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Lost Resort?

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Lost Resort?

I wonder if someone could help me out? It is a bit of a tall order, bit I thought I would ask anyway. Some time ago, I was looking through some of Mexico's all inclusive resorts. I came across this one resort (the name I have forgotten), which had, off it's beach, a small island that residents could sunbathe, relax etc. I was hoping that this may jog someone's memory??? Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Lost Resort?

The primary "small" Isla known in the Cancun area that matches the description would be Isla Mujeres. If you're thinking of Isla, there's a vast array of resorts that meet the description. However, if your suggesting swimming there, it's doubtful, unless one would be a marathon swimmer or into the Iron Man competition.

Off the shore of Playa Del Carmen, there's Isla Cozumel but I wouldn't describe her as small and the Isla is a major world cruise destination as well a resort isla with many day trippers from the mainland.

There is a small small rock covered islet off Dreams Resort, the former Camino Real, primarily a natural bird sanctuary that was partially destroyed with the beach expansion project but it doesn't fit the beach, swim and relax description you refer to.

Further North, there's Isla Blanca, a rugged but beautiful barrier island and yet even further North are Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox but none of these fit your description either.

Edited: 16 November 2011, 12:46
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I know it's not in Mexico, but I do ALOT of hotel hunting, and this is the first thing I thought of, based on your description. Good luck! Hope you can find the one you are looking for!

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Yep Sandals was also the first resort that came to my mind...don't think there is anything like that in Mexico but I could be wrong.

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I don't know of any in Mexico that fit that description either (doesn't mean there's not one). But I do know Renaissance Resort in Aruba has the private island like you described.

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