Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Why We Love This Hotel
- Oceanfront megaresort with massive infinity pool, spa and lots of activities
- Unlike most Caribbean hotels, the décor here is Roman-inspired with lots of marble and columns
- Pint-size pursuits include a splash park, mini golf and a Kids Club with organized activities
- Nice extras for families include a kids' splash park, mini golf and an active kids' club with crafts and games
The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort thinks big. This massive megaresort shares facilities with its sister resort, the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton, and the sprawling complex holds one of the island’s largest infinity pools. There’s over 86,000 square feet to splash around in at the main pool which hugs the central building and looks out onto the ocean.
From the outside, the building is a departure from the typical tropically-themed resorts. The Grand Palladium is Roman-inspired with two story columns, pillared balustrades and domes and pediments topping the ceilings. At strategic points throughout the pool, raised areas for lounging are easily identified by groupings of flat-topped pillars.
Inside, the classical style continues with replicas of ancient statues, arched doorways and traditional dark wood furnishings and décor. Rooms and suites could be a page out of an early aughts Ethan Allen catalog with crown molding, inlaid marble floors and red and gold bedspreads and trim.
Bathrooms are huge with giant soaking tubs, rainforest showers and almost as much space as the rooms. With all the activities on site, you probably won’t spend much time lounging in the room.
Families with little ones will seek out the splash park, mini golf and Kids Club for its organized activities like crafting and dance parties.
Honeymooners and couples can check out the spa services, or take in the verdant hills and craggy coastline of this part of the country. Although the resort is technically oceanside, the beach is narrow and somewhat rocky and past guests on TripAdvisor say it’s better for admiring then immersing.
Nine restaurants, a fitness center, a nightclub and evening entertainment round out the offerings here. If you’re looking to see a slice of authentic Jamaica, book an off-site excursion as the sleepy parish of Lucea is between Montego Bay and Negril with a 40-minute ride in either direction.