Molly S., Portland, Oregon
13 nov. 2019
The BEST place to stay on Isla Mujeres
Look no further than Isla Retreats. From the moment we walked onto the property until the day we left we had a magical experience. Katy and her father have created the most beautiful, peaceful, immaculately maintained property with everything you could think you need and more. We used the pool with waterfall everyday and sat beneath the palapa to read. We stayed in a king-bed room - every detail has been attended to. The air-conditioning is fabulous, bed so comfortable, small table and 2 chairs, closet and bureau for clothes, a safe for valuables and plenty of room for everything. The small kitchen area has your own large pure water dispenser, glasses and silverware, microwave and refrigerator, paper towels, ice in the freezer and two bottles of wine - red and white! The shower is strong and has limitless hot water and there are plenty of towels, including some you can borrow to go to the beach. Katy told us about all the local restaurants and we had some of the best meals we've ever had in Mexico (have breakfast/brunch at Mango Cafe Isla and the hamburger at Madera Food and Art). Isla Retreats is not in the busy Playa Norte area where there are lots of hawkers, loud music, and many, many people. Isla Retreats is about a 20-25 minute walk from that area where it is much more peaceful and in an area that has lots of great restaurants you can walk to, a huge supermarket, and nice walks along the ocean. You can get anywhere on the island in a taxi for a mere $2.60. One day we rented a golf cart and they delivered it and picked it up from Isla Retreats. Katy also arranged a private sailboat cruise for us - it was just the two of us and Juan, the master sailor. As we sailed through the beautiful blue water we passed many large sailboats and catamarans with crowds of people and loud music - we were so happy with our choice that day - it was just spectacular. We were so incredibly happy that we found Isla Retreats and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone planning a stay on the island. Katy is always available to help and answer questions and all of the Isla Retreats staff were friendly and always so helpful. Thank you Katy - we'll be back!