Azul Ixtapa Grand

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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).

The spectacular all-suite, all-inclusive Azul Ixtapa Grand features a combined luxury and eco-environmental concept, with spectacular views from all of its suites. In addition, its variety of mouth-watering dining options can pamper your taste buds throughout your stay. This distinctive hotel has three spectacular swimming pools, two of them focused on relaxation, and boasts whirlpool Jacuzzis by the pool. Immerse yourself in an enchanting panorama on the beach in a Bali bed, where you can truly feel the romance and allure of beautiful Ixtapa.

Stop by the world-class fitness center. Designed in a space of luxury and exclusivity with cutting edge sports technology and high performance, you have access to spinning, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, step aerobics, TRX suspension training, weights, cardio and swimming. After your workout, indulge yourself at the full-service spa. The aromas, soft music and the sensitive touch of expert hands with soothe your soul.

When the sun sets, you'll ease into the nightlife at the Zihua-tlan Forum. This majestic outdoor stage is a unique environment in which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and magical nights of Ixtapa. Be dazzled by the international shows that the Zihua-tlan Dance Company of Mexico, has prepared for your entertainment pleasure.

Learn more about Ixtapa.
Situated in a beachfront location, 20 minutes from the airport.

Local Phone: 011-52-755-555-0
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 3

Two pools focused on relaxation. Five Jacuzzis and an infinity pool for sports.
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Other Sports: Small sailboat (complimentary), Paddle board ($)
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This all-suites resort offers spectacular views, four restaurants and a snack bar, and a full-service spa. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 300
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
One king bed, Jacuzzi, and private terrace. Robes and slippers. Living room area and sauna. Max. occupancy: 2 guests
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Ocean View with Jacuzzi and large private terrace. Robes and slippers. 678 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 4 guests
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Azul Ixtapa Grand features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Azul Ixtapa Grand:
Aqua - International buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Olivo and Vid - Where ingredients are combined in the tradition of Old Italy with recipes that include pastas, seafood, meats and vegetables, along with good wine. Reservations required. Dress code.
Bambu and Sakura - Middle Eastern cuisine. Reservations required
Flor de Agave - Mexican fusion haute cuisine
Oyster Bar - Seafood a la carte restaurant. Reservations required. Dress code.
La Isla - Snack bar
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Activities Club offers kayaks, sailing, and snorkeling. A gymnasium offers sporting-edge technology.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Zihua-tlan Stage offers evening entertainment. Disco open four times a week.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1008reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Property
Bararteg, Winnipeg, Canada
Tue Jan 16 10:48:19 EST 2018
First trip to this property and we loved it. Very clean and service was great. All the food at the al a cartes was excellent. Room was ver good and the view amazing. It was nice to be able to walk the beaches and it was only a quick taxi into Ixtapa. Only negative is that the buffet dining is a little dated and the food was not as good as it could have been in my opinion when compared to the as a cartes.

Fabulous Resort
trishnicol, Chilliwack, Canada
Thu Jan 11 11:35:44 EST 2018
The Azul Ixtapa Grand is a very nice hotel. We stayed December 28th - January 4th. The rooms and resort are as pictured on their website (sometimes those pics are deceiving). The hotel was very clean and well maintained. Rooms - Every room does have an ocean view. The rooms were very nice, beds fairly comfortable. The bathroom area is a little weird as there is not a lot of privacy - jacuzzi tub in the main area of the room, the shower and toilet areas had frosted glass doors into them and the shower also had a frosted glass window looking into it from the main area of the room. They have Nespresso machines in the rooms, which was nice, but housekeeping usually forgot to leave new pods. Our room was not cleaned two different days during our stay, but we were able to get towels from housekeeping. Hotel & Pools - Three very nice pools (one inifinity pool - super cool), with a decent beach - the beach at the sister hotel (Azul Ixtapa) did have nicer beaches for swimming. My one major pet peeve and the main reason I only gave 4 stars - the hotel staff do not enforce the "no saving chairs" rule at the pool. At 8 in the morning, there would be towels spread across almost all of the pool loungers and literally only 3 guests in the area. I'm not sure why some people feel it is okay to do this, but it is very inconsiderate. The staff didn't do anything about it. I think they may have tried to address this by allowing only one towel per guest (signed out), but people would just lay one towel over three lounge chairs. Food - the buffet was not your typical american style buffet - it was mostly Mexican foods (lots of sauce). This makes sense as it is in Mexico :P and at the time we were there, probably half of the guests were wealthy Mexicans. The guacamole was probably the best I've ever had! The a la carte restaurants were all very good, but you do have to try to reserve for all of your dinners as soon as you arrive or you might be out of luck. They do not allow drop ins, even if the restaurant is mostly empty. Each of the four times we went to an a la carte dinner, the restaurants were only 1/4 - 1/3 full, but when checking with the reservation desk, we were told they were full every night. I think a lot of people book them and then just don't show up. The pool cafeteria had more "american style food" pizza, ice cream, burgers, fries, salads, etc. We were at the resort for New Years Eve, and it was spectacular! Over 15 minutes of fireworks. Really great food, and the decor was very well done. The staff at the hotel were excellent, very friendly and welcoming, most spoke English. There was alway someone around to help. One weird thing I hadn't had at other Mexican resorts - they would not change US dollars to MX pesos at the desk (or anywhere). But they would change Canadian Dollar to Mexican Pesos. I think almost all of the non-mexican guests at the resort were Canadian. Sunwing Vacations has a strong presence there & i think most of the Canadian Guests were with a Sunwing Vacation Package (including us). There were a couple of Sunwing representatives at the hotel everyday to answer questions and book excursions, They had a very helpful info session the morning after we arrived. My husband's suitcase was lost in transit (seems to be a fairly regular occurence with Sunwing), but did show up two days later. We booked a tour through Sunwing to release baby turtles - it was amazing, I highly recommend it! The Area - the hotel is about a 10 minute drive from Ixtapa, about 40 minute drive to Zihuantaneo. There is a beach called Playa Linda about a 10 minute walk from the resort - from there you can take a water taxi to Ixtapa Island for I think 50 pesos (return). We snorkeled at Coral Beach (on Ixtapa Island) - lots of different tropical fish. When you get to the beach, someone will set you up with complimentary lounge chairs & table with umbrella, just have to buy some food and beverages. We felt very safe in the area (although I understand once you are out of the tourist areas, maybe not so much). We took the local bus into Zihuantaneo (to go shopping at Bodega - Mexican WalMart) once and Ixtapa once. There is a paved bike/running path that goes from Playa Linda all the way to Zihuantaneo. The resort offers a bike tour of part of it (about 8km total). The sister resort seemed to be quite a bit busier (i.e. not as relaxing), I would recommend tthe Azul Ixtapa Grand over the Azul Ixtapa.

