Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort | Mexico's Newest Master Planned Resort | Part One

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

Most people heading out of Cancun to tropical destinations on the Yucatan peninsula turn towards the “All-Inclusive rows”, in the state of Quintana Roo or farther south to the bohemian hip town of Tulum. However, 25 minutes north of Cancun and 10 miles from Isla Mujeres, is the small secluded area of Costa Mujeres where a new 1.4-acre master-planned community opened in October of 2018. The Palladium Hotel Group is owned by Grupo Empresas Matutes, an internationally renowned Spanish hotel chain that is the seventh largest in Spain with hotels in six countries and ten brands. Two of these brands, Grand Palladium Hotel & Resorts, opened a new development with two adjoining hotels, the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and the TRS Coral Hotel. Both Hotels offering something for each type of traveler.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

These hotels are divided by the Laguna de Chacmochuc Preserve that is the focal point of both resorts.  The Laguna serves as an innovative canal system that it’s eco-friendly and designed to transports you by boat between both resorts. You can enjoy the views of the surrounding mangroves on your way to each resort, if you chose not walk. Each hotel is unique with its own personality, offering a peaceful ambiance, comfort, and five star quality services.

 
 
 

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Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Phot by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

The Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa has an “adults only” section and a portion of the Suites are part of the company’s new “Family Selection Plan” program, while the TRS Hotel is adults only. The resorts have several pools, and together they have 19 bars, 15 restaurants, a tennis center, a spa facility, and the village mall. Both hotels have a modern architectural design and were constructed around mangroves with minimal environmental impact.

Grand Palladium

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres is the larger resort of the two and has a modern innovative architectural design.  The property is a family friendly resort that also caters to an “adults only” concept. The hotel consist of 670 suites, with 80 suites designated to the “family Plan” program. The hotel also has eight a la carte themed restaurants, two buffet restaurants, two show cooking restaurants, one premium quality coffee shop, 19 bars, and a 24-hour Xtra Time Sports Bar.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

Grand Palladium

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres is the larger resort of the two and has a modern innovative architectural design.  The property is a family friendly resort that also caters to an “adults only” concept. The hotel consist of 670 suites, with 80 suites designated to the “family Plan” program. The hotel also has eight a la carte themed restaurants, two buffet restaurants, two show cooking restaurants, one premium quality coffee shop, 19 bars, and a 24-hour Xtra Time Sports Bar.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

Rooms

The Grand Palladium Resort caters to those adults wanting a quieter getaway by offering rooms and pools that are “Adults Only”.  The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and modern with innovative technology. The key to your room is located on your wrist band and the room has high tech lighting and an interactive television. The rooms have an ocean view, but are not ocean front.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

During my visit, I stayed in the adult area of the Grand Palladium and it was nice and quiet. However, some kids were at the pool, so at that moment, I went over to the adult pool and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon. All the pools at the resort are beautiful with modern and chic furniture.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

Family Selection Plan

The new “Family Selection Plan” program offers a number of exclusive perks aimed at travelers with kids, with a special section of the hotel with 80 suites in a privileged zone of the resort with various suite types. It also offers daily themed program activities at the baby club (for 1–3 year olds), kids club (for 4–12 year olds) and teens club (for kids aged 11 up), a separate check-in area, a water park, an exclusive restaurant, pool , and beach area. At the restaurant (The Nest), you get priority reservations and you get complimentary access to the spa’s hydrotherapy area, and even a “milk and cookie” turndown service for the kids.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
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Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa

Restaurants at Grand Palladium

Restaurants available at the Grand Palladium are located either at the hotel or at the Village, which is located on the Grand Palladium side of the resort. However, depending on what plan you chose as part of your stay, you may be able to have access to the restaurants at the adjoining TRS Coral property.

Isla Blanca | Grand Palladium

Isla Blanca | Grand Palladium

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

The only restaurants located on at the Grand Palladium are the two buffet restaurants (Isla Blanca, and The Nest) and one a la carte with self service (Poseidon).

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

The other restaurants are located at the village; Chang Thai, Portofino, El Dorado, Sumptuori,  Bhogali, La Adelita, and Caberet. The bars located atd the Grand Palladium; Xtra Time Sports Bar,  Piacere Bar, Costa Mujeres, Fizz, Splash, Aqua, Eclipse, Champagne Bar, Healthy Bar, Beach club, and Poseidon.

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Ceviche Bar at Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Ceviche Bar at Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Ceviche Bar at Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Ceviche Bar at Poseidon | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Eat and Play at Grand Palladium Village

The Grand Palladium and TRS Coral Resort are centered around The Village. The Village zone is a bustling hub with à la carte restaurants and outstanding services with many other activities for guest to do. Activities range from concerts, and casino nights.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

The list includes two international show cooking restaurants The Nest and Cabaret (one of them exclusive to Family Selection) and three excellent Asiatic restaurants: Thai (Chang Thai), Indian (Bhogali) and Japanese (Sumptuori). There’s also an Italian Mediterranean gourmet restaurant (Portofino), a Steak House for meat lovers (El Dorado), traditional Mexican cuisine (La Adelita), and a Sports Bar style to enjoy our snacks service, an extensive menu of beverages, table games and sporting events.

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Portofino | Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

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Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

CHIC CABARET & RESTAURANT

CHIC Cabaret is one of the cooking shows that are available at the resort. This restaurant has one seating each night and it does sell out. CHIC is not just a dinner show, but it’s a dining experience that involves all of your senses.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

The evening starts off with a pre party at the convention center where the dancers show you little dance pieces while we eat appetizers and drink cocktails. You’re first greeted by a mermaid serving lemon drops and a purple butterfly.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

After the mini pre show, you’re guided to the restaurant with a welcome red sparkling drink. The show begins immediately after you sit down. The menu consisted of six courses, each paired with a drink.

Overall, the food was delicious, the show was fun, entertaining and something every guest should so.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

There’s also a state-of-the-art convention center, a beautiful church and a stunning amphitheater with 360-degree visibility.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

Rafael Nadal Tennis Center

The Grand Palladium Resort has a large sports tennis facility by Spanish Tennis Champion Rafael Nadar. The sports facility has five tennis courts, three covered clay tennis courts, one padel court and one multipurpose synthetic – turf court for arena soccer, basketball, and volleyball. You can have a private or group lesson by one of the top Spanish and Mexican tennis coaches. If you don’t have any equipment or gear, you can always purchase some at the facility.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

The Spa- Zentropia

Zentropia is the spa and wellness center that’s a tranquil  oasis located inside the Grand Paladium. The spa has a comprehensive service list that offers various massages, beauty and wellness treatments. The spa also includes a hydrotherapy circuit, a gym and a health bar.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa | Mexico | Photo by Erika Beach

******** A special thank you to Grupo Empresas Matutes and The Palladium Hotel Group for hosting my stay. Loved the resort and the experience and I can’t wait to go back! All photography by Erika Beach