Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort: A kid-friendly resort for an awesome multigenerational vacation

When considering a multigenerational vacation destination Cancun may not be the first place that comes to mind. After all, Cancun is a well-known party destination. But move just a bit out of the city’s hotel zone and you will find the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa provides a fantastic all-inclusive option for your intergenerational vacation.

TRS Costa Mujeres

**Disclaimer: This was a hosted stay, however, all opinions are my own. I strive to provide my readers with my most authentic sentiments.

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The best way to describe this ultra-modern eco-friendly resort is to say it is a self-contained mini-city akin to a cruise vessel with only one port of call. Grand Palladium provides all you could possibly want in one location. This resort caters to the needs of the entire family by offering amenities and entertainment options for the young and old.

Here’s what you can expect Grand Palladium to provide toddlers, teens, parents, and grandparents on your multigenerational family vacation.

Lobby of Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Multiple levels of accommodations

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres is two resorts in one offering three distinctive levels of accommodations at varying price points. Every member of the extended family will be able to select the suite matched to their needs.

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TRS Coral Hotel Costa Mujeres

The TRS Coral Hotel Costa Mujeres (the sister resort of Coral Hotel and Marina in Ensenada Mexico) is an adults-only all-inclusive resort located on the same property as Grand Palladium with exclusive access to 5 restaurants, multiple bars, a private adults-only pool with a swim-up bar, beach and beach club.!
TRS Costa Mujeres canal

TRS Coral Hotel Costa Mujeres offers 469 luxurious suites, each with a balcony or furnished terrace with breathtaking views. Some lower-level rooms are situated on a canal with a semi-private cove. Room selection includes Junior and Swim-up Junior Suites, Loft Suites (two-story) and the Ambassador Suite. All include the following:

  • Hydro-massage bathtubs
  • Pillow menu
  • Exclusive swimming pool, spa, and gym.
  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included) with Wine Climatiser*
  • Butler Service
  • Turndown Service

Grand Palladium

The 5-Star Grand Palladium while on the same property as TRS Coral offers more economical and family-friendly options without sacrificing service. Rooms are available in the same classes as TRS but with slightly different features. Here the Loft and Ambassador Suites are both two-story suites. All offer the following:

Welcome snack
  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Hydro-massage bath
  • Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Interactive TV
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • WiFi
  • Pool towels
Grand Palladium Room

Grand Palladium Family Selection

The Family Selection is a dedicated area of the resort featuring 80 family-friendly suites with a Family Host (a personal butler).!

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Hydro-massage bath
  • Welcome kit for each child
  • Personal assistance during the entire stay
  • Priority booking in restaurants
  • Special turn-down service for children
  • Pillow menu for children and adults
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Grand Palladium offers a Plethora of Dining Options

Between TRS Coral and Grand Palladium, you will find 12 restaurants all included in your stay. The global fare takes you on a culinary journey around the world while never leaving the resort.

TRS Restaurants

  • El Gaucho – An Argentinean steak house.
  • Beach Club Helios – A stunning upscale but not a stuffy restaurant. We enjoyed a lunch of ceviche and fish tacos here. A lovely setting and delicious fare.
  • Tapeo – Spanish Tapas
  • La Boheme – Elegant French dining
  • Caprichio – Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a juice bar, al a carte menu, and self-serve stations

*Exclusive to TRS guests

Grand Palladium Restaurants

  • Sumptuori – Sushi, Sashimi, seaweeds, and Tempuras, as well as, Teppanyaki tables.
  • Chang Thai – Curry, vegetable and rice dishes, Pad Thai and Kha Kai soup
  • Portofino – Italian cuisine from Naples to Tuscany.
  • El Dorado – This steakhouse is a meat lover’s paradise offering sirloin, ribs, rib-eye steaks and more.
  • Bhogali – Indian cuisine featuring flavorful rice dishes, samosas, naans, tandoori and traditional sauces.
  • La Adelita – Mexican fare offering tastes of the Yucatan
  • Poseidon – Casual beachfront self-service dining

19 Bars: One for every mood

Across the property, there are 19 bars including swim-up bars, rooftop bars, a 24-hour sports bar, champagne lounge, lakefront, and beachfront bars. No matter what atmosphere you want, you can find it.

In the mood for a late-night latte or afternoon pasty? A visit to Piacere, the resort’s 24-hour coffee shop will hit the spot. Need someplace to get a bit of work done?? Grab your laptop and make this your destination.

Enjoy Adult and Family Entertainment

An evening at the Chic Cabaret makes you feel like a true VIP. This is an adult’s only dinner show and requires reservations. Before the main event, you will be treated to an exclusive pre-show. You’ll sip on cocktails served by a mermaid in a bathtub and dancers will mingle among the guests. This is all to get you ready for the main event: Dinner and a cabaret show.

Mermaid in Tub

This is truly a full night out. Here you will be entertained for hours and served an 8-course meal. Toss back a few shots with the emcee. After it is all over, it turns into a huge dance party with pulsating music, confetti, and balloons. Dance with the entertainers or just pose for selfies.

