Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Complimentary gifts, Free room upgrade (subject to availability), 15% discount on a massage, and late checkout. Honeymooners must be identified on rooming lists and vouchers. Offer only valid if published in brochure/website. Only valid up til two months from wedding date.

The 24-hour all-inclusive Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa is located in a paradisiacal haven known as Punta Mita, a mini-peninsula at the southwest point of Riviera Nayarit. The resort is surrounded by lush vegetation in front of a private beach with fine white sand bathed by the crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean.

420 rooms are well appointed and include balcony or terrace. Ocean-view rooms and junior suites are also available. Adults will discover the ultimate in luxury in a Royal Suite (adults only 18+) with 24-hour concierge and room service, private pool with Bali beds and waiter service, exclusive bars with premium beverages, and Punta Mita Restaurant, as well as full access to all areas of the Grand Palladium Resort. Experience privacy and personalized service from your Royal Suite with a Jacuzzi, surrounded by lush tropical gardens in front of a private golden sand beach.

The resort has four delicious a la carte themed restaurants (Mexican, Asian, Grill Steak House and Mediterranean cuisines) and two buffet-style restaurants. Enjoy thematic open-air dinners at night with enticing entrees like Spanish paella and succulent barbeque, and a great selection of drinks available at any of the seven bars.

The Baby Club (for children between 1 and 3) and the Palladium Mini Club (for children between 4 and 12) are just some of the splendid entertainment options we offer so kids can enjoy themselves and interact with other children their own age and from other parts of the world.

Zentrophia Palladium Spa & Wellness offers a unique opportunity to unwind and relax with a complete wellness experience. In addition to offering exclusive and personalized services (fee), it also features a gymnasium with modern facilities. Spend your days snorkeling in Banderas Bay, sunbathing at any of the four pools, or golfing at an internationally-known course in the area. Breathtaking landscapes, ample gardens, delicious dining, fun facilities, a relaxing spa. Live nightly shows and top-notch services are yours. All-Inclusive, Palladium Style!

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds an EarthCheck Award, as well as Bronze Certification from Green Globe.

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Learn more about Puerto Vallarta.
Grand Palladium Vallarta is located in the exclusive Punta de Mita zone on the north side of Banderas Bay, 20 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta, and 12 miles from the airport.

Local Phone: 011-52-329-22...
Fax: 011-52-329-226-9909
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2

There is an oceanfront swimming pool, an infinity pool, a kids pool and a Jacuzzi.
Marina Golf Los Flamingos Golf
The Marina Vallarta is a par-71, 18-hole course designed by Joe Finger with a total of 6,700 yards, located in the heart of Marina Vallarta. The Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford, located 15 minutes north of town.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: No charge
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Archery, Bocce Ball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
This All-Inclusive resort is situated on 15 beautiful acres in the Costa Banderas complex on 300 meters of white, sandy beach. Guests can bask in the warm sun, cool off with a swim in the pool, play a game of tennis or relax in the jacuzzi. Grand Palladium Vallarta offers unlimited domestic drinks, three restaurants, one snack grill, a disco, entertainment, two swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, a fitness center and a children's program for kids between the ages of 4-12. Beach: This resort is on a large, white sandy beach. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 355
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
A la carte dinner by duration: one dinner for 3 night stays; 2 dinners for 4-6 nights; 3 dinners for7-13 nights; 5 dinners for 14 nights. No spring breakers.
Rooms feature contemporary Mexican decor, a private terrace with ocean views, and a hydro massage tub in the bathroom.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Rooms feature contemporary Mexican decor, a private terrace, and a hydro massage tub in the bathroom.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
King bed or two full size beds. Sofa bed. Mini bar with daily reposition of beverages, beer & water bottles. Marble bathroom with hydromassage bathtub. Views to the garden. Terrace with table and chairs.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Family Suite consists of connecting Deluxe/Deluxe or Jr. Suite/Jr. Suite, featuring one king and two twin beds and contemporary Mexican decor. Rooms offer a private terrace, a hydro massage tub in the bathroom, and a sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Junior Suites feature contemporary Mexican decor, a private terrace, and a bathroom with a hydro massage tub. Offers one king or two queen beds, in addition to a sofa bed
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 6 Restaurants at Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa:
Viva Mexico - A la carte dinners with Mexican specialties. Features an outdoor terrace. Located opposite the adults-only pool.
Ribs & More - Offers a la carte dinners with a steak house grill. Located on an outdoor terrace.
Las Terrazas - Outdoor buffet-style snack restaurant located in front of the main pool. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bambu - This refurbished restaurant offers a la carte dinners with Oriental cuisine specialties. Located on the second floor of El Bosque restaurant.
El Bosque - An international buffet style restaurant featuring theme nights. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Portifino - A la carte dinners with Mediterranean specialties. Located opposite the main pool.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Activities Program, Putting Green and Driving Cage, Shuffleboard, Beach Volleyball, Bocce Ball, Ping Pong
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco, Nightly Entertainment.
The Palladium Kids Club offers activities, educational games, sports and entertainment in a safe environment under the care of specialized personnel.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Upon request ($)

