Great place for a relaxing weekend. We read a lot of reviews before coming here so we were prepared for a few downsides. However, we were pleasantly surprised with everything.
Prior to arrival (one week) I emailed the hotel and ask to make sure we got a king size bed. They took care of it no problem. Room (deluxe) was just fine for us. The rooms are located in a secluded forest that contains all kinds of birds, iquanas, lizards, racoons, coatimundi, and cute little wild pigs scampering about.
When we arrived we made it clear up front that we did not want a free gift, tour or to endure a sales pitch. It worked, they never said a word to us. Just nip it in the bud when you get there and you'll be fine.
Lots of choices for eating, you can pretty much eat from morning until midnight at the various restaurants and buffets. Two of the nicer restaurants require reservations, make them when you first get here. You can't make a reservation until you arrive at the resort. Also, there's a place called Alberto's 1/2 mile up the beach that specializes in fresh lobsters. They are a bit pricey ($38 - $60) depending on the size. But you are served right on the beach with tiki lamps which was awesome. You can take a free cab back or simply walk back.
The staff was excellent. We interacted with about 30 different people and they were all very nice and helpful. There's was one guy in the Mexican restaurant that was kinda grumpy but that's it.
Nice beaches and crystal clear blue water. There are plenty of beach chairs but we would recommend getting there early to get a good spot. Lots to do on the beach, snorkeling, games, activities, bars, kayaking, etc. Some of these things require extra money.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Club At Occidental Grand Cozumel Hotel Cozumel
- Royal Hotel