New Buddymoons Experiences for Couples and Their Friends At Mexico’s Velas Resorts

CV-VV-RN-0003,medium_large.1469739240.jpgPuerto Vallarta, Mexico (July 10, 2019) – Couples are embracing the “buddymoon,” a honeymoon with friends and loved ones in tow. Don’t believe us? A 2017 Priceline survey showed 12 percent of couples would consider taking a buddymoon, and the trend doesn’t show signs of stopping. (Even Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux embraced the trend for their wedding.) That’s why Velas Resorts is excited to announce its latest offering: Buddymoon packages for couples hosting their destination weddings at four of its properties: Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Grand Velas Los Cabos, and Casa Velas.
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, couples can choose to celebrate with friends before or after their destination fête, with a four-day offering that includes a private welcome cocktail party at the resort’s secluded Zen Pool, its Chaká or Sen Lin restaurant terraces surrounded by the flora and fauna of the Mayan jungle, or its pristine, white sand beach. Additional private experiences include a meditation or cooking class, picnic, or eco- tour—complete with a Chaman friendship ceremony; and a golf or spa day, which includes Velas Resorts’ signature 80-minute spa water ceremony experience.
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At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, the buddymoon experience starts the moment the couple and their friends and family arrive at the resort—and doesn’t end for days. After indulging in a welcome cocktail, guests will be whisked to their rooms, where they’ll undergo a digital detox: All digital devices will be removed by a personal concierge and replaced with board games and books—things that will help the couple truly connect with friends and family. After the wedding, the couple and their guests can unwind with an aromatherapy class and meditation in the resorts’ gazebo gardens; later, they’ll relax by the warmth of a private bonfire on the beach—complete with marshmallows for roasting and the sounds of a live violinist.
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And at Grand Velas Los Cabos, the private buddymoon experience includes champagne and raw bar indulgences; a private chocolate clam clambake; and a fishing excursion with a chef to catch, prepare, and enjoy fresh ceviche. Spa experiences include the water ceremony, Aromatherapy Workshop, Tequila Cream Massages and yoga on the beach.
For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, email or visit

About Velas Resorts:
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for their services and facilities include Virtuoso’s “Best Spa,” Forbes’ “Coolest All-Inclusives,” Forbes’ Four Star Award, and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel and ocean club located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, and Velas Vallarta, a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened on December 5th as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit