Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Grand Palladium Vallarta

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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!

Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Receive up to a $1500 Resort Credit (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions may apply).

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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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.
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
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
Grand Palladium Vallarta features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 6 Restaurants at Grand Palladium Vallarta:
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.
Las Terrazas - Outdoor buffet-style snack restaurant located in front of the main pool. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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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509 Recommend
509 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Palladium Vallarta to their friends and family

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Amazing 20th Wedding Anniversary Week
smwschmidt, Saskatoon, Canada
Sun Jan 22 11:08:48 EST 2017
We had a wonderful 20th wedding anniversary week at the Royal Suites & Grand Palladium! Loved every minute of it - especially the food at EVERY restaurant and the buffet, boogie-boarding on the Palladium beach, enjoying the ocean view (complete with humpback whales!) and watching the waves down at the Royal Suites private beach. Thank you so much for the great time and excellent service - shout outs go to Judith & Gloria who took care of our room (thanks for the romantic rose petals in the room); Ivan & Carlos (best coconut daquiri) at the Royal Suites poolside bar; Jesus our brilliant butler; Marisol & Martin in the Royal Suites restaurant; Jesus at the front desk; Donald our welcoming Transat concierge; Jimmy the inspiring surfing instructor; and at the Viva Mexico restaurant - hosts Marissa & Luciano, waiters Ivan & Carlos with his amazing flaming Mexican coffee; and the best guacamoles in the world made by Jannet (twice) at Viva Mexico and by Tania by the Royal Suites pool! Muchas gracias! We would love to come back. Details: good internet, Netflix worked in our room, we could facetime with kids back home all around the Royal Suites pool and even on the edge of the beach.

