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Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton and Jamaica Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa and Jamaica Resort & Spa make up the two sections of one very impressive new resort. Grand Palladium opened in 2008 and ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION personally inspected it thoroughly. The only shortcoming Grand Palladium has could actually be a blessing depending on you point of view. It is isolated. You will drive about 45 minutes from Montego Bay along Jamaica’s northwest coast to get here. Negril is another 30 minutes down the road. Those are the closest towns though you can accomplish a number of activities like horseback riding, ATV’s and Banana Boats within 30 minutes and the tour company will usually pick you up. At least the one we recommend will.

Grand Palladium was built in harmony with an amazing landscape. There is even a breathtaking peninsula bordered by black lava looking rock jutting out from the rest of the resort. This area is reserved exclusively for adults and houses 48 beautiful ocean front “honeymoon” villas. The resort is extremely long with beaches that appear and disappear along the way. But that is the charm of the landscape. There are plenty of terrific beaches for large or small crowds – something for everyone. One very nice touch to help with the large nature of the resort during times of heat or rain, is the covered walking paths between sections.

As for the accommodations Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa section consists of 516 total rooms divided into 13 villas of three stories each with 6 one bedrooms suites and 30 junior suites per villa and those 48 “adult-only” ocean front “honeymoon” villa suites of two levels with 4 suites in each. ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION arranges for our guests to stay on the Lady Hamilton side for several reasons. This side is far more scenic, has some secluded beaches as well as easy access to the main beach, is more accessible to the spa, and houses those romantic adult-only villas.

The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa consist of a total of 540 rooms divided into 15 villas of three levels each with 6 one bedroom suites and 30 junior suites per villa. The Jamaica Resort & Spa resides to the north of the main lobby, while the Lady Hamilton resides to the south.

There is no shortage of facilities or activities at Grand Palladium. There are 3 buffets for breakfast, lunch or dinner; 1 a la carte option for lunch, and 6 a la carte restaurants for dinner. At the present time reservations are not required or accepted for dinner. Restaurants will seat guests on a first come – first serve basis. They plan to implement a reservation system in the future. There are also 13 diverse bars spread throughout the resort. We are very pleased with the unique and varied bar concepts. There is not only a bar for every taste, there is one for whatever mood you happen to be in at any given time. Cheers.

As we have already described, there are several beaches of all sizes, including a large volleyball court. We were amazed by the enormous number of individual palapas for shade. There are 5 swimming pools including 1 huge pool with 4 integrated Jacuzzis and a swim-up bar; one pool for kids; and adult pool with one Jacuzzi (open until midnight); one quiet pool in the Jamaica section with an integrated Jacuzzi and bar service; and a shaded Spa pool with a lazy river.

Of course there are a wide assortment of land and water sports included. There are all kinds of entertainment available ranging from daily activities to shows for kids to nightly shows to the disco, a casino with slot machines opened February 28, 2009, and on and on. Be sure to read our complete review of the Grand Palladium for all of the many inclusions of the gym, spa, room descriptions and more.

ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION gives Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa a very strong endorsement despite the isolated location. This resort has it all at a moderate price and then some. Hopefully our photos and video give you an idea of how unique this resort is. 

All-Inclusive Features
• 1,056 rooms
• 5 pools
• State-of-the-art, fully equipped air conditioned Fitness Center
• 6 International a la carte restaurants, 3 buffets, and 13 bars
• Nightly entertainment including live music
• Kids Club

Additional Facilities & Features
• Adult-Only section
• Spa
• Tours available

Meeting Facilities
Limited.



Spa

Grand Palladium has a terrific spa which includes an exclusive covered pool area, plus a full variety of therapies such as spa massages (Swedish, Sports, reflexology, Vichy, couples massages, etc.); Baths; facial and corporal treatments and exfoliations. This area also houses the Beauty Lounge for depilation, manicures, pedicures and a unisex beauty salon.

