The Best Resorts in Cozumel, Mexico

Connect with nature at the Explorean Cozumel, Mexico
Connect with nature at the Explorean Cozumel, Mexico | Courtesy of the Explorean Cozumel / Expedia
Ali Ray

Cozumel, the largest Caribbean island in Mexico, is a tropical paradise located on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Whether you fancy an all-inclusive stay for the whole family or a romantic option for two, discover our guide to the best resorts in Cozumel — bookable with Culture Trip.

1. InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort and Spa

Resort

Aerial view of InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa, surrounded by turquoise ocean water and mangrove forest.
Courtesy of InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort and Spa / Expedia

Here’s the definitive all-inclusive luxury resort in Cozumel, with turquoise waters and white sands galore. Even standard rooms are bigger than certain hotel suites, all with simple, fresh, modern decor that lets nature beyond the window take center stage. You’ll get access to four varied restaurants, including the alfresco El Caribeño, an oversized thatched palapa. Regional dishes make the most of the seafood from the waters surrounding the island. The resort is also within walkable distance of the cafes in town.

2. The Explorean Cozumel

Resort

Large outdoor pool surrounded by white sun loungers and large, thin trees at the Explorean Cozumel.

What a refreshing alternative to ordinary Caribbean resort offerings. Buildings in a jungle setting pair wood with other natural materials, and there are no TVs. The open-sided restaurant and bar merge with the lush tropical surrounds, so you switch from frantic to romantic, watching wildlife in the trees. It’s owned by Fiesta Americana, which has a livelier, family-focused resort just a two-minute walk away, so you can dine at any of the restaurants and use all the facilities.

3. Secrets Aura Cozumel

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Spacious and modern double suite at Secrets Aura Resort in Cozumel, with a lounge, television, outdoor terraces and panoramic views of the ocean.
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This adults-only, 266-room all-inclusive Cozumel resort lies on the livelier west coast of the island. Check-in, and you can expect to be royally entertained – there are organized theme nights and beach parties as well as regular gala shows. The spacious rooms are refuges of pared-back luxury – many of them with mesmerizing ocean views. Ground-floor suites edge onto the pool – you step directly from your terrace into refreshing waters that elegantly wrap around the resort.

4. Cozumel Palace

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Outdoor pool and sun-loungers facing the ocean at Cozumel Palace.
Courtesy of Cozumel Palace / Expedia

All 169 luxurious suites at Cozumel Palace look out onto the kind of azure waters that define Caribbean holidays. But the two-level loft suites are special. They come with a king-size bed, double whirlpool tub and private bath with shower on one floor and a second bedroom with its own private bathroom and shower on the other. There’s a balcony with a hammock for enjoying the sea breeze, too. The all-inclusive package even gets you snorkel gear to explore the vibrant reef the island is known for.

5. Allegro Cozumel

Resort, Hotel

Aerial view of the Allegro Cozumel Resort, with a private beach facing turquoise waters.
Courtesy of Allegro Cozumel / Expedia

The Spanish hotel giant Barceló makes its stylish mark on Cozumel with this all-inclusive resort set in front of powdery sands. Rooms are spare, decorated in white and have a Mediterranean feel – although furnishings are more plantation-house-like (dark wood, big sofas) in the suites. Add five restaurants, including a top Japanese spot with a teppanyaki grill; five drinking spaces, including a Disco Bar; and five pools, featuring a children’s water park with sea-facing hot tubs for the parents. Result!

6. Iberostar Cozumel

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Large king suite with living area and private balcony at Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive Resort.
Courtesy of Iberostar Cozumel / Expedia

Families are in heaven at this great resort in Cozumel. The Star Camp – Iberostar’s fun activity program for 4- to 17-year-olds – lays on cooking classes, treasure hunts and outings in filmmaking. For younger guests, there’s a kids’ pool and a special menu at the international buffet. Book one of the fresh, simply furnished bungalow suites: you’ll get easy access to pools, the spa and the beach. And don’t forget to use the excellent babysitting service.

7. Grand Park Royal Cozumel

Resort, Hotel

Pool bar with stunning ocean views at Grand Park Royal Cozumel.
Courtesy of Grand Park Royal Cozumel / Expedia
The simply decorated rooms are decent enough – the focus, at this multi-level 348-room colossus, is on what takes place outside. Grand by name and by nature, this is a winner with families. The all-inclusive package includes hourly activities hosted by the staff: choose yoga, water aerobics, dance lessons or guided snorkeling. The open-air amphitheater at the heart of the resort is the focal point for nightly entertainment.

8. Meliá Cozumel Golf

Resort, Golf Hotel

Aerial view of Meliá Cozumel Golf Resort, nestled in dense mangrove forest and looking out to turquoise blue ocean waters.
Courtesy of Meliá Cozumel Golf / Expedia

This all-inclusive resort in Cozumel is right next to the island’s Country Club and Golf Course, which welcomes both pros and amateurs. It’s also right on the brochure-beautiful beach, so it’s a win-win for all members of your party. The rooms are standard fare, simply furnished, and guests can add the “golf package” to the larger rooms to receive unlimited green fees. There’s also an 18-hole mini-golf course for kids, a children’s driving course, an Xbox zone and a games room for teens.

Looking for more hotels in Cozumel? Discover our guide to the best hotels the island has to offer, or if you’re looking for a more personalized stay, check into one of Cozumel’s top boutique hotels — all bookable with Culture Trip. If you’re on a budget, check out these hostels in Cozumel. If you’re in need of more inspiration for your Cozumel itinerary, don’t miss out on all the top things to see and do during your trip, including the best beaches. For a real taste of this Mexican island, try one of its best seafood restaurants or top bars.

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