COZUMEL, Mexico – Palace Resorts introduced, Cozumel Palace, the latest addition to the Palace Resorts’ line of all-inclusive luxury resorts.
The stunning all-suite hotel was slated to open Wednesday, June 1 rests on the beautiful island of Cozumel and is surrounded by the second largest coral reef in the world. This oceanfront resort is truly a paradise, offering top-of-the-line, yet affordable, accommodations complemented by Cozumel’s world-class snorkeling and diving, countless jewelry stores and eclectic shops and a myriad of restaurants that are sure to please the epicurean in all.
Palace Resorts acquired the Cozumel Palace, formerly the Hotel Plaza Las Glorias Cozumel, in early 2004 and immediately began renovations to this 176-room property. The upgrades included the incorporation of double-Jacuzzis in every room as well as renovations of the lobby, pool, and common areas to create a beautiful combination of spacious colonial design with touches of contemporary Mexican décor. The resort features three delicious restaurants, two infinity pools complete with swim-up bar, unequalled water sports, water volleyball, a balcony off every room, daily activities, themed parties and 24-hour room service.
“The opening of Cozumel Palace marks Palace Resorts’ most recent venture into an area outside the Cancun/Riviera Maya region of Mexico,” said Maira Briceno, Director of Marketing for Palace Resorts. “Now, visitors to Cozumel can enjoy all of the wonderful amenities a Palace vacation has to offer.”
Snorkeling and Diving
While at the Cozumel Palace guests can snorkel or dive any of the island’s more than 25 reef formations that together create an incredible underwater world. Amidst the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, guests will encounter an endless variety of marine life that includes stingrays, sharks, dolphins, eels, lobster, conch, and butterfly fish, to name just a few. Guests are also welcome to try their hand at Cozumel’s exciting deep-sea fishing opportunities, just off the coast, for varieties such as marlin, sailfish, dorado and barracuda.
But diving and water activities are not the only pastimes offered at Cozumel Palace. Through the Palace Passport Program, guests can choose from a number of exciting excursions like exploring Chankanaab National Park and discovering the Chankanaab Lagoon, which is considered to be one of the most exceptional ecosystems in the world, or climbing aboard a glass bottom boat and observing the famous Palancar coral reef that teems with underwater life. Guests can also participate in excursions like Tulum, a unique archaeological site that was the principal maritime commercial port along the Mayan route, or Coba, one of the oldest cities in the Mayan civilization in the Riviera Maya.
However, if one’s idea of braving the wilds is hitting the mall at lunchtime, then Cozumel is sure to please. San Miguel, the island’s capital, is host to hundreds of stores that feature everything from precious jewels, handmade Mexican linens, the latest “hot” perfume at duty-free shops to the standard t-shirt for the kids. Then, after a hard day of shopping, Cozumel offers a number of high-quality restaurants that are able to satisfy even the most discriminating palate with everything from catch-of-the-day seafood specials and Louisiana Creole classics to Mediterranean fare and authentic Mexican cuisine.
A Cozumel Palace vacation package is affordably priced and ranges from $264 – $354 per room, per night, depending on time of year. It includes luxurious accommodations, all meals, snacks, drinks, entertainment, non-motorized water sports, selected tours to the area’s most famous attractions, taxes and gratuities. In addition, when guests stay at any of the Palace Resorts, they are free to enjoy the amenities of select Palace Resorts at no additional charge.