Endless Family Fun at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach in Cancún

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Whether you have visited Cancun, Mexico as a regular holiday destination or are looking to bring your children for the first time, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach should be top on your list. This beachfront all-inclusive resort is the epitome of luxurious Mexican hospitality intermixed with plenty of fun for families and children of all ages.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is located on the northern tip of Cancun’s white sand swimmable beach with views of Isla Mujeres Bay’s stunning turquoise waters. Recently and most notably, Grand Fiesta Americana has reemerged with a “luxury with no limits” resort concept. Their new concept is called: Infinite Luxury by Grand Fiesta Americana. This vacation experience features impeccable hospitality and service, an array of Mexican and international cuisine offerings, internationally sourced spa treatments, and an all-day KidZ club.

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Master Suite

Rooms and Suites

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach has a total of 602 suites. These include an Ocean View Suite and Master Suite, as well as Ocean Front Penthouse Suites with three or four bedrooms. Each suite has ample room for family and friends and features an array of luxurious and comfortable amenities.

Example suite amenities include:

  • marble floors and private sitting areas
  • private sitting areas and a loft type living room opening to the bedroom
  • walk-in closet with double sinks
  • a spacious full bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower
  • plush bathrobes and the softest slippers
  • L’Occitane bath products
  • 24-hour in-suite dining

Infinite Club and Experiences

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Grand Club Sundeck

For those seeking the ultimate indulgence on their vacation, there is the Infinite Club. This club experience is full of lavish upgrades. Guests of the Infinite Club unlock exclusive privileges, amenities, suites and experiences such as access to the Infinite Lounge, private dining moments, upgraded beach amenities, handcrafted day and evening activities, an expanded selection of premium bar offerings, babysitting services, and much more.

Infinite Experiences and Privileges:

  • a romantic in-suite private dinner
  • wine tastings
  • culinary lessons
  • 30 minute wave-runner rentals
  • complimentary turndown services
  • SUP yoga
  • complimentary access to the KidZ Club Beach Night Camp
  • and much more

The Infinite Club at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach also has experiences especially for those who stay three nights or more. Guests may choose two perks from a curated list. Choose a Spa Dinner that would feature 90 minutes of hydrotherapy, gourmet dining in bathrobes, and more. Guests may also choose to receive 40% off selected treatments throughout their entire stay.

Restaurants and Bars

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Vina del Mar restaurant

Below are a selection of onsite restaurants to discover whilst on vacation:

La Joya

Experience an authentic taste and culture of Mexico with dinner at La Joya. The restaurant features upscale Mexican cuisine with fun and vibrant nightly entertainment. The live 10-piece Mariachi band visits each table to perform traditional music and singing. In addition, visit La Joya for a before-dinner tequila tasting for a truly immersive cultural experience.

Notable dishes include the Hibiscus Flower Tostadas, Chicken in Oaxaca Black Mole, and Turkey Mole Enchiladas.

Le Basilic

Le Basilic, one of only a handful of AAA Five Diamond Distinction restaurants in Mexico, offers a French-Mediterranean menu. The menu blends local products with French culinary techniques against a backdrop of a live pianist and ballet dancers.

Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar boasts beautiful white-and-gold decor and features an expansive menu selection of international and Mexican cuisine. The restaurant serves a deliciously spectacular Champagne breakfast. At night, guests may feast on rotating international theme nights. These themes include Asian, Mexican, Italian, and BBQ nights.

Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy is a casual beachfront restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Their lunch and dinner menu features fresh seafood, and Mexican favorites.

Coral Café

Start your day or cap off your evening at Coral Café. This European-style patisserie and bistro serves coffee along with a variety of warm and cold beverages. There is also a selection of sweet treats like soft serve ice cream. On the savory side, light lunch and casual dinner fare are also available.

Meet the Chefs at Grand Fiesta Americana

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Chef de Cuisine, Mariana Alegría Gárate

Chef Gárate oversees Le Basilic Restaurant. She won the coveted Loredo Medal while earning her Master’s Degree in gastronomy with a focus on Spanish, Italian and Mexican cuisine. Chef Gárate then followed up with a specialty in French cuisine at Monte Carlo’s Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco.

Gárate has added her signature dish to the menu: Suckling Pig Confit With Jus de Antique Mustard and Sweet Potato Layers that offers guests intense flavors and textures.

Chef de Cuisine, Gerardo Corona

Overseeing La Joya restaurant, Chef de Cuisine, Gerardo Corona serves authentic Mexican cuisine, which represents the best of the country’s various regions. His culinary passion is fueled by his childhood memories of his family’s off-the-beaten-path travels. These include visiting bustling markets in Oaxaca or roasting “jilotitos” (fresh baby corn) on a campfire in the Sierra Madre.

Executive Sous Chef Juan Antonio Palacios

With a strong passion to delight and surprise though his cuisine, Executive Sous Chef Juan
Antonio Palacios brings 18 years of experience as co-captain of the resort’s entire food and beverage operations.

Palacios gained his early experience in New York City. He worked at 5 Ninth Restaurant
in the trendy Meatpacking district, and with acclaimed Chef Gabriel Kreuther at The Modern in the MOMA, among other notable positions.

Gem Spa

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Pool of Sensations at Gem Spa

The Coral Beach Gem Spa at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach boasts innovative treatments inspired by gemstone therapy, and a dramatic 90-minute 10-step hydrotherapy ritual. The spa design features luminous Italian mosaics, sand marble and expansive water features that cascade over black granite.

A signature treatment includes the Seventh Wonder Luxury Massage. This is an 80-minute massage with seven quartz stones placed on the seven corresponding chakras of the body along with the use of aromatic oils.

Coral KidZ Club

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Coral KidZ Club

Children could easily spend all day at Coral KidZ Club at Grand Fiesta Americana! A wide range of activities for children 3-12 include indoor games like cooking classes, cookie decorating, and board games to outdoor fun like building sandcastles, capture the flag, and volleyball.

Activities for children from 3-5 years old may include musical chairs, duck-duck goose, and face painting. The KidZ Club features an enclosed water play area with an outdoor slide. Lunch is served during KidZ Club from 1-1:30pm.

Coral KidZ Club is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm. There is also a night session / camp from 7-10pm.

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Coral KidZ Club Gaming Room

Example Day Itinerary

  • Begin the day with a full breakfast at Viña del Mar or opt for a lighter breakfast at the Infinite Club.
  • Head to the pool for a bit of relaxation
  • Try a SUP Yoga class, followed by a swim and cocktail on the beach
  • Enjoy guacamole and Mexican Tostadas poolside
  • Hit the water for a half hour jet skiing or snorkeling
  • Visit the spa for Hydrotherapy and your favorite spa treatment
  • Have coffee or ice cream at Coral Café
  • Relax and unwind at your room or poolside before dinner
  • Enjoy dinner at Isla Contoy overlooking the Caribbean Sea or at La Joya for an authentic taste of Mexico while listening to a touring 10-piece Mariachi band
  • Cap off the evening with a Tango Show at Havanna Club
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Le Basilic Restaurant. Images courtesy of Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

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