Paradise Beach Cozumel Review (an easy excursion to do on your own)

Paradise Beach Cozumel Review & Tips for Cruise Passengers

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If you’re going on a Caribbean Cruise and heading to Cozumel, Mexico, and looking for a fun and easy beach excursion that’s close to the cruise port, Paradise Beach Club is a great option.

We’ve been going to Paradise Beach for several years, and truly it’s one of our favorite things to do in Cozumel. The nice thing about this shore excursion, is that you can easily go on your own. Plus, it’s one of the best values of any Caribbean cruise port!

If you’ve been here years ago, there have been some recent changes and enhancements.

In this review of Paradise Beach Cozumel, I’ve updated this post to include our most recent experience with the Exclusive All Inclusive pass, including what we ate and drink at the resort. I’ll also go over frequently asked questions and things you’ll want to know as a cruise visitor.

Disclaimer: We were hosted by Paradise Beach for our recent visit in January 2024. As always, all information shared and opinions are my own.

About Paradise Beach, Cozumel

Paradise Beach Cozumel

Paradise Beach is one of Cozumel’s most popular beach resorts. Located about 5 miles away from the cruise ports, and is easily accessible by cab or shuttle. 

Paradise Beach is actually located along the same gorgeous stretch of white sand as Playa Mia and Mr. Sanchos, two other popular Cozumel beach resorts.

Paradise Beach has a popular all inclusive package that is available by reservation on their website. An A la Carte option may be available, but cannot be reserved in advance.

Paradise Beach Amenities

Paradise Beach Resort Cozumel
  • Beach front area with lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Choice of shade, sun and partial sun seating areas
  • Inflatable water park, kayaks (with the Fun Pass)
  • Large heated vegas-style resort pool
  • Lounge chairs by the pool area
  • Tables and chairs with umbrellas
  • Day bed rentals (extra)
  • Full restaurant and extensive menu
  • Full bar with frozen drinks, virgin cocktails and beer
  • Food stand (tacos)
  • Clean bathrooms
  • High speed wifi

What We Like About Paradise Beach (for adults, families with kids, and couples)

Paradise Beach Cozumel Life Well Cruised

We’ve been going to Paradise Beach on a cruise for many years, so we’ve seen this resort grow and evolve. One thing that remains throughout the years has been cleanliness. Despite being a pretty busy attraction, Paradise Beach is very well kept.

Fun Pass

When we first went to Paradise Beach, our children were young and we were drawn to the inflatables at the beach, which were available with a Fun Pass for a reasonable cost. They literally would spend hours climbing on the icebergs, slides and more. Also included with a Fun Pass is the use of kayaks, which was a quieter, but enjoyable activity for our boys.

Food, Drinks and Experience

Now, our kids are older and we love to hang out by the large heated pool and have a tropical drink. On our recent cruise, we enjoyed the incredible food and snacks.

There is something for everyone at Paradise Beach Club.

Our Day at Paradise Beach Club – Exclusive All Inclusive pass

Ilana Schattauer - Paradise Beach Cozumel

We reserved an Exclusive All Inclusive pass at Paradise Beach for our port day in Cozumel.

When we exited the cruise terminal around 10 am, we took a taxi to Paradise Beach. For 3 people, it was $18 each way. There were several taxis waiting for cruise passengers at the cruise terminal, as well as at Paradise Beach when we returned to the cruise ship at the end of the day.

Paradise Beach Cozumel - Life Well Cruised

When we entered Paradise Beach, we were checked in and escorted to lounge chairs close by the large resort pool.

The grounds are beautiful and there are a lot of seating choices, from lounge chairs by the pool or along the beach. There are also gorgeous cabanas that can be rented for an additional charge.

Paradise Beach Food and Snacks

Paradise Beach Cozumel food and drinks

We met our servers, who gave us drink and food menus. While we weren’t sure what to order, our server suggested we try the Shrimp Ceviche and Nachos and Guacamole. The food was amazing and so fresh tasting!

Paradise Beach Cozumel food

Later, we ordered pizza, salad with shrimp and a burrito for lunch. The menu is all inclusive, and there are a lot of great dishes to try. The fajitas looked incredible, but we’ll have to save that for next time.

We ordered Mojitos, Mango Daiquiris and water bottles throughout the day.

How Much is Paradise Beach, Cozumel?

Paradise Beach Cozumel Pool

Paradise Beach is very reasonably priced and has different options for adults and kids.

All Inclusive Package

The Exclusive All-Inclusive pass is $67 US for adults, $47 US for youth ages 12-17, $41 for children ages 5-11, and free for children 0-4.

This includes:

  • Access to the resort pool and beach
  • Lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • All you can eat and drink
  • Free high-speed WiFi

It’s best to plan in advance and reserve on the Paradise Beach website. Please check current pricing and details.

A La Carte – Non All Inclusive

If you prefer not to book an all inclusive package, Paradise Beach has an à la carte option for guests.

The entry fee for a non all inclusive visit is $10 US per person. In addition there is a $10 minimum order of food or drinks per person required.

As Paradise Beach can get busy, especially if several cruise ships are in port, availability may be limited.

Paradise Beach Inflatables and water activities – Fun Pass

Paradise Beach Inflatables

Paradise Beach has a large floating water park of inflatables, both large and small. They keep both younger and older kids and teens entertained.

Paradise Beach offers a Fun Pass for those that want to enjoy an aquatic play park. There are water slides and other inflatables in the waters off the beach. Other water-sports included in the pass are the use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkel gear.

The Fun Pass is an additional $18 US per person.

Paradise Beach Cozumel Day Bed

How to Go to Paradise Beach from the Cruise Port on Your Own

cozumel cruise port

Cozumel is a good port to plan your own excursion, especially if you’re looking for a great beach day. To get to Paradise Beach you’ll simply take a cab or van (if you’re a big group) from the cruise port taxi stand.

Rates are about $5 a person, a bit more or less depending on how many you are. As an example, our taxi ride was $16 per way for 3 people. There are taxi stands and rates are posted.

Note – US dollars are taken

Related: 30 Best Things to Do in Cozumel on a Cruise (Port Guide)

Paradise Beach Food and Drinks Menu

Here are the food and drink menus from our day at Paradise Beach. There is a huge choice of Mexican and American style food, along with a choice of tropical drinks, beer and non-alcoholic drinks.

Paradise Beach Cozumel Menu
Paradise Beach Cozumel Menu
Paradise Beach Cozumel Menu
Paradise Beach Cozumel Menu
Paradise Beach Cozumel Menu

What to Pack for Paradise Beach

Before you head over to Paradise Beach, make sure that you’ve packed these things for your beach day:

  • A towel (you can bring one from the towel)
  • Swimsuit and cover up
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sand toys (for kids)

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Final Thoughts: Paradise Beach Cozumel Review – Information for Cruise Passengers

I hope this Paradise Beach review is helpful as you plan your day in port in Cozumel. Some of the reasons we love it and keep coming back are the great food and drinks, clean facilities, large heated pool, beautiful beach, good food and the reasonable prices.

It’s easy and convenient to get to and create your own cruise excursion to Paradise Beach, as it’s only a few minutes away by cab.

Have you been to Paradise Beach or one of the other beach resorts in Cozumel? What did you like best? Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Cruising!


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