We have been to Cozumel 8 times, but this was the first time with our children (7 & 11), so we decided to rent a condo. The Miramar fit our needs perfectly. We rented a 1 BR (we wanted a 2 BR, but none were available). The 1 BR was good-sized for the 4 of us. An extra bedroom would've been nice, though, so that the kids weren't in the living room on a sofa-bed. Need to book earlier next time.
Great views, very clean and modern, everything worked, good AC, having a washer/dryer was nice. Daily maid service (except Sunday) and she did a wonderful job.
The pool and outside area was very nice and well maintained. It is a small condo building, so there were never more than half a dozen or so people out by the pool. I think after hurricane WIlma, the pool/water area was reconstructed, so unlike the experience of the previous reviewer, there was good water access down some stairs and a ladder, as well a platform to dive/jump from.
There is no beach, as most of the west coast of Cozumel (except for the far northern or far southern resorts) have "ironshore" - rocky coast with a dropoff into about 10 ft of water. Great visibility, but the snorkling was fairly poor - but there were a variety of fish and some more interesting things if you look closely. I found a small moray eel and a sea snake of some type (I know it wasn't an eel, it was definitely a snake - I followed/examined it for 5 minutes). I have snorkled this part of the island before and there used to be more to see before hurricane Wilma. It is better than it was in 2006 after the hurricane, so it is slowly recovering, but it will take a while.
Good location close to town in the quiet northern hotel zone. Dive boats will not pick you up that far north, so you will need to meet them at the marina or a downtown pier. No big deal for us, we rented a car for the week.
This is a condo, so there is no restaurant, bar, or other services. That is good or bad depending on what you want. Certainly cheaper to make your own drinks and bring them down to the pool, but if you like being waited on, you'll need to go somewhere else for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Miramar Condominiums Escape the crowds of the hotels and relax in your very own direct ocean front condo. With easy access to town, excellent offshore snorkeling and fabulous sunsets over the ocean, Miramar condos makes the perfect retreat for your holiday. Unlike many high rise complexes, Miramar with just 12 units, has a wonderful intimate atmosphere where you can relax in peace and quiet by the ocean front swimming pool. Outdoor amenities include 60 foot long infinity pool at the ocean edge, Jacuzzi tub, sundeck, poolside BBQ area and tropical gardens. The kids (both big and small) will love the ocean side diving platform. For those less adventurous there is easy ladder access to the ocean. Maid service is provided every other day; Spa service and cook service is available on request. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Miramar Condominiums Hotel Cozumel