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Holbox Hotel Mawimbi
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Amazing, quiet, unique!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I think Mawimbi is for someone looking for an unique experience in HolBox. The island itself isn’t as other places near Cancun. You won’t be able to find fancy restaurants or tons of tourists. Here is quiet. I was lying on the Mawimbi beach in the morning for a couple of days and it was amazing, you don’t hear a thing except for the peaceful ocean. Sometimes it is so quiet that you don’t even hear the waves. We stayed 2 nights at the Tortuga suite. The room was spacious, clean and it has all that you need. The restaurant is also very good. Both Sofi and Paco make our stay very special. Excellent Margaritas, authentic and delicious food.
My only complaint is that they accept credit card only if you pay a extra fee, which depends on the % of how much you spend. I'd strongly recommend that you bring enough cash, as around the Island is the same thing. Other than that we have an excellent experience and we would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel in May. While there, we explored several other hotels and resorts and came to the conclusion we were definitely booked into the best on the island. The staff and owners were incredibly helpful and friendly. The hotel was impeccably kept and after trying several other restaurants, the restaurant at the hotel ended up being our favorite place to dine. I am already thinking about our next trip there, but will definitely go a little later in the year to experience whale shark season.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I just returned from a one week stay at Mawimbi and it was incredible. I will definitely return again. Service was top notch; from the reservations, to the housekeeping, to the restaurant (El Barquito) to the Whaleshark excursion with Andreas and even a secluded beach all to ourselves. I couldn't have been more pleased with this vacation. My first room, although small, was perfectly fine with a very comfortable king size bed, mosquito net, fan, AC and impeccably clean. I switched to another room with a balcony for the second half of my stay (because it wasn't available when I booked for the my entire stay) and I loved it, it had a very spacious balcony with hammocks that overlooked the restaurant area and had a view of the beach. Thanks to Onny, Ana, Jeevyl and Ivan my stay at the hotel was very special.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We didn't stay at Mawimbi, but did stop in for a random lunch and it was delicious. We ate during the Mexico vs Holland World Cup game and the atmosphere was great! We had guacamole (amazing), pasta natural, breaded chicken, fajitas and shrimp tacos. All of it was just perfect, service was great (even in the midst of the big game) and the view can't be beat!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We were on a Wild Ocean Adventures tour to Holbox to swim with the whale sharks and manta rays. We stayed at the Mawimbi last week and it's a great hotel. So many small decor details make it a cut above other hotels in the area. The owners are very welcoming and hospitable. The food was great - I had the guacamole and shrimp and the garlic grilled shrimp every day! :>) i also had a massage which was also very good. If you're going to Holbox, definitely the place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I just returned from my second stay at the Posada Mawimbi. What a great spot! The beach location is ideal yet close enough for an easy, quick walk to town. The hotel staff really goes above and beyond to make your stay peaceful and pleasant. They are friendly and helpful. The beach bar/restaurant is fun for drinks and guacamole and lunch or dinner - simple and fresh food. Our room was good size with 2 comfortable queen beds, great air conditioning when needed, adorable bathroom and it was spotlessly clean each day! The hotel grounds are so pretty and well kept with fun tropical decor. The beach beds and hammocks are kept in great condition and very comfortable for lounging. I am a picky traveller and a tough critic and mawimbi is one of my favorite places to stay!!! I look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

My wife and I visited Holbox this past March and had an amazingly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Hotel Mawimbi made the experience special. During our week stay we walked the beaches of the whole island, and while lovely, the best spot was definitely the perfectly shaded and groomed Mawimbi beachfront. Many of the locals we met in town agreed with us. This hidden gem is a must visit!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Holbox Hotel Mawimbi
Address: Calle Igualdad s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Holbox Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Holbox Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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

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