6 Reasons to Consider Mexico’s Luxurious IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso

Go grand with this adults-only all-inclusive beach resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso is the grand dame of the brand.

There are plenty of resorts along the pristine coastline of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, but where should you go for an all-out, all-adult, all-inclusive luxury? Consider the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso, the crown jewel of the brand’s megaresort complex and considered one of the best in the Playa Paraíso beach area. Here, relaxed Caribbean coastal vibes meet Las Vegas as the dramatic, Neo-Renaissance motif of the 310-room hotel invokes the spirit of The Venetian and Bellagio. Already intrigued? Here are six more reasons you’ll fall in love with the splashy IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso.

It’s the Best of the Best

IBEROSTAR’s Grand collection is the most exclusive of the brand’s global lineup and the Riviera Maya-based IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso is arguably the chain’s darling of all the Grand locations, where service, all-inclusive amenities, and luxurious accommodations function at their finest. Each room comes with personal butler service, a generous spirits-stocked minibar, and a chauffeured golf cart transport around the expansive grounds which you can request at a moment’s notice.   

The Oceanfront Suites

The hotel has a variety of room types, but the spacious oceanfront suites are the most coveted by far. Situated directly on the beach, the suites’ classic touches of marble flooring and period paintings makes you feel as if you’re a dignified guest in a Venetian palace. Each room comes with 24-hour room service, a minibar with premium spirits and tasty snacks, an iPhone docking station, separate shower and whirlpool tub, a flat-screen TV, and bespoke pillow menu. Above all, the private balcony views — a thatched-umbrella-dotted beachfront facing the Caribbean Sea’s vast ombré of blue and green — is the epitome of Mexican idyll.

The World’s Finest Chefs

The IBEROSTAR team has assembled a lineup of the world’s premiere chefs for the second year with IBEROSTARChef on Tour, a year-long carousel of nine masters hosting multi-course dinners at the brand’s Grand resorts. For IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso, Chef Manuel Berganza (NYC’s Andanada — one Michelin star) headlines on November 19th; Chef Carlo Miriachi (Blanca — two Michelin stars) on January 14th, 2016; the world-renowned Chef Daniel Humm (NYC’s Eleven Madison Park — three Michelin stars) leads the kitchen on May 17th, 2016; and Ronnie Emborg (Brooklyn’s Atera — tree Michelin stars) rounds out the all-star tour. Mark your calendars and book accordingly, because these are the dates when discerning food-loving travelers will get their proper fix at the resort.

The Main Pool

The resort features three pools — including a “lake” pool and indoor heated pool — but the most impressive by far is the main Italian Riviera-inspired megapool situated a stone’s throw from the beach. The grounds are fringed by palm trees with plenty of cabanas, loungers, and sunbeds to relax on. Don’t miss the handy swim-up bar, where you can bobble about in the warm water with champagne or a margarita in hand. 

SPA Sensations

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso’s SPA Sensations is undoubtedly world class, designed from top to bottom for maximum relaxation in high style. The only stressful event here is choosing which of the many novel spa treatments to choose from in their state-of-the-art rooms. Would you prefer an hour-long caviar and argan oil facial, or to be rubbed down with soft flecks of diamonds and sapphires to enliven your chakras (“Wellness Gems Massage”), or to indulge your sugar cravings with a chocolate body scrub? Whichever you choose, the spa’s high-ceilinged, European-style heated pool with a retractable glass roof will surely help prolong your pampered state of mind.

Luxurious Sailing Excursions


As lovely as the resort may be, it’s good to get out and enjoy the beautiful Riviera Maya region. Try the four-hour Luxury Sailing & Snorkeling excursion from Cancun Adventures, which will happily pick you up from IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso and transport you to their marina area where a sexy, large catamaran awaits. After snorkeling in the colorful, wildlife-rich Inah Reef, you’ll be able to treat yourself to your heart’s content on the boat’s open bar service, which also includes lunch.