We stay here six months during winters. Love these spacious villas with beautifully kept gated grounds and an immaculate pool. Hummingbirds and wild parrots are abundant. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with stunning ocean sunsets from the balcony. Cecelia is very accommodating providing whatever you might need. As divers, it is convenient to be within walking distance to Papa Hogs a fabulous dive shop and restaurant with their six pax fast boats.
We had a two-bedroom flat that comfortably fit four people. We also had a huge kitchen area that had pots and pans. The beach is across the street. There is also a pool on the grounds. We had a great stay.
Everything maintained, and I felt safe. There is gated parking. Down the street, there are a few scuba and snorkel shops. There is a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I would come back to this place next time it was far better than an all-inclusive hotel. I highly recommend renting a car from the airport and use it for driving the beach to beach.
We stayed at Villas Mayaluum last week and had a wonderful time. We had a three-bedroom (#2). There was more room than we knew what to do with. The unit itself is right by the road, however, and there is significant road-noise, yet only a concern for a light sleeper. There is one bedroom that didn’t face the better street. I would recommend a unit farther back if possible.
Most of the residents appeared to be long term renters. The property is gated, and you have a code and key to come and go. There is sufficient parking for the units. The pool and patio area is wonderful! The grounds are lovely. There is an area that you can cook etc. by the pool. It looks beautiful, but the grill needs to change. The condo itself could use a few more items in the kitchen, but we got by just fine. The management is not all that accessible, but again, there are a majority of long term renters here. I should have scheduled a day to exchange towels right away.
If you stay here, come prepared with a list of questions, and everything will go very smooth. A nice guy from there suggested the cozumel water jet board for people who love water sports. There was a washer/dryer combo that was a bit complicated as the buttons are of course in Spanish, come prepared with a translator app if you are not fluent. We got it to work, however, and that makes for much lighter packing. The beds are reasonably comfortable. I couldn’t ask for too much more in a condo rental. The location is nice, beyond some traffic noise, it is a nice quiet setting. I would highly recommend staying at Villas Mayaluum.
I booked this place online and dealt with Cecilia, who owns the establishment. She was terrific to deal with. She was most helpful when my husband and his sister arrived. The place was large and kept very clean. Cecilia kept in touch with me via email, because neither my husband or sister-in-law is computer savvy. I will recommend this place to my friends and hope to make a trip down one day.
We have come to this place for the fourth time and fall in love with it more each time! The rooms, the view, the food, and the PEOPLE make it a place we want to come back to over and over. We are people who look for a giant stride away from the all-inclusive resorts, and this fits our pace just perfectly. We had some of the best snorkeling and diving right off the shore from the hotel.
There is no doubt why it is one of the most photographed areas on the island, and we took our fair share of both actual and mental photographs home with us. We are already talking about when we are going back!
This is my third time for their Cielo trip; I always enjoy it, the boat is clean and well-stocked with high-quality beer (Dos Equis & Sol), mixed drinks, and delicious sandwiches and tacos. We stopped to snorkel in Colombia, and Andres helped everyone gear up. He told us about the best shore snorkeling cozumel so we can do it next time. Then off to Cielo where we anchored and let us enjoy the beautiful clear water.
I like all the staff, and they don’t hit on you like most of the tour excursion staff, I appreciate they are just lovely and enjoyable. One of the team grabbed my sisters camera and took a pic of a batfish in slightly deeper water near the boat, It was excellent shots, and usually, batfish are in the north of the island, so rarely, it was there, and he spotted it! I was impressed. We left at noon and returned at about 5:30 pm, well worth the money. I love this operation!
If you want to see the most magnificent April sunset in Cozumel, sit overlooking the water at the Blue Angel Restaurant. The delicious meal, the serene sea, and the colorful sunset created one of the most memorable eating experiences of our Cozumel trip.
I’ve read some of the other reviews and understand why people say it’s a little loud – it’s close to the road and you can hear traffic (has never bothered me really). However, you can turn on your AC, and it drowns out all the noise, and you’ll be exhausted from a great day of diving anyways.