Nice Resort, Superb Staff!
ShanBun, Boston, Massachusetts
Sat Jan 21 18:24:41 EST 2017
Not sure what the really bad reviews are all about, but we had a great time. Upon check-in we were offered to upgrade for $50/nt (said regular price was $90/nt, although I tried to bargain even more) to the Royal Suites Adults only section. We did it and were really happy we did. You get butler service, free room service 24/7, ability to make reservations at the A La Carte restaurants (otherwise you can not), private pool/beach, private bars in the Royal Suites section, 4 bottles of rum/tequila/or whiskey during your stay (which you can NOT take with you if you do not finish it or will be charged - didn't like that as we basically paid for it so should have been able to take them). Room/butler service was great. Housekeeping came every day if you wanted. Did a great job. Rooms were large with a jacuzzi tub. We did book this hotel for their eco-friendly practices, however, the room A/C could have been a bit cooler. As you leave the room, everything (lights and A/C) shut down or go into a saving type mode. So after you've been out in the hot sun, your room isn't going to be really cool when you get back. We did end up adjusting the ceiling fan so it was on the highest setting, which helped. After a LONG day of traveling the last thing we wanted to hear upon check-in however was about a timeshare. We politely refused a few times, but it still took, what seemed like a very long time to check into the Royal Suites. We literally just wanted to get to our room, shower, relax and grab a bite to eat. Adults only pool was great, expect for the smoking. There IS a non-smoking "section" (at both adults only pools), however the smokers did NOT respect that. They also smoked IN the pool, which we personally, as non-smokers, find absolutely disgusting. Especially one of the large wedding parties that were there. Total disregard for non-smokers who were IN THE POOL. "Rules" for smoking are not enforced either. The spa concierge would come by daily and ask if you were interested in booking an appointment. All you had to say was "I'm all set, thank you" and they were on their way. I'm not sure what the complaints were about how they "hounded me" and "wouldn't leave me alone" and "were pushy". No one bothered us more than we wanted at this resort. Beach can be rocky/shelly, but we expected that from reading the reviews prior. Lots of waves, great for surfing. Fun time exploring the shoreline. Not good for snorkeling, which we love to do. But not a huge deal. The fish that are in the saltwater "pool" are fun to see but not the "exotic" types of fish you see while snorkeling. The saltwater pool is nice to wade in and not get hit by waves. But the waves can be great fun as well! Tried surfing and wished Jimmy was the one who could have taken us out. We met him prior and after, but he was not there when we signed up. He was a wealth of knowledge to someone who has never surfed before. The other guy just set my bf up with the surfboard, gave a few pointers and he was on his way. Needless to say, it didn't go so well, but he still had fun. Can NOT say enough about the staff at this resort. Just unbelievably helpful, always smiling, can't do enough for you and hard, hard workers. Of notable mention is Ivan and Marisol at the Royal Suites pool. Just superb staff and they work so, so hard to please you. They need raises! Also, was Jazmin, who we had at the beginning of our stay there. The bartender at this pool is great and will make whatever you'd like. Ramon (bartender) at the Discotechque and the other adults only pool bar was awesome! As was Charlie at the La Placita Lobby Bar. They free-poured, where others measured the drinks/liquor. Drinks can be watered down, but if you ask for a double of something, they pleasantly oblige and will make whatever you would like. We did visit Zentropia Spa and it was a nice, relaxing time. It was included in our Royal Suites upgrade, otherwise it's $10/day for other guests. However the hot tub, was not really hot. No big deal, but you kinda expect a hot tub to be hot! :) The A La Carte restaurants were mixed reviews for both of us. Bambu was great and we ate there twice during our stay. Seemed a little understaffed as we waited quite a bit for our food and the staff were rushing around. However, the ONLY not-so-friendly staff person we encountered the entire time at the resort was at this restaurant. Not friendly at all! Never said a word to you as you thanked him whenever he brought something to you, etc. Never a smile, always felt like we were intruding on him. And yes, we got him both times. The rest were great. Viva Mexico restaurant was yummy as well and we visited that one twice too. If you go during this time of year, book a 6:00 reservation at Viva Mexico and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets! Ribs N More was ok, as was the Portofino. The Buffet was fine. Lots of choices at every meal. Can't believe someone complained that they offered corn dogs at breakfast! Who cares! Don't eat it then and move along! Geesh. Most mornings we ate at the Royal Suites restaurant and then had "snacks" at the pool and dinner at one of the A La Cartes. A few mornings and nights however we did eat at the Buffet. Again, amazing staff everywhere. Always running around, always a smile regardless. We were bummed that we could do not do the Beach Barbecue as there were several weddings there that week and a half we were there, and that is where they have the receptions, etc. Also during this time of year, the whales migrate here in search of food. The sights are amazing each day and you can see them right from shore. We got amazing video of a mother whale teaching her baby how to "hunt" for food. Every day you can spot at least half a dozen whales breaching, slapping their tails, etc. Wished there was more of a "What's Going On" type board other than the shows being announced. Apparently there was a day they were serving "beach tacos" but no one knew the specifics or told us to go here or there or it was at this time or that time. Consequently we never got any beach tacos :) The activities should definitely be prominently displayed somewhere central or in a few central locations. The zoo/sanctuary they have is wonderful. However, we would have liked to have seen the deer separate from the ostriches and other birds. The ostriches seemed to pick on the deer and when it came time for feeding, you could see the deer very shyly and hesitantly try to get food. Their areas could also be expanded a bit given how large of a property it is. Never smelled a thing, as others complained they did. Always well kept. They're animals, who were abandoned, mistreated, etc. The resort is doing a wonderful thing by providing them a sanctuary. So if you're not an animal person, don't visit, because you too will probably complain about some smell that is non existent. They do use grey water to irrigate, etc. so THAT could be what some guests smell. But again, they are an eco-friendly resort and we thought it was wonderful how they were "recycling" things. If you're sensitive to the occasional smell here and there, stay indoors at a Hilton in the US. This was probably the only all-inclusive we've been that does NOT discourage tipping. We tipped our housekeeper and a few of the staff at the adult pool at the end of the trip. We also left tips at the A La Carte restaurants, except Bambu. They work their butts off so we were happy too, but we weren't prepared to either. All the other all-inclusives we've been to, you have to do it on the sly as they DO discourage it. On this particular trip we did absolutely nothing but stay at the resort. Usually we'll do excursions or rent a car and explore. This was a 100% relaxation trip, so unfortunately we have nothing to offer about excursions. But, as with every all-inclusive, there are people there ready to book an excursion for you. We were never bothered by them either like at other resorts. And if you can afford to do at least a week and a half or more, we would highly suggest it!

grand palladium
Merle C, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Thu Jan 19 13:39:46 EST 2017
I have done many mexico trips. But have not done the puerto Vallarta side. I am sure it is great for first time people but after staying in many resortS on the Rivera side I would go back. The staff are great but to Americanized. When I go to Mexico I want mariatchi bands and to know the culture but here its all lip sink to American bands. They work so hard and are very talented but I would like to see more mecico culture. They have a zoo in the center that I thought was neat until I was by the pool and the smell kept coming over

