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... well under my depth and the DM just doing his thang.
After 45 minutes or so we started to rise, did our safety stop and pulled ourselves back onto the boat. We scooted off to the closest beach for a rest. We were both tired. The drift was incredibly strong and my inexperience plus Murray’s ill fitting flippers made for an adventurous effort. Back on the boat again we tore off to the second site, this time I don't think we even got a briefing except ...
... that was on the bus with us as we enjoy the food and the company that we have met. We finish our lunch and take a look around some of the shops for some souvenirs from Telum. We buy some shirts, some sun dresses, jewelry and I had to buy some Cuban Cigars to try. We had also purchased some necklaces that are hand crafted using the Mayan alphabet, so we pick them up before we have to get back on the bus. We head ...
... When i got back I didn't want to pay 60 pesos for a taxi to go back to B Hotel so I attempted to hitch hike. No one would pick me up and I eventually found out that no one had ever seen someone attempt to hitch hike in cozumel and that I had to have a helmet. Just as I gave up and was going to get a taxi some guy who worked in a jewellery store offered to take me. ...
... taken with about a 3 or 4 foot iguana, which she got to hold! The most hilarious thing about this iguana is that is was actually WEARING A DIAPER!!! I'm still chuckling about that, but I've got the photo to prove it!
After about 5 margaritas (they were small!), I laid down on that palapa and took about a 2 hour (MUCH NEEDED) nap! It was so relaxing...
The kids found about a 6 inch conch shell ...
... cruise ships already in port before us, we knew the city would be overflowing. We were lucky, however, in that we anchored at a separate dock, a good half mile from the four other ships, all of which shared a common dock. This meant we pretty much had the southern half of the city to ourselves. We got off early and commenced with shopping. Cozumel is known for its shopping, and it did not disappoint. It has, by far, the best selection, most interesting items, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Princess Hotel & Resort Cozumel
Good relaxing resort
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Great for snorkelling, this hotel is a good way to relax, as that is the main atmosphere. The staff is friendly, the view is great, it is right on the corals, easy access to snorkelling. The hotel is clean, and colourful. It is only a few minutes from downtown, which makes it easy to access by taxi.
Dec. 17-25, 2003. Had a very enjoyable time at the Coral Princess.
We have stayed at the Coral Princess two times and have found it to be very enjoyable each time. The locale is fabulouso! The snorkeling/scuba diving available on-site is awesome! Any concerns with the amenities of the room or shortage of linens was responded to promptly. Staff was very accomodating to all the demands of all of our group.' Scenery is amazing! Various Happy Hours (with live music) are lots of fun. We look forward to returning to this ISLAND and to this resort - the sooner the better!
My husband and I just got back from our 7 night stay (8/8-8/15). This is our second trip and we stayed at the same hotel 2 years ago. This is a very relaxing hotel - no loud music and no constant activities. The staff is super friendly and the place is clean. We tipped our maid $5/day and she did an excellent job. We loved the little animals she made out of the towels - very creative! We got a 1 bedroom suite overlooking the ocean. We had requested a non-smoking floor (8th or 3rd) but ended up on the 5th floor. Was pleasantly surprised by the absence of any cigarette or cigar smoke odor. Needless to say, the view was spectacular. We ate at the hotel restaurant twice while we were there and the food was very good. Prices were competitive to those of any restaurant in town. No problems with room service and wake-up calls. Snorkeling was fantastic by the hotel. It seems that there's more variety of fish and other marine life this time around. We will definitely be back!
A Great place to Relax
I've stayed at the coral princess for the past three years, The first year was good, the second was better. The past year from Feb. 5th to Feb. 19th. It was a great vacation. This year I'm going back from Dec.13 thru Dec. 20. If you can get a one bedroom, It's very roomy, very clean, and a beatiful view. The staff especially Humberto & Pedro, bend over backward to help with anything you need. The food is fair to good. The drinks are a little pricy but good. Try the the Lobsters Cove for a nice meal, It's very good and reasonable. My son loved it, my daughter is going with me this year. Maybe its not perfect for everyone, But it is a great place to relax & enjoy.
