This was a family trip and everybody's first time in Puerto Vallarta. All in all, it was a beautiful stay, it's hard to complain about a 2 week tropical getaway, you should just enjoy the time you have there which we did. However, I would like to point out a few things to those who are considering Paradise Village as there are some things that we didn't know. First off, if you have never visited Puerto Vallarta before, please note that the water is not that crystal blue you would expect. As well, upon arriving, we were expecting a larger bus to transport us from the airport to the resort, and we made a few stops to different resorts to drop off other people so it required everybody who was at the front to get off the bus to accommodate the people in the back to get off. Not a big deal considering where it is you are driving to and will be staying is beautiful - just wanted to point that out. Check-in did not take long at all as I've read in past comments. If you're all-inclusive, they give you a list of drinks that are available in that plan and other information you need. We required 3 rooms in total and 1 was given to us immediately upon arrival and so the bellman brought all the luggage to that room until the other rooms were ready. Paradise Village is called paradise for a reason - it is paradise! It is beautiful and breathtaking. The hotel is close to the pool and the ocean! No need to walk far to get to the ocean. The rooms were clean and were not needing upgrades or work done like I've read in previous posts. If you're going on a beach vacation, the room shouldn't matter that much anyways as you'll be spending the majority of your time outside. All of our rooms were pool and ocean view, 2 beds, living room area, bathroom with shower/tub, flat screen t.v., in-room safe, kitchen with utensils, pots and pans, plates and glasses, balcony with table and 2 chairs, also a clothesline in shower/tub area, no complaints on the rooms. Just a note if you have small children or are an early sleeper, not to get a pool view room on the main or even second floor as it will be loud. Food was good, every night has it's own theme. I would strongly suggest you visit the Paradise Village website for more details on the whole resort. You can dine at the buffet or order from the menu at one of the restaurants. Breakfast was repetitive, always the same items with a few different things each day. Again, not a big deal but if you are staying there for two weeks, it might get slightly tiring. The location of the resort is outstanding. They keep the resort beautiful and clean. I would like to mention that in our party of 6 adults and 2 children, we were not hassled by any time share people. Once at the end of the trip, one lady came up to us and asked if we were interested, we said no and she left. I would like to point out also that the water is only given in the room on the first day, after that you need to either ask the bar for water or go to the grocery store. Wifi was not what I expected or read. They gave us a sheet with instructions which outlined that the first day was free and after that you would have to pay. They have a board showing the day's activities and the times, pools were clean, one was more louder and where some games take place, the other one was more quieter. The loud one was more child friendly though. It was loud due to music playing and the activities staff on the microphone when there are games. Mall was very close to resort. They have everything you would require for a beach vacation - shorts, bathing suits, dresses, hats, sunglasses, etc. The grocery store was also a plus - although they only take pesos so you will have to exchange your money at the hotel. Pizza, McDonald's and Subway is also available at mall if you get tired of eating at the resort. Monday is Mexican theme night which is the best night for a show. Wednesday is Western Wednesday and also has a show. That was one thing which would have been nice if somebody had pointed that out. There are no nightly entertainment shows - other than those two days with the exception of a singer with a band. We were expecting nightly entertainment which they did not have. After dinner, there is basically nothing to do but walk around, go to the mall have a gelato or cappuccino, or if you keep walking further down the mall you will find a casino. Drinks are also not available after a certain time (not sure on what time that is now). Very good resort if you really want to relax or if you have kids and they go to bed early. Took a cab from the hotel to downtown. Here is a tip, if you do take a cab, make sure it is one from the hotel. We forgot our camera in the van and thought it was lost forever. A very nice man in the city assisted us by calling the hotel and the hotel knew exactly what van we took as they record this information and we got our camera back upon arriving at the hotel. They are required to record everything that is left in van/cab by passengers. Had we taken a regular cab, the camera would have been lost forever. The city was nice and felt safe. Nobody bothers you, they might ask you to buy something but all you have to do is say no and they will leave you alone. Good place to buy souvenirs as well. The mall on the resort also has good souvenir shops. Unless you are good at trying to make a bargain, the souvenirs cost around the same as the mall at the resort. Ate at a wonderful Italian restaurant. They have street performers but don't take any pictures or they will tell you not to. You need to pay them before you can take a picture. City overlooks the ocean. Please don't misinterpret what I mentioned as complaints, this is a beautiful resort and we had a great time there. I only wanted to point out some things that weren't clear before our stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover your Paradise! Elegantly situated in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, located within its own peninsula all set against a spectacular tropical backdrop, Paradise Village Resort and Spa is an all inclusive and European plan all-suite designer accommodations beachfront hotel, is a five star development that offers a gorgeous beach! Just 15 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Village Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Paradise Village Beach Hotel
- Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta
- Paradise Village Puerto Vallarta