Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa

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Honeymoon: Complimentary gifts, free room upgrade subject to availability, 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.
Family: First child 12 & under Stays, Plays & Eats Free (valid 08/21/17-12/20/17).

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: 011-52-329-226-9
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:
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.
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.
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 ($)

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617 Recommend
617 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa to their friends and family

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Another Great Time At Grand Palladium Vallart
toader71, Alberta
Wed Aug 16 12:24:29 EDT 2017
This is our 2nd visit and we would like to give a huge shout out to Victor Hernandez ( the bellboy) Yari ( the waitress in the main buffet), Edar and all the surf shop guys, and Alexander Marin and the rest of the animation staff. Erik from the Hemingway Bar. These employees were amazing. Our room was clean, resort was clean, a la cartes were great. Although we favored the Asian restaurant the most. We are looking forward to our next visit in February 2018.

Review August 2017 - very relaxed holiday for myself and family with a couple of niggles
kt2017855, London, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 15 01:29:00 EDT 2017
Hopefully I have managed to provide a balanced view below but in summary a very relaxed holiday for myself and family with a couple of niggles. Visited first 2 weeks in August and it was very hot and humid. Sunny all day and rained only in the evenings/nights - one torrential but great lightning show over the bay! It was hot and humid pretty much 24 hours. ---- Good: People The people working there. Really attentive and keen to help. Call out to Gabby, Michelle, Alexandro and Adriano from animation team. Great fun. Enoyed, sun salutation (stretching), barman skills, tequila tasting, aquagym, pool bikercise and soft games. Also Jonathan from Ribs and stuff restaurant, Giovani from Hemingway bar and Memo (poolside waiter). Hotel Location - Great that it is straight on the sea. 3 swimming pools with a swim up bar in the family one. The infinity pool is adults only and strictly managed. Although adults seem to behave like kids after a few drinks especially at night. Drinks can be drunk actually in the pools - new one on me. All-inclusive Drinks available all day, including non-local brands - unexpected. There are also drinks (beer, water, soft drinks) available in fridge in room which are also free and get replenished daily. Hot dogs poolside and paella, fajitas cooked on the beach area. Very tasty. Hemingway bar was pretty good - brand name spirits/beers in an air-conditioned, adults only bar. Water-sports Surfing (apparently same as California but warmer and certainly quiter), paddle boarding and boogie boarding free. Good surf. The staff are helpful. Edre took us out for a visit along the bay on paddleboards early morning and we saw our first turtles. External activities - we visited aquadventura park to go to a dolphin swim - park quiet and a bit run down but the dolphin activity was great and we had a great trainer. We all enjoyed that day. Entertainment - highlight is Mariachi band. The Mexicans love it and we danced the night away with a great family - very welcoming. ----- OK: Food is Mexican based so do not expect the type of food you get in UK Mexican restaurants, pretty basic. Buffet has a lot of different items but over 2 weeks gets a bit samey. The food can sit around for a while so can get a bit dry. Asking for a fresh piece of steak/chicken can be met with blank stares. Hotel Rooms were ok. Cleaned regularly. The hotel is a bit tired in general. Needs a spruce up. Sea water is very warm (especially salt pool) but this is the pacific, not crystal clear Caribbean water. Evening Entertainment/shows - in general as all hotels, not much to write home about. ----- Not so good: As a family with 2 children we requested rooms together (as you would expect) direct with hotel and also via holiday rep but we found that on arrival we not only did not have rooms together they were on different floors! Speaking to reception the only way to get closer was to move to ocean view and an additional costs of £200 for the 2 weeks. Not good enough. Through the holiday we found many families experienced the same thing. When we arrived tired after a very long journey we were offered someone to show us map of hotel and welcome us. Turns out she was really just wanting to get us to a time-share (members club) session. Really hacked me off. Location This is a quiet hotel located quite away from anything. You cannot just walk out to the shops. (this can be seen as a good or bad thing). We only found it not so good in the second week. You had to catch a taxi to get anywhere (£20 ish). Water-sports Snorkelling - we found nothing to see really around the hotel. The water is a bit rocky so be careful where you boogie board or surf. My wife managed to take a chunk out of surfboard on the rocks (rocks unseen) and had to pay £40 to have repaired. Food/Restaurants Found that this is a hotel mainly focussed on Mexican clientele so restaurants mainly provide food etc. to cater for them. the food is ok but do not expect European cuisine. They do not appear to be able to stop birds getting into Ribs and stuff restaurant. Not sure why. Doesn't look good. The restaurants can only be booked via an app that you can download. Pretty hopeless, especially if you do not have a phone/tablet! The app also doesn't work properly yet so you can only do a live chat to book a table. Pretty poor implementation of a new system. We complained to rep and he had guest services provide us with 4 reservations that we could use through guest services at reception. We otherwise just went to restaurant early with little or no queues. If you did not book you had to go on a waiting list. Sports bar - not nice at all. Looks run down, hot and smelly. External activities Quite expensive - expect/budget approx. £100 each for any activity (outside shows, dolphins, etc.) and you have to pay for a taxi to a pick-up point - £20 each way for 4 people. ------ Recommendation Mexicans generally seem to work on a later day than UK people so restaurants gets REALLY busy after about an hour of opening. recommend an early breakfast and meals in general.

