This was our second stay at Vidanta property. The first was Nuevo Vallarta. This time we were in Riviera Maya. I rented through VRBO from an owner who had platinum status. Platinum status is the way to go! Regardless of which status you have, the rooms at the Grand Luxxe are like luxury condos. We were in a master villat wo-bedroom with two-and-a-half baths. It had two king-size beds, two Jacuzzi tubs, sprawling terrace with a plunge pool, a separate private deck, gourmet kitchen, two living areas with sleeper sofas, and four LCD TVs!
Or platinum status gave us access to the private beach as well as VIP golf cart transportation. Basically, the platinum wristband gives you VIP access to anything and everything you could imagine.
The beach sand itself is not rocky but the entrance to the water is. Another guest told us that the beaches near the other buildings are much smoother. However, I wouldn't trade the beach beds, lounge chairs and platinum beach service!