First off, this was an all inclusive trip. We read all the warnings about alcohol, scams and timeshare etc. Bottom line, read up and do your planning before you go. There are NO ISSUES with tainted alcohol or shady employees here! Period! Take $100-200 of dollar bills and fives and tip for your service. It's that simple! You take care of them, they go out of their way to take care of you. You will get to know your bartenders and servers as they move around the three restaurants and bars and also over to neighboring Secrets. We would typically tip $1 when grabbing a couple drinks during the day, and $10 over the course of the evening at the bar. My drink was always replenished without asking. Other people would ask and wonder why...tip them! They all know and speak fairly good English so by the end of our trip we had developed great relationships with them and hope to see them all again next year!
Arrived in a bit of confusion, tip #1 when leaving airport customs, walk directly outside the building to the shuttles and ignore the people and booths in the lobby. Will save you 10 minutes of pushing rentals. Rent all your stuff through the Vacation handler or hotel. We arrived at the hotel after a 30 minute shuttle through high cruise line traffic. Sunscape is located pretty far SW and away from San Miguel which we liked. Check in took a bit so we grabbed a bite to eat at Seaside. Great food, small portions to alleviate waste. Want more? Order double portion or second dish! Also they will make whatever you want so don't be afraid to ask (if you tip of course). $2 per meal was my tip, $5 at evening nice restaurants Seaside and El Patio. Roger at El Patio is the best waiter and makes for fantastic meal and drinks! Ask for him and the Margarita shots....if you are bold have him make you the "Copa de Nada" wow! Portafino is buffet and great for Breakfast every morning with wide selection of fruit and french toast etc. Fresh made custom omelets too! Don't forget to tip your housekeeping and they will get used to your sleeping patterns and clean on your schedule :)
Call the front desk to stock your fridge. Tip the delivery boy and get that fridge filled faster next time ha! It took 3-4 calls the first day or so FYI.
Daily beach life, put a towel or book on a chair early as it gets busy during the weekends. Grab the free snorkel gear from the stand by the main bar for 2 hours at a time. If you go to Punta Sur or some other pay to play area, rent the gear from Sunscape for $10 for 24 hours but need to be known by the rental guy and tip him. It's $15-20 a piece at Punta Sur. Go by the pier and see barracuda. Right side you will see starfish, octopus and stingrays all close to shore. Crystal clear water but BRING WATER SHOES! The water gets rocky 3-5 feet in!
Night life. The beach bar closes at 5pm. People all grab dinner then hit the main pool and bar by Seaside. You will also see all the Secrets dressed up people coming over to our resort. Know why?? Bc there are NO BARS ON THE BEACH THERE!! Grab a swing and hang out. We did it 5/7 nights and this is where all the fun and people watching happens! Get to know the best flair bartenders in the area - Mauricio, Augustin and Mario!! Don't forget good old Irving, great guy! Enjoy their company, sing along with the music and order doubles ;) Only beer served is Dos Equis but you get used to it. Bumblebee shot from Mauricio and Shark Bite from Mario shhhh, that's a secret! See if Mauricio still has the green laser light I gave him haha - great times!!!
Car rental. I decided to play it by ear and rent it from the hotel front lobby. Please ask for Wilbert he is the BEST. Saved a lot of money and got a free jeep rental for 24 hours by attending one 90-120 minute timeshare presentation. Just say no to manager at end and voila get your $100 voucher. They will hound you and call the room so be prepared to do this if you want that car voucher. If you plan on staying at resort the whole time just ignore them. I suggest renting a car and going to the Mayan ruins and East bars and beaches. Massive Waves and amazing private places. Punta Sur (south part of island) is worth a day also $10 a piece to get in. Amazing reef and snorkeling there. We also rented a car for a second day and went East side again and then to Guidos in town for the best dinner EVER (twice lol!) see my review of them on Yelp.
The shuttle back is tricky if you lose your voucher tell the front desk and they get a cab. The cab will be reimbursed at the airport by the Shuttle service so dont sweat it!
All in all, amazing experience will definitely do it again! Relax, be respectful and take care of the hired hands. Tip and be generous to all and they will in return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fun is at the heart of Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, the perfect Unlimited-Fun(R) getaway in an ideal island destination. Located on the small island of Cozumel, Sunscape Sabor is the most complete beachfront resort complex on the island. The 218 spacious guest rooms and suites offer finely-appointed amenities and beautiful views. Each guest room has a private balcony or terrace, mini-bar, flat screen TV, individual temperature control with air conditioning and more. Sunscape Cozumel's family-friendly experience features a kid's check-in experience with red carpet stairs, welcome treats and resort passports for kids. Connecting rooms and family suites plus kid and baby-friendly amenities are perfect for accommodating families. Families, friends, singles and couples will enjoy Unlimited-Fun(R) privileges with a variety of amenities and activities throughout the resort including limitless access to dining at four reservation-free restaurants and national and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at three bars and lounges. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at the Seaside Grill. Take part in land and water sports, relax by one of two sparkling pools, indulge in the Spa by Pevonia(R), or bask in the sun on the largest beachfront of any resort in Cozumel. The kids can have a blast at the Explorer's Club, a fully supervised club with Red Cross certified staff for ages 3-12, while participating in various activities and programs. As a bonus, explore the natural wonders of the second largest coral reef system in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Dive into the deep at world-renowned dive sites with the help of the fullservice, on-site dive operator. A fun-filled getaway in the perfect island destination can be found at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sabor Cozumel Hotel Cozumel
- Wyndham Cozumel Hotel
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