Isla Mujeres is a hugely popular day-trip destination for vacationers staying in Cancun. It’s a small island only 20 minutes offshore and is perfect for soaking up some island vibes while enjoying one of the area’s best beaches at Playa Norte. It also offers some of the best water-based tours in the Cancun area.
But if you want to dig a little deeper and experience the many activities for longer than just a few hours – and really, why wouldn’t you? – here are the finest on-island luxury resorts to tempt you to stay across the water.
Not strictly a resort, but certainly Isla Mujeres’s hottest new luxury hotel, Lotus Beach Hotel is situated on a prime beachfront location on Playa Norte. It’s a small, exclusive development with only six rooms that are beautifully designed and decorated in a minimal, yet inviting style.
Rooms all have either an in-suite jacuzzi tub, or their own plunge pool, and these are some sizeable rooms, ranging from 75-85 square meters. Overlooking the beach and turquoise ocean beyond, this is somewhere you can thoroughly chill out. The hotel is rated for its fantastic food and drinks, chilled vibe, and smart appearance, which is super close to all that the Isla Mujeres ‘Centro’ district has to offer.
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Mia Reef Isla Mujeres
The private pier used to access the Mia Reef Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive is the first indication of how exclusive this luxury resort is. Inhabiting one of the island’s most secluded locations, Mia Reef offers superb views of the coral reef from one side, and beach views from the other.
There’s little need to leave this little corner of paradise once you arrive, with your every need taken care of, from a lovely oceanfront pool area with a swim-up bar, a relaxing spa, two restaurants, plus a fitness room and – the icing on the cake – a private beach.
Rooms are simply decorated with splashes of magenta bringing a tropical feel. Guests praise the staff for their attentive and caring service, which is yet another reason to recommend this unforgettable hotel.
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Privilege Aluxes resort occupies an enviable spot right on the corner of Playa Norte beach. With views over the white sand and bright blue waters, and towards Cancun’s famous Hotel Zone, this is an excellent spot to slow down your pace and enjoy the beautiful and calming surroundings.
Rooms here are smart, modern, and comfortable, with many suites offering a jacuzzi tub on the balcony, overlooking the lovingly maintained tropical gardens and the inviting pool area. The hotel has an enticing beachfront restaurant as well as two other tasty dining options in the main hotel. It also has a popular Balinese-bed lined beach club that’s away from most others, creating a peaceful atmosphere perfect for a day spent enjoying the ocean views.
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The Isla Mujeres Palace was recently rated in the top 10 All-Inclusive resorts in Mexico – praise indeed. When you take a look at the impressive facilities, you can see why. This couples-only resort has a boutique-sized 62 rooms, which allows staff to provide an attentive and personalized service. Room decor is fresh and inviting, all suites have an in-room whirlpool tub, and some also have stunning ocean views.
There are numerous restaurants, including Asian and Italian options, all drinks are top-shelf, plus oceanfront dinners on the beach can be arranged for the ultimate in romance. Add to this the fabulous Awe spa, and a whole host of activities, including water sports, tours, and nightly entertainment, and you can see the benefits of spending a few days at this mid-island hideaway.
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Located on a thin peninsula in central Isla Mujeres, the Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun hotel is perfect for people seeking a secluded and ultra-luxe vacation. Suites are well thought out, with warm wood and ocean tones. Many rooms have a hot tub on the balcony, others have direct access to the resort pool. The Presidential Suite is a triple-level masterpiece providing the ultimate in decadence – plus those all-important ocean views.
Dining-wise, Zoetry Villa Rolandi offers intriguing fusion food, with a Swiss-Italian restaurant and a French-Mexican dining option. The resort also offers two pools, plus thalassotherapy, and as part of its Endless Privileges program, you can enjoy a whole host of additional activities, including a sunset cruise, complimentary green fees at a nearby golf course, and a deluxe yacht transfer from Cancun to Isla Mujeres.
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