My girlfriend and I stayed here over the New Years Eve holiday. We read tons of reviews and was slightly nervous coming. However we found a grate price and decided to give it a try and we couldn't have been happier. My girlfriend and I are 25 and 26 from the New York area 30 minutes north of Manhattan and we couldn't have been happier. The resort was beautiful and clean. The resort is huge and we truly enjoyed the little works to each villa,beach, restaurant it is Jamaica it is beautiful to walk around and enjoy the fresh warm air especially when it is cold and wintery back home! You can pay $10 extra day for a better view but since in our previous travels we never spent much time in the room we decided not to upgrade the room. Our room was clean the bed was fine I had no problem sleeping neither did my girlfriend it is your standard hotel/resort bed & pillows. The pools were clean and I saw staff cleaning the pools in the morning and throughout the day. There was a bar at every pool and close by to every beach they do put the drinks in small plastic cups however you are allowed to bring your own cup and they will gladly fill it up no matter what size cup. They have cups at the resort gift shop for sale we didn't mind getting up every so often to get a drink especially because we hung out at the adults only beach Coral Beach which is just a quick walk up a ramp to the bar. If you are a pool person you are in luck as the bar is steps from each pool. My only complaints were the towel situation was hit or miss you needed to get up early in the am to get a towel and/or explore the resort to find them which I didn't mind. The other problem was the restaurant situation. Depending on your booking into the Hotel some people could make reservations other people which included us we couldn't make reservations. We needed to get to the restaurant by 6:30-7PM and needed to wait at least an hour to be seated which we didn't mind after finding out on the first night that it is the case at each restaurant. The upside is each restaurant has a bar in the waiting area the downside is you needed to be there early to wait. The other complaint about food which isn't major is that you need to wait to be seated for buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner. I didn't understand that since it is a buffet but still not a major inconvenience. The last small inconvenience was the water/beer situation in the room they fridge is small so only 2 waters and 2 beers fit in the fridge we tipped our maid daily she managed to fit 3 of each in the fridge after a tip. We called for room service to restock and they did however they only come with 2/2 unless you specify otherwise. Also they run on island time so it took about 30 minutes which I could careless b/c I was on vacation and was extremely relaxed the entire time thanks to the Grand Palladium and there wonderful staff. Our complaints were minor in our opinions as the entire trip was amazing! While at there we got a couples massage and spent part of the day at the spa pool/jacuzzis. The massage was great and the price was $160 grand total without tip for the massage which we thought was more than reasonable. Also they offer a moonlight dinner for 2 for an additional $200 which I highly recommend. My girlfriend loved it and I thoroughly enjoyed it and believe it was worth every penny. You book at guest services they give you 3 locations to choose from and you are the only couple at that location it is 3 course with wine and champagne. Overall I would recommend this to anyone and everyone would definitely come back and/or book another vacation at a grand palladium resort.
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- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
- Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa Lucea