Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wyndham Cozumel is the only Adult-Only hotel on the Island and worth the trip!

I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Wyndham Cozumel November of 2010 and I wanted to share my wonderful experience with you. If you are planning a trip to Cozumel, I highly recommend the Wyndham properties. Below are a few of the reasons, but feel free to email me if you have other questions regarding this property.
Adult Only: In March of 2010 the Wyndham changed its property to being an Adult Only hotel in all 3 sections (Wyndham, Resident, Sabor). I have children, I love children, but when I am on vacation without my own children there is nothing worse than having to deal with a stranger’s child being unruly or loud. I commend the Wyndham for making this change because it is fantastic, and it is currently THE ONLY ADLULT ONLY hotel on Cozumel. I know I’ll come back!
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Sections and Rooms: There are 3 sections to this property: the Wyndham, the Residence, and Sabor. The Residence section has studios and suites which offer kitchenettes, refrigerators, and a sitting area in the suites. The Wyndham has large rooms with your choice of king or two queen beds and some offer a private Jacuzzi on your patio! The Sabor offers the very unique option of swim-up rooms (where a lagoon comes right up to your patio and you can jump right in!) or rooms with plunge pools with water slides! Yes, these two very unique options are in an Adult Only hotel – you’ve got to love it!
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It is important to note the guests staying at Sabor can use all of the facilities of all 3 sections whereas the guests at the Wyndham and Residence sections cannot use the Sabor section facilities. There are OCEAN FRONT rooms in both the Wyndham and Residence sections. I had the joy of having an Ocean Front room and there is nothing better than having your morning coffee with the waves at your feet. I LOVE IT!
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All-Inclusive: All 3 sections of the Wyndham are All-Inclusive. I sincerely love this option for a hotel because you can eat and drink anything (and as much as) you want and you never have to carry a wallet or more importantly, worry about how much it costs. The only difference is that the Sabor section has room service offered 24 hours a day and in the Wyndham and Residence sections room service is only offered during dinner.
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Amenities: There are so many amenities that I am sure I will forget some, but here is what I can tell you off the top of my head. There are 3 large swimming pools (one topless optional), a fitness room, tiki bars, tennis courts, a spa, beach volleyball, a movie theatre, a nightclub, a few very nice shops offering a variety of items like: cigars, tequila tasting (and buying), brand name handbags (like Coach), gifts and souvenirs, and any basic necessities you may have forgotten. Included in your package is also the non-motorized sport such as kayaks, sail boats, and snorkel equipment – this was really nice for many of the non-diving guests I spoke to because they didn’t want to pack/carry their own snorkel equipment. Not included in your all-inclusive package but offered here at the hotel for a fee are jet skis and scuba diving.
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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Cozumel has some of the BEST diving in the world there for some of the best in the Caribbean. What is unique to Cozumel is that the diving is mostly “Drift Diving” which means your dive boat will drop the divers at one end of the reef and you can literally just drift along the reef. It is like floating along – it’s an amazing experience! Because the people of Cozumel have protected the reef there is an abundance of coral and sea creatures for both the divers and the snorkelers to see. Last night I had dinner with a woman who is an avid snorkeler and she has been coming to Cozumel to snorkel for the past 7 years! She has snorkeled other islands but she keeps coming back to Cozumel – I think that says it all!
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Staff: You can go to a lovely hotel and have top notch amenities, but if the staff isn’t pleasant and helpful you will never feel truly welcome and you will not enjoy your stay. Here at the Wyndham, Residence and Sabor I personally guarantee that you will meet the most amazing staff who will make you feel at home and they will bend over backwards to ensure your stay is better than you had anticipated. All of the staff are friendly and have great personalities with a rich sense of humor. Like I said, nice amenities are important, but a truly caring and friendly staff is even more important when it comes to making your stay pleasant and memorable.
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A few examples of the great service here at the Wyndham: The gym does not open until 7 am but a guest wanted to work-out prior to her dives so the staff made it possible for the fitness center to open at 5:30 am for her – all she had to do was ask. I spent most of my days touring the island of Cozumel and was hardly ever in my hotel room so I told the cleaning staff they didn’t have to clean my room that day. You would think they would be grateful to get out of the work, but instead they were very concerned and must’ve asked me if I was sure about 5 times! They were very concerned that I would have enough towels, coffee, etc. It was very sweet.  This morning the waiter had a table of four people constantly laughing. He sang to them while he served them and he most definitely started their day off on the right foot!
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Food and Drink: There are 4 restaurants on property. Roberto’s is open only for dinner and requires casual elegant dress. All restaurants are a la cart and have a great variety (my favorite breakfast was the Eggs Motulenos – try it!). La Isla has fantastic Ocean Front tables and on some evenings has a great salad bar. There are also 4 bars – 2 on the Wyndham/Residence section and 2 in Sabor. The drinks flow freely and the bar staff is very entertaining. The Bambu Bar has wooden swings on 2 sides for guests to swing in while they mingle and drink.
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After reading this article, you have probably guessed that I truly enjoyed my stay at the Wyndham. I will send my clients here and feel very confident that they will receive the very best amenities and service for their money. You do not have to be a diver to go to Cozumel. There is so much to do and see on the island and the people are just fantastic! Let me send you on your next vacation to the Wyndham, Residence or Sabor so you too can enjoy the paradise of Cozumel! Christy@barediver.com or christy@caribbeanjourney.com.

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