Our condo is in the West Tower of the Ixchel Beach Hotel. The property is a full service hotel with each condo individually owned and decorated. This unit is on the 4th floor (one back from ocean front)overlooking the pool, the beach lined with palm trees, and the turquoise ocean. The beach is reef protected and has a shallow shoreline that stretches the entire length of Playa Norte (North Beach). It's a wonderful beach for kids to play on. They can walk quite a distance out with water only coming to their knees!!
Rent this condo and sit on your private balcony overlooking the ocean while drinking your morning coffee. During the hottest part of the day, rest on the shaded balcony on your own chaise. In the evening, sip on a Margarita made in your kitchen and served in your Margarita glasses. Everything you need is in your kitchen or a short walk from the hotel.
The fully equipped kitchen has granite counter tops, a built-in stainless steel microwave, a smooth counter top stove, a full size refrigerator, coffee-maker, bottled water dispenser, toaster and assorted utensils, pots, pans, and plastic storage containers for leftovers.
Isla is a 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun. The people on Isla are wonderful--Mexicans, Mayans, Europeans, Canadians, Americans (North and South)... There are a variety of restaurants--local, French, Mediterranean, Italian... Eat lobster at beach side restaurants with your feet in the sand. Jax, a sports bar with their famous fish and chips, burgers, and some say the best guacamole on the island; and the Sunset Grill, with lobster quesadillas, are just a short walk from the hotel. Both offer spectacular views of the sunsets. And, don't miss 'Baseball Tacos,' truly a local treat. Just ask the concierge for directions. We have so many must visit restaurants that we can't get to all of them in a week's time! If you are a 'foodie', you will love Isla.
Isla is a wonderful and safe place to visit and explore. Get out and meet the people. Rent a golf cart and go exploring from North Beach to the Sculpture Park on the southern tip, just four miles away.
Condo includes kitchen, dining room, and a living room with comfortable leather sofa, and two bedrooms with king beds.
The master bedroom has a king size bed with beautiful fully tiled bathroom with large counter area. There is a large closet which includes a safe. There are two wicker night stands with drawers for storage of your clothing. There is a balcony running the length of the master bedroom and living room. Open the glass doors that make up the entire wall of the master bedroom and living room and feel the ocean breeze throughout the suite.
The second bedroom has a king size bed with an ocean view from the window. It also has a large closet with safe. This bedroom includes a fully tiled bathroom with separate vanity area. Other room amenities include a bar height table with two chairs, microwave, coffee maker, mini-fridge, and a TV/DVD and iPod docking station. There is also built in cabinetry for your clothing.
All rooms are individually climate controlled with central air and heat. The bathrooms are tiled with a walk-in shower with glass doors and a seating ledge. There are hair-dryers in both bathrooms and Aqua bath supplies. Beach towels are provided. Renters have use of the pool, exercise room and laundry facilities. Chairs and umbrellas are set up and ready for you on the beach each morning. Just take your beach towel with you to the beach and claim your favorite location.
The pool also has lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as a tanning ledge where you can place your lounge in about eight inches of cool water. There is a poolside restaurant available for breakfast and lunch with poolside and beach service. They also will provide room service.
We fell in love with Isla on our first trip there in 2005. On our return trip the following year, we felt even more at home and realized we would love to visit here often. The Ixchel condos were being constructed and we decided we had to own a little bit of this paradise. It's the most peaceful place we've ever visited.
We love having Kalak restaurant on the premises. They serve delicious food. Nearby, we recommend Rooster, Bartilto Momma Rosa, Rolandi's and Qubano. There are many other wonderful restaurants within walking distance. After your second visit to the island, the restaurant owners will begin to recognize you and welcome you back.
We also love spending time on the sun ledge in the pool while the Kalak staff brings you drinks/snacks or lunch. Same for the beach. It is a beautiful white sand beach that you step onto as you leave the concrete patio of the pool