2017 - Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
The Ocean Riviera Paradise is a new five-star resort located on the seafront in the Playa del Carmen area of the Riviera Maya. The resort is noteworthy for its size and the extensive selection of services on offer. I really enjoyed my stay at this new resort. Our room was very big and nicely decorated. We had booked a swim up room in the El Beso (adults only) section which did not disappoint.
This resort is laid out very nicely. It never felt crowded. There is a tram that runs from the lobby to the beach, but only a short 5-10 minute walk if that’s your preference. Pools are scattered throughout the resort, one for every type of vacationer…quiet, party or very close to the beach.
The food was excellent at this resort. The buffet offered different choices with cooking stations. We ate breakfast there every morning and had lunch a couple of times. Service was also very good in all of the restaurants. You only need to make reservations at the Japanese restaurant (Sakura). The Blue Moon was my favorite. Service and menu selections were very good.
They offered nightly entertainment which was comparable to other all-inclusive resorts we have visited. The beach is a little rocky but was able to walk in and swim with no problems. Our friends and I all agreed we would come back to this resort since the swim up rooms and food were so good. All in all, a great vacation!