My sister and I vacationed here in late April 2014 to celebrate my completion of cancer treatment. I was ready for sun and relaxation and was not disappointed. This is a family oriented resort so if you are looking for crazy nightlife and couples activities, move on up to the Grand (adults only, right next door). There were plenty of things to do for children including poolside activities, shows, etc. After 9 at night, things are very quiet unless you go across the way to the Galaxy nightclub (opens at 11pm- crowd is mid-20's) Pools are fantastic! Lazy river is just what the name implies~ lazy! People have complained about the slow pace of the lazy river...the name is not rapid river so just relax and enjoy it :-) We did bring our own inflatable rings with us and were glad because all of the others were in use.Our room was right outside of the wave pool and I think we only heard the siren once- certainly not an annoyance. People do put their towels out on the chairs very early at both the pool and the beach- even though the hotel says it is not permitted. We just followed suit and it was okay. Rooms were clean and the staff did a great job keeping things stocked and leaving unique towel animals. It is not a brand new hotel, but there was certainly no "musty" smell as people have said. We saw a few ants in our room but only because we were careless with food. (it is a tropical location people, there are bugs!) Grounds are immaculate and they are constantly working on upkeep. The beach is super clean but use caution when getting in the water...there are stones/coral but if you go in slowly and are aware of them, it isn't a problem. This is the ocean and they are a natural occurrence. Make sure to visit the shopping center across from the main entrance. There is a tequila bar that actually serves outstanding espresso and cappuccino! Worth the walk! They also have decent prices on t-shirts, jewelry and souvenirs if you don't want to travel off the resort grounds. Great crepes can be found in this shopping center, too! The food was okay- certainly not gourmet but edible. We tried 4 of the restaurants and the hibachi style was our favorite. The poolside buffet was the least desirable. If you want to try them, I recommend emailing the resort a few weeks before your trip to make your reservation. You can reserve up to three restaurants in advance and they do fill up quickly. Make sure you try the "green juice" at the breakfast buffet. Looks unusual but it is delicious! Waitstaff was also wonderful and efficient. Wi-fi is available for free at the front lobby. It is a bit slow but, hey, we were on vacation and it was free of charge! A word of caution, watch your footing while walking around the numerous fountains/ walkway pools- we saw a few people fall in who weren't paying attention or who had paid TOO MUCH attention at the bar. You will do a good amount of walking as the resort is long and narrow with a short walk to the beach. The racoon-like Coati were adorable as long as you don't try to feed them. They tend to keep their distance and are very playful and fun to watch. Peacocks were everywhere and gorgeous. There were some deer in an enclosure on the way over to the shopping center and we took the liberty of sharing apples with them on our daily walk to get espresso.
Now the best part!! I accidentally left my wallet in the outdoor seating area while waiting for my limo to the airport. It contained credit cards, jewelry and 355 dollars in cash. I contacted them and they did find it! They returned all my belongings and EVERY PENNY OF MY MONEY! Now THAT is integrity, honesty and customer service!! Bottom line is: Great resort, decent food and amazing customer service. Go for it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the beautiful beach of "Playa Paraiso" (Mexico). With the only wave pool on the Riviera Maya. 16 restaurants, 11 of them a-la-carte. 18-hole golf course and convention center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Hotel Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Playa Paraiso
- Iberostar Hotel Paraiso Lindo
- Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico