Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa

­čĹëGrand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa

"Grand" it certainly is: With 14 restaurants, 25 bars and nine pools, the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa shares prime real estate with four other all-inclusive properties under the Palladium umbrella.

However, guests say this branch is quieter than the adjacent Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa, which visitors say attracts a younger, louder crowd. But whether you're here for the laid-back atmosphere or the hotel's lively locale (about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum along the Riviera Maya coast), you'll find plenty to do. 

Past visitors especially enjoy the age-appropriate programming for toddlers to teens at the kids clubs, along with complimentary access to archery and tennis equipment.

And if you're looking to unwind, soothe sore muscles at the Zentrop├şa Palladium Spa & Wellness center (treatments do cost extra) or take a siesta in your Spanish colonial-style digs. Suites are outfitted with hydro-massage Jacuzzi tubs, satellite TVs and furnished terraces.