We did Playa Mia. It was just ok. Pools were great. Beach was choppy and cold. Lounging area above average. Lunch really good with fresh Guacamole and Salsa. Open bar. You don't get the authentic "Mexican" experience here. It is very Americanized.
We paid $50 each for this all inclusive resort. That price included a beach lounger and all food and drinks. Our waiter Edgar was very attentive and we never had to wait for anything. Sand is grainy and a little hard to walk barefoot because of the little coral rocks. It was a beautiful spot though.
Cozumel: We booked through private website an all-inclusive to Nachi Cocom. This was a return visit for us. This is a lovely private beach. Nachi is an all-inclusive, with a limit of 200 guests. There are plenty of loungers along with shade. The price of the outing, including food and drink, is about $55 per person. Good rate for the day but consider the cost of taxi is $17 each way plus tips.
Paradise Beach had a good facilities but they were charging $3/person and minimum food/drink spending requirement of $10/person. Lunch for 3 people was over $60 without alcohol. $18 person if you want to use their waterpark.
The check in process was slow and there didn't seem to be a reason. The grounds were beautiful, the pools were great, but the beach was only ok. It was smaller than we had hoped and there were no palapas as pictured on their website. Oh well.
We spent the day at Playa Del Mia beach resort, booked through Viator. We paid ahead of time for transportation which was awesome - they'd hail and pay for a cab for you whenever you were ready to leave the ship and head to the resort. We did the Mexican three-course cooking class which was amazing! Highly recommend!
As always we had a great day at Mr. Sanchos. Our favorite waiter reserved a table for us closest to the water. He and his assistant gave us great service all day. It was our 4th visit to Mr. Sanchos in the past 12 months. It was very crowded and because they had 650 reservations you could only get in the gate if you had a reservation. The a la carte side was converted to all inclusive for the day/
Mr Sanchos was about 10 -15 minutes by cab from the international terminal (cost $17.00 total for four of us, plus tip) This was right on the golf and featured anything from the menu or the buffet, as much as you want of food and drink. They have included kayak use as well. You are greeted there by a gentleman who escorts you to your canopy table by the ocean next to your lounge chair on the beach. These fellas often are seen running to get you what you want and appreciate a tip at the end of your day which we felt was well deserved. Beach area was well kept and very pleasant. We enjoyed ourselves very much here for a shorter day. (It opens at 9:00 A.M. and closes I think at 6 or so, however we needed to be back at the ship at 3:30 so we did not get to stay all of the time
Playa Del Mia is awesome. We have been their 3 times now and it is a great excursion to go on. Lunch, alcohol, and water sports are included. They have the beach, a regular swimming pool with a water park and a water park in the ocean. It is well worth the $. They are very friendly and take care of the patrons very well. They are the most honest people as well because a woman dropped a $100 bill without knowing and the employee picked it up and gave it to her. These people on average make about $15 per day so for an employee to do that is really awesome. Shopping in Cozumel is fun, they offer you free Corona to come into this one jewelry store which was pretty awesome and I ended up giving the salesman my Chicago Cubs World Series hat because he said he cant get one of those their. Pretty awesome experience as usual in Cozumel. Our 3rd trip their.
Went to a snorkel / resort. We only had time for the snorkel adventure, didn't get to enjoy any of the other things they offered. We did get food provided. Only gave three dots because we didn't have time for anything else at the resort. But I would recommend the snorkel tour - Five dots for excellent!
We went to Playa Mia water park. We really enjoyed our day here. The beach was so nice. Lots of chairs to sit in. Everything was included, including use of the kayaks, water bikes etc. The kids play area was a huge hit. My boys had so much fun. The buffet was actually better than on the ship. I only wish you could stay longer. We got there about 10 and had to leave at 2. The boat didn't sail till 530 so we had quite of bit of time to spare. But if you didn't leave at 2 you had to get your own transportation back to the ship. It was about a 15 minute taxi ride.
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