Grand Palladium Colonial

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Our Opinion

Great resort on a nice beach, ideal for families and couples. Visually stunning but massive property. Excellent food and amenities. Junior suites are closer to the beach and are adults only. Mayan suites are also available.


Discover the beauty and charm of this spacious, luxury resort. Set in the heart of an exceptional natural environment, the Grand Palladium Colonial is in a 4 hotel complex offering numerous facilities including fabulous swimming pools, a sports complex, a spa, and a variety of specialty restaurants. The Colonial has the comfort of spacious rooms and suites as well as wonderful hospitality. Relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mayan Riviera or unwind at one of the complex's many bars. An unforgettable holiday awaits you and your family at the Grand Palladium Colonial.

Location: Directly on Kantenah beach, 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 10 minutes from Puerto Aventuras, approximately 60 minutes from the airport.

  • Beautiful beachfront location
  • A number of pools including large main pool, natural saltwater pool and an adults only pool
  • Large resort complex with many dining options
  • Plenty to keep kids busy with Kid's and Teen's clubs and a water park
  • Awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and Travelife Gold for sustainability in tourism

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 214travellers : Calgary, Canada
fun with friends

everyone was so friendly this was our 5th time there gets better and better love this resort we asked for villa 21 and got it and very clean resort so much to do there we have been burnt at other resorts not this one

  • Lacey P :
Great vacation

Fantastic family vacation. 10 days at the resort with a 4 and 6 year old. Resort had plenty to do and my kids loved the kids club and mini shows they were able to be a part of. Only complaint is the quality of the rooms could be improved (screen and patio doors were broken and shower head in bathroom). All else was excellent including food (buffet and al la carte), drinks, service, location, activities, pools, and of course the beach was beautiful!Reservations for al la cartes would be a nice improvement as they were hard to get a table with long waits.Thank you Palladium!

  • Traveler22316 : Avon, Ohio
Quick vacation

Ok just got home. Was there for 4 nights. This place is huge. Setting nice, pools are beautiful. Red flags every day so the salt water pool on the beach was great. Now it's a long walk for a snack if at the beach, snack bar under construction. I saw no sign as to completion date. The card for towels, and a 20.00 charge if you don't turn it in on departure. I have a big problem with this, when the pool closes so does the towel exchange or the other problem we ran into the exchange ran out of cards and you had to find a pool still open to turn in the towel. A big waste of my time! Now the restraunts, I read several complaints about reservations. This is a huge problem. The conceier told us that you go to the restaurant of choice at 6pm and get a reservation for the time you want dinner. does not work that way! They do not take reservations, and you cannot call for one either. This process needs to change. Wait times were 1-1.5 hours every night. All places close at 10:30, so limited dining hours. Now the wildlife. Another problem, they look like racoons with a long tail, they are harmless, so I was told. They travel in packs, they were jumping on the chairs and tables at the outdoor buffet restraunt looking for food. It was disturbing. The staff did nothing.

  • jessicamaess : Sherwood Park, Canada
Honeymoon at grand palladium in riveria maya

My second review since I didn't get to fit in everything I wanted. The Grand palladium was amazing! A huge resort with 4 lobbies that hold stores, restaurants/entertainment and buffets. The 7 days we were there we did not eat at the same place twice -expect the buffet during the morning to lunch but still had 3 buffets to choose from, which means we had a lot of choices! First thing was the staff,Super friendly. When we first got to the resort, theres lil trains or golf cart type things lol that take you around the resort to your villa etc. We met Gus and he was awesome, he gave us his personal work number to buzz him whenever we needed to get somewhere it was like a personal driver! The bartenders in the colonial lobby were excellent! Marcelo and Jose were hilarious fast and brought great service. Not once I waited for a drink even when it was swarming with people which was every night. He knew exactly what we liked and without fail had it ready for us as soon as we approach! Now that's service! Also the other two that helped them keep up every night were just amazing. The Magician in the colonial lobby was fascinating! Personal and talented! He found out we were there for our honeymoon, so he told us to be here the next night and he'll have ready our own magic trick! He did and it was phenomenal! Jasmine worked the water aerobics and was so enthusiastic and fun it drew me and my hubby to join in the water aerobics in the ocean! She made you feel comfortable even with the angel fish swimming through your legs! I can't remember the guy who was helping her but he was fantastic and needles to say easy on the eyes! The manager Sergio was also fantastic. We got blamed (not by the resort only a guest) for something we didn't do but long story short, Sergio fixed it and even had champagne waiting for us in our room! The guys that work at the Segway were a blast! We loved it so much we went twice! They took us around the resort and got to see it all! It's a huge resort so lots of walking, paths etc so it can get confusing easily so the Segway really helped in recognizing where everything was! Hands down an awesome resort all in itself. Tip- To get friendly/fast service you must be friendly and give an incentive (a good tip and trust me they don't forget you) It's about 30 mins to playa del Carmen and 30 mins to tulum from the resort.

