We booked the Hotel Secreto for our five year anniversary. I found the hotel (on trip advisor) and my husband made all the reservations.
We took a taxi from the ferry terminal to the hotel (which is located on the other side of the small island). The hotel is located on a dirt road behind some kind of town activity center. During check in we were greeted with some cold mimosas. Our room was not ready, so we left our luggage to have some lunch down the street on the beach.
Our room was ready after lunch and our room was located on the 3rd floor. The rooms are very spacious with a king size bed (our room). The bathroom is large with a large massage shower. The room has a safe, docking station for your ipod, blow dryer, iron & iron board, TV, DVD player and all the regular toiletries. The room came with 2 robes too! The bed was comfortable (not your regular hard Mexican bed that most hotels have), but the best thing of the room was the view with the bed on the balcony (where we took a nap every day). You could hear the ocean! We were there during the construction work around the pool deck area (I am sure that it is complete by now).
We did get to sit out by the pool on our last day (we were diving the other days) and there was a wedding next door so the construction stopped during the ceremony (very nice of them). I did go into the pool and it was cold (November), but I did swim to the end and loved the view. They are putting in a hot tub at the end of the pool. While you are on the deck the hotel staff will offer you drinks. There is no restaurant on the premises, but they do have a breakfast. It offered toast, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and cereal. Which was fine for us, but if you want a big breakfast there are plenty of places in walking distance. They also had trays available so that you could have breakfast in your room (which is what we did every day).
The hotel is quiet and is located at a great location. We were able to walk to our dive shop (right around the corner), Sea Hawk Divers and the beach. The main shopping street was only a 10 minute walk. We rented a golf cart and were able to see the entire Island is about 3 hours (that included a stop at the turtle farm).
The staff was very friendly and even set up our anniversary dinner at the Sunset Grill. If we get back to Isla Mujeres we will stay here! The best kept secret in Mexico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conde Nast Traveler's 50 Best New Hotels in the World. Hotel Secreto is a sleek nine-room hideaway - Santorini-meets-Schrager style. Constantly upgrading, the hotel was renovated in 2005 to include a 20 meter lap pool and an all junior suite lay-out. Designed by an award-winning architect, the hotel looks more like a slick private beach house. Modern touches such as WI-FI and pre-loaded iPods are part of an enhanced poolside service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secreto Hotel Isla Mujeres
- Secreto Isla Mujeres