Cozumel is a perfect vacation spot: warm, tropical, easy to access. But it's gotten a reputation as a spot for wild spring breaks and beer soaked summers. Most people don't realize that there's a thriving niche for families with many hotels that are suitable for—and even geared towards—families. Hotels are offering more and more activities that allow families to spend the majority of their vacation onsite, meaning their vacations are oftentimes more affordable and much more relaxing.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
Families who love water sports and nature will love the location of this hotel as it's just minutes away from the world's second largest barrier reef in the world, meaning they have almost unlimited access to exploring one of the world's most complex and beautiful ecosystems. A scuba diving training pool on site at the hotel provides inexperienced guests with instruction on how to safely scuba dive before they hit the open waters. Aqua-aerobics, beach and water volleyball, and a theater are just a few of the entertainment activities to keep everyone entertained without even leaving the hotel grounds. Four onsite restaurants provide Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian (pizza), and a seaside grill for diverse dining options that will meet the palate of the entire family.
If the kids of the family are essentially fish, then this water-based hotel is the place for them. Two swimming pools are located on site, one of which is a stunning infinity pool and the other is a kiddy pool—complete with a swim-up bar for the adults in the family. If the kids are older, various water sports activities are available: scuba diving, snorkeling, and even a swim with the hotel's dolphins! The onsite Momonohana serves Asian inspired dishes with a flair while guests can dive into traditional Mexican fare at Bugambilias.
Ventanas al Mar
This small, ecofriendly hotel has a quaint 14 rooms (12 rooms, 2 suites), meaning that guests are spared the raucous crowds of larger resort hotels and instead are treated to a more secluded, private stay. A shady palm tree garden embraces the area's tropical environment while the roaring ocean is just feet away from the hotel's grounds. The two suites come complete with hammocks, perfect for an easy afternoon swaying in the ocean's breezes. Standard rooms are all complete with ocean views and rooms all include breakfast or guests can choose a breakfast/dinner plan, making this perfect for family stays so they don't have to traipse all over town to find food that's kid friendly. The hotel itself is only a short distance away from Chen Rio Beach so it's easy to pack the kids up and hit one of the busier beaches.
No matter the age of the kids, tourists shouldn't let the idea of taking a vacation to Cozumel daunt them. Kid friendly amenities and full-service hotels make vacations with children much more relaxing and will put guests in an environment with other families. Family friendly dining and sleeping accommodations provide a completely relaxing and stress free stay for families looking for a carefree, well-rounded vacation.