Uncovering Cozumel’s Hidden Treasures
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 is an attractive destination for scuba divers due to its second-largest barrier reef – home to more than 300 fish species and hundreds of coral types.
Stay in one of 6 suites featuring either a deluxe king-size bed, two queen beds, a private terrace, or balcony, and delicious cuisine.
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Secrets Cozumel is an adults-only luxury resort situated on part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, offering guests an unforgettable experience with its trademarked Unlimited-Luxury experience and an extensive list of services and amenities.
At this resort, guests can experience both topside amenities and daily activities, as well as underwater treasures of the second-largest reef system in the world – perfect for diving enthusiasts who wish to discover both worlds simultaneously! Thanks to Dive House’s proximity and on-site dive operator services, couples and groups of friends alike will have an incredible diving adventure here!
The 266 suites at this resort are decorated in elegant contemporary styles. Each comes complete with its own balcony or terrace, king or double beds, spa-like bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi tub, rooftop solariums, private lap pools, and superior options with ocean or lagoon views. Additional features of these suites include flat-screen satellite TVs, minibars, full-size bathrooms featuring Jacuzzi tubs and premium toiletries as well as plush bedding, linens, and mattresses made to your specifications; room service is also provided 24/7 while there’s free high-speed WiFi connectivity across resort property.
There are four gourmet restaurants at this resort. The Windows dining room overlooking the beach serves dinner in a more formal environment (men must wear pants). Meanwhile, Secrets Cafe and Pool Bar provide casual options. Guests may also take part in daily food presentations at this resort.
Other hotel amenities include a large, private sand beach, three swimming pools, and a spa. In addition, there is a fitness center as well as outdoor sports such as water aerobics and golf available to guests at this resort. Furthermore, guests who wish to venture outside the resort may take part in excursions and tours to Cozumel, Cancun, or Riviera Maya.
Not only can guests indulge in unlimited gourmet dining at four a la carte restaurants, they can also enjoy complimentary beverages at three bars and lounges. For an added upgrade, guests may purchase the Preferred Club option to gain access to special Preferred installations, such as lounge chairs with cushions on the sand, as well as an exclusive section of beach dedicated solely to Secrets Aura guests.
Secrets Aura Cozumel’s prime location on the south coast of Cozumel allows guests easy access to some of the world’s top diving spots. Explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System or access famous dive sites straight from within the resort.
At this resort, guests can relax with a beverage in hand while waiting for their dive boat to arrive. The pier also makes an ideal space for beginners and first-time divers, as the warm water allows diving without needing a wetsuit. Scuba diving and snorkeling here is truly amazing, especially during September and October when weather conditions are ideal and reefs are virtually empty of divers.
At Sunscape Sabor Resort & Spa, guests will find two large beaches and two pools as well as a spa and fitness center on its grounds, plus the ability to rent Hobie Cats, kayaks, and Hobie paddleboards, play volleyball on either of two piers jutting out into the ocean as well as enjoy various dining options. Its large fitness center provides Lifefitness cardio machines but lacks ocean-view views like its smaller sister property Sunscape Sabor.
Cozumel is famous for its diving, with coral reefs around its island home to abundant marine life. There are specific dive sites that attract more visitors than others – Columbia Normal on Cozumel’s west side offers shallow reefs perfect for second dives and novice divers, while more experienced divers may want to dive deeper at Paradise or Columbia Normal for unique toadfish and more exotic sea life.
Popular dives in this area include Devil’s Throat, an advanced-level swim-through for advanced divers that requires a hood and dive light to navigate, and Punta Tunich, an atmospheric wall dive with big deep hog-back reefs where large pelagic such as barracuda are often visible.
Secrets Aura Cozumel offers its guests more than incredible diving. There’s also daytime and eveningtime entertainment such as water aerobics or live musical performances – even championship golf courses, pristine beaches, Mayan ruins, or natural parks are nearby – with excursions or tours available to all these attractions as well.
Dive House provides the ultimate all-inclusive diving experience at Secrets Aura Cozumel. Couples and singles seeking privacy topside can indulge in its luxury while experiencing Cozumel’s world-famous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system underwater.
This dive shop is well-recognized and established and provides SCUBA diving courses from beginner experiences to advanced certifications for beginner divers and beyond. Additionally, fun diving trips to some of the world’s most breathtaking dive sites, such as Santa Rosa Wall, are offered.
All dive trips depart from the pier on-site and include tank fills, snacks, and drinks as part of their service. Scuba lessons and excursions can be booked separately at an additional cost; make sure you reserve these soon, as spots can fill quickly! Additionally, guests can utilize the large non-oceanfront fitness center (complete with Lifefitness cardio and weight machines), play tennis/table tennis/wi-fi access, use Lifefitness cardio machines in their fitness center, enjoy playing table tennis/tennis for entertainment – indulging their free Wi-fi connection or taking advantage of our large fitness center’s free Wi-fi capabilities – not to mention an impressive spa, bar/restaurant selection!
Cozumel Resort’s location on the south side makes accessing world-renowned dive sites effortless, offering great marine life, such as giant manta rays, black-cap basslets, and lobsters. Santa Rosa Wall stands out as being especially exciting due to being separated from the mainland by an oceanic trench with consistently nutrient-rich waters that draw an array of species.
Secrets Aura offers 266 rooms that feature suites featuring either one king- or two double beds, private balconies or terraces, full bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, air conditioning, and flat-screen televisions with satellite channels; minibar and coffee/tea maker as well as safe. Free Wi-Fi service may be intermittent; room service operates 24 hours daily. Guests may dine onsite at one of many restaurants or head across to its sister property, Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, for additional dining and entertainment options!
Secrets Aura Cozumel offers luxurious accommodations on Cozumel. As one of the highest-rated adults-only all-inclusive resorts with plenty of luxurious amenities, it sits on the easternmost point of the Yucatan peninsula and boasts beaches, championship golf courses, lush jungles, and ancient ruins – as well as full and half-day tours around Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo and Cancun for their guests to explore.
At this resort, 266 non-smoking suites boasting beautiful ocean views await guests. Each suite boasts its own terrace or balcony, luxury amenities, king or two double beds, and a large bathroom equipped with a whirlpool tub – as well as air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar and air conditioning – and swim-up, spa suites and deluxe ocean view suite upgrades are also available for an upgrade fee. Plus the all-inclusive package provides limitless gourmet dining without reservations at five restaurants as well as daily refreshed minibars plus the resort features numerous bars & lounges – not forgetting spa treatments at Secrets Spa by Pevonia!
Secrets Aura Cozumel offers its guests many activities beyond diving. Dive House, its in-house dive shop, offers two tank boat diving trips twice daily with two tanks in two tanks of air tanks each trip; land tours and excursions can also be booked through Dive House; plus, there’s also an on-site fitness center and Spa by Pevonia!
As part of the AM Resorts chain, this resort stands out with a host of amenities that set it apart from similar resorts in its area. These include CleanComplete Verification, which ensures their facilities remain clean to reduce risks related to COVID-19; in addition, they feature a concierge to assist guests in organizing tours and excursions.
Secrets Aura Cozumel offers highly affordable all-inclusive packages. All meals, drinks, taxes, and gratuities are covered within the price of each room; however, gratuities are not. While the resort may show some signs of age, wear-and-tear, it remains very clean with exceptional staff service.
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.