Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa

ADVERTORIAL • October 2023

Seeking winter sun? Sorted

A big, healing dose of winter sunshine is in order, and Palladium Hotels & Resorts is here to host you in style. But which of these spectacular Mexican retreats is for you?


In a sentence: A family-friendly oasis on an idyllic Riviera Maya beach, with no hidden costs.

Location: A stress-free 90 minutes’ drive from Cancun’s international airport.


Rooms we rate: A total of 406 guest rooms cover generous Deluxe Garden rooms with balconies, romantic Poolside Junior Suites with hammocks and the swish Romance Villa Suite, with its terrace whirlpool tub. Styling is rustic chic, with vivid printed fabrics, terracotta paint and natural wood furniture.

The pool factor: Six pools mean room to splash, play or swim laps as you please. Try the Kids’ Water Park for guilt-free chaos or slink away to the adults-only El Secreto hydromassage pool. Join aqua aerobics in the vast main pool, or head there at golden hour for a drink at the swim-up bar.

Beach, please! Snorkel gear, catamarans, kayaks and pedal boats are all complimentary on the resort’s white sands – a swathe of the turquoise-lapped Playa Kantenah.

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Dinner time: The all-inclusive Infinite Indulgence® programme goes above and beyond, with 14 restaurants – including nine à la carte options – and 21 bars. La Adelita is top of mind for authentic Mexican dishes, but El Dorado steakhouse and Japanese teppanyaki spot Sumptuori are just as popular.

Family finesse: Need time to yourself? A Baby Club (children 1-3) and Mini Club (4-12) are staffed by childcare professionals from 9am to 5pm, with imagination-capturing evening shows and story-time sessions featuring TV’s Raggs characters. There’s even a teens’ club hangout for 13-18-year-olds, with video games, table football and disco nights.

Spa gazing: The vast Zentropia Spa has sauna and steam baths to soothe your limbs after a day of active fun, a hydrotherapy circuit and chillout zone. Try the papaya-pineapple body wrap or Hydra-Cloud facial to pamper skin after a week in the sun.

Don’t miss: Dinner out at one of the resort’s sibling resorts, Grand Palladium Kantenah or Grand Palladium White Sand – it’s included in your Infinite Indulgence® board.

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In a sentence: An adults-only hideaway for spa time, beach club lounging and upmarket dinners.

Location: A 90-minute transfer from CUN airport, and 20 minutes’ drive from top snorkel spot Akumal.

Rooms we rate: There are 454 fully fitted suites, each with personalised mini-bar, butler service and 24-hour room service. Neutral, modern furnishings are pepped up with Caribbean blues and Art Deco light fixtures, while upper suites have marble hot tubs and plunge pools.

The pool factor: The hotel is home to three tranquil pools of its own, including the mellow Las Rocas saltwater infinity pool. If you want a little more buzz, you’re free to explore the six further pools at nearby Grand Palladium Colonial.

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Dinner time: Six à la carte restaurants mean you can mix it up between beach-club sushi, sizzling Argentinian steaks, high-end Italian dishes, French brasserie feasts and brunch with mimosas. If you need a change of pace, head next door to Grand Palladium Colonial for up to nine more restaurants to choose from.

Beach, please! Lying just south of Playa Katenah (and neighbouring Grand Palladium Colonial), TRS Yucatan’s guests can enjoy the sceney Helios Beach Club or stroll to the larger resort’s beach for a day on the pristine white sands, then retreat to their adults-only bubble for meals and spa time.

Peace and privacy: Palladium Resorts’ adults-only hideaway on the Yucatan Peninsula guarantees space, seclusion and quiet, whether you’re enjoying a romantic dinner or sunbathing post-spa.

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Spa gazing: A pampering session at Zentropia Spa & Wellness Centre is a must-do. Start with a workout at the top-spec gym before a soak in the series of heated whirlpools. Follow up with a romantic couples’ massage before grabbing a juice and a snack at Healthy Habits bar.

Don’t miss: An immersive night ‘out’ at Chic Cabaret (for an extra charge). This supper club with circus-style entertainment features a cast of 20 performers, accompanied by premium drinks and a gourmet multi-course menu.

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