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 couple's spa treatment (not including boutique products). Proof of marriage required upon check-in. Must be notified on the room list and/or manifest list.
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 five infinity Jacuzzis. 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, TAE BO, 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.
This all-suites resort offers spectacular views, four restaurants and a snack bar, and a full-service spa.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 323
Year Opened: 0
1 BEDROOM OCEAN MASTER SUITE
One king bed, Jacuzzi, and private terrace. Robes and slippers. Living room area and sauna. Max. occupancy: 2 guests
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
SUITE OCEAN VIEW LUXURY
Ocean View with Jacuzzi and large private terrace. Robes and slippers. 678 sq. ft. Max. occupancy: 4 guests
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Azul Ixtapa Grand features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Azul Ixtapa Grand:
Olivo and Vid -
Where ingredients are bcombined in the tradition of Old Italy with recipes that that include pastas, seafood, meats and vegetables, along with good wine. Reservations required.
Bambu and Sakura -
Middle Eastern cuisine. Reservations required
Flor de Agave -
Mexican fusion haute cuisine
La Isla -
International buffet restaurant
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Activities Club offers kayaks, sailing, and snorkeling. A gymnasium offers sporting-edge technology.
What a pleasant surprise in Ixtapa, after visiting Zi for 6 days. Great, modern, clean, high service, good quality food with buffet style, and the drinks are Bueno. I am now looking to book a trips with the family. Will come back here again. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mon Oct 26 17:23:01 EDT 2015
I do a lot of traveling and this is a place I would not recommend to anyone. The food was straight up nasty. It got to the point that I could not stomach the smell of the buffets and then after trying to go to one of the sit down restaurants they told me that I need a reservation. But yet there was no one in there at all. After going and complaining low and behold they had room for us. Then there were the pools they were nice but there should have been more people ensuring that the kids were in the kids pool instead of the big pool. The ground staff washed the stairs going down to the beach with water causing them to be extremely slippery which my wife did land up falling down.
The only thing that was good about this place was the fact that we were close enough to go to zihuatanejo which is a truly amazing place
Business meeting at lovely location --- but isolated
Toniasol, Santa Barbara, CA.
Sat Oct 10 16:58:30 EDT 2015
Pros: Good, solid buffet-style food. Plenty of fruit and fresh veggies. Large room with view of beach-front and ocean. Delightfully golden sunsets. Elevators worked. No noise except the beach resort sounds. Large pools, narrow beach. Anytime I wished, my gin and tonic or wine or beer or anything that I wanted from the bar, included in the room rate.
Cons: Must pay extra, very expensive, to access in-room wi-fi; rather inconvenient for business people. In the public and meeting area, the free wi-fi is adequate. TV reception is fine. I did not try any of the hotel's beach, aquatic services and do not know what is offered. The resort is bit out of the way; taxi at airport wanted to charge $40 to take me to this resort; found a clean safe van, $10, went with other tourists straight to resort, 30 minute ride. Very isolated! Only large resorts neighboring. Even though it is a pretty place, after 4 days, I was glad to leave.
Absolutely Fantastic Resort
Gary H, Welland, Canada
Thu Oct 08 22:56:28 EDT 2015
This is a fabulous resort. We stayed last March and will be going back again next year. The resort is new, modern and kept immaculately clean. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and all have great ocean views, maybe not great - breathtaking. They all have in room jacuzzis too.
The facilities are outstanding, but what really sets this place apart from others we have visited, Is the staff. We've travelled to Mexico 14 times and stayed at many five star resorts on both coasts, but this is the best staff and service we've encountered. It's simply first class. Every single employee will go out of their way to enthusiastically service your requests and make your visit memorable. One evening at the dinner buffet we were checking out the seafood soup when we discovered there wasn't any seafood left, just broth. A very young worker in the restaurant was sweeping the floor (I'm positive he had nothing to do with food service at the restaurant) and noticed our disappointment. He motioned to us to wait, he then flew into the kitchen and returned with a big smile and a thumbs up. The soup was shortly restocked with seafood and we enjoyed one of the best soups we've ever had in Mexico. That kind of service is the norm at this resort.
There's not much of a beach on the resort (the Club Med beach next door is quite nice, especially to walk) but the pools are fantastic. The lower infinity pool, overlooking the ocean and Ixtapa Island, is definitely something special, as is the swim-up bar that is situated in a cave like structure complete with waterfall. No lounges or umbrellas where you would like to sit? No problem, just ask and they'll set a place up for you in minutes. The adults only pool was quiet and tranquil. The activity pool also had a nice ocean view. Waiter service was excellent. Even service at the pool snack bar was attentive and courteous.
Room service was included in our package so we took advantage of it. Breakfast was exceptionally good. Your breakfast is wheeled in on a table complete with linens and cutlery that you can roll out onto the balcony. What a way to get your day started. On our final night, rather than going to a restaurant, we ordered room service and watched the sunset from our balcony. We also spent every evening on our balcony, having a night cap and listening to the waves and watcing the moonlight dance across the water. In my world, it just doesn't get any better than that.
We had a marvellous lunch at the Mexican restaurant and breakfast at the Oyster Bar which was fantastic, as you were able to dine right at the waters edge (reservations are required for both restaurants). Dining at the Oyster bar was even better in the evening. I recommend making a reservation to coincide with the sunset - absolutely stunning. We also enjoyed dinner at the Asian restaurant and attended the Ballet Zihuatian dinner stage show. It was okay (very family oriented). The buffet has been maligned by many reviewers but we thought it was alright - not great, but you could always find something decent to enjoy.
The lobby bar is large and air conditioned (it also has an outdoor terrace). They do carry some top shelf liquor but I wouldn't call it extensive. It has pool tables, ping pong tables and big screen TVs. Bands perform in the evening (entertaining but quite loud). Again, the service there is exceptional.
We toured the older Axul resort right next door.. Seemed to have a much younger crowd than the Grand and the infrastructure seemed dated. Honestly, the resort didn't appeal to us at all, so we were very glad that we booked the Grand (apparently the name has been changed to Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center).
We really loved this place. It's our favorite resort in Mexico right now. Just remember this hotel is a modern high rise, not three storey villas like you get in the Riviera Maya. The only vaguely negative thing I can say about the resort is that I sent two emails to the resort, one before we left outlining a room request and the other after we got back, complimenting the facility for its outstanding staff . I didn't receive a reply to either message. Nonetheless we highly recommend the Azul Ixtapa Beach Resort and Convention Center. It's rated 4 and half stars but in our books it's a solid 5.
Great times in Mexico
sudbury0001, Sudbury, Canada
Sat Sep 19 08:35:37 EDT 2015
This location we will certainly return to. We had a fun and luxrious holiday for a fraction of the price. Chartered a boat and all 5 of us were successful at catching. We got sailfish, mahi-mahi as well as a Blue Marlin.
This was one of the most exciting time we've had in an all inclusive. Staff were extremely courteous and welcoming. Went out of their way to get people to participate in fun activities. Not too many kids.
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