Having just got back to reality after the best 2 weeks at Colonial palladium just wanted to write a quick review about the resort as i found other peoples comments really useful when decising to get married in Mexico!
We flew from the UK - 11 hour flight but well worth it. Having left Engalnd when it was snowing to get of the plane into 28C heat it was great!
The transfer to the hotel was easy and check in was really efficient. The place is massive and needed a lot of exploring.
We stayed from March 7th for 2 weeks and got married on the 14th. Everything was organised in an hour meeting with Rocio the Wedding coordinator - we had our own photographer a local mexican lady Claudia ------ who was superb. it was all so easy - after we had the blood tests etc, we were left to enjoy the rest of the holiday not having to worry about a thing!!
Now a bit about the resort.....
Food - well all i can say is superb, loads of choice in the buffet restaurants and always really fresh, trays of food get replaced really regularly even if they are not empty. The beach bar is also quite handy especially for late night munchies after a few tequilas!! They can not do enough for you and will prepare most things if asked!
The A La carte restaurants were also superb, especially the show table at the Japanese.
The pools are fantastic even though the main pool is quite deep - tha adult pool and the spa pool are also really nice, much more relaxing.
Entertainment is always available for the energetic. The evening shows are quite good - but got a bit bored of them after 2 weeks.
The resort as a whole is really clean, rooms were spacious, but try to get a room with a king size bed its massive.
For anyone who is thinking of getting married there it is amazing, get married on the beach, its quite nice to be able to get the breeze as it can get really hot.
Trips.....we went on a few trips and they were all superb.
Cozumel is well worth the trip - the eco park at Chankanaab is well worth going to - the snorkelling is amazing. Well worth going round to the other side of the island as the beaches are a lot more rugged and you avoid the crowds. Arrange a price with Taxi man first though can be quite pricey.
Xel-Ha - the highlight of our holiday - snorkeling in the lagoon was amazing look under the bridge near the sea trek there were massive grouper fish, glass eyed jack and parrot fish! Even saw about 3 rays one was massive.
ATV tours - Quad biking through the jungle and then swimming in a cenote, it was fantastic a really good morning.
Dolphin Discovery - what can I say, it was fantastic - the dolphins make you feel really relaxed. When they push you out of the water by your feet its great. Go to Puerto adventurs to do this as the area the dolphins are kept in was much bigger than at other places. It is worth buying the DVD great memories.
Anyway anyone who is planning to go you will have a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa is located on a spectacular, private Caribbean beach-front complex that boasts of 800 meters of white, fine sand and turquoise blue waters. Guests of the Grand Palladium Colonial are invited to use the facilities provided by the adjoining Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa, the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa, and the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, with the exception of the Royal Suite facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Palladium Colonial Hotel
- Hotel Grand Palladium Colonial
- Grand Palladium Mexico
- Palladium Colonial Resort
- Grand Palladium Spa
- Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico - Akumal