My wife and I booked our trip to Jamaica back in October and were excited to get away for a nice relaxing vacation, we have been to other all inclusive resorts but never in Jamaica. I have read a lot of reviews about Grand Palladium, some good and some bad, and had also talked to several friends who had been there. Our 7 days there were exactly what we were looking for: suns, relaxing, drinks and great food. Our room was very nice and spacious with an amazing view of the ocean and the large pool and bar area. We were kind of central walking distance to everything. I have read that people complain about the long walks from place to place which seems ridiculous because nothing seemed more then 5 minutes away. Also if you don't want to walk that far then why are you booking your vacation at a large resort??? Anyways, as I said our room was great, always clean, and the fridge was always stocked. We ate our breakfasts in the buffet and either ate at the snack bar by sunset cove or at the Jerk Chicken hut, which has some of the best chicken I have ever tasted. This was handy because we spent all but one day down at Sunset Cove. It was easily the nicest of the beaches, warm water and not as loud, busy or windy as it was around the main pool. At the beach you also have access to snorkeling equipment, kayaking, paddle boats, wind surfing and catamarans. We did some kayaking and snorkeling but that was a adventurous as we got. The one morning we went out kayaking early on the calm water and not far out three dolphins surfaced right beside our boat. What an incredible sight!!! We ate all of our meals at the a la cart restaurants. With our trip we were lucky to have reservations included so we could book those during the week so we didn't have to wait in line at the restaurants. This was a huge advantage!! If you are unable to get this I would suggest either going early or later for dinner because they are very busy between the hours of 6-8. We ate at the Asian, Steak, Jamaican, Italian and Seafood restaurants. They were all very good except for the Asian. We actually went back to the steak house twice because it was so good.
The only complaint that I would have about this resort would the service. At times it can be very slow and you might need to remind people about the drink that you ordered. But I was told before we went from friends to expect this because it is just the culture, as they say they run on "Jamacia Time", yeah mon!!!
All in all it was a great trip and I would recommend this resort to anyone!!!
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