I agree with all the great reviews, we enjoyed our stay, the bar/restaurant, whale sharks, etc. It’s all been well described by others. I just thought I'd add a few specifics about our room. So many of the reviews praised the junior suite so that I was a little hesitant to book a different room but the suite was not available. No problem. Our first night we were in the standard room without balcony. It was fine, clean, adequate size etc. If that’s all they have, take it. However, It’s on the ground floor and near the road. The golf carts were a bit noisy during the day but quieted later, even on a busy Saturday night. No view. Also, a little farther from the water cooler, a minor inconvenience.
Our other nights we were in one of the standard second floor balcony rooms, which was great. There was a nice breeze coming in the second story window (though we appreciate having the a/c part of the time). There is a wonderful narrow balcony that wraps around the building with a private hammock and small table. Great for being lazy as well as hanging wet bathing suits. There is a cooler with purified water, a community fridge and lending library just outside the door. Even if you are on a budget, I suggest spending the extra $10.
Both rooms had plenty of hot water, storage and charm. I’m sure the junior suites are wonderful but we were not disappointed with our room at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mawimbi is a small charming tropical "hotelito" with only 10 rooms, built in the middle of a lush tropical garden located in the beautiful white beach of Holbox Island in Mexico Hotel facilities includes 2,500 square meters (8200 feet) of beach with wood sunbeds, hammocks and swing beds. This palm shaded beachfront oasis lies just beyond the outskirts of Holbox town, only two blocks distant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Holbox Island
- Holbox Island Hotel Mawimbi