Much like the title says, the 1st floor of the two Oceanfront buildings at Iberostar Grand Paraiso (buildings 70 & 71) are currently being converted to walkout beach access rooms! These had just a standard balcony in the past, with the same railing as all the other rooms. Putting the gorgeous beach that you are literally on, just out of reach. But no more!
The new beach access gets rid of the railing entirely, and puts new doors with sensors you can lock & unlock from your wristband! Giving a totally new meaning to just how oceanfront those rooms really are!
As of November 1st, 2023, half of the first floor, or Oceanfront rooms, at Iberostar Grand Paraiso in building 70 have been converted. Iberostar hopes to have all of building 70 finished by the end of December 2023. Hopefully building 71 gets done in the first half of 2024!
That said, the beach in front of building 70 did clear up significantly. It was very swimmable during our visit this October/November. With easy access, without rocks. Building 71 is still pretty rocky. Iberostar also built a new oceanfront massage palapa off to the side of building 71. It directly competes with the un-official massage tent right in front of it. So if you’re looking to stick with Iberostar staff, and charge your massage to your room, this palapa will generally have a much cheaper price than inside the spa.