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Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $559 All-Inclusive
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Getting lost in this Beach Eden smack dab in the middle of lush gardens with a private beach is just what you need to sh ... More

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"Everything was on point. -Room was clean and new looking -Food was amazing, and with the buffets you can go here for a week and still not get to try everything,a la carte restaurants were pretty good ..." – uzek101
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"Everything was on point. -Room was clean and new looking -Food was amazing, and with the buffets you can go here for a week and still not get to try everything,a la carte restaurants were pretty good ..." – uzek101
60 out of 79 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Grand Palladium Pest Great day at the bar Jr Suite Royal Best beach day ever
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April 13, 2017
Amazing Trip

Love this resort. Almost everything was perfect. Loved the swim up bar, although I do wish that part of the bar was exposed to the sun as it could get chilly sitting on the stools in the shade, although at times it's needed. The entire pool area was beautiful and loved the waiters/waitresses. The beach was beautiful but rocky and had tons of seaweed. I don't know if it was just the time of year or if this is the normal. The beach is always my favorite over the pool area so I just wish they had waiters/waitresses by the beach as well. The room was nice, nothing great. View was just trees but that was ok with us. The only downside is that it was on the third floor with no elevator but again to us it's not a big deal, plus the bellhop wanted to carry our bags but we felt bad and did it ourselves. All of the walking trails were really pretty and yet we liked the golf carts/little trams that got us around when we didn't want to walk. It's a bit further from the airport. More like an hour maybe a bit more with the check points. I do wish it was closer so next time I may stay an extra day with all of the travel time to get there. All and all it was a wonderful resort and I would love to go back. Sad I'm home :-(


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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 11, 2017
Perfect

We have had experience with several resorts. This resort is by far superior to any we have been to. The property was immaculate. Staff was friendly and able to converse. We enjoyed having parts of the resort being adult only i.e.: restaurants, rooms and pool. This is the first resort we would return to. Thanks for a wonderful 8 days.


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From: Missouri
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 2, 2017
WHAT A GREAT VACATION

First of all I have to thank my beachologist for suggesting this resort The room was wonderful, spacious and had a nice tropical view. The food was WONDERFUL, the staff EXCELLENT.... we are going to book another vacation for next year only for 8 days instead of 5


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From: Salisbury, MA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 29, 2017
What a Dream

Although we had a short stay (4 days and 3 nights) we really enjoyed our time at the Grand Palladium Kantenah. The grounds are absolutely immaculate and the staff are friendly. Granted, I speak Spanish fluently so it was easy to make a personal connection However all the staff members, would go out of their way to say hello even if they were just cleaning the grounds. I loved the focus on eco-sustainability and seeing all of the native wildlife. My boyfriend was a little bit more weary of the wild animals. They are very familiar with the guests and are used to being fed. Therefore they often approach to look for food. While we were there we saw some oversized guinea pigs (I forget their real name), raccoons, coati, and iguanas, as well as the crocodiles and flamingoes in their respective habitats. I didn't do any research to see how they were treated by the staff, but they all seemed happy and healthy. Every day we were treated to towel art on our bed, the room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The resort is obviously very large, but we are young and active and enjoyed being able to walk around and explore.The beach is absolutely picturesque--as are the pools. It would be easy to come to the resort fo a week or more and do nothing but bask under the sun by the water with a cold drink.The beach was rocky, as other reviews have mentioned. I thought there would be some areas that were more sandy but from what I saw it is all fairly inaccessible unless you have water shoes. We didn't bring any so we ended up buying a some in Playa del Carmen for about $10 to fully enjoy our trip. I didn't have any problems with the drinks being weak, I thought they were all delicious. We did have mixed experiences with the food, however. We loved the breakfast buffet at El Tikal but weren't as impressed with the lunch buffet at El Gran Azul. We only tried the Japanese show table and the steak restaurant for dinner, both were fine. We did go to the beach bar late one night when we needed a snack and it was great to have that available. Guests staying at the resort were clearly coming from all over the world, primarily North America and Europe I would say. It was clear that the management had put an extensive amount of thought into making people from different cultures feel comfortable with their variety of dining options at the buffets, bilingual staff, etc. it was a real treat to stay at the Grand Palladium Kantenah and we would certainly recommend it to our friends. GOOD beautiful facility friendly staff breakfast buffet wildlife pools and beach clean and comfortable away from spring break madness BAD lunch buffet rocky beach $$$ (It seems on par for all inclusives and we had a great time, it was just a big bill to swallow for our short time)