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
617 Recommend
617 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa to their friends and family

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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Watchout for the "non-staff" staff
Dec 30 2017
Great place is you can navigate the sharks selling excursions or "vacation shares" (new timeshare I guess) Hotel staff is EXCELLENT, and super friendly. The time share folks that assaulted us while waiting for our room even told us not to waste our time checking in with the Apple vacations rep because they were just going to try and sell us stuff. Ha!
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Grand palladium vallarta
Oct 24 2017
Pretty good experience overall at the hotel. It was a beautiful destination and good weather. Food was good but nothing mind blowing. If I had to say anything it would just be that Apple told us to meet their rep at a specific time/location to schedule our transfer home and they didn’t show up. We had to call directly to schedule and we were under the impression that it was booked. But on the day of our departure , no one showed. The hotel graciously provided a cab to take us to the airport or we would have missed our flights.
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Grand Palladium
Jul 26 2017
The hotel does not match Apples stated claims. Hotel is run down, dead flies everywhere. Check in staff is less the friendly. Property is overcrowded and checking is difficult when it is busy. A wedding is held daily at the Hotel and makes for chaos. Pool area does not accommodate amount of guests booked. Constant battle for chairs at the pool. Our towels were stolen and security constantly at the pool patrolling . Indicates a problem. We have booked many vacations through apple and have never been disappointed until this time.
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Five Star Get-a-way!
Jun 19 2017
We love the Grand Palladium in Punta Mita. Although the resort is a little older than the other resorts in PV, the staff does an excellent job of keeping the facilities clean and up to date. Any issues (non-functional TV remote) were handled immediately and with a smile and an apology. The staff are what makes the resort what it is. Always a friendly 'Hola' as you pass by and an eagerness to help in any way possible. We love Matias at the adult pool bar! Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
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May 23 2017
Everything at the Palladian was amazing. Staff, food,room...everything
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Grand Palladium Hotel
May 07 2017
The hotel staff are amazing. The resort/hotel is beautiful and so relaxing This will be a yearly destination.
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Grand Palladium 2
May 07 2017
We were asked if we wanted to upgrade to the Royal Suites, we accepted the offer for additional monies. Once upgraded, the rooms and service were excellent. There was a problem of communication of when a room would be ready. We were told 3PM then packed our stuff and met at the lobby, ( we stayed one night in regular room) it was a few hours before our room at the Royal was ready. The shows were so-so....but maybe we are spoiled. We liked the Grand Palladium, Riviera Maya MX much, much better
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Very Lovely Stay
Apr 05 2017
The lovely welcome with a fresh juice beverage at the reception desk was so nice. All the hotel staff were friendly and helpful for our whole stay. We loved the free boogie boards and sandcastle buckets, etc. Loved playing in the waves on the beah and swimming in the saltwater "pool" for our daughter. Just a nice, relaxing place to stay. The food at the Mexican restaurant was excellent. The other restaurants we tried were fine, with the fresh-pressed juices at the cafeteria being exceptional. The only downside for us was the beds were quite small, more like a double than a queen. That was probably stated in advance and I overlooked it. Otherwise great stay! Highly recommend a daytrip into Sayulita by cab (about 25 minute drive) to check it out.
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Wonderful, restful vacation.
Apr 03 2017
Our recent vacation to the Grand Pallidium in Riveria Nyarit was above and beyond what we expected. There were no problems with our direct flight or transportation to the resort. The Grand Palladium is a beautiful, unique resort. The rooms are lovely, but most of our time was spent outside. There are 3 pools, our time was spent at the adult infinity pool. I can't say enough about the service at this resort. The staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The check-in staff called our room at least 3 times to make sure everything was fine and to see if we needed anything. I would definitely return to the Grand Palladium and would recommend a stay at this resort.
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Missing the Mark
Feb 08 2017
The staff was amazing. They were courteous, helpful and always positive. Loved them all. Our room left a lot to be desired. In the 21st century, we now require outlets by the bedside and a few more than a couple throughout the room. Our patio door was stuck and the curtain was unhooked at the hanging rod. It took them 2 days to correct this. They came by every day but always after 8:30pm when we were getting ready for bed. The shower floor was so slippery, it was very difficult to relax when showering. The beach...well there was none on our side of the hotel. It was all slippery rock. It was not all we had hoped.
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Excellent Mexico getaway
Feb 04 2017
This hotel was located beautifully on the beach and had many amenities that were excellent. The setting, the staff, the bar service and selection, the little things like flowers in the bathrooms, and cloth napkins etc. really made you feel special at all times. The cleanliness was also top notch. They washed down the pool area and raked the sand leading to the beach every day. Honestly, the accommodations were excellent. Great beds, nice linens, a free mini bar stocked daily. All really great stuff. Now for the not so good things. Buffet food isn't our favorite and I have to admit this was the one disappointment we had. The Mexican food was good, but the other cuisines were not what we expected and were actually subpar. But there was enough variety that you could always find something that filled your tummy, so I guess it can't all be good. One other thing that wasn't good at all was the wine. We decided it was due to the weather conditions and the inability to keep it cool, and properly stored away from light etc. This was true even of the higher quality wines available for purchase, because believe me, we tried. And finally, there was an issue with the sewer system outside our room. You could see where the manhole had actually had sewage back up into and overtop it, and spread out into the surrounding lawn and plantings. This was really quite disgusting. We complained about this at the front desk, but they never sent anyone down to ask about the issue although they said they would. It didn't back up while we were there, and we were on an upper floor, so we decided to let it go, but it really was something I wish could be remedied for health and safety reasons, as well as aesthetics for future visitors. And there was a lingering odor from this as well, so that was one unpleasant item. We did keep our patio door shut and our air conditioner on because of this. Overall, this was a great place and our vacation certainly wasn't ruined by the items noted above as being subpar, but I think the hotel could improve on their rating greatly if they addressed these issues both maintenance wise, and addressing some of the shortcomings in the food and wine. Thanks for letting me advise you of these things.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great place off the beaten path
LarrytheMechanic, Ile-des-Chenes, Canada
Tue Jan 16 18:30:30 EST 2018
Great place if you like to be away from the busy resorts area. Love the hills and stairs, the main pool is where the parents and kids are, but they have a great adult pool up on the hill that has a perfect view of the sunset. Lots of nightly entertainment for everyone, beach is great if you like waves. good value for what you get would stay again

