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The Best Cozumel All Inclusive Resorts

The 7 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Cozumel, Mexico

Last Updated on July 16, 2024 ⋅ Written by Laura Schulthies ⋅ Edited by Daniel Mode

The Best Cozumel All Inclusive Resorts
The Best Cozumel All Inclusive Resorts

What Is The Best Cozumel All Inclusive Resort?

Choosing the best Cozumel all inclusive resort for your needs can be challenging. Especially with nearly a dozen all inclusive resorts on the island of Cozumel to pick from! Selecting the perfect resort depends on numerous factors, including who’s joining you on the vacation, location, price, amenities and more. For example, if you’re traveling with kids, searching through a bunch of adults only resorts would be a huge waste of time. That’s where we come in.

In this article, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you and gone through all the resorts in the area to find you the best of the best. We’ll tell you our top choices for each type of vacation and help you plan the most fantastic holiday imaginable. We’ll look at who the resort is perfect for, the onsite restaurant offerings, unique entertainment options and, most importantly, proximity to the beach!

Our Top Choices

Choosing the best Cozumel all inclusive resort for your needs can be challenging. Especially with nearly a dozen all inclusive resorts on the island of Cozumel to pick from! Selecting the perfect resort depends on numerous factors, including who’s joining you on the vacation, location, price, amenities and more. For example, if you’re traveling with kids, searching through a bunch of adults only resorts would be a huge waste of time. That’s where we come in.

In this article, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you and gone through all the resorts in the area to find you the best of the best. We’ll tell you our top choices for each type of vacation and help you plan the most fantastic holiday imaginable. We’ll look at who the resort is perfect for, the onsite restaurant offerings, unique entertainment options and, most importantly, proximity to the beach!

Our Top Choices

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Where to Stay in Cozumel

The Top Neighborhoods

  CENTRO SAN MIGUEL DE COZUMEL

San Miguel de Cozumel is the heart of the island and the largest city. This is where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located, and it’s a very walkable town. You’ll find San Miguel de Cozumel, also known as Centro, is on the west coast of the island, roughly centered between the north and south. This is where the Cozumel Airport (COZ) and the ferry to Playa Del Carmen are also.

  NORTH HOTEL ZONE

There are a number of resorts and beachfront hotels scattered along the island’s western shore in the North Hotel Zone, just north of town. While most of the all inclusive resorts are in the South Hotel Zone, there are several great beachfront hotels and resorts in the North Hotel Zone as well. Accommodations located in this neighborhood are close to the airport and a short taxi ride (or long walk) to the town center. This also makes restaurants and shopping in town very accessible.

  SOUTH HOTEL ZONE

The South Hotel Zone is a hot spot for the major all inclusive resorts and beautiful nature reserves such as Chankanaab and Punta Sur. The south hotel zone is significantly outside of the town center, so renting a car or taking taxis will be necessary to get around the island. This is a great area to stay in if you are looking to avoid the city and just enjoy the spectacular nature and peace. There are many beach clubs and snorkeling areas in the South Hotel Zone, as the sea here is part of the Marine Preserve.

  CENTRO SAN MIGUEL DE COZUMEL

San Miguel de Cozumel is the heart of the island and the largest city. This is where the majority of hotels and restaurants are located, and it’s a very walkable town. You’ll find San Miguel de Cozumel, also known as Centro, is on the west coast of the island, roughly centered between the north and south. This is where the Cozumel Airport (COZ) and the ferry to Playa Del Carmen are also.

  NORTH HOTEL ZONE

There are a number of resorts and beachfront hotels scattered along the island’s western shore in the North Hotel Zone, just north of town. While most of the all inclusive resorts are in the South Hotel Zone, there are several great beachfront hotels and resorts in the North Hotel Zone as well. Accommodations located in this neighborhood are close to the airport and a short taxi ride (or long walk) to the town center. This also makes restaurants and shopping in town very accessible.

  SOUTH HOTEL ZONE

The South Hotel Zone is a hot spot for the major all inclusive resorts and beautiful nature reserves such as Chankanaab and Punta Sur. The south hotel zone is significantly outside of the town center, so renting a car or taking taxis will be necessary to get around the island. This is a great area to stay in if you are looking to avoid the city and just enjoy the spectacular nature and peace. There are many beach clubs and snorkeling areas in the South Hotel Zone, as the sea here is part of the Marine Preserve.

Cozumel Map

Cozumel Map

Iberostar Cozumel

South Hotel Zone

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1. Iberostar Cozumel

The Iberostar Cozumel is our choice for best Cozumel all inclusive resort overall and one of the best family friendly all inclusive resorts in Cozumel as well. Bright and spacious rooms with tropical decor give way to a beautiful garden, pool, or ocean views from balconies with hammocks.

Lounge by the outdoor pools, including a kid’s pool, or have an adventure at the on-site PADI-certified dive center. Then, relax at SPA Sensations, where you can treat yourself to a massage or enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Daily shows will keep the entire family entertained at this fun Cozumel resort. 

