Riviera Maya, Mexico (October 5, 2020) — Beyoncé, Leonardo DiCaprio, and David Beckham are just a few big names that've been spotted riding on an iconic VanDutch lately. But now, travelers visiting the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya can set sail in style just like the A-list celebrities with the resort's new Sunset VanDutch Experience. Along with a socially distanced ride along the azure Mexican Caribbean Coast aboard the VanDutch 40, the experience includes a visit to an underwater museum, watersports and evening firework show. A multi-course, gourmet menu from one of Mexico's leading chefs, ancestral beverage tasting featuring lesser known Mexican spirits, and wide selection of premium mezcals and tequilas are some of the culinary highlights of the trip.
While onboard, guests can witness marine life and over 500 life-size sculptures during a visit to MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art) or take a ride on a SEABOB-Jet. Happy Hour is also a wow for guests with the resort's exclusive ancestral beverage tasting, featuring Mexican liqueurs such as bacanora, sotol, tuxca, and pox. A multi-course menu is from acclaimed Mexican chef Frederico Lopez. As well as being awarded best chef in Mexico, he is among the top 20 noted in the prestigious Larousse Gastronomique, known as the world's greatest culinary encyclopedia. Special dishes on the thoughtfully curated menu include Imperial Beluga Caviar; tapas and nigiris of acorn-fed Iberian ham and Joselito gran reserve; Yakitori and Carpaccio flamed with Casa Dragones de Kobe on charcoal "Binchotan" and Thousand leaves of Black Truffle "Melanosporum" Tuscany; golden creme brule of foie and dark chocolate; Caribbean Lobster Ceviche with Papantla vanilla and melon shoots; tray of oysters, prawns, crabs and mussels, sustainably sourced fish and Tuna Toro. Dom Perignon Rose Luminous, water menu and selection of tequilas and mezcals are also included. After a day of nonstop fun, guests can relax and enjoy the Mexican Caribbean's breathtaking sunset and a spectacular firework show.
Recognized as the Dutch brand's original power boat model, the VanDutch 40 features a Bimini top for shade, a queen-size cabin, bathroom and shower, 480 hp diesel engines that quell noise and vibration and take the boat up to 38 knots, Simrad radio sound system, LED floor lighting and underwater lights, and more.
The experience is available for up to 6 people, including children, and costs $50,000 USD. Resort nightly rates start at $478 USD. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include luxury suite accommodations, à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, ocean view and a Zen-like setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula's jungle and mangroves. All 539 suites are more than 1,100 sq. ft., with balconies and some with private plunge pools. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Included on Forbes Travel Guide's list of The World's Most Luxurious Spas, SE Spa is known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step Water Ceremony. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids' Clubs and Teens' Club; and Baby Concierge. The resort offers more than 46,660 square feet of indoor meeting space plus outdoor areas for events. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.