Cozumel gets first five star resort

Grupo Presidente, operators of Presidente InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, will unveil the first ever five-star luxury resort in Cozumel when the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa makes its debut this October.

The re-opening of the 220-room Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa, following an extensive $25 (USD) million redevelopment project, is seen as a major step by Grupo Presidente and is considered the beginning of the transformation and re-positioning of Cozumel as an up-market, luxury destination.

“There is no doubt that Grupo Presidente is leaving an indelible mark on Cozumel with the launch of the five-star Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa.  We are excited to bring a completely new level of resort to Cozumel,” said Mr. Carlos Behnsen, Director of Marketing, Grupo Presidente.

The property is expected to be one of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in Mexico, with completely redesigned spacious rooms, including the new “Ocean Suites” category.

All of the resort’s 220 rooms and suites will boast widescreen plasma television sets, designer furnishings, and top level amenities. Oceanfront rooms will offer unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea.


The resort will feature a number of luxury experiences designed to compliment and enhance the offerings in and around Cozumel, specifically experiential dive programs, a Serenity Spa and golf putting green.

The property’s PADI Five Palm watersports operation, Scuba Du, will focus heavily on providing a world-class dive experience for seasoned divers as well as novice water enthusiasts. Guests that wish to experience Scuba Du’s “Discover Scuba” program or become a certified diver can do so at the resort’s expanded facilities for diving and certification.

The property is nestled upon 1,000 feet of Cozumel’s most prized white sand beach and is just minutes from the magnificent Palancar Reef, the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and the second largest barrier reef in the world.

The Serenity Spa, the only full-service spa in Cozumel, will offer a full menu of services for both men and women using indigenous products of Cozumel, featuring several one-of-a-kind signature treatments, such as the “Mayan Journey.”

Golfers will enjoy honing their short game at the resort’s new putting green, before heading out to the Cozumel Country Club, which features a championship golf course designed by the Nicklaus Design Group. The challenging course is built around Cozumel’s native trees, red mangroves and natural wetland.

Guests can enjoy the many cultural and eco-tourism activities near the resort, including Chankanaab National Park, which offers snorkeling, diving and an area to swim with dolphins as well as the ancient Mayan ruins located on the north side of the island.

The resort will also feature a picturesque courtyard with retail shops; a gourmet Italian restaurant, Alfredo di Roma, as well as a more casual dining option, Caribeño Restaurant, featuring a spectacular bar and lounge area for guests with inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea.  A second “quiet zone” pool is being added and the resort’s renowned complimentary children’s club, The Chiqui Club, will be available year-round.