We just came back from a week at the Club Med Ixtapa. It was a true vacation since the parents can have some down time while the kids are taken care of in the Mini Club. My 4 year old boy can be quite hard to handle, so it's amazing that they can actually keep him and after the first rough day, said that they will bring in more staff in his age group the next few days to make sure he has a GO to himself. Wow!! And the petit club for 2 and 3 year olds were able to nap my 2 year old son, no problem! They had different activities for them every hour so they're not confined in the room. They played at the beach building sandcastles with lifeguards close by, swam in the kids pool, made pizzas, had scavanger hunts, some 5 year olds were braving the trapeze!! By the last day, both kids didn't want to go home!
The buffets were really good and I think healthier than the ones in the US. With more variety of sauteed or grilled vegetables, sauteed fish every meal amongst other staples like gourmet pizzas, burgers and different mexican foods every day. Also different meats were served everyday. We ate so much but we both lost weight since we had time to exercise a few times a day since the kids were taken care of. The husband swam and kayaked and lost 5 lbs, and I did aquagym, zumba, salsa, and toning classes in the open air palada facing the ocean. We exercised so we could eat more! During the meals the GO's from different department came and asked if they could eat with you. You meet with people from other parts of the world and we enjoyed all of the staff, particularly Augustine at the Mini Club. He was a delight and felt like family after a week!
I also had a massage and it's the first time anywhere that the massage went over by 10 minutes! And tips were included in the price!
We will sure be back to Club Med if not to Ixtapa!
Tip: If you need to arrange airport pick up within 48 hours of arrival and The ClubMed 800 number tell you they cannot arrange it, tell them to email the resort or to call the resort, they will be happy to pick up you!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Club Med Ixtapa Pacific Hotel Ixtapa
- Club Med Zihuatanejo
- Zihuatanejo Club Med
- Ixtapa Club Med