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From: Denver, CO
Age: 19-24
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa features 422 comfortable accommodations equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, daily-refilled minibar, ceiling fan, a terrace or balcony with garden views, Wi-Fi and room service from 11am-11pm.

Room Details

Deluxe
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Junior Suite
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Mayan Suite (Adults-Only)
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What's to Love

It's all-inclusive and all-aahmazing - a beachtastic wonderland.

All the restaurants are reservation-free. You can show up on your own schedule.

The Zentropia spa with Swedish massage & the cold bath "eco-meditative" treatment. Brace yourself.

Relaxing in the hammock area and booze snoozing it for an afternoon.

The food options - if you're gluten-free or have allergies they've got a special menu.

Hanging out at the turtle nesting area - you'll love these sweet little babies.

 

What We'd Change

Your legs might hurt after all the walking you'll do here, but the beautiful 300-acre property and all the perks that come with booking make it too good to pass up.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 50 miles south of Cancun airport. It's a drive, but when you arrive, you won't want to leave.

The grounds are massive, so you'll be hoofing it a lot, but there are shuttles to cart you around.

You get four resorts for the price of one - three other Grand Palladiums are a coconut's throw away.

Bring water shoes. Most of the beach is great, but it's rocky where you might want to snorkel.

Six tennis courts along with wave after wave of water sports like kayaking, water polo & more.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Grocery Store
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Wedding Services
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Archery
  • Mini Golf
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Water Polo
  • Game Room
  • Shuffleboard
  • Darts
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Teen Club
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Ice Machine
  • Room Service
  • 15 Bars/Lounges
  • Business Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Freshwater Swimming Pool(s)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Kayaking
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa

Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 256-100

+52 984 877 2100

Hotel Description

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa: All-Inclusive Beach Utopia

Getting lost in this Beach Eden smack dab in the middle of lush gardens with a private beach is just what you need to shake the cobwebs from your brain. The Zen-inducing spa, not to mention the endless gourmet cuisine, refreshing cocktails, water sports and night life will also do the trick. With three other epic Grand Palladiums at your disposal nearby, we're sure Beach Utopia can be yours.



DINING

It's Grub Central - everything from Asian to Italian, Mexican to Mediterranean, Brazilian to BBQ. With three other Grand Palladiums in the complex, the options for noshing are almost endless. And, you won't need reservations at any of the restaurants. Hungry yet?

La Laguna
Type:
Italian
Hours: Continental Breakfast - Daily, 11am-11:45am; Lunch - Daily, noon-4pm; Snacks - Daily, 4pm-5pm; Afternoon Tea - Daily, 5pm-6pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving Italian dishes. Located under the palapa.

Kabah
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - Daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - Daily, 1:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Smoke-free buffet restaurant serving Italian and Mexican dishes. Located in the Grand Palladium Riviera section.

La Adelita
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium Colonial.

El Dorado
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving steaks and other grilled specialties. Located at Grand Palladium Colonial.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Bamboo
Type:
Asian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section. Hours subject to change.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Ribs & More
Type:
Barbecue
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving barbecue and other casual favorites. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Rodizio
Type:
Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Brazilian specialties. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Portofino
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Located in the Grand Palladium White Sand section.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Mare Nostrum
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte, smoke-free restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. Located at Grand Palladium Kantenah.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Tikal
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - Daily, 7am-10:30pm; Dinner - Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Smoke-free buffet restaurant serving Italian and Mexican dishes. Located in the Grand Palladium Kantenah section.

