More about Club Intrawest Zihuatanejo
A Vacation in Paradise!!
This was our second year in Zihuatanejo. We have already booked to go back next year. It is absolutely one of the best vacation destinations that we have ever had. Club Intrawest is a great location. It is well cared for and the staff and service there make it an excellent destination. Our room was always clean, the food is superb and the beach is fantastic.
Truly Amazing Place & Town
We visited Zihuatanejo and The Club Intrawest from may 5th to the 12th and all we can say that both the rersort and the town were truly special and amazing places to visit.
The Club Intrawest is a spectacular resort right on the beach with beautiful rooms that open to the bay and ocean. The rooms are very large with a great private terrace and small dip pool. 2 full bathrooms, a useful kitchen and the most stunning views of La Ropa beach. There is a great on site resturant called Zi which is open air and has just great views and very good food. The pool area is very nice with seperate adult and children pools and a great surf club were when the trumpet sounds it's 2 for 1 drinks. The way the resort is laid out and built into the hill makes it something very special to see, it really is a work of art. But more then anything the staff at Club Intrawest were simply the best. Everyone we talked with took care of everything right away and with a smile. They made what was a great vacation a truly special one. Our thanks to all.
The town of Zihu is just great. A small town with absolutly wonderful people and some great spots to dine. We visited La Casa Que Canta, The Amuleto, and Zi which were all excellent choices with spectacular views but with out a doubt our favorite spot was The IL Mare which is just down from La Casa Que Canta. The best food with the best service, our thanks to Fernando, Carlos and Fermino for a memorable time.
We can not say enough good things about the Club Intrawest and the town of Zihuatanejo, both were just what we were looking for. A wonderful small town that's not overly built up and touristy were we could feel welcomed and not like were on vacation, and a resort that offers great rooms right on the beach with service that is there when ever you need them but not all over you. If your looking for a spot were you can truly relax and get away from it all and not be bothered by the large partying tourist towns then Zihuatanejo and the Club Intrawest are great destinations. We can't wait to go back.
We loved it!!!!!
We were invited for a weeks stay at Club Intrawest by our friends. It was truly awesome!!!! In our room we could hear the waves from the ocean. It was so peaceful and calming! It rained alot the first couple of days we were there. The views were awesome. We loved the food at the hotel also. The hotel was very, very nice. The beach was all you could ask for and more. My husband got a massage beachside and said it was the best he'd ever had. We went horseback riding, shopping, etc. The entire family loved it and plan to return in the near future.
Great Place to Stay
My husband and I stayed at Zihuatanejo for our honeymoon this past October. It was fantastic! The hotel staff, especially the beach and bar staff were great. We had a villa on top with a huge deck, 2 hammocks, outside & inside shower, and dipping pool. Great room with a view of the whole bay and town. We usually had a couple of appetizers at the bar during the day and then would go to the actual town for dinner as it was very inexpensive but great tasting. The hotel itself has a perfect location, not too far from town, but still with magnificent views of the bay. We were not members of Club Intrawest so we booked just as hotel guests. We can't wait to go back!
Total Wow Factor!
Joined friends going to Zihuatanejo who are members of Club Intrawest. They were assigned one of the "Oceanfront" units. The view as you walk in the front door is fantastic! Unit has a wrap-around deck where you can see the bay from end to end. Unit sleeps 4 - 1 bedroom with a pullout in the living area - equivalent to 2 king beds. Plus 2 bathrooms, an outdoor shower, and a soaking tub. Add a kitchen, an eating area, 2 hammocks, and lounge chairs. Total comfort.
Service personnel were great; reception, room staff, pool area, and staff by the beach.
Two pools with a swimup bar at the adult pool.
Restaurant and bar with superb views and plenty of breezes.
Beach area is lovely and cordoned which keeps vendors away.
Lots of stairs though so this is not a place for anyone who can't handle ups and downs.
Only negative is price of food and drinks - on the high end for Mexico.
Definitely going back. Non Intrawest members can reserve as if at a hotel,
Staff indicated place was at capacity first week of December. However, hardly ran into more than a couple dozen people. Mainly adults with a few families with chidlren.
The book "1000 Places to See Before You Die" lists 2 places in Zihuatanejo: Casa que Canta (almost next door) and Villa del Sol (down the beach a ways). Bet a future revised edition will also list Club Intrawest.
Close to Perfect
My wife and I just returned from Zihuatanejo's Club Intrawest after spending 4 nights there for Valentine's Day 2007. We both agreed that it was our overall favorite destination. I attempted to book both La Casa Que Canta first, then Villa Del Sol second, but they were both already booked. We did reserve the last available suite at Club Intrawest. While we were there, we toured and dined at the others and we are glad that they were booked. Not that they were not as lovely, as they are, but neither offers both view and beach, i.e. La Casa Que Canta has a wonderful view from the side of the mountain, but they do not have any beach chairs or beach consierge. Villa Del sol does have an excellend beach area, but the hotel is set back in the jungle in 2 story casistas, with little view of the water. Club Intrawest is the only 4.5 - 5 star resort on Playa La Ropa (by far the best beach in the Ixtapa / Zihua area) to offer both excellent mountain side views of the bay and superlative beach service.
