"This was out first visit to Cozumel and the trip was a high school graduation gift for our daughter. She did not want to stay at a large resort and was sold on this condo when she saw the picture with the hammock on the porch. My ex-husband and I were traveling together for this occasion, so having plenty of space was important. It was the PERFECT spot for our family! The view from the living room and front bedroom was beautiful. It was so nice to have a semi-private beach just steps away, with an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. We only used the pool a few times, but it was refreshing and a nice added benefit. The condo is stocked with everything that you could possibly need and having a kitchen and washer/dryer were conveniences that we appreciated as opposed to staying in a hotel room.
Our trip was focused around scuba diving and we ended up diving three days (6 dives) through Blue Angel Resort. They were very friendly and professional and I'd highly recommend them. We never explored the recommendation of Herman, but would assume that he might have provided better rates. The diving was AMAZING and I could have easily spent every day in the depths of the beautiful water, but my kids (two daughters) wanted to spend time doing other things.
We spent one day at Chankanaab swimming with the dolphins which was another highlight of our trip. It's very touristy which is usually not our thing, but the cost and dealing with the cruise ship tourists was worth the experience. On another day we took the ferry to Playa del Carmen and then a taxi to Akumal Bay to snorkel with the sea turtles. My youngest daughter is obsessed with turtles and even though we had seen some while scuba diving, this was a much more up close and personal experience.
It's definitely worth a drive to the other side of the island. (Yes, you should rent a car.) We spent one day lounging on the beach and playing in the waves at Chen Rio. This was another favorite for us! Our last day we went to Punta Sur. Unfortunately, we only saw the head of one crocodile and found the water at the beach to be much too warm. We climbed to the top of the lighthouse and it is a beautiful view.
We ate at many of the restaurants that were recommended and our favorite was Kondesa. We also had a great meal at her sister restaurant, Kinta.
You can't go wrong if you follow the recommendations that are provided and you will LOVE staying at this condo. We can't wait to go back!"
Guest: Julie V.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 18, 2016