If you are looking for rest and relaxation this is the island to stay. My husband and I booked this place through our timeshare for our anniversary. It a no frills place, so people that need the ALL INCLUSIVE 5 star luxury you better stay in Cancun. But if you want quiet, off the beaten path, majestic turquoise waters and very very cheap food/drinks stay at this Island of Women...We stayed 7 days at Villa Vera and had an absolute wonderful experience. The hotel is located in the middle of the island, about a 5 minute taxi ride ( $2.50 ) from the shopping area/port. We rented mopeds 3 of the days and scooted around the island and explored ourselves. We snorkeled for $4 per person at Castillo De Garaffon, which we found ourselves on our moped. It is right before the ever touristy and pricey Garrafon National Park. You will be snorkelling on the same reef and see the same fish for a fraction of the price. $4 per person as compared to $55 at the Garaffon Park. Keep on driving south towards the lighthouse and you will find a caribbean village and an awesome view. You can find dollar beers all over the main shopping/dining area on Hidalgo street, one we loved was Sancocho's. They had dollar fajitas as well as dollar beers and $5 fish fillets ( in the garlic sauce ). We would eat for $10 for lunch or dinner. The fish is very good anywhere you go and very very cheap. Playa Norte is awesome for sunset as well. I highly recommend a place called Playa Sol ( ask for ZIggy ) as long as you purchase one beer you can have the beach chairs for free all day. Happy hour though from 4 to 7 here is 2 for 1 beers. Perfect spot to watch the sunset. Do not spend the money at Casa Rolandi restaurant. The hotel will push it. We saw the same sunset at Playa Norte as well as same food on Hidalgo for a fraction of the price.
The hotel has an awesome pool, there prices are very high. We went to the market for water, snacks. The hotel was clean and staff was very courteous. It is on the marina side, not on the beach. So If you want to stay on the beach, dont stay here, or do what we did, rent scooters and go from beach to beach. This hote is not for kids. No ammenities for them. It is almost desolate and we were one of the only guests. It is very quiet, yet nice. I would say a 4 star, not a 5.
Overall awesome Island and good accomodations
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