An isolated resort, Club Med Ixtapa is the place to go if you’re in need of rest and relaxation, and prefer spending all your time on the resort rather than taking part in off-resort excursions. The resort is well laid-out and pretty concentrated, so you don’t have to do a lot of walking to get to the various areas of the resort.
What You Should Know Before You Book
Club Med is considered the original all-inclusive resort and has locations all over the world, usually in exotic places. Some of the most popular locations are in North America and the Caribbean, and I thought I share my thoughts regarding this location based on my experience with the resort.
There are plenty of direct flights from many US cities as well as many chartered flights in the winter; it is best to book early to ensure the best airfare rates.
Your best option is to take a taxi to the resort rather than the Club Med transfer: taxis are less expensive, and more convenient, as they are able to get right into the resort to where you check in.
The Ixtapa Resort
The Club Med Ixtapa resort is pretty isolated. In other words, this is a place to go and simply relax. You won’t be going off any excursions. The resort is well laid out and pretty concentrated. So you don’t have to do a lot of walking to get to the various areas of the resort.
The 298 enlarged rooms, including 15 family suites, offer many options to suit a variety of needs: all are equipped with flat screen TVs, Internet access and high quality amenities. Refurbished bathrooms evoke the 1940s, and all spaces, whether private or shared, offer pleasant and tranquil atmospheres to relax both your mind and body. Rooms are nice, with understated color themes, and come in deluxe, club and suite options, as well as adjoining. The family suites are well set up with the bathroom situated between the two sleeping areas. The room itself is a bit of an open style concept, so if you’re big on privacy, even amongst family members, this type of room may not be for you.
Air-conditioned restaurants with themed rooms, outdoor terraces with ocean views, low-fat diets, a convenient baby corner, reservation-only restaurants, a grill and steakhouse, and even a kid’s restaurant, are just some of the dining options available at Club Med Ixtapa. For a fun food-focused activity, take part in one of the many cooking demonstrations on the resort.
Activities & Things to Do
There are not as many activities to enjoy as some of the other Club Med resorts, but they do offer a fitness school, flying trapeze and circus activities, golf, a kids pool, a main pool, a sailing school, numerous tennis courts, and tennis lessons.
Club Med Ixtapa has fabulous sandy beaches as well as fantastic lounge beds down in the sand. The surf is nice and easy and the water is quite warm, so it’s a pleasure to swim in.
There are a few pools and they are all quite nice.
For the Kids
Aside from the circus school and other child-friendly activities, Club Med Ixtapa also has a Baby Club, a Petite Club, a Mini Club, and a Junior Club to entertain children aged 4 months to 17 years. Relax and enjoy your own activities as your kids have fun with theirs.
Since the resort is isolated, the only shopping you will be able to do is in the resort’s gift shop.