Upon arrival to the hotel, we were greeted and brought up to our fantastic view from the 24th floor. All rooms however have this view of the ocean, which is nice...as the other Azul does not have this quality. The rooms are very clean and even have turn down service nightly - with a mint! For the best spot near the pools, make sure to lay your towel out early, as the best spots are taken up quickly.
When able go to the restaurants for your dinners. The buffet is average, but the restaurant food is much better. For lunch, you have the option to eat at the poolside cafe or the buffet. If you are wet and just want something to snack on, the cafe works great. Their guacamole is to die for - so you can't skip it! Drinks are made with top shelf booze, and waters are around all the time, if you are thirsty, they will be there :) Breakfast is by far the best meal, as all of the fruit is freshly cut, and the juice is amazing!
For free, the biking tour and kayaking/snorkeling are good. Be sure to bring some flip flops or shoes to the island, as the walk from the shore to the other side of the island is very hot on your feet. The sand is primarily made up of coral and broken shells, so be careful! Make sure you bring your camera to the crocodile habitat, as it is a sight that needs to be captured. On morning walks, we walked past the other Azul and towards the market. The prices are great there, and have all of the nick-nacks you would need for souvenirs. Nightly, the hotels put on a joint evening performance. You can tell the performers have put a lot of time into their craft, as several of the performers are very athletic. The theme is on the TV in the morning, so make sure to see if you like the theme....if not....you can always see it from your room!
The hotel is fantastic - make sure to wear your sunscreen, the sun is extremely strong. Many people (including myself) were burnt badly on the first day. Be careful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury resort with an eco-conscious environment, offers suites with spectacular views along with multiple dining options so you can pamper your palate throughout your stay. Relax in a tropical environment while enjoying captivating views of the Pacific Ocean. The details, the sophisticated architecture and the refined comfort of Azul Ixtapa Grand combine to make a resort like no other. The Resort is located in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, southwest of Mexico City. Ixtapa is considered one of the “Jewels of the Mexican Riviera.” It is located 20 minutes from Zihuatanejo International Airport (Code: ZIH) and just minutes from the Marina. The Resort is close to shopping areas and golf courses in Ixtapa. The area has an average temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year with about 255 sunny days. ... more less
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