Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa is a massive beachfront resort with just about every amenity, service, and activity possible. The resort was built with respect to the landscape and plants, so there is still plenty of tropical vegetation throughout the grounds including the gardens that the rooms look out onto. The resort has special programming for kids age one and up, and touches like a spa and the Sunset Boulevard Discotheque for adults, so everyone inclduing families, couples, and travelers on business will enjoy a stay at Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa.

Active guests should find exactly what they're looking for at this all-inclusive destination, as they will enjoy access to an impressive selection of outdoor possibilities. Whatever you're searching for, whether it's excitement on land or in the ocean, this beachfront location has got it all. If you're trying to plan for a special occasion, or if you're coming with a group, this hospitable property may be the perfect location.

Situated in the northeastern outskirts of Akumal, Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive complex, welcomes visitors who want to stay in this part of the Riviera Maya.


Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa has 324 Spanish colonial style suites and junior suites that can accommodate up to five guests comfortably. Each suite is fitted with the best amenities and a strong attention to detail and include air conditioning, ceiling fan, Jacuzzi, private bathroom with shower and hydromassage tub, bathrobe and slippers, private terrace with furniture, daily replenished minibar, in-room safe, satellite television with pay-per-view, direct dial telephone, coffee and tea makers, pillow menu, magnification mirror, hairdryer, MP3 player and alarm clock, iron, and ironing board.

Grand Palladium Riviera is a very large location with 324 units. A good selection of amenities and plenty of on-site activity make this huge complex a hit with those who want their trip to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean to be full of choices. In terms of overall merit, we have awarded this resort a three and a half star rating.

A partial list of the in-room conveniences available for visitors at Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa include:

  • Shower
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Iron
  • Toilet
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Bathrobe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Private Bath
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Terrace
  • TV Remote Control
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • Rollaway Beds
  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath Tub
  • Mini Bar
  • Balcony

If you want to confirm exactly what comes with your room, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Grand Palladium Resorts has professional entertainers that organize live shows and music as well as games every night. These entertainers also organize friendly tournaments in billiards, table tennis, PlayStation, sand castle building, treasure hunt, and karaoke. There are daily sports and entertainment activities on the beach and at the pool, and guests can enjoy a variety of sports throughout the day including soccer, volleyball, paddle ball, darts, mini golf, aerobics, aqua-gym, basketball, badminton, tennis, shuffleboard, petanque, BB guns, riflery, and archery. Being a beachfront resort, you'd expect a variety of watersports to be available, and you'd be right; the resort provides snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing pedal boats, and catamaran sailing as complimentary services as well as SCUBA diving, deep sea fishing, excursions, and courses in windsurfing and sailing for extra fees. Additionally, the resort features seven freshwater pools, one seawater pool, a private pool with built-in Jacuzzi and waiter service, a VIP beach area with Bali beds and waiter service, golf cart shuttle service, event and meeting rooms, the adults-only Sunset Boulevard Discotheque, and even a crocodile habitat with a feeding exhibition.

The Renova Spa and Wellness center is a complete facility and experience with exclusive and personalized services as well as extra facilities like modern gymnasium, Jacuzzi, wet and dry sauna, pool, hydromassage, waterfalls, eco-meditative cold bath, relax area, and vapor baths. A variety of massages are available, including Swedish, couple's, sports, Vichy, and reflexology, as well as facial and body treatments and exfoliations and other various therapies. There are also beauty treatments like waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Most facilities and treatments are included in the all-inclusive packaging, but some may incur extra fees.

The list below gives some other amenities on-site:

  • Basketball
  • Playroom
  • Shopping Mall
  • FAX
  • Sports Available
  • Hiking/Nature Walk
  • Wind Surfing
  • Courtyard
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Movies
  • Gift Shop
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Live Entertainment
  • Miniature Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Shuffleboard
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Scuba Diving
  • Boutiques
  • Snorkeling

Since the specifics tend to change, it's best to contact the lodging if you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival. Visit this page to read our complete article about the activities and recreation opportunities that Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa offers.


Grand Palladium Resorts features dining that is not only exquisite but extensive. In addition to the gourmet far of El Jardin Restaurant, there are eight other outstanding a la carte restaurants that cover a wide swath of themes including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, international, steak and grill house, barbecue, Japanese, and Mediterranean. There are also five buffet-style restaurants with show cooking. And if the restaurant selections were extensive, the bar options are baffling; there are 26 total bars around the complex. And when guests simply can't bring themselves to leave their room, 24-hour room service will oblige.

In addition to on-location dining options, those looking for further culinary diversity may also want to think about the area's other nearby restaurant choices. Guests looking for a bite to eat will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants in the vicinity. It can be helpful to find out if there are suitable options in the area, even though Grand Palladium Riviera offers some tempting choices of their own. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

The guest services -- including the ones below -- are offered to help you keep your entire time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean easy and enjoyable.

  • Express Check In
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Express Check Out
  • Doctor On Call
  • Nursery for Children
  • Turndown Service
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry/Valet
  • Theater Desk
  • Maid Service
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Currency Exchange

This property also has a few invaluable business amenities, perfect for people who must bring along business or attend meetings in this region.

  • Conference Facilities
  • FAX
  • Business Center
  • Group Friendly
  • Computer
  • Meeting Facility
  • Audio Visual Equipment


There are many attractions located near Grand Palladium Riviera. Some of the closest attractions are Jungle Place, X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area, and Aktun Chen Cave System. Because this resort is located right on Hidden Beach, this property is a perfect fit for sun-bathers and watersports fanatics. Beyond the lodging, Half Moon Bay Beach offers another area to explore.

The resort is situated near Akumal, a beautiful destination for sightseers to learn about and explore Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

For the full discussion of what you'll find near Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez at Km, 256-100, Akumal, Mexico

General: +52 9848 772100



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