After reading many fantastic views about the quality of dive spots around Cozumel island, me and my girlfriend of three years decided to spend our anniversary and first diving holiday there. We stayed at the hotel for a week between the 6th and 13th of June, our initial thoughts upon arrival were that the hotel and surrounding areas are really as stunning as the photos online showed. Cozumel itself is a stunning little island, it is completely surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and crystal clear water. This combined with the beautiful water features of dolphins both in the hotel's lobby and in its grounds really set the scene and got us in the mood for diving. The hotel's restaurant (Los Arcos) provided a delicious buffet which went down a treat after a day spent diving, I would highly recommend going all-inclusive as the food there was very good for the price! The one issue we found was that there may not have been quite the variety we would have wished for although this is being very picky, it was still relatively exceptional in our eyes! After getting slightly sunburnt on the second day we decided to spend a few hours under the sun loungers at the spectacular looking swimming pool. Here we had drinks and snacks supplied from the poolside bar by waiters who were very friendly, professional and spoke perfect English - at all times we felt welcome there! The room itself was spacious and clean, unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to get a sea view but apart from that it were fit for the purpose and we didn't intend on spending too long there anyway! Our room was fitted with a king size bed, a large LCD TV with English channels, a balcony, plenty of storage space and access to the hotel Wi-Fi. The one key feature of the hotel I found particularly handy was the ease of access to the relatively inexpensive diving shop over the road called Dive Paradise. We managed to purchase a few things very cheaply from there shortly after arrival which proved invaluable over the duration of our stay. The diving itself was AMAZING, the two of us had never experienced anything like it before, we managed to spot numerous species of shark, turtle and also a huge eagle ray as well as many other animals! We were pretty overwhelmed to begin with but after a short while we were off exploring the stunning reef and all the fabulous wildlife around it, I would highly recommend this experience to any amateurs or newbies out there - fantastic! One flaw we found whilst we were there was that the hotel's dive centre wasn't staffed for half an hour or so on one of the days, this was simply a minor fault and the staff apologised to us once they returned. On our final day we were both gutted that we had to leave such a gorgeous place, we have been talking about going back already and hopefully it wont be too long of a wait until then. I highly recommend the Hotel Cozumel to anybody who would like to go on a diving holiday, it has a few minor flaws but for its price it really is outstanding!
- 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:
- Hotel Cozumel Cozumel
- Hotel Cozumel Resort
- Cozumel Resort