An honest review of TRS Coral - Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres. | Passport Kings

An honest review of TRS Coral - Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres.

What are TRS Hotels? 

Overview of TRS Grand Palladium

TRS which is part of the Grand Palladium Brand of Hotels in Costa Mujeres Mexico was my opportunity to come back to Mexico for the 2nd time. 

My first experience in Mexico was in Cozumel. This time I was given the royal treatment at this All-Inclusive Experience in the Hot Sun of Mexico.

One of my friends since I was 8 years old, Paul, and his wife decided to go to Cancun to celebrate his birthday. 

Y’all know I’m always down for a trip. 

Flight over Cancun

I heard about Cancun since I was young but I only had very little interest to visit. Being that my trip to Cozumel was only my 2nd time out of the country, I’m smart enough to know that I could have been too harsh on the judgment. 

Mexico deserved another chance. 

Plus I was not filming Passport King's adventures at that time so this would be a cool way to tie up a loose Mexican end.

Mexico Airport

The first thing you will notice when you and in Cancun Mexico.

The first thing you will notice in Mexico is how clean and organized the airport is. The airport is just like the latest state of the art airports in the US. It's big beautiful and easy to navigate.

When you get toward the end of the arrivals process you will be hounded by a group of cab drivers. That is to be expected at every airport abroad. 

TRS Coral Beach front

But once you find the right cab driver who is not trying to overcharge you, you will be able to settle down and take in the city. 

It’s cheaper and 1 less thing to worry about while on vacation. Riding out of the airport you will see cleanliness surrounded by Jungle. Cancun is very grassy with lots of trees. Comforting is the condition of this city. It is a lot better than what I remembered Cozumel to be. 

I need to go back to Cozumel, Mexico when I get a chance. Whenever the Cruise lines open back up, I'll be sure to RE-check it out. I feel like I was catfished.

On their website, TRS Coral Hotel describes itself as
"located on sandy, white shores lapped by aquamarine water, TRS Coral Hotel is a heavenly Caribbean hideaway. With its palm-lined walkways, the hotel’s ultra-modern architectural aesthetic, built with sustainable materials, reflects its forwarding-thinking design without compromising the natural environment. Near Cancún and ancient Mayan ruins, TRS Coral Hotel’s village zone offers vibrant nightlife entertainment, diverse gastronomic options, and many exciting cultural and leisure activities. Guests can enjoy their stay with Infinite Indulgence. Everything is included."

"Completely new and stylishly decorated, this exclusive suite at TRS Coral Hotel is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. King size bed, or 2 queen-size beds with memory foam mattresses, pillow menu and black-out curtains. I can say I honestly slept like a baby. Relax on the furnished terrace and enjoy the Costa Mujeres sun in complete privacy, have a luxurious bath in the hydro-massage bath and indulge yourself in tailor-made luxury with exclusive services such as butler service and 24-hour room service. . Some rooms even come with direct access to swim-up pools, which together with floating chairs distributed along the hotel’s canals, provide a luxurious experience designed to surprise and delight."
In TRS and Grand Palladium get used to waiting for and flagging down cart drivers and boat captains. Walking around this huge resort is not the most efficient way to travel. 

Plus, it’s HOT! 

Your outfit will be unwearable by the time you get to the other side of the resort. You will sweat all clothing out. Get used to finding the amenities you want to visit as quickly as possible. Then find the nearest boat port or cart stop to your hotel.

TRS Grand Palladium Coral

Whichever way you find to walk, I can guarantee, that by the end of your stay, you will know a shortcut by boat.

When I got to my buddy’s room, who was staying in the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres (Different from TRS Coral in price), it looked exactly the same as my room, lol! 

So moving from Costa Mujeres to TRS is not an upgrade in terms of rooms but it is an upgrade in terms of services. 

