It was a little disappointing that the price of a taxi seems to have doubled. Something that could improve this excursion is independent shuttle service included in the excursion price. The food and drinks were great as always and our service was good. The kids enjoyed playing on the inflatables, shopping, and getting temporary tattoos. Overall we enjoyed our day at the beach with all inclusive food and drinks.
The beach was great... The only drawback was due to the area being part of a resort, there were not a lot a aquatic life to see when snorkeling. The beach staff were very friendly and helpful!!!
This included a lunch buffet which was not bad.
The only drawback was that transportation back to the ship was all happening at one time. It was really hot the day we were there and it would have been nice to have had an earlier option to come back to the ship.
The excursion is called Playa Mia. We went to a day resort with open bar and all a free buffet. They had a huge water obstacle course that you have to swim to, along with paddle boats, kayaks and parasailing. It was a nice trip.
In Cozumel, we typically just shop in the port area. This time, at a friend’s recommendation, we took a taxi and went to Mr. Sancho’s! That place was absolutely fantastic. We had a reserved table for our group of nine. Our server Eduardo was a bit slow and sometimes omitted items, but he was super-friendly and he was clearly working his rear off! What little food we had (due to time) was excellent, the beach was clean and fun, and the pools were amazing. I got to meet the famous Julio Mateo, and he kept the drinks strong and flowing! I would have loved to have taken the kids to the aquatic park, but we were all having so much fun in the pool. I’m a cruiser through and through, but this place makes me want to fly down to Mexico for a weekend and go to Mr. Sancho’s! I was a little tipsy, but getting a cab back to port was no problem. All I could think was “I have to get on the ship, I have to get on the ship…” So I focused on keeping our group together, and herding everyone through the shopping area and back to the ship. Later that evening, I realized that I had forgotten to buy my Mexican vanilla, or any other souvenirs! Thankfully, we did buy the photo they sold us at Mr. Sancho’s, in a nice frame for $25.
This was only a short cab ride from the port. We had a great time. We had a cabana reserved for us which also included a private table. A 30 minute couples massage was included in the package. All inclusive with food and drinks from the bar as well. And the water at the beach was great. Excellent excursion.
Take a taxi..go the Mr. Sanchez Beach Resort. Get the all day drink and eat pass and get an awesome Palapa and chaise loungers by the ocean. He also has a huge pool with swim up bar...snorkle equipment, Kayaks and things for kids to jump on in the ocean. Can't beat this place.
All inclusive resort hotel - included food in pool side restaurant, all drinks at swim up and walk up bars, pool chairs and towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, snorkeling beach (not much of a swim beach). Had a great time - relaxed!
All inclusive food, drinks, pool and beach. So worth it! All13 people in our group had a great day! The kids loved the virgin drinks and the food! We would definitely come here again if we were back in Cozumel!
My family of four, which included a 15yo girl and an 11yo boy, had a super fun DAY AT THE BEACH at Mr. Sancho's private beach resort. This excursion was a good value for the price of admission. We were able to find beach chairs right away, and our waiter was prompt and courteous. He kept the drinks flowing (water, virgin dacquiris and not-so-virgin dacquiris!), and the food was sooo yummy! How nice that we could stay on the beach and order what we wanted from the menu. The roped-off inflatables were NOT included in the price, which was disappointing, but we paid the extra $12pp and found it worth the extra expense. We also spent a little time in the pool and ordered more food and drink at the swim up bar. There were a few intoxicated folks there, which is understandable, so if you'd like to avoid drunkenness with your family, maybe stay on the beach instead.
It was an easy and inexpensive cab ride to and from the resort, and we encountered no problems getting back to the boat in plenty of time without feeling like we'd rushed through our day. The four of us had a wonderful "beach" day experience here at Mr. Sancho's Beach Resort. Recommended!
Not sure why Norwegian does not offer this.. maybe because two other cruise lines do, and it would be too crowded, not sure. BUT.... amazing value!!! $55 for all day beach access with all inclusive food and drinks, including two pool bars, plenty of lounge chairs, kayaks, ect.. also lots of additional options: Horseback riding, jet skiing, para sailing, banana boats. also included was a huge play area in the water with lots of bouncy things lol. I will add pics.
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!
Large clean beach club with lots of activities, hammocks, pools. We went with the inclusive package that includes all drinks and food you care for. Service was great and facility never felt crowded. Would definitely return.
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
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