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My Remarkable and Lavish 5-day Stay at the TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Recently I had the pleasure of staying at the TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya, Mexico which sits between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

TRS Yucatan is part of the Palladium Hotel Group, which is a luxury hotel group that has all different ranges of hotels in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, and Spain.

While this is my first time staying in a Palladium Hotel, I can say that I will be spending my time in other Palladium Hotels in all of the locations that they offer. I was impressed, to say the least.

Zentropia Spa in the White Sands section of the resort
Main pool at the Zentropia Spa

TRS Yucatan is one of four in this Pallidum grouping on the Riviera, in which it is the only one of the four that is adults-only. TRS is all-inclusive and while staying here, you have access to all four properties, where as, the other three properties do not allow you access into TRS. Presumably because it is adults-only and they other three are catered to families.

What are rooms available at TRS Yucatan?

There is a wide variety of rooms available, but I chose a Junior Suite Private Pool with a Jungle Garden View. I had always wanted to stay at a resort where I had my own pool available and I finally have done it; this is the only way to go, now!

What are the property amenities?

The whole resort has every possible amenity available. However, TRS Yucatan has the following amenities:

  • Adults only pool on the ocean
  • Saltwater pool on the ocean
  • Chic Cabaret
  • Restaurants and bars
    • Bars open 24 hours
  • 24-hour room service
  • Butler service
What are the room amenities?
  • Robe and slippers
  • Mini bar
    • Restocked everyday with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Rain shower
  • Toilet
  • Bed, sofa, and big-screen TV
  • Couch and sitting area
  • Private pool with lounge and table outside and view of the jungle
What are the food and drink options?
  • Helios
    • I went for breakfast here almost every day
    • Amazing buffet and some items for order on the menu
  • El Gaucho
    • Argentinian food
      • I didn’t have a chance to try this but it was always packed
  • Tentazione
    • I did have dinner here one night
    • Italian food and it was delicious
  • La Boheme
    • Had dinner here twice
    • French food and everything was amazing
  • Chic Cabaret and Restaurant
    • This restaurant and the cabaret shows are closed due to covid but they did have outdoor shows every night while I was there

These restaurants are on the TRS portion; there are other restaurants throughout the whole resort.

Grand Colonial beachfront section of the resort
Grand Colonial beachfront section of the resort
Is there parking available?
  • Yes, there is parking available through the valet if you choose to rent a car at the airport.
Are there exercise options available?
  • There are exercise options available with a gym, which is located in the Spa, as well as group classes in the main pool in the White Sands section
Is there an airport shuttle available and how far is TRS Yucatan from the Cancun airport?
  • Yes there is an airport shuttle and it is about 80 minutes from the airport
    • I took a shared shuttle to the resort
Is the property on the beach and how are the views?
  • Yes, this resort is on the beach however, beach views from your room will be dependent on where you’re staying and which room option you choose
Since you have access to the other three properties, how do you get from TRS to the other properties?
  • You can walk, however, there are golf carts with drivers that will take you anywhere you want to go and they are always driving around
    • There are actually ‘stops’ everywhere that you can stand and wait for a cart to come by
Day 1
  • Arrive at the Cancun airport, go through customs, and get on shuttle
  • Take the shuttle to the TSR Yucatan
  • Arrive at resort and wait in lobby for check-in
    • You will be served any drink you like while waiting as well as some snacks, if you would like
  • Check-in
    • Provide a copy of the passport which is required at all hotels
  • Take cart to the room where you are greeted by your butler
    • When staying on the TSR section, you have a butler to tend to your needs
      • Making reservations, ordering you a cart, bringing you bottles, etc.3
  • Unpack, put on bathing suit and take a dip in my private pool
  • Took a cart to the lobby for drinks
  • Ordered room service and had a relaxing evening in my room
Mango margarita with tajin upon arrival at TRS Yucatan
Mango margarita with tajin upon arrival at TRS Yucatan

Day 2

  • Headed for breakfast at Helio’s
    • Had eggs benedict, coffee and a mimosa
  • Went back to the room to put my suit on and headed to the pool in Grand Palladium that had a swim up bar
  • After the pool, went and grabbed some food at a buffet where I had a salad, a piece of pizza, and champagne
  • Went back to the room for a swim and a little rest
  • Went to dinner at La Boheme and it was amazing
  • After dinner, went to the Chic Cabaret and watched a live performance and had some drinks
  • It was time for bed

Day 3

Floating breakfast with champagne in my private pool
  • This was a “treat yo self” day as I had the floating breakfast
    • An absolute feast served to you in your private pool with a bottle of champagne and rose petals thrown on water
    • There was more than enough food for two people and is the ultimate romantic moment
  • Decided that we wanted to go to Tulum and see the ruins
    • Took a taxi to the ruins, which was about 20 minutes away
    • Took an hour guided tour through the ruins
    • Stopped in Tulum and had a fresh pina colada in a fresh coconut
  • Headed back to the hotel and went to the room for a swim and a rest
  • Went to dinner at Tentazione which is Italian and it was wonderful
  • Went to Chic cabaret for another live show and had some more drinks
  • Off to bed I went
Drinks and a show at Chic Cabaret

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Helios
  • Hydrotherapy and lazy river at the Zentropia spa
  • Buffet lunch
  • Rest and a pool dip
  • Dinner at La Boheme (yes, it was that delicious)
  • Drinks and a show at Chic Cabaret
  • Off to bed early as it was time to checkout tomorrow

Day 5

  • Breakfast at Helio’s
  • Back to the room to pack and head to the lobby to checkout
  • Shuttle picked us up to head to the airport
  • Arrived at the airport where I checked in for my flight, went through security, and had a bite to eat before the flight


  • I would absolutely stay here again, as the amenities and staff were incredible
    • From now on, I must always have my own pool but I think I will go for the regular suite or the ambassador suite with an ocean view
  • The food, the drinks, the comfort was all incredible
  • For an all-inclusive, it never felt that way due to the 5-star atmosphere
  • The only downside was that I went during COVID, however, I am (was at this time) fully-vaccinated and everyone on the premise wore masks
    • Some of the venues were closed but there was more than enough available that it you didn’t really even notice that this was during a pandemic

Ladies, now that you know where to stay, make sure you know what to take for your luxury beach vacation; check out my post “The Best 5-day Carry-on Guide for a Curvy Girl” HERE

A 5-day stay at TRS Yucatan
5-Day Stay at TRS Yucatan

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10 responses to “My Remarkable and Lavish 5-day Stay at the TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya, Mexico”

  1. […] My Remarkable and Lavish 5-day Stay at the TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya, Mexico […]

  2. That resort looks amazing! -Vicky from

    1. It was amazing! I definitely recommend, especially if you are looking for a romantic getaway!

      1. Awesome! Great to know 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Wow! This resort is gorgeous! The bedroom is stunning! Definitely saving for a future romantic trip!

    1. Definitely save for a future romantic trip and make sure you get the room with a private pool and the floating breakfast! It’s super romantic!

    1. The pictures don’t really do it justice!

  4. Hi! I was wondering how you booked your trip??? Thank you! Pics are GORGEOUS

    1. Hi! I apologize for the delay in answering this! I actually booked it through

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