We stayed at the Grand Palladium Jamaica side sept 13-19. We stayed in villa 22 and was on the main floor. the rooms are beautiful. No need for an upgrade as we are hardly in our rooms at all. The only thing i would definitely do is stay on the Lady Hamilton side next time as it is much closer to the nice beaches. Shower leaks some water but no big deal. Fridge stocked with soda and red stripe. It never got very cold. Also it is very very very humid. The sheets feel damp when sleeping at night. make sure and turn the fan on when you get there it should help. room never really cools down enough but still feels good to walk into.
Ammenities: Gym- we planned to use but ran out of time. Spa: got the featured massage at b1g1 free. it was 80 min and very nice!
Pools: 3 pools. 2 small and a large pool. bars at both small pools which never had lines and had great service. The large pool had a swim up bar which was fun.
Beaches: best beach hands down is sunset cove followed by coral beach. the others are to rocky to not have water shoes on. Sunset cove has water sports which is super fun! kayak, snorkel, paddle boat, paddle board all free! they also had other things but i don't remember what the prices were.
Catamaran ride from sunset cove. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! the staff was great the boat wasn't packed. on wednesday and saturdays the boat sails to ricks cafe which is a nice long cruise and perfect! definitely put this in your budget to do! favorite part of our trip!
Restaurants: Service was pretty good considering they were waiting so many tables! Our favorite was the chez bubbas and the chez bubbas el marchiato (mexican) night. I wasn't a big fan of the lotus restaurant or the xamyica. The jerk hut by the beach is great! we didn't get to try posidens as its only open friday and saturday night right now. Breakfast was good and standard for an all inclusive with the buffet. The blue lagoon served good ole american favs like cheeseburgers 24/7. Drinks were as strong as you would like them. They had no problem dumping extra liquor in our drinks. Try the bob marley shot. White rum always instead of gold to prevent hang overs!!
All in all the resort was very nice but it was quiet and seemed to be great or an older crowd. I would probably choose somewhere more adventurous next time or maybe a different resort if we return to Jamaica. The staff was amazing and are what make you want to return. The beaches weren't to my liking and thats why i go on a beach vacation! Of note i was offered to buy weed more times than i can remember. From staff. Frustrating. The kids services looked small and i don't think its a place i would travel with my children.
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