Hotel Overview

Nestled amidst the sugary-white sands and crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean, this superior retreat appeals to families, spa-lovers and couples looking to tie the knot. With an expert blend of modern amenities and inspired designs that are in perfect harmony with the tropical surroundings of the Riviera Maya, guests are treated to pampering spa treatments, over 20 bars including swim-up bars and a disco, romantic wedding services, all-suite accommodations and family-friendly amenities like 24-hour dining and entertainment, supervised activity programs where your little ones can make arts and crafts, play games and meet new friends and dynamic facilities like mini-golf, water sports and tennis. Created to accommodate the complete comfort and convenience of each and every guest, this polished oceanfront resort ensures unforgettable vacation experiences from spectacular sun-up to sun-down.


Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun International Airport (CUN) : 54 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2005
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 264


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:

Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:

Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 

This hotel cannot guarantee a spring break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:

A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:

Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4233 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Review Covers: Room, Restaurants, Hotel etc.

    Wow, very pleased with our room #5228! Gorgeous & spacious. It matched the online photos on their website. There is a couch, small table with two chairs, King sized bed, dresser with mirror, flat screen t.v, bed side tables, jacuzzi tub, closet with shelves, a safe, ironing board, hangers, housecoat, slippers, toilet and shower separate from eachother, large sink area with a big mirror, walkout balcony with table and 2 chairs. Our room backed out onto lush bushes. The rooms are not connected to the main lobby etc. They are separated and on their own with a short 4 minute walk. We were very cozy here. The bed could be softer for us but we slept good. There is a mini bar stocked with two Coors light, two Cerveza, two Pepsi, two diet Pepsi, two 7up, & two Mirinda. You are also given bottled water. Everyday they will replenish the fridge for you during daily room service if you drink or remove these. You can also order room service until 11pm for no extra charge. For room service we ordered the spicy chicken wings, margarita pizza, cheesecake and chocolate brownie. We recommend the wings. The Margarita pizza in Mexico is not what you'd expect, it's more of a cheese pizza(no basil to be tasted). The brownie and cheesecake not as sweet as what we're used to in Canada more like a mild sponge cake. For very good pizza go to Portofino, this place was one of our favorites for a la carte. We found there were no wait times in the White Sands Resort for a la carte like there is in the Colonial Resort. White Sands Restaurants(a la carte): Poseidon: Fish & Rice dishes(Never tried it as we don't eat fish or seafood) Bahia E Brasa: Brazilian Steakhouse (Same idea as the Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse in Edmonton)- a variety of cut meats carved at your table Portofino: Pasta & Pizza - Delicious! We ordered the Margarita pizza(mostly like a cheese pizza/no basil that we could see or taste but very good) and Gnocchi(portion was small but SO GOOD). Lola: Traditional Spanish cuisine (Didn't eat here - alot of fish & seafood) Ribs & More: Ribs, Hamburgers, grilled chicken, soup and more. We ordered the onion rings, onion soup, BBQ chicken, and pork ribs. (It was OK, not what we're used to as far as flavours) Buffet in White Sands: La Dalia: Very good variety, beautifully presented. It's awesome how you stay in the Grand Palladium White Sand resort & Spa but you have full access to the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa and the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa as well for all of the buffets, bars, pools, activities, a la cartes, shops, etc. There is so much to keep you busy you really don't feel the need to have to leave the resort. We did however catch a bus to Playa del Carmen for 20 pesos per person each way. We went to a Walmart and to some souvenir shops. We also went to Tulum for the day and on a Catamaran Snorkeling adventure. We would definitely stay here again. Staff is excellent, resorts(s) are stunning.

    Feb 26, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    family vacation

    This resort is average at best. The grounds and pools are lovely however the food is mediocre with the exception of the Japanese restaurant which was fabulous. There is a lot of walking however minimal research on this resort will tell you that and I actually enjoyed walking through the grounds. The housekeeping is basic and we were often left with no washcloths or clean towels. The washroom set up lacks any privacy as it is a frosted glass door open at the top and bottom. There are definitely better places to stay in the area

    Feb 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Won’t be our last stay!

    We stayed at TRS and the service and experience we exceptional! We needed a vacation away from it all and we wanted the right, relaxing experience where we felt special but had to contribute minimally to the planning. Turns out the all inclusive choice was perfect because we didn’t have to contribute too much financially either to get far beyond what we’d even hoped for. I’ve not even returned home yet and we already booked next year’s trip back. Samuel and Marta were such thoughtful and lovely butlers. They gave our experience a very personal touch.

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wedding-This was my favorite place however, it has become the worst place.

    I chose this place to have my daughter's wedding because we had come here twice before. But our experience was awful.So if you stay at Grand Palladium Resort, you will get the worst service. Worst place

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    White Sands

    Beautiful beach for long walks. Scuba shop on the resort that also had snorkel equipment you could use for free. God reef right off the beach for snorkeling and calm waves for swimming. Loved the boardwalks throughout the resort. Bungalow rooms are on the water (not ocean) and come with a canoe! Huge pools that are well maintained. Many restaurants to choose from for all tastes and good quality food.

    Feb 25, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319