Cozumel is a popular resort destination in Mexico, known for its pristine beaches, beautiful landscapes, and world-renowned coral reefs.
With so many amazing resorts to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start when planning your vacation.
That’s where I’m here to help! As a long-term Playa del Carmen resident and local travel blogger, I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the best resorts in Cozumel.
In this post, I’m sharing my list of the top resorts in Cozumel to help you choose the best resort in Cozumel for you. Read on for my ultimate Cozumel resort guide.
About Resorts in Cozumel
Before we begin, let’s start with a little background info on the hotels in Cozumel.
What are the resorts in Cozumel like?
It’s important to know that there hasn’t been a ton of recent resort development in Cozumel and the existing resorts are a little more dated which you’ll likely read about in the hotel reviews.
Aside from a brand new resort which I’ll mention below, there really aren’t many modern, ultra-luxurious, or AAA 5-diamond resorts on Cozumel.
Don’t get me wrong – you’ll still find many lovely, clean, and well-maintained resorts but the accommodations, restaurants, and facilities just may not be the most modern and may have more traditional stylings.
But Cozumel resorts still offer amazing service, oceanfront locations, incredible beaches, and relaxing pools. Not to mention being at the heart of Cozumel’s world-famous snorkeling and scuba diving sites.
If you’re looking for something new, modern, and ultra-luxurious, then I would recommend checking out these luxury resorts in Riviera Maya.
What is the best area to stay in Cozumel?
The majority of resorts in Cozumel are located on the west side of the island where the beaches are more tranquil and have calm ocean waves.
From my experience, I’ve found that the best beaches in Cozumel can be found on the southwestern side of the island near the most popular snorkeling spots in Cozumel like Palancar Reef and El Cielo.
In this location, you’ll be further away from the downtown area but the beaches are less rocky, more widespread, and offer more space for lounge chairs, beds, and beach activities.
Are the resorts in Cozumel all inclusive?
The majority of the resorts in Cozumel are all inclusive, meaning all food, beverages, and alcohol are included in the price of your stay.
Cozumel is a small island but the resorts and restaurants are pretty spread out and anything outside of the downtown area is not really within walking distance.
For this reason, it makes it much more practical for hotels to offer all-inclusive packages for guest convenience.
Best Resorts in Cozumel
1. Secrets Aura Cozumel
Secrets Aura Cozumel Resort is a luxury adults-only AMR Collection resort and is probably the best resort in Cozumel for couples and honeymooners.
Featuring an “unlimited luxury” experience, the all-inclusive package includes unlimited dining, top-shelf drinks, and 24-hour room service for the best all inclusive Cozumel adults only experience.
The resort offers 266 contemporary rooms and suites, featuring private balconies or terraces. Luxury accommodations include in-suite swim-ups and soaking tubs ideal for couples.
With three pools (infinity, relaxing, and swim-up bar) and beachfront lounge beds, guests will have no shortage of places to relax and unwind. And for scuba diving enthusiasts, the resort also offers an on-site PADI dive center.
At the 14,000 square foot spa sanctuary featuring whirlpools, saunas, and steam rooms, guests can pamper themselves with massages, facials, hydrotherapy, and body polishes.
✅ Adults only
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Secrets Aura Cozumel
2. Ventanas Al Mar
Ventanas Al Mar offers a stunning and secluded getaway on the less-developed eastern side of Cozumel island.
This adults-only resort offers breathtaking views from its remote location overlooking the ocean, as well as umbrellas and sun loungers for relaxation and soaking up the sun.
With only 21 rooms available and amenities like pillowtop beds, room service, and rainfall showerheads, Ventanas Al Mar is the perfect place to disconnect and escape from your busy daily life.
However, this Cozumel beach resort does not have all of the frills or luxuries that you might find at other high-end resorts.
The pool is quite small, and while there are some beaches nearby where you can relax, they may be less than ideal for swimming.
Ventanas Al Mar is best enjoyed as a relaxing, minimalist getaway where you can enjoy the incredible views from your balcony and simply take in the beauty of Cozumel.
While breakfast is included in your stay, it is recommended that you have a rental car so that you can explore areas outside of this adults only Cozumel resort.
