Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value:
One complimentary dinner show by the Ballet Zihuatlan (per person, per stay).
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, romantic turndown service, and 10% discount on a couple's spa treatment (not including boutique products; restrictions apply).
Family: Families of five may share a Deluxe ocean Room or deluxe ocean Balcony Room with existing bedding (two adults and three kids ages 12 and under).

This all-inclusive getaway is located just 20 minutes from the airport and just a few short minutes from shopping, a golf course, and the marina. Enjoy the warm weather, sunny days, and laid-back feel of Ixtapa at Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort & Convention Center.

All rooms boast amazing ocean views and wireless internet access is available for a fee. If you're the type of traveler who likes to spread out and feel extra comfortable in your room, choose the One-bedroom Ocean-view. The separate living area and kitchenette are perfect to accommodate groups of four.

The seven restaurants are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Two dinner restaurants are la carte and serve delicious Mediterranean and fresh seafood. The five buffet restaurants offer an international breakfast and lunch and Italian and Mexican dinners. Sip on amazing cocktails at the five bars including one swim-up bar. The disco will keep you dancing well into the night!

Activities are endless at Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort & Convention Center. Swim laps and meet new friends at the three pools, get in a competitive game at the two tennis courts or the professional soccer field, or spend time with your family at the dedicated Family Zone. This area features two ping-pong tables, two pool tables, and numerous board games. The possibilities are endless!

Learn more about Ixtapa.
Located 20 minutes from the airport, and close to the airport, shopping area, golf course, and the Marina.

Local Phone: 011-52-755-555-0
Boutique Shops
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 3

Mini aqua park and one whirlpool Jacuzzi.
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Paddle Board ($), Small sailboat (complimentary), snorkeling equipment (complimentary)
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
This resort caters to leisure and business travelers. It offers a convention center, a la carte restaurants, and an activities program. Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 400
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
King size bed with ocean view. Separate living area. Private balcony in living room and sofa bed. Kitchenette. Can connect with deluxe room. Max. occupancy: 4 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Two double beds and an ocean view. 389 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 5 guests
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or two double beds and an ocean view. 416 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 5 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
There are 7 Restaurants at Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort:
Las Velas - Buffet serving meat, fish, and poultry. Open seasonal.
Plaza Mexicana - International buffet for breakfast and lunch. Mexican buffet for dinner.
La Terraza - International buffet for breakfast. Italian buffet for lunch and dinner.
Oyster Bar - Seafood a la carte restaurant. Reservations required. Dress code.
La Pizzeria - Snack bar
Costa Azul - A la carte Mediterranean cuisine. Reservation required. Dress code.
Colores - Poolside buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Club activities, children's theme park, tennis courts, ecogym, mini golf ($), a variety of sports
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Outdoor theater with international shows each night. Disco open four times a week.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 903reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
the locals
Feb 24 2017
This was our second trip back to Azul, but things changed in one year. On our second day there two motorcoach buses pulled up and the next thing we noticed it was like "kid day." The pool was filled with kids, not just one pool but all three were filled with orange waterwings! It seems the hotel is working more to make it a timeshare hotel. The food also was the same all 7 days, no variety. A complete change in one year.
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Hotel misrepresented. VERY displeased with this Apple experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 27 2017
Description of amenities were those of upgrade Grand. We were miserable at the quality of our experience here. We paid for an upgrade to the Grand, and then our experience improved greatly. I am in the process of searching for another trip for my husband and myself at this time (this trip was a girlfriend trip celebrating 2 60th birthdays). At this point, if Apple does not show some good faith and offer a voucher of some sort towards a future trip, I am very unlikely to trust booking through you again. My husband and I have always traveled Apple vacations, and my disappointment in this experience was a wake up call to not trust what is respresented in your descriptions. As a small example of how bad it was, one of our rooms was not received until 10 PM!!! We had to move 3 times to be able to be even near each other, and we booked as a group! There was greeting by an Apple rep. We had to figure out and deal with everything by ourselves. We NEVER would've booked to stay there if we'd been aware that the amenities listed did not apply at all to that hotel.
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Jan 24 2017
We were there when it first opened...there's been wear and tear over the years. I think it was rated fairly. Our air conditioner broke after 4 days it kept blowing cold air and we couldn't get it warmer - so we turned it off. We did not report it.
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Azul Ixtapa Grand - Grade A
Nov 07 2016
The Azul Ixtapa Grand is a wonderful place to stay. The sunset view from our balcony was incredible. We will definitely return next year..
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Not bad, but not the best.
Feb 02 2016
Staff was very friendly. Hotel was very clean. Beds were very uncomfortable. Food and drinks were terrible. Small cups of beer and drinks poolside, and no bar in room. Formal dinning room required men to wear pants. Then the restaurant should live up to a formal atmosphere. Small children should not be allowed, and wait staff needs to know how to place proper orders. Loved the area, would not stay here again.
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Multi-level property
Jan 24 2016
Very challenging if you have bad knees. Lots of crying kids. Excellent food.
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Could have been better.
Jan 18 2016
The hotel was very clean, however, the bed in the room was like sleeping on a sheet of plywood. Most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. The food was very repetitive and not very good. One of the restaurants required that men wear pants. That would have been ok if if was a really formal place. Young children were running around and crying. If they are going to have a dress code, they should also require an age limit for children. Bars around the pool area were swarming with bees, and drinks were slightly larger than a dixie cup. Also no beer or alcohol in room fridge. The resort was very well maintained and the island across from the resort was an excellent close get a way, that only cost about $100 for food drink and snorkeling for the entire day for a family of 4. The food on the island was much better then the food at the resort.
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Apr 12 2014
Great hotel , awful beach !!
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Aug 12 2013
Loved the resort, staff is great.
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Azul for you
Mar 27 2013
The Azul was in a great location with a swimable beach. The staff was great. Nice long beach. Love that part of Ixtapa.
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Family Trip
Mar 20 2012
We travelied to Ixtapa March 2012- (we had ten people in our group- four of them children ages: 3,3,7, and 9) The Melia Azul (which now is the Azul Ixtapa). This is very much a family/children friendly resort I would recommend this to traveling families. The Pools are excellent, Beach has black sand with gold flecks, the ocean is gradual entry which is nice for children. right down the beach is the ferry to go to Ixtapa Island and there is also a Crocodile Reserve. The food at the hotel is just ok. There is not a lot of variety at teh Buffets. The alcohol was good they had several top-shelf brands to choose from. There is a waterpark which is good for children age 4-7. All rooms do NOT have balcony so make sure if you want one you upgrade to the room, also rooms do not have clocks or coffee makers. All in all our trip was GOOD- the hotel is older you can see some of the wear and tear of the facility. The staff was very friendly. As this chain is no longer associated with the MELIA chain it will be interesting to see what happens to this place. The location is perfect you are away from the rest of the hotels and it is pretty private. I was never once approached by a "time Share" person. I would never go here as a "couples" or "adult" trip , but would go back again with my children as they thoroughly enjoyed our vacation
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Staff - Super spot for families
karlowsj, Calgary, Canada
Thu Jun 14 10:19:51 EDT 2018
Helpful friendly staff give this resort a top rating. Clean rooms - nice lounges - food was good - great view from Oyster Bar REstaurant for breakfast - lots of activities and great staff for aquafit, zumba, bike riding...Would recommend for families as the facility is geared for kids to enjoy their vacation.

