If you like the best of both worlds – a secluded island vacation AND attractions galore look no further than Paradise Point in San Diego, California. This resort offers an island vacation experience among lush, tropical gardens, a mile of sandy white beaches, dining, and an award-winning spa within minutes of exciting San Diego attractions.
We were delighted to stay at Paradise Point Resort as part of our Kidifornia vacation and received accommodations in exchange for this promotion. The last leg of our journey was at a dude ranch in the Tehachapi Mountains at the edge of Sequoia National Forest, after a long drive to Paradise Point, we were ecstatic at the luxury and grand welcome of the welcome center.
We were even more thrilled at the gorgeous bayside bungalow that we would call home for the next several days.
Our waterfront bungalow had a gorgeous, modern living and dining room upon entering with plenty of seating for our family of 4. The couch even pulled out into a sofa.
This would be our view from the living room – Mission Bay. Our kids are older, so we were able to let them walk right out the front door to enjoy playing in the sand and gentle tide while we relaxed in the living room and front patio. I could really get use to living on the beach and so could my kids!
The dining room and kitchenette with mini-fridge and sink was much appreciated and well used during our stay. It was nice to have a spacious kitchenette for snacks and simple meal & snack prep so we didn’t have to go out to eat for every meal. It is also nice to just have a place for ice-cold drinks to enjoy after spending hours playing outside!
We were thrilled to see a s’mores kit with firewood on our table to welcome us. My kids couldn’t wait to have s’mores on the beach!
The adjoining bedroom with king size bed, television, and spacious closet was a welcome retreat for my husband and I to relax after an already full and active vacation. Having a separate space for kids and adults, especially during a long vacation time is exactly what we all needed. Our kids were able to hang out in the living room and watch tv while we had a quiet place to unwind.
The bed was amazingly comfortable and the bedding was luxurious. Paradise Point leaves no detail missed in their suites, they are impeccably clean and decorated with a modern coastal style that is truly welcoming.
There was a sink and closet located off the of bedroom and living room, offering separate areas for the family – another much appreciated feature for a family of 4. In the middle of the sink stations was a large walk-in shower and toilet area – with locking doors on both ends where the sinks were. This showering and dressing area was larger than most vacation accommodations, offering a luxurious, spa-like experience.
Our beautiful bayside bungalow also included a private front patio with premium Adirondack chairs which we enjoyed both day and night as we enjoyed the view of the gentle waves from Mission Bay and our kids enjoyed the sandy white beach. I loved being able to park right next to our bungalow and walk right into our accommodations. It felt like ‘home’ and not just another hotel.
The fire pits were also a huge hit, scattered throughout the resort and on the beach, people gathered around to hang out by the fire and of course, enjoy s’mores.
Paradise Point is on a 44-acre island so there is plenty to explore! The lush tropical gardens are gorgeous. Check out our post on Paradise Point gardens here. We enjoyed taking walks as well as scooting around on bikes. You can also paddle board and canoe on the bay.
There are unique gift shops for beautiful gifts, souvenirs, and snacks. We also walked to restaurants including TIDAL Craft & Catcht, which offers amazing menus on the waterfront.
The award-winning spa is nestled in a tropical garden near the two large swimming pools and hot tubs. It is easy to see why it was voted one of the top 100 U.S. resort spas by Condé Nast Traveler with an array of spa treatments offered in individual exotic treatment rooms.
My family loves adventure and seeing the sights of new places but we also like to spend time in nature, where it is a little quieter and less ‘touristy’ so Paradise Point offered the best of both worlds. We were able to relax and take life slower on a secluded island with a beautiful beach and luxurious accommodations. We would be thrilled to just stay at the resort for our entire vacation. However Paradise Point is so close to all San Diego attractions that going to places like Sea World or San Diego Zoo for the day and returning to Paradise Point in the evening was perfect – no stress or long drives involved!
Whether you are looking for a secluded island getaway or the perfect family accommodations during your San Diego vacation, my family highly recommends Paradise Point Resort. We can’t wait to return!
Now is the perfect time to book your Paradise Point Resort vacation, check out their special offers here.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
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