We fled to the Grand Palladium after a disasterous start to our vacation at a different smaller resort property in Negril. That's another story, but what we fled to find was the level of cleanliness, wide variety of food choices, pools, beaches and entertainment we have become used to at a number of other all inclusives in Mexio and the Caribbean we have stayed over the last few years. The Grand Palladium DELIVERED all of those nicely. I can tell you my family and I breathed a sigh of relief the moment we arrived !! The staff was extremely pleasant and accomodating. The food was never great, but overall and consistently it was good. Though one thing we all agreed was really good was the breads !! There are two large buffet restaurants with a wide variety of food options, and there are 6 or 7 specialty entree restaurants. There was always a restaurant we could get into quickly and easily. One complaint I heard frequently from returning guests was there are no longer reservations being taken at the specialty restaurants. Apparently previously guest could book times in advance, but now all are first come, first serve and the wait at the Italian restaurant for example could be 2 hours. Personally we wouldnt wait that long. It was good but again not great. There are also assorted beach/ pool bars, a coffee cafe, and my personal favorite the excellent jerk hut near the nature beach, REALLY GOOD !!. We loved the different beaches on the property vs. only one big beach. There are multiple separate beaches spread along the shoreline of the resort, all are easily accessible, each a different character, some big, some quite small. Also there are a few smaller more intimate pools in addition to the huge main pool. My wife tried the spa but wasn't happy with it and didn't go back, maybe it was just a bad day. But, be aware the property is huge and very spread out. Getting from one end to the other is a good 20 minutes walking. There are covered pathways most of the way in case of rain or to get out of the sun, plus they do have shuttle carts running around, but it could be more walking than you want so be prepared. Overall it's a safe bet.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Hotel Lucea
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Lucea