Riviera Maya

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ONSITE ACTIVITIES

POOLS

“Afternoons by the pool are full of rhythm and with good vibes”

Colonial & Kantenah Main Pool: Large  lake-style swimming pool with 4 built-in Jacuzzis and swim-up bar Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm, , with a separate pool for children. Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm (winter) and 10:00am to 8:00pm (summer) 1.50m or 5’3″ deep

Activity Center at the Colonial pool – Adults  lessons 4:30p.m.

  • Monday-Cooking lessons
  • Tuesday- Fruit decoration
  • Wednesday- Bar tending
  • Thursday-towel decorating lessons
  • Friday-Tequila tastings

Children’s Water Park: Located in Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa. Open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

“El Secreto” Pool: Adults-only pool located in Grand Palladium Colonial with built-in Jacuzzi and open until midnight with bar service included. 10:00am to 12:00am.

“El Rinconcito” Pool. Located in Grand Palladium Kantenah , with built-in Jacuzzi and bar service from 10:00 to 6:00 pm.

 White Sand & Riviera Resort  Main Pool: Large lake-style swimming pool with 4 built-in Jacuzzis and swim-up bar Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm, 1.50 m deep, with a separate pool for children. Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm (winter) and 10:00am to 8:00pm (summer)

“La Isla” Pool: Adults-only pool located in Grand Palladium White Sands, with built-in Jacuzzi and open until midnight, bar service from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

“Spa” Pool: Adults-only pool located within the Spa, 1.60 m deep. Open from 9:00am to 8:00pm.

“Las Rocas” Pool: Saltwater pool, open from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

  • White Party & Fire Show (weather permitting) Monday at 9 pm
  • Live Music DJ (weather permitting) 3 – 6 pm

Towel, sunbeds and umbrellas service at the pool and beach included. Guests can use all resort pools, except those located at The Royal Suites Yucatan which are for the exclusive use of guests staying there. There is wait service available at the main pools.

Sports Activities : Aerobics, water gymnastics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, petanque, water polo, darts, archery, rifle shooting, mini golf, participation games, paddle tennis, shuffleboard and badminton.

  • Mini Golf – 4pm on Monday’s at the sports center

Water Sports Activities : Catamaran, Kayak, snorkeling, pedal boats, Wind-Surfing. No motorized activities included. WITH EXTRA CHARGE: Deep sea fishing, excursions and scuba diving courses.

Fun Around the Pool & Beach with POP

 

FOAM PARTY

Thursday’s at 4 pm

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ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment/Daily Activities : on the beach and by the main pools and various night shows in the Grand Theater located at the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Riviera Grand Resort and Spa. Shows for children in the theaters; Mini Disco for children. Sunset Boulevard Disco located at the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, with air conditioning, from 11:00pm to 2:00am. Children under 18 are not permitted at the disco.

Check your activity schedule from your welcome package, bulletin boards or the Palladium App for changes.

 Shows Presented by the  People of Palladium : You can find the show schedule on a bulletin board near the theaters. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Scroll through the videos below and view the ones you choose or enjoy all of them. Shows are subject to change. Please look for the most up to date show information located on bulletin boards located at various places around the resort.

LIVE MUSIC (Col. & Riv. lobbies – subject to change.

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Golden Sound

  • Music Schedule
  • You will also enjoy a variety of live entertainment around the resort throughout the day, like the Divas, Mad Horse and more.

SPORTS BAR  

Open from 10 am until 1 am.

Enjoy watching your favorite team and enjoy a tasty snack from the extensive menu. You will not be permitted in if you are wearing wet swimwear so please dress accordingly.

Available Channels

  • 501 SKY Sports
  • 502 SKY Sports 2
  • 511 ESPN Int.
  • 515 ESPN 2
  • 520 FOX Sports
  • 525 FOX Sports Argentina
  • 526 NFL
  • 527 SPEED
  • 528 GOLF
  • 530 LFP Sport
  • 531 La Liga

 

 DISCO

Sunset Boulevard Nightclub Open: 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  • Retro Party – Tuesday 11 pm

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  • Bikini Party – Wednesdays 11 pm

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SMILE SERVICES

Do you have a special event you would like to celebrate ? Perhaps a birthday, anniversary, marriage proposal, friendship or other ? Let the amazing POP help make it a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Riviera Maya – smileservices.riviera@palladiumhotelgroup.com

Contact smile services for more information.

