Guest Since 1966
One October in the late 1960's, during the production run of television's “Hogan’s Heroes”, my parents (the stars of the show) were offered a weekend stay at Paradise Point, then named Vacation Village. Needless to say, Bob Crane and Sigrid Valdis fell in love with the island resort.
This marked the beginning of a long tradition for them. They visited every October, always staying in their favorite suite looking out across Paradise Cove. One October, quite a few years after starting their tradition, I was conceived in that same suite!
I have so many fond childhood memories of my family playing on those beautiful beaches, feeding the wild birds and fish, climbing the tower, riding tandem bikes, and swimming in the massive pools.
I remember one visit I spent the entire day playing on those white sandy beaches with Nicholas Bradford from the television show “Eight Is Enough.” I was shocked to learn that his real name was Adam, and that his dad was not really Dick Van Patten.
In 2006, I returned to Paradise Point to share this magical place with my own wife and son, and of course they loved it just as much as I did. We are now expecting our second child and cannot wait to bring our newest family member to Paradise Point.
Hopefully this tradition will live on and one day our grandchildren will have fond memories of Paradise Point as well.
The Crane Family
(Scott, Zoe, Jack & future baby Crane)