By: Forbes Travel Guide Editors
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"We don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but the “all-inclusive resorts” category has had quite the makeover. Gone are the days of botchy lobby décor and bottom-shelf liquor. Now, many stylish all-inclusives are wholly focused on delivering meaningful local experiences, cooking up world-class meals and showing off spectacular spa facilities you thought were reserved for à la carte accommodations — a far cry from the cookie-cutter vacations taken even just a decade ago.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Though we can’t count the number of resorts that fall short of their promise of delivering you the world, we can assure you that the three Grand Velas properties aren’t in that bunch. The Four-Star Riviera Nayarit escape, specifically, takes its leave-everything-to-us mantra to heart.
But while all-you-can-manage water aerobics classes and daily-refilled minibars are great, it’s the delicious dining options (five), the units’ creative touches (wellness suites come with an exercise bike) and the pinpoint service (24-hour personal concierge) already in your nightly rate that leave you feeling on top of the world."