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We stayed at the timeshares in paradise two years ago and will go back again next january. We loved it. Because we had a small limited kitchen facility, we had most of our meals on our small balcony that overlooked the ocean. We went to Walmart and Mega for food items and also some light shopping at the little grocery store on premises. We didn't have a car and went on the bus a couple of times to Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, Sayulita and Cruz de Huanacaxtle for a cute little market. We are "young seniors" and stayed in the Uxmal Tower which was perfect. It's much quieter than the main building which has the slides etc. in the pools, attracting all the kids. Let me know if you have more specific questions.
Entertainment/night life is limited, it's a quiet after 10 pm resort. Great for people that would like to have peace and quiet and get up early to enjoy the great facilities and restaurants, but not a place for party people.
Stayed there last year and we loved it. We had a two bedroom in Tikal tower and faced the beach, the uxmal also faced the beach. The Tonina tower, while further away are the newer units and have a washer/dryer. Their views are hit and miss though as some looking into parking lot, but some look into the marina which is very pretty. I thought the food was very high end. We were all inclusive and it is a different kind of AI, you had to sign for everything even though the total was zeroed out. I assume it was because not everyone was AI and they need a way to track it. Everything closes at 10:30pm, but we went to the mall and bought drinks for the room and sat out on the balcony at night. We really liked it.
We have an opportunity to stay in a 2 bedroom with a limited kitchen at this resort. I see in your post you mentioned your limited kitchen. Do you know exactly what "limited kitchen" means? Is there an oven and ability to prepare full meals? Any insight you can give will be appreciated.
I am an owner and have been going to Paradise Village for years. Althjough the kitchen is small, it has a four burner stovetop, a full size refrigerator and a microwave/confection oven. It does not have a oven to bake. The kitchen also has a coffeemaker and a blender, dishes, cookware and drinking glasses. The resort is great and youw ill definitely enjoy your stay.
Kitchen sounds great as I am travelling with two young kids 17 mths old and 3 year old.
Anyone know how friendly the resort is with young kids? Any kiddie areas and babysitting?