Having not been to Cancun for 25 years, the changes are amazing along the Hotel strip , and nowadays it looks more like scaled down version of Miami. The Crown Paradise Club Hotel is, I suspect, one of the older buildings and really that is the only thing that lets the whole experience down. Everything is excellent from the service from the staff, their friendliness and willing to ensure one has a great time whether it be whilst dining or having a drink, the room service and maid service is excellent too. The rooms are spacious and I think all must have great views from their individual balconies. But there's the problem. Whilst the weather was fine , no problem, air-con was excellent and no problems with that, But after a few very heavy storms, we started getting drips coming through the ceiling onto the smaller of the two huge beds. To be honest, it didn't affect us, but out on the hall/corridor, water was dripping from some light fittings and I think there is a fundamental problem PERHAPS with the sealing of the building when the tropical rains let loose. Thats my only negative comment.I take my hats off to the Management and the staff who work so hard . Management in keeping the whole show ticking over , and the individual waiters, bar staff, house maids, beach boys, and those behind the scenes ( cooks etc ) who make everything so good.We were on full board plan and sometimes ate in the booking only restaurants. All were ok, altho' sometime portions were a little small . As a "mature" couple, my wife and I enjoyed the French Sans Soucis Restaurant the best . It has great views out over the sea, excellent service and food and the house white wine I thought most palatable. My wife drank the red and commented the same. Jose, the waiter who served us most was extremely courteous and correct . Certainly the best place if you like a fillet steak !Others have knocked the buffet , and I have to admit that often the food was only warm as opposed to being red hot, but the huge selection of salads, hot courses and deserts more than made up for the less than scalding food.Waiter service was most attentive and we tended to sit in the same part of the buffet restaurant so got to know the waiters and waitresses quite well. Look out for Enrique , Dav'id, Geronimo and the sweet Yaneli , they were an excellent team and were always eager to help in any way required.Elsewhere , our room was serviced daily by a sweet little lady called Nellie. Our room was always kept spotlessly clean by her , with clean towels provided along with well stocked mini bar , and a variety of little animals made from folded towels always there to greet and amuse us when we returned to our room in the late afternoon. Great job Nellie, thank you very much!The hotel has a selection of swimming pools, but we chose to swim and relax on the beach. There seemed to be plenty of shaded units there and the sun will soon burn you if you are not acclimatised. My advice is take it easy in the sun for the first few days and use at least Factor 30, even sitting in the shade as I did all holiday, I ended up with a great tan as not only does the prevailing wind give you a glow, but reflections off the sand will also get to you, believe it or not. The sea is quite rough , deeply shelving beach only a few metres in , so worth being aware of any warnings given from the duty lifeguards.I suspect that anyone who chooses to go to the Crown Paradise will enjoy the experience. I've travelled to a vast number of places in the World as a Commercial Pilot and don't think I've seen a better run Hotel , its only failing is its slightly tired facade. However, I noticed workers beavering away in a number of areas , but it's a mighty big building to keep on top of from a decorative point of view.Sorry to have rambled on so long if you have got this far, hope you have a great holiday in Cancun wherever you end up staying.