My menu on the tv had a lot more items to order for room service, we had access to a spa and a few other hotel-offers that they didn’t. Plus, I was able to go to any of the grand Palladium Restaurants. But they were unable to come to mine.

The sports bar is where we spent a lot of our nights. 
There was also a live dance festival going on outside of the Sports Bar's door every day and night.

The best place to be is in a pool.

Again, Mexico is hot

but it’s always excellent to have a pool with a swim-up bar to just relax the heat away.

But What about the Mexican Women?

I know dudes don’t think of a place like this (a resort) as an option for singles, but the "choosing is heavy!" One person cleared my misconception by telling me that a lot of Mexicans look at Cancun the way Americans look at Miami. 

It’s a place locals go for a quick weekend vacation. Many think that native Mexicans aren't well off enough to take vacations to hotspots in their country. 

Many don’t realize that as of 2016, Mexico may not be the pinnacle of developed countries, but it beats the majority of its peers in the developing world.

And that is on most economic and quality of life metrics. As of 2016, Mexico's per capita GDP is $17,276.

That’s enough for a vacation to Cancun!

Coming up from a shuttle boat

Mexicans ain't Running to the US like we are led to believe in the US media. Most people seeking asylum are from countries a lot of further south, in Central America. 

They just need to go through Mexico to get to America - which is why trump's invisible wall is always mentioned being on the Mexico/southern US border. 

In all honesty, a pew poll from 2009-2014 showed that More Mexicans are leaving the US than coming in.

Mexicans love their country and they are not interested in many of the crappy jobs that we all of a sudden hold so dear.  Of course, there are rough spots in Mexico. But there are rough spots in the US! All in all, a great majority of Mexicans are happy right where they are.

Cons of TRS Coral  

When it came to the food and drinks, which were all included, I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was a little afraid.  With all of the news about tourists dying, coming out of the Dominican Republic resorts, (which I know, really has nothing to do with Cancun) I was a little more skeptical of everything I put I my mouth for my body to digest. 

And honestly, there was one dinner restaurant that my friends and I went to on our last night there where I was so worried that I didn’t eat at all. 

They got my order wrong at first, and I'm not usually the one to complain, but the waiter had been getting things wrong the entire time we were sitting there. When my order was finally corrected and delivered to me, I smelled funny. My antenna went on high alert. 

I didn’t eat. I chose to wait until we got back to the buffet or Sports Bar. But also there was a certain item at the Buffet (The Ham) that seemed to have been past its expiry date. I like to play it safe. So at buffets, I prefer to eat what I see a chef, not only preparing, but standing guard over, it until the food is all gone. 

That would be my biggest suggestion for TRS Coral. Hire people who stand guard over the buffet food. Maybe I was exaggerating but I’m sure you guys would be very upset if I got sick and was not able to make these spectacular Passport Kings videos for a while. 

Also, make sure you buy your Bottles of Liquor from Duty-free in the Airport. Not only is it playing it safe, but you can make your drinks a lot stronger than what bars give you.


The bottom line is Cancun was Better than Cozumel but not as good as Lucea in Jamaica. The Grand Palladium, well, Palladium Connect makes an OUTSTANDING brand of hotels and Resorts. I recommend them wholeheartedly. 

Cancun White Sands Beach front

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Cancun Airport

Lastly, it was AMAZING how fast I went through the airport in Cancun. I could only wish that leaving other countries could be this easy. 

It’s pretty much the same process as going from one city to another in the States. The only hassle is they won’t tell you which gate your aircraft will be arriving in until about an hour before it lands. But the accommodations in the airport are so cool, you really won’t mind. 

I only wish I knew how easy the Security Process would be before I left my all-Inclusive resort because I would have eaten a big breakfast at the buffet before rushing to the airport.

If you have written off Mexico, I think you may want to reconsider. Don’t believe the negative hype. Give Cancun TRS and Grand Palladium another chance to impress you. They will, and all while treating you like a King...
Pictures at the Airort


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