Excellent Winter Break!!
Alan R, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Thu Jan 19 06:18:08 EST 2017
We have been to Puerto Vallarta twice now and love it! Great city, mountains, excellent beaches and all in close proximity to the user friendly airport. We have always brought our kids on every trip from ages 2 and 4 to there current ages of 18 and 20! So anyway, this resort was the perfect size. Not huge like a RIU but not too small either. I loved the fact that it was nestled into the cliffs as it made for great exercise just getting to and from wherever. And a better gym then most resorts we have stayed at also! The staff was warm and friendly from the front desk to the beach bar. As the week went on, everyone started to remember our names, orders etc... Never once did I see any staff member with a negative vibe. Management here is obviously great! I own a handful of restaurants myself so I am familiar with the energy it takes to keep a great staff. So some of the other highlights included consistently excellent food. Every restaurant we visited had tons of staff members, clean facilities and fresh hot food of a great variety. In the main dining room we had a regular server named Alberto Alvarez.He would greet my girls and I with hot coffee and a smile every morning and anticipate our every need. He was excellent! We always spend our time on the beach when we travel as we can sit by a pool anywhere in Kansas City. Ocean? Not so much... The activities where awesome to try as well as watch. Very usable beach that not only has great surfing but user friendly for kids also. I did not even notice the beach bar the first day we hung out. Tucked against a cliff next to the surfboard check out. Once we made a couple trips for a beer and a margarita we again recognized some excellent staff! Every day on the beach Antonio was rocking out the cocktails and having a great time. Blender drinks suck to make especially when you are dealing with high maintenance gringos and they all want 4-6 of them at a time and in there own damn 40 oz. mug! Antonio made it look easy! Karla was another that would recognize us and just tell us to relax and she would bring our drinks directly to our chairs. Awesome! One last mention was Ismael who was also fast as lightning helping to keep the drinks flowing! All 3 were an excellent team. All in all, we had a blast and will return to this resort in the future. I've never considered a time share as we like to explore new places but Palladium had my guessing... Cheers!!

Great vacation
WorldTravelJ, Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Wed Jan 18 17:57:02 EST 2017
We were 2 couples, late 20s-early 30s. We were warmly welcomed at the hotel and check-in took less than 10 minutes. One of the rooms had 2 doubles instead of 1 king bed, so we asked to change rooms. we were told to go grab something to eat while they made the change and the new room was ready when we came back to the lobby. The rooms were nice, my only comments would go towards the bathroom and AC. It's a shower/tub combo instead of separate. As for the AC it works fine but it's just very humid in the rooms. As for food, it was delicious. Wide variety of foods offered at the buffet. Donuts are tasty! We spent our whole week at the adult pool and the beach. Honestly, it felt like we were at an 18+ resort just because we hung out there. Don't be afraid to book if you are looking for an adults only resort because you can definitely feel like it's one, without paying the price of a real one! Employees were kind and service was great. We never waited at the different bars and drinks were good. We enjoyed the beach, I gotta say it's a pretty nice beach for puerto vallarta. It's a bit rocky but there's a nice spot you can swim in. The waves were great and we tried to surf! The weather was amazing, sunny all week. About the installations, we liked that they kept a lot of trees, plants and flowers. The only thing is the water they use for the lawns and gardens stink! But hey, I guess it's better to use dirty water for that purpose. This resort isn't one for people with disabilites. Just be aware, no elevators, stairs everywhere and rocky paths. I thought it was nice and it's part of the overall experience and charm of the resort, but I would just not suggest that resort to people who aren't in good enough shape to walk and climb stairs all the time. As for the A La Carte Restaurants, you have to be very determined to book.. We were told that we didn't need to make reservations for those restaurants but if we wanted to, we could do so by using their mobile app. We downloaded it but the BOOK function did not work. We stopped by the lobby and the customer service told us we had to use the Chat function on the app to book the restaurants. We then started to chat with someone. Since we were 4, in 2 different rooms, we wanted to go for dinner together at night. Because we were staying in 2 different rooms, our friends had to log on as well and confirm the info... all in all it took us about 1 hour on the app to book our dinners. I can't possibly imagine people who aren't friendly with either using apps or just chatting in English with a rep, since there are lots of French-speaking tourists. We spoke with other guests who found the process too complicated and just gave up. They tried showing up without booking but they would always say the restaurant is full (even though they always looked half empty). Without a reservation, you'd have to arrive when the restaurant opened if you wanted to be seated or come back at 9. Otherwise, the buffet was the way to go! Food was good at the A La Carte as well, we found the Portofino and Bambu really good, the starters at Viva Mexico were delicious, (5-star guacamole prepared in front of you at the table), and the Ribs n More was just OK. Checkout took 30 seconds by simply handing out a voucher without having to stop by the lobby counter. Disco was huge and has potential but the music isn't very good, which I guess explains why it's always empty.. They shouldn't play Elton John at the adult pool, it kinda ruins the Mexican experience.. they have much better music they can play :) just ask them and they'll change it! I'd go back!

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