 

FUN WITH FOOD

Paella Party – Sunday’s at 12 pm Colonial Beach

Gin & Tonic Tasting held every Tuesday at Hemingway’s located off of the Kantenah lobby

Photo’s by Pedro Zalava Gamboa

Rock’n Country & Burgers – Las Olas Beach Bar- Thursday’s from 12 pm to 1:30 pm

If you love lively country music, this is a must do.  Mad Horse rock’s !

Video and Pictures

 

Chocolate Bliss – Hemingways Bar – Thursdays from 6 pm to midnight

 

BEACH BBQ

A reservation is required, book at the guest services desk the morning prior to the day of the scheduled BBQ. The  beach BBQ is subject to the weather. There are two seatings, one at 7:00pm  and another at 8:30pm. The days on which the BBQ is held may change due to occupancy and or wedding parties. To avoid any confusion be sure to verify when you check in or with guest services located in the lobby.  There is wait service for drinks and the dress code is causal. Food is grilled outside and served buffet style. The menu consists mostly of grilled food – ribs, chicken, steak, etc.; along with  side dish options, salad bar, various breads/rolls, and fruits for dessert.  It’s a fun and festive atmosphere with a live band playing for you as you dine by candlelight under the stars.

KITCHEN TOUR

Wednesday at 12 pm.  Shoes and Shirt required. Check with guest services.

SEGWAY FUN TOURS

This is a wonderful way to get to know the resort. We suggest booking early on your vacation. The tour can be booked near the activity center near the Colonial main pool. For more info visit www.segwayfuntours.com

PONTOON BOAT

This is a lovely way to see the resort from a different vantage point. Sometimes if pre-arranged with guest services it makes the perfect setting for a special occasion. Imagine a champagne toast on a birthday or anniversary.

  • Pontoon Boat tour : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:30pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Video of tour

POTTERY PAINTING

There is a table located beside Punta Emila beach bar where you can create your own souvenir or purchase something if your prefer. Fun for all ages.

TURTLE CAMP

Sea turtles, one of the world’s current endangered species, have found a safe haven in Mexico. In order to make our contribution to saving the environment, a few years ago the Grand Palladium Resorts in Riviera Maya developed a program for the conservation and protection of this species which now includes a brand new Turtle Camp.

ORCHID GARDENS

There are 2 orchid gardens on the property, 1 near the Chapel on the Colonial section and the other on the Kantenah section.

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KIDS CLUB

      • Baby Club (1-3 years old)
      • Mini-Club “El Ranchito” (4-12 years old)
      • Black & White Junior Club (13-19 years old)

For detailed information, pictures and videos please check out our dedicated Palladium Kids page. That’s right an entire page for the younger travelers.

ZENTROPIA SPA

Wet Zones at the Zentropia  Spa (18 years and older)

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  •  $10 USD per person per day for access to the hydrotherapy facilities wet areas of Zentropia Spa and Wellness.
  •  Clients that purchase a spa treatment and Royal guests will not have to pay the $10 access fee on that day of treatment. The use of the gym and exercise rooms will remain free of charge for all registered hotel guests.

 

At our Grand Palladium Resort & Spa hotel in Riviera Maya, we offer relaxing body treatments including a chromotherapy tub and Vichy shower in the following facilities:

16 individual treatment rooms with air conditioning
4 Eco-palm shelters in the Spa
4 Eco-palm shelters scattered throughout the resort
2 meditation rooms with drinks and everything required in a room for your personal relaxation and meditation needs.
1 Water Garden
2 saunas (dry and wet)
2 steam rooms
Fitness centre with air conditioning
1 air conditioned, small café area for guests with a pass and clients who reserve a service in our Riviera Maya Resort & Spa. The café offers a menu of sandwiches for each day of the week.
At the Spa, you can enjoy massages, facials and body treatments given by a team of highly qualified, professional therapists. Each client will receive a robe, sandals and a locker before starting treatment and massages.

Entry to the water zones is included for guests at The Royal Suites by Palladium and members of the Palladium Travel Club. There will also be promotions and special services.
For your information, that anyone receiving a treatment at Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness has entry to the water zone included for the day.

WATER GARDEN:
This is an exclusive area with an avant-garde design in hydrotherapy. There are 2 indoor and outdoor jacuzzis with hot and cold water, showers in the open air decorated in Mayan style with the heads of jaguars, water cascades, “eco-meditation” cold bath, foot wash with stones that acts like reflexology, relaxation zone with swimming-pool, etc.

