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Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $719 All-Inclusive
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This picturesque spot on Bandaras Bay is calm enough for even the smallest of swimmers, where palapas dot the shores and ... More

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"Clicked on Cheap Caribbean looking for a quick cheap vacation in a hurry and got the deal of our lives! The service from start to finish was the best! Wide variety of food choices and everything was de..." – Tygress
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"Clicked on Cheap Caribbean looking for a quick cheap vacation in a hurry and got the deal of our lives! The service from start to finish was the best! Wide variety of food choices and everything was de..." – Tygress
16 out of 19 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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March 21, 2017
Spring Break 2017

Great family place! Lots of walking and stairs. Does have an adult pool! Great food.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Iowa
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 1, 2017
Decent resort with boring night life

We were here for six nights with a group of six people. They accommodated our room requests very easily with putting us in the same hallway and having the correct better arrangements. Had to call down to the front desk because the shower was messed up. They did come and fix it the next morning. Food and drinks at this resort were OK. The ala cart restaurants were not bad, didn't really need reservations, but were extremely slow. You often had 20 to 30 minutes between courses. We were typically there for an hour and a half to two hours and ended up missing the show. The last couple nights we ended up eating in the sports bar or the buffet because we got sick of waiting. I did really enjoy the chicken wings at the sports bar. If you're looking for beach and pools, this resort is nice for that. I will say though that it was disappointing to not be able to snorkel at the resort. The waves are very large and the main activity would be boogie boarding or surfing. Wouldn't be the greatest place to bring small children to swim in the ocean. The saltwater pool was neat though. The main disappointment for this trip would have been the nightlife though. Or lack there of. The shows were decent most nights, but there was really nothing to do after that. You could go to the sports bar which was usually packed, or you could go up to the disco. The disco was usually just a handful of people and they wouldn't really play many requests, so the music was not known. Kind of a bummer for a group that had mainly 20 and 30-year-olds. Overall the resort was not bad and I would recommend going there if you can get the right price. It was kept very clean around the grounds and our room was adequate.


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From: Merrill, WI
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 29, 2017
Great resort stinky zoo

The resort, food, staff, and cleanliness of the resort was great. However, the zoo smells awful while they have the irrigation system running.


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From: Minnesota
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 7, 2017
Mexico, my second home!

The resort was amazing! This was my first trip traveling outside of the US with my passport and I could not have had a better experience. The concierge, Jorge, was a gem! We booked our trip through Cheap Caribbean, which was a very smooth and easy transaction. All of the works at the resort were extremely friendly. (Much more friendly than the service in Jersey!) I loved the room we were given. It was clean and comfortable. The times food was offered was perfect. My boyfriend just wished the food could have been spicier! We spent most of our time at the adult pool, by the secret bar. The bartender, Maitias, I think his name was, was awesome! The access to the beach from the pool area made lounging so easy. Ten minutes before leaving to catch a shuttle back to the airport, I slipped on the path from the pool to the beach and sliced my foot open. The life guard at the beach was very helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend coming here and look forward to coming back in the future! I think I also would like to try the Grand Palladium in Jamaica. =)


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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

412 guestrooms in three, three-story buildings (no elevators). Headboards are sculpted into walls, marble nightstands and desks extend from walls, tiled floors, hues of mango and cinnamon. Rooms and suites are only available in the All-Inclusive Plan. Each room is equipped with A/C, balcony, cable TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, mini bar, in-room safe, telephone, iron with ironing board, Wi-Fi and room service from 1pm-11pm.

Room Details

Deluxe Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Room Ocean View
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Junior Suite
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What's to Love

Golden beaches, lush vegetation & gardens surrounding the resort that are impressive.

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Working on your tan lines at one of the resorts three pools - the infinity pools views are aah-mazing.

A kid-friendly resort with clubs for all ages, waterparks and a "Raggs" show, starring five musical pups.

Grabbing a frosty margarita at Viva Mexico and watching the sun set into the Pacific.

Beachy and land activities - like volleyball, tennis, catamarans, snorkeling and more.

 

What We'd Change

At 45 minutes to the Puerto Vallarta airport, the resort is definitely a bit of a drive, but quiet seclusion is one of the highlights.

 

Why You Should Go

You must take in the scenery as you venture to the resort - it's about 45 minutes to paradise.

Beachtown Sayulita is only 30 minutes and highly recommended - fun little shops and surfing.

Spending "you time" at Zentropia Spa, but if you want to dip into the spa pools, it will be an extra cost.

Be sure to check out the on-site mini zoo. Fab picture opp spot - say "beach!"

