Since most everyone has been to the Riviera Maya and has done all the wonderful things it has to offer I thought I would just give you a description of the resort I stayed at, Ocean Riviera Paradise. This is a 5-star resort and has so much to offer. There are 4 different category areas they offer.
- Eden – closest to the beach and a family section
- Daisy – family section (walkable to beach but they do have a shuttle)
- El Beso – adults only 18+ (walkable to beach but they do have a shuttle)
- Privilege – family section (close to beach)
The Resort has 974 rooms, Junior Suites with two double beds or one king bed, mini-bar stocked daily, sofa bed, safe, FREE wi-fi and balcony or terrace. They also have swim up units.
Privilege section offers top-notch amenities and services. The guest gets to enjoy an exclusive lounge with beverages, 24-hour a la carte room service, butler service. They also get a 10% discount at the spa and a private beach and pool area.
The beach is large with all kinds of activities and an infinity pool.
All the units have their own pool and a wonderful kids pool with a water playground.
There are 10 restaurants and the only one you need reservation is the Japanese restaurant. I never had to wait to get seated and the service and food was outstanding. You also don’t need to dress up to eat (but no wet suits allowed)
They also have a bowling alley which is free. 3 tennis courts, fitness center, mini-club for ages 4-12 and teen club for ages 13-17, sports bar with pool table and 4 televisions to watch your favorite sports team.
The one thing I was surprised about was they have a full-service casino for adults only. This is only open in the evenings.
The theatre was wonderful with good performing shows and I highly recommend not to miss them.
This resort is one that I would offer to everyone since it offers something for all types of people and the location is only 30 minutes from the airport and close to Playa Del Carmen. Service is outstanding and they always have a smile to greet you.