Which of the small boutique hotels has the best beach club?
Castillo has a good beach club
You can get Day passes to most beach clubs if your hotel doesn’t have one, or just hang at the various beaches during your stay.
9 Bays new beach club on Playa Chahue should be open this fall. It will have an infinity pool and gourmet restaurant and more. Pretty high end. You can book accommodation at 9 Bays which should include access to the club.
We know a number of folks who have stayed there and will again this coming season.
For 'beach clubs' open to the public I thought the Castillo was the best one. Nice facilities, full restaurant and bar, showers, a pool, towels, lots of loungers and seating. But if you want a palapa with loungers, they get taken early in high season so get there early.
I will say the 'beach club; at Santa Cruz that staying at the Villablanca gives you free access to it pretty grim! We gave that a swerve after checking it out once for a couple of hours. Much nicer to head to Maguey or Entrega and just pit in at one of the restaurants there.
We stayed at the Castillo last year, it was fine, price was right. We usually stay at Villablanca. And we usually never do a beach club, just usually hit a different beach each day.. As Rissask said, the Castillo beach club is nice but I think there are nicer and more swimmable beaches around.
I have said it before and still stick to my belief, not many people swim in the ocean! Sure you get people taking a quick dip to cool off or take that priceless selfie but the beachs in Huatulco are just not crowded with swimmers. So having that thought I would also recommend the Castilo Beach club or the new Chahue club when asked about "beach clubs". You can sit on almost any beach and have a beer or tacos but do they have a pool, towels, showers, play ground and in some cases....a toilet !! lol
On several threads I have heard that getting shade at the Castillo Beach Club is tough ( unless arriving early ). Last Feb we never got to the beach before 11 and always was able to get at least an umbrella, sometimes the thatch covers nearer the club. What most people don't think of doing is to ask the bar guy for an umbrella, which is entertaining in itself to watch two men trying to plant one in the sand. With bar service right to the waters edge, who needs to be sitting in amongst the crowds up higher??
Mike :)Edited: 16 August 2018, 06:15