Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Have you ever thought about staying at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Spain? We stayed seven days in this paradise and we tell you detail by detail about the Grand Palladium Imbassaí.

Between immense fields of coconut trees and a river that embraces a charming village. O Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort & Spa, is one of the best all-inclusive resorts on the coast of Bahia and Spain.

A 12 km from Praia do Forte and 70 km from Salvador, in the small town of Imbassaí. It is a perfect accommodation option for couples who want exclusivity, families or groups of friends looking for an oasis to relax and have fun.

The four-hectare complex offers five-star service, in an area also known as Coqueirais Coast. With an infrastructure that lavishes on comfort, the Grand Palladium Imbassaí offers six restaurants, 10 bars, a favorite SPA among visitors, a swimming pool and lots of entertainment for children and adults.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Grand Palladium Imbassaí Resort & Spa seen from above – Photo: Flávio Antunes

The beach is right in front. However, it is necessary to cross a strip of environmental preservation that separates the complex from the sand. It's a 10-minute walk through a beautiful wooden walkway, with some visits from curious lion tamarins on the way.

For those who cannot – or prefer – stop kicking their legs, the resort has a Gardener that goes out to the beach at all times. And don't worry, there on the sand you'll have all the hotel's service at the snap of your fingers.

Like the idea? We stayed 7 days in this all inclusive resort and we noted all the details to pass on to you. Check out what it's like to stay at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí.

Where is the Grand Palladium Imbassaí located?

O resort all inclusive fica a 68 km from Salvador Airport, about a 1-hour drive from the Bahian capital, depending on traffic conditions. Access is super easy!

already from the famous Forte beach, where the headquarters of Instituto Tamar is located (a great program for children), is a 20-minute drive away (12 km away).

Now, if you are curious to know Costa do Sauípe, it is a 25-minute drive from the hotel (18 km). There is no shortage of things to do in the surrounding area, but chances are you want to enjoy all that the Grand Palladium Imbassaí has ​​to offer and want to leave the hotel infrequently.

How to get from Salvador to the Grand Palladium Imbassaí

A good tip is to use the shuttle offered by Grand Palladium Imbassaí to its guests. They have a partnership with the receptive company TCH Receptivo. Just inform the time of arrival of your flight, and the company will send the transfer to pick you up. On the way back, the same thing.

In addition, the company offers the option of booking several tours leaving the hotel: Praia do Forte (R$35), Snorkeling (R$70), City Tour in Salvador (R$120), Mangue Seco (R$140) and Morro de São Paulo (R$320) *Prices based on the table offered by the receptive in January/2019.

Another option, which can make your life a lot easier, is rent a car during your stay. So, you can explore the region at your own pace, making your own schedule.

#StayTip: Our tip is to compare the prices of the best rental companies on the market in RentCars.

The Grand Palladium Imbassai Resort

The only resort in Spain of the requested Palladium Group has accommodations for all profiles of travelers. 

>> We already told a little bit about the Grand Palladium Imbassaí in our post about the Best all-inclusive resorts to go with the family in summer 2019.

However, the good news is that Imbassaí is good for visit throughout the year, since the temperature is always pleasant.

There are 654 rooms distributed in the land area. All these accommodations are harmoniously spread over 11 villas, which are architecturally integrated with the environment. You hardly realize there are so many rooms like this in the resort area.

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Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

The villas of the Grand Palladium Imbassai – Photo: Flávio Antunes

The hotel offers spacious rooms with a king-size bed, balcony and good amenities. In addition to free Wi-Fi, there is also included parking for all guests.

Among the hotel highlights all activities are included, such as tennis, golf, beach volleyball, kayaking, windsurfing, courts, in addition to the five swimming pools.

In addition to activities, gastronomic part is eye-poppings – and the mouth too, go. There are five restaurants that range from Japanese to Bahian food throughout the complex.

The All-Inclusive System of the Grand Palladium

For those unfamiliar with the term, all-inclusive means “all-inclusive”. That is, all resort services are within the price of accommodation.

Who hasn't dreamed of eating everything they had in their room's fridge? Ready, in this system you can zero the stock, without losing lots of money at checkout time.

All meals in the all-inclusive package are included in the rate. Breakfast, lunch, snack, snack, minibar, dinner, room service, among others.

