Wow. Rhonda and Danny are fabulous hosts. This little hotel/bar/restaurant is a super value and the service can't be beat. The owners take a personal interest in you and make you feel like you are part of their family. They invited us on a sunset cruise the first night (free, by the way), which they didn't have to do. They then invited us out to dinner on the Caribbean male con the second night, where we had Cuban food looking out over the Caribbean and a blue moon. Then they showed us around town, bought us a couple of drinks and played a game of pool with us.....
So, not only was the hotel well maintained (the pool was immaculate), the bar had live music three of the four nights we were there, lots of local ex-pats frequented the bar and restaurant, and the atmosphere was genuine Old Mexico mixed with laid back home style friendliness, there
was lots of hot water, and the owners took a personal interest in the quality of your vacation. Lots of good advice, but in no way overbearing or invasive.
If someone were looking to complain, the hotel is on the main road on the island and the road noise was noticeable at times. This did not bother us at all though, since the partying seemed to stop by 10 pm and the traffic was very light. However, it was an easy 10 or 15 minute walk into the little town, or very easy to catch a taxi from right in front of the hotel.
If you like feeling like you want to escape the tourist traps, and want a cozy, friendly, clean and relaxing vacation, we recommend you stay at Bahia Tortuga.
And by the way, Isla Mujeres itself was quite incredible, much like Mexico of several decades ago. Businesses are mostly owned by mom and pops, and the corporate culture has not infected it.
Scott and Dee Dee
get the room closest to the pool
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Wow, thank you for such a flattering review. You two were amazing. Thank you for choosing Bahia Tortuga for celebrating your special wedding anniversary here! We enjoyed hanging out and showing you around. We were happy that you packed in as much as you could to experience the great things the island has to offer. Thank you for recommending us and mentioning that this is an escape from the trourist traps, and is cozy, friendly, clean and condusive to a relaxing vacation. We look forward to your return to Isla. Again, thanks! Danny & Rhonda
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