Caribe Blu Hotel
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... idea of hiding the in drunk beers in there so we would get more. Genius as he may be he is also mildly paranoid and decide the only place that the maid would not be able to get to (when she clearly would have sniffed out his evil plan) is the safe. So in the went safe and sound with the beads of condensation gently dripping into our passports and airplane tickets... The pool side was filled with the usual delicious characters from all over the world and curious ...
... thought of driving a convertible Beetle that did it, I'm sure). I went back to my hotel to grab my beach stuff and Mark and Efrosini were coming to pick us up. During this time I received a text from Ef saying 'no windows, no locks, the passenger seat is not even attached and the accelerator is so sensitive we nearly crashed!' We heard them beep and went down to examine this heap of junk we had hired. To say this vehicle was treacherous is an understatement. It was a rust bucket! ...
... two-and-one-half miles south to Chankanaab. I must confess that I snuck into the property through a service entrance to avoid pay admission and made my way to a beachside bar for a cold Tecate or two.
It was there that I witnessed two sisters harang the bartender until, on his third attempt, they were satisfied with the margarita he prepared. Fascinated, I asked them if they were from one of the ships and, sure enough, they were. Conquest. ...
... was excellent at Playa Azul. Renting some snorkeling gear from the hostel we jumped in a taxi and headed north to a resort where we could walk straight through and jump into the waters out the back. After asking concierge if we could snorkel in their seaside garden, they let us go with a smile and we sat on the concrete steps before lurching into the water to view what was down below. The clarity of the water was excellent and after looking at a couple of clown fish ...
... very nice of them! Realised that my back was pretty burnt from snorkelling, boo! Headed back in a taxi with the girls and then met them for dinner in town, we chose a restaurant due to the fact it gave us free margaritas with dinner. SOLD! The people staying in my room have finally arrived so I'm not staying on my own tonight, although I think I preferred it without ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Caribe Blu Hotel Cozumel
We had reservations at the Coral Princess for our first real vacation in 4 years. Somehow I misunderstood the Expedia reservation and thought when I requested ocean-front and they confirmed - that was what they were comfrming. Instead we ended up with what the hotel called a 'garden view' which meant overlooking the highway and parking lot. After complaining to Expedia they sent us to a hotel at the other end of town. When we passed Caribe Blu I recognized the name from being online so often and we went in to see if they could put us up for 5 nights. The very sweet hotel manager from the states said sure and showed us what we would be getting. It was a walk up but once there was worth the climb. Clean, nicely appointed - primitive artist chic - the rooms were large, good mattresses, lots of hot water and towels, and there was that beautiful view! Huge balcony overlooking the water with the most amazing sunsets right there every night. Our vacation was really saved. The location is great - even if you are not a diver as my husband and I are not yet. Internet Cafe and market a short way up the road. Try the restaurant next door for breakfast and lunch. Excellent value for the money. Oh, and Expedia refunded our money immediately and handled our issues on the telephone in a very professional manner. Rent a jeep and head for the other side of the island for the most beautiful beaches, saphire water - and beach clubs with drinks, massages and food right at your lounge chair.
We stayed 5 nights here, 12/27 ~ 1/1/05, in 2 rooms on the 4th floor. It is a fantastic find, even when compared to the high-end resorts on the island. Yes, the hotel is simple and basic..it does not offer room service, or plush decor in the rooms, or the little baskets of shampoo & conditioner, or a full-serve restaurant, or elevator. What it does offer are very large rooms, simple and clean. Space for luggage, full-length mirror, a shelved closet, and small safe. (Although I seriously doubt if the safe is needed, money that was left on a shelf was still there at our return) A tiled walk-in shower with nearly instant hot water, and a large, private balconey with chairs and a million dollar view. There are few hotels anywhere that offer that close of ocean front proximity, for the rates they charge, and we gladly gave up the upper-end amenities, just to enjoy the view. We watched cruise ships pass and pelicans fish. We spent the nights with our sliding door open and listening to the sounds of the ocean.
My wife and i just returned from Caribe Blue Dec. 26. The hotel itself was very nice and well maintained, if unspectacular. I'm not sure, with all the costs involved in staying there, if its any cheaper than the all inclusives, but it certainly was great for divers. We were on the 4th floor and I would not recommend that too highly, although the room was clean, simple, and had a great view. The dive operation in the adjoining building is professional, flexible and friendly. I must say, we did prefer diving with some guides much more than others. The ability to shore-dive on our own time from the beach out front was a big reason we chose the hotel in the first place. It was very nice.
Caribe Blu-best kept secret in Cozumel!!!
Just returned from another great trip to Cozumel. First time staying at the Blu Caribe and we have found our new "home" in Cozumel. Rooms are newly renovated,clean, and have real mattresses! All rooms are ocean view and the price/night was less than $100. Close enough to town to walk (about 30 min) or a $3.50 taxi ride. Used Blue Angel for all of our diving and they were the best dive operators we have ever used. This place is Cozumel's best kept secret!!!
The divemasters are great and great care is taken to ensure divers of equivalent skill levels are grouped together on their small (max 10) fast boats. I am a Master Scuba Diver with 150 dives and my buddy has over 400 dives, and we were always allowed to stay as long as the air lasted, even when others had ended their dives. I walk with a cane and the staff was equally accomodating on land, helping me with my gear and doing whatever else was necessary to make me feel at home.
Stayed at Caribe Blu twice in March and April, 2004 and dived with Blue Angel dive shop located on the hotel grounds.
Best deal on the water in Cozumel
This hotel has recently changed hands and the new owners are remodeling. The rooms are large, clean and comfortably appointed, all have ocean views and large patios, in-room safes, bottled water dispensers, screen doors, air conditioners, plenty of hot water and benches for luggage and equipment. The beach/pool area is quiet and comfortable - booties are good for getting in the ocean as there is some coral there, but the snorkeling is good once you get in. The dive shop next door has a small restaurant on top where you can get a good breakfast or lunch for a very reasonable price. Walking distance to town (about 40 minutes if you stroll), and many dive boats will pick up at the hotel pier. The staff is friendly and helpful - kudos to Caribe Blu!
Just returned from four nights, five days at the Lorena (now the Caribe Blu), and diving with Blue Angel Dive Shop.
Fabulous Cozumel vacation at the Caribe Blu Hotel
Just returned from another fabulous trip to Cozumel Mexico and diving with BLUE ANGEL DIVE SHOP! The hospitality can't be beat and neither can the diving.The convience of having the dive shop right next to the hotel is perfect! Shore dives the best! After a week I felt like part of the "family" and can't wait till I can go back and see my new "RELATIVES".Check them out! ...With the price you can't go wrong. Mike
Great Divers Hotel
Just returned from Cozumel and another great diving trip with BLUE ANGEL DIVE SHOP. ...It was great being able to stay at the LORENA hotel next to the dive shop - new owners are making improvements and upgrading the rooms. Perfect place to stay - great sunset views and all rooms are ocean-view! Best of all the price didn't kill us! Had extra money to dive with! Check them out! ...