My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week with our family at the Grand Luxxe - Riviera Maya. It was our very first time staying in these luxurious accommodations after having upgraded from the Grand Mayan a couple of years ago. We were fortunate to get a second floor unit in Building 1 (which is currently where you check-in and also contains the travel agency for planning your excursions). Because we were traveling with 4 other adults, we upgraded to the Luxxe Master Villa which combines the Luxxe Villa with the Luxxe Junior Villa. The Luxxe Junior Villa provided enough privacy for both our sons and daughters-in-law; one couple took the bedroom, while the other set up the living area as the 3rd bedroom. The overall Luxxe Master Villa was more than spacious (3,140 sq.ft.) and impeccably clean especially having maid service twice a day. Our only complaint was with the Wi-Fi service. Our connection in the room was poor, yet drastically improved around the Grand Luxxe pool area.
The staff was very professional and always eager to help. Due to the Luxxe buildings being situated in the "jungle," the use of their shuttles to get around the complex is preferred and they come very frequently; walking is not recommended as the roads are very narrow. It is my understanding that boardwalks will eventually be built such as the one that connects the Mayan Palace pool area with the Grand Luxxe pool. Also, a new Grand Luxxe lobby is currently being built.
The beach is usually everyone's biggest complaint as it is very rocky due to the coral. Although we are not "beach people," we were happy to see some changes being made. Two additional piers were being constructed and the coral is finally in the process of being covered with sand. In addition, a new beach club and restaurant are also in the construction phase.
The restaurants on-site are all excellent and the prices are comparable to what we would spend back in the States. We also enjoyed the swim-up bars, taking full advantage of the daily Happy Hours (2 for 1) and drink-of-the-day!
The grounds throughout the entire complex are impeccable! Walkways are constantly being cleaned; bushes pruned; grass cut; flowers blooming! Just absolutely beautiful!!
We were also excited to go on a tour of the construction area of where the new Cirque de Soleil will be. Completion is scheduled for November.
I could go on and on raving about how wonder it is to vacation here; suffice it to say that we love it SOooo much, my husband and I upgraded yet again to the Spa Tower! Here's looking forward to our next vacation!!!