Let me open by stating I truely like Paradise Village. I feel the facilities and the location are top-notch! I have been back every other year since 2001 and will continue to go back. And, yes, I am a Vacation Club member. All that said I do sympathise with the high pressure tactics used to get visitors to buy into the club. Even as a member I am burdened by this from time to time. My advice to people thinking about joining Paradise Village, or any other vacation club for that matter, is to buy the membership second hand and skip the initial high-pressure tactics used at the point-of-sale.
I purchassed mine from my best friend at the payoff price. He told me of the 2 hour pressure sale he experienced as he talked them down in price. Even while speaking fluent Spanish he found them difficult to deal with. I would not have been so fortunate or patient if I had done this myself. Do yourself a favor and bypass this situation and buy from someone selling an established membership. You won't regret it!
As I said even as a member you feel the pressure. It's perfectly OK to accept one of their breakfast seminars, and they really hold you to it, for they seem to know how to find you. It's all how you go about it. I had no intention of upgrading my membership to yearly points instead of every other year. But seeing as though I was hungry and wanted breakfast I agreed to listen to them. I listend and politely told them that during this economy that my equity was tied up in other things, but I will keep the upgrade in consideration. How could they argue that? Surprisingly that passified them. I'm sure they are harder on non-members, because they've already got my money, they just wanted more of it.
As a member you also have to get used to the constant hounding of staff trying to schedule your entire vacation for you. You just have to have a certain mind-set and script out your responces ahead of time. "Sorry Carlos, no horseback riding today", "Sorry Carlos, swimming with Dolphins is not my thing", "Sorry Carlos, if you really want to see me puke, just put me on a Deep Sea Fishing boat!" Best thing is to get Carlos's cell number, and they all have one, and reasure him that you will contact HIM if you decide to do anything. Hopefully after the first three days they know to leave you alone.
This might not be so easy for those you go to Paradise Village with the intent of staying there the whole time. When I go to P.V. I like to experience all of it, and look at the resort only as a place to sleep. Remember this is Mexco and it's not the safest place. Due to their great security I find great relief in having a safe place to retire come night-time.
Paradise Village is a great place, you just have to go about it the right way. Don't let these places stress you out and push you around. It's supposed to be a vacation, right?
- 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