This past March 2012 is our second stay at Hotel Playa Azul. We were there in May 2012 and loved the property. Playa Azul fits exactly what we are looking for. It is a small property, so any room you get will be a mere steps to the beach. There are ample beach loungers, so no need to do the chair game of reserving at the crack of dawn. We hate that and would not go back to a property where guests do that.
The rooms all have fantastic views of the ocean. You can sit on your patio and be mesmerized by the different hues of blue water. Ahhhh, stress be gone!
The rooms are spacious, equipped with a coffee maker and a supply of local coffee which is actually really good, an in-room safe, a small tv, a hairdryer, and nice bath toiletries. The decor and furnishings are a bit dated, but the linens were always fresh. There is good wifi access from the room and on the beach, although no signal from the restaurants.
One of the major reasons we love this hotel is because there is some great snorkeling to be had along the front just off the beach. Lots of fish to see, both the usual suspects like sergeant majors, grunts, and parrotfish, as well as some that I get really excited about seeing, like yellow stingrays, flounders, angelfish, trunkfish, angelfish, and butterflyfish.
The staff are all great, always welcoming and friendly. The food is yummy, with a wide variety of choices. The free breakfast includes hot dishes like omellettes made to order, belgian waffles, bacon, sausage, to name a few, along with a variety of breads, fruits, orange juice, and pretty darn good coffee. All served with a smile!
Its location is just a few minutes to both the airport and town, so very easy to get around and the taxis are not too expensive.
We will be back!
- 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