 

Activities

Land Sports: Included
Aerobics                                  Aquatic gymnastics                   Beach Volleyball
Ping Pong                                Basketball                                Football
Tennis Courts – 2                     Water Polo                               Archery
Billiards/Pool Table                   Darts                                       9-hole mini golf

 

Water Sports: Included
Snorkeling                                Pedal Boats                              Windsurfing     
Kayaking                                  Catamarans                             

Extra Charge:
Excursions                                Scuba Diving Courses               Windsurfing Lessons
Sailing Lessons                         Motorized Water Sports

 

Fitness Center:
The air conditioned fitness center is fully equipped.

 

Swimming Pools and Beaches:
Grand Palladium has 5 swimming pools. One huge pool with 4 integrated Jacuzzi’s and a swim-up bar; one private pool for kids; and adult-only pool with 1 Jacuzzi (open until midnight); 1 quiet pool in the Grand Palladium Jamaica with one integrated Jacuzzi and bar service; and the Spa pool with a lazy river and shaded area.

There are several beautiful beaches in different sizes and shapes, including a large area central to the resort that has palapas for shade.

Mini Club:
Grand Palladium has a terrific kids club for those four to 12 year olds, open from 9am until 11pm with different activities according to ages. It is located conveniently next to the main pool with indoor and outdoor areas, where the kids are well supervised. There is also a large lawn area with plenty of play activities.

There is a play area, art and craft room, video, and video games.

Entertainment:
Nightly Shows with live entertainment
Children’s Shows
Daily activities on the beach and in the swimming pool
Discotheque

Food/Drink

RESTAURANTS

3 Buffets
Mo’Bay
with an Italian Corner, Show Cooking and Air Conditioning

Negril
with an Italian Corner, Show Cooking and Air Conditioning

The Blue Lagoon
open air restaurant with an great view of the main pool, Italian Corner and Show Cooking

BBQ / Seafood Restaurant at the Beach: Poseidon’s Sunset Cove
Located on a cliff overlooking one the Grand Palladium’s more intimate beaches and serving a variety of seafood, grilled and popular entrees like Jerk Chicken during the day; and Seafood and rice specialties from an a la carte menu at night.

6 A la Carte for Dinner
Pastafarian
– Italian Trattoria

Bhogali
– Indian cuisine

The Lotus House
– Oriental cuisine

El Mariachi
– Mexican restaurant

Xaymaica Creole
– Food typical to the region

Bubba’s Grill House
– Grilled dinners

EVENING DRESS CODE:
Long pants and shirts with sleeves.

Bars

Grand Palladium has a whopping 13 bars included in your stay.

Infinity – Lobby Bar
The Theatre – Theatre bar
Las Brisas – Main pool bar
The Blue Lagoon – Swim-up bar
Sunset Cove – Bar by the beach
Vegas Bar – the casino with slot machines
Boogie Woogie – Disco bar open until 2am
Coral – Adult-Only pool and Jacuzzi open until midnight
Roselle – Relax pool bar
Miss Lou – Reading lounge and card tables
Premium – Premium brand drinks in a non-smoking bar
Sports Bar – Snacks and drinks

Accommodations

Guestrooms: 1,056 in 3 categories

 

Junior Suites: 840
King size bed or 2 double beds
WC/Jacuzzi/Bathroom
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fan
Mini-Bar
Satellite TV
Telephone
Electronic Safe
Hair Dryer
Coffee/Tea Maker
Iron with ironing Board
Sofa/bed combination
Balcony or Patio

One Bedroom Suite: 168
All the amenities of the Junior Suite plus:
King Size Bed (only)
Large Living Room

Adult-Only Honeymoon Villa Suites: 48
These suites are designed for romance and are secluded from the resort on a peninsula. They have all of the amenities listed above plus ocean views, a private outdoor shower off the bathroom, and a wide terrace or balcony.

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