This was our third trip to Holbox, and each time we have stayed somewhere different. We would return to stay at Holbox Apartments - hands down. The apartments on the second floor are beautiful, with views that would make anyone envious. Wood accients make it feel rustic, along with the palapa roof, but the fresh white linens on a king size bed create luxury. Although no kitchen, you can't beat the view, and the mini fridge (super cold), cerveza delivered to your door (cold), along with a coffee maker, cutlery, plates, and a drinking water jug (alwasy full), make this perfect for the independant travellers that want to eat out, or bring food home. There are lots of places in town where you can get food "para llevar" so you can enjoy your view while you eat. As an avid cook, I found it hard without a kitchen, but enjoyed many meals out, and managed to get to the fruit market a few times and made awesome gacamole at the apartment. There is a bakery where all the locals buy bread which also comes in handy. Odd hours though, so you need to be there early in the morning, or later in the day to find them open. If you want a kitchen, rent one of the down stairs apartments (full kitchen).
mandy and john - the owners of the apartments are friendly, helpful, pleasant and great to have around. If you want privacy, you have it. If you have questions, or need something, they are more than willing to help. Heraldo is there too (always - when Mandy and John are not), and he is equally as helpful and kind.
The room was always clean, and fresh towels, toilet paper and water always replaced/replenished. Sheets are changed and cleaning is provided every three days - perfect. We are not all-inclusive types that need "new" everything and constant cleaning, so this was great.
There are hammocks - one inside, and one on the balcony. Two lounge chairs on the balcony, and a great view of the water, and the sunsets. you can see the water from the king size bed too...you can hear the wavs crashes, the birds and wind in the palms.
Some days you will also hear some music, or dogs barking, but that is Holbox - no matter where you are on the island within reach of town. Don't worry about the airport being across the street. We heard one plane on our 11 day stay, and it was exciting ;)
Holbox is not for everyone...it is rustic, muddy streets (if it rains), sandfleas on the beach (unless there is a breeze - and depending on the time of year). You need to be a laid back, adventure type to go here. Attractions and atcivities include: kiteboarding (windy season), shelling, snorkeling, whalesharks (when in season), hiking, kayaking, windsurfing, shopping (go to Arcoirics -Rosy's shop across from los pelicons restaurant - awesome stuff- you'll find Mexican treasures there), boat tours and fishing tours (go with Tanchi - he is the best- seriously - ask Rosy about these trips).
Holbox is safe and relaxing. Some day I hope to bring my future kid there...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEACH GUESTHOUSE HOLBOX APARTMENTS and SUITES is a wonderfull private Mexican Beach questhouse,located on a private beach,on the quiet part of the island,into 3 minutes walking distance from Holbox village.The house is divided in two BEACH FRONT Apartments,* in one of it lives the owners* , on the groundfloor and two beautyfull OCEAN VIEW suites on the first floor.The aparment has 2 seperate sleeping rooms garden-and ocean view.,A fully equiped kitchen,with cooking facilities,fridge stove . The OCEAN VIEW suites have a wide private balcony with,,hammock and amazing oceanviews with spectacular sunsets.The OCEANVIEW suites have a fridge,coffeemaker,but no cooking facilities and a kingsize bed. The BEACHFRONT apartmenthas one bathroom as well as the suites have private bathroom, in room safe,purified water On the private beach there are sunshade palappas with wooden loungers and hammocks. The owners will advice you with pleasure about all available tours on and around the island. Mexican or French breakfast included.On site staff ,no minimum stay requiredOne of the highests rankings on ,Holbox island!PERSONAL ATTENTION, Service to provide you with the best advices about restaurants ,tours and TRANSFERS, arranged by ourselves from Cancun Airport,hotel to and from Holbox ... more less
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