A Good But Not Perfect Vacation, 3.5 really
StrawberryMivvy, Vancouver, Canada
Sat Aug 12 13:21:13 EDT 2017
Although we've done all inclusive resorts as a couple, this was our first time taking the children so we made a very conscious effort to choose a family-friendly resort. Two of us also suffer from coeliac disease and I'd heard that Grand Palladium take special diets very seriously, which also impacted our decision to choose this resort. The resort is around a 45 minute transfer from the airport or from Puerto Vallarta, not a problem if you're happy staying on the resort, but when we took a City Tour we were collected at 8am for a tour that didn't start until after 10am because we were so far out and had other pick-ups en route. Having said that, a beautiful location with a pleasant enough, though rocky and quite narrow, beach. We had requested a "family suite" which essentially was two adjoining rooms - OK as we got 2 mini-bars, 2 bathrooms etc, but it took around 90 minutes for the housekeeper to come up to unlock the connecting doors on the day we arrived. Rooms were spotlessly clean, though in the king sized room we had a "sofa" which should have been put out with the trash years ago - the plastic cover was peeling off in a very unattractive fashion and was certainly not what I'd expect to see in a hotel of this standard. I mentioned the room was clean, but housekeeping seemed to work on a completely random timetable - some mornings the rooms were made up by the time we got back from breakfast, but more often than not it was 5pm, just as we were coming back from the pool and wanting to be in the room - we spent far too long hanging outside in the corridor! Our "premium" package also included a cocktail party, which we saw no sign of, as well as a turndown service - we received this only around 3 nights of the 14 we were in the hotel. Our minibar was also rarely restocked, in fact most days I had to chase the housekeeping staff and ask for more water or Diet Coke. If you are offering this service then please do provide it! Halfway through the vacation our keycards stopped working, they'd obviously only been programmed for a week instead of the 2 we were staying, and whilst it was resolved quickly enough it's a basic mistake which I wouldn't expect. The battery also died on our safe, this was eventually resolved on the 2nd day of asking, they wouldn't come on the first day as we weren't in the room - even though we had told the staff on the desk that the safe was open and empty and we wanted them to resolve the problem quickly. The pool area was great, with plenty to keep our 5 and 9 year olds happy, and the swim-up bar was a bonus, though needed some repair work as it was looking very shabby. Lizbeth, one of the waitresses around the pool, worked her socks off and provided an excellent service. Our kids spent a lot of time in the Kids Club and had a whale of a time performing in the Mini Club shows each night - regularly the only children in the show! The staff worked tirelessly to ensure children of all ages have a good experience. The food was very good, with a wide selection in the buffet, though it was getting a little "samey" after 10 days or so. Given our gluten free requirements, Nestor walked us around the buffet to explain what we could and couldn't eat, and on days when there were no GF desserts available he would scurry off to the kitchen to find an alternative. I do find it odd that the only time there were GF cakes/cookies available was at breakfast - why not put them out later in the day as well? I can't comment on lunches as we never ate lunch, but food for dinner was always piping hot and in plentiful supply. One day Luciano actually flagged me down by the pool asking if I was the mother of the coeliac child to make sure we were happy, I really can't thank the Food and Beverage team enough for their help in making my 9 year old's first experience of all inclusive, and of gluten free in a hotel, so positive. We ate at Bambu once, the food was OK but in all honesty nothing to write home about. Having said that, I was impressed that the waiter realised as he was about to put our food on the table that it wasn't gluten free and immediately got it replaced - he could quite easily have just given it to us. We visited the Mexican restaurant twice, the first time we were lucky enough to get the tableside guacamole and Mexican coffee, a great experience and the food was amazing. The second time, despite having a reservation, it was a Friday night and service was lacking, with no table side service available. Food still tasty though and worth a visit for sure. For the most part the room was very quiet (we were on the top floor of building 2, overlooking the beach), with only 1 night having noticeable noise from the disco/party and guests coming back to the rooms in the early hours. Hot water was never a problem - though we did arrive to find neither room had any towels in! When we went to reception to request some they asked "oh, do you want to have a shower?" as if we were crazy! We had an unlucky experience on the beach in that a freak wave washed our bag, containing valuables, out to sea, despite us being "safely" ensconced on the sun loungers, so we didn't spend any time there after that. The sand was soft and clean, though there are several large rocks around, and hidden in the water which has a strong undercurrent. Be careful with small children for sure. On the whole we had a great family vacation, but if I'm honest I'm not sure it lived up to my expectations or delivered true value for money. Some of this is due to the small print of our tour operator rather than the hotel, I am sure - for example booking the "suite", ie 2nd room, meant we didn't qualify for the deal where children stay free of charge. This also seemed to confuse the hotel who had us down as 3 adults. Oh, and for all those people who say the recycled water for watering the plants smells bad... we didn't notice anything other than the usual "jungle" type smell that I associate with tropical environments, just lush vegetation and certainly not overly unpleasant and only really noticeable around zoo area. At the end of the day, would I return here or to another Grand Palladium hotel? I think my answer would have to be possibly... not the best holiday I've ever had, but far from being the worst