There are eight amazing restaurants and bars to choose from at the Iberostar. Try the Cozumel Buffet for a different international cuisine every night or the La Pagoda Japanese Restaurant for amazing Asian-inspired dishes.

Why We Love Iberostar Cozumel

  • Family Friendly
  • 2 Pools + Kid Pool
  • 8 On-Site Restaurants And Bars
  • Access to the Second Largest Coral Reef In The Americas
  • Luxurious Spa Treatments
  • Relaxing Balconies With Hammocks 
  • PADI On-Site Dive Center
  • Live Family Entertainment

The Cozumel Palace

Centro

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2. The Cozumel Palace

As one of the top rated luxury all inclusive resorts for families and couples alike in Cozumel, The Cozumel Palace is the perfect getaway. The luxurious rooms at the Palace feature private balconies with stunning views, comfortable beds, double whirlpool tubs and plush robes and slippers, perfect for relaxing. 

The Cozumel Palace offers amazing dive tours for all experience levels, a state of the art fitness center, and paddle boarding or kayaking on the Caribbean. Amenities also include the 3 outdoor pools or the Awe Spa for a great selection of indulgent facials and massages. The Playroom is great for parents wanting some alone time. It’s a place for the kids to play under the watchful eye of adult supervision (*not for children under the age of 4, who must be accompanied by an adult). The only small downside is the “beach” area; although lovely and easily accessible, it is manmade on a platform above the ocean.

Widely known for having the best food of any Cozumel all-inclusive resort, guests can enjoy 4 world class restaurants including Bugambilias, an authentic Mexican eatery. Try the Crispy Hibiscus Blossom Tacos and the Grilled Octopus. Check out Gondola for a breakfast buffet or delicious Italian cuisine by night. Don’t miss the Gnocchi Cacio E Pepe, Risotto Alla Aragosta, or any of the delicious gelato options for dessert. 

Why We Love The Cozumel Palace

  • Family Friendly/Great For Couples
  • 1 Outdoor Pool, 1 Kids Pool
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Top Rated Food
  • Luxurious Spa Services 
  • Supervised Childcare
  • Fun Karaoke Nights
  • Walking Distance To Town

Melia Cozumel

North Hotel Zone

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3. Melia Cozumel

One of the best all inclusive resorts for families and couples in Cozumel is the Melia Cozumel, where visitors find themselves surrounded by Mayan decor and modern finishes. The spacious, airy rooms and suites feature private balconies or terraces with either pool or stunning ocean views. The suites also offer full kitchens and jacuzzi tubs.

Check out over 40 daily activities for the whole family! Whether you want to play beach volleyball, mini golf, or take a swing at the batting cages, there is plenty to do at the Melia. Lounge at one of the multiple outdoor pools (one pool is for adults only) on the beautiful white sands of Santa Pilar, or take in an entertaining show. Adventurers can have fun jet skiing, kayaking, or snorkeling. 

Try one of 8 on-site restaurants and bars, including La Iguana Grill, for traditional Mexican dishes. Or check out Cafe Paraiso Melia Cozumel’s al la carte eatery that serves international cuisine accompanied by an impressive wine list. Cafe Paraiso is an excellent spot for a romantic dinner. 

Why We Love Melia Cozumel

  • Family Friendly and great for Couples
  • 2 Pools
  • 8 On-Site Restaurants And Bars
  • Right On Santa Pilar Beach
  • Romantic Dinner Options
  • Adult Only Pool
  • Mini Golf and Batting Cages
  • Fun Water Activities

Secrets Aura Cozumel

South Hotel Zone

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4. Secrets Aura Cozumel

Are you looking for the best adults only all-inclusive resort in Cozumel? Secrets Aura Cozumel offers an island escape with 266 luxury suites, including private balconies and stunning views. The intimate rooms feature modern décor and come with plush bedding, a soaking tub, free wifi, and a minibar. Premium swim up rooms are designed with both your luxury and privacy in mind.

Amenities include beaches, three swimming pools, a full-service spa, and a wide variety of activity options. Spend time scuba diving (PADI dive shop onsite), kayaking, or observing baby turtles. If relaxation is more your speed, The Spa by Pevonia features aromatherapy massage, full-body seaweed wraps, and many other services. Secrets Aura Cozumel also offers nightly live entertainment and theme beach parties.

There are eight on-site restaurants and five bars, including a music lounge and a swim-up bar. Try Bordeaux for some amazing French cuisine or Gohan Sushi Bar for a delectable assortment of Japanese favorites. Thank us later! Be sure to check out the rooftop bar, Skybar and Sushi. It’s a great place to take in a Cozumel sunset.

Why We Love Secrets Aura Cozumel

  • Adults Only
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 8 Restaurants and 5 Bars
  • Rooftop Bar
  • World Class Spa
  • On-Site PADI Dive Center
  • Swim Up Rooms Available
  • Beautifully Manicured Grounds

Occidental Grand Cozumel

South Hotel Zone

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5. Occidental Grand Cozumel

The Occidental Grand Cozumel is a serene and peaceful resort for families and older guests in Cozumel. Surrounded by a lovely nature preserve, Occidental offers the seclusion and comfort you crave while also providing plenty of activity options in a tropical jungle setting. Each of the bright and stylish rooms features a private terrace or balcony with lovely jungle or Caribbean views. 

