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#3 Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort
#3 Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort
Ixtapa
Mexico
57 reviews
Amazing Vacation
Just returned from 2 amazing weeks at the Azul Ixtapa Grand Resort. The whole resort is beautiful. Rooms are very spacious with a jacuzzi tub in each. And the views are incredible, full ocean view from EVERY room. There is a pool for everyone, affinity with the most amazing view, activity for those who need to keep moving, and an adults only for quiet. The beach is small but the work hard to keep it maintained and added a floating dock. The spa is very professional. With each service you have an hours use of the therapy pool - sauna - steam room. So many options for free activities with your stay. I kayaked to Ixtapa island 3 times, highly recommend this. It's a short walk to Playa Linda with a huge beach and calm ocean, shopping, and restaurants, crocodiles. Oh and the golden sand at playa Linda and the Ixtapa Azul is so pretty. A very cheap bus ride or reasonable cab ride to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo if you want to leave the resort but there is enough to do right there too. Food - there are 4 Alacarte restaurants and they are all amazing, great food and service. 1 buffet with pretty good food but it was often cold and it is very loud like a cafeteria,and the chairs are plastic and uncomfortable, sitting in the outside part is better. The buffet would be my only criticism of this resort. The snack bar had good burgers and fresh fish! Drinks are plentiful and a great variety! I was fond of the dirty monkeys and mojitos. But the green boar was also good.
#14 Oleo Cancun Playa Boutique Resort
#14 Oleo Cancun Playa Boutique Resort
Cancun
Mexico
48 reviews
Beware!
Had a great two weeks and then - it was over. Was waiting for our airport transportation after checking out when a front desk employee approached us in the driveway to tell us our smoke detector (hard wired on the 10ft high ceiling) had been broken (by us!) and we would not be able to leave until it was paid for. Employee shows me a picture on his cell phone of a smoke detector with the small plastic piece missing from in front of sensor. I actually could see nothing wrong, my husband is an HVAC guy and is always looking at ceilings and roofs so he knew what he was looking at but it was absolutely nothing that we had done (if it was in fact a picture from our room?) Luckily, I had just read another online review a few nights before encapsulating essentially the same thing where a family indeed paid for bogus damage found in their room upon checking out but *just* before their air transportation was scheduled to arrive. Rooms are cleaned daily - I would think that “damage” would be noted as it happens, not five minutes before you leave the property. They also said that the smoke detectors would send notifications that they are offline as soon as something is wrong with them but no one seemed to be able to tell us when that actually happened...if it actually happened...because it didn't happen! My anger went from 0 - 100 in a flash! I 100% accused them of pulling this moronic shakedown on a regular basis because the similarities between the two occurrences was so obvious! Meanwhile, our shuttle had arrived and I'm sure our loud and angry voices were not what they had expected so we were not prevented from leaving and we paid for no bogus damage. Another similarity between our experience and the one I'd read online - neither of us would attend their timeshare spiels. Perhaps that's just a coincidence as I'm not sure what their intended target criteria actually is but I'll be making sure not only to never go back to the ÓLEO but also any hotel affiliated with this hotel group.
#20 Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach And Spa
#20 Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach And Spa
Riviera Maya
Mexico
359 reviews
Catalonia Royal Tulum is 7 stars out of 5!!!!
My experience at this resort could not be matched by any other resort! Everything from the customer service, the food, the beach, and the accommodations was phenomenal. All of the staff really thought of everything and took care of everything. Super friendly and accommodating, no request was too much of a hassle for them to complete. Everyone from the waiters to the concierge was a courteous, happy, and informative. Isabel helped us check in - and wow she was so amazing! She was incredibly sweet but also really thorough and concise. She gave us the best tips about where to get food once we arrived as she must have known that we were hungry before we even mentioned it. We love her! Arturo at the front desk was always helping us break our large bills to smaller denominations. He is great at conversation! He is super humble and friendly!! The food at our resort was amazing!!! At first, I was skeptical tor try an asian cuisine restaurant in a Mexican resort. I had extremely under estimated Tao Cat! The food there is incredibly delicious and the their desserts are even better. Even the buffet food is good, I had to convince myself to not overfill my stomach. The authentic restaurant Adelita has huaraches, fajitas, and tacos like you wouldn't believe. It really opens your eyes to what little we know about authentic Mexican cuisine due to Tex Mex food. The pizza and snack bar (Sorrento) has the best ceviche I have ever tried. Super fresh and soft, the fish literally melted in my mouth. I had ordered that almost every day around lunch time and had no regrets. The best part? No need to make reservations..... for any of the restaurants on the resort! How amazing is that!!! We will truly miss Quetzabel and how sweet and wonderful her demeanor was! We would always look forward to seeing her around breakfast time!!! Her sweet and uplifting character made Catalonia rise above other resorts. The people who run the daily games and activities are also super fun! Always energetic, uplifting, and happy! Shout out to Jose (Chema) and Nicolas!!! Food and water is also really clean. I chose not to take a Dukoral before I left and had no problems. I saw ice being brought out in bags so you know they buy their ice instead of using the tap water. Water, cutlery, tables, and chairs are always cleaned. I had no problems at all. After cleaning service, the room was always clean, no specks of sand on the ground or anything. There was a safe in our room as well for added security, I didn't feel worried about my personal belongings at all. The shower was wide and spacious! Internet access can be reached throughout the entire resort as well! NO delays! And there was also a mini-fridge that was stacked with snacks and water everyday!! Yum! The beach was super close to the room and super clean! It was like something out of a travel commercial : clean, seaweed-less soft white sand, and crystal clear blue waters. It is truly paradise! If the waters are calm, you can also rent a kayak and go on your own adventure for an hour as part of the resort. And you are also free to walk up and down the beach for your own adventure as well. Last but not least, we have to give an amazing shout-out to EDDY! His job is to make sure all guests enjoy their time at the resort and he did not disappoint. He first greeted us with his super friendly demeanor and from his manner of conversation ,we knew he wasn't talking to us just to sell us something. Eddy gave us invaluable tips and recommendations on how to fully enjoy our vacation. His suggestions on tourist excursions and traveler's safety was incredibly useful!! He helped us achieve the best day trips which got us to the destinations and landmarks we really wanted to see without having to settle for destinations we weren't all that crazy for. Sergio also helped and we couldn't be more grateful. They both helped us book a day excursion to Playa del Carmen for shopping with Best Day Experience. My friends and I were able to get many souvenirs to bring home. THANK YOU SO MUCH EDDY FOR EVERYTHING!!! All in all, I do not have any outstanding negative remarks to say about this resort. You honestly get what you pay for. The quality, customer service, and accommodation is all absolutely wonderful. Thank you Catalonia for all your hospitality!

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