I traveled to this hotel for 8 days with my 60 year old mother. Although the hotel is 90 minutes south of Cancun it is well worth the travel time. When you arrive at the resort you are greeted by the enormously, overgrown and beautiful jungle. You cannot see this resort from the highway, nor can you see it as you drive in (until you reach the entrance). There are 4 resorts making up the Palladium Palace. You have access to all of them and each one is different, making for a great experience. There is a tram that circles the resorts so you do not have to walk unless you choose that option. BRING BUG SPRAY. DO NOT FORGET THIS ITEM or you will be eaten alive or have to pay exorbitant prices for a small bottle.
Food: Some restaurants are great and some are okay. Listen to the other guests to see which ones fit your tastes. We experienced no issues getting a table at any of the restaurants, but heard differently from some guests. If you have a large number in your party speak with the guest relations desks and make a reservation.
Pools: The pools are amazing. I can't say enough good things about the pools. They are beautiful and large. There are always enough chairs. Also, the beach literally boarders the entire resort and wraps around the peninsula, so it is easily accessible to walk the entire coastline. This hotel has the most amazing views you will see in this part of the Mayan Riviera.
Rooms: Our room was not what we had reserved, but it was a nice room. When we arrived the room we reserved apparently didn't secure itself so we were given a honeymoon suite. At first this was an issue, but after getting into the room and realizing that these rooms were directly placed at one of the most beautiful locations on the property with direct access to the beach, we settled for the mistake. The room was large and the air conditioner worked great. The bathroom was very large, but the draining system in the shower was bad. However, there is an attached outside shower area that is under the canopy of the jungle-amazing!!!
Nightlife: There is 1 club in which people smoking is constant. If you don't smoke it's disgusting b/c there are no vents. If you do smoke...you will be fine. Also, this is about the only nightlife there is in this resort, except for the short shows each night.
I would not recommend this resort for singles or for couples who want an active night life. This resort is perfect for families, honeymooners, and people who want to relax and get out of the hustle and bustle of city life. My mother can't stop talking about this place. We travel extensively, but this is one of her MOST favorite vacation spots.