heidi D, Appleton, Wisconsin
Tue Jun 12 12:07:56 EDT 2018
This hotel is top notch! I have traveled all over the world and consider this a 5 star property. It's big enough not to have other guests on top of you but a perfect med. size for walking around - not like Disney land! The staff is wonderful - very accommodating! We enjoyed all of the restaurants and pools etc. It's is immaculate! Our room was huge - comfy bed and lots of little extras. I loved this location and would recommend to friends. Cant wait to go back. SALUD y VIVA MEXICO!

Amazing gem of a hotel for families
AvidTravelerNOTL, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Sat Jun 02 07:21:40 EDT 2018
This is one of the best kid/family hotels I have been to. The food was good for buffet standards, the bbq grill for burgers and hot dogs was great. But what I loved about the hotel was that it let kids be kids, and was geared towards families spending time together. They have two huge pools, and a smaller splash pad/waterpark area. The difference from most resorts was that the kids were actually allowed to have fun in the pools! Jumping in is allowed, splashing is allowed, any size pool floaties seem to be acceptable. They even provide bins of arm floaties for those who can't swim yet. There were lots of lounge chairs around the pools, plenty more at the beach. The beach was hard packed, which was great for walking down to the pier or the market, even with a stroller. Rooms were comfortable, worth the small splurge for the balcony. Nothing was super luxury in the hotel, but it wasn't advertised as such, and everything was clean and well cared for and the staff was great. I highly recommend this hotel for families with young kids.

Relaxing and enjoyable visit.
5janie78, Chihuahua, Mexico
Mon May 21 09:00:10 EDT 2018
My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at Azul Ixtapa. Although this was our first time to visit Ixtapa, it was not the first beach that we've visited in Mexico. We weren't looking for a place with great night life, we just needed a place that was relaxing and enjoyable. The Azul Ixtapa met our expectations! The staff were friendly and helpful. The resort seemed to be very family friendly with lots of activities and things to do for children. The ocean was fairly calm, not a lot of waves. The beach area is a lot larger with more choices for activities than the Axul Ixtapa Grande located next door. My husband got an hour massage for about $18. If we ever go back to Ixtapa, I would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful Place to Visit
TheWeasel13, Saskatchewan
Sun May 13 15:23:28 EDT 2018
We stayed the Easter Break at the Azul and could not have been a better place to stay. We loved the resort, the staff were amazing and always wanting to help and make your stay special. We have been to numerous resort and this is one we would come back too and are already talking about going there next year for our winter vacation. The food at all the restaurants were very good and the Oyster Was the over the top with an sensational view. This is the only restaurant where you can order corona in a bottle!! Dress code is shorts in all so no need for long pants which means a lot to me. Rooms are well kept, and made up daily, only complaint is that the fridge is empty would be nice if they added this feature for beer and pop. Pools are very nice with different option but during busy times you will need to be up early to get a good spot at the pool. Pool service is the best we ever had, and make sure tip they work very hard to make you stay great. I have no complaints and have already referred family and friend to stay there. Can’t wait to go back’

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