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“Lux hotel on the beach.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villas HM Paraiso del Mar

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Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Springdale, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lux hotel on the beach.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The things dreams are made of. Luxury on a Caribbean island and just didn't want it to end! The beachfront location is so much better than the photos show and the hotel feels very secluded and high end. The staff are very kind and attentive to your every need. We arrived early but checking into our room wasn't a problem. Excellent room with top quality bed and bedding and views to remember for ever. The beach is the main attraction and boat trips/fishing trips and water sports are popular activities here although bird watching seemed the thing to get into as there were so many beautiful birds around. Food and drinks were great at the hotel and we only ate out a couple of times which was just snacks in the small town. Bring flip flops rather than high heels ladies as it is laid back island life in Holbox. Loved every minute of our holiday and wish all hotels were this good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Grace A
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

The location of this hotel is wonderful a short walk into town along the beach road. The rooms are large and have plenty of windows but the floor does creak and may cause an issue with the guest below you. Request a room on the first floor as they have patio, the second floor has a deck and the third floor has nothing. The landscaping is spectacular to give you the feeling you are in the jungle. Swimming pool is a bit small but you do have the sea within walking distance. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is served buffet style and it has a good selection at all meals. Snack bar is available at the pool. If you want a place to get away from it all this is the place. They can arrange golf cart rentals, whale shark swimming and a host of other items and it will be charged to your room.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Albert C
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Creston,NC
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175 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a week here, starting out in a garden room (which was lovely) and then upgraded to a king suite, #500, which I highly recommend! It was a perfect perch to while away the time, gazing out onto the water, watching people stroll along the beach, and enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunsets. We enjoyed breakfast there every morning and did not do an all inclusive as the restaurants in the nearby village (within walking distance) are good. Susana at the front desk is really wonderful.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barrie, ON
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed at this resort from June 5th to the 14th, 2014. The resort is situated on a lovely stretch of beach. The downside was the amount of smelly seaweed which is endless across the entire beach front. There is a make shift bridge to walk over the seaweed but it was varnished and very slippery so be careful.

The rooms were clean, as were the grounds. The resort could use some updating as far as the cushions in the lobby, rooms and beach loungers as they were either ripped, dirty or had mold. ***Take bug spray!!! As the bugs were bad everywhere on the resort and the beach***

The buffet is small, and choices limited. Again, keep in mind this is a small resort and you will not have the selection found at larger ones.

There is a sand bar in front of the resort that you can walk for at least 3 to 4 kms depending on the tide you will see the local birds (pelicans, flamingos etc) in their natural habitat. Rent a golf cart, it's worth the $40.00 US for four hours. We went from one end of the island to the other and it was a blast. Unfortunately, we did not book the whale shark tour, other guests we spoke to said it was an amazing experience (1300.00 pesos) Season starts in June, peak time is August for the tour. There are restaurants along the beach front and in town to check out or simply sit and have a Corona break.

In general there are some really nice points about this resort/island and some disappointments. The professional photos on Trip Advisor really didn't match up with the resort, my guess is that most of them date back to when the resort was originally opened. The transfer from Cancun airport to the resort went smooth getting there and leaving. This cost is over and above your accommodation (approx. $300.00US)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoanneinBarrie
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

The view from the room was out of a brochure. The sandy beach was baby fine sand and the food here was well above the norm. We had a ball here, it is just so tranquil there was hardly anyone around on the beach and the feel is relaxed and chilled. The other guests were pleasant and the BBQ was a well organized lovely night. The sun chairs are plentiful and you have a good choice of places to sit on the sand. If you stay there long enough, later in the early evening you see the flamingos fly right overhead on their way home, beautiful and very special. Bringing some binoculars would be a good idea, the wildlife and birds are spectacular. This whole vacation was top class and we made the most of this amazing place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wendy H
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were staying only for two nights but everything was much better than expected. Great location, perfect rooms and amazing food were only making us to want to stay longer. And we definitely will come back someday because I still want to see and snorkel with a whale shark since we weren't that lucky this time due to the season only starting in May.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank vlmtf2
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Just to echo all the great comments about this place, I totally agree with them all. The staff were entertaining and pleasant and the accommodation was spotless. Beach heaven on a tropical Island it feels as good as it looks. I haven't been so happy in a long while and my husband had the time to read a book he's been trying to read for the last six months. Success all round, on every level. This should be prescribed by a doctor take twice a year for well being.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suzanna T
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Additional Information about Villas HM Paraiso del Mar

Property: Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
Address: Avenida Plutarco Elias Calles s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico (Formerly Villas Paraiso del Mar)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas HM Paraiso del Mar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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Villas Paraiso Del Mar Hotel Holbox Island
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