April 22nd is Earth Day and I’ve just learned of a LOVELY way to vacation and celebrate green living at it’s most luxurious, by enjoying a natural adventure at the Green Globe-certified Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
The Grand Velas offers a Green Escape Package that gives guests the opportunity to see and learn about the property’s natural cenotes (fresh water sinkholes) and plant a mangrove tree in their name in the resort’s lush jungle area. Guests will receive a certificate with the tree coordinates so they can watch it grow from home on Google Earth. A lecture on reef conservation from a Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative (M.A.R.T.I) expert followed by a snorkel tour to the Moc-che Reef is also part of the package.
While you’re there, you’ll also have the pleasure of visiting either Sian Ka’an Biosphere (a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site); Contoy Island, where the Ixlache reefs looms; or Xcaret Natural Park (where I had the pleasure of visiting last year).
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a AAA 5-Diamond resort and is listed as one of the Leading Hotels of the World. With a spa that recently won Virtuoso’s BEST SPA IN THE WORLD award, sleek and modern suites, and world class chef’s from around the world, you’ll be treated to the experience of a lifetime.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s all-inclusive rate includes suite accommodations, a la carte dining at a choice of five gourmet restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hr in-suite service, access to fitness center with personal trainer, activities for adults and kids, roundtrip airport transfers, taxes, gratuities, and more.
A three-night minimum stay is required. For more information and reservations, please call 1-866-230-7221 or visit www.grandvelas.com.