The island of Cozumel lays off the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea, around one hour by ferry from Playa del Carmen. Famous for its world class snorkeling, scuba diving and beautiful coastline, attracting around five million tourists each year.
The island is home to many coral reefs which can rival the world’s best, with crystal clear water and thriving marine life. Cozumel has earned a reputation as one of the most well regarded scuba and snorkeling spots in the Americas, rivalling the likes of Costa Rica, Belize & Honduras.
Cozumel not only offers amazing natural attractions but it is also well serviced by some of the best hotels and resorts in Mexico, if not the world. Many families favour an all-inclusive resort option when taking a vacation in Mexico as they guarantee value, comfort and entertainment – In this article we will look at the 9 best all inclusive family resorts in Cozumel.
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
The Allegro Cozumel hotel is located in Palancar in close proximity to the beach and with easy access to the stunning Palancar Reef, which was once championed by world famous explorer, Jacque Costeau who labelled the area as ‘Paradise’. Guests at the Allegro can visit the reef daily, with the hotel offering excellent scuba diving packages.
This hotel is made up of 305 air-conditioned, spacious, Polynesian style Bungalows, accompanied by traditional external architecture to help the resort blend into its stunning, natural surroundings. Regarded as a very ‘kid friendly’ hotel it is equipped with 5 swimming pools, a spa, water park and an area for sports.
As well as the beach, the Allegro Cozumel is also close to the rain forest if guests are feeling adventurous and are looking for a unique hike.
The all inclusive package includes; all meals & snacks, alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, wine with dinner, jacuzzi, gym & sauna access, disco entry and more.
This all inclusive resort contains five specialist restaurants which include:
Topaz – Themed buffets for breakfast and dinner.
Snack Bar – A delicious buffet served between 12pm & 5pm.
O Sole Mio – An A La Carte menu which specialises in Italian cuisine.
Fuji – Serving Asian cuisine with an additional sushi bar and Teppanyaki Grill.
Cielito Lindo – A La Carte menu which focuses on traditional, Mexican food.
Sports Bar – Open till 1.30am, this bar has an extensive cocktail menu.
Disco Bar – Adults only after 10pm, this lively bar has resident DJs to help fill the dancefloor.
Pool & Wet Bars – These bars are only open during the day and are located between the relaxation pool and the sports pool.
Beach Bar – Open during the day, located between the pool area and the beach.
Located 350 yards away from Playa San Francisco beach which is regarded as one of, if not the best beach in the region.
Kids club, children’s water park, scuba experiences, a range of water sports, fishing, an on-site theatre, a fitness & wellness centre and sports courts.
Around $165 per night in high season.
Coral Princess Golf & Dive Resort
The Coral Princess Golf & Dive all inclusive resort provides private access to Playa San Juan beach, coral reefs and the Cozumel Country Club golf course. This resort also features infinity heated pools in the hotel and jungle or ocean views from each of its 140 rooms.
As well as catering for golfers, the resort also has a full-service spa and can arrange scuba diving experiences at the nearby reefs to keep the entire family happy. The Coral Princess was established 30 years ago providing a five star experience, as well as arranging various events and external activities.
With a focus on golf and relaxation, this hotel is favoured more by couples compared to some of the more family resorts in Cozumel.
The Buenaventura Terasse Restaurant offers a perfect fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisine, in addition to a range of other international meal options.
K8 Sports Bar – A relaxed bar offering cocktails, karaoke, pool, sport events and snacks.
El Cayuco Bar – A ‘swim-up bar’ which provides drinks and Mexican/ Caribbean snacks.
Private access to the Playa San Juan beach which is located 1,500 yards away.
Golf course access, infinity edge pools, car & bike rental, kite & wind surfing, cultural tour excursions, animal watching, scuba diving, and a fully equipped gym & spa.
Around $275 per night in high season.
Occidental Cozumel All Inclusive
This Mexican Hacienda themed, all inclusive resort offers easy access to the Palancar Reef and nearby beaches, surrounded by picturesque mangroves, forests and tropical gardens. Highly recommended for its world class service, the Occidental Cozumel All Inclusive hotel has 3 outdoor pools, a range of restaurants & bars and its own nightclub.
As you would expect on this island, the resort provides a range of snorkeling and scuba options for the perfect family vacation in one of the best hotels in Cozumel.
La Posada – Internationally themed buffet options for breakfast & dinner.
Beach Club – International lunch buffet with ocean views.
Sonora – Mexican A La Carte Menu.
Los Olivos – A La Carte menu of typical Mediterranean cuisine.
La Piazza – Pizza restaurant with night time service.
La Carreta – Exclusive to Royal Level guests, serving gourmet fusions.
Lobby Bar – Based in the hotel lobby serving a range of drinks, including cocktails.
Relax Bar – Bar serving both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks next to the relaxation pool.
Beach Club Bar – Located next to the beach, serving cocktails and alcoholic drinks.
Pool Bar – Enjoy a quick drink while sunbathing next to the main pool.
La Mision -Bar and dance club open until 1.30am.