Relax at the wellness center that offers a sauna, a fully equipped gym, and a beauty salon. Other amenities include 3 pools, fun scuba diving classes, and more. Parents will love the kids club that even offers evening entertainment for the little ones (call ahead to check the seasonal opening hours). 

Have a fun night out at La Mision, a dance club with a live DJ, and a delicious selection of cocktails. There are also seven on-site restaurants and five bars that offer international cuisines, including Mexican, Mediterranean, and fresh seafood. Try The Beach Club for a buffet-style dining experience. Stop by La Piazza for delectable pizza that’s available until the early morning hours after dancing the night away in Cozumel. 

Why We Love Occidental Grand Cozumel

  • Family Friendly
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 7 Restaurants 
  • Surrounded By Nature Preserve
  • Kids Club
  • La Mision Dance Club
  • Hydromassage Pool
  • Easy Access To Spectacular Reef System

The Explorean Cozumel

South Hotel Zone

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6. The Explorean Cozumel

While the rest of the Cozumel all inclusive resorts on our list are directly on the ocean, The Explorean is tucked back into the jungle in a truly serene setting. But don’t let that fool you. It is only a 2-minute walk down the path to the sea. The Explorean has modern and stylish rooms inspired by the nature that surrounds them. Each room features private terraces with lush jungle views. 

The pool at the Explorean makes you feel as though you are lost in a jungle paradise! Other amenities include a wellness center that offers a number of relaxing massages and treatments. Envisioned as an all-inclusive for more active travelers and those who crave a sense of local immersion, The Explorean delivers with a number of amazing activities included. You are free to choose from daily adventures like horseback riding, scuba diving and Mayan ruin tours. An added bonus is every activity is adapted for families of any size. 

Dine at the exceptional Lool Kan restaurant for fresh Mexican cuisine prepared with local ingredients. The chef here prides himself on providing spontaneous culinary experiences. Or stop by the Lobby Bar where you can even try your hand at mixology and make your own cocktails!

Why We Love The Explorean Cozumel

  • Unique Jungle Paradise Setting
  • Jungle Oasis Pool
  • Fresh Mexican Cuisine
  • Nearby Beach Access
  • Horseback Riding
  • Activities That Cater To Families Of Any Size
  • Cha’an Ka’an Observatory of Cozumel Minutes Away

Fiesta Americana

South Hotel Zone

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7. Fiesta Americana

As one of the best all-inclusive resorts for families in Cozumel, The Fiesta Americana is a top choice for the perfect family vacation. The contemporary rooms were inspired by the tropical Caribbean surroundings. Many rooms have ocean views and all come equipped with the modern amenities and comforts you’d expect from a stellar resort.  

Amenities include coral reef diving, exploring the jungle, or touring local archeological sites, including San Gervaiso. Enjoy one of two pools, a beach day, or just relax on the beach with a good book. The Fiesta Americana also offers a wellness center with a full service spa, a gym, and yoga to help reduce stress. 

Dine at one of 4 on-site restaurants including El Mexicano for local cuisine with a flare. Try Peninsula for a casual atmosphere and fresh sashimi. Or Rosato for elegance and rustic Italian classics such as lasagna. 

Why We Love Fiesta Americana Cozumel 

  • Family Friendly
  • 2 Pools
  • 4 On-Site Restaurants
  • Warm Hospitality
  • Adventure In The Jungle
  • Right Next To Sister Resort – The Explorian Cozumel
  • Perfect For Exploring Local Culture
  • Great Reef Diving

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Emma and Scott says:

    My husband and I took a vacation to Cozumel for our anniversary and stayed at Secrets Aura Cozumel. We had such an enjoyable time. The restaurants were all great and the pool was relaxing. Thank you for adding this hotel to your list.

  2. Sandy says:

    Thank you for these great suggestions. My family and I are going to use this guide when looking for places to stay on our next vacation in Cozumel.

    1. Daniel says:

      Happy to help. Enjoy your visit!

  3. Rebecca Willis and family says:

    We decided to go on an adults only getaway with our family members and I am so glad I found your post. It was so easy to choose our resort based on your info here. Thank you. We ended up at the Explorean and it was perfect.

  4. Charles Grant says:

    A friend recommended we look at your site before booking our hotel and after we read this post we decided to stay at an all inclusive. You make each place sound phenomenal so it was difficult to make a choice but we just booked the Cozumel Palace and are looking forward to our trip. Thanks for your help!

  5. Catherine and Chris S. says:

    The one thing we wanted was to stay at one of the famous all inclusive resorts in the Yucatan, after searching through so many different websites this was a great find. Helpful in every way. I am sure this post will be a lifesaver for many others as well. Cheers.

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