CasaSandra Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Most rooms have a sunset-facing balcony or terrace, perfect for romance and a sundowner
- Figure-8-shaped pool with double loungers and a small waterfall at one end, with a cool pool bar
- Outstanding food in the Cuban-Mexican restaurant and generous breakfasts served until 11 a.m.
What To Know
- Pristine Isla Holbox is three hours by ferry from Cancún; you’re here for a serene vacation, not to dance ’til dawn
- Not the cheapest option on Holbox; some consider the food overpriced, too
- Small and cozy hotel, best for those seeking R&R beside azure seas
- There is a mandatory dinner charge for guests staying over Thanksgiving ($75 plus 15% service charge per person), Christmas Eve ($75 plus 15% service charge per person), or New Year's Eve ($145 plus 15% service charge per person)
- Free WiFi
CasaSandra’s charismatic owner, music producer and artist Sandra Perez, originally hails from Cuba. She has carefully curated the common areas, guestrooms and suites to showcase Mexican crafts and art. The original artwork is (mostly) for sale. Antiques come from Guadalajara or Cuba; much of the furniture is rattan. At night, common areas are lit with candles and star lights, and pathways are lined with torches. Overall there’s a sophisticated boho vibe, all effortless barefoot style.
Bed and Bath
Rooms and suites are scattered throughout the main building and in casitas on the grounds. All feel spacious, with white walls, palapa roofs and beams, and kingsize beds dressed in 500-thread-count sheets. Each has a westward-facing balcony or terrace with bright hammocks from which to view the sun sinking into the turquoise Caribbean waters. Textiles hand-embroidered by an artist in Mexico City, conch shell showerheads and painted bowl sinks lend a sense of place. Bathrooms have organic bath amenities; book a suite if you’d like a tub.
The gourmet restaurant and terrace sits at the heart of the hotel serving Mexican-Caribbean fare with a big emphasis on fish and seafood (think ceviche, shrimp and lobster tail). Drinks are on offer both here and at the Blue Lounge Pool Bar. Order a mojito and kick back to the cool tunes. Breakfasts are ample, with fruit salad, yogurt, cakes, granola and homemade breads and muffins alongside à la carte items such as huevos rancheros.
In the Area
Holbox’s fine white sands invite relaxation. Swimming, kitesurfing and fishing (both deep sea and fly) are all popular pursuits, but whale sharks are the big draw. Harmless to humans, the huge creatures frequent these waters from May to September, and the brave can swim with these gentle giants. Mangroves and shallow lagoons host a great variety of birdlife, including flamingos, herons, cormorants, pelicans and ospreys. The nearly car-free small town is great for a stroll and small shack eateries such as the seafood-centric Zarabanda and Viva Zapata, which occasionally hosts live local music.
How to Get There
My fiancé and I stayed at CasaSandra in one of the suites and it was Amazing. We took yoga in the morning and also a couples massage. Love the tranquility of this place... completely fell in love with CasaSandra and wee cant wait to be back.
Everyone was amazing!
We had a quick 2 night get away at Isla Holbox and Ser CasaSandra and it was absolutely fantastic. We chose to use them for transport from CUN to the hotel - seamless pickup from airport all the way through transit to ferry, etc. Clean, safe vehicle, great.
The boutique hotel was fantastic and we would definitely go again. Great customer service and super clean common areas and room. I don't know what else one needs, really, for a relaxing beach vacation. The beach lounges were just awesome and loved the drink/food service there. None of it felt crowded to us and it was just great.
Not much else to say other than if you're looking for a super nice beach hotel that is low-key and relaxed, this is it.
In the world of one of a kind boutique hotels, stands Ser Casandras in Holbox, Mexico. Casandra’s lies nestled amongst the beautiful palms, sandy beaches and warm waters of this quaint and delightful Island called Holbox. No cars, roads or unnecessary distractions will await you. instead, we were greeted by the wonderful warm and loving staff of the hotel with chilled towels and much appreciated natural fruit beverages. The resort was elegant, one with the environment of lush natural surroundings. Our experience was one of unexpected surprises, happiness and well being. Casandra’s offered serenity, peace, privacy and and an environment of quality activities too choose from. Amenities were outstanding. From a private hand picked library of fascinating books, dipping pools , leisurely hammocks, outstanding traditional Mayan spa treatments to welcomed meditation sessions with private daily yoga sessions, at no additional expense. The dining experience was wonderful with multiple warm settings in and around the resort and by the beach. We found that during our stay we had experienced a form of relaxation and enrichment of body and mind never expected.
Needless to say, each and every detail of our trip was skillfully planned and fulfilled by the outstanding staff of the hotel. From excursions to private air travel every convenience was afforded. Our many thanks to Casandra personally and EVERYONE of the loving staff members. There is an old saying I’ve heard all of my life which says, ‘Mi casa es su casa” ( my home is your home). I finally felt what that meant when we stayed with Casandra. Until we meet again we wish you love. Don’t miss out on sharing our experience at Ser Casandra’s, Holbox Mx. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️