Hotel at a Glance: Holbox Dream
The 26-mile-long sliver-shaped Isla Holbox sits in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, not far from Cancun. Though getting there requires some effort, the reward is worth it: the island is protected as a part of the Yum Balam Ecological Reserve, meaning its beaches are pristine and its waters crystal-clear. The Caribbean-inspired Holbox Dream hotel is located just five minutes from the island's commercial center.
- Swing into sunset on your guest rooms balcony or terrace hammock. Each room boasts views of the sea.
- Straw-roofed palapas dot the hotel's private stretch of beach.
- Take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub.
- Swim with whales or explore Mayan ruins by arranging an excursion with the hotel.
- How to get there: See the Holbox Dream website to make arrangements on how to reach the island.
Holbox Island, Mexico: Secluded Island with Sandy Beaches, Snorkeling, and Wildlife
Holbox Island (pronounced "hohl-bosh") is a secluded strip of land off the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s separated from the mainland and Cancun by a shallow lagoon. Thanks to its tucked away location, the area is largely unspoiled by tourism—there are very few cars and the streets are made of white sand. Frommer's praises Holbox’s “dreamy, old-fashioned feel.”
The island is a part of the Yum Balam Ecological Reserve, so it supports a wide variety of wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, pelicans, and pink flamingos. From May to September, you can arrange a tour to snorkel with whale sharks, the largest fish on earth.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The hotel arranges transfer services from Cancún International Airport (CUN); contact email@example.com for arrangements. Click here for alternate options.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. Siesta rooms have a maximum occupancy of three. One additional guest 11 or older may stay for $20 per night; additional guests 10 or younger stay free.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Timeshares are common in Mexico and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included in this Groupon.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? There are no restaurants on-site.