We were invited to Cozumel for a wedding. Having never stayed in the area before, we did not really know what to expect.
The only really disappointment we encountered was the beach, or lack there of. Cozumel is a diver's paradise. The entire island is a coral reef and lacks sandy beaches with the exception of a couple on the East side.
This resort was incredible. We loved how the rooms are laid out. Small round buildings with no more that four rooms in each. The rooms are small, but clean and fresh linens each day if you so desire. The small refrigerator was stocked each day with coke and water and beer.
The food was good. It is mostly buffet, but still hot and delicious. You can reserve meals at the restaurants a couple of times, based on how long you stay. These meals are great and should not be missed.
Snorkling is a must. There are lots of fish and starfish that hang out under the pier.
I think the best thing about this resort was the nightly entertainment. The Star Friends put in some hard work to give you the best show. They involve the crowd and make it extremely fun to watch.
Rent a car and drive around the island. It's not far around and we did this trip in just a couple of hours. Stopping at many of the bars on the other side of the island for a drink.
We also took the ferry to the mainland and visited Playa del Carmen. It has a beautiful beach and lots of resaurants and bars to visit. It is a very beautiful town. It is worth the trip.
I don't understand some of the negative reviews. We had no problems with any of the food, staff, entertainment, rooms, etc. It was a great trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the beach, in a rocky, coral–filled cove with unspoilt waters. A paradise for diving and snorkelling. Sub-tropical mangrove forest. Bungalows in typical local style. Second-largest reef in the World. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Cozumel Hotel Cozumel
- Cozumel Iberostar
- Iberostar Cozumel Mexico