  • Enrique L :
Mr Lantigua & Mr Pineda

I highly recommend this facility for your vacation destination @ Riviera Maya Mexico. The hotel was clean, the staff were very friendly specially Veridiana, Jose Ponciano and the Lovely caring Angelica Ek Baas that every time we went to La Hacienda Restaurant Buffet, they made sure we received the best service from them. Thank you.

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).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

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
  • Snacks
  • Room service (11am to 11pm)
  • Unlimited domestic beer & cocktails and select international brands; house wine with meals
  • Mini-bar restocked daily with water, soft drinks, and beer 
  • Towels (pool/beach)
  • Free basic Wi-Fi throughout complex
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boards
  • Paddle boats
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Access to fitness facilities
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 422 rooms and suites in 15 three-storey villas and bungalows
  • 5 buffet-style restaurants
  • 9 a la carte restaurants
  • 25 bars throughout complex
  • 8 Freshwater pools and 1 Seawater pool
  • Spa & Wellness Center (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Crocodile cage with feeding shows
  • Ecological walking paths
  • Mini-golf
  • Shopping 
  • Dive shop
  • Motorized watersports (fee)
  • Free WiFi
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Junior Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 3
  • Maximum Occupancy 5
  • Sofa bed
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Shower and bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-bar (water, soft drinks, beer, stocked daily) 
  • Flat screen TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gardenview
  • Feather pillows
  • In-room safe
  • Work desk
  • Crib available upon request
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pillow menu ($)
  • Bathroom scale

Mayan Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 2
  • 1 King bed
  • Cabin with thatched roof and separate entrance
  • Large Balcony or Terrace with hammock
  • Exterior Mayan shower
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Shower and bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-bar (water, soft drinks, beer, stocked daily) 
  • Flat screen TV
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gardenview
  • Feather pillows
  • In-room safe
  • Work desk
  • Crib available upon request
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pillow menu ($)
  • Bathroom scale


El Gran Azul

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch
  • Italian

La Hacienda

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mexican/Italian

La Adelita

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Reservations required
  • Dress code

El Dorado

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Steakhouse
  • Reservations required
  • Dress code


  • Colonial Lobby Bar
  • La Plaza
  • El Teatro Theatre bar
  • Sports Bar
  • Adelita & El Dorado
  • Swim-up Bar 2
  • Beach Bar
  • Secret Bar
  • Las Rocas Pool bar

Baby Club (1-3 years old)

  • Located within the 'El Ranchito' Mini-club
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Trained professional staff on hand to assist the little ones
  • Open from: 9 am - 8 pm

Mini-Club 'El Ranchito' (4-12 years old)

  • Located on the beach between the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa
  • Outdoor and indoor facilities
  • Arts and craft room for kids to create their own masterpiece
  • Video games (PlayStation, game cube) and volleyball
  • Children's splash pool with water slides
  • Kids can enjoy a fun-filled day of eco-friendly activities to learn about the culture and history of the surroundings
  • The club features delightful animated characters from the "Play at Palladium with Raggs" program who will sing, dance, and entertain the kids throughout the resort
  • Kids can also have breakfast with the Raggs gang
  • Large lawn play area with supervised staff hosting daily activities that are both fun and imaginative
  • Open from 9 am - 11 pm

Black & White Junior Club (13-19 years old)

  • Located Poolside at 'El Rinconcito', at the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa
  • An exclusive club just for teenagers, designed with activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay
  • A lounge for video games, online computer games, and table games such as; pool and foosball
  • Mini-disco at Grand Palladium Colonial during the evening, 2 nights per week so you can party with your new friends
  • Open from 11 am - 12 midnight

Child Policy

Child: 3-12 years pay special rate.
Teens: 13-17 years pay special rate.

Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

Zentropia Spa & Wellness

Should guests wish to use the hydrotherapy facilities or wet areas of the Zentropia Spa & Wellness centre an additional fee of $10 USD per person per day will be applicable and payable locally. Clients who purchase a spa treatment will not have to pay the fee on the day of the treatment. Subject to change. 


  • Spa pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Dry and wet sauna
  • Vapor bath
  • Hydromassage
  • Waterfalls
  • Eco-meditative cold bath
  • Massage rooms
  • Relax area
  • Gymnasium with locker rooms, air conditioning
  • Unisex hair salon

Stay at 1, Play at All - Guests can use any of the facilities located in the four resorts of the complex, except those located at The Royal Suites Yucatán by Palladium.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (based on availability at check-in), late checkout (subject to availability), and a honeymoon gift. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in. Must be within 2 months of wedding date.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.

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  • Grand Palladium Colonial
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa
Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km, 256-100 Municipio Solidaridad, Akumal 77710 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.