A kid-friendly all-inclusive resort on the island of Cozumel, the affordable Sunscape Sabor Cozumel caters well to families. The rooms are basic, the food gets inconsistent reviews, the beach is on the narrow side (it’s still one of Cozumel’s best, however), and there’s no swim-up bar; but the property offers separate kids and teens clubs, a thatched hut tiki bar directly on the beach, an elevated bar (“Tortuga”) with excellent ocean views and swing seats, kid-friendly menus at the restaurants, friendly service throughout, good tennis courts, and quality accommodations for the price. Some rooms have jacuzzis and all have private balconies or terraces. The upscale sister property next door, Secrets Aura Cozumel, is much more couples-friendly; it typically has much higher rates, but it doesn’t allow children and has better restaurants. Activities include world class scuba diving and snorkeling (Palancar Reef, the world’s second-largest, is just offshore), beach volleyball (although the court is weak), kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, aqua aerobics, yoga classes, paddleboarding, and kid-friendly foam parties. The spa and fitness facilities are robust, but they’re shared with Secrets guests.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are provided on-site for guests traveling back to the United States. Test results will be received the same day in a format consistent with government requirements. A minimum 3-night stay is required to qualify. Should a guest test positive, the guest and one other are eligible to stay at the resort free of charge for up to 14 days.