How to Find the Best Hotel in Holbox Island Mexico?
Finding the best hotel in Holbox can be difficult depending on the time of year you visit. Holbox Island is a tranquil paradise which is car free and currently unaffected by mass tourism. For the time being, there are no big hotel complexes on the island. Instead, you will find a small selection of small and mid-size hotels. If you want to secure your ideal hotel within your budget, you need to book in advance.
To find out more about what you can expect to see and do in Holbox and how to get there, you might like to read our other informative articles about Holbox Island:
To help you find the best hotel in Holbox, below you will find a hand-picked selection of the best hotels in Holbox for all budgets.
Best Hotel in Holbox Island for All Budgets
Hotels in Holbox are definitely not the cheapest that Mexico has to offer. However, this is the price to pay for a stay on the idyllic island of Holbox. Fortunately, there are still budget price hotels, but these rooms are limited so try to book in advance to be sure that you secure your preferred hotel or hostel.
Best Luxury Hotels in Holbox Island
Holbox Island is the perfect place to treat yourself with a luxury hotel. Here are our top picks:
Villas Flamingos Beach Front
This luxury hotel is in total harmony with nature and is an eco-friendly hotel. The reason for this is that the hotel is situated within the Yum Balan Nature Reserve.
The hotel is located almost at the end of Playa Holbox and is perfectly located for you to enjoy calm and tranquillity.
The hotel has 3 outdoor pools with 2 adults only swimming pools. To relax, you can go to the spa which offers different choices of massages. There is also a restaurant and bar. The bar is ideally located on the beach and gives you the best view of the amazing waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Casa Las Tortugas
The name of this hotel originates from when the hotel was almost finished. The owner saw plenty of turtles (tortugas) returning home. So, they decided to call the hotel Casa Las Tortugas (House of the Turtles).
This is a family run hotel and, like the turtles, they want you to come back each year. This magical place scores an impressive 9.4 in Booking.com.
The Casa Las Tortugas has a spa and offers yoga, meditation and various treatments to help you to disconnect and detox from the stress of busy lives. Since Holbox is a car free island, it is the perfect place to switch off and relax.
This beach front hotel has one restaurant, 2 bars and a swimming pool.
Villas HM Palapas del Mar
This stylish hotel in Holbox has a fantastic location not too far from the centre of Holbox. It is a delightful boutique hotel to spend quality time with your partner. This beautiful hotel has 2 swimming pools. The first swimming pool is found on the ground level and the second one is located on a roof top terrace.
It is magical to watch the sunset from the roof top terrace pool. If you opt for fully inclusive, you can eat and drink as much as you wish. You can even ask for your food and drinks to be delivered to the hotel’s private sandy beach area.
Another positive for this hotel is that you can opt for a room with a small plunge pool. Some of the hotel’s ground floor rooms have a small private pool at the end of the terrace, a luxurious touch which means that you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own space.
This hotel also offers you the possibility to rent bicycles, but if you are a genius member on Booking.com, you will get this for free.
Villas HM Paraiso del Mar
This Holbox hotel is the sister hotel of the Villas HM Palapas del Mar described previously. Both hotels are located next to each other and have the same high standards. In our opinion, the Villas HM Paraiso del Mar has a more casual atmosphere and is more suited to families than couples.
We stayed at both of these hotels during our stay on Holbox Island. For us, the Villas HM Palapas del Mar had a more boutique and intimate feel than the Villas HM Paraiso del Mar. We saw more families with children at the Villas HM Paraiso del Mar.
The Villas HM Paraiso del Mar has one swimming pool and the complex is organised in lush tropical gardens.
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Best Mid-Range Hotels in Holbox Island
The following Holbox hotels are slightly more affordable than the luxury range but still offer all the comforts you need to enjoy a great holiday on Holbox Island.
Palapas del Sol
Palapas del Sol is a great hotel in Holbox Island with authentic Mayan hospitality. The hotel is built in a traditional palapas style with thatched roofs made of dried palm leaves. This will keep you very comfortable during the hot weather.
The Palapas del Sol hotel has one swimming pool, restaurant and spa. The private beach is excellent with comfortable beach beds and hammocks. Make sure you climb the hotel’s Mayan tower to admire 360-degree views from top.
Holbox Dream Beachfront Hotel By Xperience
This hotel is decorated in Caribbean style. The hotel has two swimming pools, a restaurant and, of course, a beach front location as the name of the hotel suggests!
If you want to stay in a quiet area close to the town centre where you will find restaurants and shops, then this hotel is for you.
Amaite Beach Hotel
The Amaite Beach hotel has a particularly good beach front location and offers massage services on the beach. All rooms have sea views, and they are extremely comfortable.
The hotel has a restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes but there is no pool in the hotel. However, with a beach front location, you can enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Soho Boutique Holbox
The Soho Boutique Holbox is located towards the Playa Punta Cocos which is a great place to swim and watch the sunset on Holbox. Close to the hotel there is a beach, and you can also enjoy the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, bar and garden. If you want to head into the town centre and enjoy Playa Holbox, it is a 20-minute walk, or you can beat the heat and opt for a golf-cart taxi.
This hotel is ideal for guests who want to enjoy a quieter location. The rooms at the Soho Boutique Holbox are comfortable and decorated in a chic traditional style using natural resources and materials.
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Budget Hotels in Holbox Island
Visiting a country is much more than just staying in a beautiful hotel. It is about the amazing things you see and experience during your visit and the people you meet. In this section, you will find a selection of the best budget hotels in Holbox.
If you are looking to meet other travellers and exchange experiences with them, the Tribu Hostel may be the best hotel in Holbox for you.
You have the choice of booking a bunk bed in a dormitory or booking a double room. If you opt for the dormitory, you can choose to be in an 8 or 10 bed mixed dormitory. Alternatively, if you are a woman, you have the option of being able to book a single bed in a female only dormitory.
Hostels are a great place to meet people and to share information and experiences. You have at your disposal a communal kitchen and BBQ facilities.
ALCOBAS DEL MAR
If a hostel is not your cup of tea, this hotel offers you all the comforts you need at an affordable price. This budget hotel has a small swimming pool, and all the rooms have a private bathroom.
This hotel is conveniently situated inside the town and there is a short walk to the beach and other facilities. The staff are friendly, and the rooms are well equipped and clean.
Casa Vainilla Holbox Island
The Casa Vainilla is affordable and clean with large rooms which feature a garden or balcony. There is a cosy and friendly atmosphere to this property due to the amazing host.
Although the Casa Vainilla does not have a pool, it serves delicious Mexican food and has a garden. The owner cooks fresh and tasty dishes outside at a good price.
The location of the hotel is close to all commodities, but it is not directly in the centre which means you will experience calm and tranquility. The hotel is a small walking distance from the beach.
Hostel & Cabanas Ida Y Vuelta Camping
Although this hostel is more expensive than our first suggestion, it is surrounded by coconut palms and tropical gardens. You have the option of booking a chalet, bungalow, studio, or family suite. The chalet has a shared bathroom, but the other options have a private bathroom.
This hostel is conveniently situated with a 2-minute walk to the shops and bars. This property is also 200 yards from the beach in a quiet location.
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