Cozumel Palace, San Miguel, Cozumel $$$$
San Miguel , Cozumel
Tel: 52 987 872 9430
Concierge.com's insider take:
After two sweeping makeovers (one before Hurricane Wilma and one after), the former Plaza las Glorias almost deserves its grand name. It's certainly a fortress—outsiders are banned from the all-inclusive property, and security is intense (no gawkers scarfing up free drinks by the infinity pool or bellying up to the breakfast buffet). Romance reigns in the 175 suites, most of which have hammocks on ocean-facing balconies and bubbling hot tubs by beds draped in gauzy fabric. The on-site dive shop is excellent, and tropical fish gather right off the rocky coast (transport to sandier spots is available for beach-lovers). The hotel is one of several Palace Resorts in the Mexican Caribbean, and many guests are members of the company's vacation ownership program. Families, take note: Though there is a children's program here, the vibe is overwhelmingly coupley.