taxi's take you to close by grocery stores and Vedanta staff brings purchases back to your room. Speaking of staff: every single person working there is there to make sure YOU have a fantastic time. Greetings and smiles all around! The grounds are meticulously cared for and the vegetation is absolutely beautiful.

                                                                        We discovery a new (at least since our last visit) BEACH CLUB!!! OVER THE TOP!!! Restricted to certain levels of guests, beautifully laid out, personal care and assigned wait person. The Beach Club faces the beautiful blue ocean and has lovely small pools, with deluxe lounge chairs.

                                                                        We ate at the Havana Moon, a few times because it has something for everyone's taste and the breeze and view of the ocean are super! We also ate at the GONG, delicious Chinese - where I had 3 appetizers for my meal. Everyone was delighted with their selections! Also enjoyed an "adult" dinner at the Italian restaurant..Superb high quality food and impeccable service! Also went for a last day breakfast at the Green Break, a casual good dining restaurant by the golf course. Omelets were outstanding, and fresh jellies - umm.

                                                                        All the ladies enjoyed a wonderful relaxing massage at the SPA....such a break and so serene!

                                                                        Check in and out are super easy and the new "transportation hub" works great! We did two all day activities: A tour of Tulum and swimming in a "cenoto" (underground river) that was the highlight of my trip. The rest were thrilled with our "snorkeling with whale/sharks" adventure. Again, completely arrange through the resort.

                                                                        For our group this is the "go too" place for the perfect resort vacation! I'm sure we will book this again.

                                                                        Thanks to Ed Fine for making this reservation so easy, no problems whatsoever!!! That's what you want for a trip like this! We will be sure to book through Ed again!


                                                                        Exceptional service. Daily housekeeping and towel service done daily. Would highly recommend.

                                                                        Donald T.Stockton

                                                                        Great stay...I had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend.

                                                                        Beautiful property

                                                                        Katie D.

                                                                        We had a wonderful time at this resort. The grounds were absolutely beautiful. The room seemed very clean and was exactly as represented. Our questions to Mr Fine were answered promptly and graciously. We would definitely return to this fabulous resort for another relaxing vacation.

                                                                        Very nice resort

                                                                        Francisco A.Mexico City

                                                                        We liked it very much. They have anyone internal transportation sistem that has to improve. Everything else very good.

                                                                        Grand Luxxe. Beautiful 5* Resort. Great fun for the family.

                                                                        Bob P.

                                                                        We stayed at the Grand Luxxe at the Grand Mayan. The entire place was extremely well run. Almost like a Disney park. I mean that in the way of excellent service and very clean.


                                                                        We ate at almost all the restaurants.

                                                                        Burger Custom- Really good good burgers and apps

                                                                        Gong- Sushi items and dumplings were awesome. The grilled fish entrees not good.

                                                                        Frieda's- Great Mole. Very authentic tasting. Stay away from the "Mexican Pizza". No good.

                                                                        Blanche- Breakfast buffet- Really good and cheap.

                                                                        Havana Moon- Really Really Good. Red Curry was the best dish of the trip

                                                                        Tacos Break- Pastor tacos are a must. Had them twice.

                                                                        Greenbreak- Rueben sandwich was very good. Burger was as well.

                                                                        Room Service- Was actually good.


                                                                        The pools were all very different.

                                                                        Grand Luxxe- Very quiet and relaxing. Food comes from Burger custom

                                                                        Grand Mayan- Huge. Multiple pool bars. Didn't feel packed.

                                                                        Beach Club- Felt like a fun Vegas pool.


                                                                        Went to the late show. It was really good. Only about 1 hr 15 min. Any seat is fine. Do not upgrade or pay to get closer to the center. There is no reason.


                                                                        I knew a driver from last time and the resort didn't want us to leave. They want you to book tours through them and make it hard for you to get out. Demand rides to the front gate. Also there is lots to do and see down by Tulum. This resort is far from that area. It's a hour plus drive. Traffic was bad during Holy Week.

                                                                        Overall we would definitely come back. We had a great week.

                                                                        Amazing Stay at a World-Class Resort

                                                                        JT S.

                                                                        Fabulous! That's the best one word description of our stay at the Grand Mayan. Suite was huge and immensely comfortable for our family of 5. Living room was great for entertaining, and the six seat dining table was perfect for enjoying the delicious room service. Restaurants at this Vidanta complex were incredible! Amazingly high quality gourmet food preparation with great attention to detail and presentation, and service was absolutely top-notch from the staff. Would put them up against the finest anywhere in the world! Every employee at this extraordinarily large resort complex was so attentive and kind! You do not see this level of guest attention from every employee anywhere else. The pools and grounds are exquisitely beautiful and meticulously maintained at all times. This was the cleanest resort we have ever encountered anywhere. Twice daily maid service kept the rooms tidy, clean and beautifully maintained at all times, and the nightly turndown service, including the perfect making of sofa beds, was so nice to experience. Can't say enough how great our stay was, and Ed was a pleasure to deal with and provided great advice about how to make the most of staying at this Vidanta property and what to do around Playa del Carmen - Thank You, Ed!


                                                                        Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

                                                                        Spa, Golf, Children's programs, great restaurants, 10 minutes from Ferry to Cozumel Flamingo Sanctuary and Crocodile farm on site

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        small local tax payable at the resort (about US$35/week) per suite. Rental weeks run from Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays.

                                                                        17 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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