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What We Love

  • An all-inclusive stay on a laid-back island off the coast of Cancun, with a Caribbean-view roomDrinking at the swim-up bar and dining at one of the restaurants, such as the cevicheria
  • Enjoying the resort’s private Caribbean shore
  • Parking your boat in the private dock, if you brought one along
  • Visiting the Isla Mujeres turtle farm, depending on the season, and bustling downtown Cancun

What To Know

  • You can easily walk from the resort to the bars and restaurants in town
  • The private King's Bath area is perfect for snorkeling or just catching sight of tropical fish
  • There's no in-room WiFi, internet access is only available in the lobby and bar and lounge area
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An ocean-view room at a secluded tropical retreat with a private, postcard-perfect Caribbean beach

The Lowdown

Bring on the beach. At Mia Reef Isla Mujeres, nearly every day is a sunshine day, with surf and sand for all. Of course, even if this Mexican resort were not directly on the sands of a Caribbean shore, enjoying a balmy tropical climate, it would still be worthy of its impressive TripAdvisor ranking and hosts of glowing reviews on that site: It houses its own private dock, it’s all-inclusive and it’s just a 20-minute ferry ride from action-packed Cancun. Give it a few hours here, and we predict that you’ll start feeling pretty sunny yourself.
You can slip further into carefree vacation mode with a spa treatment. The wellness center invites you to receive a massage or another indulgent therapy at the hands of its seasoned therapists, who work their magic in single or couples’ rooms, before releasing you to the relaxation room. Rev things back up with an endorphin-pumping workout at the gym, or sip a fruity drink from the natural pool’s swim-up bar, which is just one of the six eating-and-drinking spots at Mia Reef. Follow it up with a stroll to another one of them, Sarimar Restaurant, in time to catch one of its Caribbean sunsets.


 Your eco-friendly room features a palette of beachy colors, also referencing the surroundings through its furnishings, which are Mexican. You’ll have a set of sliding glass doors for getting outside, and if the sunlight in the morning doesn’t energize you for the day ahead, a handy coffeemaker. 


 Your all-inclusive basis gets you eats and treats at six dining spots: a seafood restaurant and cevicheria, a separate beachfront (and sunset-view) restaurant that’s open for three meals a day, a snack bar, a poolside Mexican spot – we recommend the guacamole – and a swim-up bar. Start the day with a cup of joe from the “coffee gallery,” and, if hunger strikes before bedtime, end it with an order from the room-service menu. 


 For an extra bit of R&R, treat yourself to a therapy at the peaceful sea-view spa. Try a massage, or opt for a different kind of treatment, alone or as part of a couple. When you’re done getting pampered, relocate to the relaxation lounge, or switch it up and get those endorphins pumping at the gym. 


 Isla Mujeres is off the coast of Cancun, with plenty of its own unique attractions: nesting grounds for sea turtles, a sculpture park, a Mayan temple, the easternmost point in Mexico. Since you’re so close to Cancun, abundant dining, drinking and dancing spots are also within reasonably easy reach. Stay in to chill by the natural pool, or ride around the Caribbean on a boat that you parked at the private dock.

How to Get There

Mia Reef Isla Mujeres
Calle Zazil Ha s/n Int 7
Cancun, 77400 Mexico

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Don't go salmonella, they ruined my vacation.

I've been in different hotels in the Caribbean for 10 years, the Mia Reef is the worst.
I went with my wife, she got sick with the food (salmonella), she was hospitalized for 3 days, and Mia Reef only worried that we check in time. We spent 7 thousand dollars in the hospital and the rest of our vacation in another hotel (Secrets Playa Mujeres) she was in a bed and moving in a wheelchair.
SR Horacio Aguilera - Director Operations MIA, you and your hotel so far did not return me a penny for all the evil that caused us. His lawyers no longer answer us.
What are you going to do? write me, you have my data

Llevo 10 años en diferentes hoteles del caribe, el Mia Reef es el peor.
Fui con mi mujer, ella se enfermo con la comida (salmonela), estuvo internada 3 dias, y el Mia Reef solo se preocupo porque hagamos el checkout a tiempo. Gastamos 7mil dolares en el hospital y el resto de nuestras vacaciones en otro hotel ( Secrets Playa Mujeres ) ella estuvo en una cama y trasladandose en silla de rueda.
SR Horacio Aguilera - Director Operaciones MIA, usted y su hotel hasta el momento no me devolvieron ni un centavo por todo el mal que nos causaron. Sus abogados ya no nos responden.
Que va a hacer? escribame, usted tiene mis datos

Awesome Experience At the Mia Reef Resort!!!

My wife and I just got back from our first trip to Isla Mujeres. Awesome place to visit. I liked the laid back atmosphere of the island. The Mia was more than we expected in every way. My wife and I are avid snorkelers and try to incorporate snorkelling in most of our warm climate vacations. We loved the fact that you could do some pretty cool snorkelling right from the hotel. (Providing you got up early enough to beat the multiple tour groups that flocked in every day,) I was able to photograph a sting ray, Multiple Barracuda, Trumpet fish as well as a multitude of colorful reef dwellers all within sight of the Mia. Got a chance one day to explore the Kings bath tidal pool as well pretty cool!
The hotel staff where the best I have experienced on a Mexico vacation.
Rooms where Great!
Seriously can't think of anything to complain about on this trip, unless maybe it was the fact we had to leave for home.
Another thing.. The place is decorated with very unique pieces. The owners have done a great job of creating a unique atmosphere and experience. One that stands out in our list of previous destinations.
Thank You Mia Resort. You made our vacation very memorable!
Glen and Carrie Konzelman
Kamloops,BC Canada

Excellent hotel, excellent staff, excellent food, excellant all the way around

We had such an amazing vacation at Mia Reef, beautiful property, snorkeling is awesome I would snorkel every morning before it got to busy. Water is beautiful and warm. Hotel was great-clean. All staff at Mia is wonderful, special shout out to Nicolas (neco) a waiter who was just a beautiful soul, took wonderful care of us each day with his beautiful smile. Food was also great. I ate sea food everyday, loved the shrimp taco's at the cerciche bar and Rueben the waiter over there was also great! We are already planning our next trip down in 2020!!!!