We traveled to Secrets Aura Cozumel April 20-27th for our 25th wedding anniversary. We have traveled to Secrets Silversands and Secrets Huatulco in the past 3 years and love the Secrets service and luxury.
We always book through Apple Vacations. When we arrived at the airport in Cozumel the van was there waiting for us. Quick trip and we were home at Aura.
Check in was quick and friendly. Our room was not ready, but we expected that arriving at noon. We changed into our swimsuits and hit the pools. Everyone should be aware that walking around the resort involves steps and bridges. These can be a bit dangerous and my husband fell on a step and broke a toe before we even got into our room.
We got into our room in mid afternoon. It was a beautiful suite near the lobby. We could see the ocean and pier from our back patio. We walked right out onto the sand behind the lobby pool. Nice quiet area. Our only complaint about the room was that we could never get a long, hot shower. The hot water seemed to last about 30 seconds then turned cold. The staff was great about trying to fix the hot water problem. They even put in a new thermostat, but that didn't do it.
The food was great. Every meal was delicious and the service was excellent. We had room service a few nights and loved the chicken wings and the burgers. We ate at El Patio on the Sabor side. We did have to wait about 45 minutes for a table but it was after 7. The wait was nice as it was a beautiful evening and we were able to have a drink from one of the bars at the Sabor while we waited. The meal itself took about an hour but it was a 4 course meal. The service was perfect and we always had water and our drinks refilled.
Bourdeax was delicious also delicious. My husband and I both had one and really enjoyed the house red. Our wine glass was never empty. The service was flawless.
Our big day was our Anniversary. We did a couples message at the spa. The spa is also located on the Sabor side. We were able to use the sauna, steam room, hot tub, then had the couples message. After the message we were able to sit in a private hot tub. The whole morning was wonderful. That night we had dinner on the pier. We both had lobster which was also delicious. Our server, Jorge, was truly top notch. It was the most romantic night that we have ever had! The sun set while we were out there and we never felt rushed. A boat did come to drop off some people after we had eaten, but it was fun to watch them try to tie up to the pier. The tour guides on the boat apologized for bothering us.
There are a few nightly shows. The fire show was amazing. The Elvis impersonator was good at singing but he talked too much which ruined his show. There is not much going on at night. One night we got the dj at the Sky Bar to play a little later than he was supposed to and we had a blast dancing the night away. Otherwise, the Sky Bar was pretty quiet. This is probably where they could make big improvements.
Another tip would be to forget the buffet at the Sabor side for breakfast. Stay at the Aura and eat a sit down breakfast. They have mimosas and fresh fruit and you can order amazing egg white omelets. They never let your coffee go empty. They actually give every table their own carafe which we really liked. We went over to the buffet just one morning and only got one cup of coffee.
During the day I spent a lot of time snorkeling. They have free equipment and you can snorkel right there at the resort. Be sure to go under and around the pier. Also to past the Sabor to snorkel. There is a big chunk of cement in the water from a hurricane and the fish are everywhere out there.
Do the Cozumel Bar Hop!! Greg is awesome and it is so much fun.
Spend a day in Cozumel and do some shopping and hit some bars there. Not just Margaritaville but hit some of the little bars downtown. They give our buy one get one beers and we ended up with free shots. Great people!
Overall, we had a wonderful trip to Aura. Hope to visit again soon!!
Oh, and the beds are amazing!! We have never slept to well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a perfect blend of luxury and excitement, Secrets Aura Cozumel is the ultimate adults-only, all-suite resort located on the island of Cozumel. Sitting just 12 miles off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Aura has it all. Bask in a world of Unlimited-Luxury® while staying in one of 266 contemporary, stylish non-smoking suites complete with private terraces or swim-up access, stunning views, 24-hour room service, daily refreshed minibar and more. For added luxury, guests can upgrade to the Preferred Club and enjoy additional amenities and inclusions. The experience continues with limitless gourmet dining at gourmet restaurants plus 24-hour dining options allow guests to devour late night bites at the Coco Cafe or stay in and order room service all without reservations and top-shelf spirits at three bars and lounges throughout the resort. Light up the night with live nightly entertainment and activities. Or enjoy land and water sports, three sparkling pools, live entertainment with pool and beach wait service throughout the day. Dive into the Caribbean at nearby world-renowned dive sites; explore the natural wonders of the second largest coral reef system in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Learn to dive deep with the help of the fullservice, on-site dive operator, Dive House. Indulge in specialty treatments at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, located right next door at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, the most complete spa on the island, or simply spend time with the ones you love. Secrets Aura Cozumel – Light. Luxury. Love. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aura Cozumel Grand Hotel Cozumel
- Wyndham Cozumel
- Cozumel Wyndham