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On a pretty beach in southern Isla Mujeres, a laid-back island off Cancun
Isla Mujeres is a small island located eight miles east of Cancun. Only five miles long and half a mile wide, it has historically been a quiet, secluded fishing village. But as vacationers flock to the Riviera Maya section of the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Mujeres has experienced a boom in tourism. For travelers in search of a more tranquil, relaxing experience far from the rowdiness and endless bustle of Cancun, the island is an ideal getaway.
Here guests can revel in the island's quaint charm, enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea, walk among locals carrying their fishnets, and purchase handcrafted trinkets. In addition to swimming, snorkeling, and shopping, there are a number of sights to see on Isla Mujeres, such as the old mansion and gardens of Hacienda Mundaca, the amazing Turtle Farm, the reefs of Garrafon Park, the lovely soft sands of Playa Norte, and the easternmost part of Mexico and the highest elevation in the Yucatan, Punta Sur.
This 62-room all-inclusive, couples-only boutique hotel is located on a white-sand beach in the southern part of Isla Mujeres. It features all the standards of larger resorts -- a nice pool with a swim-up bar, non-motorized water sports, balconies with ocean views -- but on a smaller scale and with a more intimate vibe. Airy rooms are luxurious and elegant with Jacuzzis for two, furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There is one restaurant here with a somewhat limited menu. Perks at this hotel include a lack of crowds -- no fighting for pool chairs here -- along with a nice fitness center, spa with four treatment rooms, and quiet beach.