✅ Adults only
✅ Not all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Ventanas Al Mar
3. Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa
Presidente InterContinental Cozumel is a beautiful, luxurious resort featuring 218 spacious guestrooms and suites, as well as a private beach.
Operating on a “European plan”, the resort is not all-inclusive, so guests will need to pay for food and beverages at the four on-site restaurants.
Scuba lessons are offered at the on-site dive shop, and there are two outdoor pools including an infinity pool. For active travelers, the fitness center is top-notch, there are two tennis courts, and morning aqua yoga sessions are offered.
One of the highlights of Presidente InterContinental Cozumel is the impressive snorkeling right off the resort’s private beach, which makes it one of the best resorts in Cozumel for snorkeling.
Plus, the enticing overwater cabanas available for rent should not be missed!
✅ Not all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Presidente InterContinental Cozumel
4. Occidental Cozumel
Occidental Cozumel stands out as one of the premier all inclusive resorts in Cozumel, Mexico featuring 251 spacious guestrooms in a Mexican hacienda style.
With its stunning location surrounded by tropical gardens and a lush mangrove forest, this resort offers guests a wide range of water sports, including kayaking, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, and water polo.
Additionally, Occidental Grand Cozumel features top-of-the-line facilities including three pools, a spa and gym, a beach club, and seven restaurants.
Guests can upgrade to the Royal Level category to gain access to the smaller boutique hotel within the resort as well as exclusive benefits.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Occidental Cozumel
5. Dreams Cozumel Cape
Dreams Cozumel Cape is Dreams Resorts & Spas’ newest resort, that officially opened in July 2022.
Dreams Cozumel Cape will offer an ideal location on the island of Cozumel and will be a beautiful all-inclusive, family-friendly resort featuring a private beach and swimming pool, 154 suites with balconies, and plenty of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy.
At Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort, adult guests will have access to Secrets Aura Cozumel next door, while all guests will have access to Sabor Sunscape Cozumel.
Guests can enjoy unlimited reservation-free dining and top-shelf drinks at any of the restaurants and bars throughout the resort.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Dreams Cozumel Cape
6. The Explorean Cozumel
The Explorean Cozumel is a unique resort that offers an all-inclusive, adventure-based vacation perfect for active travelers and families.
The boutique resort is located in a jungle environment featuring just 56 “casitas” or guestroom accommodations. With its boutique size, guests can expect more personalized and attentive service in a private atmosphere.
As part of the Cozumel all inclusive resort experience, guests can choose from a variety of guided activities and things to do in Cozumel, including cycling, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking.
And as an added bonus, guests at the Explorean Cozumel also have access to the facilities at the adjacent Fiesta Americana, including the beach club, spa, and restaurants.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at The Explorean Cozumel
7. Fiesta Americana Cozumel
Fiesta American Cozumel is probably the best resort in Cozumel for families. With 100% family-friendly accommodations and nearly all rooms with Caribbean Sea views, there is something for everyone at this resort.
In addition to the 2 outdoor pools and private beach, Fiesta Americana Cozumel also has an Italian eatery, cevichería, and a relaxed beach bar.
For those looking for a little bit of luxury, Fiesta Americana Cozumel offers artisanal massages and beauty treatments at the rejuvenating Spa Na’Ha.
Families will also enjoy the nearby family-friendly attractions including Chankanaab Park and Punta Sur Park. Fiesta Kids Club provides entertainment for the little ones while the movie theater is perfect for a family movie night.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Fiesta Americana Cozumel
8. Iberostar Cozumel
Iberostar Cozumel is an all inclusive in Cozumel with 293 spacious guestrooms featuring balconies and views of the jungle environment.
This hotel is one of the best family resorts in Cozumel perfect for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Star Camp program provides fun activities for kids while adults can enjoy a relaxing massage or soak in the hot tub.
But despite its idyllic beachfront location, swimming in front of Iberostar Cozumel is difficult due to rocky sand and exposed coral reefs.
However, that doesn’t prevent guests from enjoying all that this eco-friendly hotel has to offer, from delicious meals to unspoiled nature like iguanas and peacocks roaming right outside your door.
