Daughter and my spouse and I recently visited the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for five days. For all those of you who don’t know where Puerto Vallarta is, it is located on the central western coast of Mexico (Pacific Ocean), roughly a 45-minute flight from Mexico City.
We Travelled with a stopover at Dallas/Ft with American Airlines from Miami.
Worth, but in addition, there are direct flights from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Mexico City and more.
Pools and Lagoon
Our time spent at this all-inclusive hotel was memorable in so many ways — by the warm hospitality throughout our stay, to the stunning scenery, along with the child-friendly air. If you choose to reserve Below are a few of the things.
With 300 meters of beach, there are plenty of water activities at the hotel. The Pacific Coast is well known. Following a quick lesson in the instructor, I attempted a great way to exercise balancing my entire body and paddle boarding for the first time which I found to be a very relaxing.
A couple days after I also had another original — browsing! It is something I always wanted to do because we don’t have the big waves, but at my hometown of Miami it is extremely difficult. After about one hour of browsing, I had worked up a major appetite (thankfully the hotel has several restaurants to choose from).
Besides paddle fishing and surfing, the hotel offers also the ability and catamarans to reserve tasks in the area like horseback riding, whale watching tours, fishing expeditions and sailing.
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa includes three pools. All umbrellas, sunbeds, shower and towels are included in your room price. The kids’ pool has been amazing for our daughter who enjoyed the water slides, waterfall and characteristics.
Close to the kids’ pool would be the most important pool of the hotel with a bar and over 2,400 square meters of crystal water to swim. It was popular amongst guests, although we did not spend much time there.
The infinity pool on the deck is intended for adults. A bar, cool audio and a lot of sunbeds make it the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy a relaxing swim.
If you would rather be in the sea, the resort has a beautiful walled-off saltwater lagoon which provides a serene and secure swimming experience for both kids and adults. The lagoon is a great choice since the sea waves can be somewhat intense. We especially loved that our daughter could sit up in the end and perform safely in the water.
The hotel’s Zentropia Spa provides the chance to unwind and unwind with many different wellness treatment and services such as vapor baths, clay treatment, facials and aromatherapy sessions, paraffin treatments, massages and more.
My body massage was so epic! I came out and experienced several different massage techniques rested from head to toe.
For us, the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa includes several restaurants on the home serving both global and Mexican dishes up. All your food is included in your stay, which means you’ll get the chance to try of the restaurants in case you so wish since the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa is all-inclusive.
El Bosque is your main buffet restaurant at the hotel and also the only one that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We had breakfast here each morning and lunch on most days. We ate dinner at each of the different restaurants to try out them. What I adored here would be the freshly squeezed juices and big selection of breakfast things — from chilaquiles with tomatillo salsa, to pancakes with syrup — they had it all.
Portofino is your Italian restaurant located close to the Main Pool, that serves up classic Italian favorites such as steak Carpaccio and spaghetti Bolognese. I had been advocated the osso buco, so I had to try it for myself. This was tender and packed with taste.
Bambu offers Asian-style diningTable.
It is located one floor above El Bosque. Menu choices include a cold buffet, stir fry dishes, tempura and beef. We purchased spring rolls, tempura vegetables along with many different sushi rolls.
Viva Mexico has to be my favorite restaurant on the house, both for the festive vibe and the outstanding Mexican specialties. It boasts amazing views across the infinity pool and the sea. The guacamole is prepared in the table and made as hot (or not spicy) as you would like. The other standout was the shrimp aguachile (ceviche with chili) along with also the breaded grilled cheese. My daughter especially loves the mariachi coming into our table and serenading us to get my 32nd birthday.
Ribs & More is a carnivore’s dream come true — broiled steaks and large sides functioned under a huge thatched roof. This restaurant that was Tex-Mex that was open-air has a vast assortment of ribs and beef cuts, all prepared to your liking. The rib eye was served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables and outstanding.
When a vehicle from Vallarta Adventures picked us up from the 25, my day trip to the Islas Marietas started off early in the afternoon. We drove into Nuevo Vallarta where we boarded a ship with a few passengers led into the Islas Marietas, that will be comprised of 3 chief islands and 6 cenotes, forming .
The 3 main islands are referred to as round, long and small as a result of their shape. Before going to the beach that is hidden after a ship ride it was time to get some snorkeling. The islands include a national park and are painstakingly protected, which explains why guests aren’t permitted to apply sun screen there.
Following a half-hour of snorkeling, then it was time to visit the hidden beach! They requested us to put on a helmet and life jacket before swimming through an underwater cave (only possible during low tide). Once on the opposite side, the view is more magnificent. You are only permitted to be there for 30 minutes, but it is well worth the attempt.
Is a beach town just 25 minutes north of the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa, to Sayulita. What was once a quiet fishing village has become a world class surf destination, hosting surf contests throughout the year. It is a great spot to do some shopping and have lunch, even when you’re not coming to surf.
We started off by visiting all of the street sellers and boutique enclosing the plaza. I especially enjoyed of the street murals around the town. If you’re trying to find a excellent lunch spot with beach views, then I highly suggest Don Pedros. It is just steps from the beach and the shrimp tacos were superb!
We unfortunately did not have time to see Puerto Vallarta city whilst at the area, but it is another day excursion you could do if staying in Punta de Mita. Some things to get you can find stroll the Malecón oceanfront promenade which runs along Banderas Bay, take a look at the Our Lady of Guadelupe Church in downtown and do some shopping at one of Puerto Vallarta’s many markets.
My stay at the Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa has been a mixture of relaxation and experience, and that’s exactly what creates Mexico such a excellent destination for couples families or friends traveling together. Solo travelers will find it difficult to become bored. My spouse and I were worried of traveling together with our one-year-old because we weren’t sure if she’d have”kid stuff” to do, however, the hotel had us covered.
She had been playing at the mini club created for kids off all ages , when she was not at the pool. They are completely equipped with DVD’s, play mats, toys , theatre stage, arts and crafts projects and tons of other things to keep the kids occupied. Last but not least, she had a blast at the Raggs character breakfast with all the other families.
I need to provide a sincere thanks to Andros and also Daniel and his staff for making our stay memorable and comfortable — a family vacation for the books!