We stayed at the Aura April 2013. They were still in the process of the changeover but we really did not feel the effects of it too much.
We had a swift check-in along with a warm towel and a drink and were shown quickly to our swim up suite. Everything was great and the only real complaint we had was a lack of drawers to put things in. A nice dresser would have been great. We had to utilize the shelves that were there which worked ok for the most part.
The bar was stocked, the a/c worked great and the bath products were awesome. We've traveled to many 4-5* all inclusives in Mexico and while this one was smaller, we still found iti to be perfectly acceptable.
It would have been nice if there had been more restaurants on property however the ones that were there, were fine. No complaints. We don't mind if it takes a while to get served. We had a glass of wine and lingered over each course. We were on vacation and didn't want to hurry anyway.
The swim up suite was awesome. We weren't particularly thrilled with the location as it was right in front of the little bridge that crossed over, so next time we will pick a room further away from that. People were coming and going all day long so there was no privacy. In saying that we spent most of our time at the beach anyway.
As for the beach, it was great. We did bring water shoes but really didn't need them. I found several spots that I was able to walk in and snorkle. We found the perfect spot on the beach away from the crowd that for some reason, nobody really utilized. It was near the massage hut and the lobby pool. We had the best of both worlds with the pool directly behind us and the ocean in front with plenty of chairs. The bar was nearby too so it was the perfect combo.
We rented a car and went into town and to the other side of the island which was fun. We highly recommend doing that as the other side of the island is completely different. Hit Coconuts and a few of the other little bars and restaurants. Loads of fun.
Shopping is great downtown too and it's so picturesque. It's not that far really and worth the time.
All in all we enjoyed the "adults Only" Secrets Aura and will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a perfect blend of luxury and excitement, Secrets Aura Cozumel is the ultimate adults-only, all-suite resort located on the island of Cozumel. Sitting just 12 miles off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Aura has it all. Bask in a world of Unlimited-Luxury® while staying in one of 266 contemporary, stylish non-smoking suites complete with private terraces or swim-up access, stunning views, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed minibar and more. For added luxury, guests can upgrade to the Preferred Club and enjoy additional amenities and inclusions. The experience continues with limitless gourmet dining at gourmet restaurants plus 24-hour dining options allow guests to devour late night bites at the Coco Cafe or stay in and order room service all without reservations and top-shelf spirits at three bars and lounges throughout the resort. Light up the night with live nightly entertainment and activities. Or enjoy land and water sports, three sparkling pools, live entertainment with pool and beach wait service throughout the day. Dive into the Caribbean at nearby world-renowned dive sites; explore the natural wonders of the second largest coral reef system in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Learn to dive deep with the help of the fullservice, on-site dive operator, Dive House. Indulge in specialty treatments at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, located right next door at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, the most complete spa on the island, or simply spend time with the ones you love. Secrets Aura Cozumel – Light. Luxury. Love. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aura Cozumel Grand Hotel Cozumel
- Wyndham Cozumel
- Cozumel Wyndham