This resort is 550 yards from Playa San Francisco and 1,300 yards from Playa Palancar.
kids club and family entertainment, scuba diving, tennis courts, kayaking, wind surfing and other sports, nature walks and a full spa & sauna.
Around $200 per night in high season.
Melia Cozumel Golf
Melia Cozumel promises one of the best diving spots in the world, the opportunity to swim with dolphins and easy access to the Mayan treasures of the region. Situated just 50 yards from the beach and with an 18 hole golf course nearby, you won’t struggle to occupy yourself at one of Cozumel’s best all inclusive resorts.
The rooms here offer incredible views of the beach and tropical gardens, with excellent dining facilities for every meal, in addition to five bars. This family resort also offers a range of water sports, including kayaking, snorkelling and wind surfing. You can also book on a once in a lifetime diving experience to see the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest on Earth.
Cafe Paraiso – An international A La Carte menu with an extensive wine list.
La Iguana – An open-air restaurant overlooking the beach and serving traditional Mexican food and quick snacks.
La Isla Restaurant – A buffet restaurant with a Caribbean atmosphere.
La Veranda – An al fresco restaurant serving Italian cuisine with sea views.
La Embarcadero Beach Bar – Serving a wide range of drinks to be enjoyed on the beach.
El Isleno swim up bar – Located at the adults-only pool, serving cocktails and Mexican beer.
Lobby Bar – Located in the hotel lobby, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Melia Cozumel is just 50 yards from Playa San Juan beach.
Access to golf course, a wellness centre, a range of sports and water activities, mini golf, competitions, kids entertainment, video games, snorkeling, jet ski, kayaking and wind surfing.
Around $165 per night in high season.
The Explorean Cozumel All Inclusive
The Explorean Cozumel all inclusive resort is perfect for all the family and provides all the luxury you would expect during a stay in the Caribbean. This hotel lets you get away from the daily grind and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of Cozumel, while taking part in a range of outdoor activities.
This resort has on-site snorkeling and is in close proximity to many of the island’s natural wonders, such as Chankanaab National Park where it is possible to go swimming with dolphins. Although it is one of many family resorts on Cozumel, this hotel is very popular with couples for its relaxing atmosphere.
It is the smaller, sister hotel of the Fiesta Americana, as such guests can enjoy the facilities of both hotels, including beach access and restaurants.
As one of the smallest resorts on the list, The Explorean Cozumel has just one restaurant, Lool Kan. This high quality diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks available on request throughout the day. The menu changes frequently and the ingredients are bought fresh each morning from the market.
The Explorer bar allows guests to help themselves to beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks, however staff are on hand if you would prefer an expertly made cocktail.
The Explorean Cozumel is 1,500 yards from Playa Santa Maria beach and a 5 minute drive to Playa Corona beach.
Snorkeling, kayaking, bike hire, expeditions (such as jungle treks and a visit to the Mayan ruins), themed entertainment nights, boating and a spa equipped with sauna, steam room and hot tub.
Around $260 per night in high season.
Casa del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort
Next in the list is the family resort of Casa del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort, another beautiful all-inclusive option by the sea, specialising in scuba diving. Surrounded by tropical gardens to create a Mexican village setting, this hotel focuses on creating a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for its guests.
The hotel leads directly onto the beach but you can also go for a swim and lounge by the pool, making use of the well stocked bar. Scuba diving trips depart from the hotel’s private dock and the experienced staff can ensure you and your partner, or family have an unforgettable afternoon.
The hotel is located 2 and a half miles from San Miguel de Cozumel, just ten minutes from downtown and less than five minutes from the world-renowned Paradise Reef. Its offers 98 air-conditioned rooms and 8 restored, deluxe cottages with sea views.
This small resort has a combined restaurant, bar and pool area, ensuring the food served is of the finest quality. The Coral Reef restaurant offers great views of the incoming cruise ships and serves traditional Mexican and popular international dishes.
Guests here also have access to Nachi Cocom, a beach club and restaurant located ten minutes away from the hotel.
Drinks are also served at the Coral Reef Restaurant, including both local and world beers & spirits, exotic cocktails and non-alcoholic refreshments. This hub allows families to relax and keep close together, a preferences for some compared to some of the other large, sprawling resorts on Cozumel.
The hotel features its own small private beach but all the main, popular beaches on Cozumel are also easily accessible.
Scuba Diving trips, tennis court, beach club and Jacuzzi access, motorised and non-motorised water sports and swim up bar.
Around $165 per night in high season.
Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa
One of the top all inclusive hotels in Cozumel, the Presidente InterContinental offers luxury, a great location and fantastic food. The resort’s spa and beach side infinity pool attract couples, looking for a relaxing stay and stunning scenery.
This high class resort has its own private beach with unbelievable views, offering levels of exclusivity which are hard to find on the rest of the island, which is why this 5 star resort is consistently rated as one of the best Cozumel hotels.
The on-site spa also offers a range of services including; massages, hydro therapy, sauna, steam room and various beauty treatments.
