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Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa

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Our Opinion

This popular resort is rated 4.5 stars by some operators, but many rooms are now in need of a thorough cleaning, so we give it a 3.5 star rating. The beach area here is great for water sports like boogie boarding, surfing and snorkeling. There are a lot of hills and stairs so getting around may be an issue for those with mobility problems. Good food along with friendly restaurant and bar service. Great for couples and families, singles might want to be closer to town.


Located about an hour from Puerto Vallarta and at the north end of Riviera Nayarit, the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa features excellent amenities and renovated facilities with an impressive setting overlooking the Pacific ocean. This resort features a lush jungle backdrop and secluded coves rather than a broad sweep of beach; an excellent choice for vacationers looking for seclusion and relaxation in a self-contained hotel.

Rooms here are comfortable and offer impressive views overlooking the stunning Bay of Banderas. A different nightly entertainment show and a wide range of water sports are other included features that make the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa a superior choice for a memorable and relaxing Mexico vacation.

Location: Beachfront in Riviera Nayarit, 60 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, 15 minutes from Bucerias and 40 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • kim k : Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Family wedding and holiday

This hotel is amazing. The staff are exceptional and go the extra mile for everyone. Macario the beach bar tender is an absolute star and looks after everyone as if they are the only one at the bar. There were 40 of us there for a wedding. The wedding was wonderful and so beautiful and the holiday was fun and relaxing. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. We will be returning next year. Thank you so much for our wonderful stay and a special thank you to Leo and eddi along with macario as the best barmen ever !!!!

  • Keli M :

We just returned from our 2nd visit to this resort and our time spent was just as wonderful as the first! We are a family of 4 who all surf and were blessed this trip with WAVES FOR DAYS! Got to surf 9 out of 10 days :) We love the rooms, views, fireworks, food, pools, beach and the service is outstanding. Everything you need, all in one place! First time visiting the same place twice and left wanting to return again! A shout out to the surf staff EDER, EDGAR, ELVIN & VICTOR fitness GABY lifeguards ROBERTO & EDUARDO bartenders MANUEL & MACARIO and our maid JOSEFYN All of you are incredible people that really helped to make our experience so much more memorable!!! Thanks Grand Palladium vacation ever!!!

  • crazyjas : Filey, United Kingdom

We have just returned after 2 weeks at the Grand Palladium, we had an excellent time. One problem (which has nothing to do with the hotel) was if you wanted to do any excursions, you had to get a taxi to a pick up point which was 320 pesso £15 each way. But with talking to the staff we found that the local bus stopped at the top of the entrance to the hotel ,so we went out each day by local bus ( Puerto vvallarta more than once , LA Cruz, Bucereas, sayulita,San pancho and Walmart) to name a few ,the bus drivers are very good at telling you where to get off , to get back just flag it down .did we feel safe YES.. The staff at he hotel were lovely,helpful and friendly, all say ola on seeing you .The entertainment was mediocre ,but the 3 tenors were fantastic, well with listening to. The hotel was being refurbished while we were there, but I have to say it didn't invade my holiday, care was taken to limit disruption and noise,and maybe because we used it as a base and went out it was of no consequence .We had no problems with the food, the Chinese and ribs and more were both very good the staff excellent, the buffet is what it says ,there is a one counter that is dedicated to Mexican food, but hey you are in Mexico, otherwise there is plenty of choice.The other problem I had was we liked to retire to bed early, but inconsiderate guests who have been to the disco or weddings get drunk then forget how loud they become when they have had a few drinks ,even though there are signs telling you to SHUSH after 10pm, they don't bother ( they seem to become deaf and have to shout at each other)even though it is 2.30am . this happened 4 times only not everynight ,but it is annoying .but this seems to be a problem worldwide, when drink is involved and not just here .. A suggestion of security guards patrolling, after the disco closes to remind people to be quite would help. We had a good time thank you.

  • jaimie m : Kamloops, Canada

Love everything about this resort! Amazing food...Beautiful Resort...And even better staff! Bus was so easy to take to get to town...Beach and beach bar were perfect...front desk staff was behond helpful...actually all the staff really made our trip this time. Chocolate bar when we arrived on Saturday night was the best! :-) We will definatly go back and hope our new friends are still there!

  • MAMB : Calgary
Very good

Was here last Dec, not much has changed. They are renovating the lobby, courtyard area and a couple of the restaurants. Still enjoy it here - though it is out of the way. Be prepared to pay some extra on cabs if you want any tours or to get into town. They have really stepped up their program for people with food allergies - you can actually order your food ahead of time to ensure it meets your requirements. Excellent place for children with the water slide and there is an adults only pool as well!

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-2am)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Sailing, Hobie Cats
  • Windsurfing, Boogie Boards
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball  
  • Archery
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 422 rooms in seven 3-storey buildings
  • Main buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants, including: Mediterranean and Mexican, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar including brick-oven pizzas
  • 7 bars including Pool bar
  • Disco
  • 2 pools and 1 Seawater pool
  • Kid's pool section
  • Jacuzzi
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Spa and Wellness center
  • Hair salon
  • Convenience shop
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry services (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar 
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Radio alarm clock with MP3 docking station
  • Balcony or terrace

Deluxe Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Bathtub with shower and jetted tub for 2
  • Max. 4 guests

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Sofabed
  • Balcony
  • Max. 4 guests
Family Suites:
  • Family Suite is a Deluxe Room & Junior Suite connected
  • One room with 1 King bed or 2 Double beds and the other room with 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds
  • Some have a table and two chairs and others have a divan, balcony and save energy system
  • Terrace with table and chairs
  • Hydro-massage tub
  • Min 3/max capacity 6 adults per room or max 3 children

Kids Deals - Children 0-2 stay and eat free when sharing a room with at least 1 adult. Children 3-12 pay child rates when sharing a room with at least 1 adult. Maximum 2 children.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Mini Club, kid's menu, Playground and the kid's section of the pool. Junior Club for ages 13-17 and Baby Club for ages 1-3. Babysitting service upon availability (fee).

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive free gifts in room upon arrival, free room upgrade (subject to availability), late check out when available. Proof of marriage is required. Valid for up to 2 months after wedding date.

Wedding Package - Resort wedding package available, please inquire for details.

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.

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  • Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
C/ Carretera Punta de Mita Km 11.5, Punta de Mita 63734 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.