Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa
Visually incredible and totally geared towards guest satisfaction, the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa is a fabulous complex with a beach-front location and plenty of other selling points. Boasting the largest pool on the island, the hotel also offers access to a choice of bars, six restaurants, a Roman-inspired spa, and sumptuous bedrooms that will make you yearn for bedtime. Leaving the complex is a tough sell, but the three privately-owned beaches slap-bang in front of the hotel make it worth stepping outside the walls.
Overview of Lucea
Who hasn’t dreamt of long, lazy holidays to Jamaica at some point in their life? The lure of those unending beaches, clear waters and the fabulous weather is too much to resist, especially when you add the friendly locals and laid-back vibe that runs throughout the entire island. It’s literally out of this world. Found in-between Negril and Montego Bay, Lucea is a quiet harbour town, backed by scenic mountains. If it’s relaxation and seclusion that you’re after, this is the place for you, as it hasn’t taken on a large resort feel, and is widely considered to offer a glimpse of the real Jamaica.
Things to do in Lucea
Beach days will naturally form the majority of any holiday to Lucea… and they’re absolutely incredible. With warm, shallow waters lapping at the shore, kids can enjoy safe paddling. Even the wind won’t disturb your sunbathing, as the area is in a sheltered bay. For a more active beach experience, Sunset Cove is the place to be, with many water sports to try, and it’s also where locals head for an evening drink. There’s a significant cultural history to Lucea, so walking around the town is an educational experience. Head to the old prison, which has now been converted into a museum, and you can learn how the town has evolved over the years. The Saturday market is a great place to pick up some souvenirs. As well as pretty trinkets, handmade jewellery and artisan handicrafts, you’ll also be able to grab some delicious fresh produce. Perfect for picnics on the beach, the fruit is so incredible it should be forbidden!