Isla Mujeres is a beautiful 20-minute ferry trip from Cancun – close to a major international airport, yet a long way from the bustle of mega-resort vacations.
Pass the day on white sand beaches; snorkel and dive the crystal-clear turquoise Caribbean waters; shop in artisan-owned stores and savor the delicious array of cuisine in locally-run restaurants. If you can stay awake, the island’s laid-back nature harbors a lively nightlife that lasts until dawn.
The adventurous traveler may rent a golf cart or hop on one of the hotel’s bicycles for a day tour of the 5 mile-long island, meandering along rocky coasts, visiting the Mayan temple to the Goddess Ixchel, and stopping for a fresh coconut or seashell souvenir. Then again, everything one might need for a relaxing get-away can be found within a few blocks from the comforts of the hotel.