Myself, my husband, and another couple arrived on 6/25 to Villas Delfines for the 2nd half of our trip (Stayed about PavoReal in Tulum for 4 days prior). We arrived and were greeted very warmly by Christine who took very good care of us for the duration of our stay- along with Juan Jose. We were helped to our bungalows, where we discovered neither couple had AC in their Bungalow despite our request to our travel agent to request a room with AC. We brought our concerns to Juan Jose who had another room prepared for each couple almost immediately. The AC unit in our Superior Bungalow and in our friends' Beach Front was helpful and cooled the room/took the humidity out, but could never get the room super cold--but comfortable. The mini fridge worked okay, again never super cold. The shower was only hot sometime between 10am and 7pm (never bothered us). The toilet was AMAZING! No smell what-so-ever! Beds were comfortable and there was no need for the mosquito net. Very unique and beautiful bungalow. Garden/Landscaping on the property is very beautiful, lots of birds and iguanas. 20 minutes up the road walking away from the city is where you can see Flamingo's feeding early in the morning around 8am and then later in the afternoon around 1 or 2ish. We were able to take a Kayak out for a little while which was nice. Bugs (mosquitos and sand fly/gnat) are bad at night and in the morning if there is not breeze. Basic baby oil seemed to help.
The beach was great, the sand so soft and the water very calm and clear- a lot like Destin, FL. There was a lot of stinky sea grass from high tide, but i was told that where the sea grass washes up depends on what way the winds blow. The other side of the island which is uninhabited/undeveloped had slim to no grass on the shores. The pool was amazing, too.
Our friends had an emergency the first night and had to leave the following morning and Juan Jose took good care of them. He was able to get them a some of their money back for the unused nights. Juan Jose made very good recommendations for places to eat and places to grab some snacks.The town is beautiful and safe with lots of options for food. We ate at Los Peleones, Carioca's Pizza, and Viva Zapata--probably the best, freshest food we've had for great prices. The Hotels food was good...stick with the quesadillas, guac, and breakfast...the Fajitas were okay but too sweet, almost tasted like a lot of soy sauce had been added...and the carbonara pasta didn't taste like much.
Overall, a great unique place to stay. It's simple, but there's nothing wrong with that. Amazing. Thank you Juan Jose and Christina! We enjoyed our stay and enjoyed meeting and talking to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villas Delfines, framed by the tranquil turquoise Caribbean waters and fine sands of Isla Holbox. During its construction style and respect for the Caribbean environment and energy optimization thought the installation of solar panels to heat water as well as an innovative composting toilets, thus contributing to environmental conservation. ... more less
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