No regrets, 100% going back!
LVA95, Yeovil, United Kingdom
Fri Aug 11 06:06:18 EDT 2017
I have never posted a review on here but I felt it was necessary to let you all know how great I though this hotel really was. Every night there was always something to do and the staff well and truly made this holiday special for both me and my partner. All the A la Carts served good food and the buffet had so many different choices throughout the day. We upgraded to the Royal Suites when we got there and I recommend anyone they offer the possibility, to take it. Our room was gorgeous, spacious and the pool/restaurant/staff made it the best it could be! Was worth every penny! One point I will make is the hotel is quite far out therefore it's not the one for you if you just like to stroll to the closest town one evening. But there was plenty to do in resort and our TUI rep helped us book plenty of excursions! I'd like to just make a point of thanking Alondra and Oliver. These two members of staff served us at both the royal and main bars and really stood out as to how welcoming and friendly they were. Remembering our names and what we usually order paid a big part to how welcomed we felt and we always had a service with a smile. All in all, with the zoo, the rooms, the layout, the staff, the drinks, the food, the spa, the pools, the beach.. I really, really can't fault this place. I had the best time and will (even though I thought I'd never say this about a place) go back there again. 100%! Also, I've passed on my comments to several of my friends so expect more guests to be coming your way!

Very enjoyable trip
SoapDezigner, Chandler, Arizona
Thu Aug 10 00:15:56 EDT 2017
My husband and I travel to Mexico every year and this time we choose a new resort tucked away near Punta de Mita. At check-in we chose a room on the family side and then offered an up grade to the adult only side, the royal suites. We said yes but had to wait until the next day to get the room. The 1st room was very nice and had an ocean view. Very nice resort, friendly staff, its own zoo, 3 pools, ocean pool, 6 Restaurants, bars and nice gym with excellent spa pool which we used because it was gorgeous and always empty. Moving onto adult side. The room and atmosphere on that side was very nice. The only reason I gave a 4 star was because the bathroom was an open model with glass door, so no real privacy and we lost our ocean view. Everything else was a great experience. The restaurant on the adult side named Punta Mita change their menu everyday and the food was excellent. Pool was great, no trouble getting a spot. We did try the Bamboo restaurant and it was very good.

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