In the opposite direction, far north of Cancun, is the island of Holbox. For years, Holbox was Mexico’s best-kept Caribbean island secret.
The car-free island is accessible via a short boat ride from the mainland town of Chiquila.
Once on the island, bohemian backpackers were exposed to a quiet world of picture-perfect beaches, crystal-clear water, boutique hotels, and yoga retreats.
Things are changing, though — and fast. The island has already seen the opening of the Mystique Holbox by Royalton, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, part of the Marriott family of hotels.
It is also expecting its first all-inclusive resort in early 2022. St. Somewhere Resort Punta Coco, Holbox Island, a Karisma resort will open in early 2022 as part of Karisma’s new collection of casual-luxury boutique hotels.
This will be the first location for the brand. It will feature 39 suites.