My husband and I have been to mexico 8 times since 2003 and the Iberostar Grand is by far the best resort ever and is about 25 minutes south of the airport. The Riu Palace, Xcaret, Barcelo or the other Iberostar resorts don't compare to The Grand. However, this is definately a couples resort. No children are allowed. The resort has a very relaxing feel. Although I don't recommend working on your vacation, there is free internet service provided to you room. You just have to contact your butler for the cable and password if you bring your own laptop.
The service is spectacular, everyone is extremely kind and always waiting to meet your every need. No tipping is required, but a few dollars does go a long way. The grounds are well cared for and extremely clean. No musty smell and the air conditioning worked well. The beds were very soft, with down comforters and pillows.
The resort serves premium alcohol (grey goose, captain morgan, don julio, belvidere, etc), a wide range of beers ( miller, all mexican beers, coors, budweiser, etc), and many wines. The food is outstanding especially Tony's seafood and steak. What was amazing to me was at lunch you could order steak, lobster, chicken etc. and the waiter would bring it to your table. I'd definately recommend trying the breakfast room service (it was delicious).
The pool has a nice veiw of the ocean and the joining hot tub is heated. You didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve a cabana or beach chairs. There seemed to be enough for everyone.
No words can explain how beautiful and relaxing this resort was. I would definately rate this as the best resort in mexico and would recommend anyone going on a couples trip to try this resort. It would be perfect for honeymooners. My husband and I plan on returning to the Grand every winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the long, fine, sandy beach of Playa Paraiso in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Top 5-star luxury. Quiet and relaxing. Personal butler and concierge service. 24 hours all inclusive service. 4 a la carte restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Playa Paraiso
- Playa Paraiso Iberostar
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico