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“Magical Family Vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Magical Family Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

Weather, resort facilities, staff and a great family combined to make this family vacation a magical experience. Went the first full week in January 2012. The food was incredible, the children loved ; the Mini club, the GO's and being in the shows. The parents had a great vacation and were able to spend time with each other, while the grandchildren reveled in the new experiences of seeing baby iguana's hatch, launching 175 baby turtles into the sea, circus training, swiming etc. and Nonna could have a great time with her activities while watching my family enjoy. Beautiful memories and ready to book again.

Room Tip: The family suites were perfect with a Jack n' Jill bathroom
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear Kala2678,
Thank you for writing this fantastic review! We can’t help but smile when reading that you had a “magical family vacation.” It seems that the combination of beautiful weather, amazing facilities, and friendly staff really won you over. Your grandchildren have surely made memories to last a lifetime by learning circus tricks, swimming, and helping the baby turtles to the sea. Thank you for all of your kind words and we can’t wait to have everyone back again soon!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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  • Sleep Quality
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

which is just exactly what we expected and looked forward to. We've been at 2 others, cancun and punta cana, and ixtapa was just fine. Rooms were clean and spacious, staff friendly and although the GO experience can sometimes be a little annoying and cultish, when you travel with young children, it works. We dont like to sit at the beach or pool all day, and having the club mini for the kids ( 8, 13, and 17) and the activities for the big kids such as tennis, exercise, etc...we really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bonesnjnts
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear bonesnjnts,
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear that you truly enjoyed yourselves while staying at Club Med Ixtapa. We can see all of your needs were met and that you received everything you expected! It seems that you are a fan of the activities and all the wonderful possibilities for the kids. Thank you for sharing your memories with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is our first trip to Club Med and I can only say I wish as a family we would have started coming here 15 years ago when our kids were younger. There is so much to do here you never need to leave the resort. On arrival you are greeted with a fresh cold towel with a scent of citrus and a cold glass of water or lemonade with lime. After setting into our rooms it was off to explore the resort. We are a very active family that enjoys the outdoors and this place has more to offer than I expected. If you are a tennis player, you are going to love this place. Morning drills are offered 5 out of 7 days a week and there are different drill times depending on your level of play. After 5pm the tennis center hosts evening tennis tournaments ranging from mix doubles, men's and women's doubles and a singles tournaments on Thursdays.
On Tuesday evenings only, the resort offers a sunset kayak trip. You paddle out with a guide and watch the sunset; what an experience! Sailing lessons are offered daily and they have some nice Hobie Cats for sailing. There is also a sailing and kayak race later in the week. Behind the sailing center in the archery range and if you are really adventurous you can try your luck at the trapezes. Yes the real thing, strap in and fly through the air. Our first night here we ran into a couple of volleyball player's and played ball under the lights right on the beach for a couple of hours. There is also daily soccer games and a host of other activities for the families including dancing, cooking classes and nightly shows.
The staff here is amazing. While at dinner one evening I had a staff member offer to sit with my children if my wife and I wanted to enjoy a quite dinner with my wife. Then there is the service and incredible food. My first night here I had filet mignon and red snapper, delicious! Then whether you are on the beach or around the pool there is always someone offering you a cold beverage. There are plenty of beach chairs, beach cabanas and hammocks around the facility and you never feel like you need to get up early just to reserve one.
This is truly a great resort and Club Med has done an exceptional job of making this a one stop shop for a family vacation experience. Prior to this we had taken a couple of cruises and we now we ask ourselves why. Everything I mentioned above is included in the price. We ask our college kids where they want to go on vacation next year and they both want to return to Club Med.
A special thanks to Javier & Jesus the Tennis Pro's for great week of tennis and Ricardo the Chef de Village(filling in for Favia) for making our first experience at Club Med a memorable one. Also thanks to Jeremy the soccer GO and Sandra, Josh and Nia our dinner buddies. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Use the Club Med transportation. A taxi ride for four people ran us $41 dollars and took about 25 m...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ClubAET
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear ClubAET,
Thank you so much for writing this awesome review! We are so happy to hear that your first trip to Club Med was a success! We’re glad that your active family dove right into all of the fun activities we offer, such as tennis, kayaking, sailing, volleyball, dancing and much more. All those activities surely worked up an appetite and we’re glad you enjoyed our wide selection of delicious entrees. Thanks again for all of your kind words and we can’t wait to have the whole family back again next year!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is the perfect resort for family with kids, there are many activities for the kids to do.

Room Tip: Many of family rooms have shared bathroom between the kids bedroom and adult bedroom.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear Debbie74_11
Thank you for writing this review. We appreciate you recommending us to other families with kids. We can see you enjoyed the activities and overall fun aspect of the resort. We hope you will come back to see us again soon!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

This was the first time at a Club Med and it exceeded our expectations! Not only is the property beautiful, the location and the people that work there make it unforgetable.

We were there for 10 days with our 4 and 6 year old. Considering this is an all inclusive, I expected to get bored or tired of the food and the activities. Never happened...I credit the great energy from all the GO's and the wonderful staff Club Med Ixtapa has!

With this said I do want to throw some of those names out. The circus staff- Chucho, Marcelo, Rock and Meg and Lauren. You guys were so amazing, it was always so great hanging with you!! I love how patient you were with everybody and how wonderful you were with the kids.
Also Javier and Jesus at Tennis....thx for sparking a new found love for the sport. Because of you both, I now want to continue taking lessons and want to let you know I always enjoyed my lessons and even taking part in the tournament( thx Javier for the effort in that) . Then there are the great gang at kids club....all of you were amazing , I wish I could remember you all, but Armando and Carlito, Were always with my kids and they were the ones my kids still talk about. There were more and you are all so wonderful...it was so great to have my kids want to go to kidsnclub thank you , thank you , thank y ou! One more and that is Jeremy, he had great energy all the time.
This is the best place to go with a family, kids and parents have fun and there is so much to do for both. The food was fantastic, Ester makes the best corn tortillas I had them every day with whatever fish they served and gaucamole and salsa. Alberto was so great, thx for always making me smile. We ate at the other restaurants. which is nice to change up if you can make the r eservations. Which you need to do the day before at noon sharp. You can call from your room.
Definitely go to the Brazilian night party and Mexicna night. Watch the circus show and the Wed night show with the kids in it.
We stayed in the iguana complex which if you have children it is more convenient...closer to kids club and pool.
I could go on and on about this place, i was actually really sad to go as if I was leaving some really great friends. Thank you Ricardo for sending us off. We will Definitely return!!!

Wish everyone at Club Med Ixtapa the best 2012 and I hope to see some of your faces again!!

Sincerely,
Stephanie.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephanie s
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear stephanie s,
Thank you for writing this wonderful review! We are so happy to be deemed your “best vacation ever!” It’s awesome that you jumped right into the activities and got to know all of the friendly GOs. It’s amazing that you tried the circus, took tennis lessons, and still managed to relax. We appreciate your kind words about the club and staff. We can’t wait to see all of your faces again, hopefully soon!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We had the most amazing family vacation at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific. It was our first vacation with our 1 year old, and our experience could not have been more perfect. The resort, amenities, and activities were far beyond our expectations; even better than resorts we have been to in the Caribbean. But it was really the staff that makes this place so incredible. Clara from Concierge was more than happy to help us with anything we needed. Lauren, Benji, Michelle, Oscar, and Ivonne went out of their way to be sure we felt welcome, and we had a blast with them participating in all the sports and evening activities. They even had dinner with our family some evenings. The Baby Club Med was great fun for our little one, and felt extremely comfortable leaving her in the capable hands of Mimi, Dora, Vania, and Marina! We cannot wait to return next year for more fun and crazy signs!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sol Suites with the Ocean View. It could not have been more perfect!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah B
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear Sarah B,
Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review! We are so happy to hear that your first vacation with your one year-old was a success! Your memories of Ixtapa were wonderful to read and we couldn’t be happier that you enjoyed so many aspects of the resort. Thank you for all of your kind words regarding our friendly GOs. We can’t wait to have you back for more fun and definitely more crazy signs!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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San Jose, CA
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Summary: Club Med Ixtapa is a great resort for families (especially if you have younger kids). The best thing about Club Med is definitely the GOs. We've been to different resorts and we always miss Club Med and the GOs.

Best time to go: November-March

What we liked:
- GOs
- The food
- Activities (especially Zumba and water activities)
- Good size pool (although not as many different pools as some other resorts)
- Family-oriented
- Different clubs even for teens (not that many resorts offer a tween or teen club)
- Clean and spacious rooms
- Shows
- Nice, calm beach

Tips:
- Go to the Club Med website and add your email to get notified about their special deals and promotions.
- We had a room close to the conference center and were able to use the WiFi (after paying for it, of course).
- Try the City/Country excursion. We enjoyed it. Or if you have enough people, ask for a customized excursion so you can choose where to go to and how much time to spend at each place.

What Club Med could do to make it even better:
- Add more activities to teen/tween clubs (e.g. Jazz dance, more treasure-hunt kind of games as ice-breaker, etc.)
- Add more family games for the whole family. When we went to Club Med before it was remodeled, there seemed to be a lot more group games for the whole family in the evenings).
- Bring back the Animator which you used to have a while back.
- Add air conditioners to the theater and restaurants.
- Add room service (even if you charge for it).

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mona100
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clubmedofficial, Guest Relations Manager at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, responded to this review, February 9, 2012
Dear mona100,
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! It brings smiles to our faces knowing that we are your favorite vacation place! You have done a great job highlighting all the pros/cons of Club Med and giving tips to your fellow travelers. We appreciate your suggestions to us and have passed them along to management. Thanks again for your review and we can’t wait to have you all back again soon!
Kind Regards,
Your Club Med Team
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Property: Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
Address: Playa Quieta | Estado de Guerrero, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo > Ixtapa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Ixtapa
#1 Family Hotel in Ixtapa
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ixtapa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ixtapa
#1 Spa Hotel in Ixtapa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ixtapa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Ixtapa Pacific 4*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the wonders of Mexico during your stay at Ixtapa Pacific, a heavenly Mexican hacienda-style all-inclusive resort, elected as one of the ‘world’s best’ family resorts by Trip Advisor. Travel to Club Med Ixtapa Pacific and enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation in spectacular sceneries, as the resort is nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and the shores of the Pacific Ocean. 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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