13 of the Best Cozumel Hotels on the Beach

You can’t get much more tropical than an island off the coast of Mexico that’s known for its diving, fishing and blue-green waters.

And if you want to stay near the beach, Cozumel has some great options for you.

Whether you want to be steps from the waves or prefer a resort-style experience with all the amenities, we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading for the best hotels in Cozumel that are on the beach!

All-Inclusive Cozumel Beach Resorts

1. Secrets Aura Cozumel

Part of the AMR collective, Secrets Aura Cozumel promises its luxury standards.

The adults-only, all-suite resort off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula offers 266 contemporary non-smoking suites with private terraces or swim-up access.

There are even rooms that open right up onto sand. Look past the three pools for a dive-operated beach – snorkel right off the shore.

At night, unwind at the adjacent spa or indulge in the everchanging entertainment. Dining and lounge access is limitless. Preferred Club membership unlocks all amenities.

Melia Cozumel
Photo by Melia Cozumel

2. Melia Cozumel

Cozumel hotels on the beach typically shy away from downtown areas, but Melia Cozumel is just a short drive from Cozumel International Airport, the port and main shopping area.

Sitting on Santa Pilar Beach, you can expect ocean or garden-view rooms paired with quiet waters and beach volleyball.

Many praise the 4 ocean-facing restaurants and 5 bars; plan dinners on the beach for extra romance.

Others stay active at the archery range, tennis court or games room. Excursions can be arranged at the front desk.

3. The Westin Cozumel

Another all-inclusive Cozumel beachfront hotel to stay at is The Westin Cozumel. Clean and modern, it’s a newer addition to the scene with simple but plush rooms.

Some suites even pamper you with private plunge pools. The private beach is decked with sun loungers and a water sports facility.

Explore the great reef beyond it, before taking off to the rooftop pool for beautiful sunset swims.

Take advantage of the neighboring golf course or grab drinks at Sky Lounge, the highest on the island.

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4. Playa Azul Cozumel Hotel

Not a fan of mega resorts? Playa Azul Cozumel Hotel is exactly what the doctor prescribes for a serene time without constant activities and loud music.

The family-run hotel charms with tiled floors and ocean-facing balconies, all for good value.

Shade umbrellas and comfy loungers pepper the beach, and excellent snorkeling is just steps away.

The house reef is protected and features a variety of marine life. Restful nights are spent in your spacious room, or on seafood and traditional Mexican fare.

Fiesta Americana Pool and Beach Area
Pool and Beach Area Photo by Fiesta Americana

5. Fiesta Americana Cozumel

It’s fiesta every day at this Cozumel beachfront hotel, an all-inclusive stay that offers both family-friendly accommodations and non-stop entertainment.

Fiesta Americana Cozumel has garnered a reputation for being ‘a party hotel’, featuring everything from coffee bars to game rooms to lobby bars and a terrace swimming pool.

Dart between five on-site restaurants or various fun stations – families with kids enjoy the movie area while adult guests lounge across the estate.

The beach is more reef than sand, but snorkelers give it a thumbs up.

6. Iberostar Cozumel

Lush and expansive, a mangrove forest embraces this 5-star hotel in Cozumel for utmost peace.

Scattered throughout are outdoor-indoor restaurants and lounge areas; tropical bungalows and bridges blending into the natural surround.

Find your balance of rest and activity. Not only is Iberostar Cozumel directly on the beach, but the coral-filled cove is perfect for diving and snorkelling.

You can enjoy the massive pool plus wellness programs like yoga on the beach or lay back in the outdoor Jacuzzi. For food, the main area serves best eats.

7. Occidental Cozumel

All-inclusive Occidental Cozumel is few kilometers from Paradise Beach and Dolphin Discovery Cozumel.

Wreathed with mangrove forests and palms, its warm tones and bright hues pop. Best of all, multiple dining options mean you don’t have to venture out.

Stay busy at the four pools; there’s one right by the private beach. Other on-land entertainments include volleyball, snooker tables and kid programs; kayaking, swimming with turtles and snorkeling are done in gentle waters.

Come evening, cocoon within family-sized suites with kitchen and balcony upgrades.

Park Royal Cozumel
Photo by Park Royal Cozumel

8. Grand Park Royal Cozumel

Close enough to watch cruises come and go, Grand Park Royal Cozumel is a convenient stay for those who just spent day at sea.

Housing 348 rooms within two stunning tours, the mega resort boasts excellent Caribbean views from every balcony.

The hotel is built for easy access to everything – from elevated infinity pools to hot tubs with bar service, limitless dining and wellness programs.

An exclusive beach is at the ready for tanning, sunset strolls and water sports, curving gently into shallow waters.

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9. Wyndham Cozumel Hotel & Resort

Wyndham joins other Cozumel hotels on the beach with Spanish colonial era buildings and tiled flooring – an inviting and old-school stay.

The family-friendly resort features its own central plaza, outdoor pools and beach club.

The beach area, neatly packed in and lined with loungers, features a unique port-like design.

Besides the natural rock pools leading straight into reefs, the massive swimming pool steals the show.

While away the hours under sunlight; nearby Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park and Dolphin Discovery is a gateway to aquatic adventures.

10. El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel

El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel in Cozumel combines a prime location and superb scenery.

San Miguel is just minutes away for shopping and nightlife, while guests disembarking at the adjacent cruise terminal can hop off and rest.

The hotel may not have the most natural beach set-up, but turquoise waters welcome you all the same.

Snorkel right off the hotel or take dips at the pool; tennis courts are also available. For more adventure, patronize the on-site scuba facility.

El Cid La Ceiba Resort Cozumel
Photo by El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort

11. The Explorean Cozumel

While not right on the beach in Cozumel, boutique hotel Explorean Cozumel deserves an honorary mention.

Tucked behind party-central Fiesta Americana Cozumel, the more intimate stay is a rainforest gem.

Thatched cottages, low-laying jungle structures and fig trees all around, it’s a Mexican hideaway suitable for families with kids.

Kick back at the pool or sign up for guided tours through Parque Chankanaab and the coast.

Guests are welcome to use dining facilities at Fiesta Americana, or the boardwalk that leads onto the beach.

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12. Hotel B Cozumel

Hotel B Cozumel has one of the coolest coastal set-ups, though you have to sacrifice sugary sands for rockier launching pads into the ocean.

One of its biggest draws is snorkeling right in front of the hotel, with infinity pools seemingly running into the sunset.

Creative and relaxing boutique vibes are infused in every corner. Décor comes in both contemporary and Mexican style; some rooms featuring colorful blackboard walls.

Breathe in Cozumel’s fresh breeze on your oceanfront balcony, or at the terraced lounges.

13. InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa

Like an island on an island, Cozumel’s chapter of the InterContinental Resort brand promises manicured grounds and house reefs with a sunken catamaran.

Rooms range from ocean view and pool view to beachfront suites with outdoor rain showers.

You’ll spend plenty of time under the sun thanks to open-air dining, cabanas with overwater hammocks, firepits and family-friendly pools.

Athletes can sweat on tennis courts or at the gym; kids can craft while older teens try PADI diving courses.

Well-placed ramps and other services make it accessible for people with disabilities.