If you’ve ever stopped at Cozumel (Mexico’s largest Caribbean island) during a cruise, you probably wished you had more time to explore the ins and outs of the “island of swallows.”
After all, there’s only so much snorkeling, scuba and ceviche you can cram into an hours-long port call.
So why not plan a stopover trip? Cozumel is less than an hour’s ferry ride from Playa Del Carmen, and once you arrive, there’s no shortage of places to stay. We bring you all of our favorite Cozumel all-inclusive resorts.
Secrets Aura Cozumel Ditch the kids and escape with your sweetie to this sleek adults-only oasis, where some suites have private rooftop pools and all 238 come with complimentary WI-FI, a stocked mini-bar and 24-hour room service.
Cozumel Palace Walking distance from the ferry port and close to San Miguel’s shops and restaurants, this resort gets raves for its spacious rooms and superb service, particularly in Concierge Level rooms, where perks include complimentary massages.
Meliá Cozumel All-Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort A solid choice for families, this 147-room resort sits on dreamy Santa Pilar Beach. The nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed course pleases golfers; parents can chill in the adults-only pool; and kids will be delighted by impromptu appearances by The Flintstones.
Iberostar Cozumel If you’re a diver or snorkeler you’ll love this intimate southwest coast hotel, which is a stone’s throw from the world’s second-largest coral reef. And when you’re not exploring the deep, three restaurants, a kid’s club, and lush grounds complete with strolling flamingos are entertaining diversions.
Occidental Cozumel Set on a nature preserve near Cozumel’s southern tip, this Hacienda-style haven has pretty much everything you could want in a beach resort: six restaurants; four bars; three pools; and, of course, one spectacular stretch of sand, which help make for one of the ultimate Cozumel all inclusive resorts.