10 Best Luxury Hotels in Isla Mujeres

By Michele Samal Kinnon

Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancún. It’s a vacation destination known for white sandy beaches dotted with tropical palm trees, crystal clear, turquoise blue waters and easy access to some of the best snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the world. If you are planning a trip to the island and are looking for the best accommodations, there are several excellent options for luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres. Whether you are looking for a top-level family-friendly resort or an exclusive and intimate adult-only experience, there are excellent hotels on Isla Mujeres to suit any discerning traveler.

What to Expect from a Luxury Hotel in Isla Mujeres

If you are considering spending your vacation in one of the luxury hotels on Isla Mujeres, you should expect the highest level of service and a full complement of amenities. To attract discerning travelers, a high-end hotel in this popular tourist destination needs to go above and beyond the average. 

While each of the hotels on our list is unique, a hotel of this caliber should provide spacious, elegant, non-smoking rooms and suites with private balconies and ocean views. The room should be equipped with high-quality bedding and fine linens, a well-appointed bathroom with plush towels and boutique toiletries. Rooms should have climate-controlled air conditioning, free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs and a well-stocked minibar.

A high-end hotel or resort will offer hotel guests wonderful dining options with a variety of onsite restaurants and room service. The property should have privileged beach access for guests with comfortable loungers or beds, cabanas or umbrellas, food and beverage service and access to water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding. 

A luxury resort or hotel should have one or more pools for the use of guests with adult-only areas and swim-up bars. The very finest luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres will offer a full-service spa and wellness center, a fitness center with a variety of treatments and in-room or beachfront massage services. A rare few provide transportation services from the mainland directly to the resort on the island.

If this is the kind of vacation you are looking for, these are our picks for the best Luxury Hotels in Isla Mujeres for 2023.

10 Best Isla Mujeres Luxury Hotels by Location

Isla Mujeres Luxury Hotels in Sac Bajo

Some of Isla Mujeres’ best hotels are located in Sac Bajo. The Sac Bajo hotel properties are located off of the lovely beachfront road that winds along Isla´s western shore. Until 10 years ago, this part of the island was relatively undeveloped with secluded beaches, a few beachfront homes, and a handful of small hotels. 

Today, Sac Bajo is home to some of the best luxury resorts on the Island. From your private balcony, you will be offered the most spectacular views over the turquoise waters of Isla Mujeres Bay, across to the Cancun Hotel Zone. The resorts and hotels in Sac Bajo are the furthest from downtown Isla meaning you’ll have to take a taxi or rent a golf cart to access the shops and restaurants in Centro and the popular beaches on Playa Norte. But these resorts are so luxurious, you may never want to leave at all!

Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres 

Nestled on the western coast of the island, Zoetry Villa Rolandi is a tranquil all-inclusive retreat that caters to wellness-focused travelers. This luxurious hotel boasts a Thalasso therapy spa, and gourmet dining with an emphasis on locally grown, organic ingredients and heart-healthy fare. The resort´s intimate size and quiet atmosphere make it perfect for those looking for serenity and rejuvenation. 

An aerial view of zoetry villa rolandi, isla mujeres.

With just 35 oceanfront suites, Zoëtry Villa Rolandi blurs the line between all-inclusive resort and boutique hotel and has earned the reputation of being one of the finest all inclusive resorts in Isla Mujeres. Concierge service is available at all times to help you book dinner reservations, spa services and excursions such as deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving and swimming with whale sharks. 

Noteworthy amenities include an amazing rooftop infinity pool with panoramic sea views, a world-class spa, gourmet dining experiences in Casa Rolandi and Le Metissage, sunset cruises and complimentary catamaran boat transportation for guests from the sister Zoëtry property in Cancun. This remarkable hotel property is not adult-only but is probably best suited to couples planning a special getaway who want the very best of everything.

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Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets – Adults Only

Located on the secluded shores of Isla Mujeres, the Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets offers an exquisite, adults-only, all-inclusive experience. This 5-star hotel is a true sanctuary and ideal for couples seeking a luxurious romantic escape.  The hotel design is absolutely gorgeous with unique architectural elements around every turn. All of the chic, modern rooms have a private balcony, some with a hot tub and breathtaking ocean views. If you want to really treat yourself and your partner, book the Presidential Suite with a private plunge pool and personalized butler service. 

The pool at impressions hotel in isla mujeres

Foodies will be thrilled with 7 onsite restaurants offering Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican and International cuisine. The Chef’s Table Experience is a culinary journey not to be missed. The spa’s oceanfront treatment rooms provide a tranquil retreat, making it a haven for relaxation and luxury. Noteworthy amenities at Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets include allergy-free rooms, 4 outdoor pools and a private beach area for guests only. Impression by Secrets is one of our top picks for an adults-only luxury hotel experience on Isla Mujeres.

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Izla Beach Front Hotel

Experience luxury accommodations for an affordable price at Izla Hotel in Sac Bajo. The guest rooms are sleek and modern, and the suites include plunge pools overlooking the sea. The most stunning feature is the adults-only rooftop pool and bar. It is the perfect retreat for couples and singles, while families can enjoy the ground-level outdoor pool and private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast, an onsite restaurant, a fitness center and spa, and proximity to local attractions outside the resort.

The pool and beach at izla beach front hotel in isla mujeres

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Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres

Hotel Belo combines all-inclusive luxury with a vibrant atmosphere perfect for travelers looking to indulge and socialize. This resort offers a range of accommodations from Luxury Junior Suites to the spectacular Presidential Suites with full kitchens, living and dining rooms, walk-in closets and spacious terraces with private plunge pools, Hotel Belo has something for everyone. If you are planning a special trip for a special someone, Hotel Belo´s In Love Suite is just what you are looking for with 5-star amenities like a sexy jacuzzi-style tub overlooking the Caribbean. 

The bar inside hotel belo in isla mujeres

The pool areas and beachfront feature cabana beds and umbrellas for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Guests love the adults-only rooftop infinity pool, bar, and hot tubs. 140°, Hotel Belo´s onsite restaurant, serves a buffet in the morning and an a la carte menu in the evening. The hotel’s location in Sac Bajo means that you will either need to arrange for a taxi or rent a golf cart to reach the downtown area but the hotel offers free parking for its guests. 

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Casa de Los Sueños Boutique Hotel

One of our favorite places to stay on Isla Mujeres, Casa de Los Sueños exudes charm and character. This popular boutique hotel, located on the west coast near Punta Sur is as colorful as the island itself. Each room is unique and thoughtfully decorated, offering an authentic experience. The hotel’s focus on personalized service makes you feel like family.  The hotel features a stunning saltwater infinity pool with dramatic views across the turquoise waters of the bay to the coast of Cancun. Guests rave about the on-site restaurant, KinHa, which serves up some of the island’s best cuisine. 

Looking over the pool to the jetty going into the ocean at casa de los suenos, isla mujeres

Casa de los Sueños offers bicycles ideal for exploring the island also, aquatic activities for every day of your stay: You can enjoy waterslides, snorkeling and use of paddleboards and kayaks. It’s the perfect place for the active traveler who also appreciates the quaint and intimate setting of a boutique hotel. Casa de los Suenos consistently earns high marks as one of travelers’  favorite luxury hotels on Isla Mujeres and with good reason. This boutique hotel is particularly well-suited for couples looking for a more personalized, home-away-from-home experience. *Most of the rooms are not equipped with a TV, so be sure to bring a good book and be ready to detach from the world.

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Isla Mujeres Luxury Hotels on Playa Norte

Playa Norte (North Beach) has been recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you can find some of the top luxury hotels on Isla Mujeres. These upscale hotels have the advantage of not only direct access to the beach but also the close proximity to downtown. In Isla´s colorful Centro, you’ll find the heartbeat of the island. 

The whole of downtown Isla Mujeres is just four blocks wide and 6 blocks long. This is where everything happens on the Island of Isla Mujeres. This is where you will find a wide variety of great restaurants serving all kinds of authentic Mexican food and international cuisines. There are dozens of souvenir shops and boutiques, the public mercado, the zocalo and lots of other interesting places to explore.  From any of these luxury hotel properties, you can easily explore every inch of this vibrant neighborhood.

