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Paradise Point, located on a private island in California, is a unique place where our San Diego green resort and the great outdoors intertwine, so it's only natural that we're committed to lessening our impact on our environment. 

Across our 44 acres and various outlets and departments, our San Diego eco-friendly resort is dedicated to sustainable practices that allow us to uphold our commitment to conservation, and still deliver our promise of providing guests with superior service and environmentally conscious hotel accommodations.

Top green hotel practices implemented as part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts Destination Earth program include:

  • Environmentalist level member of the California Green Lodging Program
  • Official partner of Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter for protection of waterways and beaches
  • Named "Recycler of the Year" by the City of San Diego for participation in Commercial Food Scrap Composting Program and waste diversion rates
  • Redirected over 1,020 tons of landfill waste to recycling or composting in 2015, resulting in a 75% diversion rate
  • Lush landscape featuring over 600 different types of carbon monoxide-converting plants and flowers
  • Replaced over 50,000 square feet of turf with drought-tolerant plants, helping save one million gallons of water annually
  • Converted 10,000 landscaping sprinklers to low flow heads
  • Linen-less meeting rooms help conserve water and laundry chemical use
  • Glass and lumber donated to Bottles & Wood for upcycling
  • Water conservation/irrigation system to prevent run-off into Mission Bay
  • Laundry tunnel washer with pulse jet technologies, conserving 10 million gallons of water annually
  • Hobart dishwashing system, the only Energy Star-rated commercial dishwashers on the market
  • Use of high-quality sustainable, local products including all-natural bottled spring water from nearby Palomar Mountain
  • Optional bath towel re-use program available in guestrooms
  • Refillable dispenser systems for guest shampoo, conditioner and shower gel to eliminate individual packaging waste (hotels dispose of more than 10 billion partly-used individually-packaged bars of soap and bottles of liquids every year!)
  • Wireless temperature control system for public spaces
  • Guestroom bathrooms feature low flow toilets and shower heads
  • No-water urinals utilized in men's restrooms
  • Engineering, bellmen, and security staff utilize electric carts or bicycles for transportation around our green San Diego hotel
  • Landscaping debris is repurposed as mulch/fertilizer
  • Kitchens separate waste from food waste
  • LED lighting used throughout the property and indoor and outdoor lighting limited when possible
  • Housekeeping department operates with water conservation in mind, utilizing a standard "3rd day" wash cycle for guestroom sheets
  • Housekeeping attendants only clean with "Green Seal Certified" products
  • Employees are encouraged to conserve paper by not printing as many documents
  • Paperless purchase order system and job applicant system
  • Employee handbook disseminated via CD-ROM
  • Paperless paycheck and W-2 option available for employees
  • Bike racks and skateboard storage for employees

San Diego wildlife, just beyond your bungalow

Mission Bay is a wet 4,235-acre wonderland located in the heart of San Diego. Primarily used for recreation purposes, the waterways and shorelines are also a habitat for many birds, fish, marine mammals, invertebrates, and plants, giving visitors the chance to witness some of Southern California's indigenous species in their natural surroundings. On its own 44-acre island at the very core of Mission Bay, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is both a stopover for local wildlife and an autonomous ecological microcosm.

The verdant grounds contrast sharply with the surrounding drier terrain typical of Southern California; over 600 types of tropical plants from 20 countries were imported and installed by famed landscape architect Frank Rich in the early 60s. Rare and exotic specimens include the imperial bromeliad from Rio de Janiero, the dragon tree from Madagascar and the Asian silk tree. More frequently found growing on the grounds are bird of paradise, hibiscus, and towering palm trees, with over 1,000 of each planted.

The award-winning landscape has flourished in San Diego's temperate climate over the past several decades, transforming the island into a lush oasis inhabited by plentiful wildlife year-round. A network of gardens and lagoons is home to ducks, red-eared slider turtles, hummingbirds, herons and egrets. Below the surface, leopard sharks, stingrays, shovel-nose guitar fish, corvina, and other fish make up an aqueous ecosystem. Paradise Point's sprawling layout and bungalow-style rooms naturally encourage guests to take in the unique surrounding environment. For those looking to interact with and learn more about nature, the hotel also offers additional programming including a botanical tour, scenic boat cruises on Mission Bay, and the chance to feed the resident ducks and fish.

Torch Sunset - HR Green practices allow Paradise Point to be one of San Diego's top green hotels.
Paradise_wildlife_Blue Heron Paradise Point is home to many furry friends that make being an eco island even more important.
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Whether the occasion calls for a special, romantic dinner for two overlooking the glittering, moonlit Mission Bay or an island-inspired casual restaurant for the whole family, Paradise Point offers diverse dining options for San Diego locals and guests of our Mission Bay resort. Enjoy our signature beach restaurant Tidal, a laid-back dining experience at the waterfront Barefoot Bar & Grill, or quick eats at the poolside Tropics Cantina or Caveman Pizza Company.

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Nestled in the lush, tropical foliage that surrounds Paradise Point's island resort is a premier spa vacation destination where exotic rituals from islands around the world and local San Diego influences collide. The result is The Spa at Paradise Point - an intimate and inviting San Diego day spa sanctuary voted one of the top 100 U.S. resort spas by Condé Nast Traveler.

With the backdrop of a lush oasis, exotic treatment rooms, and cooling sea breezes, the professionally trained spa therapists will lull you into a sense of well-being and relaxation.

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