Iberostar Cozumel is committed to being eco-friendly and single-use plastic is prohibited throughout the property.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Iberostar Cozumel
9. Allegro Cozumel
Situated close to the famous Palancar Coral Reef, Allegro Cozumel Resort is an all inclusive family resort in Cozumel with 305 rooms.
The resort offers comfortable Polynesian-style bungalows with thatched roofs and tropical decor, a hot tub, sauna, and 3 outdoor pools. One of the pools even has waterslides which is perfect for families.
The resort offers 5 restaurants, ranging from Asian to Mexican food, and 5 bars, including a disco bar and a swim-up bar.
Allegro Resort Cozumel also offers hammocks outside each room for guests to enjoy. The Allegro Cozumel Resort is not super luxurious but a more budget-friendly option for travelers looking for a great value all-inclusive resort.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Allegro Cozumel
10. Cozumel Palace
Cozumel Palace Resort is a luxurious oceanfront Cozumel all inclusive resort that offers a luxury experience for families, couples, and diving enthusiasts.
Accommodations at Cozumel Palace feature 24-hour room service, in-room double whirlpool tubs, and CHI bath products. Not to mention in-room liquor dispensers with top-shelf liquors!
Whether you’re looking to scuba dive, stand-up paddleboard, or simply enjoy some time snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Cozumel, Cozumel Palace has everything you need for an incredible vacation experience.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Cozumel Palace
11. Melia Cozumel
Located on the northern end of Cozumel, Melia Cozumel is a beautiful, upscale all inclusive resort in Cozumel known for its family-friendly atmosphere, clean facilities, and spectacular views.
With 147 guest rooms featuring private balconies or terraces and gorgeous ocean or garden views, Melia Cozumel offers endless opportunities for rest and recreation.
In addition to 3 restaurants and 5 bars serving delicious local cuisine and refreshing cocktails, guests can take advantage of the 2 swimming pools and private beach.
Full spa services are available as well as fun daytime activities like cooking demonstrations, dance lessons, beach volleyball, and much more.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Melia Cozumel
12. Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel is an all-inclusive resort located on Cozumel’s beachfront near the Fiesta Americana and Secrets Aura Cozumel complexes.
The resort is family-friendly and offers 2 outdoor pools, a small waterslide for kids, a spa, and a fitness center.
Rooms at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel have private balconies and terraces. The resort has a buffet restaurant and 1 more formal restaurant, as well as 3 bars.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel offers guests many activities such as cycling, bike tours, canoeing, and games rooms.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
13. El Cozumeleño Beach Resort
Located on the north end of Cozumel’s hotel zone, El Cozumeleño Beach Resort is an all-inclusive, mid-range resort featuring 252 guest rooms in two towers.
Accommodations have private balconies or terraces with many directly facing the ocean.
El Cozumeleno Beach Resort also has a private beach with an outdoor pool and swim-up bar. Guests can dine in the two on-site restaurants and poolside snack bar, or grab a drink in the lobby bar.
For those looking for activities, the on-site dive shop offers free snorkeling equipment and free introductory diving lessons in the resort pool.
In addition, adults can use the fitness center, enjoy a bike tour or visit the 18-hole championship golf course, which is located across the street.
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at El Cozumeleño Beach Resort
14. The Westin Cozumel
Nestled on the northwestern tip of Cozumel, The Westin Cozumel is an optional all-inclusive resort that offers guests access to a private beach, water sports facilities, and two swimming pools.
Additionally, there is a sun terrace where you can relax and soak up the sun, as well as numerous nearby activities like golfing, snorkeling, and diving.
To top it all off, Westin Cozumel also provides free snorkeling equipment for each guest for 30 minutes per day.
✅ Optional all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at The Westin Cozumel
15. Grand Park Royal Cozumel
With a convenient location, the Grand Park Royal Cozumel resort offers 348 rooms, each with private balconies and many with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Families will love the four swimming pools, supervised children’s programs, and daily entertainment. All-inclusive packages are optional and can be purchased for unlimited dining at the resort’s many restaurants and bars.