The Grand Palladium Imbassaí offers two categories for the all-inclusive system. At common junior suites and Premium Junior Suites.

Premium Suites have some special treats, which are worth the investment in the upgrade. Some of the treats are: pillow menu, concierge service, free access to hydrotherapy, 24-hour room service, private transport to the beach, among others.

To Praia at Grand Palladium

The Grand Palladium Imbassaí beach has a rougher sea, with waves and current. That's why it's good to pay attention – and give preference to the hotel's swimming pools for the kids to cool off.

To get to the beach, you can choose to take a Jardineira (a 4×4 truck typical of the region) or walk across the bridge. It crosses a conservation area, called Green Line. #TellTravel: If you go on foot, keep your eyes peeled to spot the beautiful lion tamarins that usually appear there.

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A tip is to enjoy the sunset riding a bicycle on the Linha Verde – which connects the hotel to the beach – Photo: Deigo Imai

Arriving at the beach, the Grand Palladium built a beautiful structure on the sand that serves as a bar and restaurant for guests. You can relax on the sun loungers on the sand, with shade, fresh water and also some drinks and snacks! Not bad, is it?

If you want more activity on the beach, the hotel offers classes in dance, volleyball, yoga, among other things.

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Making new friends on the way to the beach

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Beach bungalow structure to enjoy a great afternoon

The Grand Palladium Rooms

The rooms in the complex are divided into:

  • Junior Suites, Connected Junior Suites (excellent option for families) and
  • Premium Junior Suites.

The difference between them is in the connection of the rooms or the extras of the all-inclusive service:

  • A Junior Suite, which is the most “basic” already establishes a sophisticated standard of hosting. Spacious accommodation with king size bed or two double beds, whirlpool bath, minibar included, flat screen TV, iPod dock, living room with sofa bed and balcony. It is a good option for a room for 1 to 4 people.
  • already in the category Connecting Junior Suites, the connected rooms accommodate up to eight people. It has 76 square meters, with king size beds or two double beds, a complete bathroom with hydromassage, in addition to the same infrastructure as the conventional Junior Suite.
  • The rooms Premium Junior Suite are the peak in the accommodations of the Grand Palladium Imbassai. There are 36 square meters of accommodation, however, with even more VIP perks. Among them, a private transport to the beach, a premium minibar, free access to hydrotherapy, as well as a discount on the Spa Centropia.

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Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Junior Suite at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Connecting Junior Suites, the family-friendly connecting rooms

The Restaurants and Bars

Who doesn't dream of eating delicious dishes until they can't anymore? LOL! The Grand Palladium Imbassaí has ​​gastronomy options for all tastes and palates. There are six restaurants in the complex, three themed restaurants (Japanese, Mediterranean and Brazilian rodizio), two buffet restaurants. In addition to 1 restaurant on the beach and 10 bars throughout the complex.

It is important to remember that reservations are required at all à la carte (themed) restaurants. In addition, it is necessary to wear more social attire in these restaurants, such as a long/short-sleeved shirt or t-shirt, pants or shorts. No wearing a bikini or shorts without a t-shirt.

If you get hungry in the middle of the day, you can also count on snacks at Maracanã Bar or others in the complex.

If you have any type of intolerance, check the resort's special program for people with allergies and intolerances and the gluten-free menus.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Japanese Restaurant, one of several dining options at Grand Palladium Imbassaí

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Resturante Portofino at Grand Palladium Imbassaí – with à la carte Mediterranean cuisine

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

The Oxum Restaurant, with Italian and Bahian cuisine options

As Pools of the Resort

There is a swimming pool for each day of the week at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí. There are five spread throughout the complex, one of which is exclusively for adults and is located inside the Zentropia SPA.

Shall we start with the exclusive pool? One of the resort's favorites, it is a giant whirlpool: with several jets, heated and beautiful. She is great to spend the afternoon and relax.

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The main pool inside the Grand Palladium Imbassaí complex

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Adults-only pool at Grand Palladium Imbassaí

Now, if you are going with the kids, there is a pool that is perfect for the little ones. It is even exclusive for their use - with several toys that form a water park.

