We got back from Club Med and could not get back fast enough. On the face of it we thought what could be bad? All inclusive, in Mexico, Club Med....
My wife had gone to the Club Med in Florida and loved it. She stayed by the pool drinking daquiris while the kids were in the club.
So off we went to Club Med Ixtapa with high hopes.
Here is a list of the negatives:
1) Bugs. Lots of em and in your room. Ants in the window sills and on the bed ledges above your pillow (we changed rooms and changed bugs). Cockaroaches in the toilet.
2) Little or no air conditioning in the rooms. We called maintanance and the first time they "fixed" the A/C. It was just as warm the next day. The second time we called they gave us a standup fan.
BTW the only 2 places you can get out of the heat are the Boutique and the restrooms.
3) The pools were hotter than the air. Club Med Ixtapa does not believe in putting fresh water in the pools so they sit in 93 degree heat and bake. In the evening the pools were warmer than the air. Not refereshing and painful when you have a sunburn and go in for a dip.
4) Open air resteraunt. The bird s fly in and out and if you are not sitting at the table they eat your food while crapping on the tables. The wait staff halfheartedly chases them off but they are relentless. Avain flu anyone?
Also there were gnats on the fruit. Complain about the bugs and you are told "what do you expect? You are in the jungle!"
5) Inconvenient hours for the front office staff. When we went to complain we were told Sancha was off and to come back the next day. Next day we showed up and were told it was Sanchas day off. Same happened the third day.
Also the banker has short split hours so if you put money and valuables up at the desk safe (they only insure the safe boxes in the rooms up to $200) you go early or late afternoon. Oh yes and don't go on her day off!
6) Nearly everyone got sick by weeks end either from too much sun or ameobic dysentary.
1) The kids club was great. The counselors loved the kids and they loved the counselors back. They have a great trapeze school for the more daring both kids and adults alike. But The Sandpiper in Florida does too and it is the Club Med experience without the pitfalls.
2) The beach is great and the ocean is beautiful. The only place you will not sweat. We spent alot of time there.
3) The food was uneven but could be great some nights.
All in all stay away! Your money is better spent at Club Med Sandpiper (Fla) or anywhere else.
If I get a degree in entemology.
- 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