Seniors From Arkansas: Discover Cozumel!
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.
Cozumel’s clear waters, sandy beaches, and swaying palm trees make it an idyllic dive site; but this Mexican island also features numerous natural and cultural landmarks to entice scuba divers.
The hotel offers spacious rooms that feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open out to either a balcony or patio with stunning sea views, plush bedding, double whirlpool tubs and all-inclusive amenities such as gourmet dining and premium beverages.
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Arkansas seniors looking for an all-inclusive resort without breaking the bank should consider staying at this upper middle range resort, located on a white-sand beach with stunning offshore coral reefs and designed with Hacienda-style circular buildings surrounded by fountain-filled courtyards, this hotel provides an elegant yet relaxed environment.
Potted baby palms welcome guests into an upscale lobby featuring polished marble floors and wicker furnishings, creating an opulent colonial aesthetic. Rooms boast furnished terraces with hammocks, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, marble-clad bathrooms with walk-in showers, luxurious CHI bath products and fluffy bathrobes for optimal relaxation; some rooms even come equipped with their own hot tub to take in Cozumel’s picturesque turquoise waters from within the comfort of home.
The hotel features several on-site restaurants and bars, such as Bordeaux for French cuisine and Gohan Sushi Bar for Japanese fare. Furthermore, there is an infinity pool offering stunning open sea views as well as a full service spa offering water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins as well as opportunities for relaxing beach days or taking part in daily cultural excursions.
Cozumel Resort can arrange several tours, such as boating tours to explore its exquisite natural landscape. These trips may especially appeal to seniors who cannot swim but still want the security of being on a vessel with glass floors, so they can view underwater world without getting wet.
Hotel Ola Bonita is popular with scuba divers, featuring both a PADI dive shop and snorkeling adventures for those interested in this aquatic pursuit. There is also a full-service spa and fitness center as well as various land activities like volleyball, ping pong and dancing the night away at La Mision. Interested shoppers may visit Ola Bonita Boutique where eco-friendly swimwear, clothing and accessories can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
The Melia Cozumel is an inviting resort offering Mayan decor in a contemporary environment. Rooms are spacious yet intimate, boasting private balconies that offer spectacular ocean views from each room. Luxury suites provide both comfort and privacy – plush bedding, soaking tubs, free WiFi access. Indulge in over 40 daily activities – beach volleyball to mini golf; jet skiing to batting cage; there is truly something here for all guests.
At The Melia Cozumel, guests have access to an impressive selection of dining options. La Iguana Grill provides traditional Mexican fare while Cafe Paraiso features international a la carte menus. La Cocina de Silvia serves in-house Mexican fare while child care services and car rental are also provided onsite. Furthermore, guests can arrange tours to Chankanaab Park and San Gervasio Ruins through their front desks.
Melia Cozumel offers on-site dining as well as being conveniently situated within walking distance to other eateries and bars, providing convenient dining and bar experiences within its vicinity. In-room amenities at Melia Cozumel include minibars and flat-screen TVs; guests can also relax poolside at Ocean Bar!
Cozumel’s gorgeous turquoise waters offer something for people of all ages and experience levels to enjoy, with scuba diving being one of the island’s most beloved activities. At Melia Cozumel there is a diving school offering lessons for novice and advanced divers alike with modern equipment used by professional instructors for an enjoyable learning experience.
Cozumel boasts a vibrant nightlife scene that will entice many seniors from Arkansas. At the center of all the action is downtown San Miguel, known locally as “Centro”. This bustling hub during the day transforms into an electric party atmosphere once sundown approaches; several local bars and clubs feature dance floors where visitors can let loose to live music beats.
This mid-middle range all-inclusive hotel provides an ideal setting for an enjoyable vacation experience, boasting stunning reefs that rival any in the world and elegant hacienda-style accommodations arranged around a central courtyard with fountain. It provides an idyllic getaway, yet still provides access to Cozumel’s best offerings.
Visitors of this resort enjoy its large pools, beach, and superb snorkeling; fitness center, spa, tennis courts, kids’ club and selection of restaurants and bars; not to mention swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery! Or just laze on the beach and soak up some sunshine.
At this hotel, rooms are large and well-appointed with flat-screen TVs and well-stocked minibars, as well as vibrantly hued decorations in red, yellow, and blue hues. Patterned bedspreads, tiled floors and Mexican artwork add an authentic feel. All rooms also feature sitting areas as well as their own balcony or terraces.
One of the hallmarks of this hotel is Palancar Reef, considered by many to be one of the world’s premier dive sites for scuba diving. Visitors can access this reef either by boat or through their hotel diving company; guests may also choose an escorted visit from this dive company. Guests at this hotel will also find plenty of activities designed specifically to engage their whole family – including children’s pool and super kids club with toys and games; volleyball games on the beach as well as watersports like kayaking and windsurfing can all make for memorable stays!
Outdoor bar and lounge area that serves snacks and drinks during evening. Perfect place for hanging out with friends while taking in sea breeze, tropical scenery and Caribbean music! Hotel also features an inviting outdoor pool for those preferring not to swim in ocean waters.
At sundown on Cozumel, a whole new world opens up. As soon as the sun has set and music starts playing louder, the resort transforms into an energetic hub brimming with romance and adventure with beautiful beaches, lush jungles, and Caribbean rhythms all coming together seamlessly.
At this four-pearl resort located across from an incredible snorkel beach, this small beach area provides direct ocean access for swimming and snorkeling. There’s also a boat dock featuring day beds over water as well as trampolines to make sunbathing fun. Two outdoor pools complete its offering. Each sleek modern room includes potted baby palms, wood-paneled desks, polished marble floors and free Wi-Fi; additionally there’s also a balcony, flat-screen TV, coffeemaker minibar plus luxury L’Occitane bath products!
The hotel provides various dining options, from a buffet to four restaurants offering Mexican and international cuisine – such as El Mexicano’s authentic dishes to Peninsula’s fresh sushi rolls or Rosato’s rustic Italian classics such as lasagna. Furthermore, there is even a spa center where guests can indulge in massage and beauty treatments.
Cozumel may appear like an idyllic paradise during the daytime, with sandy beaches and softly swaying palm trees, but as soon as darkness sets in Viva Mexico or Money Bar become exciting places full of dancing, live music, and Caribbean rhythms that come alive after dark.
Cozumel’s world-renowned reefs offer an exciting underwater experience, filled with exotic fish and coral species from across the globe. Beginner divers or experienced divers alike can explore these reefs under professional guidance; for added viewing pleasure there’s also the Museo Subacuatico de Arte which houses submerged sculptures.
Cozumel offers plenty of other exciting activities. For those who prefer staying on land, sailing cruises on catamaran are an excellent way to experience Cozumel’s gorgeous turquoise waters without swimming themselves. Seniors especially may benefit from taking this route!
Cozumel is an idyllic place to vacation, but planning ahead can help ensure a stress-free and memorable trip. By being aware of what awaits you and planning accordingly, your stay should be stress-free and pleasurable.
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.