Holbox Island, Mexico
Villas Palapas del Mar is a small hotel just steps from the Caribbean Sea on Holbox Island. Built with astute consciousness for the environment, 52 rooms are dispersed among 15 two-story villas. Arranged around two large swimming pools and a palm-studded white sand beach, the relaxed, secluded, unhurried experience puts you close to nature in this small fishing village.
Each villa has a thatched roof and bright whitewashed walls inside and out. Architectural accents include kiln-dried wood and splashes of colorful upholstery that permeate cozy cushions and throws. Each junior suite has two queen beds, an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite television, refrigerator and safe, with Wi-Fi available. Meals are taken on the restaurant’s colorful open terrace, where menus focus on fresh local ingredients and traditional Mexican flavors.