I just got back from the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar / Beach and had an amazing time. My fiance and I went for 7 days 6 nights in late August / early September. The weather was a little crazy. Summer showers pretty much every day but we never went a day without sun. The hotel is huge and there are tons of things to do. There is never a dull moment. Overall we had an absolutely amazing experience and are planning our return next year.
DISTANCE: The hotel is about 30 minutes from the Cancun airport. We hired a private transfer called USA Transfers.It was 80 dollars private van round trip. They are punctual and the drivers were very nice.
HOTEL: The grounds are just beautiful. The staff works to keep it clean all the time. There is really cool wildlife everywhere but they are never bothersome. They keep to themselves. I know there are some reviews where people complain about the walk. Here is my thought, from one end of the hotel to the other is a 10 minute walk (strolling). Those that complain about a 10 minute walk are extremely lazy and probably need some exercise to begin with. The hotel is just beautiful and walking around was always a bonus. Lastly, the staff was great! Super nice people that went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. The nightly shows were very entertaining and a great way to end the evening.
BEACH: Spectacular! The staff kept the beach clean all day and night. There were more than enough chairs for everyone and there were always empty ones around. The only thing you may need to come early for is a chair under the umbrellas. Those can sometimes go quickly. We walked for quite a few miles in both directions of the coast and the Iberostar beach was the nicest and most clean. The water was warm and there was little to no seaweed. The bar at the beach was great. Never a line to get something to drink and there was staff that walked around bringing drinks to you. There was also a snack bar at the beach in case you have the munchies.
RESTAURANT: We ate at the Mexican restaurant which was OK ... nothing out of the ordinary. We also ate at the Japanese restaurant which was fun because it was a Hibachi. Good food, good chefs that put on a show. Lastly we had dinner at the Mediterranean Restaurant which was awesome. The food was amazing and next time I may reserve it twice! The buffets were very good for both breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There were 4 buffets at the hotel and all of them were good. Tasty food with lots of options.
ROOM: Very clean. The showers were fine. I don't know what other people complained about. The water pressure was good and everything was clean. The only thing is that it was a little too dark, more lighting would have been a plus. We stayed in building 37. Again, the walk was fine ... nothing was far. The only comment I would make about the rooms is that if you like to sleep in early, get a room near the pools. The nightly shows end a little late (close to midnight) and you can hear the music from the rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the beach of "Playa Paraíso" (Mexico). High standard of comfort. Wide gastronomic variety. 18-hole golf course. PAD/SSI – diving school, massage at the beach and the pool. Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar Hotel Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Hotel Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar Mexico
- Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico