This was our first visit to Cozumel in over 12 years, and our first stay at the Blue Angel Resort. Cozumel has changed quite a bit since the hurricane and the cruse ships, but it is still a fun place to visit. The diving is world-class.
The Blue Angel was everything they advertised and then some! It is a small property, only 22 rooms, but that just means personalized attention. Is it a luxurious 5-Star resort with hot and cold running room service? No, but in my opinion it was a lot better: It was comfortable. I go on vacation to relax, and that's what you can do here. Relax, decompress, and let the stresses of life go away for a while. The staff were all friendly, attentive, and were happy to help us with whatever we needed. They didn't even laugh when I tried out my incredibly bad Spanish, which was very nice of them...
We ate at the restaurant almost every day, and found the food to be good, portions plentiful, and the service friendly and attentive. After a day of great diving, having a quiet drink with my wife and son while watching an amazing sunset and enjoying something from the tapas menu...It just doesn't get a whole lot better than that.
The dive operation was just steps from our room, and was very professionally run by Matthew and his crew. I'm a military-trained dive medical officer, so I tend to be a little nervous about resort dive operations. No problem here, this is an excellent facility, very safety-conscious. I felt very comfortable having my family dive with them. My wife, son and I took the 'Peak Performance Buoyancy' course on our first diving day, as none of us had been in open water for several years: This turned out to be an excellent idea, as it allowed all of us to refresh our skills and get comfortable in the water again. My son and I both learned a lot, and the course improved my wife's diving skills by at least a log factor. It was a great way to ease into a week of outstanding diving.
Some reviews have mentioned road noise being a problem. I didn't notice it at all. I suppose it could be a problem for folks who are very light sleepers (especially if you leave the bathroom door open at night), but none of us had any problems. The mattresses were firm (as they tend to be in Mexico), but I found them to be quite comfortable. The air conditioning works well, although it isn't needed a good portion of the time.
Each room has a balcony, and all face the water (great for watching the sunset). The balcony is also a great place to dry your dive gear between trips, although you can store it at the dive operation if you want. Each room has a small refrigerator, just big enough for chilling a some sodas and a few water bottles. Each floor and the lobby have a purified water dispenser, and the ice the restaurant uses also comes from the purification plant.
Trips into town were no problem; taxis were readily available, and if we felt like it, it was easy walking distance. On our last full day we wanted to take a look at the Mayan ruins and the East side of the Island. The front desk helped us set up a taxi for the trip, and we had a great time exploring.
All in all, we had a wonderful time at the Blue Angel, and will be returning there on our next visit to Cozumel.
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