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This Exclusive Riviera Maya Resort Just Reopened After Extensive Renovations

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Akumal, a small beach town between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, has recently emerged as one of the trendiest destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.

In 2023, it led hotel bookings in the Mexican Caribbean and secured the second spot nationwide, drawing visitors consistently throughout the year.

Aerial view of Akumal in the Riviera Maya

One of the main reasons behind Akumal’s soaring popularity is that, despite its success, it has managed to retain its natural charm, boasting gorgeous beaches, lagoons, cenotes, and jungles.

But another crucial draw for travelers when it comes to Akumal is its array of world-class 5-star all-inclusives.

This is why travelers will be delighted to hear that The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa, one of top top-rated resorts in Akumal,  has been recently reopened after a $40 million renovation. 

The resort has cemented a reputation as one of the best in Akumal since its opening in 2002, even being recognized in the Traveler’s Choice Awards 2023.

So, the completion of this project will undoubtedly take this already prestigious resort to new heights.

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If you’re curious to discover the exciting upgrades brought about by this million-dollar project and what to expect during your stay, read on.

Luxury With A Focus On Family

The main focus of the renovation was on providing a lavish experience with a family-oriented touch. 

Now, the resort includes the company’s luxury Family Selection concept, offering a series of new and exclusive services.

These include private check-in and check-out, entertainment, Family Host and butler service available 24/7, welcome kits, and personalized services for children.

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Pilar Arizmendi-Stewart, Palladium Hotel Group’s VP-Sales and Marketing of the Americas, emphasized: “Kids are the VIPs in Family Selection. We have 64 amenities for them.”

Furthermore, the upgrade involved the refurbishing of 252 rooms, the construction of 170 Family Selection suites, and the enhancement of several amenities. 

A Resort Inside A Resort

Technically speaking, the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa is part of a larger resort which includes three other Palladium Hotel Group hotels.


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These are the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, the Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa, and the adults-only TRS Yucatan Hotel.

If you’re wondering whether this whole Inception-inspired setup means you have access to the three hotels – you’ll be pleased to find out that the answer is yes.

One can simply walk into any of them and enjoy the pools, beaches, restaurants, and bars, but you can also get a golf cart for a more convenient exploration.

However, with over 20 restaurants and bars and 6 pools, visiting all of them can be a challenge – even if you’re getting around by golf cart.

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Considering that Grand Palladium Kantenah alone boasts 9 international restaurants, serving exquisite dishes from Spanish to Brazilian, you might not even need to.

An Unforgettable Retreat In Nature

The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa’s privileged location, with access to almost 1 km of beach, means you get to enjoy the Mexican Caribbean in its full splendor without worrying about the crowds.

Nature is central to the resort’s design, with Mayan-style furnishings and facilities connected by walkways over lagoons.

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This rustic yet elegant style extends to the resort’s 252 rooms, which offer private balconies with stunning garden views, plus amenities like minibar, flat-screen TV, and much more.

While the Family Selection caters to the younger ones, don’t be fooled – adults will discover the resort as an oasis of relaxation and fun.

With ‘Spa’ in its name, the resort lives up to expectations, providing access to a steam room, hydromassage, and a range of wellness services such as massages and facial treatments.

But the offerings don’t end there, as there are daily yoga and fitness classes, beach and facility activities, and poolside entertainment with live music and DJs, ensuring a vibrant and enjoyable stay.

The Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa promises everything you could wish for in a Riviera Maya all-inclusive, from lush natural surroundings to upscale amenities and services.

Now, with its recent reopening and the inclusion of the new Family Selection brand, guests of all ages are in for a truly delightful getaway.

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