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“De Plane! De Plane!”

If this famous piece of dialogue sounds familiar to you, then you’re just as old as I am.  Introduced first as a made for TV movie in 1977, “Fantasy Island” quickly became one of longest running television series of its day from 1978 to 1984. 

The original series starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Rourke, who was the mysterious caretaker of the island, along with his short but energetic sidekick, Tattoo, played by Herve Villechaize. Centered on a tropical island paradise in the middle of the Pacific, arriving guests from around the world were welcomed to paradise and granted an opportunity to live out their fantasy amongst a lot of incredibly talented and happy people. Now who wouldn’t want that? However, it does beg the question - does a place like this really exist? You bet!

Located in San Diego on its own private 44 acre island, Paradise Point is the closest thing to fulfilling your fantasies on the Pacific Coast. Not unlike the popular TV series, Paradise Point has its own observation tower, greeting guests who ascend its stairs with panoramic views of the entire island.  Ensuring guest comfort and superior service was the number one priority for Mr. Rourke and his staff. So too is the case for Mr. David Hall, General Manager, who along with the help and support of 450+ associates has made Paradise Point the highest rated hotel/resort on San Diego’s Mission Bay (based on Trip Advisor rankings). Like the beginning of every episode, guests at Paradise Point are escorted to their island retreat - one of 462 bungalow-style guest rooms, strategically placed like sea shells within a mile of white sandy beaches. Unlike Fantasy Island, guests often return to Paradise Point for two very important reasons; 1) because their fantasy/expectations as an individual guest and/or meeting attendee were exceeded, and 2) because they took the new Paradise Point water taxi to SeaWorld and the park was closing for the evening. 

Oh, and no hard water landings to worry about here. Paradise Point is just 7 miles/10 minutes from San Diego Airport, which offers over 250 arriving and departing flights daily. So book your “Passport to Paradise” and start your fantasy vacation or meeting today.

 

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