Yet again... the perfect vacation...
This was not our first, not our second... but our 7th visit to this little bit of heaven.
Plane landed at 10:30 am and had our first drink in hand at 11:58 am.... and it was amazing for the next 10 days.
At arrival we were greeted by Laura who remembered us from past visits, our room would be ready shortly and to go have lunch and then on the way there, our previous pool waitress Leticia, noticed us from a distance and literally ran over to hug us and say hello.
Hands down the people that work here are the absolute best at their jobs. The reason they are still here working is because they are good and the Iberostar values that. Our friend Eder, still in charge of the Star Friends, our lovely Olivia still making the best omelletes ever, Hugo, now a head waiter, ever attentive and warm. Ricardo and Oscar the deliteful bell staff that are the start and end to the best of vacations....And some new, and wonderful additions, Chris and Andy the star friends that kept us entertained and amused, Darwin and Leticia wait staff in the dining rooms that were gracious and attentive.
One thing we noticed was what we thought impossible, the food - better even than before, we have loved the food always but it even got better - our ranking favorites Italian, Gourmet, Surf n Turf, Japanese... must haves in the same order - Lobster Risotto , Cheese Souflee, Moulton chocolate cake, Bananas Tempura.
We met so many new friends - Hi to Richard, Marilyn, Brenda and Rick - see you all soon...we all had some very fun afternoons at the pool with loads of the other guests all friendly and fun.
Yes this resort is adult only, and no its not the hot spot for night life, but you don't want for good times - there is plenty to do sun up to sunset... and there is music and shows and kariokee, so no you won't be bored - in fact I guarentee you will be exhausted !!
There were a few annoying folk there playing the towel game, got heated even a few times and the towel staff actually had to step in and they finally started to remove unattended towels so that chairs were freed up as they should be... this happens at every resort, you just need to play fair and nice... yes get up early to get a chair... but then BE ON IT, don't assume its yours all day - its not...
Anyway we will be back - this Christmas to be exact... this resort lives up to its ratings and truly is GRAND PARADISE...
- 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