Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa

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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Fruit basket with bottle of champagne, 15% off on massages, a $400 resort coupon per room, and room upgrade (subject to availability).

Located in Riviera Maya's village of Akumal, Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa is situated within lush tropical gardens along a private white sand beach along the Caribbean Sea. Modern luxurious rooms offer comfort and a variety of views and locations. Relax at the state-of-the-art Spa, experience fine dining and endless cocktails, and snorkel or kayak through the turquoise waters.

Enjoy access to five freshwater pools and one kids waterpark around the complex, and enjoy amenities including umbrellas, sunbeds, and towel service. Two quiet pools are set in lush tropical vegetation, one beside the spa. Enjoy access to nine a la carte restaurants, including Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian, and Brazilian, as well as five buffet restaurants, and 26 bars around the complex.

The children will stay entertained with endless activities available for all ages. The youngest ones will enjoy the Baby Club for ages 1-3, while the Mini Club offers activities and games for ages 4-12. The Black & White Juniors' Club (13+) offers a video games lounge, pool tables, and a weekly disco. While the kids are entertained, parents can relax at the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness Center. In addition to exclusive and personalized services (fee), the spa also features a gymnasium with modern exercise equipment. Stay active with a variety of sports, including volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, and archery. Don't miss the shows, live music, karaoke tournaments, and games every night in the theater.

Nature lovers will enjoy the crocodile habitat with an exhibition of their feeding. Grand Palladium Resorts in Riviera Maya have been awarded the certifications EarthCheck Silver, Travelife Gold, MARTI (Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative), and the Kuoni Green Planet for their environmental policies.

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Located 3 miles from Akumal on Playa Kantenah.


Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 9

Swim-up Bar
Access to 8 freshwater pools and 1 seawater pool. Free umbrellas, sunbeds, shower, and towel service.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This resort offers spacious and luxurious rooms, a full-service state-of the-art spa, magnificent beach, and gourmet dining. All the guests have full use of the resort facilities of the neighboring Palladium resorts, except The Royal Suites Yucatan. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 413
Year Opened: 2002 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
Spacious, comfortable suite with two double beds or one king bed. Includes the same facilities as standard rooms, plus a double sofa bed. Ideally located close to the beach and pool areas. Max. occupancy: 5 guests.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Ideal for couples, suite includes one king bed, a large balcony or terrace with beautiful garden views, and a living area. Room also features a private exterior Mayan shower, a private entrance, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Spacious, comfortable suite with two double beds or one king bed. Includes the same facilities as standard rooms, plus a double sofa bed. Ideally located close to the beaach and pool areas. Max. occupancy: 4 guests.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Includes one king bed or two double beds, and a furnished balcony or terrace with garden views. These rooms are centrally located with easy access to the central building and the restaurant areas. Max. occupancy: 4 guests.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Suites are the ideal accommodation for a relaxing vacation a few meters from the beach or their main pool. They have a comfortable terrace with a hammock and their Mayan outdoor shower.
Other Amenities -
There are 11 Restaurants at Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa:
Kabah - Buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Includes a wide variety of dishes, in addition to a salad and dessert bar.
Tikal - Buffet restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
La Adelita - Mexican a la carte restaurant.
Punta Emilia - Open air seafood restaurant. Open for dinner from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
El Gran Azul - Buffet restaurant with outdoor dining at Grand Palladium Kantenah and Colonial.
Portofino - Traditional pasta dishes, pizza, and Mediterranean cuisine. Open for dinner from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
La Hacienda - Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Mare Nostrum - Mediterranean a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
Rodizio - Authentic Brazilian Rodizio restaurant. Open for dinner from 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
La Laguna - Buffet located at the Grand Palladium White Sand.
El Dorado - A la carte steak house. Enjoy premium cuts grilled and served with flavorful side dishes.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
A daily program of sports and entertainment are available on the beach and at the pool. Enjoy PlayStation, pool, table tennis, treasure hunts, mini golf, gymnasium.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shows, live music, karaoke tournaments, and more.
Baby Club for ages 1-3, "El Ranchito" Mini Club for ages 4-12, and Black & White Junior's Club for ages 13-19
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
151 Recommend
151 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful week in paradise
Trip35252, Vancouver
Sat Jan 19 07:26:47 EST 2019
Just got home from a week at Grand Palladium Kantenah during which we had our wedding. There are a lot of wonderful things about this resort and overall we loved it and had a really great time. The resort is set in a mangrove forest and it is really stunning. At the Kantenah side, little paths take you through the forest and there is no shortage of wildlife every where you go, from tons of cats and kittens in the jungle to the agoutis and coatis, birds, flamingos, iguanas and lizards, a multitude of colourful fish in the coral reef right off the beach, stingrays, sea turtles, and the parrots and crocodiles they have in captivity there. We did a lot of walking as it is a big resort but they have shuttles going around all the time if you want a ride. The wildlife was a major highlight for us, and a good reason to go back. The beach is absolutely stunning, I am not sure what people who dont like the beach are coming from, it is gorgeous. There are multiple large shallow torquoise water areas for swimming, and then tons of coral reef to snorkel in and explore right of the beach. We saw so many fish, sea turtles and stingrays and loved it. Some days the water was a bit choppier due to faster winds, other days it was so calm and lovely and we spent entire days hanging out in the shallow water. There are a few rocks but really hardly any and no seaweed except for one day there was a little. The beach is also huge so if one section is not to your liking just walk down it a bit and find a better section. The Kantenah end had great swimming and always a ton of sun chairs available with natural palm tree shade, the colonial section was busier and the white sands end was a bit stinky from old sea weed from the summer months that they dumped at that end so we always hung out at the Kantenah end. The pools are extensive, we didnt even see all of them. The main pool is huge and has lots of activiity during the day, there are quieter small pools if you want more quiet. We are beach people so didnt spend any time at the pools. The food was better than other all inclusives we have been to in the past but not 5 star obviously, The main buffets served breakfast and had pretty much everything you could need including make your own mimosa and cesear stations. For lunch we went to the pool buffet which had a smaller selection but decent choices, or we ordered made to order food from the beach bar which was our favoirte daytime eating spot as they have more mexican choices like quesidillas and fajitas, For the restaurants we, tired the ribs restaurant, the steak house, the thai restaurant, the tepennyaki restaurant, the brazilian restaurant, the buffet the first night, a private dinner on our wedding night, and the chic cabaret 7 course dinner. Our favorites were the steak house, thai restaurant, and tepennyaki. The restautnat food was decent over all and there are more restaurants we didnt try as well. The reservation system was a little weird, you dont need a reservation apparently but most nights we made them due to having a big group. Not sure if we got special treatment for that since we were a wedding group. One night we went without a reservation and had to wait 20 min and then got in. About the chic show, it was fabulous and highly recommend it. We didnt love the food but the show made it worth the $100 charge to go (for non TRS people). Because myself and my husband were the bride and groom we got to go for free which was awesome. The rooms were very nce, we had a romance villa suite which had an outdoor shower, bidet, large bathroom with big tub and double sinks, king size bed and hammock on a large balcony. Cleaning services and restocking was good for us although we heard other people had issues. We left tips most days. Drinks were good although a little sweet for my tastes, not super strong which is probably better when youre drinking throughout the day. Some higher end liquors available. We also had some fun at the sports centre where they have tons of sports you can play including shuffle board and mini golf. We had a massage at the spa which was very nice. The few downsides we found to the trip were that the service was not as friendly or helpful as other resorts we been too, it was still good but just not great compared to our other experiences. Things were also different compared to who you talked to, for instance one reception person told us we had access to the TRS side and the chic show for free since we had gold wrist bands, the next day another guy said our gold wrist bands just meant we were the bride and groom and gave us non of those perks. Check in was a bit confusing with a bunch of groups with the same last name since our family was all staying there. Restaurant service was over all very good. Knowing more spanish would definitely have helped as a lot of the employees dont know a lot of english. One other downside was that there is no disco so not a lot to do late at night if you are not interested in the shows. However they did have some activites going on in the colonial lobby and apparently there are some beach parties on some days but we never knew what days or where they were. Our actual wedding was really fun, we did have some disappointments with the food and difficulties in the long distance planning process, and it rained that day but over all had so much fun with our family and firends it didnt really matter. We would definilty go back to this resort and have heard the TRS section is really nice and has amazing service so will maybe try that out next time.

Everything you need at a resort
Sunshine59230859744, Vancouver, Canada
Tue Jan 15 20:29:42 EST 2019
Such a clean, efficient and friendly place! Anyone who has something bad to say about their stay has something wrong witH them! They go above and beyond here!Just to name a few employees:Filimena LuciaMarioMario’s SonSantiagoMosesDiegoHugoAdrianGamboa

Disappointing, was not worth the cost
L A, New York City, New York
Tue Jan 15 10:47:39 EST 2019
- Food was not good. Not even in the specialty restaurants. - The buffet style dining halls were not well managed. There was always an unnecessary line to get seated even though tables were open. - We called concierge to have items sent to our room, like toothpaste, bedding. we either didn't get it or it came a day or two later. - Checking in was a disaster. We booked and paid through The hotel did not see us as having paid for the accommodations. They said they would call on the following Monday but if they couldn't sort it out we would need to pay again. They insisted on taking a carbon copy of a credit card AND they insisted that we sign it. Absolutely ridiculous. They also gave us the wrong room. We had booked a junior suite with two beds and couch pullout. They have us one with one bed.

Best accommodations
Kathygala, New York City, New York
Sun Jan 13 12:05:56 EST 2019
If you want top notch service you won’t be disappointed. We had the best food choices , great entertainment. Live music at pool area,cooking classes,tecila tasting , The best New Years party night. Ice sculpture ,best food choices (lobsters,steak..) chocolate sculptures. The beach is not more swimming lots of rocks and sign to watch for sting rays but everything else will make up for that . Diana for expédia local expert at the hotel was amazing , Chef Valeria was outstanding and hector the waiter was very good. Also Diana form the entertainment was very good as well in general great staff !

Just Average
herzogslh, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fri Jan 11 06:31:27 EST 2019
We booked a 6 day stay in the Romance Villa on the Kantenah side of the resort. Upon our arrival, the receptionist had let us know that we received a complimentary upgrade to TRS into a Junior Suite. As we had done our research on the Romance Villa and paid the price to upgrade we weren’t interested in transferring to TRS as it was very secluded and far from everything and the Junior Suite was a step down from our Romance Villa. I told the receptionist that we wanted to stay with our original room and she became pushy which was a red flag for us. I refused again and she got irritated and had to bring her coworker over that was less than pleased that they had to redo our room paperwork as they had been so sure we would say yes to the “upgrade.” The hotel itself and other wait staff were pretty good but there were a lot of little things that really gave us a bad impression: 1. We were unable to get into our room when we first arrived and it was down pouring outside. A maintenance tech had to come by to swap out the key card reader. Because of the heavy rain, the power in our unit was also out. This wasn’t terrible as it was still light out but it was extremely hot and the cleaners had left the mini fridge open so we were unable to get a cold drink or go anywhere due to the rain. The ice machine near our villa was broken as well and was never repaired after I called about it. We walked near some other rooms to find a different machine but that was also broken. 2. Our minifridge was not refilled consistently. We only had one bottle of water the first day we checked in so by the next day we had nothing left. I called several times and the receptionist stated that someone would be over in 10 minutes. We left and went to the beach and came back several hours later. The minifridge was STILL not refilled. I called back very upset as we had NOTHING to drink and it’s not safe to drink the tap water. I called again the the receptionist acted like she knew nothing about it but said that someone would be over within 10 minutes and if not, she would give me a call back. No one came again and no one called after 30 minutes so my husband and I had to physically walk over to the reception desk to demand that we had things to drink in our room. The receptionist looked very annoyed and said that her colleague had just left to go do it. It seems like there was a constant lack of communication. 3. Our room had was very musty and smelled moldy. We understood that we were in a jungle and that it was very humid so we didn’t complain. However, you’d think they would invest in a dehumidifier for the room. I started having breathing problems after sleeping at night, but as soon as I would get fresh air away from my room, I would feel better. 4. Certain items in our room were broken and needed to be tightened or replaced. We were able to get our shower bar reinstalled but after seeing their handiwork (the bar was wobbly and usable) we were fed up with calling/requesting repairs for anything else we found. 5. The food was average and forgettable. The room service was better than most of the food we had but even that is lacking. We had better food on our excursions than at the resort. The pools were nice and so were each of the bars. But I wouldn’t choose this resort again.

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