The main reason we picked this resort was that we were taking 7 of our family members(3 children) on a weeks vacation and after looking for suitable places we decided on this one.
Having never been to a club med before I must say it was an experience. Good and Bad.
I'll start with the good first:
Setting was lovely,beach very pretty and ground around the resort were well taken care of and clean.
Room was only place to have air conditioning and as it turned out I really needed that. Oh forgot-the Boutique was also air conditioned but prices too high so you didn't spend too much time in there> Rooms were clean,adequate and beds satisfactory.
Many activities for all ages of children who wanted to participate or not ,it didn't matter. Help was all helpful and able to answer any questions you might have about anything.
Now the bad.....
The main thing was the food and dining room. We were told their food and water was okay so we proceeded to not worry about that. Since the dining room is open air there were birds and flies everywhere. They had fans but such small ones that unless you were directly under one you didn't get any relief from them. NONE of the food was kept cold...such as sushi, cold cuts, and all salad greens. Everything was warm and out in the open. After while the smell off all that food was unbearable.You could always tell the "newly arrivers" from the people who had been there longer. Their plates were piled high adverse to almost empty plates on the ones who had been there.At the end we ended up taking our food outside the rest. and tried to find a place to eat it elsewhere.
Bring your own pool toys if you want to have some to play with...Buying them in Ixtapa at some little outdoor store will cost you ten times as much as they would here.
Pool is way too hot but then weather conditions can not be controlled. Not enough umbrellas to make shady places around the pool.
Try never to go during this time of year--heat and humidity was unbearable.
However, having said that, on the 4th day I was spending my days in my room. Never been so sick in all my life and it had to be from the food. Nurse was nice but only suggested gator ade and jello.I lived on that for the rest of the week. I was the first in the group to get the "bug" and it lasted a good 2 weeks after we got home.
Excursions are very costly and can be done on your own if you feel up to it.
Do not go to a place like this is you are single or a couple. It is strickly geared to families,which is fine, but just be hopeful your kids don't get sick.GOOD LUCK
- 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