Beach BBQ
Type:
Barbecue
Hours: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Description: Casual barbecue fare served on the beach with live music.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Here, the hours are always happy. Lounge by the pool or float on over to the swim-up bar. Hang at the beach bar and nibble on some snacks. Strike a pose in the lobby bar or catch a show & a drink at the theater bar. Beach lovers, here's to you.

Kantenah Bar
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Churchill Bar
Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Hemingway Bar
Daily, 6pm-midnight.

El Rinconcito Bar
Pool bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Colonial Bar
Daily, 10am-1am.

Gran Azul Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Plaza Bar
Theater bar. Daily, 8:30pm-11pm.

Beach Bar
Snack bar. Open 24 hours.

Riviera Bar
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

El Teatro Bar
Theater bar. Daily, 8:30-11pm.

La Laguna Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Punta Emilia Bar
Beach bar. Open 24 hours.

Secret Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Isla Bar
Daily, 10am-7pm.

Las Rocas Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

All hours are subject to change.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Chillax under the shade of a palapa on a sugar-white sand and let the teal waves soothe your soul. For more water therapy, dip into the lake-style freshwater pool, then head to one of four Jacuzzis. Turning to Jell-O in paradise never felt so good.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Beach volleyball
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Polo
  • Water aerobics
  • Sailing
  • Kayaks
  • Pedal boats

Available for an additional cost:

  • Windsurfing, sailboat and catamaran courses
  • Excursions
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Scuba diving

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics
  • Mini golf
  • Ping-pong
  • Archery
  • Rifle practice
  • Darts
  • Billards (fees apply)
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Shuffleboard
  • Petanque


INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and in the guestrooms.

SPA SERVICES

A full-service spa, Zentropia Spa, is located at the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa. Daily, 8am-8pm.
Reservations are required. Children under 18 are not allowed in the spa.
  • Hydromassage
  • Relaxation area
  • Massages
  • Unisex hair salon
  • Facials, body treatments and exfoliations
  • Waxing
  • Manicures and pedicures


CHILD CARE

Supervised activities are available for children. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
50 miles south of Cancun International Airport (CUN), 20 minutes from Playa Del Carmen and seven minutes from Akumal.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 21, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Nov 18, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Resort Update
Palladium Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to upgrade its Riviera Maya Complex throughout 2017, including incorporating the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa into The Royal Suites Yucatan. This transformation will be completed in various phases starting on June 1, 2017. Construction will mostly take place within the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa and will have minimal impact. All guestrooms within the hotel, the rocky walkway along the water & the salt water pool area will be closed to all guests during the completion of the project. All other areas including the Riviera Lobby, Disco & Theatre, El Jardin Restaurant and the current The Royal Suites Lobby will be closed during certain dates listed below. During times of closure, the areas will not be accessible to guests and should therefore not impact the guest experience.

Below is a complete project timeline:

Disco & Theatre:
June 1-November 1, 2017: Construction will be in progress in the Disco and Theatre of the current Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa. During this time, alternate entertainment venues will be provided to guests. Once construction to the Disco and Theatre are complete, the Disco will convert to become one of four exclusive restaurants available to guests of The Royal Suites Yucatan and the Theatre will become the second exclusive restaurant providing guests with a Dinner and Show themed experience referred to as the Cabaret.

Riviera Lobby and Kabah Buffet:
June 1-September 15, 2017: Construction will be in progress at the current Riviera Lobby which will convert to the new The Royal Suites Lobby. Guests will not be affected by this construction since all guestrooms in Riviera will be closed. All hotel services will be available at the adjoining White Sand, Colonial and Kantenah Lobbies.

Construction will also be in progress at the Kabah Buffet. During this time, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available at La Laguna as well as the other restaurants within the Riviera Maya Complex.

The renovated Kabah Buffet will feature 2 separate sections (1 buffet exclusively available to guests of The Royal Suites and 1 for guests of Grand Palladium).

El Jardin Restaurant & the current The Royal Suites Lobby:
September 16-December 1, 2017: Construction will be in progress at El Jardin restaurant and the current lobby of The Royal Suites. The current lobby for The Royal Suites will convert into 2 separate a la carte restaurants. By this time, the new lobby for The Royal Suites will be open at its new location and the buffet will be available at Kabah.



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