My family and I had a great time at Sisal Sur Mer! It was the first time we decided to break away from our usual Christmas traditions and instead head off on a family vacation. The change is destined to be repeated after our amazing experience in Sisal.
The guest house was exactly what we needed for the four of us. It was spacious, clean, comfortable, and welcoming. My parents got to share the lovely master bedroom with morning views of the ocean! I took the room with two twin beds, which allowed for quiet and a few extra hours of sleep without hearing the going-ons of the rest of the home. The room where my brother stayed was less comfortable than the other two, as it doesn't have as much privacy and isn't as quiet, but he managed all the same :)
The house is right on the beach, so after making a quick cup of coffee it was just a simple stumble to set up and catch some rays. The afternoons were wonderfully spent in a hammock reading or napping. The kitchen was well supplied with pots and pans and dishes, so we got right to cooking after we did a "quick" run to the Costco in Merida. When we were too tired to cook, or wanted seafood, we went to one of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of eating at, La Palapa de Soco. Although late-eaters beware! The restaurant closes when the customers stop coming in so don't wait too late if it's a quiet day in town.
We also got in some sightseeing, with a day-trip to Merida and one to Uxmal and the Puuc Route. My family has been to the Yucatan before so we weren't as focused on venturing out as we were on resting and relaxing. However, Sisal is a great beach location if you also want to get in some touristing.
Marty, the owner of Sisal Sur Mer, was extremely helpful with everything we needed and my whole family enjoyed getting to know him over the course of our stay.
The only complaint that I had was that there were workers around doing renovations and updates on the property (which is great for future renters!) and were there and a little noisy early in the morning sometimes and took away a little bit from the seclusion of the location.
Otherwise we had a truly stellar visit in Sisal and it would not have been nearly as excellent if we'd stayed elsewhere. The whole family hopes to return in the not too distant future and look forward to more time in this very, very special corner of the world.