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Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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3 Nights with Air from $639 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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April 25, 2017
Long Weekend in Mexico

There's no doubt, we had a great time. It's tough for us to not have a good time, though, especially when it's 84 and sunny every day. Service was #1 take away from this resort. Very good service across the board. Entertainment in evening was less than stellar, but then again after being in the sun all day, drinking/eating, late nights were few and far between. Facilities were....meh...OK. Food....was not good. Just bottom line, if you go on vacation for food, this is not the place for you. That being said, going to an all-inclusive resort you cannot expect 5-star dining. Just can't. We don't pick our vacations based on the food, so it was OK with us. What's more important to us was beach, pools, sun and drinks. All were pretty solid! Price point that we paid made it a very good value. Rooms were spacious, clean...good access to the resort. All in all, happy coming out of the vacation. Will I ever go back, probably not, however a good time had by all. If you've never been, want to try something different (as we always do) and find a solid price point, I'd say do it for a long week type of trip...4 nights was perfect amount of time. A week would be way too long.


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From: Chicago
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 18, 2017
Worth the trip

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Grand Palladium for a week (mid April) and I can honestly say we were pleased with the resort overall. Upon arrival we were notified that our reservation was not in their system (apparently a mix up on CheapCaribbean's end) but they were extremely accommodating and actually gave us a nicer room for the inconvenience... the room was super clean and had a gorgeous partial view of the ocean BUT the AC in our room was atrocious. We called and had someone from maintenance come and check it out who told us that he thought it was fine.... my boyfriend and I couldn't even leave the shades open during the day because the sunlight would make the room even hotter than it already was... BUT who really cares about the temp of the room during the day... right? At night it cooled down and we were close enough to the water that we slept with our sliding door cracked a bit to get a breeze. The pools were very clean and had beautiful views... we spent all of our pool time by the adult pool, but it seemed that the kids/family pools were full of fun activities! The beach was not my favorite, but really not the resorts fault- just a bit rocky and the current was strong. The resort definitely tries to make up for the mediocre beach by adding their "salt water pool" which was a nice touch, it allowed you to have the best of both worlds. The food was NOT good by any means... the best thing in the entire resort is the fresh guacamole at the Mexican restaurant.... but the resort doesn't notify the guests as to which restaurants will be open nightly... NOT every one of the 4 places is open everyday. Usually 3 out of the 4..... the Asian restaurant Bamboo had the best overall quality meals (from apps-desserts). All in all, the resort was beautiful... LOTS of walking, but my boyfriend and I actually enjoyed that aspect. The zoo was cool for the children, the nightlife shows were fun, the spa and the gym were pretty new and VERY clean and the live bands towards the later hours were a nice touch. I'd probably try and find a resort a little closer to actual Puerto Vallarta considering the fact that most of the excursions are 35-60 mins away by taxi. But my boyfriend and I both agree that the resort served its purpose- allowed us to relax, dance, and enjoy ourselves while being waited on (GREAT STAFF)!

View from our room at sunset
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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 11, 2017

Wonderful service, so happy with employees! Rooms were great, just had an issue with our frig temperature and air conditioning. EVERYTHING else was sooooooo wonderful!


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From: Rochester Mn
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 2, 2017
Underwhelming

We have booked with Cheapcaribbean several times and have been very happy, we have always trusted their recommendation. We were a bit disappointed with this trip, we had to keep reminding ourselves that at least we were one a beach in Mexico. The rooms are nice and the food was decent, and we met a lot of nice people as well. Here are my concerns: Pools: Yes there are 4 pools, however... the salt water pool is built into the beach. So if the waves are rough, then you get tons of fish in the "pool". There is an adult only pool, so not a good choice if you have kids. That leaves the 2 other pools. They are both small and connected, so really only 1 pool with 2 entrances. The entire pool is 3 feet deep, so you really can't swim, just walk around in it. Really, you can't swim anyhow, because it's so small and crowded. Beach: The beach is super rocky, and basically not swimmable. They have an area roped off that is supposed to not have rocks or sea urchins, but that's not true. We paid extra for an ocean view room. Just a heads up, the ocean view rooms also overlook the adults only pool.....where topless is allowed. So again, be mindful if you have children. The service was average, the concierge and Ramon the pool bartender were very nice, but aside from them, I felt like I was an inconvenience to some staff (gift shop and beach activities). Also, none of the servers in the buffet really seemed to know which tables were assigned to them, so getting drinks and refills is a long process. The restaurants are only open for dinner, so the buffet is the only breakfast and lunch options, plus a small poolside snack place. There is a "zoo" in the middle of the property, which houses a couple of rescued animals (monkey, ostrich, peacocks, etc). Be prepared for a strong stench of feces, especially if the temperature is warmer. Since it is located in the middle, you will be walking by it several times a day, it's actually right in front of the buffet! We did enjoy the kids show at 8pm everyday, and the Serrano cream soup in the Mexican restaurant is amazing! I actually called Cheapcaribbean the day before we left, to make sure we had made the right resort choice, and I was assured we had. I wish I had trusted my instincts. We will definitely continue to use Cheapcaribbean, but we'll stick with AMR resorts from now on.


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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 35-44
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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