Grand Palladium Jamaica
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LOVED our honeymoon stay at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa! The food was fantastic - We ate at the buffets, Mexican restaurant, Jamaican restaurant, steak house, and blue lagoon restaurants. YUM! We thoroughly enjoyed the shows as well - ColourZ, Batman, Teddy, Ice Cream, Tavia, Barbie, Bumpa, Talaklah were amazing just to name a few! We loved talking to ColourZ & Batman off stage as well! We went on the Dolphin Cove excursion - Loved it. Aside from that, we enjoyed the beaches, pools, bars, and people on the resort! We would definitely come back!
As far as the grounds go, very nice with great pools and views. The small beaches are man made. The rooms are old. The pull out love seats to sleep additional people are super tiny. One of our rooms had ants in the seat cushion. That was fun. The bathrooms have water that come through the shower doors causing a slippery mess each time someone showers. The food was average. The buffets were just one notch above Golden Corral. The specialty restaurants were bland and the servings small. That is for the Mexican, Italian, and Japanese. The sports bars had bar food 24 hrs a day and it was pretty good. The most pleasant employees were the bartenders. They should run the place. Everyone else there would rather be doing something else. We had 2 teenagers with us and they would have been in a location where there is more to do close, like Negril. If you are looking for nice quiet rest with average food, this is the place. I will not go back.
This resort wasn't my cup of tea.Check-in was a disorganized mess. We arrived via private transport at 3pm, at the same time 2 huge busses full of other vacationers arrived. Took a good hour to get to the counter. We booked last minute via Southwest Vacations. They didn't have room choice, so we mentioned at check-in that we would please like to PAY for a upgrade to ocean view if we didn't have one. no problem $35 a night can get you a ocean view. We said we would do that. Ok, go eat lunch come back we will figure it out. We left, ate lunch, came back around four to a still very chaotic front lobby. Not a big deal and really can't be helped anyways so we waited again in a long line. We got our room keys and went to go get our luggage. A big group was checking in, and the staff was extremely overwhelmed. The resort transport was waiting on more of the group and we were told it would be 30 mins before they could take us to our room. We walked, with our bags, in the rain all the way to the far end of the resort to building 19. Room 1908. Get there, the keys don't work. Walk all they way back to front desk wait in line for 30 mins and then was told it was our fault the keys didn't work, we had to have put them by a cell phone. Thing is we didn't. Our cell phones weren't out yet, hadn't even been turned on and were still in our backpacks. But whatever. Still couldn't get transport to our building, has the shuttles are busy transporting the big group, walk back to our room. Keys work yay! The room was nice, huge jacuzzi tub, decent beds, nice pillows. Refrigerator was warm, showers and toilet in frosted glass enclosures. Not very private. But oh well. However the view, was of a wall facing the highway. And all you could here was goats loud honking vehicles and a couple in a room above us screaming at each other. Fun :)Not happy, go back to the front desk. Wait in line forever. Still at least half of this group there trying to check in. Ask again about Paying to get a view and was told this time, no. Try Tomorrow. Ok so we will try tomorrow ;)This vacation was a graduation present for my niece before she heads off to the Air force, so it's just her and I. All over the resort, including right outside our patio door, was resort security. Which is fine and all, but honestly they made us feel very uncomfortable. EVERY TIME we walked by there was comments made about how it would be nice to see more of us. Or our swimsuits would look better on the floor. Sisters are a nice fantasy. All kinds of things. And they looks, even worse. I don't intimidate easy but We were two women traveling alone. It was kinda scary, especially since one was right outside the door of our patio. Gawking at us. Not cool.The life guards, all the same has the guards. But throw in some very aggressive offering of drugs and rides to party and that about sums that up. Really not Pleasant or a relaxing Experience. Downright uncomfortable. We never did get that ocean view. Was told it was not available. I did however watch several people go complain about their rooms and get offered to move with no issues and no payment needed. I'm not going to touch on why I think that was but it was really obvious they prefer a certain type of vacationers and we were not it :)I don't know why people call this a pool resort. The pools aren't that big, the main pool was half empty the whole time. With the water level never reaching the filter system, so it couldn't be very clean. Evident from the slime all over the surface of the water. It was pretty gross. The beaches are decent. Good snorkeling, nice sand. Varied beaches. Some better for wading and