About the property
- Villa1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
World Class Accommodations
The Grand Mayan is one of Cancun's most beautiful destinations.
Arrival and departure on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only!
Welcome to The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya—inspired by ancient history and built with comfort in mind. Immerse yourself in the world of the Mayans here. The lush vegetation of the Mayan jungle surrounds you, as the whisper of palm fronds will remind you. Discover the impressive Mayan Sanctuary—a series of winding pools covered by immense, shady palapas, and filled with luxurious beach beds for relaxing in the sun or the shade. You can even get married by a Mayan shaman here, in a traditional ritual ceremony. The Grand Mayan, steeped in the tradition of the native culture and rich with the modern conveniences of a five-star resort.
The long stretch of white beach beacons as gentle waves lap the sandy shore. A collection of phenomenal pools fulfill all of your vacation needs. There is a swim up bar for adult enjoyable time. Submerged lounge chairs make for a quiet place to catch up on your beach read. One area boosts a gently sloping entry, perfect for worry free time with younger swimmers. There are beautiful cabanas for those who love the outdoors but not the burn.
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Concierge Realty facilitates vacation rentals. Any issues with resort service, accommodations, physical plant, amenities, etc. are the direct responsibility of the developer/resort and must be handled through the resort, not Concierge Realty. Photos are approved by the developer and, therefore, are thought to be truly representative of the resort and accommodations. Any variation from the photo and actual property or premises are unintentional. Any disruption including but not limited to renovation, amenity not available, change in decor, etc. during the stay, whether known to the resort prior to reservation, occurring during the stay or announced after confirmation, is a matter strictly between the guest and resort and do not merit a charge of deceptive advertising or breach of ethics.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Joanne Hamlet
We love to travel as much as you do! We ave over twenty-five years combined experience with timeshare rentals and are licensed brokers, so you can confidently reserve through us. We've visited dozens of countries and hundreds of resorts in search of the best vacations. Highly rated by the BBB and Dun and Bradstreet.
Joanne Hamlet purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Joanne Hamlet chose Playa del Carmen
The intrigue of the Mexican Riviera, the rainforest, the beach, the stylish Suites, pools with rich decor, the wildlife, the amazing staff who go above and beyond, the shuttle to meet us at the airport and the food!
What makes this Villa unique
We love the excursions to the Mayan ruins, tours of the rain forest, lounging under the cabanas poolside, sipping Mojitos and enjoying breakfast on the terrace.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Hassle-Free rental in a Great Resort Location!
I've been to the Grand Mayan on several occasions, so I'm familiar with the rooms and the property layout. The rental was straightforward with no issues or hassles, and they responded to questions promptly. I would definitely rent from this property manager again!
Located alongside the blue-green waters of the Caribbean, the Mexican state of Quintana Roo offers visitors plenty of sunshine and white beaches in Cancun, its main hot spot. But there is much more to see and do in this part of Mexico, also known as the Mayan Riviera. From the shopping in Playa del Carmen to the seaside Mayan ruins of Tulum, visitors have many options for fun under the Mexican sun.
Just 45 miles south of Cancun, the seaside town of Playa del Carmen serves up a different vibe than the party city of Cancun. Located on Highway 307, the shops along Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) await. Traditional Yucatan crafts, sterling silver jewelry and Mexican textiles occupy charming boutiques. Carved amber jewelry from Chiapas pairs with handsome Mayan guayabera shirts as authentic gift choices. Haggling is expected. Tulum offers shopping, as well, with folk art, T-shirts, and jewelry, and Cozumel is a popular spot for Mexican silver and other types of jewelry.
Playa del Carmen, a one-time fishing village, still takes pride in serving the freshest seafood, along with a variety of other specialties. Breakfast at Media Luna offers selections such as potato zucchini pancakes and crepes. Yaxche offers authentic Mayan cuisine, and Blue Lobster is known for its ceviche and jumbo shrimp. In Cozumel's main town of San Miguel, one shop--Cinco Soles -- fronts a popular restaurant named Pancho's Backyard. The xylophone players add spice to complement the black bean soup and fish tacos. Puerto Aventuras serves up fresh fish, tacos, and good burgers -- as well as karaoke -- at Gringo Dave's and pasta and lobster top the menu at Tiramisu, which overlooks the marina.
Activities on Land
The city of Tulum, located about 40 miles south of Playa del Carmen, features the only pre-Columbian Mayan ruins located on the Caribbean. The ancient stone temples sit on a cliff, overlooking the beach and sea below. The most impressive structure is El Castillo, which is topped by a columned and carved temple. Visitors should arrive early. The ruins open at 8 a.m., and later in the day it gets hotter and more crowded. It's worth the trek to walk down the steps to the beach, where a dramatic photo can be taken of El Castillo perched on the edge of the cliff. Xcaret, six miles south of Playa del Carmen, has a more commercial theme-park feel with its Mayan Village and Ball Court. It includes live entertainment, such as Folklorico dancing, as well as a coral reef aquarium, butterfly garden, and aviary. For more options, tours with AllTournative Adventures--also located in Playa del Carmen--offer such excursions as daylong Coba Mayan expeditions, a Mayan zip-line experience, and a jungle crossing.
Activities on Water
Cenotes, or water-filled sinkholes used as swimming holes, abound in Quintana Roo. Many feature signs along the highway and cost little to visit. Swimming and snorkeling in these cool spots makes for a good afternoon stop. Dolphin experiences dot the Mayan Riviera, and one in Puerto Aventuras (a resort community 16 miles south of Playa del Carmen--is one example of interaction. The complex also features a museum, Museo Sub-Acuatico CEDAM, which displays Mayan artifacts. From Playa del Carmen, visitors take a 45-minute ferry ride to the island of Cozumel, where more attractions await. A visitor favorite is Chankanaab National Park, which features 60 different species of tropical fish, a sea lion show, botanical gardens, and plenty of diving and snorkeling opportunities. Just 10 minutes from Tulum, Xel-Ha makes a cool stop after walking in the heat of the ruins. A natural aquarium and water park, it offers visitors inner tubes for drifting through the crystal clear water. Snorkeling is another popular pastime, as is interacting with dolphins. An all-inclusive ticket covers any food and drink, as well as the price of admission. Colorful parrots inhabit the park, as well as turtles and tons of iguanas. The park also provides tree-strung hammocks for afternoon siestas.