Beach butlers, palapas and lunch on the sand make beach days easy and fun at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo.
Thatched palapas are spaced wide apart along 600 feet of powdery sand on Playa La Ropa, one of Zihuatanejo’s top beaches. (There are enough for all guests – no early morning race to reserve your spot on the beach!)
Sturdy daybeds are covered with thick cushions. Beach butlers lay out towels for you, offering neck pillows and, for children, toys in a basket.
And get this.
Beside each palapa, a wooden table and chairs in the sand, shaded by tall palm trees, is set with china and silver.
The beach butler will even bring high-chairs for toddlers.
Then when you’re ready for lunch, you can dine in swimsuits – but in civilized style – on grilled seafood and wine (maybe hot dogs for the kids?), and plop right back down on your daybed afterward.
Update 2019: The hotel is no longer a Viceroy; it has re-opened under the Thompson brand.