My wife and I (both in our upper 20s) usually like to go to an AI in this area once a year. Cant go wrong with the beaches here! In the past we have been to the Valentin, Secrets Maroma, and Riu Palace. We stayed here for 7 days in early May.
Nice rooms (pretty much the same as the other resorts I mentioned)
Good food (highly recommend the Porterhouse at the Surf and Turf!)
Great beach (was expecting it to be more rocky from other reviews, was not bad at all!)
Good shows, We only went to a couple shows at night but the Boogie Nights one we went to was probably one of the best shows I have seen down at a resort.
Service on the beach, barely ever saw any. I liked the beach at this resort but only went to it 2 days because of the lack service. I usually like to have a drink beside me when I am there (reason for an all inclusive right?) and only got asked twice in 6-7 hours I was on the beach. And there is not a bar near the beach so your pretty much out of luck. We assumed that was the reason the servers didnt come out there often. The service by the pool didn't seem much better but there is a pool bar so that was no big deal.
Really warm in the restaurants, me and my wife were almost swetting at a couple of dinners. Which usually made us tired and we would skip the show and go to sleep early (reason we only went to 2 shows). Never had that issue at other resorts.
Golf course was getting ariated while we were there. Has to happen to sometime...
The pool bottom was a little slimy in spots. Read that in a couple other reviews and wife told me that a couple times there. Really didn't bother me that much though.
Like others reviews mention the crowd is a little older here, not a big deal, was pretty quiet and relaxing. Maybe a little slow nightlife though.
Really nice resort. Had a great time. Good food, good rooms, great beach, great property. But will probably be going back to different resort we like better in the future (SM). We like going to beach while we are come down to Mexico (main reason we choose this area) and lack of service there and not having a beach bar was disappointing. I knew going down there wasn't a beach bar but expected the service would make up for it.
- 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 hour 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