Hotel Secreto

As the name suggests, Hotel Secreto is a hidden gem on Isla Mujeres that feels like your own secret hideaway. Selected by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the 50 Best New Hotels in the World. Secreto is a sleek hideaway tucked away on the quiet corner on the northern tip of Isla Mujeres. Its sleek, minimalist hotel design will appeal to even the most discerning traveler. The quiet and intimate setting is complemented by a stunning, 20-meter-long infinity pool that blends seamlessly with the horizon and the turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean. 

An evening view looking over the pool towards the ocean at hotel secreto in isla mujeres

The rooms offer a sleek, modern design with private patios that invite the natural beauty in. Despite its exclusivity, Hotel Secreto is not an adults-only accommodation and families are welcome. It’s a sanctuary for the traveler who seeks privacy and exclusivity, away from the crowds but close enough to the island’s offerings. Hotel Secreto is well-located within a few minutes walk to downtown yet seems to be a world away making it a perfect spot for those seeking a peaceful retreat on the island. As you can imagine, this is one of the most sought-after Isla Mujeres hotels and can book up quickly in high season.

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Lotus Beach Hotel – Adults Only

This boutique property offers a serene adults-only environment for discerning travelers. With a privileged location at the tip of Playa Norte, widely renowned as one of the best beaches in the world, Lotus Beach Hotel offers direct access to the beach and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. With its intimate setting, it’s perfect for travelers seeking privacy and tranquility. The property has just 6 guestrooms ensuring a personalized approach to guest services. Each of the stylish suites offers either an in-suite jacuzzi-style tub or a private plunge pool. 

A private hot tub outside one of the rooms at lotus beach hotel in isla mujeres.

The oceanfront yoga sessions and the infinity pool are some of the experiences that guests can enjoy for a rejuvenating stay. Guests love the chic pool area, bar and lounge. Lotus Beach Hotel´s convenient location, just a few minutes from the excitement of downtown Isla makes it a great choice for couples who want an intimate hotel experience but also want access to all the excitement in Centro.

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Ixchel Beach Hotel

Located on Isla´s famous Playa Norte beach, Ixchel Beach Hotel features modern well-equipped accommodations, ideal for families, couples and groups. The hotel is popular for its spacious modern suites, some with full kitchens which are perfect for families or those planning an extended stay on Isla Mujeres. Ixchel Beach Hotel is remarkable for its large outdoor swimming pool and sundeck with direct access to Playa Norte. offers a picturesque spot to unwind and take in the island’s beauty. 

An aerial view of ixchel beach hotel looking from the ocean over the beach towards the hotel and pools.

Ixchel Beach House is located at the very end of Calle Guerrero meaning it´s just a few steps from all the action downtown. You won´t need a golf cart to get to all the great restaurants, shops and nightlife in Centro but free parking is offered to guests. Of course, the hotel provides guests with free wifi so the whole family can connect to their devices. Ixchel Beach Hotel is the best option for families who are looking for upscale accommodations in close proximity to all the conveniences of Centro.

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Privilege Aluxes – Adults Only

This adults-only resort is a blend of luxury and comfort, with spacious suites that feature private jacuzzis. Located on a beautiful stretch of beach, just where Playa Norte and El Cocal Beach meet, the experience here is about indulgence. There are a number of superb dining options on the hotel property including Sabor, Satay and Kalak Beach Club which transforms into a sophisticated dining destination at night. Downtown Isla is within walking distance making it a popular choice for couples and groups of friends looking to enjoy the island’s vibrant nightlife. 

The pool area surrounded by palapas at privilege aluxes hotel in isla mujeres

At Privilege Aluxes, you will find the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate, either on the white sandy beach or around one of the resort’s 2 large outdoor pools. At the end of the day, pamper yourself with a massage or body treatment at Mystique Spa. Because of its great location on one of the world´s best beaches, Privilege Aluxes has become one of the most popular luxury hotels on Isla Mujeres. The resort has an all-inclusive option which includes most food and beverages in the room rate. If you want to really treat yourself, reserve an ocean-view Premium Suite with a private hot tub on the terrace. The ultimate in indulgence! 

