Paradise Point Resort is an Island Oasis in the City

Paradise Point Resort Entrance

A Beautiful and Family Friendly Island Resort

As we turned off of the main street and into the resort there was an amazing transition from city to tropics in a matter of minutes. Paradise Point Resort & Spa is on its own 44-acre island in San Diego, complete with amazing tranquility and phenomenal panoramic views. As a San Diego native, I could not have imagined this to be in San Diego and I asked myself, “How did I not know this was in San Diego all the years I lived there?”

Paradise Point Resort is a private island paradise that is a short drive to The Gaslamp District, Little Italy, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Old Town and swanky La Jolla. This 44-acre resort struck me as a mini-Hawaii with lush grounds and breathtaking sunsets across the bay. This unique island resort features 462 bungalow-style rooms, including 162 hotel suites. The typical hotel rooms of other properties do not synonymize themselves with the private bay front California bungalow cabanas that this island resort offers. Cabanas open to the bay where you can enjoy a nice breeze and the scenic Mission Bay view and relax in the great Southern California weather.

Aerial View of Paradise Point Resort Island

An aerial view of the island and the Paradise Point Resort. | Photo Courtesy of Paradise Point Resort

Paradise Point Resort Lobby Entrance

This is what you will pull up to when you check-in at the resort. Yeah! | Photo Courtesy of Paradise Point Resort

Paradise Point Resort Stream

One of the many beautiful areas of the island resort. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Why We Recommend Paradise Point Resort For Families

  • Beautiful & Tropical Grounds
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Views of Mission Bay
  • Lovely Modern/Tropical Rooms
  • Patio with Adirondack chairs
  • Seasonal Water Taxi to SeaWorld
  • 5 Swimming Pools
  • Beach Bonfire Pits
  • 18 hole putting golf course
  • Bike Rentals
  • Reserved Doorstep Parking

Paradise Point Resort Amenities

Paradise Point Resort has a lot of things to do for you and the kids. Lets start off with the five pools on the island with one being for adults only. The pools have the wonderful beach type entry which makes it easy for the kids to walk in and out of the pools. Next up is the full service private marina which you can get sailboat lessons, rent kayaks, get a water taxi to SeaWorld and many more things. If you are looking for a little sports activities, Paradise Point Resort has tennis courts, basketball court, an 18-hole putting golf course, ping pong and a state of the art fitness center. During spring break and summer time, activities for kids and teens include various camp options, scenic bay cruises and fun dive-In movie nights where guests can watch films from a lounge or while floating on the main pool! You can also buy the ingredients for s’mores and make them on the bonfire pits. As you can see, there is so much for you and the kids to do while staying at this island resort.

Paradise Point Resort Swimming Pool

One of the five swimming pools at the resort. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Beach Type Entry Pool

The pool has a beach type entry that allows you to easily walk in and out of the water and the shallow depths makes it easy for the younger ones. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Our Paradise Point Resort Lanai Bayside Room

Our wonderful room was above the sandy beach along the Mission Bay waters. The views of Mission Bay and of the surrounding city of San Diego were amazing. The parking for your room is a reserved spot across the road from your room, so getting in an out of the resort was a snap. We stayed in a Lanai Bayside Guestroom which was nicely decorated (modern tropical), immaculately clean and very comfortable. The room had very comfortable beds, hard wood floors, a flat screen TV and a mini fridge. As you open the back door of your room, there is a private patio with two Adirondack chairs and a table. This is a great place to relax and take in the view of the bay. As you pass your patio there is a sandy beach that runs along the bay.

Paradise Point Resort Lanai Bayside Guestroom

Here is a look at our Lanai Bayside Guestroom which the family enjoyed. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Our Private Patio

This was our private patio with Adirondack chairs and a table. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Mission Bay View

And this is the great view of Mission Bay that we had from our patio area. | Photo by FamilyVacationhub

My favorite part of this resort was the bay surrounding the property where my daughter and I were able to take morning walks, peacefully. Along our walk we were able to pick up shells and tiny rocks from the bay since it was so serene. The bay is so calm with only minimal water ripples that parents can feel safe allowing even their little ones to play in the sand without worrying about heavy ocean waves.

Madi and I on the Resort Beach

Madi and I on the sandy beach of the Paradise Point Resort with Mission Bay in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Paradise Point Resort Links & Information

We were provided a complimentary night stay for the purpose of reviewing it on our blog. Regardless, we would only recommend places, activities or services that we would use/visit personally and that we believe will be good for our readers.

About Laura Filipowicz

I am a mom, professional travel writer and founder of the ConnectHER Conference for Brands, Influencers, and Moms. My passions include working within the mom community, creating brand events, and creating mini-brand ambassadors within the community. My expertise lies in social media, editorial reviews and specialized product, program and customer service auditing. I enjoy traveling and exploring family friendly places to stay, eat and play!

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