Great Vacation, Staff Super Friendly and Helpful!
jdelgado, Canada
Tue Jan 16 15:05:54 EST 2018
Overall experience was great. Staff: best ever seen. Super Friendly and Helpful! Mexican Restaurant: a 9 out of 10, a waitress makes you fresh Guacamole on the table and great live music. Steak Restaurant: 8 out of 10. Buffet: 8 out of 10 Italian Restaurant: 4 out of 10. Bad! Seafood restaurant: 6 out of 10. Just Ok. Resort is located about 25min. from PV airport. Taxi charges 500 Pesos to PV main waterfront. Beach: Very nice semi private beach but watch out for rocks.

Best Holiday Ever
Duncan M,
Tue Jan 16 10:26:41 EST 2018
Just back form a wonderful holiday here! It was even better in the flesh. So many different areas to relax depending on your mood. A lovely relaxed atmosphere all round, mixed with fun water sports, delicious food, and very attentive staff! We will be back!

Great resort - lots of stairs
Ed R, Edmonton, Canada
Tue Jan 16 01:56:10 EST 2018
This was a fantastic experience. There were 6 of us that traveled together and we had a fantastic time. The resort was well laid out but had so many stairs. Our legs were burning for a couple of days but we got used to it. Food was really good too. I found that they lacked in the number of servers but because this resort is so far out of town, it is understandable that it may be hard to get workers. Those that worked there, worked hard. The adult pool was the best view of the ocean. Next time I would ask for a reef located near this pool. This resort also had a small zoo which was kind of cool.

Family vacation
Picco48, Black Creek, B.C.
Mon Jan 15 17:50:51 EST 2018
Good family resort. Staff very friendly. Nice beach. Very nice property with lots of vegetation. Pool with swim-up bar with a great bartender. Try the Mojitos. Food very average, although they have a very extensive buffet.

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