"THANK YOU BRENT AND DAY for sharing your beautiful condo! We were thrilled with unit #701 and the breathtaking views from the large terrace. Each day we were in awe of how spectacular the beach/ocean looked--so crystal clear blue! Every window has an amazing view, whether out to Playa Norte (voted one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world) or south toward town and the rest of the island. Isla Mujeres is only 1/2 mile wide and 5-miles long, and the condo sits right at the end of Hidalgo Ave. the main street on the north side of the island. It is a short walk from the ferry (we booked the Transportation package through Ixchel and were pleased with their service, no hassles, even bottled water waiting for us at the airport). The condo came equipped with all the necessities-- AC, a full kitchen (the stove isn't available for use, but you don't need it...the food choices are plentiful all within walking distance or a golf-cart ride away!), ice maker/refrigerated purified water plus a separate garrafon water stand at room temp, two bathrooms--one with a huge walk-in shower complete with bench, a king-sized bed that is oh-so-comfy, beach/water toys to use including floaties and snorkel gear, and the lanai- which really is more of a extended room including a patio table, BBQ, two Adirondack Chairs, an L-shaped couch, and two reclining loungers that we used daily! The breeze was perfect to cool us off while taking in the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and to enjoy the bottle of wine provided- gracias! The staff at the Ixchel are friendly and helpful, especially Mauricio who speaks English fluently, and Christina at the front desk. Wifi is an issue/very spotty, but hey, you're on vacation in a stunning setting so nothing was THAT important for us. We would highly recommend going to Ruben's for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner! Super yummy, big portions, and very reasonably priced. What a dear, sweet gentleman! Also, don't miss Mango Cafe...you'll need to rent a Golf Cart to get there, as it's mid-island, but WELL-WORTH the trip, as is the beautiful Guadalupe Church across the street. We went around the rest of the island-enjoyed the east side with the walkway, rocky coastline and Caribbean views, the Mayan Ruins on the south side, and the Turtle Farm on the west, with views of Cancun. (FYI: the west side, called Sac Bajo stinks of raw sewage..ick..which pollutes the lagoon..so sad!) Overall, Unit #701 is BEAUTIFUL, on the BEST beach, with STUNNING views! A+++"
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: October 12, 2014