Sooo, my boyfriend are I were supposed to go to Barcelona (but he doesn't have enough vacation days to go) and then Havana. But we changed our minds. I want a beach in front on my hotel because it's probably going to be too hot in August not to swim in the ocean!
I've been to Mexico before (Nuevo Vallarta) and the beach was OK, but not super beautiful. Are the beaches in Isla as amazing as on the pictures?! We're probably going to stay in the North end of the island.
And about the hotel, I'm looking at the Priviledge Aluxe Isla Mujeres. It's about $720 including flight + hotel from Montreal, which is good. But is the hotel any good? I've read reviews, but I'd like more info. Would you go there? There is also the Na-Balam hotel... Which one is better? We want a beachfront hotel.
I'm a bit concerned about the ferry thing. I know I have to get there via taxi/shuttle etc. But let's say my flight arrives in Cancun at about 3pm... At what time should I book my shuttle? 3:30? 4?
Last thing, is the island a bit peaceful? I'm not really a 'Cancun' type of girls, I like peace and I basically just want some time off with my boyfriend. We won't be clubbing, but we want to do a few excursions ('bird island' and turtle farms, among others).
Would Isla Mujeres be a good pick for us? I'm pretty sure it is, but I'm looking for more input. We will probably book our trip later this week/weekend.
Thanks so much! :)