Villa La Bella is a one-of-a-kind gem, set on a pristine locale with a gorgeous view of the ocean. Proprieters, Ashley and Curtis, along with their staff go above and beyond to make sure your welcome is friendly and your stay is comfortable and relaxed, from the moment you are met upon arrival to their final waves as you depart in your taxi.
We stayed in a Contemporary Bungalow in mid-May for $120 and vacationed worry-free with ammeneties such as A/C, ceiling fan, mini fridge, hot shower (with seashell showerhead fixture!), daily maid service, in-room safe, and a gorgeous, round window with wooden shutters to let in the beautiful sunlight and view of the sandy relaxation area -- complete with sunbeds and hammocks-- right outside. The pool was about two steps from our front door and the open-air bar and breakfast area maybe another ten. Not a bad life!
One thing that may appeal to the B & B connoisseurs: all of the decor at Villa La Bella is handmade. From the seashell-inlaid tables in the bar area to the inventive windchimes and array of unique sculptures and statues winking at you from odd corners, you are surrounded by a creative world of truly original design that evokes a cozy and inviting feel amid the already utopian setting.
Another nice factor about Villa La Bella is that there are quiet hours from around 11:00 PM until about 8:00 AM. This ensures that your late evening and sleep hours are serene and uninterrupted. Arriving home after dinner, it's a luxury to relax in one of the swings at the bar and indulge in the sound of waves as you enjoy a nightcap before retiring to your room. It's definitely a place to get some beautiful rest.
Our stay was all-in-all too short, but next time will certainly be longer. Kudos to Ashley & Curtis and their staff!
P.S. The Pina Coladas are outstanding!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront bed and breakfast with only 6 guest rooms for single or double adult occupancy in a peaceful environment overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy relaxing in the outdoor fresh-water pool or in the circular lounging pool, read a book or take a siesta in a hammock, fall asleep on one of the pool side beds or cushioned lounge chairs. Enjoy made-from-scratch drinks or "beer so cold it'll make your teeth hurt" at the swing bar open daily until "last call" at 9:30 PM. Free wifi in our unique open-air living room and a library with a great selection of books, games, cards and DVDs. Ocean and pool views from every room. A king sized bed with quality linens ensure a relaxing night's sleep and a private bathroom in each room with real conch shell shower head provides an amazing tropical feel. For comfort and convenience, each room has a ceiling fan, mini fridge, personal safe and daily housekeeping. Bungalows and Honeymoon Suite have AC. Each of the 2 second floor palapa suites have a hanging bed and are cooled naturally by the Caribbean breeze. Delicious complimentary breakfast served oceanside daily from 8:30- 10 AM. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa La Bella Hotel Isla Mujeres