My husband and I went to Holbox for a wedding and stayed at the Hotel Mawimbi for 3 nights. It was a great little place to stay, full of charm. This place has less than 10 rooms, the nicest beach on the island with lots of lawn chairs, hammocks, and palm trees, a restaurant and bar on the beach where the bartender (ours was Francisco) remembers your name and what room you're in. The rooms are what you would expect in Mexico, tile floors, fairly sparse but comfortable. Our room (the Crab room) was decorated in simple Mexican decor with pretty tile and had a nice balcony that overlooked the beach. The A/C and hot water were good and you could also open the windows to get the ocean breeze. Considering there were 4 rooms right next to us, the place was fairly quiet and you can drown out the noise with the A/C if you need to. There was free bottled water in the room and access to extra beach and bath towels in an armoire at the top of the stairs in the hallway if you needed them. We were travelling with another couple and when I booked the reservation we were told that both rooms had a partial ocean view but when we got there, the only view that my friend had from her balcony was of a thatched roof. Make sure you clarify what your view looks like before you go. Most of the rooms have a partial ocean view and a couple of suites have a full view but confirm just in case. The food in the restaurant was good-especially the seafood, and the hotel is right by downtown so it's easy to walk to other restaurants. The hotel has free wifi too. The front desk was very helpful when booking travel to and from the island and making plans. The hotel is dog friendly and a few dogs lounge on the property but keep to themselve so if you hate dogs this may not be the place for you. Overall I would recommend Mawimbi. It was a great place to truly get away from it all. A few other thoughts on travelling to Holbox. If you're looking for a place to really get away this is a great place to go. It's a 2.5 hour car ride from the Cancun airport and then a 30 minute ferry so it takes awhile to get there. Once you're there, everything is cash, the roads are all sand and everyone drives golf carts. It's super relaxing and there are no crazy vendors walking up and down the beach trying to sell you things. That being said, there are much prettier beaches in Mexico so you might want to consider Playa Del Carmen or another destination if you're looking for the crystal clear blue waters. There was a ton of seaweed on the beach that you had to wade through to get to the clear water out past it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mawimbi is a small-charming and tropical Hotel located on the beach of Holbox Island, where you will find an unforgettable atmosphere and you can spend very special moments relaxing on the big beach.This palm shaded beach front oasis lies just beyond the outskirts of Holbox town. Mawimbi has been created paying particular attention to details and showing due respect to Nature’s Harmony of colors and shapes. It has been carefully built and decorated using products and techniques of the ancient Mayan culture. The curtains, bedclothes and pillows are made of antique Guatemalan ponchos, while the bathrooms are decorated with colored Mexican ceramics. Likewise, the tables and chairs have been carved and crafted from local trunks, as well as the entire hotel building, the bar and beach area.All of it surrounded by a luxuriant tropical garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Holbox Island
- Holbox Island Hotel Mawimbi