For a more family-friendly option enjoy a show at the open-air LOVE Theatre. Or try your luck at Casino Night.


Pools for Families and Adults only

The property boasts four freshwater pools including a family pool and a kid’s splash zone. Two of the pools, including the adults-only pool on the TRS side of the property, have swim-up bars. Some pools have private cabanas. The Family Select section has its own family pool.

TRS Pool
Splash Pool

Enjoy Beach and Water Activities

If you are more of a beach person than one to lie beside the swimming pool, you are just steps from miles of white sand beach. And the resort offers an array of water and beach activities including, kayaking, Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), and snorkeling. Or, maybe you’re up for a game of beach volleyball.

Beach Cabanas
Kayaks and SUP

Join in on some organized activities and lessons

  • Join a Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Pool Bike, Pilates or Yoga classes
  • Compete in a tournament – Darts, Pool, Table Football
  • Learn to Salsa or Merengue
  • Take a Cooking or Bartending classes
  • Learn basic Spanish
  • Take a Kitchen tour
  • Casino Night
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Work on you backhand at the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre

The on-site Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre is a World Class Tennis Facilities offering 8 clay courts, a soccer field, a Sports Café, Pro Shop with exclusive items, and the newly opened Interactive Rafa Nadal Tennis Museum.

Rafal Nadal Tennis Center Costa Mujeres

While vacationing at Grand Palladium there is no reason to let your game suffer. Practice your drills or book a court for a game of doubles. Better yet, take a private lesson with one of the pros. Kids can participate in the Kids Tennis Camp or take a lesson themselves.

Tennis Pros at Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre Costa Mujeres

After your lesson, relax and grab a bite to eat and a cold drink in the Sports Café where large screen televisions stream from around the world.

RAfa Nadal Tennis Centre

Rejuvenate at the Zentropia Spa

This on-site, 51,000 square foot oasis offers state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • Hot and cold Jacuzzis
  • Steam rooms
  • Dry and moist saunas
  • Snow cabin and a Himalayan salt cabin
  • Foot shower with stones
  • Sensation Shower
  • An infinity rooftop pool overlooking the Mexican Caribbean.
  • A well-equipped fitness center with treadmills, exercise bikes and more
  • Habits Healthy Bar offers all-natural, healthy fresh fruit and vegetable juice combinations
  • An inviting relaxation area

Services include:

  • A full menu of salon services
  • Massages
  • Facials and body treatments

*TRS Coral Hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to the spa’s hydrotherapy area

Baby/Kids/Teens clubs: Fun for Kids of all ages

At Grand Palladium kids have their own spaces. There is a two-story kid’s club housing three supervised clubs under one roof.

For ages 1 to 3, there is the brightly colored Baby Club with age-appropriate toys. The Baby Club also has a quiet room with cribs for the little ones to nap.

For the 4 to 11-year-olds the Kid’s Club is equipped with bean bags chairs, foosball, air hockey, and video gaming options.

Finally, the Teen Club, for ages 11 and up offers full-sized pool tables, Xbox One, and gaming recliners.

Plan your destination wedding or vow renewal

Sometimes multigenerational trips come in the form of destination weddings. Grand Palladium can offer the option of a beach ceremony or a more formal service in the on-site Catholic Church, Plus, they will handle all the arrangements for you. This will leave you with nothing to think about except enjoying your special day.

Church Grand Palladium

Because I’ve written about intergenerational travel in the past, you probably already know that I think family vacations are worth the effort. With all Grand Palladium and TRS Coral has to offer, planning a multigenerational vacation is a snap. And better yet, sure to please every member of the family.!

Adventurous Traveler Tip

While Grand Palladium and TRS offer so many wonderful activities, you may want to venture beyond the resort. If so, consider taking the ferry from Cancun across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) to nearby Isla Mujeres. The island offers white sand beaches, water activities, shopping, and dining options. Plus, you might want to check out the Tortuga Granja Turtle Farm or the MUSA Underwater Sculpture Museum.

If you are seeking a family adventure then I suggest an eco-tour with AllTourNative. They offer fun and educational active tours. Visit Tulum and learn about modern Mayan culture or zipline through the jungle. No matter what adventure you choose everyone is sure to get something out of it. The lovely folks at Grand Palladium will assist you in finding and planning the perfect escape from the resort.

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Susan Decoteau-Ferrier

Travel writer/blogger, photographer. Avid potter and wanna-be artist. Wife, Mom to 6 fur kids, gardener, coffee snob.


  1. Love this resort! We went last year and we are going in few weeks again 🙂

  2. Oh man. I am craving some luxury beach time right now. Love this.

  3. This is a time that I’d love to be in one of those pools with a cold drink in my hand. Would be a geat place to have a family vacation because of all the activities for all ages.

  4. I’d love to play tennis on the Rafa Nadal courts!

  5. Wow! Haven’t been to Cancun in years! It’s changed a bit! Will need to go back!

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