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 Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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