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I can't find much information in the forum about Paradisus Riviera Cancun, and on the hotel's site, I can only find this:

 

Blessed with an incredible location, gourmet dining opportunities and endless activities and amenities, Paradisus Riviera Cancun Resort is truly a vacation paradise. However, the resort has also been carefully constructed to offer the finest in meeting facilities and event services. Featuring 8,295 square feet of flexible, climate-controlled meeting space and the latest in audio-visual presentation equipment, the resort can easily accommodate up to 960 guests for the grandest of meetings and events. Beyond that, our experienced meetings and incentives team is adept at planning and executing themed events at various locations across our beautiful property. This means a truly endless list of possibilities for weddings, celebrations and business functions exists at Paradisus Riviera Cancun Resort.

 

Anybody have any experience or ideas about this hotel?

Thanks!

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I'm sorry I can't help b/c I don't know much about this place. But if I'm not mistaken someone else on this board wanted to get married here. Oh actually I think she was looking at the Paradisus in Domincan Republic. Maybe try doing a search and see if she got any information on this chain of hotels. At least some basic info that might be of help to you. Sorry I couldn't help.

 

-Glenda

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Still haven't found much, but I think it is pretty expensive, about 400 dollars per night, don't want things to be that tough for my guests... so will probably give up on it.

 

For those of you interested though, it sounds lovely.

 

 

Hotel overview

 

Half an hour south of Cancun, lays a well-hidden secret where sun searching beach enthusiasts can enjoy the gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches of Mexico. Paradisus Riviera Cancun luxury, all inclusive resort stretches along a lush tropical mangrove preserve on a 5,000 foot long Caribbean coastline and whose beach is protected by the second largest coral reef formation in the world. Explore local beaches and attractions and discover world famous Mayan archeological sites such as Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza. The resort itself recreates a Mayan village setting with narrow paths and charming three-story bungalows. The exclusive Royal Service Suites are a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Paradisus Riviera Cancun is ideal for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or even a large event or celebration.

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I found this review for Paradisus on Trip advisor - Posted Jan 17/07. Has some good info for anyone thinking of this resort for their wedding

 

"Please read this if you plan on traveling anywhere, ever. It will be long but worth it.

Let me remind several people of the fact that when you travel to an non-American or Non-European country there will be things that are "different" than what you are accustomed to. Be open minded. This was our 2nd trip to Mexico and we stayed at this resort to get married and moved to Secrets Excellence next door for our honeymoon which was also EXCELLENT!

 

We got married at the Paradisus in May06. I can only say that it was nothing short of the best decision I ever made. Our guests had a wonderful, relaxing time. The resort bent over backwards to accomodate the time, location, decorations, cake, EVERYTHING for my wedding. They even supplied a stereo system (we did go a few rounds about this one but not a big deal). The resort was hit by the hurricane but were assured everything would be back to perfect by then and it was! They even changed ownership and wedding coordinators a few months before our wedding and it was still the stress free and beautiful experience I was hoping for. We got married on the beach and it was arranged perfectly with covered chairs, flowers, an "alter" that was beautifully decorated with lots of flowers, private dinner reception (extra $)--the WORKS!

 

My husband and I booked the Royal Service (a requirement for the free wedding package) and it was well worth it especially for dinner reservations. We had no problems getting the restaurants we wanted--we just asked (politely). Our personal butler was magnificant and the RS check in was overwhelming. Our butler was especially helpful when my husband came down with Decompression Sickness (due to scuba diving) on our wedding day. He immediatley got us in touch with medical help and my husband was good as new several hours later for our wedding! On our wedding night he came and filled our balcony hottub with bubbles and decorated it with candles and flowers--free of charge!

 

The "walk" to get from the furthest room to the main lobby is about 5-7 minutes (and that is walking slower than normal) so if you are an able bodied person this should not be an issue. For those who complain that this is too far the excercise probably did you good. I understand this could be a pain with small children but you could always request a "pick up".

 

The staff was fabulous--the water aerobics instructor was HILARIOUS and EVERYONE was polite and accomodating.

We learned from our experience that tipping is always a nice thing to do no matter where you go. It's $1 to us--to them it's way more. You tip in restaurants for good service why shouldn't you tip them--they are probably making $2/hr.

 

The entertainment in the main lobby was ok--this is a resort where you can relax so there isn't a ton of nighlife. The shows were actually a neat experience. The main lobby area is WONDERFUL and open as you can lounge on the sofas and chairs and enjoy the Riviera breeze and mingle with the other guests.

 

If you are a couple or honeymooner--do not fear the children. We were there in May and there really weren't many kids at all--and the ones who were there were very well behaved and entertained. There is a kids pool and kids entertainment area.

 

The food and drinks were very good. Liquor was not "bottom shelf" but mid grade and plentiful. Do not fear the ice--the ice is made with filtered water. These resorts thrive on tourism--they are not going to give you something that they know will make you ill. As for the quality of food--it's Mexico, not the US, not Canada, not Europe--it is not "world reknown" but it's very good.

 

The beach is nice for the most part. For those who complain about the seaweed--here is a geography lesson: The Riviera Maya is situated on a living and protected reef. This is why the waters are a little rougher and a little "dirtier" than the waters you will see in Cancun when you come into the area. But they clean the beaches daily and it's not that big of deal. If it really bothers you--stay at the pool (which is very large!).

 

We love Mexico and we would definitely reccommend this resort if you are looking for a great value and stress free time!"

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Hello,

 

I am having my wedding at the Paradisus Riviera in May. One reason why I chose this resort is because they perform only one wedding per day. You can find pricing and package info at http://www.romancebyparadisus.com/. I have attached a pdf that they sent as well. I have a few pictures of the beach set up and one of the reception area; if anyone is interested I can email them to you.

 

Vanessa

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I know someone who attended a wedding at this resort. She said the wedding was beautiful!!!! She also said the restaurants in the hotel were very good although she did not like the food at the reception. At the wedding she attended the bride had a "Mexican buffet" which she said was not good. She did stress that it was beautiful and very nice wedding. I think if you had a sit down meal it might be better but I would look into the dinner choices available. hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by laur8199 View Post
I know someone who attended a wedding at this resort. She said the wedding was beautiful!!!! She also said the restaurants in the hotel were very good although she did not like the food at the reception. At the wedding she attended the bride had a "Mexican buffet" which she said was not good. She did stress that it was beautiful and very nice wedding. I think if you had a sit down meal it might be better but I would look into the dinner choices available. hope this helps.
Thanks for the info!

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