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VABuckeye
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Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
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Isla Mujeres
Damn, I love this little island. We haven't even left the area of our hotel and I'm enchanted yet again. Hotel Secreto, BTW.

Room view. Hotel has 12 rooms and they all have this view.



We have a bed on our balcony. It's awesome.



Lunch delivered to our room from a local restaurant. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos plus the rest and margaritas for $29.







If you haven't been to this island you're an idiot. No, really. There is no reason not to come here. More pics to follow in the next 10 days.


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
4332 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
MAJOR HIJACK haha.

That looks awesome!

Just informed by Mrs Crickets that we need to take another couple to St John over July 4th.

Would you be up for a few VRBO recs? Pannycricketstd@gmail.com if you would be so kind.

Enjoy Isla!


Golfer
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re: Isla Mujeres
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Would you be up for a few VRBO recs?


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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25322 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
We always stay at Grande Bay on St John. Yes it's on the expensive side but it's right in Cruz Bay near almost every good restaurant and bar on the island. Plus the ferry to the BVI is a short walk away.


Panny Crickets
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Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
4332 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
Thanks to you both!

VABuckeye, any houses in Grande Bay that you would recommend?

Mrs Crickets likes the nice stuff.

Did I mention how jealous I am of your present trip? Salut!


Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
73368 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
I'm a East End/Coral Bay fan.

There's been a few new houses built on that end of the island that have two master suites.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25322 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
Grande Bay is all condos. You can get the right size to fit the number of people in your party. It's a short drunken stagger from Beach Bar. (Which works for me). Lol


Panny Crickets
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Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Isla Mujeres
Thanks again, to the both of you!


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speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
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re: Isla Mujeres
Looks awesome. It's on the list for sure.


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LSUfootball222
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
933 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
Visited there for a day while in Cancun. That island really is pretty cool. How far away from the beach are you?


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25322 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
There's a beach right past the pool in that photo. Playa Norte is about a 5 minute walk.


Pettifogger
Arkansas Fan
Member since Feb 2012
56591 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
Someone walk me through the Isla Mujeres appeal. It looks nice, but why is it probably the most discussed destination on this board?

Value for $$$?


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25322 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
It's beautiful.

It still has a lot of that old charm. There are no big name hotels on the island.

The restaurants are fantastic and food and drinks are cheap. $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas at most places.

Playa Norte is a gorgeous beach.

Avenue Hidalgo has a ton of restaurants and shops and it's right up north near the best beach and most of the hotels.

Flights are easy. I have a direct flight from Dulles to Cancun on United and then a 15 minute ferry ride to Isla.

The only vehicles on the island are pretty much taxis and golf carts. A taxi ride anywhere on the island is $5.
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stevengtiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
2778 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
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VABuckeye


Looked at doing this trip before but ended up in Playa Del Carmen in Sept 2016 (which was awesome). What kind of cost/time is the taxi to the ferry, ferry ride, then taxi to condo/hotel? Can you get from IM to the Cancun airport in an hour?

ETA: Would you consider staying at the Mia Reef Resort on the island?
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Ghost of Colby
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Alberta, overlooking B.C.
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Isla Mujeres
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I'm a East End/Coral Bay fa

I hate to hijack a Isla Mujers thread with a question about to St. John, but does Coral Bay basically shut down during the middle of summer? Might be able to find cheap VRBOs, but a lot of the restaurants & businesses might be closed.

Back on track.... Isla Mujeres always got a lot of love on the OT before the this board was created. It's perfect for a getaway for a few days, but I always forget about it.


Muriel
New Orleans Saints Fan
third ward
Member since Dec 2016
444 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
what are y'all paying a night for that place if you don't mind divulging.


mpar98
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2006
7836 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
Great find...we went there for a day last summer as a side trip to Cancun. My boys had a blast riding around in the golf carts, the sea turtle farm and lunch at Bahama Mama's. The water can't get any prettier.


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MnM
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
107 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
For anyone that doesn't like staying a larger hotels and resorts, check out "casa sirena". It's where I stayed when I went to isla mujeres and is a great b&b if you like staying at smaller places.


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Golfer
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Member since Nov 2005
73368 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
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but does Coral Bay basically shut down during the middle of summer? Might be able to find cheap VRBOs, but a lot of the restaurants & businesses might be closed.


There's only like 4 restaurants in Coral Bay. Everything else is in Cruz Bay.


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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
25322 posts

re: Isla Mujeres
It takes about 40 minutes for the ferry ride and the can transfer to the airport.

I'm really happy with this little hotel. I guess I'd stay at Mia reef. I can tell you I will definitely come back to Hotel Secreto.


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