We came for diving and the all-inclusive package as well as the small hotel atmosphere. The waiters are great at the restaurant and we were treated like queens. In fact, they even went and bought us a special fish at the market to prepare for us as we had been eating their wonderful fish every day.
The diving with Blue Dream is EXCEPTIONAL! If you want a stay and dive package this is the place as Dive Instructor and owner, Chris Perdamo, is TOP NOTCH.
The hotel is quiet and small and again the restaurant is great. Guacomole twice a day with every meal - great tortilla soup and the best fish I have ever had prepared in a variety of ways that never got old.
The beach is also very nice and again with the all-inclusive package having unlimited Pina Coladas, etc., while enjoying the beautiful beach is a relaxing way to spend multiple afternoons in the sunshine.
The rooms are in need of some updating and are on the small side - especially the bathrooms. And although we didn't come to watch television it would have been nice to have a bigger television (ours was 16" model) and no American channels. At night it would have been nice to be able to rent movies.
The drive to town costs $7 one way so the all inclusive option makes sense. We have stayed twice at the Occidental Grand with the all-inclusive option and I would pick Playa again and again. The big hotel experience was fine and the Occidental buffet was okay but the individual service that you get at Playa will trump the Occidental anytime.
BUT if you are coming for diving and a good hotel (not great) but with WONDERFUL service, this is the place to stay.
BLUE DREAM diving is exceptional and I won't dive with anyone else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Azul Golf Scuba Spa is an oceanfront, small, charming and family run hotel distinguished by its personal service from the staff and owners. A truly home-away-from-home resort for those who prefer to be close to the ocean but not far from their room. For those who like to enjoy a wonderful gastronomic experience and friendly atmosphere. Playa Azul is a Golf and Breakfast hotel but if you prefer the All Inclusive vacation our resort offers the best menu (a la carte) both for food and beverages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Azul Golf, Scuba Hotel Cozumel
- Playa Azul Hotel Scuba
- Playa Azul Resort Scuba
- Playa Azul Cozumel