Explore the Top Cozumel Resorts for Scuba Divers
By Dennis Anderson
At Villa Deja Blue, we help travelers enjoy Cozumel snorkeling in a relaxing atmosphere leveraging information from our experience living on Cozumel Island.
For your diving expedition in Cozumel Mexico, here are a selection of hotels and all inclusive resorts with strong dive operations and legions of loyal customers.
Cozumel hotels often feature their own boats to quickly reach Cozumel’s most sought-after reefs, while their on-site dive shop can help arrange PADI courses and excursions.
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This all inclusive resort on Cozumel focuses heavily on water activities, from diving and beach activities to diving and sailing trips. Boasting one of the world’s best beaches – Santa Pilar extends from north of Occidental Resort down south towards Palancar Beach Club – Santa Pilar provides plenty of opportunities for aquatic adventure.
At its 393 bungalow-style rooms, a combination of rustic and modern elements are perfectly blended together, each boasting its own private patio with hammocks so that guests may relax under warm Caribbean breezes. There are 12 distinct room categories ranging from those offering direct beach access to suites featuring their own pool; every room includes all-inclusive access and comfort.
Iberostar Cozumel is home to the Iberostar Academy, offering PADI scuba diving certifications to visitors. Additionally, the hotel provides various other classes and courses designed to maximize guests’ vacation experiences – its dive center features experienced instructors for diving; kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling opportunities are available, while spa services can also be booked.
The resort features an impressive range of dining options, from its international buffet and Cantina Las Dos Marias serving Mexican and American fare to LA Pagoda for Asian fare and more intimate dinner experiences. Furthermore, guests may take advantage of the El Patio lobby bar, La Perla pool bar and Theatre Bar which all provide nightly entertainment options.
At this resort’s round lobby that recalls a Mexican palapa umbrella-shaped structure, a green parrot greets you. Meanwhile, tropical gardens feature flamingos, peacocks, and crotons as part of their natural habitat.
Iberostar Cozumel offers spacious bungalows just steps away from some of Cozumel’s premier dive sites, perfect for divers of all levels and experience levels. Their professional staff offers dive trips that range from easy drift diving with exceptional visibility to exploring Yucatan cenotes – they even arrange dive trips for snorkelers!
Apart from scuba diving, the resort also provides other activities, including beach volleyball and mini golf. To relax further, guests can lounge by the pool or take advantage of their hot tub. Furthermore, this facility features gym and sauna services.
Cozumel is a dream destination for scuba divers, offering tranquil turquoise waters perfect for discovering the underwater world. Surrounded by colorful reefs that draw divers from all over the world and boasting some of the world’s highest concentrations of Grand Park Royal Cozumel hotels.
This 5-star All Inclusive resort boasts 342 luxury rooms, from suites equipped with jacuzzis and private balconies to rooms featuring stunning ocean views. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, spa services and several bars and restaurants, while guests can also take part in nightly entertainment shows in an open air theater.
The Grand Park Royal Cozumel is an expansive property that offers everything you need for a fantastic vacation experience. Situated near San Miguel, guests are just steps from restaurants, shopping, and other attractions – you can also easily visit Central Plaza and Stingray Beach nearby and participate in various other activities nearby.
Attracting families with young children, this hotel features many activities for all ages. Their all-inclusive plan covers meals and drinks as well as access to their on-site activities such as a kids club, supervised children’s programs, Spanish lessons, cooking classes as well as basketball, tennis and spa sauna use.
While this hotel may be situated on a smaller beach, it offers comfortable loungers and thatched umbrellas for relaxing on. The pool area boasts two seaside infinity pools with hot tubs. Furthermore, there is a spacious deck offering stunning views of the cruise ship terminal – it also boasts the largest marina on Cozumel so scuba diving activities will never be far away!
For exploring the area, the hotel provides car rental. Just a short drive from both San Miguel International Airport and central San Miguel, they also have free parking and offer shuttle service to local destinations. Besides that they feature their own restaurant/bar as well as many shops in their immediate area.
At Grand Park Royal Cozumel, there are plenty of exciting activities and services to enjoy, and our staff would be more than happy to assist you in planning your visit. Our concierge can answer your queries and make recommendations while the resort offers various business traveler amenities including meeting rooms and internet access.
Kinta Kan Hotel Boutique offers both scuba diving and an intimate, cozy environment in Cozumel’s southwest side, boasting accommodations ranging from simple rooms to luxury king suites and several dining options, such as its beachfront bar. Plus, enjoy one of its four pools or unwind in one of its spa services!
Scuba Du, the hotel’s onsite dive center, boasts five dive boats that can transport guests to some of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Packages offered by Scuba Du include lessons and certification. There is also an exciting five-hour snorkel tour which visits El Cielo–renowned for its starfish–which guests can choose.
Cozumel boasts many all inclusive resorts, each of which offer something different. Some offer full-service properties with an on-site dive shop and pier where daily boat tours depart; other properties may provide smaller boutique hotels that connect guests to local dive shops that can take them on various diving adventures.
Grand Park Royal Cozumel is an all-inclusive resort with an excellent dive shop, private dock for boat excursions and an assortment of restaurants and bars for you to choose from. Ideal for couples or families alike, its on-site restaurant has become known for its exquisite food and exceptional service, while free nightly entertainment provides you with a taste of Mexican culture without leaving the property.
Blue Angel Resort is another ideal all-inclusive choice, boasting stunning landscaped grounds that boast excellent amenities for scuba divers – such as spacious rinse tanks and easy shore diving access – in close proximity to Cozumel city center for convenient access to bars and restaurants.
This adults-only resort provides the epitome of luxurious relaxation and romance. Delight in gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits, plus exciting daytime activities and thrilling nighttime entertainment. Explore nearby reefs; the hotel also provides world-class spa services featuring seaweed wraps and other rejuvenating treatments.
This luxurious resort offers breathtaking suites with breathtaking ocean views. They include private balconies, Jacuzzis, luxury amenities, and even rooftop terraces for ultimate privacy. Furthermore, there are four restaurants on site serving Mexican and Caribbean dishes alike; Chankanaab Park nearby makes this resort an excellent destination.
At Secrets Aura Cozumel, all-inclusive packages feature free scuba diving lessons for beginner and advanced divers alike. In addition, other watersport activities, including kayaking and snorkeling are offered by the resort; plus there are on-site bars and lounges offering refreshing beverages to guests. Located nearby is Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System where divers can experience incredible coral formations with exotic marine life – ideal conditions for diving!
Secrets Aura Cozumel offers an unforgettable all-inclusive resort experience through Unlimited-Luxury. Everything is included in your room rate – from world-class service and gourmet restaurants, to drinks for every meal and the Preferred Club offering upgraded rooms as well as access to three more a la carte eateries.
Children may not be permitted at this adult-only resort, but they can still stay nearby at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel which welcomes family vacationers. Sunscape offers two pools, beach access, nightly entertainment and nightly pool parties; unfortunately however, guests cannot gain entry to Secrets Aura amenities.
This hotel, located on the western coast of Cozumel Island and accessible via ferry ride from mainland, boasts an attractive flowing river-style pool, tennis courts and spa. Each of its 266 rooms is tastefully appointed in modern decor; some feature hot tubs or solariums; additionally some suites feature iPod docking stations, DVD players and minibars for additional guest comfort.
The resort features numerous dining options, from its upscale Market restaurant to oceanfront Secrets Restaurant and grilled-food dining, Coco Cafe offers coffee drinks to its fitness center complete with Lifefitness cardio machines and weight machines, sauna, and Jacuzzi for guests’ use.
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.