The Best Boutique Hotels in Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel Beach | © Kurt Bauschardt/Flickr
has all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway – unblemished beaches, warm waters, great food
and welcoming locals. In recent years, the tiny island has experienced something of a tourist boom and now boasts a range of elegant boutique hotels. With that in mind, here is a rundown of the best high-end accommodation Cozumel has to offer.
The Landmark of Cozumel
This luxurious hotel overlooks Dzul Ha
beach, which offers pristine stretches of white sand and warm Caribbean waters. Boasting 63 stylishly designed and decorated residences, each suite comes with a private balcony offering stunning, uninterrupted views of the ocean. The restaurant boasts an extensive Mexican and international menu and the Miramar Terrace is an incredible place to watch the sun set over the island. Yet the biggest draw of the Landmark is its proximity to the Dzul Ha reef, close enough to access from the shore without the need of a boat or tour. Teeming with exotic fish and plants, the reef is the ideal place for snorkeling or swimming.
Secrets Aura Cozumel
With more than 260 luxurious suites, Secrets Aura Cozumel is a vast complex. Yet you shouldn’t let that fool you into thinking this a busy or noisy destination. The hotel is arranged so that guests can enjoy a secluded and intimate vacation. Each welcoming suite is tucked away so that you will barely notice the others, and each boasts a private terrace or balcony and a full bathroom with a whirlpool. The luxury destination is also the only adults-only resort of its kind and is a fantastic place for a honeymoon. In terms of amenities, Secrets Aura is truly first-rate, with four gourmet restaurants, a buffet venue and a world-class spa.
Grand Park Royal
Slotted between azure waters and verdant jungle, Grand Park Royal is another vast resort complex offering all-inclusive vacation packages that include breakfast, lunch, dinner and any drinks consumed in between. All of the 342 rooms at the hotel offer wi-fi, furnished balconies and 24-hour room service. With a huge central swimming pool, two whirlpools and a range of scenic gardens, you won’t be short of places to relax. Direct access to the beach is also available through a private underpass from the main garden. The resort has an impressive buffet venue and two excellent à la carte restaurants. Guests can also indulge themselves at any of the resort’s five cocktail bars and lounges.
El Cozumeleño Beach Resort
This swish beachside venue offers gorgeous views of the ocean, and its stylish interior design gives the place a bright, welcoming vibe. Another all-inclusive venue, El Cozumeleño contains 252 spacious and comfortable guestrooms in two complexes. Well suited to families, the hotel has a children’s activities center and a dive center for arranging snorkeling excursions. El Cozumeleño also has a variety of swimming pools, as well as an air-conditioned fitness center.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
A destination that makes great sense if you have kids, Sunscape Sabor Cozumel offers all-inclusive packages with a family focus. Nestling a sandy beach, the hotel boasts spacious guest rooms with scenic views of tropical gardens, pools, or the Caribbean Sea. The resort also offers a special family-friendly program featuring a kid’s check-in experience with red carpet stairs, welcome treats and children’s passports. Watersport activities are available for guests, including aqua aerobics, water volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. With three à la carte restaurants, a buffet and a private wine cellar you’ll also have plenty of options when it comes to dining.