I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Zihuatanejo, as the town was small and there was not a hotel in sight.
Then, as we traveled up the road and around a few curves, it all started to unfold.
When you arrive at the driveway of The Tides Zihuatanejo, you’re greeted by a friendly Bellman who is ready to introduce himself by name and with a smile. You are greeted by one of the many fountains at the hotel and the smooth look of the water falling over the edge.
A tour of the property teases us with fountains and fun walkways leading to the suites. And, looking up, there are private plunge pools in each lagoon suite and beach suite. I secretly hope one is mine.
Private tennis courts, ping pong, bars, beach side restaurants and white lounge chairs and beds are spread out around the resort. It was a perfect heaven after hectically driving from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City, then flying to Zihuatanejo.
We arrive in our room and at the door we are greeted with Jamaica water, made from the Jamaica flower in Mexico. This, of course, is a healthy alternative to water. A wild flower added to your water adds just a touch of sweetness. On ice, it’s quite a treat and I would recommend it to anyone.
My little one loved the Mango smoothie made fresh with none of that powder stuff. I opened the door and there was our private plunge pool, with a beautiful open space with wooden shutters and inviting, fresh white furniture. Pillows add a comfy and modern touch to the room.
I looked beyond the plunge pool and I could see the ocean. What a breath of fresh air!
I forgot my bathing suite so a visited the boutique just next door and found a gem of a bikini to get me through the next five days. This resort really has everything you need in order to enjoy your holiday.
Dinner on the beach at La Villa Restaurant is a must. Elegant chairs and tables in white dressings, waiting for you to enjoy your romantic night as you listen to the waves crash only 20 feet away.
Breakfast is a treat as well, again, dressed in white cloths and iron chairs, fresh coffee, fresh jams, Juevos mexicano and any special order you might have.
I’m greeted as “Senorita Monica” everywhere I go! Everyone knows me, and that makes me feel special.