laying out, some better for snorkeling, some better for swimming. I enjoyed the beaches, and since the pool was gross, what choice did I have :)The food was decent. We tried several of the restaurants. The Italian was gross but others were ok. Nothing exciting. Jerk hut for lunch was good. The burgers on the grill were not any kind of beef that I have ever had, but who goes to Jamaica to eat hamburgers. What really shocked me was the seafood. There is none. And what there is, is all Basa., a cheap Asian fish. How is this island surrounded by water and there is no seafood. Well, we asked and was told seafood is expensive because fishing is dangerous. They eat goat. My mind really is blown on that. Surrounded by seafood, but goat is a good choice. Seems crazy. This resort is set up kinda odd, in my opinion. Hard to explain, but there is no walkway in front of the water. No boardwalk along the water, it's set back and the views, unless your in a room with one or sitting on the second floor bar upstairs, seeing the water is no easy task, unless your sitting on a beach. There is no area to sit, have some morning coffee and listen to the ocean. Unless your room has one. The buffets are all set up around the lobby and shops, most restaurants have no view. Most bars have no view. So if your unlucky enough to get a room without a view, there really is no place to go get one, unless it's on the beach. The bugs in Jamaica are intense. Take lots of big spray. The grounds of the resort are lovely. Beautiful flowers, foliage and plants. You have a better chance of a sea view on the lady Hamilton side. The Jamaica side has a very limited number of rooms with actual views. The building mostly face each other. All in, I won't be back to this resort. I probably won't be back to Jamaica. I felt very uncomfortable, on and off the resort. For several reasons. The island is stunning. So lush and green. However that don't make you feel comfortable or safe. The entire time at this resort felt unsafe. We put things in front of the patio door and dead-bolted the front door. We tried hard to avoid security and life guards. We felt scared to be two younger females traveling alone here. I would never bring my kids back here. My niece said the same thing.She won't be back to Jamaica. We travel 4+ times a year. Have never felt disrespected or fearful anywhere else. And I've traveled all over. Many times with just my kids, girlfriends, or myself for that matter. We felt out of place and literally afraid here. We never left each other's side. My niece refused to even go to the bathroom alone. That's not a vacation I want to repeat. Sorry GP you missed the mark.
Return visit with my family (who hadn't been before) fell in love with jamaica all over again. Small issues from last stay had been resolved. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Wonderful girls in the entertainment team Avatars,fluffy&pinky? My 4yrs old daughter loved "the jamaica school" food in al a carte resturants amazing a little disappointed that 2 restarsaunts were closed for renovations.Only 1 issues when trying to get to infinity bar with children's push chairs staff do not offer to help&no lifts so not very child&disabled friendly in that score.(didn t notice any lifts&wasn't directed to any by staff who would watch you struggle.
My first time staying here and I must say it was amazing. Clean rooms, great food, and the entertainment was fun. The entertainers, bartenders, waitress, housekeeping, and life guards were great. King and Spade were one the best staff members they had there! Will definitely stay there again.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 Meals daily plus snacks
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, International beer, 24 hours)
- Drinks at disco
- Pedal Boat
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Boat Cruises
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 540 suites
- 3 Buffet & 7 a la carte restaurants (Italian, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Creole)
- Snack bar
- 12 Bars including Swim up bar, Beach bar
- Casino on site (fee)
- 5 Pools (including kids' pool )
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Tennis courts
- Mini golf (fee)
- Golf course (nearby, fee)
- Shops (fee)
- Meeting facilities
- Medical service (fee)
- Free WiFi
Junior Suites include:
- 1 King or 2 Double beds & 1 Queen sofa bed
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box (fee)
- Wireless internet
- Hair dryer
- Coffee / tea maker
- Iron & ironing board
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 4 persons
For The Kids - Kids Club (4-12 yrs) and Kids pool.
Stay at 1, Play at 2 - All the guests staying at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa can use the facilities of the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located in the same complex.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Honeymoon and Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for details.
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Grand Palladium JamaicaMontego Bay,Jamaica
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The Point, Lucea Jamaica
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