We Loved the Coral Princess
Overall, Good value and Excellent Service, with the Mexican Touch! And a big smile!!.
We stayed at the Coral Princess Resort in May 2003. We have stayed there before, and had nice experiences in the past. This time, we had some problems. When we arrived, we were told (and given a discount sheet)...all food and drink purchased at the resort, we would receive a 20% discount at checkout. Well, when we checked out...NO DISCOUNT. We were told it was a mistake, after arguing with them for an hour and almost missed our plane, they still didn't honor the discount. Doesn't this seem like fraud?? Also, we were there for 7 nights, on our last night......hundreds of bugs were all over our balcony and in our room, plus loud banging sounds from the hotel staff were happening for most of the night after midnight. When I told the hotel about this, they wouldn't discuss it. BEWARE!The Coral Princess does have excellent snorkeling if you can deal with the rest of it.Good Luck!!!!
It's about a 5 minute ride from the airport which is nice. There's only share-ride vans from the airport, but it's only $6. Cabs to the airport run about $9.It's a nice small hotel. The rooms are decent sized and have digital temperature control and a TV. There's a small pool and a swim up bar, but I didn't see too many people using it. There's a small man-made beach there also that's decent if you just want to lie out for awhile, but isn't good if it's crowded. The staff is friendly and helpful; do yourself a favor and befriend one of the bellhops with a nice tip in the beginning and they will take care of you for your entire stay (although that's probably true at most places).Cabs to the downtown are right at the hotel and are only a few dollars; the ride is about 5 minutes.The most appealing part of the place is right on a rocky reef (hence the man made beach). Step off and you're in deep water with fish all around. Snorkel equipment can be rented cheaply ($7) for an entire day.If you're looking for a small local hotel that's inexpensive then this place is for you.
First let me start by saying that we visit the Island of Cozumel twice a year, and we always try to visit a diffrent resort. on our last visit we stayed at the Coral Princess and it was a nightmare. We were promised a oceanview room which was not avaliable when we arrived. The front desk said that first thing in the morning our room would be ready...and not to bother unpacking. The next day when I asked about our room they told me that someone else had been moved into my room. And that it would be another day or maybe even two because there were three people in front of us on the list. I decided to go ahead and unpack I can't live out of my suitecase. One our third day at four we were moved to our new room. The phone never worked and in order to call my children I had to use the phone in the noise lobby. You could also forget about room service or a wakeup call. The room was never cleaned before 3p.m and we were only given 2 towls to dry off, when asked for more all we got was 3 washcloths. I was also hit in the head by the large hanging blinds that covered our patio. They were not attached properly to the wall and when I went to open them they just fell on my head, leaving a huge knot and me with a bad headache. When I talk about all of my problems to the manager he was very nice about it all and offered me a free night stay the next time I visit Cozumel. WOW a whole free night, let me start planing my next vacation now. Just a few last remarks. The food was so so...the drinks were watered down. The pool is real small..and the baby pool is a joke, it's not even close to the other pool and it's in the full sun...what a great way to get sunburn. The only good thing would be the coral reef located just off of the man made beach. But if I had it to do all over again I would stay at another hotel, and just visit The Coral Princess for the underwater beauty. Thanks Belinda Cox
Very nice property
We recently returned from staying at the Coral
Princess. We had a morning arrival and was greeted
by a very friendly staff. Our room was ready and we were pleasantly surprised. The view was incredible, the room very clean and bright. Since we had ROH we didn't know what to expect. The only negative was the room is too small for 2 beds and the pillows extremely hard (as we have found in all of Mexico).
We would definely return and for those who snokle,
you can do so right at your dock. The water is
very deep , so you do need to be a swimmer.