ECO-PALM SHELTERS:
Scattered throughout the resort, these Eco-palm shelters are built on wood and are very pleasant if you prefer to be in the open air. They can be found near the pool and white sand areas and in the Spa. Enjoy a relaxing massage among the fabulous sounds of nature in the Mayan jungle, or gaze out on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. The most amazing experience in the area!
The Eco-palm shelter area cannot be used in adverse weather conditions.

FITNESS CENTRE:
Situated within the Spa, it contains modern apparatus for exercising while looking out on the the beautiful gardens and relaxing nature of the Caribbean. The equipment includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, static bikes and weights.
The gym has changing rooms and showers, air conditioning, background music and plasma TV screens. An instructor is available from 7 – 11am and 5 – 9pm. No reservation is required and it is free of charge.

  • Open 6 am to 9 pm (18 and older)
  • 11 am – 2 pm teens may use the gym when accompanied by an adult.

Next to the fitness centre, you will find a room with an animation team. You can also attend a variety of sessions for aerobics, yoga, pilates and dance classes.

  • Fitness Schedule
  • You won’t want to miss the Zumba classes, Monday to Friday from 5 – 6pm.
  • Yoga – Monday,Wednesday & Friday 10am
  •  Running Club – 7:30am -8:30 am, Monday to Saturday with qualified instructors.

PRODUCTS USED:
Zentropía selects first-class products for its treatments, from Pevonia, Alfa Park, Kerastase, Opi and Elemet. It has also developed its own line of products under the Zentropía brand.

  •  (note)  Zentropia products are also being used as in room amenities throughout the resort.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Please give at least 4 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel. Late arrivals may only enjoy treatment up to the finishing time of the reservation, so that the next session can begin immediately. For a no-show, your room will be charged with 50% of the cost of the service.

PAYMENT METHODS:
All treatments can be charged to your room for greater convenience, or you can choose to pay by credit card or in cash. Tips may be given at your discretion for outstanding service.

OFFERS:
Clients can reserve services prior to arrival at the resort with a 15% discount on the total purchase price. Reservations are paid 50% in advance, and the remaining 50% paid directly to the spa.
Prices are extremely reasonable and range from $10 US to $170 US.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Spa’s trained staff are always available to advise you on the best treatment for your needs. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please notify the Spa manager of any special medical condition, such as: allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy, etc. You should also be well hydrated prior to treatment. The Spa provides free drinks, such as water and tea. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour prior to treatment in order to make the most of our modern water circuit (sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, foot wash and private pool). You must shower before entering the water zone. The Spa will provide you with a towel and sandals for your convenience and personal use. You may wear casual clothes and don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Please do not bring valuables or jewellery. Mobile phones and devices must be switched off so that all guests can fully enjoy their Spa experience.

  • For more information on services offered please refer to the Zentropia Spa Website.

CHURCH

The Grand Palladium Riviera Maya has a beautiful Catholic Church on site. “Nuestra Senora de las Nieves”, located near the Colonial lobby.

Mass is held every Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm

HOLIDAY’S & CELEBRATIONS

If you are lucky enough to be on vacation over the holiday’s be sure to join in on the fun.

 

DIVE CENTER

Located right on the beach inside the Grand Palladium Hotel Complex.

http://aquaexcursions.com.mx/palladium/

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Off Site Activities Riviera Maya

Some of The Most Popular Sightseeing Tours in The Area

Chichén – Itza: Add some interesting cultural, adventure and gastronomic experiences to your vacations. Chichén Itzá, that mystical city with famous Mayan ruins is regarded as one of the “New Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa 7 Wonders of the World.” You will be amazed by the beautiful buildings you’ll discover in this place of worship, such as the Temple of a Thousand Columns, the Ball Court, or the most emblematic ones: the Temple of Kukulkan and the Observatory, which is a clear representation of the advanced knowledge of astronomy and mathematics this ancient Mayan civilization possessed.

Chichen Iza with Kids

Cozumel: Cozumel Island is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful spots for snorkeling and scuba diving. It also boasts the second largest coral reef in the world. Taking a 60 meters dive with excellent visibility is certainly a privilege you should not miss if you visit the Mexican Caribbean.

Rio Secreto: Live a fantastic and mystical journey through one of the most amazing natural wonders of the Mayan Riviera. The adventure begins right at the registration module, where you will be driven through the jungle to this natural reserve. You will then be greeted by a guide who will provide some interesting facts about this amazing mystical experience. You will get your complete outfit: wetsuit, helmet with a special lamp and special shoes. You will then be taken to a maze of endless corridors formed by ancient geological processes. You’ll walk and swim along a 600 meter easy-to-follow route while admiring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites in a protected natural reserve

 Xcaret: “Nature’s sacred paradise” is the world’s most famous eco-archeological park. Here you’ll find archaeological ruins, dolphin show, horses, tropical birds, butterflies, a bat cave, beaches…You can also snorkel in the famous crystal-clear caves and its underground river. Visit the apiary, mushroom garden or turtle farm, take a trip to the rainforest or the coral reef aquarium, or simply enjoy the horsemen show. The Xcaret Mexico Spectacular Show is the number one show at the park. It brings 300 artists together on stage with a selection of the best music, dances and songs from Mexican folklore. And when the sun comes down, the sounds of pre-Hispanic drums, warriors linedup and Mayan priests guarding the roads indicate that the show is about to begin. An incredible and colorful display that will take you back to the most important eras in Mexico’s history, including the recreation of the amazing ball game.

Xel – Ha: It’s the perfect place for relaxing and doing some snorkeling. This natural aquarium is famous for its hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish and its spectacular rock formations. Here you can explore creeks, lagoons and caves fed by subterranean rivers. Xel-Ha is the most spectacular water theme park of the Mayan Riviera featuring the most amazing natural aquarium in the region. You can have lots of fun with family or friends thanks to the great selection of water activities, and natural and ecological attractions. Or let the crystal-clear currents of take you slowly down the magical lazy river on floating inner tubes.

Xplor: It is a natural ecological park adventure. In this park you can experience the thrill of flying in 14 incredible zip lines on the tops of the trees, driving an amphibious vehicle along the road through the jungle and through caves and grottos, swim in an underground river surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites, paddle with your hands on a raft while you look amazing rock formations created by nature over millions of years.

¡Bienvenidos! Forums What are your Grand Palladium Riviera Maya "Must do and see"

This topic contains 10 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Blueskies Blueskies 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #10002
    Blueskies
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    This question gets asked so often we would like to compile a list. Please add any of your “must do, cant miss” activities and more to the list.

    After our last visit I will say :

    Visiting Hemingway’s for Thursday’s Chocolate Bliss is a must for those who even remotely like chocolate.

    Lunch at Las Olas on Thursday’s is also a must if you like Rockin Country Music and a variety of hamburgers. The band Mad Horse is really good !

    Catch a sunrise, although it can be tough to get out of bed, it is worth it !

     

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Anne Anne.

    #lovethepalladium

  • #10003
    Anne
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    Absolutely get up for sunrise. There is cappuccino & champagne at the Punta Emlia beach bar.

  • #10004
    Anne
    Anne
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    Segway tour takes you places you may not see (Pic by Dona)

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  • #10006
    Anne
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    Boat ride at sunset -very romantic

  • #10007
    Anne
    Anne
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    If you like seafood the Punta Emilia is a great spot. Also has a steak on the menu. Must be booked.

  • #10009
    Blueskies
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    Ride the train to tour the resort or just to get from lobby to lobby. It also passes by the sports center and Zentropia Spa.

    #lovethepalladium

  • #10012
    Blueskies
    Blueskies
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    Lots of fun stuff on the Activites Page.

    Lynn says : ” During turtle season, walk the beach with my red flashlight late in the evening…Segway…take a trip every visit…

    #lovethepalladium

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  • #10038
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    If you like seafood the Punta Emilia is a great spot. Also has a steak on the menu. Must be booked.

     And don’t mind the masked bandits that will nick your bread-roll right off the plate!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by FlyingCrowes FlyingCrowes.

    Still checking off Bucket List travel destinations!

  • #10293
    Blueskies
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    Rainy Day Activities

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  • #10308
    Blueskies
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    Grand Palladium Rainy Day Schedule

    Riviera Maya

    10 am:

    Stretching Colonial
    TexasHold um  Riviera
    Casino  Colonial
    10:30 am:

    aerobics  Colonial/Riviera
    games
    11:00 am:

    merengue lessons  Colonial/Riviera
    11:30 am:

    games Colonial/Riviera
    12:00 pm:

    salsa lessons  C/R
    darts
    12:30 pm:

    ping pog
    Spanish lessons     C/R
    1:00 pm:

    Bingo    C/R
    3:00 pm:
    pool
    football   Sports bar
    trivia      C/R
    4:00 pm:

    karaoke   C/R

    #lovethepalladium

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