Your only concern will be which flavor margarita you’re ordering next.
Cozumel, sitting pretty off the Yucatán Peninsula, is a popular destination for travelers looking to enjoy Mexico’s laid-back island side.
Where better to luxuriate than at one of the all inclusive resorts that dot the isle, where a sybarite’s only concerns are which pool to sit by and which drink to order next? Throw in crystalline Caribbean Sea views and it might be tough to leave the chaise lounge. But, if you feel so inclined…
As part of one of the largest coral reef systems in the world, second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Cozumel is a wonderland for snorkelers and divers. Most of the island’s resorts offer diving and snorkeling excursions (albeit for an additional fee) to experience exotic marine life and coral formations firsthand. The three-mile long Palancar Reef, easily reached from the island’s southern coast, was the subject of a documentary in the 1950s filmed by famous ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau, and is often regarded as one of the best scuba diving spots on the planet.
Speaking of exploration, Cozumel’s location serves as the perfect basecamp for venturing out, with access to the Riviera Maya via a quick ferry ride to Playa del Carmen. Once on the mainland, head a bit further north for a jaunt to Cancún or south to Tulum for sightseeing and lounging on world-class beaches. Trips to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza or water park extraordinaire, Xel-Há, can also be arranged through particular resorts, like Cozumel Palace or Occidental Cozumel.
Engaged couples on the hunt for a unique venue can get married on one of the island’s sandbars or even better, submerged completely underwater, at the all inclusive Secrets Aura Cozumel.
Take your pick from any of the idyllic retreats below for an immersive and worry-free escape.