Since opening in December 2013, the latest property in the Royal Resorts collection Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, located just to the south of Puerto Morelos, has been receiving rave reviews. The latest accolade came from Elite Traveler, the New York-based private jet lifestyle magazine, which included Grand Residences Suite No. 128, a two-bedroom, ground floor beachfront unit with spectacular views of the Caribbean, in its “Top 101 Suites in the World” feature in its July-August edition.

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Affiliated with The Leading Hotels of the World®, a guarantee of impeccable service and quality, Grand Residences is forging a reputation for excellence in the area. It is already a Trip Advisor favorite, rated the No. 1 Hotel in Puerto Morelos and No. 4 out of a list of 348 hotels in the Riviera Maya

Nestled on one of the world’s finest beaches a short stroll south of the traditional Mexican fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is an idyllic hideaway where guests can reconnect with nature and yet still be close to the shopping and nightlife offered by Cancún and Playa del Carmen

Spacious and luxurious ocean-view or beachfront suites with one, two, three or four bedrooms are perfect for vacationing with family and friends. They all have a gourmet kitchen, an expansive living and dining area with access to an outdoor terrace, large bedrooms and bathrooms and come with every creature comfort including Jacuzzis, Bulgari® bath products, high speed Wi-Fi, 47” LED-1080p-HDTV and espresso coffee machines.

Open-air terraces offer breathtaking views of white sand, sparkling turquoise waters and the world’s second longest coral reef just offshore. Some of the two, three and four-bedroom units also have infinity plunge pools, gardens or even roof terraces with a larger pool, whirlpool tub, grill and bar for entertaining

For a relaxing getaway for two, Grand Residences has Jr. Suites with a spacious bedroom, full bathroom, a kitchenette and a private terrace.

Grand Residences General Manager Carlo Bicaci brings a concept of personalized European service, time-honored hospitality and understated elegance to the resort. Guests enjoy unique touches of luxury during their stay including a welcome cocktail, daily afternoon tea with sandwiches, freshly baked scones and patisserie, a weekly sunset cruise and evening turndown service with an orchid and a Mexican artisanal gift.

The concierges take care of every need for guests during their stay, from restaurant and golf reservations to arranging unforgettable day trips. Pool and beach concierges are on hand to bring their favorite cocktail, iced water and refreshing Evian spray as they enjoy blissful hours on the beach or by the infinity pool. For even more pampering the Spa offers an exclusive selection of massages and therapies to indulge body and soul.

For the activity-minded, an array of world-class services awaits guests at Grand Residences. A daily activity program offers something for all ages and kids and teens clubs will keep the children entertained. Guests can work out at the gym or on the tennis courts, enjoy the lap pool, go snorkeling or cycling and sign out golf clubs for a game at one of 12 championship courses in the area. Guests seeking new travel adventures and experiences can arrange a variety of sightseeing excursions, snorkeling, scuba, fishing trips, cruises and water sports through the concierge.

Gifted French chef Yann Cozic serves up tempting seafood, steaks and Mediterranean-inspired dishes at El Faro Grill. For a casual lunch with a view of paradise, guests enjoy tasty seafood tacos, burgers and other international favorites on the sand at Heaven Beach Bar. There’s a Beach BBQ on Sunday and theme nights during the week and the 24-hour room service menu also offers plenty of choice for casual meals on the terrace. Private chef and catering services are available for special occasions and the resort is the perfect setting for a wedding.

Many Grand Residences Riviera Cancun guests instantly fall in love with Puerto Morelos and its charms go far beyond its spectacular beaches. Famous for its leaning lighthouse, this picturesque fishing village is also home to a cosmopolitan community of artists, marine biologists and expats. The world’s second longest coral reef, the Mesoamerican Reef lies just offshore and is protected by a national marine park. Visitors can also explore the Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden, the largest of its kind in Mexico and dive into crystal-clear cenotes or limestone sinkholes in the jungle along the Ruta de los Cenotes highway. Other local activities include jungle zip lining adventures, bird watching, Mexican cooking classes, polo and horseback riding.

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