We’re all familiar honeymoons, but are you familiar with a buddymoons? The notion of traveling with your friends and loved ones while capturing new memories together has never been more popular —I mean, let’s face it— this is the perfect combination of a honeymoon with friends! 

A recent study by payment app Pingit – surveyed 2,000 people in relationships, between the ages 18 and 35, to see if they had been or would consider going on a buddymoon with their closest friends. The results, an astonishing 47% said ‘yes’. This has since shed some light on this newly revealed honeymoon, favored by younger couples. 

Velas Resorts have debuted a Buddymoon Experience to cater to these trendsetting travelers at our four award-winning properties: Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Grand Velas Los Cabos, and Casa Velas. 

At Grand Velas Riviera Maya guests will relish a private welcome cocktail party in our isolated Zen Pool, or our restaurant immersed in the tropical foliage of mangroves, Chaká or Sen Lin restaurant terraces. Your stay will be complemented with 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 seven-step Spa water ceremony experience.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit elegantly overlooking the astonishing Banderas Bay and settled on a privileged natural setting features a buddymoon experience that commences from the moment you arrive, as we will welcome you with an indulging cocktail to unwind from a long flight, and prepare you for our signature Digital Detox⁠, essential for the connection with friends and family. Unwind with an aromatherapy class and meditation in the resorts’ gazebo gardens followed by a private bonfire on the beach —complete with marshmallows for roasting and the sounds of a live violinist.

This enriching adventure follows with a journey on a 58-foot luxury yacht —with its own living room, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms, and stocked with sparkling wine and snacks— to the adults-only boutique hotel, Casa Velas. This secret oasis is the perfect enhancement to your Digital Detox as it will delight you with activities that include a painting class and the exclusive sunset cruise Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures. The buddymoon ends with a private brunch and botanical cocktail class, where you will savor some of the most delicious cocktails you’ve ever had, while a mixologist teaches you how to craft your very own signature cocktails using the freshest herbs.


If your getaway stop entails a visit to the Pacific, our buddymoon experience at Grand Velas Los Cabos will fit in just perfectly. This award-winning resort will luxuriate your loved ones with 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 our seven-step Water Ceremony, Aromatherapy Workshop, Tequila Cream Massages and yoga on the beach.

So grab your friends and let the good times roll in some of Mexico’s most distinguished destinations we know you’ll love!