Resort Review: Grand Palladium and Royal Suites by Palladium in Puerto Vallarta

On my recent Funjet Fam trip to Puerto Vallarta one of the most interesting properties we inspected was the Grand Palladium and the Royal Suites by Palladium (one property, two resorts). The Royal Suites is a boutique adult-only resort and the Grand Palladium is a larger family resort. Both properties are very different from each other, with the Royal Suites being much quieter and more relaxing.

When we rolled up I was confused about which resort we were at. We were at the Royal Suites lobby, which is pretty small. They brought us some yummy blended mojito drink – unfortunately I can’t remember what they called it now, but it was a perfectly refreshing summer drink. That’s another nice thing about these site inspections – they usually go all out and give us little gifts and drinks upon arrival.

While I personally would stay at the Royal Suites because of the lack of children, I would also recommend the Grand Palladium. It does have one adult-only pool which really helps, and it also has the majority of the restaurants that both resorts have access to. The coolest feature is that it has an actual zoo, or I suppose you could call them animal sanctuaries. Monkeys, ostriches, and more – it’s the perfect feature for kids besides the small water park by the main pool. I also liked how all the walkways were covered and how jungle-y it was. The biggest problem is that it’s quite hilly and tough to walk around, so if you have knee problems I would steer clear of these resorts (there aren’t any elevators at either resort a ground floor isn’t guaranteed). Both resorts have super comfy beds (memory foam) in every room so that’s definitely a plus!

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Lobby bar at the Royal Suites

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Nice tub but no privacy in the bathroom area – so you can’t bathe without the other person leaving the room, if you’re conscious about that. Good to know.

 

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Royal Suites pool. Nice and calm.

 

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Transitioning into the Grand Palladium from the Royal Suites.
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Handy map of the grounds.
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Love this zoo at the Grand Palladium! So awesome for kids.
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Main pool at the Grand Palladium

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They have an awesome kids’ club!

 

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Overlooking the ocean and the adults’ only pool at the Grand Palladium.

 

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One very cool feature of these two resorts is a natural saltwater pool, pictured here. This way you can get in the ocean and not worry about the current!

 

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