Must Have Items for Family Travel

Traveling with the entire family can be quite the task. Sure, it’s exciting to get away but don’t forget to throw all of those key essentials into your suitcase. To make packing a little easier so that you can enjoy the Unlimited-Fun® that Sunscape Resorts has to offer, we’ve put together this list of items that you won’t want to forget when traveling with the whole family.

#1 Thin duffel bag. Packing lightly with kids is nearly impossible. And we know there is nothing worse than getting all the way up to the ticket counter and finding out your check-in bag is too heavy. Pack an extra duffel so that if you need to lighten your check-in bag, you can. Also, you can use this bag it to transport home the souvenirs you buy on your trip!

#2 Blue painter’s tape. This item is perfect for traveling with infants and toddlers  Use it to hang  up your child’s artwork in your guestroom that they make at the Explorer’s Club.

#3 Antibacterial wipes. Germs are everywhere so you can never have enough antibacterial wipes! These can be used to kill germs on your hands, your child’s hands, and your child’s toys, which will most likely end up on the floor of the plane.

#4 Ziploc Bags. Ziploc bags are a must have for any family trip. They can be used for snacks or as leak-tight carriers. Put your camera in a Ziploc bag when you go to the beach to avoid getting it damaged by sand. They can also be helpful in protecting important documents and keeping small items organized.

#5 Travel Journal or Sketch Pad. It’s wonderful for adults and the little ones to make memories while traveling together. Keeping a travel journal is a perfect way to look back on your experiences. Sketch pads are great for the artists in the family to bring back masterpieces or inspiration from the trip.  

You don’t need to worry about bringing beach towels along because we have them for your use at the pool and beach areas. What are some of your recommendations for items to bring when traveling with kids? We’d love to hear them!

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A Day at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa is the perfect all-inclusive destination for an Unlimited-Fun® vacation with your family! Not only can you spend your days lounging on our beautiful beaches or swimming in our pools, but you can also enjoy activities and entertainment galore.

Below is a look at how some families may spend a day at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa:

8 am: Wake up in one of our Ocean Front Family Suites and listen to the beautiful sound of the waves as they hit the shore.

9 am: Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet at Windows.

10:30 am: It’s off to the main pool. The kids can’t get enough of the waterslides!

12 pm: Take a break from swimming for a yummy lunch at Bluewater Grill.

1:15 pm: Mom and Dad want some time alone with their favorite beach reads so the kids are off to the Explorer’s Club where they’ll take part in a sandcastle competition.

3 pm: Kids join Mom and Dad back at the beach for a family game of beach volleyball!

5 pm: Back to the room to get ready for dinner!

6:30 pm: Dinner at Tamarindo, the perfect place to experience the best Mexican dishes! What’s a trip to Mexico without fish tacos, right?

8 pm: It’s time for a movie on the beach—just the way to end a fun-filled day of family time together.

10 pm: Off to bed to wake up tomorrow so the fun can begin again!

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Sunscape Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa
At Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, there’s a lot to be thankful for this year! In honor of Turkey Day, resort staff and guests celebrated the season with Thanksgiving-themed festivities. Buffet tables were adorned with cornucopias, restaurants served traditional home-style meals, and cocktails were flavored with cranberries and cinnamon sticks. At the Explorer’s Club, kids created pilgrim hats and cut out paper turkeys. Of course, no Thanksgiving Day is complete without kicking back and watching some watching football on the big screen at all of the resorts’ lounges.

Thanksgiving at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico proved that even those who are vacationing during the holidays can still come together and celebrate like family!

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#9 Reason To Visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Next on our countdown…

9. The largest variety of restaurants per number of rooms in Ixtapa.

With 6 dining options per only 285 rooms, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa offers the most dining choices for their guests in the destination. What does that mean? You not only have a wide variety of food choices, you also have more flexibility to dine at any time, crowd-free buffets, plenty of open tables, without having to compromise on quality.

Here’s a quick run down of what delicious dining Sunscape Dorado Pacifico has to offer:

Windows – A variety of international delicacies served buffet-style

Tamarindo – Authentic Mexican favorites served nightly

Oceana – Gourmet seafood

Da Mario – Delectable Italian cuisine

Bluewater Grill – Grilled steak favorites served in a seaside setting

Gohan – Freshly made sushi favorites

And that’s not all! With the Coco Café for coffee, snacks and pastries and Barefoot Snack Bar for beach-side noshing, you’ll never run out of options!

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Discover the Fun with 5 Free Trips to Ixtapa!


To celebrate the opening of Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, we’re giving away five, 5-night Unlimited-Fun® vacations to our resort + a $500 air credit to Ixtapa!

To participate, all you have to do is “Like” Sunscape Dorado on Facebook and enter our “Discover the Fun” Sweepstakes for a chance to win! Every time we reach 1,000 entries, we will randomly select a winner who will be announced on the Sunscape Dorado Facebook page. Be sure to share the contest with your friends to help us reach 1,000 entries and increase your chances of winning!

