We returned to IM for our annual new years vacation. We have always stayed closer to downtown so I was a bit concerned about staying "out this far" out. Turns out we absolutely loved it! It was about a 15 minute walk into town or about 8 minutes into the neighborhood area of the island. Taxis and buses go by all the time so if you don't feel like walking you can grab a taxi for around 30 pesos or take the bus for 5 pesos. We were about 15 minutes walking to the new large market, Chedraui.
We stayed in Punta Piedra II in the upper unit. We had a full sized fridge, two burner eletric stove, 20 L water jug, microwave, coffee maker with filters & coffee, toaster oven, blender, sink and of course plenty of plates, bowls, cups, etc. It was perfectly furnished with a comfy king sized bed and dining table with four chairs, and another chair by the sliding patio door. Room also had a TV that was mounted high on the wall and an armoire for storing clothes. There is also a programable safe and an air conditioner (we did not use AC just kept windows open and the room was very comfortable). We had a large balcony with two loungers, a full sized patio table with three chairs and another chair. Room had plenty of towels and beach towels.
As for the beach area it was great to be the only people there. For 17 days we didn't have anyone else around unless we went to Norte Beach downtown. The water is rough here so snorkeling and swimming at this area can be a challenge and is not for the beginner. The ground is rocky so you should have some type of water shoe to wear. It did not bother us at all, with the breeze we were rarely hot. We loved being just a few steps to our room to grab cold drinks and use a clean bathroom. We did not swim in the pool but it was always clean.
If you are wanting a place to stay where you will meet lots of people this may not be the place for you. The time we were there, there were not many other guests---I believe the guests were friends of the owner who were there while we stayed. Housekeeping is also only once per week, but I am sure if you asked and were willing to pay you could arrange twice weekly or more housekeeping services.
We made our lodging arrangements thru Mornings in Mexico and were pleased with our accomodations. There is parking available for golf carts. I would recommend Punta Piedra II. There are lots of great places to eat in the neighborhoods. We explored a lot and found some really fun eateries.
- Also Known As:
- Punta Piedra Hotel Isla Mujeres