For those seeking outdoor activities, the Cozumel National Marine Park and Chankanaab National Park are both only minutes from the resort.
Guests can also enjoy an intimate beach area, an adults-only infinity pool, Spanish lessons, and cooking classes.
✅ Optional all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Grand Park Royal Cozumel
16. Cozumel Hotel & Resort TM by Wyndham
Cozumel Hotel & Resort TM by Wyndham is a popular budget-friendly getaway on the beautiful island of Cozumel. Located right on the oceanfront, this resort offers expansive views and natural sea pools.
Featuring a large swimming pool, two buffet restaurants, and a beach club, Cozumel Hotel & Resort TM by Wyndham is a great choice for those looking to relax and unwind in paradise.
Although the beachfront area does not have direct walk-in access, the resort features a private pier that allows guests to take in the beautiful ocean views. Other highlights include a spa offering massages right on the beach.
And when you’re ready for some shopping or sightseeing, Cozumel’s charming town center is only a quick taxi ride away.
✅ Not all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Cozumel Hotel & Resort TM by Wyndham
17. El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel is a mid-range hotel located just a short distance from the cruise port, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking for budget-friendly accommodations.
With just 60 rooms, 2 pools, and numerous other amenities such as tennis courts, spa services, and swim-up bars, El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind during your vacation in Cozumel.
The Cocay Spa & Temazcal Center offers a Temazcal sauna, as well as a range of massage treatments to help you truly pamper yourself during your stay.
While the resort is not all-inclusive, all suites at El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel come equipped with kitchenettes, so you can easily prepare meals right in your suite if you prefer.
✅ Not all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
18. Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort
Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort is one of the best places to stay in Cozumel for divers when visiting the beautiful island of Cozumel.
The resort is located just a few minutes away from the picturesque town of San Miguel and offers 140 bright and spacious rooms.
Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort is the perfect base for exploring all that Cozumel has to offer, from its stunning beaches to its world-famous diving sites.
The resort also offers a range of facilities and activities to keep guests entertained, including an outdoor pool, a dive center, and a spa.
✅ Not all-inclusive
👉 Click here to check rates and availability at Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort
Best Resorts in Cozumel Mexico Map
Here’s a map of all the best hotels in Cozumel recommended in this post to give you an idea of each resort’s location.
As I mentioned, I would recommend the beaches and resorts on the southwestern part of the island if you’re looking for the best beach resort in Cozumel.
Cozumel Map of Resorts
FAQs about Cozumel Mexico Resorts
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Cozumel resort hotels:
How many days should you stay in Cozumel?
Most people vacationing in Cozumel stay on average 5-7 nights. This is the perfect amount of time for a beach getaway and allows you plenty of beach and pool time but still leaves room for tours and activities on or off the island.
How much is a resort in Cozumel?
There are resorts in Cozumel for every budget. Hotel prices will vary by season with the high season (and most expensive rates) being during the months of December-February.
Typically Cozumel resort nightly rates start around $200-$300 USD for all-inclusive packages based on double occupancy.
The more luxurious resorts and suites may cost around $400-$600+ USD per night.
When is the best time to visit Cozumel?
High season is Cozumel is typically from December-February when the weather is still very warm but with less rain and humidity. This is a great time to visit Cozumel but will also be the most expensive time of year.
For lower nightly rates, I would recommend visiting during the shoulder months of high season such as October-November or March-April. During this time, you’ll find lower rates but still great weather.
Does Cozumel have better beaches?
Cozumel is known for having some of the most stunning beaches in all of Mexico, particularly on the southwestern side of the island.
Generally, the beaches on Cozumel on the west side of the island have calmer waters and rarely get hit with the seaweed that can often be found on the beaches in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
This makes Cozumel an ideal destination for pristine white-sand beaches that are typically seaweed free.
Conclusion: Best Resort in Cozumel 2022
In conclusion, if you’re looking for the best place to stay in Cozumel Mexico, you can’t go wrong with any of the resorts listed above.
With beautiful beaches, incredible diving and snorkeling, and plenty of activities for everyone in the family, these resorts offer the perfect getaway.
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