We are a British couple visiting the Yucatan for a three week holiday. We have a hire car & week one of our holidays were spent traveling around visiting Mayan ruins, cenotes & Yucutans colonial towns Merida & Campeche.
So we were ready to relax & plonk ourselves on a beach for week number 2! El Paraiso did not disappoint. We had pre-booked our room back in April as it only has 12 rooms ( I think). The rooms are very comfortable- high beds & equipped with satellite TV, fridge, air-con, kettle & private bathroom. Our office also had a lovely shaded terrace with table & chairs.
The hotel grounds are immaculately kept by a team of friendly staff & the rooms spotlessly cleaned daily also.Breakfast was included & was typically eggs/ breads/ yoghurt/ cereals/ fruit/ tea/ coffee. Reception Staff was helpful with an amazing cozumel jet board tour tip for families & the site had security Staff too. We were able to park our car a stone’s throw from our room & it was quite secure the whole time.
The palm-fringed beach which was also a 30-second walk from our room was beautifully kept too as we had expected a lot of sargassum/ seaweed to be present, but they are on top of it and manage it well here. Swimming in the sea was beautiful.
There was no problem getting sun loungers with umbrellas every day at the beach club & the beach club staff were friendly & very attentive too. As a hotel resident, there was no additional fee for sun loungers/ umbrellas. The beach club has a right menu serving food & drinks throughout the day, and they will take/ deliver orders from your sun loungers-( food/ drinks you pay for).
There are also changing rooms/ toilets/ showers. Beach loungers/club facilities can be used by non-residents also, and there are various fees for this. Tulum town is approx 6 km away and at the time of writing a taxi cost $M150 each way.
There is a fabulous supermarket approx 4 km away also.lots of people hire push bikes but the road out is quite dark, so we didn’t fancy doing that at night. Tulum ruins are approx 1.5 km from El Paraiso & worth visiting- Go early to beat crowds-they open at 8 am. We would stay at El Paraiso again & would recommend it if you are looking for a laid back relaxed vibe.