• Selina Akhtar

    So, in your search to find an unforgettable holiday, you’ve stumbled across the Palladium Hotel Group. Naturally, you’re wowed by what you’ve seen, but you’re spoilt for choice. We feel you. It’s hard to decide when you’re faced with a range of hotels that go all out with lots of pools and dining options… Here’s where we come in. Let us help you find the one that’ll tick all your boxes.

    The traditional choice

    A stay at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa in Jamaica will leave you feeling on cloud nine thanks to the Zentropia Spa. Being one of the largest spas in Jamaica means you’ll find more than just a mani-pedi on the list of treatments. From hydrotherapy to vapour baths, as well as a range of massages, there are plenty of ways to wave goodbye to stress. And, if the endless spa menu doesn’t do it for you, the hotel’s setting just might.

    This traditional property has a spot on its own white sandy beach surrounded by acres of tropical gardens. The main pool here is a gigantic affair – in fact it’s the biggest on the island – elsewhere there’s an adults-only number with built-in whirlpools and a new splashpool for little ones.

    Foodies will love trying a new dish every night in one of the seven á la carte restaurants. Dine on delicately flavoured meals in the Thai and Japanese eateries, hearty platefuls of food in the Italian, and local Jamaican cuisine in Xaymaica. There are 16 bars to choose from, if you fancy an after dinner nightcap, and you can sip your favourite tipple while watching the nightly entertainment.

    The adults-only option

    Time for two doesn’t come with a better backdrop than The Royal Suites Turquesa Hotel in the Dominican Republic. This adults-only hotel comes with its own private stretch of sand and a fair share of first-class restaurants. Romantic dinners are effortless in the French à la carte, Le Chanterelle, where delicacies like lobster and Champagne are the norm. But, for everyday dining you can take your pick from five buffets and eight à la cartes.

    Luxury’s achievable, even for those on a budget, with deluxe junior suites as the standard room type. These rooms come with king-size beds, whirlpool baths, and either a terrace or balcony. Newlyweds can celebrate with an upgrade to a swim-up suite, or by checking into the honeymoon suite.

    Daytimes are relaxed here, think whirlpools and swim up bars, where refreshing Cuba Libres are on the menu. Down on the beach, daybeds and palapas offer welcome shade from the Caribbean sunshine, and the friendly waiter service keeps your glass topped up. Things stay laid-back in the evenings with tribute acts and a resident pianist, but for more up-tempo nights there’s a casino and disco which stays open ‘til late.

    The crowd pleaser

    The recent refurbishment at Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya has given the place a fresh feel. Now, all rooms have king-size beds and whirlpool baths. The hotel’s spread out complex spans seven pools, 14 restaurants and over 250 rooms, and you can rent out a Segway from reception to explore things with ease –keep your eyes peeled for resident racoons, multi-coloured birds and a crocodile-filled lagoon.

    Jam-packed evenings are on the cards, thanks to daily entertainment shows from the hotel’s team. From large-scale theatricals to live music, there’s something for everyone. Families are well catered for, too. El Ranchito kids’ club puts on a range of activities for your little ones, as well as offering an away-from it all hangout area, just for teens.

    Spending time together’s important on holiday, but the range of activities on offer at this resort lets you each explore your own interests. Mini golf, darts, badminton, windsurfing – you name it, they’ve got it.

    Made up your mind, or do you need another look?

    Find out more on these hotels below.

    Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa

    The Royal Suites Turquesa Hotel

    Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa

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