Sunscape Dorado has it all with Unlimited-Fun® — where everything is included — two water slides, a swim-up bar, two lighted tennis courts, 20 spacious family suites, awesome entertainment, clubs and activities for kids of all ages and spectacular dining, just to name a few … and best of all, no worries, no restaurant reservations, no wristbands!

Don’t want to wait to experience Unlimited-Fun®? Reserve your stay today and enjoy our special opening rate of $80 per person per night. Book today!

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#10 Reason To Visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Over the next few weeks, we’re counting down the Top Ten Reasons to visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa.

10. Only Unlimited-Fun® Resort in Ixtapa, without the hassle of a wristband!

We’ve all heard stories about “those” types of resorts – the ones where you are flagged and tagged with a garish plastic band to mark you as resort property. This tacky shackle gets you into restaurants and activities. At Sunscape Resorts & Spas, you can break the bonds of boring vacations, free yourself from vinyl bracelets and enjoy Unlimited-Fun® on your terms!

Because really – who wants match their outfit to their wristband every day?

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All About Ixtapa

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa is located in the heart of the beautiful beach town of Ixtapa on Mexico’s popular Pacific coast. From archeological ruins to gorgeous beaches, and adventurous excursions to exciting nightlife, Ixtapa has something for everyone.

Our resort offers families, couples and singles an Unlimited-Fun® escape with luxurious accommodations, spectacular dining, lively entertainment and more. But for guests looking to explore some local attractions, here are just a few options to consider in Ixtapa:

Petatlan Town. The village of Petatlan is known for its relaxed atmosphere, shopping, church, street scene and Mexican traditions.

La Ropa Beach. This beach is about a mile long and is frequented by swimmers and water sport enthusiasts. Visit nearby restaurants and bars in this quaint Mexican town.

Ixtapa Island. This island features a wildlife preserve as well as several scenic crescent cove beaches, beautiful vegetation, underwater gardens, and tropical fish. Non-motorized watersport equipment can be rented on-site.

Marina Ixtapa. The Marina Ixtapa is Mexico’s biggest marina that is formed by two basins with capacity for 621 boats.

Stop by our tour desk if you’d like more information or if you’re interested in visiting any of these local attractions!

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Special Opening Rate

Be one of the first to experience Unlimited-Fun® at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa! We have a special introductory offer just for you.  Stay with us for just $80 per person per night!  Hurry, an offer this good won’t last forever. Book your vacation now until December 23, 2011 to take advantage of the special opening rate. Read the terms and conditions that apply.

Escape to the private golden-sand beaches, beautiful gardens and breathtaking views along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Our resort is perfect for singles, couples and the entire family. We have many activities for children including supervised programs at the Explorer’s Club for Kids.  The resort features a swimming pool with two water slides, a swim-up bar, outdoor theater and so much more.  Book your trip now to soak up some fun in the sun in Ixtapa, Mexico.

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Welcome, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa!

Resort staff and management celebrate the opening.

On November 1st, we welcomed Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa into the AMResorts family! The newly renovated resort on the West Coast of Mexico is not only our first property in the destination of Ixtapa, but also marks the reintroduction on the Sunscape Resorts & Spa brand!

General Manager Jesus Garcia cuts the ribbon with the first official guests.

Jesus Garcia, general manager of Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, along with other executive members, posed around the newly installed Sunscape sign to capture the momentous occasion. After, they gathered in the lobby with the first official guests, Guillermo and Guadalupe Lopez, to toast the resort’s opening and cut the ribbon to the festive music of a mariachi band.

First guests, Guillermo and Guadalupe Lopez, toast the resort with executive members.

In the months leading up to the opening, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico has undergone many enhancements and improvements to complete the rebranding process. LCD TVs and mini bars have been installed in each of the resort’s 285 guest rooms. A Coco Café, Barefoot Grill and Desires Nightclub have been added to the roster of eateries and lounges, and the Explorer’s Club and Core Zone have been renovated to include a variety of new play areas, video games and table games. The 600 square meter Spa now includes a wet area on the terrace, 6 treatment cabins, and a brand new reception area. Additionally, a wedding gazebo has been added o delight all future Sunscape brides and grooms!

Now, for a limited time, you visit Sunscape Dorado Pacifico to experience all that Unlimited-Fun has to offer…starting at only $80 per person per night! At this introductory rate, who could say no to some fun in the sun? (Terms and conditions apply.)

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Introducing our New Blog, SunDrenched!

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting SunDrenched, the official blog for Sunscape Resorts & Spas!

For those of you who are not already familiar with the Sunscape brand, we’re all about unforgettable adventures offering lively, exhilarating and affordable Unlimited-Fun® vacations in exceptional locations. We know that your vacation experience extends far beyond the time you actually spend at our resort, which is why we feel it is important to connect with our fans, followers & guests through social media.

Our blog is the go-to place for pictures, recipes and “inside looks” at what’s going on at Sunscape Resorts & Spas. You’ll find posts with vacation tips, family fun activities and of course the latest news straight from the resort.

We are firm believers that social media is a two way street, so feel free to jump and comment on our posts. We want to hear from you! Let us know what you’d like to see and read and we’ll do our best to keep the blog fun, fresh and interesting!

Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube too!

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