Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort

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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, 10% discount on a couples spa treatment (not including boutique products). Proof of marriage required upon check-in. Must be notified on the room list/manifest.
Family of Five: Families of five may share a Deluxe Ocean Room or Deluxe Ocean Balcony Room with existing bedding (2 adults and 3 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 ($), Small sailboat (complimentary), snorkeling equipment (complimentary)
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
This resort caters to leisure and business travelers. It offers a convention center, a la carte restaurants, and an activities program. Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 400
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
King or two double beds and an ocean view. 416 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 5 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King size bed with ocean view. Separate living area. Private balcony in living room and sofa bed. Kitchenette. Can connect with deluxe room. Max. occupancy: 4 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Two double beds and an ocean view. 389 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 5 guests
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
There are 7 Restaurants at Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort:
La Pizzeria - Snack bar
Costa Azul - A la carte Mediterranean cuisine. Reservation required. Dress code.
Colores - Poolside buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Las Velas - Buffet serving meat, fish, and poultry. Open seasonal.
Plaza Mexicana - International buffet for breakfast and lunch. Mexican buffet for dinner.
La Terraza - International buffet for breakfast. Italian buffet for lunch and dinner.
Oyster Bar - Seafood a la carte restaurant. Reservations required. Dress code.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Club activities, children's theme park, tennis courts, ecogym, mini golf ($), 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 799reviews
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
Happily surprised
archibalda, Acapulco, Mexico
Fri Oct 06 12:31:35 EDT 2017
This is a hotel that I would never ever have booked on my own accord, but was put there while working on a 3 day congress. It’s a large property with the Azul on one side, the convention center in the middle, and the more luxurious Grand on the other side. The Azul is an all-inclusive family oriented hotel which is often not equivalent to either quality or service. I arrived very early and very tired and was offered coffee while my check in was sorted out by friendly staff. My room on the top floor with a spectacular view, was fairly utilitarian, but large and airy with plenty of storage space, an increasingly frequent rarity these days. The king size bed was very comfortable, the a/c nice and cold and the water pressure pretty good. The Italian buffet looked nice, the other buffet seems to have a different theme every day and both TexMex, Mexican and breakfast were pretty good, with something for everybody, lots of salad and fresh fruit, and more friendly and attentive staff. There are all sorts of activities for adults and children and everybody looked very happy and I think this would be a very good place to come with kids of any age. The hotel is a long way from anywhere but there is a reasonably priced mini-supermarket and several other little stores selling whatever you might need and can’t be bothered to go out and get. Everywhere is impeccably clean, and the grounds are very well maintained and busy people are to be seen everywhere. Little details were provided that you would expect from somewhere much smarter, and all in all this is an extremely well-managed hotel in which I would be very happy to stay again!

Awesome place!
Kfmilburn, Didsbury, Canada
Fri Aug 18 06:57:04 EDT 2017
Very happy with this holiday. Food was good, location good. Beach wasn't great, didn't spend a lot of time there. Front desk was very accommodating. We booked 2 separate rooms, it was cheaper than 1 room for 4 of us. They put us in an adjoining room. Was fantastic. One of the best holidays we've been on.

