Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita
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Today we left rainy and somewhat cold Mexico City for Cancun. Goodness what a difference in temperatures and humidity. Cancun was 32C and with humidity 45C! Really! Lucky for us the resort we are staying at has each rooms facing the beach and the breeze blows! Also we have AC! The resort is lovely. Small in number of rooms but has lots of things to …
... crystal clear water, a zipline over the water and a 10m jump if you wanted to do it into the water.
We found the best food we had had on our trip so far, a street vendor selling marinated pulled pork taco and sandwiches.
We're starting to travel alot smarter now which feels good, finding cheaper hotels and cheap food.
I love Mexican food, but today I would do anything, anything, for one of the following... Nando's with my mum, Santuccis with my dad, a full English breakfast after early morning training, Roosters with Steph or Rosh, Chinese watching MUFC with Hannah and Huggy, Wagamamas with the girls, and any kind of takeaway with my sis in front of the tv... oh, and throw in my foam roller. Please.
If you have been reading my blog ...
... to go see the ruins at Tulum and Cabo, about 100km south of here. Tulum's are right on the beach, very cool. Clayton's gone to see Daisy at the office right now to make sure we can stay 2-3 extra nights. Turns out our little rustic cabanas are smack in the middle of a lot of much bigger fancier places. We totally love our place!
PS... YES! We can stay til ...
... me to be in, cuz it dealt with beer drinking and stupid sport exhaustment. My Mexican fellow was honestly more portly than me but very good in drinking, so it was my part to solve the sporty part…and finally we won, kind of a little spring break experience…but honestly I don't want to be there for this crazy two weeks that also the Mexican people would prefer to skip. The next day I took the ferry for Isla de Mujeres for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Puerto Morelos
i went for my honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with this resort.
From the moment they picked us up from the airport, till our trip back home, the service was absolutely top notch. All the amenities, from the Cristofle silverware, to the Frette linens, to the Bvlgari toilettries, were just a few of the details i noticed. The only complaint i would have is that the beach in that area was not as beautiful as we had hoped. Lots of seaweed and due to the recent storm, the water was not crystal clear. Overall....I would definately go back again to visit.
Eventhough the cost was more than your average 5 star resort...this one was definately worth every penny.
Great hotel - here are the pro's and con's: Pro's - UNBELIEVABLE ROOMS!
We had a room on the third floor which gives you a great view. I'd opt for the view versus the bottom floors which have the plunge pools.
GREAT POOL AREA, SPA, AND SERVICE!
Con's: BEACH AREA IS FULL OF SEA WEED AND VERY UNDESIRABLE FOR SWIMMING- I didn't see one person get in the beach water; everyone hung out by the pool. VERY REMOTE - if your goal is to be totally isolated, this is the spot. If you're looking for any kind of nightlife, shopping or other activities, they're all about 30 minutes away in Playa del Carmon or Cancun. After eating at the hotel for two nights, we were ready to eat elsewhere even though the hotel had very good food.
PRICES: be sure you understand all of the extra taxes and fees that will be added to your bill so you won't be surprised at checkout.
A beautiful place
My husband and I recently returned from a 25th wedding anniversary trip to Paraiso de la Bonita, and could not have had a more wonderful experience. The attentive service, delicious food, and beautiful rooms all combined to make us feel like we were on our original honeymoon. I would recommend paying extra for the oceanview rooms on the upper floors, the view is spectacular(especially the sunrises). We felt they offered more privacy than the rooms on the ground floor that had their own private plunge pool(even thought they were more expensive). We would also recommend renting a car... the hotel will make arrangements for you, and have it delivered. The roads to the mayan ruins and other points of interest on the coast were well maintained... you can drive yourself and make your own itineraries. The hotel is quiet at night..
not the place to be if you like alot of things going on, but with a car you can drive into Cancun or Playa de Carmen and the nightlife. If you want a place to rest, rejuvenate( they have a very good spa), and get to know each other again, this is the place to go.
Nice one! Peace & luxury in Cancun!
Our stay at Paraiso de la Bonita was great. My wife & I wanted to go to the Caribbean and didnīt know the right place to go: virgin islands, Aruba, etc. We ended up in this fantastic hotel and I strongly recommend it to everybody for many reasons: location, rooms, people, environment. All the staff is very friendly and of course itīs better for us cos we speak the same language but most of the staff speak English anyway. Rooms are very spacious and the decoration is great. The only downsize is the beach which was pretty full of "algas marinas" although the beach was empty and it was very quiet so we enjoyed relaxing over there. Spending time in the infinity pool was a great experience as well. Should we get back to Cancun, weīll stay here for sure. You can also rent a car (theyīll bring it to the hotel) and do some sightseing on your own if you donīt want to book the tours as they are pretty expensive. Overall: Fantaaaastico! Mexico lindo! Que viva el paraiso de la Bonita!
