We spent 5 nights here in Aug 2009 with our two kids ages 6 & 11. It was because of TripAdvisor that we found this gem. I didn't want to review it b/c I'm afraid of it getting too popular and it becoming a mega resort, so owners if you read this please don't change!
This place was perfect for us. We were on the top floor (4th) and had an incredible view of the beach and sea. We could also see the pool & talk to the kids in the pool from our balcony or v.v., a real plus. The resort is nice and small. You can get anywhere on the property in a min or two, so no long treks to the beach or worries if you left something in your room, also we weren't worried about the kids wondering off. We had a standard room with two double beds, large shower & no musty smell:-) TV was small but we didn't mind, it wasn't on much. The breakfast was Very Good and included in room which made this such a great deal and very affordable. We loved the snorkeling right off the beach. We brought our own gear. The Dive Co is excellent! Very professional and friendly. We had intended to just have my husband dive one day since we had the kids, but the dive company arranged for the kids to come along and snorkel while we took turns diving. They had a separate guide on board for the snorkeling This worked out perfect, keeping in mind that our kiddos are comfortable being on boats and are excellent swimmers...so not sure if this would work for everyone. If your planning to dive a lot the resort is far from the dive spots so you'll spend quite bit of time on the boat just getting to/from the reefs. We had excellent to great service from the front desk, restaurants, beach bar, housekeeping etc. We rented an old VW, but there seemed to be plenty of taxi's around. We didn't use the golf course or spa so I can't comment on them. It is very quiet there, especially at night:-) Oh and our kids loved the turtle garden out front.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Azul Golf Scuba Spa is an oceanfront, small, charming and family run hotel distinguished by its personal service from the staff and owners. A truly home-away-from-home resort for those who prefer to be close to the ocean but not far from their room. For those who like to enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience and friendly atmosphere. Playa Azul is a Golf and Breakfast hotel but if you prefer the All Inclusive vacation our resort offers the best menu (a la carte) both for food and beverages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Azul Golf, Scuba Hotel Cozumel
- Playa Azul Hotel Scuba
- Playa Azul Resort Scuba
- Playa Azul Cozumel