Capella Ixtapa – April 2009
I’ve just returned from a four night stay at Capella- an enchanting new resort in Ixtapa Mexico. It’s 59 rooms dramatically cascade the hillside with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. All rooms are oceanfront and feature a plunge pool on the terrace. They are so well appointed and private you may never leave them! Hearing the waves crash below immediately put me in a blue water trance.
I love finding unique places for people to enjoy. Capella has just opened to rave reviews so let’s see what makes this place so special…
When I stepped into my room I was greeted by a gorgeous ocean view!
I turned on the music and sat out on my terrace. I had everything I wanted, and what wasn’t there was just a phone call away. The rooms are thoughtfully appointed with complimentary water and soft drinks in the mini bar, candles, French-press coffee maker, wireless-internet, LCD TV, i-pod docks and superior bath amenities.
Capella is located in a quiet residential area of Ixtapa. Boasting near perfect weather year-round and just a 3 1/2 hour flight from LA, it’s ideal for a long weekend getaway.
All the things we love: sumptuous new Italian linens, comfy pillows and lots of fluffy towels!!! I slept so well.
Please don’t disturb. I’m stargazing from my terrace… zzz
I’m really going to miss room service in the morning. Do you think that’s enough papaya???
There’s not much to do except go to the gym, sit by the pool or make a spa appointment. Of course you could always leave and go into Ixtapa or to a big beach, but why would you do that?!?!
Endless views – sometimes this is all you need. Okay, okay- there’s a bike path just outside the front door, championship golf, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, shopping, and all that other stuff you do on a tropical vacation or just sit here and let the staff pamper you! Margarita por favor!!
This is the perfect hideaway for couples looking for a romantic escape or for friends to come relax and unwind. It’s like having your own private villa.
Being built into a hillside never posed a challenge. There are two funiculars and an elevator to help you get around. (A funicular is something you’d wait 45 minutes to ride if it was in Disneyland. Here it just glides up the hill to your room.)
Napa has wine tasting- Ixtapa has Tequila tasting –regular or unleaded!
There were more fun activities at the resort’s Terrace Bar. We had margarita making lessons!! Delicious!
With the moon and stars as a backdrop this was a romantic place to have dinner. There are also three other choices for dining as well as 24 hour room service.
There were so many things done right that I can’t think of anything I’d want different. I returned to LA looking and feeling great and when I go on vacation that means -Mission Accomplished! I think I’m Capella’s biggest fan and I am already missing the 5 o’clock Coronitas, guacamole, chips and salsa (served complimentary by the way!)
I can’t wait to tell everyone about this property. Once the word gets out this little piece of heaven will cost much more. Capella offers incredible specials from time to time and lucky you, I’m your Capella connection! In Cabo, this would cost 3-4 times the price. When was the last time you had a plunge pool on your terrace?
Leave Thursday morning and come back Monday night- an easy weekend getaway. Call me now and I’ll make it happen!
With Love- Pia
16530 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, California 91436
818-990-4053 office ext. 194
Bye Bye Capella! Hope to see you soon!