I stayed at the Paraiso Maya about 2 years ago in the last week of July. My best friend and I loved the experience. We thought there were some good things and some not so good, but over all we loved it. I personally thought it was the best vacation I have ever been on. Everyone complains about the sea grass in the water, and on the beach. This was a problem, but the resort made up for it, I thought. They can't help that the sea grass grew there. The resort always had great entertainment every day and night. All of the staff were very friendly. We never had a problem with anyone while we were there. I'm the type of person who never goes anywhere without makeup, or my hair done, but there I couldn't keep my makeup on or my hair anywhere close to perfect because of the humidity. That was the biggest problem for me. The food was wonderful in my opinion, and ther was plenty of it. There was always pasta because of all the Italian visitors, but they always had seafood. The desserts were terrific also. We ate everything that they served, even if we weren't sure what it was. We never got sick off of anything. The only thing that I thought was strange was that it was hard to get ice, and the domestic beer was served hot not cold. All of the alcoholic beverages were included in your stay. The bartenders were great also. The club, remind you is not one of those great or grand hotels with lots of shopping stores. It is a small secluded resort. If you want to shop, you have to take a bus to cancun. The bus fares are very reasonable, and I believe they came 3 or 4 times a day. The only thing about the bus ride is that if you were in town and missed the bus, you were stuck getting a cab, because the bus always left on time. We took advantage of the extras that they had on the beach. We went snorkling at the reef, that was a small fee, but worth it. We also rode on a catamaran, and went sailing. They also had kayacking. The rooms were always taken care of throughout the day while you were out. They always made towel animals for your bed. The only thing that I had to get use to was that the water that came out of the sink and shower was sea water. So you had to get bottled water to brush your teeth with, and shaving your legs with salt water was an experience. I would recomend investing in some nair or something. The water didn't get very hot, but it wasn't that cold. The balconys were set up very nice. We had a great view of the ocean, and the beach. The palm trees were great also. The whole place was very classy, but simple. The poolbar was very nicely set up. They almost always had snacks of some sort. I'v read other reviews about the bartender not putting alcohol in the drinks, but I never had that problem. Basically, if you like going to secluded places to relax, then this is the place. The beaches are white, and soft, and the only stuff on them is sea grass. If you want to see very crystal clear beaches, you can take a bus to cancun and enjoy the beaches there. I currently am trying to plan another trip for me and my new husband to this resort. That is how much I really enjoyed my stay. Keep up the good work.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Paraiso Maya
- Club Paraiso Maya Riviera Maya, Mexico