Our room was between the main lobby and the beach so it was not very difficult to get to either one - either walk down two floors or up 3 floors. The room that we had was very spacious, had 2 separate bathrooms and showers (no bath tub) and a huge deck. The deck had 2 separate doors that opened to it and then these huge sliding wood doors that did as well. When all were opened, it really gave an open air feeling. When you closed all of the doors, the A/C would come on.
The pool area was separated into two sections - one for adults and one for families. Even though both were small and the resort as at full occupancy, it was never difficult to get a lounge chair or seat at the pool bar. Most of the people that we met that were there for the first time were also surprised how pleasant it was to not feel crowded at all.
The beach area was exactly the same way. We could come down to the beach at noon ar even 2:00 PM and there were plenty of comfortable, padded beach chairs both under the trees for shade or on the beach in the sun. They also still had plenty of beach to move the chairs around so that you had plenty of personal space.
No matter where we were on the premises, there was always someone looking to bring us plently of food and drinks.
Every meal that we had in Zihua was outstanding. We ranked the restaurants in the following order: La Casa Que Canta (in it's own league), Zi Restaurant, Ir Mare (walking distance from the hotel), Villa Del Sol and finally our lunch at Playa Las Gatas.
The only minor complaints for the trip was the firm hotel bed (definitley not a heavenly) and the A/C, which was not extremely cold. After being in the Sun all day it would be nice to freeze the room, but it would only get doen to around 75 degrees F.
Unique piece of paradise
We spent June 2 - 9,2007 at Club Intrawest on La Ropa beach and everything that we read was correct. Great resort, great village and lots of fabulous places to eat. We had a two bedroom/three bath suite with plunge pool, great ocen views and plenty of towels for both bathrooms and the pool replenished daily. Breakfast at Dona Prudencia and Dinner at La Perla would be top of the list of restaurants as you walk up from the beach and watch the waves roll in while you dine. Loads of other great places to eat too. Don't ask for Decaf coffee at Patty's Miramar ( a good place to eat) as you will get a pot of hot water and a jar of Nescafe to make your own! One comment that none of the recent reviews had previously made is about the red tide. When we arrived the first view down to the beach from the reception desk was to a beach with tea coloured water. We learned that the red tide which usually only lasts about 28 days had been around for almost 6 weeks. Thank fully it cleared up during our stay, and we were able to snorkel at Manzanillo beach, but Ixtapa Island had red tide on one side and sandy water on the other side due to turbulent seas so we could not see anything in the water. Make sure you ask before you go. Watched a huge Marlin being carried by 5 Mexicans in the village and then taken away by bicycle cart! On a perfect day, this is a perfect place.
One of the Best in ZIH!!
At Thanksgiving, we stayed in one of the two bedroom villa units that have been sold as "interval ownership" units. WOW!!
About 1100 sq ft...two bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, beautiful furniture and fixtures....a full kitchen....and a full view of ZIH bay.
Like lots of places in Zih...there are lots of steps. From our unit..I think it was #403...there were 99 steps to the front gate...but only 10 steps down to the pool and another 10 to the beach.
There is a golf cart shuttle to the top if thats too many steps. It was great exercise.
Great air conditioning...but we left if off after one night. Nice people at the property, with a great attitude. We cooked our own breakfast......and went out for dinner every night. Easy walk to town..and lots of restaurants on the way.
I'll go back...anytime. Unit was about $300/night...and worth it.
Paradise in Mexico
I have stayed all over Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and this is the best place in the area. The resort is a gated resort and right on the beach. There are no places closer to the water and the beach is a gem. The staff could not be more helpful. There is no reason to leave except to explore the town. The town has kept its Mexican flavor, something other Mexican beach towns have not.
This place is absolutely beautiful! Great location, wonderful service, terrific rooms and an awesome view from every room of the bay/ocean. The beach is clean; the water extremely warm and clean. Every employee is helpful and polite; the restaurant has very good food and the hotel is located on a beach that has other places to eat and drink that make it unnecessary to leave La Ropa Beach. One of the best vacations we ever had.
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New Club Intrawest in Zihua
Anyone stayed at the new Club Intrawest in Zihuatanejo? Interested in getting some info... haven't found much searching the Web so far.
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Restaurant recommendations in Zihua
We're spending 10 days in Zihua at the new Club Intrawest. Other than their onsite restaurant(s), what restaurants in Zihuatanejo do you recommend? Interested in all price ranges. Gracias!
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You should definetely try Casa que Canta hotel, best atmosphere and view, great food and big prices.
Check my Ixtapa page.
Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zihua
We too will be staying at Club Intrawest this coming March, the resort looks wonderful.
As for restaurants we have enjoyed Kau-Kan for a nice evening out it is near the resort and overlooks Zihua. Tamales y Atoles Any (inexpensive in downtown Zihua) has the best authentic mexican food I have ever had, especially the chicken Mole. La Perla is on La Ropa beach and is great place for lunch, fresh fish and a Pacifico. Enjoy your stay and would like to hear your review of the resort when you return