My husband and I come to Cozumel to dive, have drinks with an ocean view, and enjoy good food – which this resort alone provides it all. They make it so easy for you. Your dives are well-organized, your gear is excellent for, all you have to do is wake up, eat your free breakfast, mosey down to the boats, and ENJOY. The happy hour was excellent, the lunches were great, and it’s close enough to town that a quick taxi can take you just about anywhere for a reasonable price. Can’t wait to come back here.
I recently stayed at Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel. I enjoyed my stay. The rooms are very friendly and clean. Jolie, the hotel manager, keeps the hotel clean and her guests happy. Dan, the owner, is always available to meet any of your needs. I had stayed at Casita de Maya several years ago. It was right then, and it is better now. I will stay here again and will, without any reservations, recommend it to my family and friends.
We chose this smaller hotel for our two-night stay in Cozumel as we were not interested in the all-inclusive resorts and wanted a more authentic experience. All I can say is this hotel lived up to its reviews and more!
The rooms are charming, large, with fantastic aircon (a necessity during summer) with a beautiful pool! We had a place that was directly opposite the lake, which was great.
The best part of our stay was Daniel, the excellent onsite cook who also recommended us helmet diving cozumel tours. He is a handsome man and was so patient with our lack of Spanish and even taught us some words and phrases! Dan, the owner, was also around and was great to chat to! He has some exciting stories!
I have traveled to Cozumel since 1985 and stayed at both all-inclusive and hotels. My advice is to skip the mediocre food and drink experience and stay with Dan at Casita de Maya! His staff is friendly and helpful. The local cuisine is fantastic, and Dan pointed out several restaurants that were top notch. I’ll be back!
Dan and his staff were very accommodating. The head chef Daniel’s food was delicious. The rooms were very comfortable with good working air conditioners. Edgardo was helpful with any requests we had. Jolie kept the place spotless and clean each day. We can’t wait to get back to the #1 hotel on the Island!
Best vacation stay ever. Casita De Maya is the best hotel we’ve stayed in Cozumel! Daniel’s margaritas are the best we’ve ever had. We’ll never stay anywhere else. The whole team is fantastic, kind, and generous — king and queen for a week.
This place was awesome! We were a little worried at first since the hostel is relatively new and didn’t have that many reviews, but we ended up having such a great time! Gaetan, the owner, was so welcoming the moment we arrived. He helped us navigate the island and gave us recommendations for all the hot spots in Cozumel. Hostel guests get amazing deals for renting out scooters (50% off!) and discounts on diving too. The place is spotless and organized with amazing AC.
This hostel is in a fantastic location, walking distance to everything on the island. Great rooms, amazing AC that will freeze you and owner that is welcoming to help at everything and has a lot of knowledge in diving!
The hostel was clean and in the perfect location on the main road, close to the ferry dock. Gaetan was a huge help – recommending some excellent restaurants and the cozumel reef restoration tour, and making sure we looked after. It was all very reasonably priced and easy to communicate back and forth when making our booking. I would stay here again next time I’m in Cozumel.
I just had a fantastic stay at Hostel Auikyani. This hostel is a 5-minute walk from the ferry and is brand new. All of the facilities were very clean and modern.
On top of that, Gaetan was an incredibly welcoming and friendly host and gave us many food and transportation recommendations and local tips. He also helped me plan my PADI Open Water certification and was an invaluable resource being a past dive master himself. Overall, the hospitality he showed us made our trip! I recommend staying here if you’re ever in Cozumel.
We had a fantastic time at this hostel. You can see everything is brand new, with a beautiful design and very tasteful decoration. Rooms are big and comfortable, the a/c works smoothly, bathrooms are spotlessly clean, and the WiFi works well all through the hostel.
Moreover, the hosts, Gaëtan and Judith, are amiable and would do everything in their hands to make us feel like home: they provided a lot of tips and insights on the island and helped us with everything we needed. I can’t think of a better place to stay in Cozumel; I would go back there if I stay on the island again!