By Theresa DeMaria
By Theresa DeMaria
UPON ENTERING THE Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, my first impression was the beautiful modern design, and my second impression was that many families are staying here—families with young children, multi-generational families, and families with friends and their families.
I think this speaks to the fact the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa is family friendly.
With so many amenities, it’s not hard to see why. This upscale Costa Mujeres resort was officially inaugurated as one of most luxurious and sophisticated all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean.
Forget any preconceptions you might have about all-inclusive. No tacky plastic wrist bands and no watered-down drinks here. This property offers 5-star services, dining, and accommodation, yet with the convenience of all-inclusive. Dining encompasses Mexican, Italian, Asian, and international favorites—with restaurants and bars for all tastes. You could enjoy a new dining experience every night during a one-week vacation. Your bar choices include a swim-up bar, beach bars, sports bar, lobby bar, a sky bar, and more are all included during your stay.
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa takes family holidays to the next level. Stunning pools, landscaped gardens, and a white sandy beach makes for a spectacular setting.
It’s a sprawling luxury resort with a little bit of everything for everyone, including those vacationing without families. After all, it is a 5-star beachfront hotel that happens to be in a privileged spot of Mexican Caribbean, Costa Mujeres beach, and is only 30 min away from the town of Cancún and its international airport.
Two messages were clearly delivered during my short stay at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa. The first was top notch customer service. Every staff member had a smile and was more than eager to make your stay the best experience you can possibly have.
Second, this is a uber Eco-friendly resort—from electric carts to an electric boat water cab, you will find that great effort was taken to respect the local and worldwide environment at the resort. The natural environment is reflected in the resort’s contemporary architecture with innovative use of vertical gardens, as well as a central lagoon that allows guests to shuttled from room to restaurant or from spa to bar aboard skippered electric boats. It’s a fun way to get around if you don’t fancy walking or taking one of the chauffeured buggies.
Guest suites are well designed and elegantly furnished, including many with a large terrace. In addition to the suites, there are fabulous swim-up suites and duplex loft suites. Families can also expect lots of thoughtful touches for their kids from beach kits to their own towels and robes. If you’re looking for VIP service, then opt for the “Family Selection” for an enhanced premium experience with access to the best sports facilities, fine-dining restaurants, an upgraded all-inclusive offering, and access to select facilities as the adults-only TRS Coral Hotel.
I was impressed with the volume of activities you can enjoy during your stay. The Grand Palladium features seven restaurants and four swimming pools, one of them exclusively for children.
The setting, at the northeast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is a place of real natural beauty. Make the most of the Caribbean location with activities such as snorkeling and diving. If you’re looking for the Caribbean as it used to be, the pristine protected beaches and the island national park of Isla Contoy are a very short excursion away—all magical.
Are you a tennis-aholic? The Grand Palladium also has the best tennis facilities of any hotel in the world, the new Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre Costa Mujeres with eight clay tennis courts, a football pitch, a paddle court, gym, a Rafa Nadal exhibition and shop, and a bar/cafeteria.
Here is where specialist coaches from the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor provide unique tennis programs for all ages, which have been developed by Nadal and his technical team.
In addition, the resort offers impressive spa facilities, luxury water circuit, and extensive treatment list at the world-class Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness Centre. It’s a two-story, dedicated space with an immense water-circuit, a sun terrace, infinite pool, juice bar, steam room, ice cave, salt cave, sauna, and weightless floating pool which I had always wanted to try. The rooftop juice bar with private pool was the optimal spot to watch the sunset.
Between the crystal-clear turquoise waters and breathtaking views, the innovative cuisine, modern suites, and a multitude of entertainment options and activities, this made for an epic Mexican Caribbean getaway.