3 new resorts opening on this island near Cancun
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Cancun remains one of the favorite destinations for international travelers to Mexico and its economy and infrastructure have experienced rapid and steady growth in recent years, despite the pandemic crisis.
The ambitious Train Maya project has been announced to launch in 2023 and will connect Cancun to many fascinating hotspots on the Yucatan Peninsula. And this popular destination will not only have more transportation options for travelers, but also more accommodation alternatives, more attractions, and more variety.
Now, 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, the spectacular island Isla Mujeres will soon have 3 new resorts. Tourists will have more rooms available to stay on this iconic island which is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: Playa Norte.
The island’s mayor, Atenea Gómez Ricalde, recently announced that three new resort projects, already under construction, will open soon this year, providing jobs for local residents and new services for visitors.
As Mexican news site Reportur reported, the new resorts will add 2,000 new rooms for a total of more than 10,000 rooms available at Isla Mujeres. Travelers will have more options for staying on the island and enjoying more time there and not just relying on the popular full-day tours.
Gómez also said local authorities expect around 30,000 visitors to the island per week during the upcoming holiday season and expect higher occupancy due to high tourist demand in Cancun. This year in April, hotels in Cancun were already 90% full for the summer season and local authorities expect tourism trends to continue to increase.
New resorts in Isla Mujeres
The mayor did not specify which companies were offering new resorts on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres. However, a few months ago, Secrets Resorts & Spas announced that the brand, which is part of the AMR Collection and World of Hyatt, will open a new resort in Isla Mujeres by the end of the year. The new Secret complex is expected to begin receiving guests in December.
Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres will be just 25 minutes from the city of Cancun and will offer travelers special services for couples and unique luxury experiences. The resort will be adults-only – the brand’s target – and will offer visitors an all-inclusive experience, with unlimited services and 24-hour room service, unlimited drinks, butler services, catamaran services , endless entertainment, etc.
Caribbean Island Resort, on the other hand, also announced a few days ago that two new projects were pending approval that would add 745 rooms. According to information shared on the El Economista information site, one of the projects would be a resort and the other a boutique hotel.
Reportur also shared information about other companies in the sector interested in developing projects in Isla Mujeres. In recent years, major international brands such as Riu, Catalonia, Meliá, Planet Hollywood, TRS and Grand Palladium have invested in this destination.
Find out more about Isla Mujeres
This charming island offers visitors spectacular places to snorkel, experience the Caribbean and enjoy the local culture. This is one of the most popular day trips from Cancun.
To get to Isla Mujeres, travelers can take a ferry, the most common form of transportation, from Cancun to Puerto Juarez. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the island – the views over the deep blue waters are spectacular – and it costs around $25.
Isla Mujeres offers travelers gorgeous beaches, delicious food, and a wide variety of restaurants, as well as great boutiques and shops in colorful markets. One of the main attractions is Playa Norte beach, known as the best beach in Mexico for its soft sand and delicious clear blue water.
Sunsets at Isla Mujeres are a natural sight that visitors tend to admire and adore — even from the warm waters — and it’s usually not a crowded place.
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