Exceptional Values! Family: First child 12 and under stays, plays, and eats free (valid 5/01-10/31/15).
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 enjoy the ultimate in luxury in a Royal Suite (adults only 18+) with 24-hour concierge and room service, private pool with waiter service, room service with a selected menu, and Punta Mita Restaurant, as well as full access to all areas of the Grand Palladium Resort.
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.
The Renova Spa 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!
Grand Palladium Vallarta is located in the exclusive Punta de Mita zone on the north side of Bandera's bay, 20 miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta, and 12 miles from the airport.
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
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.
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
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
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Archery, Bocce Ball
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
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights= 2 a la caret dinners, 7-13 nights= 3 a la carte dinners, 14 nights= 5 a la carte dinners. No Spring Breakers.
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SUITE RUN OF THE HOUSE FAMILY
All suites feature King or double beds plus Queen Pull-out sofa, minibar, coffeemakerceiling fan, electronic safety deposit box, free high-speed internet access, hair dryer and toiletries. Also, suites feature a twin Jacuzzi tub and terrace.
Other Amenities -
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Two double beds, Double pull-out sofa bed, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Phone, A/C, Satellite TV, Room safe, Mini-bar, Terrace or balcony, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Ceiling fan, Mini refrigerator
Other Amenities -
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SUITE ROH AI W/JACUZZI ROYAL
King or two queen beds, Queen-size pull-out sofa, Mini-bar, Coffee maker, Ceiling fan, Room safe, Free internet, Phone, Iron, Hairdryer, Twin jacuzzi tub, A/C, Satellite TV. Royal guests have exclusive access to a restaurant, 2 bars & private pool.
Other Amenities -
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An International buffet style restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
El Portifino -
An a la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. Open for dinner with reservation.
Viva Mexico -
An a la carte restaurant serving Mexican food. Open for dinner only, reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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
Babysitting Fee: Upon request ($)
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
396 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Palladium Vallarta to their friends and family
We booked a room in advance and paid (upgraded) for an ocean view, king sized bed and non smoking room. We got a smoking room with double beds, an ocean view facing the adult pool. Not impressed...
We booked a room in advance and paid (upgraded) for an ocean view, king sized bed and non smoking room. We got a smoking room with double beds, an ocean view facing the adult pool. Not impressed that they can't get the room booking right. We were glad to face the adult pool side as the family pool was noisy. There was a good variety of food at the buffet, but witnessed poor food handling practices, my wife got violently ill - there is medical services available 24/7, just be prepared to pay for it. You even have to have the conceriage negotiate prices for medication from the pharmacy, and when they delivered it they didn't bother with a receipt, took hours to get one and it was wrong. You have to double check/triple check everything, gets tiresome and frustrating. The rooms were exceptionally clean (we UV lighted the room and it was good). Service staff is accomodating and friendly, cleaning staff above average, but front desk challenging, they offer a late check out and then said they couldn't do it, we eventually got one. The day we booked in we didn't get our room until after 3 in the afternoon. Front desk is disorganized and difficult to deal with. We wouldn't go back or book with this chain (Palladium) again.
Another disappointment was that guests would go early in the morning and put their towels on the beach chairs and wouldn't even be at the pool or beach for hours, this is an "unwritten rule" that this is acceptable.
Poorly managed resort
Nicholas A, Vancouver, Canada
Tue Jan 13 22:55:14 EST 2015
Made the mistake of booking too late for the period including the Christmas holidays at the Royal Suites and this was one of the few resorts which had space available. The web site looked good but...
Made the mistake of booking too late for the period including the Christmas holidays at the Royal Suites and this was one of the few resorts which had space available. The web site looked good but the experience has been a disappointing one. Herewith a list of some negative surprises:
- the rooms are dark, even when all the lights are on, thus one is unable to read in the evening.
- when I asked that a lamp be sent to the room, I was told that none were available.
- the gym is dark after sunset and the equipment is old. Weights are left strewn about.
- the "oriental" restaurant is a bad joke. Any similarity to any oriental cuisine is purely coincidental..
- the "Sports Bar" is poorly arranged but this is less significant than the fact that there was no satellite reception for the NFL playoffs, or the World Junior Hockey games
TravelGalVic, Victoria, Canada
Tue Jan 13 17:37:53 EST 2015
My second stay at this resort, the room and the common areas are all kept very clean. After 3 nights in a standard room were were able to upgrade to the Royal Suites, well worth the extra charge...
My second stay at this resort, the room and the common areas are all kept very clean. After 3 nights in a standard room were were able to upgrade to the Royal Suites, well worth the extra charge. Lovely room, king size bed, large separate shower, huge jacuzzi tub, larger vanity area, rooms are twice the size than on the Palladium side. Its also nice to have a quiet, adults only pool with poolside service. If you want beach you can walk around to the Palladium side, it is a very nice, small secluded beach where you can surf or swim.
Grounds are superb with mature vegetation that shades the walkways.
Food in the buffet is excellent, the cooked to order fish, chicken and steak always flavourful and perfectly prepared. Same with the breakfasts. Salad bar always so fresh.
We were disappointed with the food in the private restaurant on the Royal Suites side, after one barely edible, barely warm dinner and two cold breakfasts, plus very slow service we went back to the buffet. Alberto would have our lattes on the table by the time we had sat down at breakfast and beer on the way as soon as we cam in for lunch.
Did try Portofino, good service, food just okay.
Would recommend this resort to couples or families.
There are a lot of stairs and sloped walkways so be prepared for that.
Tue Jan 13 17:10:13 EST 2015
i just want to start off and say i have been at this resort 12-14 times. lost count i guess. i've been coming to surf etc for atleast 7 years. it started bringing friends and drinking tequila which...
i just want to start off and say i have been at this resort 12-14 times. lost count i guess. i've been coming to surf etc for atleast 7 years. it started bringing friends and drinking tequila which hasn't really stopped but has now changed to coming with the family and kids. i have recommended it to dozens of friends. it has got better every time i have came. i will try and list all of the good people that work here but i can't remember everybody's name. giovanni, marcelino, alba, albina, pepe, fernando, olbert, david, victor, ana karen, mattias, etc etc etc. i actually feel bad that i will miss some names because they feel like family. we are at the resort right now and my son turned 2 while we are here. its his 3rd time here as well. they had the best party for him at the kids club. pinata, cake, toys, kids everything was awesome. so grateful to everybody here. please read the negative reviews with caution cause you can't please everybody. come try it out for yourself. it's a smaller resort which we like and have met many life-long friends from all over the world staying here, not too mention the staff that work here. i feel like a bit of a palladium vallarta ambassador but it's easy because we love it here. ps. the surf has been good for the last couple days and honestly if you don't come its fine with me and everybody else that knows about this awesome little place cause there is more waves and fun for us!
Alberto at the breakfast buffet was awesome
Svarcoe, Saskatoon, Canada
Mon Jan 12 22:02:35 EST 2015
Beautiful place.......highly recomended! Great for families and very clean and great food. Our favorite waiter was Alberto. Our kids loved the zoo and the shows in the evening and the waves are...
Beautiful place.......highly recomended! Great for families and very clean and great food. Our favorite waiter was Alberto. Our kids loved the zoo and the shows in the evening and the waves are perfect for boogie boarding. Very tropical yet had that west coast feel with the mountains surrounding. Nice hot weather for January. Good surfing at resort and nearby Sayualita. Rooms could be bigger and the beds were not comfortable. The air condition did not seems to cool it off enough. Pools were pretty chilly too. I will be going back!!!
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