Everyone has their own experiences on holidays but it is hard to understand how anyone could rate this resort at anything less that Excellent. We travel south every winter and have been to Dominica, Cuba, Costa Rica and Mexico multiple times. Our last three visits have all been to the Mayan Riviera at 4 1/2 - 5 star resorts. I always use trip advisor in choosing a holiday and value the info here highly. This is my first time writing a review which says something about this resort. We were there from Feb 15 to Feb 22. Stayed in room 5127 in a junior suite second floor. Very quiet and peaceful. No issues sleeping whatsoever.
From the moment you walk into the lobby it is impressive (marble walkways). The resort is absolutely spotless. The staff are extremely helpful. If we wanted anything in our room, it was there in no time. A la cartes were all excellent although we could have been happy at the buffets all week - different themes each night.
This resort was carved out of the jungle and my understanding is that about 85% of the land was untouched. There are elevated walkways through the jungle from the rooms to the central areas where the restaurants, entertainment and lobbies are.
You will see lots of wildlife - the usual parade of iguanas as well as coaties and capybaras and numerous types of birds. The resort also has flamingos and crocodiles (caged - dont panic!).
This is a huge resort - get to know your own area but be aware that there are trains that will take you to other areas if you wish. One area not to miss is the spa. It is free to use and very relaxing in the late afternoon. There are steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools, shoulder jets that were heaven, stone paths that are supposed to stimulate you in some way - not for me!, lazy river, infinity pool and an absolutely gorgeous settting - all free. The usual spa services are all available at an additional charge if you wish.
Snorkeling is a must for us and although we had yellow and red flags every day - we still got it in. The best area is to the left side in front of the mayan suites. Lots of fish, stingrays and how many resorts can you see sea turtles in front of the resort? This was a first for us. We always go to Akumal beach to see the turtles - they are so graceful - could watch them for hours - 5-10 min car ride to get there from this resort - taxi or collectivo (the local buses). But we were pleasantly surprised to find them right in front of our resort also.
We will definitely be returning to this resort. I would go next week given the opportunity and would highly reommend it to anyone with the exception being if you don't like to walk.
Ayone lucky enough to travel here - have fun. You will not regret choosing it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa is located on a spectacular, private Caribbean beach-front complex that boasts of 800 meters of white, fine sand and turquoise blue waters. Guests of the Grand Palladium Kantenah are invited to use the facilities provided by the adjoining Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa, the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, and the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, with the exception of the Royal Suite facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kantenah Palladium Grand
- Grand Palladium Kantenah Hotel
- Palladium Mexico
- Palladium Grand Resort
- Hotel Grand Palladium Kantenah
- Palladium Kantenah
- Grand Maya Palladium Riviera
- Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort Spa
- g Palladium Kantenah
- Grand Palladium Mayan