Passion Island – Cozumel, Mexico


Carla Skog lives in Texas but is a native of Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She has spent time in the Caribbean, Ireland, Philippines and Singapore. In the future, Carla hopes to visit new and exciting destinations. She offered to share one of her favorite destinations here with us:

I am surprised how easily I fell in love;  this place called Passion Island really impressed me.  A few years back while on a west Caribbean cruise, I decided to take an excursion to Passion Island. Little did i know how it would affect me. Our ship docked at Cozumel, Mexico and we disembarked; although I was enjoying my cruise, it felt good to get off the ship for a while. Following a short ride though Cozumel’s San Miguel and the surrounding  countryside, we arrived at the ferry. The crossing was tranquil and uneventful. A few minutes later, the sign ‘Isla Passion’ came into view. We have arrived! The island was very clean and private,  more than I had hoped for. The waters of the lagoon were so clear, it felt surreal.

Once we stepped onto the  island, a greeter gave a brief orientation before we were free to explore. With Passion Island’s natural beauty and clear blue waters, I soon realized this is one of Cozumel’s best areas. The beach like many others around Cozumel, are covered with white sand. When lunch was served, it was a Tex-Mexican style buffet; this included: chicken, rice, fresh fruits & vegetables, bread, chips, salsa, soft drinks and various alcoholic beverages. Following the meal, I focused on the beach, enjoying the serenity of the beach as the water’s of the Caribbean sea splashed upon the beach. Before I knew it, our three hours was over and it was time to return to the cruise ship. The time there passed so quickly and I reluctantly boarded the ferry for our return to Cozumel. The time spent there continues to affect me today. Every time I see a tropical island, I am taken back to that calm, tranquil island with the white sands, blue waters and warm breezes.


Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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