My wife and I and our 2 adult sons(20 and 24) just returned and we all loved it there. Make sure you take your thermal mugs (I bought 8 at the dollar store before leaving) and enjoy all the crazy drinks they make. We tried Banana Coladas, Dirty Monkees, Hummingbirds, Miami Vices, Mudslides, Strawberry Daquiris etc. Make sure you try the Rum Cream on ice also. We got hooked on them, have the bartender drop a shot of rum in them, they will make whatever you want.
We stayed on the beach near the activity center in the mornings where the surf crashed off the big rocks. Plenty of lounges and near the bar,bathroom, music, and fun they have there. In the afternoon we headed over to Sunset Cove Beach for the peddleboats, kayaks, snorkeling and swimming. Make sure you try the Whole Crispy Fish served at the Poseidon Restaurant there. They also serve Paella and Jerk Chicken in a shack right on the beach.
Every night we tried a diferent ala carte rest. We liked them all, but enjoyed Lotus(Asian) the most, followed by Poseidon and Jamaican. Charlies Steakhouse just OK. One night there was an hour wait for the Italian so we walked down to Poseidon and right in to a great meal. The waiter there said they were revamping the menu and trying to get more people down there. It is a bit away from the rest. Worth the walk. Our longest wait for dinner was about 30 min. but they give you a pager and there are bars right there. We enjoyed taking our drinks out to one of the many open air sitting areas.
After dinner every night, we went to the Infinity Bar. All the bands were good, but don't miss the Steel Drum Band. For us it was Wednesday night. At one point they played Eye Of The Tiger for over an hour and had dancers from from the activty center and show all taking a turn. It was fantastic. It was 420 friendly there also and we partook with our drinks.
We din't spend much time in the room, but it was better than expected from the reviews, as was the whole place. We tipped our maid and mini bar guy a couple bucks each day and always had everything we needed. We also tipped our waiters and various bartenders because we wanted to.
Reggae Tours has a Grand Palladium Special. Took all 4 of us roundtrip to and from airport for $100. in a private van. We were 8 hours late getting there due to various airline problems such as broken planes and no planes, but it was no prob. Also called to leave an hour early to shop at airport(50 shops), also no prob. Try a Jamaican beef patty at airport deli, I would have brought a case of frozen ones home but didn't have a non-stop flight.
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