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
  • AliceTinker777 : Ipswich, United Kingdom
Honeymoon October 2015

This was a very nice, clean hotel. We loved the the adult only pool and the a la cartes were divine. When we visited the a la cartes were unlimited which was excellent for us as the buffet scene doesn't appeal to us. The bteam arch was nice but the sea a little rough but the sea pool was amazing and even had some fish swimming around it and lots of crabs. Service was good but you could see a clear difference between service during the week (when it as spot on) and then at weekends when Mexicans arrived the service seemed to dip. However, we stayed at the same time hurricane Patricia hit and the staff were amazing, they kept us well informed and remained calm. They also provided a bag of food in the room we got moved to incase we got stuck in there for a long time. This hotel is in the sticks and we didn't feel confident enough to explore the area on our own using taxis (first long haul destination) however we have just returned from Puerto Vallarta and felt incredibly safe so if we were to return we would definitely be more adventurous. The safe, mini fridge and room service were all included in the all in package which was fab. They also had a lovely little zoo with injured animals in which was nice to look around and they seemed well cared for and happy. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will probably return one day. Please note we are writing this review a year after staying as we realised we book our holidays based on trip advisor rating but never review them ourselves!

  • taylor_4755 : Toronto
Relaxing, clean and beautiful private beach

Many great things about this resort with very little negative comments.Very quick and easy check in, bell-man helped bring ours bags right to our room which was clean and ready for us. We arrived at night so we began our night heading to the sports bar to play pool, have snacks and relax. The next day we explored, there is lots of walking but helps to burn off all the food and drinks you have. Options of pool side or private beach was nice, even a small blocked off the ocean since its so wavy, you can relax and see fish in it (look at photos to understand). Never had any issues getting seats at any spot, adult pool only was very nice as well. All the restaurants were great and fast if you went a little earlier than you would typically eat dinner. Lots of drinks provided.One other great thing is to leave the hotel, you must "sign out", they take your name and room number down, to ensure all the guests are kept track of and none go missing which made us feel very safe.Staff was very friendly and nice, even a little market in the main area on the weekend. Small zoo was also so nice to go to every day, BEFORE ANYONE COMPLAINS, the animals are all rescued and well looked after. I heard many people saying "oh how cruel" its not cruel at all, they saved them from bad places.While others complained that you must be dressed nicely to enter the a la carte restaurants, I found it very nice, made it a lot classier. Italian was amazing!Overall, this place was well worth the price, great friendly staff, private beach, and great food.

  • llamedos60 : hertfordshire
last minute booking to Punta mita

I will start by saying that we book this holiday at very late notice and really should have gone for adult only resort whats good check in was quick and easy, welcome drinks served on arrival at reception staff where pleasant and helpful we where offered an upgrade to the Royal suites, but declined.I was pleasantly surprised to find our room preference had been Read (emailed in advanced) and they where aware of our Anniversary.After a quick explanation of the lay out and amenity's we went to our room 2120 first floor with an ocean view at first it seemed perfect.the resort in clean and well kept the smell people sometimes describe i could not smell at all, the family pool was extremely busy so we went for the adult pool, we found sun beds on the second row and relaxed watching the sea from the infinity pool we found this a little on the small side and the bar set up a flight of stairs, seems strange that the adult pool had no swim up bar, yet the family pool full of kids did ?that said the staff where good and the view from the pool was excellent there was afir amount of walking and steps nothing that would be excessive but on a hot day or evening did slow us down.we eat in the ribs and more on the first night no reservation just turned up had a nice steak my wife had the fillet steak and it was good down side was no air con so a table under a fan a must.the problems started on the second night, being closest to the beach meant that the Mexican wedding that went on till early hours kept us awake and the fire works whilst pretty where right in front of the room and deafening then after the party(these guys know how to celebrate) came the heard of drunken elephants heading to there room then the 1 hour furniture moving session above us finally settling around 02.00 Am.this is something that i struggle to understand i go away for a break and a rest.The next day after a trip to reception they explained they had a further 3 weddings that week and could move us to a room further back, after a hour or so of debate we decided to upgrade to the sister hotel (Royal suites) after a visit it was so much more relaxed.this was partly my fault we haven't stayed in a family resort in years and are more accustomed to a calmer time on holiday, that said i didn't realize that there would be large Mexican weddings almost daily, may be understandable when you see the chapel and the setting, but it is a bit of a clash with holiday makers staying for 2 - 3 weeks at a time when guests staying a day or two for a one off event they both have very different a engenders.the food in the restaurants was very hit and miss some very nice some poor, the buffet had a good selection for breakfast or dinner and the staff where attentive but the Italian was awful and the snack bar at lunch i struggled to get a hot sandwich or roll even an hour after opening they would say sorry no pan (bread).if your young or a family i can see that this place can be a lot of fun but my mistake was straying from our normal style of holiday.Drinks where good and plentiful and the staff excellent.

  • Jobagy : Edmonton, Canada
They only want to get you through the doors

This wasn't a great resort. There wasn't one dinner that we went to where they ran out of pretty much everything. Frustrating to go to a rib restaurant and be told they are out of ribs. Ran out of red wine every night we were there. The no reservation thing is nice, but we waited for over an hour to get in more than two nights.This resort would be great if you have kids. Kids can do no wrong. But our group had security follow us around the whole time. We weren't doing anything wrong, and actually got in trouble when someone, who we didn't even know, jumped from one pool to another. The security who was the most horrible to us was named Quebec. The rest of the security was really nice.Normally we would have a couple massages each on a trip such as this, but I couldn't bring myself to put any money into this resort. We opted to go off resort for this.We had paid for an ocean view room, and were not put in one. I called when we got there and we were told they had no record of us having an ocean view. I actually had to send out itinerary to them so they could see. He told me they would call me back by 9 the next morning. No one was notified of the mistake and I ended up calling myself. I spoke to Victoria, who was wonderful. She had our room situation fixed for us, and even called my personal phone so we didn't have to wait in our room to have it fixed. She also offered us an upgrade, which was very nice. If it wasn't for her, I would have rated this resort one or two stars.The resort didn't seem full, but there was not enough loungers, and we mostly had to share two or four between 9 of us. There was a wedding every night we were there. They should consider moving the reception away from all of the rooms. If you are in your room between 8&11, it is so loud, even with the patio closed.

  • Rachel S :
Beautiful Honeymoon

We came here for our honeymoon, back in 2012. Service was excellent, food was excellent and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous. It is a bit far from Puerto Vallarta but if you're wanting a perfect get-away and get spoilt, this is the perfect place.

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.