Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort
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Excellent resort, easy to get to, price included transfers to and from airport.Excellent food, quality of service and premium drinks, three nice pools, bar service excellent around the pools. Nice specialty restaurants included art no extra charge.On the ocean, sandy beaches.
I loved the Azul Ixtapa Grand. It's very new and modern. Comfy beds, great A/C, great room amenities. Each room has a large balcony with amazing ocean views. Housekeeping staff did a great job of keeping the room spotless. The food was very good both at the buffet and the a la carte restaurants. The gym is probably one of the best equipped gyms I've seen at ANY hotel. It was great if you're into working out while you're on vacation. Many classes were offered for free. We used the tennis courts, they have both hard surface and clay. The hard courts were in pristine condition. The pools, especially the infinity pool are amazing. Bar service in the Grotto was excellent. The staff at the hotel is wonderful, happy and friendly. There are many stairs to get to the pool area but there are also elevators and ramps for those who have accessibility issues. Comfy pool loungers and plenty of them. There's always those who reserve chairs and nothing's ever said, so the only way to make sure you get a spot to sit is to do the same. Bring a magazine and towel down before you go for breakfast and you'll be guaranteed a spot. It wasn't too busy when we were there in March, so chairs were usually plentiful. There's a great boardwalk between the Azul Ixtapa Grand and its sister property. There is only a very small beach in front of the Azul, so to get to the better beach you need to walk about 10 minutes. If you continue to walk past the pier you'll find Playa Linda. It's a great, quiet stretch of beach. It's busy on the weekends with lots of bars and locals hanging out. Very nice people. We felt very safe. Keep your eyes open for baby crocodiles running across the beach into the ocean, no kidding. Very cool to see. Loved the property and would go back in a minute!
First off, I would like to thank Deyanira for making our "Fizzy Ladies" getaway fantastic, and hard to beat. We will just have to keep coming back here!The most outstanding feature of this property was the cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff.Other than that, what you read is what you get! There are no surprises. The beach is virtually nonexistent but the beach next door at the Azul is fantastic. We knew this going in and spent a pleasant week by the Adults only pool. The rooms are huge, all ocean facing(with gorgeous views of the moonset and sunset) and the balconies are huge. Everyday we were greeted with a different towel animal on our bed. The food was good and some choices were excellent. For anyone that says the food is disgusting has a very narrow mind. We were 6 women with all varying palettes and there was something to please everyone. The gym is top notch and they offer various classes at no extra cost. We did the mountain biking tour and the kayak/snorkelling tour. Both were excellent.We took the bus to Zihuatanejo and a taxi back. The bus was an experience and cheap. If you get the opportunity get out and explore the area, It is an absolute gorgeous area of Mexico. I cannot say enough about this property and their staff. It is very well run. You can tell by the pride each staff member takes in their job. We will definitely be back!
We stayed at the Azul Ixtapa Grand April 6 to 20th, what a wonderful holiday we had! Absolutely everything was perfect...resort, rooms, staff, food, activities and a great group of friendly vacationers. We very much enjoyed the bands at both resorts, danced until our feet hurt!Sunwing flight was on time both ways, crew was great as were the Sunwing reps at the resort.We will be back...Thank you for the amazing holiday!PS to Isabel...Thank you for the fun Sharp Shooting afternoons, you made Lauri's holiday even more special!
We spent the week of April 6th – 13th at the Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort and Spa. It was our first visit to this area in Mexico and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although we normally prefer adult only venues, Sunwing had a great Wild Wednesday promo so we decided to give it a try and are so glad we did. This ranks as one of the nicest resorts we have visited.At 300 rooms it is definitely not a mega sized property so it is easy to navigate. It is well laid out with all the restaurants on one level and the main lobby bar in a central location. The elevators are all functioning and it is never a long wait to catch a ride to where you want to go. Yes there are a lot of stairs but nothing too arduous to climb and even if you have mobility issues you can reach the infinity pool with the adult only swim up bar or even the beach by catching a lift to get you there.We were there the week before Easter so yes it was busy as the resort was fully booked. Clientele during our stay seemed to be mostly Canadian and nationals although we did meet a few Americans. The “save yourself a chair “ game unfortunately was in full force and this was probably my only complaint about our stay as it was not uncommon to see chairs reserved and not used at all throughout the day. We actually heard a group of six who had their spots saved at the infinity pool bragging about how they had another 6 loungers at the adult only pool. How ridiculous an attitude is that!The resort itself is well maintained and immaculate. The suites are bright, spacious and well appointed with comfortable beds, a beautiful jacuzzi, a roomy walk in closet as well as a separate shower and bathroom. The balcony is a good size with a small bistro set and padded lounger. The ocean views are stunning. Our housekeeper excelled. The room was thoroughly cleaned and there was never any sand residue left on the floor. We really enjoyed all our meals including those at the buffet. The service here was above and beyond. There was not a HUGE selection nor was there a carving station or different made to order fish or meat stations but what was offered was tasty. Their soups were delicious at both lunch and dinner and salad selections as well as fresh fruit were plentiful and ever so good. We came in rather late on our first night so by the time we got to the restaurant it was 10pm and selection was getting limited. My husband chose the fish as well as rice, both of which were cold. The waiter noticed that there was a problem and brought the manager to our table who promptly removed the plate and had the chef make up a fresh batch of fried fish and rice. Fernando, Jose and Carlos were exceptional. Once they found out what we liked it was delivered to our table without even asking. I certainly ate my share of mango and avocado. The a la carte restaurants on site were also very good. We went to the Asian, twice and the Mexican and Italian once. The wait staff here was also attentive and personable. We also tried the Oyster Bar which everyone on TA seemed to rave about and sadly were disappointed as the food was lukewarm and actually nothing special. We were quite happy to stop for an after dinner drink in the lobby bar, The local band that played each evening was talented and we enjoyed their music. Yes it could get a bit busy and loud with fooz tables, ping pong and such which is an attraction for families but we certainly weren’t bothered by that. Although we love a beautiful beach we went in knowing that it was lacking here so had pretty much made up our minds that we would be spending our time by the infinity pool as the views here of the water and Ixtapa island were gorgeous. The wait staff was excellent and constantly came around to see if we needed to quench our thirst. We tried the adult pool once but it lacked the ocean view we desired so never returned. The children’s/activity pool was certainly active so we never ventured there.The week sped by far too quickly and we certainly wished we could have booked a longer stay. We had an amazing holiday, met so many people and just enjoyed our time together. Never once did we regret our choice. We found the staff to be incredible warm, very attentive and most personable. The grounds and main areas were well laid out and tended. The resort is really beautiful nestled in against the mountains. Would we return? Definitely as this would be a perfect place to bring our daughter and her family
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Special Family Dinner Show (once per stay, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m)
- Daily Activities
- Evening entertainment
- Non-motorized water sports
- 323 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- 4 Restaurants
- 3 Bars
- Medical Services (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- Currency Exchange
- Laundry service (fee)
- Beauty Salon (fee)
- Sauna (fee)
- Mini Golf With 18 holes
- Tennis Courts
- 1 King or 2 Double Beds
- Air Conditioned
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite TV
- Mini Bar
- Iron & Ironing board
- CD/DVD Player
- Wireless Internet service ($)
- Room service
- In-room safe
- Bathrobes and Slippers
- Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
- 1 King Bed
- 1 Bedroom
- Separate Living Room
- Maximum Occupancy 3
Resort Location Map
Azul Ixtapa Grand ResortIxtapa,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Paseo Punta Ixtapa Lote 2, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico
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