To enjoy with everyone together, the busiest of them is the Resort's central pool. Where several activities and classes take place throughout the day. It has several bungalows around it and an exclusive bar for those who want to stay just for drinks and snacks.

All pools have umbrellas, sun loungers, showers and free towels.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

For kids to enjoy a lot in the pool just for them at Grand Palladium Imbassaí

Attractions and Sports at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí

The Grand Palladium Imbassaí has ​​a complete infrastructure for sports and activities. From golf courses and tennis, to kayaking lessons and water sports like Stand Up Paddle on the banks of the Imbassaí River.

Arriving at the hotel, you will find out about the agenda of attractions that it offers each day. You can enter the health project and do classes of spinning at the gym. Even opting for gluttony in Bahia cooking classes.

There are numerous activities that the hotel offers. Check the schedule when you arrive and make your schedule with tennis, basketball, yoga or whatever you want.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

A SUP or kayak tour with the family on the Imbassaí River is a great option!

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Structure of the Grand Palladium Imbassaí on the beach

Children and Families at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí

Perfect for parents who want to relax! The Grand Palladium Imbassaí offers numerous activities to exhaust the restless energy of the little ones.

The hotel offers an innovative Baby Club who takes care of children aged 1 to 3 years. Furthermore, it provides a mini-club, for children aged 4 to 12 years. O Black & White Teen Club, for adolescents aged 13 to 18 years.

Programming takes place throughout the day. So, if you want to relax, just see which activity suits the kids best and plan your SPA at Zentropia, why not?

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Grand Palladium's kids area is complete, for all ages

The Zentropia SPA at the Grand Palladium Imbassaí

O SPA Zentropia needs to enter as one of the highlights of the Grand Palladium Imbassaí. You can choose from a range of therapeutic wellness treatments and aesthetic services.

Besides exclusive pool for adults, the SPA offers a hydrotherapy treatment with thermal baths. It also has dry, wet and cold saunas, which are included in the rate of those staying in the Premium Junior Suite.

For those who want something more exclusive, the Zentropia SPA also offers numerous massage and treatment options. In addition to a salon for those who want to do nails and hair.

The complex's gym is next to the SPA, very well equipped and with several sports activities and classes.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

At the entrance of Zentropia Spa not Grand Palladium – exclusive!

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

The adults-only pool at Spa Zentropia – delicious and in a super intimate atmosphere

Parties and Nightlife at the Resort

If you think that after a full day the activities end at the Resort, you can change your mind. The Grand Palladium Imbassaí still offers shows and nightly entertainment.

From parties with dancers, music and entertainment to classes and special dinners. Each day the resort offers something different, so stay tuned.

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  • Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

  • Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

  • Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

  • Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

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Things to do in Imbassai and Region 

Located in the municipality of Mata de São João, the village of Imbassaí has ​​numerous activities to enjoy the surroundings. The village itself is a charm.

Take one of the hotel's included bikes and cycle downtown, which has some shops and restaurants. In addition, it is worth noting some activities to include in the itinerary:

Praia do Forte:

Praia do Forte is one of the best known in the region. The center preserves an atmosphere of colonization and is a charm. Stroll along the streets to discover the local shops and restaurants.

Be sure to stop by to visit the headquarters of the Tamar project, which takes care of and preserves turtles throughout Spain. In addition to having contact with them and all the amazing work of the project, you can take a souvenir to help the cause or attend sporadic shows and events that take place there.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

Praia do Forte 20 minutes from the Grand Palladium Imbassaí – Photo: Ana Lendaro via Flickr

In Praia do Forte, also discover the ruins of the Castelo Garcia D'avila, fortification erected at the time of España Colônia, around 1550.

Sauipe Coast

The beach in Costa do Sauípe is very nice and worth visiting. Walking around there, be sure to get to know the Vila Nova da Praia, a small town that hosts numerous outdoor shows, fairs and is full of shops.

Hostels in Imbassai

Airbnb in Imbassai

Have you already defined your hosting? Searching for a stay can be challenging, depending on the location and/or time of year. That's why we recommend renting an airbnb on your trip. There are different houses, apartments, lofts or rooms for rent throughout Spain, including Airbnb in Imbassai. It's safe, reliable and cost-effective. An experience that is worth it! CHECK HERE.

Grand Palladium Imbassai – Our review

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