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Iberostar Paraiso Maya

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An August 2005 trip to Riviera Maya by Cantin2

Iberostar Pools Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Iberostar Paraiso Maya, opened in November 2004, is the newest and most upscale of the Iberostar resorts on Riviera Maya. We enjoyed a week there in August 2005.

Iberostar Paraiso Maya

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Friendly staff Incredible pools with waterfalls, lazy river, Jacuzzis, bar, and wave pool Beautiful, long sandy beach Quality of food at a la carte restaurants - some for adults only Beautifully decorated aand designer furnished spacious suites with hammock swing Elegant bathrooms with Jacuzzi tub, mood lighting, and music The elaborate decor of the atriums and walkways that connect the six buildings Architecture - incredibly beautiful replica of the Chitzen Itza pyramid serving here as the main bar - it's filled with art and serves top-shelf liquor and has nightly entertainment Quick Tips: For quiet relaxation, find the three pools behind the ...Read More

Iberostar Paraiso Beach

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Photo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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Iberostar Paraiso is a huge resort between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. There are four hotels that call this home: Paraiso Del Mar, Paraiso Beach, Paraiso Lindo, and Paraiso Maya. Picture it as four columns of buildings spreading from the highway to the beach. The Del Mar and beach share facilities, with a pool between them, and the Lindo and Maya have theirs. Each of these hotels have about 400 rooms. Since Lindo and Maya are more expensive, their guests can utilize all services at all hotels. Del Mar and beach guests have access only to their own. Although they can use the beach and pools at Maya and Lindo, they will not be served food or drinks. Paraiso Maya has a vast lobby for a chec...Read More

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach
Riviera Maya, KM309
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Iberostar Maya's Pools

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Iberostar Pools Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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One of the best attractions of Iberostar is its pools. There are so many of them, appealing to all types of personalities and all ages, all superbly clean and crystal-clear. They weave on down between Maya and Lindo from the main lobby to the mangrove bridge near the beach. Reflecting pools with waterfalls and a couple of resident swans can be seen from the lobby on your way to the rooms. Next in line is the toddler's pool at the mini club, fenced in for security and adorned with a slide and waterfalls created by water flowing from animals’ mouths. Kids and adults like floating on a tube in the lazy river slowly making its way around a lush island and under bridges. The landscaping here allows yo...Read More

Maya's Rooms

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Maya's Rooms Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Iberostar Paraiso Maya has about 60 spacious, beautifully furnished junior suites with a step-down living room, all with balconies, housed in a three-story building created around an open-air atrium. Each of the six buildings has a concierge responsible to make your stay carefree. They will make dinner reservations and spa appointments and offer suggestions for sightseeing and any information about the resort you may need. As you enter your room, a hallway with closets, a safe, minibar, and coffeemaker occupy one side, and a marble bathroom with twin sinks, a glass-enclosed shower, Jacuzzi, powerful hair dryer, magnifying mirror, and plenty of towels is across the hall. The bathroom has mood light...Read More

The Beach at Iberostar Paraiso Maya

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Iberostar maya Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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The beach shared by the four Iberostar resorts is one of the best around - It's about 1/2 mile long with soft fine sand and is very wide. The small amount of seaweed that washes ashore is continually cleaned. A wooden walkway connecting all the hotels is lined with a watersport bungalow, bocce and horseshoe courts, soccer court and at the far end, a jet ski rental and parasailing center. There are even a few palapas for massages. Windsurfing, kayaks, catamarans and snorkeling equipment is included in the price of your stay. Snorkeling, fishing and diving excursions can be arranged - banana boats rides, jetskis and parasailiing are also popular at an extra fee. The water is crystal clear, ...Read More

Breakfast at Maya and Lindo

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Iberostar Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Unlike other all-inclusives that bill themselves as five-star, Iberostar does not have any full-service breakfast service breakfast or lunch venues. Since the resort is so large, we chose to eat at the Lindo and Maya restaurants during our stay. Breakfast starts out gradually with coffee and pastries at 6am and expands to more and more foods, with chef-attended stations from 7 to 11am. There is no need to get up too early. Maya's breakfast is served in La Marina, but Lindo has more options. The restaurant poolside nearest the beach, El Fogon, had continental breakfast, but this was certainly a mega-continental: eggs, bacon, cheese, sausage, meats, fruit, cereals, juices, and pastries is ce...Read More
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At Iberostar there is no full service, a la carte lunch, but the options are many. If you're at the beach, a small grill area is set up with nachos and cheese, salad station, and a cook is grilling hot dogs. The hamburgers are tasty and even cooked rare if you ask and on a daily rotating basis there is either sausage, beef, or pork. It's basically serve yourself on paper plates—the beach bar is close by and there are shaded picnic tables to sit at. As you walk over the mangrove bridge to the pools, a grill is set up on the deck of the Mexican restaurant by the pool—a bit more extensive than at the beach. You can eat on the deck, take it back to your lounge chair, or sit inside with fans. Across the...Read More