By Vince Font
Just as restaurant buffets are adored by people who demand a variety of flavors, so are Cozumel hotels celebrated for their ability to deliver distinct Mexico vacations with an unmistakable Caribbean ambiance. The reason? Cozumel lies just off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea, a long arm’s reach from Cuba, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, in a prime location that’s been a favorite destination of discerning vacationers in all stages of life. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or spring break vacation for the entire family, you’ll find yourself in heaven at either of these top two all-inclusive resorts:
Couples: Aura Cozumel Wyndham Grand
If the words “adults only” and “swim-up suite” don’t sell you on an all-inclusive Mexico vacation to the Aura Cozumel Wyndham Grand, perhaps you’re tough to impress. But facts are facts: When it comes to wowing visitors with elegance and class, the Aura knows what it’s doing. With three bars and two restaurants, this 18-and-older resort places a great emphasis on an “adults-only” vacation. One of the finest establishments in its class of all inclusive resorts, the Aura’s Water Sports Center offers free snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing; but with your choice of Swim-Up Suite with private terrace or palatial two-bedroom Ocean View Suite, you may never want to leave your room.
Family vacations: Cozumel Palace
Cozumel hotels aren’t just for couples, as anyone who’s ever paid a visit to the Cozumel Palace can attest. But this isn’t just a Caribbean play land for the young, either. While the little ones can relish in the child-specific kiddies pool, kid’s club and playground, Mom and Dad will also find luxurious amenities like three fine dining restaurants and nightly entertainment. Lodgings offer plenty of room for the family to spread out. If the Junior Suite Ocean View Room’s 581-square foot-floor plan doesn’t offer enough space, consider booking a stay in the 827-square-foot split-level Loft Suite. Both come with double Jacuzzis, hammocked balconies and an ambiance sure to leave the entire family with a sigh of satisfaction.
Vince Font is a freelance writer who was born in Puerto Rico and escaped to Utah. When not dreaming of interstellar travel, he’s on the hunt for weird, wacky and off-the-beaten-track vacation destinations. Next stop: The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast.