Recently Paraiso was divided into two different facilities. When I first called I had assumed that they were providing me an A/C bungalow. On arrival I was told the Four A/C bungalows are no longer part of Paraiso. What remained was a single large native style bungalow with 3 separate fan rooms. The bungalow is set back and downhill from the reception/dining hall. One room has an internal bathroom, which is actually just a shower and toilet separated only by a shower curtain. The other two rooms have a separate shower stall and commode, located a few feet from the rooms.
The rooms had a queen size comfortable bed and table fan. It provided adequate circulation. However power during my stay, periodically disappeared. However they do have limited backup generator. The rooms are quite large and comfortable. The grounds of Paraiso are well manicured and quite beautiful with native flowers, plants and garden areas.
The combination reception/restaurant constructed with native materials is at the entry. It makes for a pleasant location for dining and relaxing. Their breakfast was simple, tasty and inexpensive.
It is very quiet and isolated from the village of San Juan. If you don’t have a motorbike your transportation means are very limited. The short rock strewn beach is only a few feet from your room. Sunsets are nothing short of fantastic.
I was initially disappointed that the A/C bungalows were not available but being tired and that the large fan rooms were priced at 500 php per night, I decided to stay. I was not disappointed as the ocean breezes more than adequately cooled my evening sleep. This was a bargain as smaller fan rooms were 2 to 3 times as much on the Island.
There were only 4 staff, they served as hostess, cooks, guides and were related to the owners. They were wonderful folks.