We loved staying here at El Milagro! I don't think we could have found a better place to stay with my family with two kids and extended family - we had a total of 9 in the group (they stayed in other rooms). My family of 4 stayed in Bayfront 2A, and they added two twin beds to the room (one on frame and one mattress on ground) for the kids. It was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was well stocked with all that you could need, plus some complementary coffee and sugar to get you started. The fridge was nicer than the one we have at home! There is a bottled water dispenser in the kitchen to use, the A/C worked great in both the living room and bedroom. There is a nice deck with chairs and tables, but with the trees in front, there isn't really a view of the bay. Everything was very clean. My sister-in-law stayed in Caribbean view I and the room was just as nice, the only slight negative is the street noise, but she said it was much quieter in the bedroom itself.
The kids loved the open air rec room with darts and ping pong table and especially loved the movie theatre room. There were a lot of DVDs available, but could have used a few more kid friendly movies (of course, we had them outside and playing/swimming as much as possible, and preferred them to not stay inside watching movies). The pool was small but deep enough for the kids to swim and jump into and dive for coins on the bottom. There were lots of hammocks and chairs to relax in. We could snorkel around the docks and saw some fish and baby barracuda. The free paddle boards and kayaks were great! And they provide life jackets to use. Also, there is free wifi throughout the resort and rooms. A big plus!
The best thing about El Milagro is the staff there, including Jaime, Julio, Rosa, and Serge. All were so friendly and helpful! We felt very safe to let our kids to play in the confines of the property. Jaime and Julio were exceptional! They saved the day when my son's wire on his braces broke Saturday after lunch and I asked Julio if he knew of a dentist or orthodontist. Jaime called his own dentist and they both explained to the dentist what happened since I couldn't speak Spanish. They got me in immediately to see the dentist before he closed. Julio led the way to the dentist on his moped so I could follow in a golf cart. We didn't get to meet the owner, Eric, but he was very responsive by emails when I had lots of questions before booking the rooms and afterwards when preparing for our trip.
They also held their community BBQ dinner feast the day before we left and it was an amazing meal! It was the best 150 peso per person we spent on a meal on the island. They made fresh grilled red snapper (caught by local fisherman next door), BBQ spare pork ribs, salsa, guacamole, rice, steamed veggies, Caesar salad, refried beans, tortillas. Everything was delicious.
It's about a mile outside of town, so we rented golf carts to get around, but you can also take taxis to town. They usually charged 40 pesos each way. Or you can ride the bikes provided for free. Barlito's is right next door and the food is very good there. We are so glad we choose to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Milagro is a Specialty Resort Compound and Marina you get much more than Just a Room: Helping Enjoy a Mexican Vacation Experience*Private Sandy Beach with Palapa’s and lounge chairs*Private wooden dock for sitting and relaxing over the water.*16 boat slips at the marina full service, water, power, cable TV, Internet*Free use of bicycles and kayaks *Laundry Service on Site, 24 hour turn around on service*Mini Market on site: beer, liquor, ice, snacks etc for the BYOB bars (locals buy here)*Security 24/7 gated and personnel on site*Huge Community kitchen with refrigerators and stove great for group parties plus out outside BBQ*Three BYOB Bars areas for your use with views decks Palapa’s and more*Second outdoor Cooking area with Wood BBQ* Community Room with ping pong, sharing library, social lounge with WI-FI *Air condition Digital Movie Theater and Cable TV for sports*Sunset /Sunrise Deck looking over the Caribbean to Cancun** Full-time staff to help with all of your needs, cooking, questions, directions Guests and staff regularly host Potluck Fiesta’s (you plan they help)*Fishing co-op next door. Buy your own fish or lobster and staff will help you cook it*Palapa with picnic tables WI-FI and bar*Office- fax, phone, copier and computer access*Dipping pool. ... more less