August 10, 2009

Honeymoon Series: Isla Mujeres

On a trip to Cancun last summer, I stayed at the Cancun Palace. One of the available excursions was to spend the day on Isla Mujeres, The Island of Women. We boarded a bus and took the short ten minute drive to the ferry which took us to Isla Mujeres.The island is only 5 miles long by a half mile wide. There is a small downtown area with shops and restaurants.

Having traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, I was blown away by what I found when I get to Isla Mujeres. Our boat tour took us to Playa Norte, or North Beach. The water off of North Beach was the clearest water I have ever seen. There was no seaweed, no fish, just white sand and gorgeous water. We were in absolute awe of this beach. If you are anywhere in the Cancun area, this is the one place you MUST visit.

With our stay at the Cancun Palace, we had the ability to resort-hop to any of the Palace Resorts and stay and eat. Our excursion led us to the Isla Mujeres Palace, a resort focused more on honeymooners. It was much quieter than it's Cancun Counterparts. If you visit any of the Palace Resorts (which I highly recco!) make sure to visit the Cancun Palace and eat at the Hibachi Restaurant, Miyako. It ranks in the top 10 meals I have ever eaten in my life!

The resort features only 62 rooms, all of which have balconies. There are 4 couples spa rooms and 5 individual spa rooms. It's an all-inclusive resort with two swim up bars (order a BLUE LAGOON!), a pool, as well as a beautiful beach.

If you're looking for more than a honeymoon, you can have
your wedding here on the beach as well.

Disclaimer to Honeymooners: Isla Mujeres was once a sanctuary to Ixchtel, the Mayan Goddess of childbirth and medicine! You never know, it could be lucky for those looking for a honeymoon baby!

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