Our amazing customer service started before we even landed in Mexico. Marcella was fantastic at communicating with us about our reservations. Upon arrival, we were shown to our room, which was simple but tastefully decorated and very large for our needs. The full kitchenette allowed us to cook simple meals to add to our eating experience on the island.
We traveled with two adults and two children (ages 10 and 8) and the room provided everything we needed. We were able to source cold Fantas and beers from Marcella when we checked in, then took advantage of the large mini-fridge for the rest of our stay. Shopping "in town" allows for decent pricing for your own stash of drinks and snacks, but there is a cooler in the room that Marcella will fill with ice for an afternoon on the beach.
Our breakfast was delivered each morning in a delightful "knapsack" and filled with warm bread, butter, jam and assorted fresh fruits.
As I type this review, I am sitting on the veranda (shared with one other room, but never feeling cramped or intrusive) listening to the evening sounds of the seashells hung around the ceiling swaying in the ever present breeze and being serenaded by the nightlife. This stay was peaceful, serene and enjoyable. Even though Casa Takywara was fully booked during our weekend stay (three nights), it almost always felt as though we were the only guests.
The grounds are arranged such that guests can meander around the garden area, read in the screened porch, or sit at one of the many hideaways created for our use.
The beach is just a few steps from the penthouse, Agua and Aire rooms and the Beach Bungalow sits literally ON the beach. There is ample seating on the beach for all Casa Takywara guests and we felt as though the beach had been reserved just for us.
The restaurants in town will deliver food to your room or beachfront, which is a huge benefit if you choose not to rent a golf cart (which can be expensive at $85 USD per 24 hour period). The town is a short and enjoyable 15 minute walk from Casa Takywara and just the perfect distance to get your appetite going and to burn off calories after your dinner! (The main strip of hotels on Holbox is actually farther from downtown Holbox than Casa Takywara is, yet Takywara feels MUCH more remote and exclusive!)
The simplicity of Casa Takywara is subtle, in that everything seems casually placed and situated, however, you know every little detail has been appointed to and cared for by the staff (Marcella, Bertha and the groundskeepers, etc.) but never with an air of anything but utmost attention to the guests. The grounds are unique (stumps turned into planters that have been seated on seashells, hanging baskets of foilage, delightful mobiles fashioned from driftwood and seashells, etc.)
We would love to come back to Holbox and if so, we will definitely stay at Casa Takywara.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In Casa Takywara you will be able to enjoy the nature surrounded by mangroves and native vegetation, in the comfort of an ample and calm space with terraces, hammocks and an incomparable view in front of the sea. Full unforgettable moments of encounter with dolphins, pelicans, flamenco and other species. Our small island belongs to a Protected Natural Area call Yum Balam. We participate in communitarian activities for the environmental education and protection of flora and fauna.Casa Takywara is in a calm beach, near the town, without traffic nor tourist agitation and of great privacy.Starred skies, unique sunsets, encounter of colors between the sky and the sea, to walk barefoot, to breathe pure air, all are rewarding experiences that we invite to you to share in our House.We have created a refuge of rescue, rehabilitation and liberation of fauna located within the town and you can visit it. ... more less
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