We were traveling with a family of 4 people. Ages were as young as 9 years old.
The greatest showcase to the Grand Palladium is the hard working, warm staff. Staffs are wonderful and we felt very welcomed by everyone. Of exceptional service were the Bartenders and the staff at Total Water Sports.
Rooms were kept very clean and comfortable. There was one issue with the room though. Our sink and shower emitted a foul odor. The chambermaid was able to mask this with coffee but it only temporarily sustained. Rooms were very quiet and restful during the day but once the sun set the sound of crickets made it very difficult to get goodnights sleep. The front desk was willing to spray a non-toxic chemical but we requested they not do this for concerns with having children present.
The restaurants were average. It could have been much better if the hotel showcased more options with their fresh local fruits and produce - mangos, bananas, avocados, and locally found crawfish. Highball rum drinks like mojitos were excellent. Pina Colada and Daiquiris appears to be syrup based and not fresh. Bartenders had excellent service and always were well organized.
The family enjoyed swimming at Sunset Cove. Sunset Cove had nice soft sand, clear water, and all the free water spot activities – kayaking, paddleboat, paddle surfing, and wind surfing. The TWS employees were friendly and did a good job-organizing people in order for use of the equipment fairly. The other beaches were much too rocky to do anything other than sunbath and collect shells. We were unable to swim out on the other beaches other than on Sunset Cove.
Overall, the Grand Palladium Jamaica as an affordable resort but could polish a few things. We would definitely will return to Jamaica because of the kindness of their people but likely would choose another hotel that put a bit more effort into the selection of fresh food choices and hotel rooms.
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- Also Known As:
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- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Lucea