As long as you are not expecting a swank setting this place is great! The service is awesome (except one waiter the entire week), the food is good, did I mention the service is awesome?
We booked Funjet and paid for the transfer before hand. You pay a few extra dollars for that but you can politely pass the time-share-hawkers and make a beeline for the guys in the turquoise shirts.
Although we did All-Inclusive I tipped everyone providing a service. I broke a $20(US) and got as many 20 peso bills ($1.70?) as I could. We left 20 pesos on the dresser everyday for the cleaning lady, we keep a clean room otherwise I'd have left more.
Same for meals, I left 20 pesos at the table. It's self serve mostly but most waiters are very attentive. One waiter in particular was awesome, very friendly. I found out they pool the the tips, so the crappy waiter gets part of the extra cash I was leaving for the good service. I finally gave the guy a 20 dollar bill and instructed him to keep it, I insisted. His service and friendliness was beyond compare the entire week.
There is always food available and you can make pretty healthy choices. We eat mostly vegetables and there was always steamed or fresh veggies. The fish dishes were awesome. We were told it was Grouper, Red Snapper, whatever, the fish is great!
I did not dive this trip. Dive Paradise is on site and shore diving is available to get reacclimatized if needed. Not much to see but an easy, shallow (20 feet) dive.
Oh, the entertainment was awesome. Had no idea there would be shows and entertainment. The dancers and entertainment staff worked very long days and performed very well, we were surprised at the quality.
The location is much better then further south (Fiesta Americana). You can walk in to town and the Market is ten minutes away for whatever you need. The stores (MEGA, Chedraui) take credit cards now so you don't have to bring as much cash as you use to have to. MEGA is like an upscale Target, it's across from the cruise boat pier. Chedraui is closer to the resort by two blocks, it should have all you need as well(liquor, snacks, pharmacy,etc.).
We paid $700 for two, six nights, seven days, taxes and $44 for hotel transfers. Very pleased with that.
One last thing, safety. We had been concerned about the violent crime in Mexico and it appears to be non-excistent in Cozumel. Two ways in, two ways out and the last ferry is at 2200.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gorgeous resort is one mile away from the newly renovated center square with shopping, local restaurants and bars, and just minutes from the colorful and abundant coral reefs that have made Cozumel one of the world's top snorkeling and diving destinations. The largest swimming pool in town with two diferent meal plan options: All inclusive and European plan. 180 newly remodeled air conditioned rooms in 3 story buildings, including 6 superior rooms with jacuzzi and 1 two bedrooms Master Suite, all with flat screen tv, Wi-Fi free access, direct dial, touch tone telephones, bottle of water on arrival, radio alarm clock, safety deposit box, iron-ironing board, hair dryer and toiletres, adjoining rooms availables. the 180 rooms are non smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Cozumel Resort
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