My husband and I traveled to the Grand Palladium Jamaica on January 23rd our stay was one week – not nearly enough.
Upon our arrival, which was at night, we all left the coach and went directly to check in. We were the first ones to be tended to and we received a room in villa 12 – which I had heard was great and close to mostly everything. Our room was exactly as we had hoped with a beautiful ocean view. The first night we went and grabbed a quick bite at the buffet, went to the infinity bar for some drinks, then off to the disco and then for a quick stroll on the beach. It was wonderful! When we arrived back to our room at just after 2am we were then introduced to the sounds of the crickets. Anyone who complained about this has wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much time on their hands. It’s a insect people and we actually found it very soothing.
Our first day til our last day was spent in pure relaxation. We spent many an afternoon at sunset cove, as we love the ocean water. The infinity pool, or any pool for the matter, was very chilly and took more than a few pina colada’s to get fully immersed. The restaurant at Sunset cove was hit or miss. Some days the Paella was outstanding, but others not so much. My husband enjoyed the jerk chicken almost everyday without a complaint. We ate at almost all the restaurants except the Mexican and the Pastafarian. The Indian was spectacular – ambiance and all. The Asian was so good, we ate their twice – best sushi you will have in a Caribbean destination. In our opinion the Xamayica and the Steak house were disappointing, but again that is our opinion. Others found it delightful and hated the asian – to each their own.
We participated in the Negril day trip. Couple hours at the beach, a little bit of time shopping and then off to Rick’s Café for the sunset. This was a great trip and well worth the money we spent. Rick’s is a must and was one of the highlights of our trip.
The entertainment at night is what you make it. We never saw any of the shows, but enjoyed the bands at the infinity bar. We checked out the Disco quite often and always had a great time.
I must say, that with the exception of one moody omelets lady, the staff at this resort is absolutely wonderful. This resort is very lucky to have such professional, courteous and helpful people working for them. We spent most of our money on tipping – that is how grateful we were and how much their attitude and spirit helped us enjoy our vacation.
We were sad to leave the beautiful weather, the grandeur of the resort and the overall feeling of relaxation that envelopes you the moment you make your way around this resort.
We wouldn’t change a thing – except maybe staying an extra week!
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