This was our first time to any Club Med property. It was my husband, 7 year old son, and 15 month old daughter. We have traveled internationally a lot and stayed in a wide variety of places. We went with 3 other families for one week at Spring Break.
For starters, the rooms are pretty run down (ants, cracks, no daylight). I expected more after look at the photos on the website. Those rooms must exist somewhere on the property...Second, it's a pretty large resort which means allowing for travel time (to get to a restaurant/dining hall or to join for kid activities). Third, bring as much sunscreen as you can because one bottle will cost $25 once you are on the property. Fourth, the "specialty" restaurants offer very plain food and the best part about them is the lack of a giant crowd which means no standing in line for dinner). Oh, and the wi-fi is outrageously priced and spotty ($50 for one week for one device).
Now, the good parts. First, the beach and water are great. The waves are small, sand is soft, and water is warm. Second, the food was really quite good at the main restaurant even though it feels like a giant buffet for every meal every day. Third, the staff is really nice (including kids club and baby club). Fourth, the pools are great for the little kids (they are super loud so don't expect to relax there as an adult).
It's probably great to go once...but not somewhere that we will go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the wonders of Mexico during your stay at Ixtapa Pacific. A heavenly Mexican hacienda-style all-inclusive family resort nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Travel to Club Med Ixtapa Pacific with your family and enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation in spectacular beachfront sceneries. A hassle-free stay for you, an adventure for your kids: practice your favorite sports, indulge at the Spa* or relax on a lounge chair on the breathtaking beach while your children are entertained at Club Med's world-famous Children's Clubs with dedicated activities and sports for children and teenagers, for each age group, and all coordinated by qualified and enthusiastic professionals. Already one of the best family resort for those traveling with babies, this environmentally-friendly hideaway also offers activities for adults. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Ixtapa Pacific Hotel Ixtapa
- Club Med Zihuatanejo
- Zihuatanejo Club Med
- Ixtapa Club Med