Mia Reef Isla Mujeres
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
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
I stayed here on my first international trip. I was pretty satisfied with everything despite utilizing the spa the night before I had to leave and some dudes gross swimwear was on the door before I got my facial. That was pretty gross. The location of this hotel is awesome however be prepared for a trip from Cancun to puerto Juárez for the ferry which I could have planned better but it was pretty good for my first trip internationally. I did get a tour of the mia club which got me $80 massage but that’s an hour and a half of listening to something you may or may not be interested in. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The spa on site does everything and the food is pretty good. The staff upkeep the maintenance and cleanliness of the hotel on an almost 24 hour basis. I was satisfied but just wish I had more time there. Definitely will go back. Gorgeous place.
We stayed at Mia Reef for the first time last week. We had a room on the 7th floor which was nice with an amazing view of the ocean. The resort is very clean and well maintained, and the beach is so beautiful. You can walk very far out into the ocean which we did several times a day. The best part of the stay was the staff. Everyone was very kind and attentive at all times. The staff in the dining room were the best! The Head Waiter Rodrigo was super friendly and even made sure the sports bar played the Warriors game for my husband! The crew Ruben, Mike, Nicolas and Gustavo were always there to make our dining experience perfect. Also, Heliazar brought us many drinks and delicious food while we lounged on the beach, who could ask for more! We were also impressed by the constant cleaning and updating being done, these people work hard! We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend going. Thank you Mia Reef and your amazing staff!
If you are looking for calm, crystal clear water and a chill vibe this is the place for you. The hotel is located on the northern tip of the island in a sort of mini-island of its own -- it's essentially an island off an island. Prior to deciding where to stay in Cancun, I read a lot of reviews about the seaweed problem many of the resorts in the Cancun area are currently experiencing. Since my intent was to just chill on the beach for most of my trip, I was interested in a place with as little seaweed as possible. Mia Reef was perfect in this regard. The area has very little seaweed and what they do get they have staff who clear it out early in the morning.
1) The location!!! I had a honeymoon suite on the 6th floor. It's was a corner room with decks on two sides of the room -- One side had two chairs and the other side had a Jacuzzi. Both sides had absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean and beach.
2) The location!! Yes, it's worth mentioning twice. The beach at the resort is beyond beautiful! Plenty of chairs with umbrellas and attentive service from the beach waitstaff.
3) Service. All the staff I interacted with were great -- very helpful, positive, and willing to go the extra mile.
1) The resort itself is a bit rundown and could use some refreshing. Given the phenomenal real estate they have, this resort could be a top of the line one if they paid a bit more attention to the upkeep.
2) The food was so so... Not bad but not particularly good or interesting. I don't expect too much from all-inclusive resorts as I realize they are trying to cater to many different tastes but they really should up their game in this area.
Misc: They had entertainment throughout the day and the entertainment staff really try to get guests engaged and hyped up. The aqua aerobics in the beach was corny but fun. They have shows at night that were surprisingly good given that it's a relatively small resort. Much credit goes to the entertainment staff -- they were there from 9am in the morning to 11pm at night each day I was there!
In summary --- great location, attentive staff, good entertainment, okay food, and decent but needs some work rooms and facilities.
My sister and I stayed here from 5/1-5/7. We have nothing but good things to say about our experience. The weather was perfect - mid 80's during the day, mid 70's at night. It sprinkled for about 5 minutes one day, the rest of the time was sunny to partly sunny (which is a nice break when its warm!) We stayed in an ocean front villa, and found the room to be the perfect size and well equipped. Mini bar fridge was stocked daily, and the room cleaners did a great job. Air conditioning worked perfectly and we always had hot water for showers, and great water pressure. We had a private patio which gave us a great view of the boardwalk and lagoon. We found the food to be fantastic. We used the buffet 90% of the time. We found the food selection to be more than enough... always a variety of foods, and they will grill up a steak/chicken/shrimp for you. During the day they have a snack bar by the mail beach bar and you can grab a burger/chicken tenders/etc and have a snack at your beach chair. Had dinner at Las Marias one night, that was delicious, and the ceviche bar on the beach was great also. The drinks at all the bars were very good. The service was amazing, we had Didi for most of our time on the beach, and he was absolutely wonderful making sure we had everything we needed... water/beer/snacks. We had so much fun with him! There were plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas every day we were there. We loved Mexico, Esequiel, and Jorge at the pool bar. Always making us amazing mojitos and strawberry daiquiris. Resort was lively but not too loud. Good mix of couples, friends, and family. Luis in the lobby helped coordinate a snorkel excursion for us --- not his fault that it got canceled due to high winds at the port we were to leave from. We rented a golf cart for half a day instead and drove around the island - lots of scenery and places to shop/eat. But honestly you don't really need to leave the resort. We highly recommend USA transfers for transportation to and from Cancun airport, if that's how you're arriving. $99 paid for private van to take us round trip from the airport to Puerto Juarez ferry terminal, and included the round trip ferry tickets for both of us also. They were waiting for us promptly when our flight arrived, and ready to pick us up on our way back. There is a cab stand right outside the ferry terminal on the island when you arrive off the boat, and it only took about 5 minutes to get from the cab stand to Mia Reef. $4 cab ride. Even though gratuity is "included", we tipped a few bucks to our beach service guys and bartenders every day. They did such an excellent job attending to our every need. We will definitely be back!
Excellent vacation in Mia Reef resort. The staff was the nicest ever, always happy to help or bring you something to eat/drink. Resort activities are OK although they could have a little more. The food was just delicious (pasta bar, seafood, outside restaurant as well). Rooms were good and clean. And the beach... from all the places we went this is by far the most beautiful beach we have ever been to. Must go back!