WOW! A Location & Hotel Worthy of a Repeat Visit!
toivos2018, Calgary, Canada
Mon Jan 08 13:08:37 EST 2018
I remember looking at information for the Azul Ixtapa Grand in 2014 when it was on the list of destinations I was considering for a 2 week Christmas/New Years vacation and reading that every room has a view. I thought I doubt this is true. I have just returned from my 4th fabulous year staying at the Azul Grand and I cannot say enough about the location, the hotel, the service and my experience there. I have never before repeated a vacation stay, I never wanted to I always wanted to try something new. Not anymore, it would not be Christmas without the Azul Grand and if you can stay for New Year's Eve...AWESOME! I have paid hundreds of dollars for events that did not meet the experience provided and included in your vacation that is created by the Azul Grand on New Year's Eve. The rooms are fabulous, the food is awesome, the employees at this resort are totally amazing and always willing to go the extra mile to help you. Alejandro in the buffet, great service very friendly and helpful in providing tips about the area! Thank You! Anna who operates the buffet what can I say it is amazing that she can remember us when we return! Roberto at the pool all day every day with a smile and great service. Here is what really amazes me that they are all consistent, every year, every visit, every interaction the same stellar service. There are many adventures included with your stay, the gym is phenomenal and there are daily workout classes that you can try, It is very safe and you can grab the local bus right out front to take you on a shopping adventure. The Azul Ixtapa Grand has become my Christmas Holiday Home! Next year it will be 3 weeks! Thank you to everyone who makes this awesome vacation experience possible!

Great Service Excellant staff-Masala Hindu Vegetarian options
YATREEGAN, Hamilton, Canada
Thu Jan 04 13:56:37 EST 2018
When: 2nd time ..Again in Dec 2017. Numbers: Group of 12+8=20 why: Provided a Stress free vacation. Staff: Excellent staff always smiling and make you to feel special. Facility: Luxury in Great value. well maintained. Location: Perfect great ocean setting. 20 min away from airport. Flight: No improvement from last time.Sunwing need to do better: Long flight but no food, no kids entertainment. Airport: Cute,Very clean and fast. Ground staff was so good. Activity: Great Gym, cyclists,Runners paradise, best pool side entertainment. Food: Plenty of ingredients and they love to customize for your taste....it can be concept they can work on more..we had super experience.Hindu MASALA meals Channa Bhatura,Pakorey,to Rajmah Chawl.Guess guys we had finest Poori+HALWA. Special: Vegan dishes in Buffet Missing: Mangoes,guava and coconut. Names: Short of my words to express our thanks to Yulia (our Queen), Martha (reservations),Luis (Reception), Carlos, Jennifer, Luis (bar),Nicolas. Manager: Luis Campos. Captain: **Ana (superb)**,Jose (The Legend) and Enrique, Nuria, Chef: Ricardo, Francisca, Miguel,Leopoldo, BAR: Jose, Juan, Enrique, Luis, Carlos, Captain at pool bar and restaurant....super Front desk: Luis has great memory..after 1 yr, he welcomed us by remembering our last trip details. It was a very special trip for our family and they understood our needs and catered our needs without any loose end. I am sending a special letter to President. ***-VE: few addition at the beach but If you are a beach fan then don't consider this resort. Pool water was little cold need a heating system. The strong points: Luxury with super value: staff is the strongest. 1. GYM, POOLS, BARS, RESTAURANTS AND ROOMS ARE AMAZING 2..Strongest: Staff attitude,Nice rooms,View from rooms. Weakest points: Pool water temperature,Live cooking counter and fresh smoothie counter.

Christmas in the sun
Pradeep P, Toronto
Sun Dec 31 12:43:41 EST 2017
My wife, 18 year old daughter and I stayed at the Azul Grande from Dec 21 to Dec 28, 2017. The check in process was smooth, fast and problem free. Our room on the 24th floor was huge with a balcony, and a great view of the ocean. The only things that seemed a bit off was the hot tub, front and centre and the glass door on the toilet stall. I guess it works if there are only 2 people. The resort was fabulous with no lines to get in to eat, restaurants with good food and wine. The pools were excellent and like most places, one has to get down early to get a spot. They had just built a floating dock on the beach which was a lot of fun. We have been to many places in Mexico and the Caribbean, and this place by far had the friendliest staff. Caps off to them all for making the stay so enjoyable. Reading the reviews for this place, confirms my opinion that customer service was really top notch and applies to everyone. Take the bus into Zihuatanejo, its easy and fun. Really impressed. Don't take US dollars, they won't change them at the front desk. Works for us canucks as they change loonies. Take pesos down with you as you will get a better exchange rate.

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