Hello, I have a chance to go to either one of these resorts ... has anyone been to both and if so, which one is better? Better meaning ... the food, the beach, the staff .. and the usual things that make a trip amazing:)Thanks!
Have been to the Bahia Principe but not Palladium. Bahia beach leave a lot to be desired. In front of the resort is all crushed rock/coral and you could not walk in bare feet. The water is not very swimmer friendly. Very rocky and murky. Water shoes a must. On a calm day it may be OK for snorkeling. You can walk over to the other beach it's a bit of a walk especially if it's hot out. You can walk out to about waste deep before you hit the sea grass, it has a sandy bottom. Large area for loungers but small beach. I found the food to be amazing. Keep in mind this resort is huge and they have added another section. Hallways are carpeted.