Grand Riviera Princess


Hotelchain: Princess Resorts
Location: Playa del Carmen – Mexico
Classification: 5 star hotel


Hotel Grand Riviera Princess is a top five star resort located at the Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is among the best all inclusive resorts of the area and I was truly blown away right from the moment I stepped into this hotel. Let me first tell you something more about the location. The resort is not too far from Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Both places are pretty nearby. The relaxed and holiday atmosphere are perfect for relaxing… This definitely is the place to be to unwind and have a great time with your family. Whether you are looking for a peaceful environment or an energetic atmosphere, you will find it all here.

Entering Grand Riviera Princess is like entering a world full of luxury and attention to details. I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the gorgeous promenade “Avenue of the Gods” with the most beautiful palm trees. This is the main passage through the resort to the beach lined with statues of Mayan gods. Behind every corner, a new surprise is waiting. The surrounding gardens throughout the entire resort are just mind blowing and very well maintained.


Hotel Grand Riviera Princess has 674 rooms … all of them of a very high standard. Rooms are very spacious, trust me they are huge, that’s why they call their rooms ‘junior suites’ instead! All junior suites are decorated in a very elegant way and offer all the five star amenities I could wish for.

Our junior suite Deluxe came with a spacious sitting area which was great to unwind and the oversized desk is perfect to do some business. The two double beds were perfect! Since this is an all inclusive resort, the in room minibars are included and are stocked daily with water, soft drinks and beer. Our large balcony had great furniture and overlooked the beautiful gardens.


Bathrooms are very elegant too featuring a separate and very large shower, an amazing jacuzzi bath tub and separate toilet. I love the layout of their junior suites, the rooms are perfect for families! They maintain everything at Grand Princess Riviera in an excellent way. The rooms are cleaned every day and turn down service is provided every night.


It is impossible to get bored here. This is a beach resort and I thoroughly enjoyed the 12 (!) swimming pools in the resort, including several adults only pools and pools for children. The Caribbean beach area is gorgeous and has plenty of lounge chairs. I appreciated the kind staff that was always willing to help and brought us the drinks and snacks we ordered in just minutes. There is a direct access to the private beach area.


Also the pool areas are just beautiful. Although the resort was almost fully booked, because of the size of the resort, it never felt really crowded. The pool staff is great and take care of you in a very kind way. On top of that, you will never forget that you’re in a luxurious resort: they are cleaning this place all day long and will makes sure you have the time of your life with your loved ones.


On top of that I should also mention that there are tons of other things to do, so even if you’re not a beach or pool lover, there’s something for just anyone. A fully equipped fitness facility for example, I love to work out from time to time and the facility has some good equipment for you to enjoy. With all the gorgeous food and drinks thank God they have a fitness centre 😊

Also 6 tennis courts, 2 paddle courts and 1 multi course court which can be used for playing soccer, basketball, etc. are available. Kids won’t get bored at Grand Riviera Princess. They are treated as royalty here! They will love the game room and kids entertainment such as the mini disco club and many other facilities and activities. At night, we thoroughly enjoyed the Grease show! Excellent performance and we loved every second of it!


As mentioned before, Grand Riviera Princess is an all inclusive resort so most facilities are included in the rate. Very convenient not to worry about extra expenses for food and drinks. Guests can choose from 14 restaurants: 2 international Main Buffet restaurants and 12 a la carte restaurants each with a different cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Asian, Gourmet International, seafood, Spanish and Swiss. I will tell you more about the food and service later. Unfortunately I couldn’t try them all since we were there for 2 full days but all looked pretty nice and very clean.


La Fleur was our favorite as the food was delicious and presented in a very nice way. The beef tartare was just delicious! Also, the roasted chicken was a treat. I appreciated the elegant decor of this beautiful à la carte restaurant.

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Also La Vaquería, their à la carte steakhouse, was a treat. Here, they will grill your meat and fish the way you want it.


There are 17 bars within the resort offering great drink menus. The overall quality of the drinks was good! The swim-up bars are excellent for socializing with all the international guests. It’s great to meet people all over the world and having a drink together. It gives you such an amazing feeling not to worry about extra expenses while you are on holiday. Absolutely loved their all inclusive concept!


Grand Riviera Princess is one of kind and we were sad to leave! This all inclusive resort definitely is one of the best hotels in the area and offer their guests a true five star experience. I can’t wait to return to this jewel!

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