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Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

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Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

WE are a family of four with three divers. Rooms are bigger at Occidental but one room is the same price as two rooms at Iberstar. Occidental has a better beach.

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1. Re: Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

iberostar has better dive operations and food

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Travelingcate13: I would agree with you. The rooms at Occidental Grand are bigger and the beach is much better. The Iberostar rooms are cheaper and beach is Ironshore. The Occidental Grand is considered a 4 Star Resort and the Iberostar is considered about 3.5 Stars.

You might also want to look at the Allegro. The Allegro shares the beach with the Grand and probably has the better part of the beach. The Allegro is about 3 Stars and is probably a little cheaper than Iberostar. You could probably get two adjoining rooms at the Allegro with a door between them for the price of one room at the Occidental Grand.

You can use the dive company from any of these resorts or one from in town. They will all pick you up at your resorts dock.

stkdog: Matter or opinion regards to food and Dive Operation. They all get good and not good reviews.

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3. Re: Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

Reportedly the Iberostar charges a dock fee for outside dive ops to pick up divers.

The beach at Iberostar is very nice with lots of shade but the ironshore mentioned above extends from the beach/water interface into the water some distance.

Both beaches at Allegro and the Grand are better for lack of ironshore and are essentially identical to the other in quality.

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4. Re: Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

Just as an aside, we found the food to be better at the Iberostar with more variety compared to the Allegro. Allegro's main buffet felt very cramped and there seemed to be issues with the air-conditioning in that restaurant. Depending on the ages of everyone involved, two rooms and thus two bathrooms can be a real bonus!

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5. Re: Occidental grande vs Iberostar cozumel

Paul….having stayed at the Grande 3 times and the Iberostar 10 times, that is my review

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