Casa de los Suenos
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... br> Pacman negotiated for Team Whale Shark ( the new name of the trio of travelling Bomberos) to swim together. We were third in line. At the first attempt by our boat it appeared that the guide jumped right onto the back of the shark, it was only later when you comprehend the size of these sharks that we realized that the shark was about 5 metres below the surface. As well as being 20 metres long Whale Sharks are about 5 metres wide, this makes them look much closer to the ...
... probably achieving and seeing more than the overweight tourists in golf carts. We head to the ferry hoping the rains hold off on our trip back to Cancun. Do we stick in Cancun to check out Coco Bongo or Señor Frogy's, or head straight off again...? Run tally: 1. (Total: 9) On a windy (but not rainy at the time) day, we had a nice run along the Malecon of the east side of town. The wind almost knocked us close to the water/cliff edges a few times, but we live on to continue the ...
... there. A good decision - it would have taken at least another couple of hours to walk there. After letting Eddy haggle with the driver over the cost of the journey we hopped out of the taxi and quickly felt that the effort taken to get there was very worthwhile.
However, when we tried to access the garden-like area which makes up the southernmost tip of the island, we discovered that it was 'cerrado' - or closed. Astrid and Eddy worked their magic with the security guard, ...
... but still no turtles.
It was just about time to surface when Evan pointed at a pinnacle about 15 metres away and made the turtle sign. Excited, we swam over to find an adolescent green turtle chilling in a small cave. He seemed completely unphased by us and even came out of his hide hole so we could take a closer look.
On our way back to the boat, just before the 3 minute safety stop at 5 metres we saw another turtle, this ...
... the island via ferry (and not via tour boat from the mainland) to explore the island with their very own golf cart. So we did just that! The man working at the rental shop was excited by our business and gave us a bit of a discount because it was the off-season. We paid about $40 to rent it for 24 hours. Before driving off he asked if we had any experience driving a golf cart. I told him yes, thinking of the summers my sisters and I ...
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Loved Wayakc, Casa de los Suenos
If you want to know how paradise is on Earth, please go to Isla Mujeres in Cancun. There is a nice hotel where you can spend a real luxury experience. The name of this hotel is Casa de los Suenos, Wayakc. Is in the southern side of Isla Mujeres, an 8km island in the mexican caribbean.
With only 8 rooms, a great gym, a perfect and wellcoming spa. The best service. International food and we didn't got sick at all. They treated us like if we were in heaven.
Casa de los Suenos is paradise.
The best dream in my life
The place is amazing, the staff is the best, we felt like home, you never want to leave, itīs hard to go back to the real world. We are going back next year. The spa zenter is incredible. You need to live that dream.
Although 7 previous vacations spent at this establishment were dreamlike, the latest visit in Feb. 2004 was a nightmare! My husband and I were staying at another boutique hotel nearby, but decided to book appointments at La Casa's acclaimed day spa. We were anxious to see the remodeled rooms and meet the new management. The whole experience was a total disappointment. Management was less than hospitable and would only show us one of the smaller rooms, even though the hotel was not full. My expensive massage was ok, but my husband was extremely dissatisfied with his. I also paid for a french manicure ($45.00 without tip) and. although the "manicurist" was nice, my nails looked like a 5 year old painted them. If I hadn't paid so much, it would have been funny! The final straw was when we were offered a lunch menu following our appointments. The least expensive thing on the menu was $45.00! We decline the meal and were hurriedly ushered out the door. Management didn't even offer to call a taxi! This place will get no recommendations from us.
The dream house, became our two day dream!What can i say...Tranquility attention to detail, personal service from a great team4/04/04
Not so zen
The place is wonderful, except the totally charmless dining room (small, freezing and with no view). But if you consider the ridiculous and depressing breakfast they propose (everything you ask is added as an "extra"), it might be not a problem. The bedroom, so expensive, is also rather small. You are invited to save water, but very often encouraged to spend your money (even not a free drink to welcome you !). In fact, the unfriendly staff seems very preoccupied by the customer's credit card. Magic sentences about peace and love (one different every evening on your pillow) don't replace nice and true people. After our so magic trip through the haciendas in Yucatan, we were really disappointed !
The Good - amazing views, beautiful rooms, good service, fab beach bar - when they open it.The bad - If you go out late it is difficult to get back in. It basically runs more or less as a B&B.The Ugly - Also at the end of your stay they add on 15% charge for staff tips!!! Never heard of this before and felt rather embarrased that it was added. As the rooms are not cheap. I think the hotel should also have a meet and greet service for the ferry as you have to lug heavy suitcases around yourself.
Since being sold last year, this property has undergone a complete metamorphosis. It still retains the colorful charm of it's past, but all the rooms have been completely refurbished with new furnishings and colors. The beds easily compare to Westin's "heavenly beds" with soft white Frette sheets and large fluffy pillows. Newly added mini refrigerators were a welcome suprise, stocked with snacks and beverages. The spa and relaxation Zenter can't be missed. New beautiful Palapas have been constructed, providing just enough shade and shelter during thsoe occasional rain storms. Afterward, sit and watch the clouds part as the sun sets. Be sure to check out it's new web site at www.wayakc.com. After you look at the site you will be overwhelmed with a desire to go to Isla! Congratulations to new owner Alma on her new "House of Dreams."
What can I say?
This is the most amazing place we have ever been to. It was such a peaceful, serene and surreal atmosphere, that we hope to go again. The pool, the rooms, the food, the massages were the best. Just the perfect place to get away from the kids and the job...We will definitely stay here again!
Can you get any info?
After reading several interesting references to this property-we met a total stone wall. None of our inquiries were answered. We booked at another location last week and when we stopped by to see the property we were told they were booked and we could not! Needless to say we lost interest. We stayed at the Villa Rolandi instead where we enjoyed this fabulous island immensely. But we are perplexed.
We can't stay away!
This has become our home away from home. Everything about "La Casa" is a delight to the senses--from the gracious hospitality of Danielle and Francois Michon, the delicious food, the fabulous colorful architecture, charming and comfortable accommodations, the dazzling sunsets over the turquoise water, to the view of Cancun's twinkling lights at night across the bay. Muy tranquilo! It is no wonder that we have visited La Casa 6 times in the past 3 years, and we hope to return again and again in the future!