Catering to a mix of couples and families with a good selection of activities, the Grand Palladium Palace is part of the sprawling, four-property Grand Palladium resort complex in Punta Cana. The three other sections of the complex are the Grand Palladium Punta Cana (Baa2), the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites (Baa2), and The Royal Suites Turquesa (A2, adults only). The food is mediocre at best, the beach is a little smaller and less impressive on this end of the complex than it is on the other end (the Bavaro Suites side), the open-style bathrooms in the rooms lack an abundance of privacy, and some areas (such as the beach) can get crowded; but the resort offers a good fitness center, an on-site casino, a game room with billiards and foosball, outstanding restaurant variety, three swimming pools including a kids pool with a pirate ship (and more pools around the complex), modern and well-equipped rooms, a spa with a hydrotherapy circuit (right on-site, in the Palace section) and a shuttle to get around the grounds. Activities include sunrise and sunset yoga classes, dance classes, badminton, tennis (six quality courts), archery, banana boat and glass bottom boat rides, parasailing, party boat rides, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions to Isla Catalina, and deep sea fishing. Guests have access to all complex areas except The Royal Suites Turquesa.
Free COVID-19 antigen tests are offered on-site to guests traveling back to countries that require it for re-entry, including the United States. In order to be eligible for the complimentary test, however, guests must be enrolled in the Palladium Rewards loyalty program before check-out (there is no cost for joining). Test results will be received the same day in digital format as required by the CDC. Guests should contact the Front Desk upon arrival to schedule. PCR tests are also available, at an additional fee. In the event of a positive test, the affected guest can quarantine at the hotel for up to 10 days at no additional cost, with up to three companions.