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Mia Reef Resort

Perched on its own private island at the tip of Isla Mujeres´ famous Playa Norte, Mia Reef Resort stands out as an idyllic sanctuary. Adjoined to the island by a long wooden bridge, Mia Reef Resort offers guests a blend of seclusion as well as easy access to the vibrant activity of downtown Isla. This all inclusive hotel boasts 156 elegant accommodation options, ranging from standard rooms to suites to private villas, all decorated in a sleek, contemporary style with a splash of vivacious color. 

An aerial view of the mia reef resort in isla mujeres.

As a part of the resort’s all-inclusive plan, guests can indulge in a variety of dining experiences across four restaurants and bars, where the flavors of fresh seafood, Mexican, and Caribbean cuisines come to life. For those seeking entertainment, the resort’s nightclub pulses with energy while all the fun nightlife options in Centro are just a short distance away. Kids and teenagers will find a range of amenities and activities including video game consoles to ensure that younger guests are entertained as well.

The resort’s exclusive white sand beach and the pool with its own swim-up bar, provide the perfect setting for relaxation. If you enjoy underwater adventure, the water and reef surrounding the resort are some of the best places for snorkeling on the entire island. Be sure not to miss ¨La Piscina del Rey”, a natural wonder located right on the resort property that offers a unique swimming experience and awe-inspiring sunset views. With its extensive array of amenities, Mia Reef Isla Mujeres is the perfect retreat for all ages, making it a standout among Isla Mujeres’ all-inclusive destinations for families.

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FAQs About the Luxury Hotels in Isla Mujeres

Can you smoke in any of the resorts and hotels on Isla Mujeres?

In 2023, Mexico enacted strict anti-smoking laws. Smoking is not permitted in any of the public spaces in any resort or hotel. This includes in your room and on the terraces, the restaurants, pool and beach areas, parking lots and other common spaces. All the resorts and hotels on Isla Mujeres offer designated smoking areas for their guests. Please inquire about specific smoking zones when you check in.

Are there luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres with all-inclusive packages?

Yes, many luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres offer all-inclusive packages. These typically include meals, drinks, and sometimes activities and spa services.

Can I find adult-only hotels in Isla Mujeres?

Yes, there are adult-only luxury hotels such as Zoetry Villa Rolandi and Privilege Aluxes, offering a more serene and mature atmosphere.

Is there a luxury hotel on Isla Mujeres with its own private beach?

Yes, several luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres boast private beaches, providing exclusive beach access and privacy for their guests.

What kind of spa services can I expect at luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres?

Luxury hotels typically offer a range of spa services, including massages, facials, body treatments, and sometimes specialized services like hydrotherapy and aromatherapy.

Do the luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres have on-site dining options?

Yes, most luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres have one or more on-site restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines ranging from local Mexican dishes to international gourmet experiences.

Are any of the luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres suitable for families with children?

While some luxury hotels are adult-only, many are family-friendly and offer amenities like kids’ clubs, family suites, and child-friendly activities.

What water activities are available at luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres?

Guests can typically enjoy activities like snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and sometimes more specialized activities like scuba diving or yacht excursions.

How far is Isla Mujeres from Cancun International Airport?

Isla Mujeres is about a 20-30 minute ferry ride from Cancun. Including the drive from Cancun International Airport to the ferry terminal, the total travel time is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

Do the luxury hotels in Isla Mujeres offer transportation services?

Many luxury hotels offer transportation services, including airport transfers and shuttle services to various attractions. It’s important to confirm this service with the hotel prior to arrival.

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Michele Samal Kinnon

Despite the strong reservations of family and friends, in 2004 I moved from the United States to Mexico with my young family. Since then, I have made the Riviera Maya my home. I have raised two remarkable children here. I have celebrated amazing successes, made countless mistakes, and in the process, fallen in love with this beautiful country.