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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. Lots of families at this resort but there is also an amazing adults only infinity pool. Great for couples and families, singles might want to be closer to town. This would be a much better resort if the rooms were nicer, but still a very popular resort. If you want something nicer, try the sister resort next door, Royal Suites Punta Mita.


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.

The Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa has been completely renovated, including guestrooms, lobby, some restaurants, Spa and recreation areas including Children's Clubs. Rooms here are comfortable and offer impressive views overlooking the 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
  • Paul Tami S : San Diego, California, United States
Beautiful area

The food was great, the staff was excellent ,except the stand up paddle board teacher and the other guy who would take us out to surf then take off in front of us so we couldn't catch the wave..these guys are bad for your business

  • Luis T : Mexico City, Mexico
Nice hotel but average service and food

The hotel is located on a well preserved rain forest that even includes a small zoo. There is a nice beach that could be used to do surfing, swimming on a salt water pool or just spend some time looking at the sea.The beach has a base of volcanic stones and therefore water shoes are a must.The standard rooms are very small but the junior suits are much better.It seems that the hotel has promoted doing weddings on it because there was one each day I stayed there. Because of this there is a large amount of people that arrives by car from close towns and cities that makes the quality of the hotel lower.The quality of the service is from poor to mid. the people in charge of serving you is well intended but it is clear that they dont have proper training.Regarding food, it is from average to good in the buffet restaurant and from poor to average on the "a la carte" restaurants.Drinks included on the plan are only national brands. Premium brands are charged additional.It is "not" one of the best all inclusive hotels I have stayed. There are many other hotel groups that offer better service, quality of food, drinks and attractions.

  • hayley561 : Richmond Hill, Canada
Awesome Vacation for our family of 4

We stayed at the Grand Palladium for 7 days, mid May 2017 and had an amazing time! The resort wasn't crowded and seemed to have a ton of locals! It seemed like most of the people staying were either Mexican or Canadian!Highlights:- The Staff!! They were so friendly and helpful, I want to shout out to all of them. Specifically though, I want to mention Gerardo at Viva Mexico and Oberto at the buffet- Mini Club - My kids only went 3 times (ages 6 &8) but they LOVED the rehersals and productions of the mini shows that happened most nights. A huge thanks to Marcela, Alejandra and Karla - you ladies were wonderful with my kiddos! There weren't a lot of other kids at the mini club, so my kids sometimes found it boring - not the resorts fault though!- The Resort itself - it was clean, beautiful and pretty easy to get around. The pool area had tons of lounges and most days we didn't have a problem finding some in the shade. The zoo was a HUGE hit with my 6 year old and we made daily trips around to chat with the animals. - The restaurants - We had all of our breakfasts at the buffet, where the food was great with lots of options. We LOVED the massive fresh fruit selection available! We went to Viva Mexico twice - it was awesome. No wait either time we went! Table side guacamole, live music, beautiful view and awesome margaritas! We also went to Ribs & More twice. The pork ribs were yummy! We went to Portofino once and enjoyed our food there as well. - The Beach: Beautifully maintained! Some "local" vendors located down there offering hair braiding and other things you would expect on the beach in Mexico - but done so that you're not overwhelmed by them. Kayaks, SUPs, Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling Equipment, Sand toys, etc all available to borrow! Lowlights - There weren't many! We found at the buffet that if we were seated on the left side, that we didn't receive as good service. Sometimes we would go for all of breakfast without being offered a coffee. Not a big deal really. Other things to note: Our room - we were on the third floor of the third building (Room 3312). It had no view, and 2 double beds. The room itself was large, with a huge bathroom including a jetted tub. The mini bar was complementary and refreshed daily! It wasn't too far away from the pool area or the restaurants, which was nice. Weddings! There seemed to be a wedding every day on the beach, with a reception just below the pool area. It didn't get in the way of the other guests, but the smell of the charcoal grill made us drool every evening! We would have love to have seen a beach side bbq one night for the guests!Free WiFi which actually worked throughout most of the resort... didn't work at the archery range or down on the beachThanks Grand Palladium Vallarta for a wonderful vacation - we WILL be back!

  • Jadair57 : Redwood City, California
new years eve 2016

We traveled with friends to the SUITES part of the resort...adults only..their room was on the opposite side of ours...they heard the shows on the family side every night.....we were on a very quiet side. There is a large mix of guests...some not used to traveling high end....they were loud, obnoxious, obtrusive...the staff did nothing until we complained several times. food in ALL restaurants so service, especially at the pool fantastic! We went outside of the resort for more than half our meals...even though our food and liquor was included in the room. Go into Punta Mita proper for some fantastic meals!!

  • Clairej1066 : London, United Kingdom
A Fantastic Stay - highly recommend

I traveled to this hotel last month with my boyfriend. Typically, just before we left, I read up on reviews and noticed some negative comments. This had me really worried and I was anxious about arriving and finding that we had made a huge mistake in booking this hotel. Luckily.......this could not have been further from the truth. Our stay was absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone. Yes, the room was a little dated but who travels to Mexico to stay in their bedroom? It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The resort again was very clean and the facilities were excellent. We never had an issue getting a sun lounger, the drinks were delicious (I recommend the mango tango). The food did get a little repetitive despite the extensive choice however; I find this is always the case when eating from the buffet no matter which resort you are in. What really makes this hotel special is the staff. They work so hard and I would like to name them all but in particular, Luz, Gabi and Roy were fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

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.