The seawater pool is adjacent to the ocean and includes a beach area, loungers and umbrellas.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Beach Parties
  • Spanish Lessons
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Billiards
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Snack Bar
  • Teen Club
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • Hammocks
  • Business Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Sports Bar
  • Tour Desk
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Whale-Watching
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Rapidly being acknowledged as a destination in its own right, the great choice of hotels and resorts guarantees that Riviera Nayarit can cater to everybody's vacation tastes and styles.

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

Carretera Punta de Mita Km 11.5

+52 329 226 9900

Hotel Description

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa: All-Inclusive Vacay Haven

This picturesque spot on Bandaras Bay is calm enough for even the smallest of swimmers, where palapas dot the shores and margaritas flow easily. The kids, you, the whole fam are going to bask in this sunshiny paradise. The kids will love splashing around in their very own waterpark, and you can chillax out at the adult's pool. Better yet - Zentropia Spa offers up a wide variety of stress-smashing treatments. Get your cocktails loaded up because the sunsets here are dreamy.



DINING

You get to enjoy a beachaliscious bonanza of cuisines, with everything from buffets filled with a medley of flavors to themed dinners throughout the week, plus Italian, Asian and burgers, hot dogs and pizza. BBQ on the beach is always a good time, and the views at Viva Mexico are muy bueno. Plus, you won't need reservations at any of the restaurants. Dig in.

Portofino
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours: Days vary, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant located opposite the main pool and overlooking the ocean.
Dress code: Casual resort wear are required.

Bambu
Type: Asian
Hours: Days vary, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant located on the second floor of El Bosque restaurant.
Dress code: Casual resort wear are required.

Viva Mexico
Type: Mexican
Hours: Days vary, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte Mexican fare.
Dress code: Casual resort wear are required.

Ribs & More
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Days vary, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving grilled steaks, ribs and more.
Dress code: Casual resort wear are required.

El Bosque
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: International restaurant serving full buffet breakfast and lunch and themed buffet dinners.

Beach BBQ
Type:
Barbecue
Hours: Days vary, 6pm-10pm
Description: Al fresco dining at picnic tables on the beach.
The barbecue is subject to cancellation and change without prior notice.

Las Terrazas
Type: Snacks
Hours: Daily, 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm
Description: Snack bar located in front of the main pool.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Seven cocktail swirling bars located throughout the resort means you can easily sip your drink by the pool, on the patio overlooking the ocean or if you need a little cool air, Hemingway Bar is the place to be. Time to get the darty started.

Sports Bar
Located next to La Placita. Large TV screen, billiards, air hockey, two PCs with Internet access. Daily, 9am-2am.

Beach Bar
Located at the beach. Cocktail menu. Daily, 11am-6pm.

Hemingway Bar
Adults-only bar located at La Placita. Serving premium, national and international drinks. Daily, 6pm-1am.

Swim-up Bar
Swim-up bar located at the main pool. Open daily.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Bandaras Bay sets the backdrop of this sea-phisticated resort. Amazing views and lush vegetation surround the beach and the pools, with activities for the entire family. The kids will love the water park at the children's pool, and you might like to retreat to the fresh seawater pool along the ocean shores.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Aquagym
  • Water polo
  • Beach volleyball
  • Diving in the pool (Fees apply)
  • A PADI, 5-Star Gold Palm Resort Dive Center (Fees apply)

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Aerobics
  • Ping pong
  • Archery
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Basketball
  • Petanque
  • Tennis
  • Language classes

Golf
The 2 18-hole golf courses at Punta Mita Golf Club is about a 10-minute drive from Grand Palladium Vallarta.



INTERNET

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

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is a full-service spa.
  • Adults-only area
  • Hydromassage
  • Massages
  • Facial and body treatments
  • Aromatherapy with essential oils, herbs and natural extracts
  • Paraffin treatments
  • Waxing
  • Beauty salon
  • Open-air massage station near the adult pool
  • Vapor baths
  • Cold and hot water Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

Services are available for an addtional charge. Daily, 8am-8pm.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa offers wedding, renewal of vows and anniversary packages with on-site wedding planner to organize all the details. Please contact the resort for more information.

Honeymoon Bonus
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa offers honeymoon packages. Please contact the resort for more information.



CHILD CARE

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa offers supervised activities for children 1-17 in an air-conditioned club, flanked by both sand and lawn playgrounds.
  • Renovated playground
  • Arts and crafts gallery
  • Ecological activities
  • Playroom
  • Children's menu
  • Home-theater system
  • Video games (XBOX) with projector


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR).

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 24, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017.

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
Grand Palladium has advised that the property's zoo with be upgraded and will undergo minor construction beginning in late April and lasting until late June. There is no major construction involved in this project and will not affect access to or use of the hotel's facilities.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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