I'm Sherri Davis and I have lived on the island for over 20 years.
I spent my early years in Cozumel working as a business consultant and PADI Dive Instructor.
Currently I own/operate several island endeavors including:
IslaMar Vacation Villas
Palmar Estate Beach Club
Cozumel Volunteer Connection
Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary and
the Cozumel Insider web domain
I enjoy scuba diving, traveling the interior of Mexico, creative writing, discovering nature and supporting local conservation efforts such as the Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program, reef monitoring and beach clean up events here on the island.
Cozumel is a special place that will capture your heart ~ if you let it! I would love to show you the Cozumel I know. A relaxed place with neighborly people where even those on the tightest of vacation budgets can enjoy themselves. Let me and my staff show you Cozumel from our side of town ~ where the locals live and eat and play away from the expensive tourist zone. It would be my pleasure to have you here with me at IslaMar for your vacation!
I am a native of Texas and hold a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. However, I do speak Canadian and Minnesotan really well (eh?!)! ;-)
Sherri Davis purchased this apartment in 1997
On my first visit to Cozumel years ago, I simply could not believe that a person could leave DFW, fly for a bit over 2 hours and end up in a place as remote and primative as Cozumel was back then. There is something about the island that simply draws visitors into its charm.
As a scuba diver, I found heaven on earth in the beauty of the reefs that surround Cozumel and I simply never wanted to leave! Having my vacation villas gives me the chance to share the Cozumel I know with others who enjoy island living type vacations!
One of the main reasons folks come back to IslaMar year after year is because it is one of the few remaining owner operated vacation rental facilities in Cozumel. Many Cozumel vacation rentals are handled nowadays by property management companies (no owner on site).
My staff and I are on site daily and try to ensure that guests have the best possible vacation experience while here on the island. We assist guests with everything from coordinating car rentals and excursions to sharing information about less expensive 'locals' places to hang out. Our goal at IslaMar is to make a 'regular' out of you!
Another thing that sets IslaMar apart from many other properties in Cozumel, is that we are actually operating a legitimate business within the community complete with all applicable business licenses, safety inspections and legitimate legal structure to provide property rentals in Cozumel. As members of the Cozumel island community, we at IslaMar feel an obligation to comply with local regulations and help support road and infrastructure development rather that ignore or evade these regulations and fees as so many vacation rentals do on the island. As they say 'It takes a village.' and we must all CONTRIBUTE (by paying licenses/fees,etc.) to improve our community.