"This unit fit a dream from my bucket list for our family of four - beachfront, 1st floor, separate bedrooms, 2+ bathrooms, laundry & kitchen. It's very well laid out to give comfort and efficiency.
The unit is exactly as pictured.
It may be overstated but the location in this area is unbeatable. Although it is a rocky entrance to the water, this stretch of beach is one of the best north of the ferry pier. Having Fusion next door provides great food, drinks and entertainment. It is quick to get to 5th avenue (walk out the main gate!) and 5 minutes from the Cozumel ferry. It's also perfect for day trips - ruins, etc...
This unit will make you the envy of many passers by on the beach. I know, they stopped, they gawked, they took pictures, they even asked about it!
We loved having a beach attendant and found him very prompt (you do need to get his attention - a simple wave worked) and will set up an umbrella for shade and provide a menu and delivery from Fusion. His day ends around 5pm and he does put away the chairs, but if you are sitting on one or want to take some out later, that's ok.
We used the kitchen a lot and found the provided dishes, and utensils to work well for us. The provided water was good and plentiful. We used the laundry and that was incredibly nice to have (detergent and softener provided).
How could it be better? The bedroom windows typically need to remain covered. While I did open our patio door in the master, it angles towards the pool so you have to remember it's open before you wander out of the bathroom half dressed. The 2 extra bedrooms have windows facing an external hallway which anyone staying at the condo can walk down. However, our kids only slept in those rooms. Wi-Fi worked about 1/2 the time.
The noise from the upstairs unit can be a distraction. When they push chairs across the floor it's quite jarring and you can hear them walking. Only really an issue the night they were up late and we went to bed early!
There is some wear and tear starting - a cracked bathroom vanity, dings on some furniture, the dishwasher is not leveled in place, and the patio cushions may need to be replaced soon, but for beachfront (and I don't know how much closer you can get without getting wet), the place is in very good shape.
Housekeeping does a great job, security is visible and management was responsive while we were there. We asked for the pool heater to be turned on and they did. This gets extra points in our book!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 13, 2015