Casa Flor de Mayo blends modern architecture with a local charm in an ultimate seaside retreat. The villa indoor and outdoor areas have been designed around its fabulous setting overlooking the twenty-foot cliffs and turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. The villa sits a short seaside walk to the Mayan ruins at the tip of Isla Mujeres, as well as one of the islands many attractions, Garrafon Park.
Unobstructed views from most rooms are simply breathtaking. High ceilings and large glass sliders in the ocean facing rooms allow guests to embrace the ocean breeze and sounds of waves crashing on the rocks. The large infinity-edge waterfall pool has both a shallow play and lounge area, and a large deep swimming area, surrounded by a large pool deck and lower and upper patios.
Layout / Design
The Casa has been designed to embrace the gentle slope from the road down towards the house, continuing towards the sea. It has two levels. The front of the property is relatively flat, and you are about a hundred feet from the edge, where there is about a twenty-foot drop to the water.
Because of the slope, you will enter from the driveway on the upper floor where there is a Sitting Area, and three Master Bedrooms, two facing the water, one facing the road. The sitting area, and two bedrooms open on the large upper deck.
Downstairs, there is a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Laundry Room, a Master Bedroom facing the water, and a Guest Bedroom facing the road. The Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom all open on the lower patio, with a step down to the expansive pool deck.
The villa is on Isla Mujeres, a Mexican Caribbean gem. Fly to Cancun; After a thirty minute shuttle from the airport, you are standing on the water's edge at Puerto Juarez. Step aboard for an eighteen minute ride in a modern catamaran-style high-speed ferry across the gorgeous calm waters of Cancun Bay.
Step ashore! Now you are on island time - Mexico style! The mainland is close, but luckily feels far, far away. Isla is a narrow barrier island just off Cancun, only five miles long. And easy to explore.
It has been a fishing village for centuries (still is - so enjoy the fish) but is also a home to many activities as well as a Mexican Naval Base. The small island has all the comforts but still many charms of local culture that make it a fabulous, unique, friendly and safe experience. Experience a piece of Mexican culture; the beauty, relaxing vibes and welcoming atmosphere, the world-class beaches, the village, the fishing, snorkeling and diving, the amazing selection of music, food, drinks, bars and restaurants, and most important, the lovely local people making this island a unique experience.
South Point or Punta Sur, the local designation for the southern part of the island where the villa is located, has a great reputation for its quiet local vibe, peaceful natural setting and fabulous views.
As you drive south on the Caribbean side of the Island, there is a long stretch of coast where the road is almost at sea level and on the edge of the water. There are no oceanfront houses for a long stretch of the island, until you get near to South Point.
The road will veer to the right and up a small hill before curving left again and proceeding south. There are now villas on both sides of the road. A few units along, Casa Flor de Mayo is on your left.
On Isla, there are very few large hotels and only a few offering the all-inclusive packages typical of the Riviera Maya or Cancun beach zone. After a week on Isla, you will hopefully thank your lucky stars for not going all-inclusive!