We are currently staying at Paradise Village. We have several days before we head home, but I think we have seen and experienced enough to capture the resort.
First, as many others have said, this is a great destination for a family vacation. It is very family friend. There is lots to do both for those with young kids as well as teens and twenty-somethings. In fact, there seems to be a good number of teens vacationing with their parents and college kids here as well. All seem to be having fun.
The facilities are generally well maintained. I disagree with those who say it appears run down. However, the experience is not the same as when we have traveled to Marriott or Westin time shares. Many of the basics are missing -- no dish washer detergent or paper towels and the number and variety of dishes, plates etc for cooking is more limited. However, there is daily maid service included. We have done a mix of cooking in the room, which has a full-size kitchen and eating out. The resort has a number of restaurants, snack bars etc.
My one major complaint thus far is that we were told upon check-in that we were being upgraded from the studio we reserved through an Interval International exchange to a one-bedroom unit. In fact, we were not upgraded and when I inquired about it after the fact, I was informed by a less friendly staffer that they were overbooked and there were no other rooms to move us. We did reserve a studio, so we did not get taken. It was just a disappointing after being told we were being upgraded.
The other big complaint is the non-stop sales pitches for the timeshare. We did do the sales tour to learn more about the property and for the promotional offerings. But the tour and pitch took 2-1/2 hours as opposed to the promised 90 minutes. We were upfront with Karla about our reasons for taking the tour, but her demeanor changed at the end when we repeatedly insisted we were not interested. We had to deal with three more pitches from the manager and another guy, Roberto, who "just wanted to save us money." Again, we knew we were going in for a pitch, but it was ridicuous how they would not take 'no' for an answer. The pricing was also high for the property -- starting out at $48,000 and finally dropping to around $12,000. They also kept trying to convince us to trade in our Marriott property.
Back to the resort...there is a lot of activity at the pool. The kids love the slides. The beach is beautiful. And the weather is perfect.
This is definitely a nice property and worth considering. I can see us coming back.
- 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
- Paradise Village Beach Resort & Spa Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit