Today we arrive at Cozumel at 7 am. I was up too early after a restless night. Had a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep. The only good thing about that is this beautiful unedited sunrise!
We had breakfast in the dining room when it opened at 7:30. I tried the bran muffin for the first time.
Then I had the French toast with a side of bacon.
It was all delicious.
Today we have reservations at Paradise Beach Club. They have a special this Fall for $50 per person instead of usual price of $65. We made reservations that required half of it to be prepaid.
Getting to Paradise Beach Club and Checkin
Our first stop was posing at Margaritaville Cozumel.
Then while my sisters looked in a shop I popped into a pharmacy and bought the Mexican brand equivalent of abreva for a cold sore that popped out when I got SO hot in Roatan. After that we found the taxi stand (taking the long way out of the port complex). The rate was $15 plus we tipped $5 each way which was appreciated by our drivers.
At Paradise Beach club we checked in and paid the remaining balance and were asked if we wanted to sit at the beach or pool. It was pool which was a good choice today with the rough water.
Paradise Beach Club Experience
I wanted shade and we started that way but know now to pick the other side of the pool. Daniel and Alberto were our waiters and they quickly got us a round of drinks to start. I had the strawberry mojito which I really didn’t like.
Daniel took our floats somewhere and had air blown into them which was greatly appreciated. Sister T rewarded him a gratuity.
We spent the next couple of hours in and out of the water.
The property does offer henna tattos, massages and inflatables for extra charge.
I didn’t take a picture of all the prices but remember massages were $45 for 30 minutes.
The taco truck was there but not open since it wasn’t as busy as pre-covid yet.
My second drink was margarita which went very well with the excellent guacamole and chips.
The pico de gallo was fresh but too much onion for me.
Others had blue Hawaiians to drink.
Then we had lunch at a table. I had mixed fajitas, sister T had beef fajitas, and the other two had cheeseburgers with fries that looked really good.
We were all happy with our meals. The restrooms were very nice and clean with outdoor sinks and I loved the wall of outdoor showers to wash off sea water or chlorine.
All too soon it was time to leave (2 pm for us) and we took a cab back to the port.
Afternoon and Evening Onboard
Once onboard I showered and then ran down to Sorrento’s for a cup of ice for my free diet coke (emerald perk). Somehow pepperoni pizza ended up in my hands too.
We were able to nap until the ship’s horn woke us up at 4:30 which was all aboard time. About 20 minutes later LOS pulled away. It had been a wonderful day in Cozumel with perfect weather (other than rough seas).
Cozumel Evening Dinner
The servers gave everyone cheese plates tonight to start. The compass said casual dress yet it was a formal night menu so diners were in a wide gamut of clothing which was fine with me . I think they should just do away with dress codes and let people wear what they want with some guidelines.
I guess because I had pizza late, I wasn’t that hungry for dinner and just had one starter which was Vidalia onion tart.
For entree I went with the beef tenderloin with a lobster tail added.
The meat was too rare for me. The lobster was not great but I ate it. Kenger noticed I didn’t like my beef so she replaced it with their other option which was really more done than I liked but I ate some of it. The meat was very tender. They said they only had medium rare or medium well. 🙄
For dessert I had the molten chocolate cake which was delicious.
We had reservations to see Saturday night fever but none of felt we could last through the 90 minute show and cancelled them. In our cabin we found instructions for debarkation (boo).
Our room steward brought group 4 luggage tags later. There went our plans for breakfast in the MDR last day; our estimated time off is 7:45 and it doesn’t open until 7. I was asleep at 9.
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