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Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km, 256-100 | Municipio Solidaridad, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Akumal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009
Islandbound0512 College Station, Texas
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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

What can I say...I have traveled a bit but haven't done too many "all inclusive" resorts and wasn't a huge fan of those I had visited. However, when traveling with 7 teenagers you look for the best way to feed and entertain them. I figured I would sacrafice some quality for more value...WRONG!!! Grand Palladium so far exceeded my expectations... More 

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Heidelberg
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9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

If you want sun and only sun, then you'll have it (at least we did). Other than that, I guess the saying "you get what you pay for" is true, only this trip we didn't. We arrived at 1045 and was told that our room wouldn't be ready until 1500. Well, they were right, we waited for almost 4 hours... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

My husband and I went to the Grand Palladium White Sand from March 4-14. We had never been to Mexico, and never been to an all-inclusive. I was concerned that the hotel wouldn't live up to the reviews and pictures that I'd seen. Much to our surprise and pleasure the hotel, grounds, service and restaurants far surpassed our expectations. Yes,... More 

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Peterborough, on
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

Well this was my first trip to Mexico and I could not have chosen a better resort to go to. With all the research and the reviews you read, does not always give the best perspective. I think some people just expect to much. Let's start with the place itself. The grounds are stunning, which makes walking even more enjoyable.... More 

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Regina SK
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

My dissatisfaction is with my trip to and from the airport which Transat had so say said they booked but never had it ready in a timely matter. It made my week very stressful dealing everyday to make sure arrangements were done for when I had to return. So I will not go to another resort that deals with Transat... More 

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Peterbrough
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

When we checked in there was a "smell" in the shower that we put down to being in Mexico, however it got worse and worse, until we called to complain. In came the "air freshener crew" they sprayed the shower walls, the curtains, the bed spread. This masked the problem for a few hours but the smell was back with... More 

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Vancouver BC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

This was our second stay at the Palladium resort and we will definitely be going back. Everything was immaculate (even the poolside washrooms were spotless!), the staff were the friendliest in all of Mexico, the drinks were fabulous with premium liquors, our room was very comfortable with king sized bed, sitting area and nice sized balcony to watch the sunset... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

Firstly the bad news - A late night flight is not a good idea, the hotel was not on form when we arrived tired and hungry at midnight its 1hr 45min transfer they are 2 hours ahead. No welcome drinks on arrival and some confusion on the boys ages for the wristbands but more on that later. We went in... More 

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Barrie, Ont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I just returned yesterday from the Grand Palladium and I have nothing but good things to say about this resort. The staff were friendly, the resort clean, food plentiful and selection huge. I went with two girlfriends for our annual girls week away - when we arrived in our room at the Kantenah there were two double beds - which... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

Went on girls trip to this resort. The resort is huge and beautiful. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was awesome, buffets plentiful at breakfast and lunch, the restaurants were good some better than others but that is a preference to what your tastes are. The 24 hr snack bars were great! Lobby bars are quiet except for the colonial which... More 

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Additional Information about Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa

Address: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km, 256-100 | Municipio Solidaridad, Akumal 77710, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Akumal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 264
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Also Known As:
Grand Palladium White Sand Resort And Spa
Grand Palladium White Sand Hotel Akumal
Palladium White Sands
Grand Palladium White Sands Resort
Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Akumal
#9 Spa Hotel in Akumal
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Akumal
#11 Romantic Hotel in Akumal
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Akumal
#14 Family Hotel in Akumal

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