"Hello, I’m Dr. John, owner of four VRBO vacation properties and I’d like to share my opinion and observations about Kevin’s 1A Paradise condominium. First of all, I would highly recommend it. The first thing that strikes you is how close to the Caribbean this unit is, I mean right there. All you see out of the view window is 90% ocean and 10% white sand. The small pool is located 10 steps from your entrance. The swimming out front is surreal. On calm days you can’t get any better. You can swim a mile north safely out of the way of the dozens of dive boats that come down the coast every morning and 400 yards south to Chacanaab, a wonderful Mexican park worth at least a day visit. However, if it is windy, I recommend traveling south to South Point or Palancar Beach where the north winds are offshore. The winter months will have their fair share of strong north winds. March through September should be much calmer. October and November have about at 20% possibility of tropical systems.
The condo itself has everything you would want: free phone to US, about one 100 DVD’s, comfortable furniture, all with ocean views, well stocked kitchen with plenty of utensils, blenders, toaster, toaster oven, you name it. The only thing that most VRBO properties lack is a really sharp chef’s knife, essential if you take preparing your own food seriously. The master bedroom bed I would rate a B. The headboard rattles some. A sliding glass door opens to a private patio. Plenty of towels and beach towels. Kevin also provides beach and diving gear which we took advantage of. I also liked the coolers available to the guests. The air conditioning works well, essential in the months of March through September. We did not need to use it in our December stay, the climate was perfect, 78 high, 68 degree low. The restaurants that Kevin recommends are all winners. The Money Bar, one mile north, offers a nice beach, very good snorkeling, good music and food.
The island of Cozumel is a gem. Safe, quiet in most places and plenty of activities for all types of people. There are dozens of beaches you can visit, boating trips, dive trips, Mayan culture, deserted beaches on the east side, 40 miles of bicycle/scooter/runner lane with low traffic around one half of the island (which incidentally starts at Kevin’s condo).
A couple of caveats. We stayed in offseason and only three units were occupied. There are 13 units on the property so there is a possibility that it could get noisy and crowded"
Guest: John S.
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: December 19, 2014