Casa Ixchel - Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Three-, Four-, or Five-Night Stay for Two with Daily Drinks at Casa Ixchel in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Tranquil Suites and Mexican Fare Along Stony Shore

Just off the coast of Cancún lies Isla Mujeres, which translates to “island of women”—Spanish explorers named the place after finding it rife with idols and images of goddesses. Most of these were representations of Ixchel, the Mayan deity of the moon, midwifery, and medicine. Today, ancient temples still dot the island’s rocky shores. Nearby, Casa Ixchel pays tribute to its supernatural namesake with tranquil suites and a focus on wellness, evident in its free yoga classes held three times weekly.

Because the hotel has only 10 suites, its owners affectionately call it a "hotelito," or little hotel. Its small scale allows them to focus on making each room unique—the Love suite, for instance, features a bed suspended from the ceiling and surrounded by gauzy curtains. In the Bliss suite, a mosquito-net canopy hangs over the bed, and in the bathroom, you’ll find a marble shower. From the Grace II suite, you can look out onto a salt lake. Many of the suites have full kitchens, and all share a dreamy color palette of creams and whites.

In the morning, Da Luisa restaurant serves a menu of traditional Mexican egg dishes. There’s huevos motuleños, served atop tortillas and beans, and huevos chilaquiles, an egg casserole layered between chips and salsa. You can eat in your room or carry breakfast to the palapa-shaded terrace, where you can watch waves crashing onto the stony outcroppings below. Through September, you can often see whale sharks coming to terms with their split identities offshore.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Historical Mayan Island near Cancún

At its longest, Isla Mujeres stretches only about 5 miles, making it small enough to traverse by bike or golf cart. From the resort, it’s about a mile and a half to the sandy stretches of Playa Norte, which has been praised in the pages of the New York Times. Right next to the beach lies the town square, or zocalo, where vendors hawk tacos, tamales, and tikin xic, a regional dish made from fresh fish basted in an earthy-flavored paste. To wash it down, there’s michelada, a mix of beer, lime juice, and spices. A 15-minute ferry ride brings you to Cancún, famous for its nightlife and Mayan ruins.

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What You Get

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  • Daily cocktails for two


Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/14/13
Travel by: 12/16/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee. 45-day notice or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price; 31-day notice or fee up to 1/2 Groupon price; 15-day notice or fee up to Groupon price.
  • Taxes: 14% tax not included.

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Amenities

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Free yoga classes three times a week
  • Infinity pool overlooking ocean
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 6/14/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/16/13
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 45-day notice or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price; 31-day notice or fee up to 1/2 Groupon price; 15-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and to drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at check-in and booking
  • 14% tax not included
  • On Mondays, customers will receive a bottle of wine instead of drinks at the bar.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Love Suite

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Bliss, Peace, Harmony, and Grace Suite #1

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Grace Suite #2

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Abundance Suite

  • One king bed and one queen murphy bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: noon
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • By ferry: about 70–80 pesos ($5.50–$6.30) one-way per person from Puerto Juarez or Gran Puerto Cancún to Isla Mujeres via ferry

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important

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