I will admit it, I was wary about staying here after reading some of the reviews here. But, I was very happy with week long stay on Isla Mujere's and the Avalon Reef Club. Not knowing about any type of hotel transport service, we took a ferry and a taxi to the hotel. Upon our arrival we were prompty greeted with a cold beverage. One downside I encountered was that I called the hotel a couple of days in advance to see about upgrading from a tower room to a villa. At that time, I was told to make that request upon checking in. However, once we checked in, I was told there were no more villa's available. (Odd, since we're talking about the off season and the resort was pretty empty most of the time.) But it ended up working out for the best. I was very pleased with our room and we had a lovely ocean view. I thought the room was very comfortable and I had no problems with any of the amenties (a/c, water pressure, toilet, etc were all perfect.)
We stayed a full week and had a fantastic time. The resort is beautiful and we loved the beach. Since it was off season, we were always able to get a lounge chair and umbrella. The wait staff was very helpful and accomodating.
My bf and I opted not to do the all-inclusive package, and I'm very happy with our decision. The breakfast buffet is included in your room rate, and that was "acceptable". Not fantstic at all, but hey, it was free. The lunch and dinner buffet's did not look all that wonderful. But the restaurants in town are phenominal, and I highly recommend venturing out for your meals. We had some of the most amazing food on the island!
The only downside I have about staying on the island, is that it's a bit complicated to get to Cancun for mainland activities. We booked quite a few excursions on Cancun (Xcaret, Chichen Itza, Cozumel), and using the ferry on a daily basis was kind of a pain. (Not to mention exhausting.) I definitely think we did too much on the mainland. Also, staying on the island complicated our flight back home - due to the early departure time, the ferry's weren't running, so we had to book a 2nd hotel for our last night in Mexico.
On the whole, Isla Mujere's is beautiful. I'd definitely return to the island and would stay at the Avalon Reef again. It's an excellent bargain and is a lovely resort. Please note that my bf and I are late 20's and we're not so impressed with big, fancy resorts. We're looking for comfort and convenience, and the Avalon Reef definitely exceeded our expectations.
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Reef Club Isla Mujeres Hotel Isla Mujeres
- Avalon Reef Isla Mujeres
- Avalon Club Reef
- Isla Mujeres Avalon Reef