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
  • gojojowsp : Mobile, Alabama
Would not go back

Resort Grounds are nice and the surfing is greatFood is poor to averageBar staff is greatRestaurant staff are not accommodating at allRooms are average with air conditioning that is spottyOverall it wasn't a bad trip but this is a mid-level resort and you get what you pay for.

  • Happytripper61 : Auckland
Simply the Best!

This was our first trip to Mexico and we didn't know what to expect.Travelling with a 14 month old was always going to be a challenge. I had read there was a kids club but wasn't too sure about leaving my baby there, however I read some reviews and they were positively glowing about the service. After the first two minutes of meeting the amazing girls there I was totally at ease. A huge acknowledgement to Arisema and the girls, they are so so lovely and so good with all the children. You get a walkie talkie so you can go off and enjoy some pool time and cocktails as well!The adult pool is a gorgeous setting and the crew there are equally awesome, Mathias, Roy and Omar always with a smile and a joke.I wish I could remember all of the staffs names and name check them all. The buffet crew were super friendly and helpful.Each ala carte restaurant is special in its own way and the staff rotate around so you get to see the same waiters at different places. Personal favourite was definitely the Mexican, absolutely stunning setting and the food was delicious. Tableside Guacamole is my most favorite thing!!I honestly could rave on and on about the service, we live in New Zealand and we barely get acknowledgement in cafes from the wait staff, the staff at Grand Palladium go above and beyond to ensure your every need is met!We had a slight issue with something in our bathroom but it was dealt with promptly and by equally awesome maintenance crew.Anyone reading the reviews to make up their minds about where to stay, just take a look at the bad reviews and you'll realize that those people are just miserable people who would complain about anything, I can't see how anyone could fault the service, environment or setting at Grand Palladium, I was dubious after reading the bad reviews but within 2 minutes of arriving all my doubts were gone!

  • Jan L : Toronto, Canada
fantastic holiday xmas/N.Year 2015

Spur of the moment trip for the 2015 holidays (14 dys) and had a fantastic time. Family of (4) with two teens. Exceptionally friendly staff, it has been along time to revisit Mexico and the joy of a resort with so much friendliness. The resort was very clean and staff constantly working hard. It's a very tropical area and the zoo was a highlight for guest all the time!. We had a Jr Suite gardenview, we always had an oceanview, but really enjoyed this unit and seeing all the birds and aguana first thing in the morning was beautiful. The buffet was good, no complaints with the food, all healthy. The entertainment was good, just remember your not in Vegas and they put on a good evening. I loved the band everynite in the courtyard after the show!! this was truly a hit. The snack area for the teens was very good. A few areas that could be reviewed are there are not enough shade cabanas on the beach, kinda clustered beach and the booking of al a carts are non existent, first come first serve, but we love a variety and stayed with the buffet. The steak house was not too good. Great waves to play/paddlebrd/surf, had a lot of fun with this. The activity hut, the guys were super nice and accommodating, being as hard as they work, keeping everyone happy. We found lunchtime/snack time was kinda limited around, you had to go to the buffet area. Their main pool was good for the young families, not suited or situated comfortable for adults. The adult pool was nice. Overall great place and would go back.

  • Lucy K :
The staff make the resort!

My 1st time in Mexico, have to start by pointing out some key people that made this tip perfect for me and my finance. LORENA, HERVEY, MARCELINO (AKA THE BEST BARTENDER IN THE HOUSE) TANYA, MARISOL... by the time we left everyone was like family, No matter how many hours they work or what type of people they are helping always smiling, attentive I can go on & on. We upgraded to Royal when we checked in the price was not much of a difference and I was so glad we did. They brought a whole new meaning to Royal. I felt like a queen what ever you want or need there is some to help you with a smile always going out of there way to help you. They have lots of good food options during the day. Room was very comfy and cool most important very clean. We spent most of our time around the adult pool and Marisol was our server for the most of the days we were there not enough words to tell you how amazing she is. I came home and told everyone about this property and would love to go back. Thank you for meeting my expectations over and beyond. Can wait to go back!!!!

  • vicki483 : London, United Kingdom
Amazing Holiday with Amazing Staff.

The staff definitely makes this resort truly amazing, from the moment you arrive to saying goodbye they can not do enough for you. Special mention to JC, Hervey, Tania, Ximena, Gaby, Luis, Susy,(Entertainment staff) They are always working so hard to get everyone involved in all activities. Ramon at the main pool bar will always make you a cocktail of your choice with a smile on his face ( best barman on the resort). We had a room in block 2 which was close enough to walk to all restaurants, bars and pools. The rooms were clean and the beds are comfy, didn't spend much time in the room. Judith and Jesus in the buffet stood out as outstanding waiters as soon as you sat down they were there ready to get you anything you wanted. Enough of the review.... Anyone reading this forget the negative reviews pack your case and you wont be disappointed.

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
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  • 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.