Great relaxed vacation spot- but some things to keep in mind
Anuj V, Calgary, Canada
Mon Jul 10 11:19:56 EDT 2017
We picked the Azul as last minute getaway. The mixed reviews were a bit of a concern.Here is our view Check-in Process Check-in was chaotic as many buses came in at same time and the lobby is pretty small to accommodate large crowds. Staff did go about handing out cold water bottles to everyone and it the actual time at the desk was not very long. Rooms, Rooms were average sized and did not contain much seating space inside the room. The balcony was decent and overlooked the stunning ocean view (see photo) Beach As others have mentioned, the beach for the hotel itself is not very big. But the beach is part of a much longer beach that stretches for miles. we walked daily on the beach and it was delightful. In comparison the beach for the Grand is tiny rock strewn strip of land Service The staff was very pleasant and eager to please. One of the highlights of the trip was when we approached some gardeners who were trimming the coconut trees in the hotel grounds and they promptly cut open a green coconut for us to drink with a big smile. Remember these were not the normal wait staff, just gardeners doing their work. Trips We did the kayak tour to the little island off the bay and it was included in our package. The tour was professional and friendly and we spent some lovely time snorkeling with bright colored fish in the coral bay on the island. We also hired a jet ski at the beach for a pretty reasonable price Food. They have a number of restaurants. Some thoughts La Terraza - Italian themed - Air conditioned (useful in the heat)- Food was a mix of Italian and Mexican flavors . A pasta bar and an omelette station made it our most frequented place Oyster Bar- Wonderful location - Food was so so and with very limited menu options and no vegetarian options. Required reservations even if half full - No variety in drinks from the rest of the hotel. Could be great in the hands of a creative chef but we just stuck to having a glass of wine there and enjoying the sunset. Plaza Mexicana - hardcore mexcian local food. Worth a visit of you are keen to try the local cusine. "Colores" Mix of everything - overlooks the beach and pool. Great location although the food was nothing great. Lobby bar - The best spot to hang out with great drinks and an incredible view of the sunset. Areas for improvement : Lifts are slow and prone to stoppages In room fridge is not stocked with anything other than water . Some other beverages would prevent a trip to the bar/ restaurant. Taste of food could do with an improvement . All the food seemed to taste the same .

Least favorite Mexico trip
kangaruhq, Wildomar, California
Sun Jul 09 18:49:12 EDT 2017
Hotel and grounds were beautiful. A lot of care and attention to detail on the landscaping. The beach at the resort is tiny and a lot of rocks when we were there. Food was OK but we aren't gourmet food connoisseurs in the specialty restaurants weren't so special. We stayed for a week and we're only allowed to book 3 nights at the specialty restaurants all of the other nights had to be spent at the buffet. The buffet didn't very pretty much the same food each day and night Walked down to the pier in Playa Linda and the little little shopping center. Went to the crocodile farm which was nice to see but be prepared for the smell. Took a taxi from the airport to the hotel which was a lot cheaper than taking a shuttle. Took a taxi to a flea market in Zhiuatenejo. Much better prices than the flea market in Ixtapa. Taxi drivers weren't very out going or friendly. And a massage at the spa while the prices were great compared to US prices the massage itself was definitely not anything special. The staff outside of the massage room was loud so it wasn't very relaxing. Of all places we have been I have to say this was our least favorite. Cozumel has been favorite for the friendly people, beautiful scenery, rich history, clean and reasonable prices. Won't be returning to Ixtapa.

Great Family Resort
Devona35, saskatoon, saskatchewan
Sun Jun 04 13:16:49 EDT 2017
We have been to quite a few all inclusive resorts and this one was great. Rooms- we had a king bed with a cot and used the chaise lounge despite the many request for two cots we could only get one. The rooms were very large and we had a large balcony! Fridge - water only. Beds were comfortable pillows not as much. We were only a few floors from the lobby noise was not an issue the air conditioning drowned it out and we always use ear plugs. Food our first night in we did have a big problem the whole Buffett was cold so I was very worried, but after that every Buffett had great options. The room service was amazing it always came when they said it would and it was always hot. Alacarte enjoyed the three we tried. Oyster was great had breakfast here as well. Italian had a great pasta station. They have a steak night once a week you ha e to ask about this it was great! There is always two buffets both small but always something to eat, Note: this one of the few Mexican resorts where I enjoyed the coffee and the wine! Pools two huge pools one with swim up bar kids loved the drinks. The kids park looked great but my eleven and eight year old weren't into it. Kids club my kids didn't enjoy the kids club because of a misunderstanding between us and the club as you can't sign out the kids until each session is complete so when they wanted to leave early I wasn't allowed to take them out. Beach we loved walking the beach the waves were great but yes very murky. Quick ten minute walk to an awesome crocodile sanctuary near the pier and market. There was a great area for playing pool ping pong foozeball and you could get cards or chess great for at night my kids weren't interested in the shows. Service was good although language was a barrier sometimes had to search out someone who spoke English which was fine. Ixtapa Island was great but take a lot of cash not everywhere takes credit there was great for snorkelling. I wish they had signs about not touching the coral people where standing on it which was sad. Overall great trip good value for money awesome for families.

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