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Iberostar Paraiso Beach review

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

I got married in April 2018 and not too long after I went on my honeymoon! I hadn’t planned on writing this post, but I’ve had so many questions since, I thought I would share our magical experience.

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

How we Choose Where To Go

We knew we wanted to go somewhere neither of us had travelled to before, we also knew we wanted somewhere that would be perfect for just lounging around but also had lots of activities to do too. We finally settled on Mexico because of the pristine beaches, culture, warm weather and we knew there would we lots for us to do!

Where we stayed

After reading the amazing reviews online we chose the Iberostar Paraiso Beach.  It’s located in Playa Paraíso, between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, and is relatively close to the airport (30 minute taxi). It’s also part of a much bigger complex that includes 5 resorts, a shopping centre and nightclub.

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

From the time we got there to the time we left, we were blown away by how beautiful everything was, how great the food was, and how accommodating and nice all of the staff were.

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

We have never done an all inclusive holiday before, preferring to try out lots of restaurants and explore. So I wasn’t sure whether we would get bored and feel the need to book lots of different excursions! However we loved Iberostar Paraiso beach so much that we actually did less excursions then we had originally planned on!

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

They resort is so spread out and there is so much to explore! Based in the jungle, with lots of colourful gardens and flowera. I loved all the wildlife and the sound of birds. Pink flamingos, peacocks, parrots, iguanas and cute little coati can be found in the resort grounds.

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Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

The food was amazing! There was so much choice, even the fussiest of eaters would be able to find something! Every meal there was something different to choose from. 

There’s the three main restaurants which are a buffet style, where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Iberostar Paraiso Beach Review

However, there is also 9 a la carte restaurants, and if you are on the all-inclusive plan then these are also included within your plan.

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There’s an Italian, Indian, Island BBQ, Japanese, seafood restaurant, and many more. There was also a coffee shop, crepe shop, club, taco bar, beach grill and much more that was all included. There was also a mini bar and fridge in our room that was restocked daily, this was also included in the all inclusive package.

The resort is located directly on the beautiful beach. Here you could book Jet Skis, Snorkiling trips. The sea was so blue and you were often met by a group of angel wish!

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From the amazing sunrises, to the colourful sunsets, to the clear blue water, it was almost like walking in a postcard.

The staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive, and couldn’t do enough for you.  It really was a dreamy place that would be perfect for honeymooners, but also even families too.

We loved Iberostar Paraiso Beach it was the perfect resort to dip our toe into the Mexico. We loved it so much that as soon as we got home we looked at the other places Iberostar has hotels. We have since booked a trip in Cuba this July at another one of their hotels!

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What We Did

As I mentioned before we loved the hotel so much that we did a lot of chilling by the pool and beach! However we did take a trip into Playa Del Carmen, and did some shopping on 5th Avenue. We also booked Jet Skis and went snorkelling. Snorkelling in Mexico is amazing, there is so much to see!

Next time we go Mexico we would love to visit one of the National Parks and see the Chichen Itza. There really is so much to do there and we would love see it all!

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We had the most magical time and definitely want to go back to Mexico. We are also so excited to explore more of the Iberostar hotels in the future.

Does Iberostar Paraiso Beach have a lazy river?

No Iberostar Paraiso beach does not have a lazy river. You can only access the lazy river if you stay at the Lindo, Maya or Grand Iberostar hotels.

What is the difference between Iberostar Paraiso Beach and Del Mar?

Iberostar Paraiso Beach and Iberostar Paraiso del Mar share the same restaurants, pools and beach which guests at both hotels can access.

They each have their own lobbies and are each decorated differently. Other than that there is not much difference.

What is the beach like at Iberostar Playa Paraiso?

Iberostar Paraíso Beach is located on the beachfront of the Yucatán Peninsula, this Riviera Maya. The beach incredible with beautiful white sand and the sea is lovely and warm.

You will see a variety of fish including angel fish in the sea and you can walk for miles down the beach front.

There is a beach bar that serves burgers, chips and more at lunch. You will find lots of loungers available and you can also book water-sports and trips.

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Love Hayley x


Friday 22nd of February 2019

Mexico looks dreamy! What a beautiful location for your honeymoon!

Zoey |


Thursday 21st of February 2019

Oh I see your honeymoon was a dream! xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Natalya Amour

Thursday 21st of February 2019

sunds like such an amazing trip!

Candice |