Located midway between Ixtapa’s two golf courses, this family-friendly resort is 500 yards from Magic World water park, and 7 km (4.5 mi) from downtown Zihuatanejo.
Some rooms at NH Krystal Ixtapa are available in the All-Inclusive Plan, which includes meals at Bogart’s and Las Velas restaurants, drinks, cover charges at Christine disco, and children’s activities.
What to expect: Popular with families during school holidays and winter months, the NH Krystal Ixtapa Resort also appeals to couples with its casual, open-air ambience, and beachwalking opportunities.
Amenity highlights: Surrounded by a sundeck furnished with padded lounge chairs and umbrellas, a freeform pool features an adults-only section with swim-up bar at one end and a rock waterfall and water slide at the other end. A figure-8 pool has children’s and toddlers’ sections. The resort’s 125-meter (410-ft) beach offers thatched-roof palapas for shade and includes a volleyball net.
Insider tip: Ixtapa’s extensive open-air shopping/dining center begins 200 meters (219 yds) south of the resort and includes Internet cafés, ice cream stands, and sports bars.
All-inclusive at Krystal Ixtapa
Some rooms at this resort include daily supervised children’s activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for meals, drinks, gratuities, and children’s activities. See below for more details.
All-Inclusive food and beverages:
Buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinnersDinners at Aquamarina restaurant and/or La Velas restaurantThree-course à la carte dinner per guest from All-Inclusive Plan menu at Bogart’s restaurant (one per up to four-night stay; two per five-night stay or longer)Snack foods from Noon to 5 PM (hours subject to change)House wines by the glassDomestic and international drinks at all resort bars and restaurants except for the Christine disco bar and servibarRoom service (limited snacks from 11 PM to 6 AM – hours subject to change) Not included: Lobster, shrimp, and fine cuts of meat at restaurants; wine by the bottle; in-room minibar items; convenience-store foods and beverages; drinks at Christine disco and servibar.Scroll down to the Dining section for restaurant/menu details.
All-Inclusive children’s club:
Supervised outdoor activities for ages 4-12 from 10 AM to 5 PM (hours subject to change).
Not included: Child care outside children’s-club hours.
No cover charges at Christine disco (restrictions apply)Board games at the Sports Bar
Lobster, shrimp, and fine cuts of meat at restaurantsWine by the bottleIn-room minibar itemsDrinks at Christine discoConvenience-store snack foods and beveragesBeauty servicesCeramics paintingChild care outside children’s-club hoursLaundry and dry cleaningTelephone calls and faxesIncidental purchasesOutside toursAirport transfersAirport departure tax (Approximately $20 per person. Amount subject to change).
Some rooms at Krystal include meals and supervised children’s activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for daily-supervised children’s activities (scroll up to All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Children ages 4-12 enjoy supervised outdoor activities during the day, with breakfasts and lunches included. (Children’s activities are included in room rates for All-Inclusive Plan guests. European Plan guests pay daily surcharges for children’s activities.)
The air-conditioned fitness center contains weight machines and free weights. The resort’s 125-meter (410-foot) beachfront offers volleyball and thatched-room palapas for shade.Palapas can be reserved for the whole day (surcharge). High-speed Internet access is complimentary in the lobby.
Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.
Swimming pool – outdoor
Swimming pool – children’s
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Room service (limited hours)
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Number of rooms: 255
24-hour front desk
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Medical assistance available
Gift shops or newsstand
Shopping on site
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Air-conditioned public areas
Number of floors: 11
Supervised child care/activities
Internet access in public areas – complimentary
Krystal Ixtapa – Rooms and Room Amenities
Some rooms at Krystal include the majority of meals and supervised children’s activities in the rate. Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged extra for a majority of meals and supervised children’s activities (scroll up to All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
The resort offers 255 guestrooms and suites in an 11-story triangular building containing a garden atrium with skylights.
Barefoot-friendly rooms have marble floors and feature furnished balconies with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Rooms offer 27-inch TVs and two-chair dining sets.
Marble bathrooms provide shower/tub combinations. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, minibars, in-room safes, hair dryers, coffee/tea makers, and direct-dial telephones.
Wireless Internet access
Cable/satellite television channels
Premium television channel(s)
Internet access (complimentary)
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Cribs (infant beds) available
Guests booking All-Inclusive rooms will not be charged for the majority of meals and beverages at the following restaurants. Guests booking any other room categories will be charged for meals and beverages at the following restaurants (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Plan Details section for more information).
Bogart’s – Fine-dining dinner restaurant located on street at the resort’s front. Casablanca Moorish design. Pianist nightly. International à la carte menu. Quality wines. Children younger than age 12 not permitted. Reservations required. Dress code: Long pants, sleeved shirts for men; no sandals or fraud. (Some items require surcharge for All-Inclusive Plan guests.)
Las Velas – Open-air, ocean-view restaurant with thatched roof. À la carte and/or buffet lunches. À la carte dinners featuring grilled foods.
Aquamarina – Open-air restaurant with pool and ocean views serving international and typical Mexican dishes for breakfast. À la carte dinners.
La Parrillada – Dinner is served in this open-air, relaxed beachside restaurant. All fish and meat specialties are prepared on a charcoal grill. Open from early evening until late evening.
La Cascada – Casual, open-air restaurant/bar serving burgers, hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas, tacos. Open late morning to early evening. Food served daily in high seasons (late-December through Easter, mid-June through August) and weekends during low seasons.
Christine – Freestanding disco at resort’s front. Open nightly from late night to early morning in high seasons (late-December through Easter, mid-June through August). Open Wednesday-Saturday in low seasons.
Sports Bar – Sports bar/lounge located in the heart of the hotel and featuring large plasma TVs, a pool table, and various game tables. Open from early evening to late night.
Recreation at Krystal Ixtapa
A 40-meter-long (130-ft) freeform pool features an adults-only section with swim-up bar at one end and a rock waterfall and 3.5-meter (12-ft) water slide at the other end. A 10.5-meter-long (35-ft) figure-8 pool contains children’s and toddlers’ sections. The resort’s 125-meter (410-ft) beach frontage offers thatched-roof palapas for shade and includes a volleyball net.
Krystal lies midway between two 18-hole championship golf courses, Marina Ixtapa and Palma Real, each of which is approximately 500 meters (547 yds) away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near this Ixtapa, Mexico resort; fees may apply.
Golf – miniature nearby
Boat launch nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Swimming on site
Scuba diving nearby
Water skiing nearby
Volleyball on site
Aerobics on site
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Bicycle rentals nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Bird watching nearby
Come to Ixtapa and enjoy Mexican charm in a world-class resort.