My husband and I have been to cozumel and we are returning next February and renting a villa instead of AI for the first time. I love it there myself and would buy real estate if I could! However, my 20 year old son wants to take his GF next May some place. He wants AI, beach, pool and some type of entertainment...and of course-bars! I really liked the aura, being smaller, less crowded, but it's been a while since we were there. I'm not sure there is adequate entertainment for 20 year olds.
I am a bit overwhelmed with the choices. I know I do not want to return to Cancun! We have been there about a dozen times over the years and it has become too commercialized and crowded IMO.
Anyone have any suggestions that would provide the atmosphere these young adults are seeking, still be safe, but not feel like a high rise, over crowded apartment complex? I know many regulars of this forum have traveled extensively and have great information to share.