Most Beautiful Place to Stay
My husband and I chose this hotel for our honeymoon destination. This is truly the most beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing hotel at which I've ever stayed. It's very secluded and very quiet. The rooms are exquisite. The views and grounds are breathtaking. Every single person on staff is extremely helpful and pleasant. The food is excellent, but a bit on the expensive side. If you can skip one of three meals per day, you'll save quite a bit. Although truth be told, each meal served is very tasty! My ONLY complaint is the non-picturesque beach. I was hoping for white sand and blue water, but instead got *dirty* sand with quite a bit of muck on shore. The overall beauty of the place, however, made it pretty easy to overlook this.
Great Place if you like seclusion
The Bonita was an excellent hotel experience. The staff was wonderful and the rooms are VERY nice suites all overlooking the beach. I have stayed at a lot of nice hotels and this has been the nicest.
They pick you up free of charge in a Navigator from the airport. We also recieved a welcome gift of Tequila and free bottled water and a sea shell every day. The beach is not so good as there is a lot of sea grass but the reef and snokeling are a short kayak ride out. The Spa was overpriced for what you get. There isn't much on the way of dining unless you like fancy stuff every meal. You can not walk to any other dinining/entertainment activities so if you like to meet and great the locals and interact with the culture, you'll need a rental car for that.
One of the Best Vacations I've Ever Had!
I've just returned from one the best vacations I've ever experienced...thanks to the staff at the Paraiso de la Bonita resort in Cancun. From the moment we were met at the airport and driven to the resort in an air-conditioned Lincoln Navigator, to the have-to-be-seen-to-be-believed suites, our the entire experience was top-notch! The resort is all about relaxation, so don't stay here if you want the hustle and bustle of crowded shops, nightclubs and planned activities. This is a place to decompress on a beautiful white sand beach, or crystal clear infinity pool or, if you book a suite with a private plunge, hang out poolside and just chill out. The decor is beautiful, the staff friendly, the food very good (even though some menu items were a little too salty for my personal taste). The only problem we encountered during our entire trip was at the end...it was too short. We plan on returning next year for 10 days instead of just six.
A dream come true
As the driver pulled up to the lobby entrance, my firstreaction was WOW! This place is beautiful! Immediately you feel like youare on vacation. Beautifully decorated and exotic feel from the lobby tothe rooms. I stayed in a first floor plunge pool room which I felt wasworth it. The plunge pool is nice in the evenings. I did notice that someof the first floor rooms had garden views, so if you want an ocean viewroom(on first floor) be sure to ask when booking. My room had anoutstanding view. All top floors have fantastic views. The rooms aresuites, so you feel like you have your own home away from home. Thetoiletries are top notch! At turn down service, you get a different seashell each night! Very, very romantic environment. I highly recommend thisplace for rest, relaxation and romance! At night, the lobby is lined withcandles....very nice touch. Everything here is extraordinary....from theservice to the amenities. Being a smaller resort, there is limited diningoptions. A Mexican menu and International menu were offered, and theselection changes. I did have two treatments in the spa, which I felt wereok. I have been to many spas around the world, and this one was average. Ifelt rushed along (one treatment was scheduled to last 45 minutes, I wasfinished in 30 minutes) I was informed that some of the staff members didnot come in last minute due to a holiday, so the staff working that daywere over-whelmed. I wold have rather had them call me to re-schedule thanto have lesser of a treatment. With the cost of the treatments, thereshould be no short-comings. I know they were having a bad day, so I willgive them the benefit of the doubt.......I think for the money, you can dobetter as far as the spa treatments. (Understand, I had a bad experience,so I recommend that if you do have treatments, try one first before bookingothers, to see what you think). Overall..... I have been to resorts allover the world, and I find Paraiso to be among the best out there. Paraisois a dream come true!! I plan to return many times!!!!
Worth the money
At first I thought the rooms were a bit pricey, but after staying here I found that it is well worth every dollar. Excellent service, above average rooms (which really are mini-suites), and nice atmosphere. Went for 4 nights, which I felt was enough since it can be on the quiet side (depends on what your looking for). There are only two restaurants (only one was open for dinner, being off season), so after a few nights I felt like eating somewhere else. Although the food was very good and there was a nice selection. Small resort, so you feel very welcome there. For romance, rest, and relaxation...this is the place for you! I definitely plan to return to Paraiso next year!!
This resort is trulu a paradice. The beach is perfect with fine white grain sand, about a mile in front of the resort but you can walk endlessly in either direction. The water is lovely, I swam and sailed the sunfish everyday. The spa is amazing, including the tandem massage experience at the end of their dock overlying the water. The food was excellent. The rooms very large and all with a great view. We were in the least expensive grade of room but I would request this again. Go for the cheaper rooms on the second level than the more expensive on the ground with the personal small pool. Who needs a pool when the ocean is 50 feet from your room. Everyone who works there is happy, they all are quite pleased to be working there. The hotels general manager really understands how to run this place and attention to detail is evident. I can't wait to go back. Way above my expectations. I have been to some of the best resorts there are and Bonita is as good as any of the best.