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Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #1 | Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #11 of 24 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“Wonderful Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Just returned from a trip from Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta(mid Nov). Temp was in the high 80's and low 90's with very slight humidity. This is our 4th time staying at Paradise. The facility and grounds are absolutely clean. Well very kept. I would say this is a family oriented resort. There are two pools for kids and an adult quiet pool and a lap pool. The adult pool has staff standing by in case if children are making noise, they will politely ask them to return to the children pool. Location of resort is walking distance to the shopping plaza which houses several restaurants and McDonald and pizza take out. There is a full size supermarket so you can stock up. Free shuttle service to their golf course and their larger fitness center and tennis center. Staff are very friendly and courteous. This is a time share so as long as you remain firm, it should not be an issue. Tennis Coach Raul is great.
Corrected my tennis bad habit and helped me to improve my game. Food is average depending on what they have as their theme night. The Italian Restaurant Pascadorie is excellent.
I grow to like this place a lot every time I return. Very low key and relaxing.
Can't wait to return next year.

Room Tip: Ask for the ocean view room - Banderas Bay. Its wonderful to see the sunset. Gorgeous.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Stayed here for a Thursday through Monday weekend, was wonderful!
You actually feel like you're living in Mexico because of the architecture and design and the music playing outdoors. The other hotels on the strip all looked American and they had less than half the huts and space that Paradise Village has. Our studio included a living room and a full kicthen with appliances! We cooked breakfast each morning and stocked up on cerveza and coffee creamer. The bed was hard so we got an extra cushion to put under the sheet, which helped.There were so many guests due to staying for Thanksgiving but it was easy to find your own space on the beach, by the pool, and at restaurants. I always do my research and did go out to dinner at nearby restaurants and downtown. Lunch I always got at the Kikal beach bar which was awesome and cheap.2 for 1 drinks there from 5pm-6pm. Research what the usual charges are for taxis in between zones before you go. We had that handy and no one tried to over-charge us. There's tigers and parrots on your way out of the resort and the marina is right behind the mall. Definitely glad we stayed here and DIDNT' do the presentation. We did that once before and it's a waste unless you're planning to buy. You still get good discounts on activities from other reps that work in booths right outside the resort and in the mall and there;s always online booking which was the way we went. Sunsets on this beach are amazing!

Room Tip: Oceanview and request it once you book. Supposedly there was a waiting list now for people to transf...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The most uncomfortable bed I ever slept on, the bed was like concrete, the pillows were like a rock, both me and my wife couldn't sleep. We asked for softer pillows and they brought us two smaller rocks. Service was marginal. Then I asked for a map and was sent to the time share sharks. I couldn't get a map until we went through the time share tour. They promised 90 minutes, 2 1/2 hours later I had to get blunt and stand up and walked out. They did give a discount on a tour for our troubles. Location is great, beach was great. One night at dinner I couldn't find a waiter to give me my bill, they had my hotel number when we sat down. So my wife and I left, they called the room while we were sleeping 5 times before I picked up the phone and told them we wouldn't sign the ticket until the next day. There has to be a better place to stay or even to own than this.

Room Tip: The internet said we had a balcony and we didn't, I had to go back to the front desk and demand...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We have been going to Paradise for 20 years and still love it! What a wonderful time we all had on vacation! In a word it was fabulous! Housekeeping, beach beverage folks and overall staff = excellent!

Room Tip: The penthouse was awesome for a large group!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

This is the 4th family visit to this resort in 2 years. Paradise Village provides for quick + easy access to and from airport in Puerto Vallarta. WestJet Vacations is very well organized and professional. Transportation provided by small vans instead of large tour buses which avoids multiple stops to other resorts. (Option to take a cab for 150 pesos/ 1 way). Checkin and checkout has improved. (Could still be better to accomodate the crowds.) Rooms are spotless. Resort is really clean. Free WiFi in hotel lobby and pool areas. Main pool area is huge, accomodates a kiddy area, and features 2 massive "alligator" water slides for the kids and adults! Beach is massive and clean but Palapa areas could be raked more frequently. Water in Banderas Bay is warmer than the pool in November and offers great boogy boarding for all ages! Great variety of Theme nights throughout the week and are all very well organized and the food is consistently good. Always the option to opt out of Theme night for a quality quiet dinner at the Tulum restaurant. (Waiter- Sebastian is top notch and so is the food !). Beach waiter (Carlos) is one of the best and knows what service is all about ! This resort vacation caters to all ages. Family always feels safe. Great mix of people and nationalities. Chalk this vacation up for another memorable experience !

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, California
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The resort is very nice and very well maintained. The rooms are beautiful. Do your best to avoid the time share presentation as it is a hard sell and can ruin 1/2 a day of your vacation. Also they don't provide what I would consider are basic Timeshare basics for the rooms, like dish soap and paper towels. The restaurants are pricey but their are nearby restaurants. Down side is that this resort is far removed from downtown Puerto Vallarta. But do try the buses and the for sure the water taxi.

Room Tip: Beach side and farther up are best
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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35 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I want to make this helpful, so will write in bullet points;
This is very much a RESORT, you might as well be on any beach in the world and won't feel in Mexico, so just depends what you want of your vacation, its not romantic and the rooms are very simple. There's only wifi in the lobby.
It feels like the hotel staff aren't helpful in recommendations as they just want to keep you spending in the hotel.
The air conditioners and the dehumidifiers in the room were very loud!
- When you land, just walk right through the mess of and get a taxi outside the airport. 10-15$ is a good price 15-20 is OK but high and over 20 is a rip off.
- When you check in don't immediately get an all inclusive package, wait to see the bar and hotel restaurant prices, to see if you can spend that much.
- Ask for the drinks prepaid voucher, like 33$ for 10 drinks its a good saving on cocktails and stuff from the beach bars.
- You have 2 banks by the hotel, one in the mall and a second in the medical center.
- The beach and the hotel bars on the beach are great, with good food as well.
- Happy hour is from 16:00.
- Don't shop at the supermarket in the mall beside the hotel, there's a Wal Mart!
- Getting to Wal Mart, you can take a taxi for 70-100 Pesos of the Bus from the mall (very easy) for 13.5 pesos. And come back with a taxi.
- Going to town, Cheapest and best is to take the bus to Wal Mart and a Taxi into town, coming back from town take a taxi for about 200 pesos total.
- 4 great restaurants, Il Piscatore (you can put on your room) 3 minutes from the hotel, Porto Bello very nice Italian 30 minute walk or 35 pesos taxi, Prime 159 good meat 30 min walk or 35 pesos taxi, Barcelona Tapas in town (AMAZING).
- Do the 2 hour presentation from the time shares and try to get as many free things, Vallarta adventures, golf and so on.

Room Tip: Over the pool may be loud and get to much sun.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #1 | Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#9 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover your Paradise! Elegantly situated in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, located within its own peninsula all set against a spectacular tropical backdrop, Paradise Village Resort and Spa is an all inclusive and European plan all-suite designer accommodations beachfront hotel, is a five star development that offers a gorgeous beach! Just 15 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Village Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Paradise Village Beach Hotel
Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta
Paradise Village Puerto Vallarta

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