Best Beach Resorts in Cozumel, Mexico


Cozumel, Mexico attracts relaxation-hungry travelers from across the world and it’s no mystery why with coral reefs, beach hotels, authentic culture and tasty Mexican cuisine to spare year round. But who is Cozumel ideal for? We’d like to argue anyone.

The two biggest factors in your beach vacation are destination choice and accommodations, and Cozumel wins in both categories. Splash around the pool with the whole family at an all-inclusive, enjoy intimate dinners on the beach at an adults-only resort or indulge in high-end accommodations and spa treatments at a luxury hotel. On a beach vacation to Cozumel, you can have it all.


Allegro Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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The Allegro Cozumel is an ideal resort for relaxing family-fun in the sun. Start your mornings with an appetizing breakfast at the omelet station before a day of beachside or poolside leisure. For lunch and dinner, stop by the buffet for a casual dining experience. Or make reservations at one of the three on-site à la carte restaurants. O Sole Mio offers delectable Italian dishes while Fuji specializes in Asian cuisine. To taste regional flavors, Cielito Lindo reigns supreme.

Kids are sure to enjoy the on-site water park while adults won’t be able to get enough of the white sand beaches. Everyone will love the tropical snorkeling experience, which is included in the resort package. Parents and grandparents can drop the younger travelers off at the Kids’ and Teens’ clubs before taking a detour to the resort’s spa for a massage or face treatment. Finish a relaxing afternoon at the sauna or hot tub for a tranquil, calming experience.

After a long day of sunshine, guests can return to their thatch roof accommodation. The Cozumel resort offers 305 rooms fitted with tropical decor and comfortable furnishings. The family suite is tailored to the needs of large parties, featuring a private balcony and roomy living room. For easy beach access, the premium level superior rooms are ideal.

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Cozumel Palace

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel Palace has everything you could want in an all-inclusive and more. Dine indoor or outdoor at four restaurants with varied cuisines and enjoy unlimited top-shelf liquor and international wines included. The spacious 196 suites have Caribbean views, double whirlpool tubs, purified water and 24-hour room service. Concierge Level suites have even more special touches, like CHI hair care products, private check-in and out, and a personal balcony with a hammock.

Your vacation will be varied and well-spent when you stay at Cozumel Palace. The Palancar Reef awaits inquisitive swimmers just off the resort’s dock and the Flamingos swim-up pool bar stands at the ready to refresh your senses with a cocktail. Included snorkel gear, pool volleyball and entertainment, like break dance and fire shows with professional dancers, give you an all-out vacation with minimal effort. You receive resort credit based on the length of your stay that you can use on activities that aren’t included like golf, dives at Aqua Safari and spa treatments. When you just want to close your eyes and let your thoughts float, the Awe Spa delivers with aromatherapeutic massages, facials and even a Fish Spa Experience with the Garra Rufa fish.

Brides to be—plan away! This resort has seven themes to choose from, custom weddings and even a traditional Indian wedding option.

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Iberostar Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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When you stay at the Iberostar Cozumel, things can get a little wild. For starters, the resort’s location—a bit off the beaten path and surrounded by jungle—means lots of friendly animals (like peacocks, flamingos and iguanas) wander on and off the hotel grounds. And that only covers the creatures you’ll see on land. As is the case in many resorts outside Cozumel’s main tourist zone, the main attraction here is scuba diving—something the private beach here, complete with its own on-site dive center, is perfectly cut out for.

The resort also offers all-inclusive amenities, including access to the hotel’s three restaurants (one is a buffet while the other two offer à la carte steaks and upscale Mexican fare). Additionally, anyone traveling with young children will be happy to hear Iberostar offers a whole host of supervised activities at their kids’ club—a boon to parents who might want to slip away for a little while to enjoy resort amenities like the luxury spa or sauna (and each other’s company, of course). Plus, the huge variety of room options means you’ll feel comfortable no matter what your travel plans are; choose from a bungalow-style ocean-view room with a king bed, a family-style room or anything in between!

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Meliá Cozumel Golf All-Inclusive

Cozumel, Mexico

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If you want to wake up to some of the best views in Cozumel, the Meliá Cozumel resort is an excellent choice. Soak in the sun on the white sand beach or on a lounger next to the pool, which overlooks the aqua blue water of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can even eat beachside at the hotel’s La Iguana open-air restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine. Other dining options include a buffet at La Isla Restaurant and Italian cuisine at La Veranda.

Visit the on-site activities park for archery, batting cages, and a round of mini golf. When the adults feel like a break, drop the kids off at the Kids’ Club for indoor soccer and video games. Then, take a detour to the wellness center for an oceanside private massage at the beach hut before hitting the adults-only pool — complete with a swim-up bar. If you want to hit up the green across the street at the Cozumel Country Club, book the golf package for unlimited golf access.

The Cozumel hotel’s accommodations are designed to reflect the local culture, with pops of tropical colors and a welcoming ambiance. Guests have the option of ocean or garden views in a variety of room and suite arrangements. There are also hydromassage bathtub and private balcony options available.

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Occidental Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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The colorful, hacienda-style buildings of Occidental Cozumel sit right behind an immaculate, palm-studded beach with plenty of room to spread out and soak up every ray of Caribbean sunshine. On-site are three pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa and kid’s club. The upgrade to Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel brings a host of well-worth-it amenities including a private restaurant, free WiFi, beach towel service, a private pool, a private lounge for check-in and check-out, concierge service and nightly turn-down service. Accommodations range from deluxe rooms to Royal Level master suites and each is surrounded by lush jungle and a tropical mangrove forest.

Cozumel is one of the top diving destinations in the entire world, and Occidental Cozumel is close to the Palancar Reef—one of the five best scuba diving sites on the planet. Dive during the day and see brilliantly-colored reef fish and otherworldly-shaped coral. Take a night dive to see bioluminescent plankton, huge crabs, lobsters, eels and octopus. Other water sports at the resort include snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, water aerobics and water polo. For a delectable, second-to-none dining experience, try La Carreta restaurant or, hit La Posada—a more casual buffet—for delicious tacos and more. Other restaurants feature Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine as well as seafood. The private restaurant, for Royal Level guests only, prepares anything you want if you give them a little advance notice.

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Secrets Aura Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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When you stay at this luxurious resort in Cozumel — a sun-soaked and secluded island with wonderful beaches — prepare to feel your worries float away. The all-inclusive experience means food and drink are all taken care of, and an impressive selection of 11 bars and restaurants provides guests with a globe-spanning smorgasbord of mouthwatering options. Of course, you’ll start most days enjoying a selection of international eats at the buffet, but more upscale à la carte options are also available for more romantic and intimate meals. When you book your stay here, you’ll choose from a number of stunning suites. Each comes with a fully stocked (and complimentary) minibar and a balcony — perfect for gazing out at the resort’s private white sand beach. When it’s time to get active, you can inquire about the countless organized activities and recreational offerings made available daily. Or head to the fitness center, located just outside of the main resort area, to get your daily workout in. When it’s time to wind down, a visit next door to the world-renowned spa will be what the doctor ordered.

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