We found this place on Groupon, and I am SOOOO glad we did. Its magical. The island itself is paradise. Most (if not all) of the hotels are small boutique hotels, equipped with pools right on the ocean. I dont know if its like this all the time, or if its that we are off season, but the hotels all let you come in and use their amenities FOR FREE. Several times during our stay (we are still here! but its so nice im inclined to write this now!) we were the only people on the beach. Having said that, we never utilized a place without ordering something! You get around the island by moped or golf cart, but if you want to spend the days drifting from beach to beach like we do, sipping margaritas and eating cerviche, we recommend the golf cart.
This hotel has amazing staff. Moy, Jube and the bartender have all been amazing- and seeing as we are a NYC bar owner and bartender, we have high expectations. The place is a bit worn as per previous reviews, but I dont think its a negative or impedes on any part of the charm. It is perfectly clean, which is something I will not compromise on vacation.
We are staying in the Peace room which, yes is very small, but is perfectly livable if you dont mind vacationing out of a suitcase. I brought all sorts of cute clothes, thinking it would be similar to Cancun, and have yet to be out of flipflops, a bathingsuit and a coverup all week!
The bed is pretty hard, which is literally my ONLY negative, as my back hurts now- but nothing I cant fix with a massage and some relaxing by the pool.
Things we have checked out so far and recommend: Royal Swim with the Doplhins at Dolphin Discovery, the museam beach bar, and Casa de Suenos (the infinity pool is unbeatable). Most like to spend their days at Playa Norte as the beach itself is like power. We however prefered the Sur side of the island as it has leff tourists and crystal clear waters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small relaxing boutique hotel located in the middle of the Island with ocean view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Louise Ixchel Hotel Isla Mujeres
- Casa Ixchel Isla Mujeres