Ixchel Beach Hotel is a hidden diamond. There are no flashy commercials. It's not all inclusive, and it's not giant. It is quiet, has far better accommodations than any all inclusive in the penthouse rooms (beautifully modern style appointed condo with huge king master bedroom, shower for two, a beautiful living room/dining room combo, a kitchen including microwave full cook top, large refrigerator and granite bar with sink, a huge wrap around balcony with a bar, long dining table, two person wooden patio mattress bed and cushioned benches and a hot tub!). And it will cost a quarter or less of a really nice all inclusive. They have a small restaurant on premise, room service, a spa, a pool and the best beach on the island! The concierge Mauricio is happy to help you with anything you might need, and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. A few things you should keep in mind: 1.) the palapa restaurant is not part of the hotel. It is EXPENSIVE, and you have to pay cash. They don't tell you they are not a part of the hotel. Don't go there. It's not worth it. The very small restaurant closer to the hotel is part of the hotel and you can charge meals to your room. The food is good there, but not as good as restaurants in town. Always look for the Ixchel logo on a server/bartender's shirt to make sure they are part of Ixchel, other wise you will pay a lot more, and you will have to pay cash. 2.) get pesos when you get there, but go to a bank to do get money from an ATM. The ATM fee is 25 pesos, about $2 US. 3.) get a massage at Ixchel. It is only $65 for an hour, which is cheap, and it is awesome! 4.) rent a golf cart and drive around the island. It's great to see everything and not be stuck on a resort. 5.) @ Ixchel the water is backwards - blue is hot, red is cold. That's the European way apparently.
We will always come back here now. It is our favorite!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Among the best hotels in Isla Mujeres, visit Ixchel Beach Hotel, a two wing, two phase condotel complex with 117 rooms in Isla Mujeres. East Wing (Phase One) with 48 rooms, 5 stories and opened in June 2006; West Wing (Phase Two) with 69 rooms, 6 stories and opened in August 2007. Both properties (see Accomodation Remark below) are designed in Mexican casual and modern stylish buildings located at the beautiful North Beach on the colorful island of Isla Mujeres (Women Island).Ixchel for the Mayans was the Goddess of love, fertility and the moon. Walking a few steps from downtown of this friendly island and facing the most beautiful white sand & powder touch beaches of Isla Mujeres, in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean, our Isla Mujeres hotel offers warm personable service in an upscale, intimate island experience perfect for families and romantics.If you want a great escape to a Isla Mujeres hotel, our hotel is ideal for the relaxing weekend getaway or a romantic honeymoon retreat. Treat yourself to all of the luxury that our Ixchel Hotel in Isla Mujeres has to offer and enjoy the surrounding areas, activities and beauty.Premier in Isla Mujeres hotels, the Ixchel Beach Hotel offers luxurious amenities, outstanding service and a tranquil atmosphere to completely relax and enjoy your Mexican vacation. You won't find a more beautiful or more convenient location to soak in the sun and experience this amazing island of Isla Mujeres.If you are looking among hotels in Isla Mujeres, look no further than the Ixchel Beach Hotel. You won't be disappointed. You, the guest, are our number one priority and your comfort and enjoyment during your vacations in Mexico and lodging experience are our primary concern. We will do everything we can to make your stay nothing short of spectacular. ... more less
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