I just had some clients do a GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY to the Azul Grand in Ixtapa. It is a new resort and they had a blast. Here is what Jill, Kia and Beth had to say:
It was populated but I wouldn’t say crowded. It seemed to get a tad bit more busy over the weekend due to a Mexican holiday but it wasn’t bad. There was always PLENTY of room in the pool. That pool…..OMG…sorry…daydreaming :).
Food: the breakfast/lunch buffet was decent, TONS of variety and very fresh. The restaurants were definitely nothing to write home about. Adequate at best. The house wine was pretty bad. The poolside snack bar was decent. It was nice to have food close-by. Drinks were decent as well, they brought whatever you wanted by the pool and were again very accommodating.
The hotel was IMMACULATE. Same with our room. Not a spec of dirt anywhere. The staff was extremely accommodating, helpful and friendly.
Excursions: The hotel sponsored kayaking trip was fabulous..went snorkeling and the fish were beautiful. We definitely want to spend more time at the Ixtapa Island beach next time. We also took a cab into Zihuatenejo for some trinket shopping.
Overall, it blew away my expectations. Lots of great memories made. It was a WONDERFUL value and I would recommend it to anyone! …..Beth