Le Cap Beach Club – Offering contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, including grilled seafood.
Faro Blanco – Upmarket restaurant with views of the resort’s private cove, serving coastal specialities.
Alfredo Di Roma Trattoria – Highly rated Italian restaurant with an extensive wine list, serving a speciality Fettuccine Alfredo.
El Caribeno – Relaxing diner set underneath a traditional Mexican palapa, focusing on Mexican and international dishes, with sea views.
Cana Brava Bar & Grill allows guests to pick up tropical cocktails, beer and a quick snack on the beachfront as part of the all inclusive package.
This hotel has its own private beach.
2 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, spa, fitness centre, diving trips, private beach, snorkeling, excursions, table tennis, gourmet restaurants.
Around $270 per night in high season.
Grand Park Royal Cozumel
The Grand Park Royal Cozumel is one of the top all inclusive resorts in Cozumel, if not the all of the Caribbean. One of Cozumel’s best resorts for families, as a kid-friendly, all inclusive, featuring its own private sandy beach with crystal clear water and a host of fun activities like diving and volleyball.
As a family friendly resort, the Grand Park Royal Cozumel has a fantastic kids club, a children’s swimming pool with water slides, a playground and mini-theatre, all under supervision from the resorts attentive staff. Snorkelling and sports are also included in the all inclusive plan.
Adults can relax in the hotel’s two whirlpools, two infinity pools and spa, or get active on the sports courts or fitness centre. There are also two party decks lounges, serviced by five cocktails bars!
Guests here are also a stone’s throw away from the Cozumel National Marine Park as well as Chankanaab National Park, not to mention the bustling nightlife of the city centre.
La Veranda – Overlooking the hotel’s beautiful gardens and pool, this restaurant serves a buffet-style menu incorporating a number of different nationalities.
El Mexicano – As the name suggests, this restaurant serves the finest Mexican cuisine.
El Italiano – An A La Carte menu featuring Italian and Mediterranean meals in a romantic atmosphere.
El Caribeno – Overlooking the ocean and serving exotic, Caribbean specialities.
Snack El Marlin Azul – Serving fast food such as hot dogs, nachos and burgers.
Snack Bikini – Grab a quick snack between meals, while you relax or party.
Cafe Sole – A relaxed cafe where you can grab tea & coffee, pastries, sandwiches and ice cream.
Bar Chac Mool – The main hub of this hotel, serving drinks and coffee, all day, every day.
Sports Bar – Showing live sports and with DJs at night, this bar guarantees a lively atmosphere.
Bikini Bar – Daytime DJs and regular pool parties, this fun bar is a great place to grab a Margarita.
The Blue Marlin – This beachfront bar serves tropical cocktails, beer and wine coolers to be enjoyed by the sea. You can also swim up and order from the infinity pool.
Cruceros Bar – Enjoy a cocktail on the large waterfront deck and take in the beautiful surroundings.
Amphitheatre Lounge – Nightly entertainment and evening cocktails.
The Grand Park Royal Cozumel resort has its own private beach, just stumbling distance from its many bars.
Scuba diving and snorkeling, volleyball court, kids club, theatre, non-motorised water sports, Spanish lessons and cooking classes for kids.
Around $195 per night in high season.
Cozumel Palace All Inclusive
The Cozumel Palace all inclusive resort offers an amazing experience for couples, families and diving enthusiasts, with water sports and snorkeling available off the hotel’s very own dock. Enjoy the Caribbean sea and white sand beach on a relaxing holiday, or make it as adventurous as possible with a visit to the Mayan ruins, hiking the national parks and seeing the local marine life up close and personal.
The resort is made up of 169 luxurious suites with balconies which overlook the sea, upgraded suites also feature a private whirl tub and spacious seating areas to savour a few drinks, courtesy of 24 hour room service. Enjoy some of the best fine dining in Cozumel and chill out in the hotel’s world class spa – this resort offers levels of luxury which are unrivalled in Mexico.
Turquesa – A restaurant with an elegant atmosphere, serving international favourites and an Italian A La Carte menu on selected days.
Bugambilias – Traditional Mexican meals, open for dinner.
Momo – A Pan-Asian restaurant, with authentic decor.
Agra – One of the only Indian restaurants on Cozumel, serving high quality curries.
Flamingos Bar – This poolside, swim-up bar & grill specialises in snacks and pizzas, with a nightly BBQ.
Lobby Bar – Stocking all the best drinks brands, this bar is open till midnight and offers a relaxed, modern setting.
This hotel has its own man-made beach and dock area for lounging, with all of Cozumel’s best beaches in easy reach.
Nightly shows, world-class spa, snorkeling, diving and water sports, swim-up bar, gym, volleyball and a swim with dolphins excursion, amongst others.
Around $340 per night in high season.
Whether you are looking for fun, kid-friendly, family resorts, or a romantic couples getaway, we hope this list has provided you with enough options to find your perfect all inclusive hotel in Cozumel. The stated prices are subject to change based on the season, or certain offers, so it is best to refer to websites such as booking.com to get the latest rates.