Guest Since 1994

Although I grew up in San Jose, I went to the University of San Diego and established my own roots in San Diego.  Going to USD, I was fortunate enough to live in Mission Beach, and on several Sundays, visited the Barefoot Bar.  The night before graduating from USD in 1999, I was introduced to my now-husband at the ever-popular USD hangout, The Pennant.  We began dating and eventually I moved up to the LA area to be closer to him.   Then on September 13, 2002, we got engaged. 

While it’s traditional for couples to marry in the bride's hometown, we felt like San Diego was the perfect place because it is where we met and where so much of our relationship developed. There were several places that people threw out as options for our wedding, but only one stood out: Paradise Point. We had the most amazing wedding reception in the Sunset Ballroom that people still talk about to this day over 8 years later. When we woke up the morning after our wedding, we vowed to come back to Paradise Point every year for our anniversary because, to us, it is such a magical and special place.

And that is just what we have done. We celebrated our first anniversary with a lovely weekend at Paradise Point. An added bonus to our 1st anniversary: we found out that we were pregnant just days before arriving at Paradise Point. Being pregnant changed my perspective a bit on vacationing, and so The Spa at Paradise Point became more important than ever. The staff also made this stay very special by allowing us to stay in the same room we stayed in on our wedding night.

Fast forward another year, and we brought our 5-month old son along with us to Paradise Point for our 2nd anniversary, again staying in our wedding suite.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, we weren't able to celebrate our 3rd anniversary at Paradise Point, but we were able to celebrate with my husband's side of the family his parents' 40th wedding anniversary the following year. (That trip I was pregnant with baby #2!)

Which brings us to last summer...what we would consider our first real family vacation with our kids. We took the train down from Orange County, which the kids absolutely loved. We had a blast playing at the pool, taking the 4-seater bikes around, and taking the water taxi to Sea World. And what meant so much to me was showing my 4 and 6 year old kids where it all started for our family - the Sunset Ballroom. We walked over to the Sunset Ballroom and reminisced about the wonderful day we had and shared our hopes and dreams that our kids would someday have the same magical experience.

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Guest Since 1994

My husband and I were fresh out of college with no money when we eloped in 1994.  He had just been hired with a new company and we were living in Denver, CO and we only had 3 days to take a honeymoon.  We flew to San Diego and stayed at Paradise Point.  We did not know the area but were guided so well by your staff that we found the most amazing meals and locations to enjoy during our brief stay.  We fell so in love with San Diego during our stay that we eventually moved to the area.

17 years and 5 daughters later, I decided to surprise my husband last year with an overnight stay where it all started.  It was such a treat to get away and rekindle the memories. 

 

We checked in with a warm greeting from the staff.  They even remembered that I had mentioned it would be his birthday during our visit.  So they surprised us with a tin of yummy cookies at check in.  It just got better from there.  We were in a larger unit with an amazing patio view of the water.  Our spacious rooms were so comfortable and the bed, I never wanted to get out of it.  I also loved the large tub so I could take a relaxing bath - with no interruptions from little ones! We had a lovely dinner in town that was recommended by the front desk/concierge.  The next morning, my husband went to the front desk and brought me back a wonderful cup of hot tea which I enjoyed out on the patio while watching a local college crew team warm up.  He joined me and we walked the beach and found shells to take back to our daughters. 

I just can’t say enough about the memories this place holds for us.  We enjoyed it so much, we made a pact to do this every January.  Thanks for the kindness and enjoyment we get from "our little island".

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My husband and I have a long history with Paradise Point. When we first started dating, his college fraternity had their formal on the resort’s waterfront Paradise Lawn. We went together and had a magical weekend - our first real trip together! The bungalows were so perfect, and we cuddled on the patio outside in the plush robes that came with the room, watching the waves wash in and out.

Later on in our relationship, we decided we needed a nice weekend getaway for just the two of us. We decided we had enjoyed Paradise Point so much the first time that we wanted to go back. We had another magical weekend in an awesome room. We even had some duck visitors come to our patio the next morning!

A few years later, Mike proposed to me. We immediately knew we wanted to get married at Paradise Point. The atmosphere was everything we wanted for our wedding, and a year later, we got married on the same lawn where we had the fraternity formal the first time we went, in front of all of our friends and family. The sun was setting over the water, making for the perfect wedding photos. We danced the night away at our perfect wedding, and retired to our amazing bungalow on the water. Things couldn't have been more perfect.

Paradise Point will always have a special place in both me and my husband's lives. We hope to return there many more times to make more memories at this wonderful resort.

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