Open area reception desk, this is how most resorts in the Caribbean are set up.
Great area to relax at the entrance to the resort. This place gets busy at night while guests are getting settled in, they find it to be a great spot to relax and have a drink before dinner.
Just beyond the lounge and reception area is the first pool, and just past the pool is the beach! You can see it in the distance.
The pool slopes down and gets deeper as you head in the direction of the beach. This makes it great for families with younger children. The large roof on the right has a restaurant that offers lunch and dinner.
There were plenty of loungers, and a few of them were under an umbrella to minimize the sun from hitting you. Recreation desk is on the right side of the pool. You can also find a shelf of books to take or leave once you've finished it for other guests to enjoy. We had no issues finding fresh towels during our visit. The pool area was quiet till mid afternoon.
The daily activity schedule and planned shows for the week are posted off the side of the main pool. We saw very few changes in the activities each day, but it wasn't a concern.
During my stay in the fall, the pool was empty till lunch time most days, and even then there were still empty chairs around the pool.
The giant chessboard near the main pool.
The Seaside Grill and Seaside Bar had a variety of afternoon snacks/lunch choices and then a full menu for dinner.
Our snack one afternoon. Nachos and French Fries. We took it over to the pool because the kids didn't want to get out for more than few minutes!
The dinner menu, it is the same every night. That being said, they did say they took requests and would do their best accommodate.
The entrance to the beach, just past the Seaside Bar. From that point, and to the right of the beach is Sunscape, to the left is Secrets, Adults Only.
The short boardwalk area along the beach that leads up to the main bar. The kids got a number of fruity drinks here! Okay, so did the adults!
Informational sign on swimming.
Water activities rental counter on the beach. Kayaks and Snorkel equipment can be rented here! There was no one manning this counter till lunch time. Apparently this is a sleepy resort in the morning!
Loungers along the beach, there were a few "umbrellas," but not many. The beach was quiet through most of our stay. The pool was busier late in the day!
You can see some of the buildings with rooms in them. These are the oceanfront rooms. The upper ones have balconies and the lower have a patio that is not enclosed for privacy or security. None of the buildings have elevators so if stairs are a concern, let us know when we set up your reservations.
Seaside bar. There were plenty of swings to relax in the shade with your drink. Again, this did not open till about 11am or later.
The beach was perfect for snorkeling or kayaking from but because of the reef off the shore line it is not the best for swimming in deeper water. Swimming is okay, but be prepared for lots of coral and rock. I advise taking water shoes if you have them.
The quieter pool, there is no bar nearby!
Pool view rooms
Trampoline! We didn't see anyone using it while we were at the resort though. It is near the children's camp program. Teen activities are held throughout the day at various locations throughout the resort including the pool and beach.
Play area inside the enclosed kids camp. They are opened from 9:30am till 9:30pm. The few times we passed it at opening time, we saw families waiting to drop off kids.
Schedule for the Explorers Club ~ Children's Activities.
Highchairs available on the patio of Portofino. The main restaurant that is open for all meals.
Nice area outside of Portofinos that overlooks the beach. Great spot for a romantic stroll, dinner, or even a wedding! I wish there were lounge chairs here! We love being by the ocean, but need shade.
Some of the food available over breakfast/lunch at Portofinos. This is an open air buffet restaurant.
Yummy Creation Station!
Drink options. There is a bar available, but you have to go to it to get a drink beyond juice or milk. That includes sodas. Every bar that we visited offered non-alcoholic versions of their fruity drinks.
Children's buffet area with foods typically found in any American Restaurant. My children were happy with the adult options, but my daughter did try somethings from this area.
A plate of random food that my child picked. At least he chose some vegetables...
Honeymoon Oceanview Room with Jacuzzi. While the patio Jacuzzi is all yours to enjoy alone, it is not private and is visible to those passing by! Something to take into consideration.
My favorite spot at the resort with a good book! My daughter felt that the sand was fantastic and loved that the water wasn't rough.
Even after lunch some days we had the pool to ourselves till they started up activities for the afternoon. On the right is a stage that is located near the pool. Live music some evenings!
One of many bars! This one is located near the buffet.
Even the trash cans are decorative!
Taxi fares on the left and standard guest room prices on the right. Contact the Travel Depot to set up your next trip to Cozumel!
Here are some random pictures of the beach and water.
The water was only about knee deep this far out.
We loved seeing all the fish in the knee deep water!
It's always fun watching people making new memories.