by Courtney Elko
This ultimate family resort is ideal no matter what age your children may be. From babies to teens, all of the kiddos are taken care of here and the adults are not forgotten here either. There is always something to do at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific and “I’m bored” is never uttered. From the pools and white sandy beach on Mexico’s Pacific coast to the trapeze and archery classes, the days are filled with fiesta at this Club Med. The evening shows (including a children’s talent show performance) and restaurant options will keep the fun going after the sun goes down. For the ultimate, all-inclusive, kid-friendly Mexican beach vacation, Club Med Ixtapa Pacific is the destination.
Our Editor Loves
- Trapeze and archery class
- Steps from the beach
- Numerous activities for every age
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
There are nearly 300 guestrooms and suites at this Club Med resort. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is included in the rate. Cribs and connecting rooms are available upon request.
The club rooms can accommodate anywhere from one to six people, with the connecting room option. One king or two double beds are available, as well as a couch that doubles as a daybed in a small sitting area. There is a flat-screen television, stand up shower in the bathroom, laptop safe and a fully stocked mini-fridge.
The deluxe family rooms feature two bedrooms, one with a king bed and a second with twin trundle beds, bunk beds or daybeds. Three to six people can fit comfortably in the deluxe rooms. There is one bathroom with a stand-up shower, a mini-fridge which is fully stocked, a coffeemaker and two flat-screen televisions.
The large suites are ideal for families seeking to be closest to the beach. They can accommodate up to five people and feature a separate living room area with a sofa. They feature a larger balcony or patio and include private access to the beach.
My family and I just returned from an amazing week at Club Med Ixtapa. There were 14 in our group ranging from 2-73 and we all felt it was the best family vacation ever. Special shoutouts:
-Melanie, Rivers, Ben and the whole circus team. My girls loved flying with them and the encouragement they provided was awesome. My older daughter loved being chosen to perform in the trapeze show and it will be a lifelong memory!
-Lupita and Israel from the mini club went above and beyond. They were so engaging and made my girls feel so special with the attention they were given.
-Clara and Catherine with water sports were so helpful and enabled us to make great memories as a family, whether sailing, kayaking, or paddle boarding.
Club Med provided the perfect destination to have a great blend of activity and relaxation. Ixtapa was very relaxed and having so many employees waving as we departed was the perfect ending to a week of kindness and sincerity shown by all GO’s we encountered.
by Patrik P
Wife and I came here with another couple. Both families had 4 year old and little one between 14-18 months.
The folks at the baby club and kids club were great. My son and his friend had tons of fun. The kids club had a schedule of activities along with their own height appropriate pool.
The baby club was equal great. The little ones loved their stroller rides throughout the resort along with pool time. They too have their own height appropriate pool.
We loved the overall resort. Food was great. Tons of fresh fruits and veggies. Definitely would come back again.
Big shout out to
Nassi, Israel, Edder, Liz, Gamma- these amazing hard working folks at the baby and kids club rock! They took great care of the kids.
At the bar- Dominic made killer drinks.
Charlie, Melanie and Joy- trapeze team/acrobatic performers: very talented and great people.
The large beach area is only steps away from the pool. There are plenty of lounge chairs dotting the white sand and the ocean offers semi-calm waters on most days.
There are two large pools at this Club Med, plus additional pools at the Kids' Club. There is a family pool, where loud music and activities are always taking place and an adults-only pool. A kiddie pool with slides and spray fountains can be found just outside the Kids' Club.
Parents are welcome to leave their children with the supervised staff for full or half days. Children 8 years old and older can arrive at the kids' club by themselves, but younger kids need to be dropped off by mom or dad, who are asked not to leave the resort while children are at the kids' club.
For ages 4 to 23 months, this little club will have the youngest guests singing songs, listening to story time and playing in the baby gym area. Nap times also happen here. Baby Club is open with its supervised staff from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., six days a week.
For ages 2 and 3, toddlers at Petit Club will have a blast doing arts and crafts, playing dress up and board games, playing on the playground and singing songs. A small pint-size pool can be found just outside the Petit Club and is ideally sized for toddlers. Nap times also happen here. Petit Club is open with its supervised staff form 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m., six days a week.
For ages 4 to 10, kids can enjoy sports, arts and crafts and cooking classes. A kiddie pool sits outside the Mini Club and offers slides and spray water fountains for the kids to splash in. Mini Club is open with its supervised staff from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. every day.
For ages 11 to 17, teens can come and go as they please at this club. Teens can enjoy sports activities, trapeze or archery class, billards tables, volleyball, fooseball, kayaking, movies, video games and much more.
Recreation and Sports Schools
Ping Pong, foosball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, paddleboarding and kayaking are all available and included in your rate. Plus, archery school, circus activites and flying trapeze classes are included. Both kids and adults can take a break from the beach and learn to fly through the air or shoot an arrow. The morning classes are offered to children and afternoon classes are offered to adults.
There is a live performance every evening in the open-air theater. Professtionals will perform, along with the staff and even your own children. The kids will rehearse all week for a special performance that is always filled to capacity with excited parents. Each kids' performance is per age group from baby to teen and families love it.
All meals and alcohol are included in the all-inclusive rate. Premium alcohol options are available as an upgrade. Highchairs are easily accessible at the restaurants.
The main restaurant features an expansive, multi-station buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are numerous areas to sit (the kids' club has its own dining area for lunch) and tables can accommodate up to eight people. For families with young children, the Baby Zone features jarred baby food, milk and formula for the youngest of guests.
The Luna Azul
This open-air, Mexican restaurant is open for dinner only on select days. A reservation is required.
This beach bar is located steps away from the sand and offers an a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.
This kids-only restaurant is found just next door to the Mini Club. For ages 2 to 10, kids will love to enjoy lunch in this kid-size restaurant. Kids' cooking classes take place here, too. While attending one of the kids' clubs, children will eat lunch at Sirena, as a group at El Encando, or parents are welcome to pick up a child to have lunch together as well.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
All meals, alcohol, activities, kids' clubs and Wi-Fi are included in the all-inclusive rate. Premium alcohol options, spa services and premium Wi-Fi for streaming are considered upgrades. Guests can open an account at the resort for additional costs, as no cash is used at the resort.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is included in the all-inclusive rate, but guests can upgrade to premium Wi-Fi for streaming, if desired.
Baby Bottle Room
Located next to the Baby Club, families can use the Baby Bottle Room to heat up bottles or milk and use the baby formula at no additional charge.
Babysitting services in guestrooms are available at an additional cost.
Tours and excurisions outside of the resort can be booked by the hotel staff.
There's no need to pack the stroller because the resort offers families the use of their strollers during your entire stay.
Expect the G.O. (gracious organizers) staff to become part of your family and vacation during your staff. They will get you up and participating and chat with you during your meals. They are completely at your service and ready to bring the fun.
A large fitness center, with cardio and weight machines, is available for guests to use and there are plenty of fitness classes like Zumba and water aeoribics available throughout the day.
The Art of Smart Timing
Winter is the busiest season at this tropical hotel, but truly, it is always busy here. Most people are visiting from the December through April. January, February and March are the busiest with travelers from the United States, Europe and Canada.
The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Internaitonal Airport is about 30 minutes away from this hotel and an airport shuttle can be provided by the hotel.
This Club Med, while expansive, is considered a "smaller" Club Med resort. The property is easily walkable and there is no need to pack the stroller because the hotel is happy to provide one.
For Mom and Dad
Spa services are not included in the all inclusive rate and are an additional cost.