10 Stunning Vacation Rentals and Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

written by local expert Jane Elmets

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Sitting just off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is one of the most glorious vacation destinations in Mexico. If you aren’t keen on paying an arm and leg for a resort, here are the best Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres for an unforgettable trip.

In places like these, it’s well worth breaking away from the resort norm and staying at an Airbnb, as they’re plentiful, private, and way less expensive than big hotels. 

Plus, with many vacation homes in Isla Mujeres, you get added perks like kitchens, private pools, rooftops, and ocean views as far as the eye can see. Not to mention awesome hosts who are eager to help out with anything you may need during your stay.

Curious about what kind of places are out there? Keep reading for our round-up of 11 of the best vacation rentals, VRBOs, and Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres. 

Editor’s Note: Please note that Airbnb recently made changes to their program so in this article, we are including links to other options like VRBO or Booking.com which have much lower booking fees.

Best Local Tours in Isla Mujeres

  • Full-day Catamaran Tour: Departing from Cancun, sail to Isla Mujeres in style on a catamaran. Your day will feature swimming, snorkeling, plus a buffet lunch is included. You’ll have also free time to lounge on the beach.
  • Full-day Whale Shark Adventure: Depending on the season (May-September) you can book this tour from all of the main hotspots like Cancun, Tulum, etc. which takes you to see the gentle giants of the underwater world, the whale sharks while they are migrating! This is a small group tour that is highly rated.
  • Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres: Paradise Islands Combo Tour: This option includes pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya and will take you to both Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy. Aside from short tours of both islands, you’ll also enjoy a 40-minute snorkeling session and lunch is included. 
  • Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip: If snorkeling is your jam, check out this snorkel trip to Isla Mujeres. You’ll get 45-minute snorkeling at Punta Sam Reef and then another chance to snorkel at Playa Norte! Lunch is also taken care of. 

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Explore Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

If you’re looking for an Airbnb in a specific area in Isla Mujeres, use the map below to browse listings based on location. Then scroll down to check out our top picks (you don’t want to miss them!).

10 Best Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres

Here are our top 10 picks for the best Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres for all budgets!

1 Bedroom Suite

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 4 mins to the beach

Price: $

This charming one bedroom is a great pick for those who are on a budget but still want some luxury. Located a mile away from the best beach and downtown area, this vacation home is a great place to stay. With only four other units in the complex, you can enjoy the pool, roofdeck, and bbq areas while ont he island.  

The one bedroom is colorful and clean and boasts of traditional Mayan furnishings. The unit comes with WIFI, air-condition, a mini refrigerator, and a microwave. Past guests rave about the location, hosts, and views, saying staying here is like visiting old friends.

Why We Love It: Sweet studio right on the water. 

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No. 5 ~ 1 Bdrm Apt ~Local Livin+Hotel Vibe+Views~

No. 5 ~ 1 Bdrm Apt ~Local Livin+Hotel Vibe+Views~
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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: La Gloria neighborhood

Superhost: No

Price: $

For a little more room without breaking the bank, check out this one-bedroom apartment in the La Gloria neighborhood, about halfway down the island on the east coast. It’s only a block away from the beach and nearby lots of yummy restaurants, with a more chilled-out atmosphere than the north of Isla Mujeres. 

The apartment is colorful, with beautiful Mexican textiles on the beds and walls. The bathroom is full of intricate tile work and the floors are terracotta for an authentic experience.

This Isla Mujeres Airbnb has a decently stocked kitchen, small balcony that overlooks the town, and a rooftop patio with 360° views of the island. 

Why We Love It: Nice Mexican-style apartment in a more local area of Isla Mujeres. 

What Past Guests Have Said: “Expect a very spacioys 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Has everything you need and the communication with the owner was excellent. I will definitely stay here again.”

“A stylish Large 1 bedroom with ocean views from the bedroom balcony. The Ocean breeze was unforgettable. You also have access to a large roof terrace. Really enjoyed our stay and communication was great. Water is free, access to extra beach towels and toiletries. Look no further”

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Villa Elena

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location:11 min walk to the beach

Price: $$

This vacation rental in Isla Mujeres is an incredible find. It’s a one bedroom apartment, ideal for a couples but also has a lot of convertible beds, allowing you to sleep atleast 4 people.

The apartment is super spacious with large bedrooms, a huge kitchen, and a sprawling living area, not to mention sea views pretty much everywhere you look. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all of your basic cooking needs, including an electric burner, refrigerator, microwave, blender and coffee maker, as well as dishes and utensils.

Why We Love It: The views from the terrace are amazing

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Breathtaking Ocean View

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: 2.3 miles from center (beachfront)

Price: $$

If you’re hoping to be right on the beach for your holiday, this vacation rental in Isla Mujeres is certainly a top pick. This oceanfront villa is just south of town, and is a short golf cart drive away to everything!

The apartment has two bedrooms and works well for couples, families, or even small friend groups. It has everything you could wish for, like two bathrooms, a huge (and well-stocked) kitchen, and wooden furniture throughout the space.

The terrace overlooks the ocean giving you unparalleled turquoise blue views from the house.

Why We Love It: No-fuss beachfront villa with accommodating hosts.

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Waterfront (plus Infinity Pool!)

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 6 mins drive to the beach

Price: $$

For an affordable beachfront stay while in Isla Mujeres, this vacation home is a choice pick. It’s set outside of the tourist center but is only a six minute drive away. It’s also quite easy to get everywhere from this location on foot, by bike or with a golf cart.

Aside from the breezy decor, you also get access to a stunning rooftop pool outfitted with sunloungers and chairs for relaxing. The views from the pool (and the apartment itself is stunning!)

Why We Love It: Beachfront view!

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Amazing Loft Apartment – Best Location on the Island

Amazing Loft Apartment – Best Location on the Island
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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Near Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

If you’re visiting Isla Mujeres with friends or a small family, this loft is a great place to stay as it has plenty of room for everyone. 

It’s set across two floors with three bedrooms and lots of common areas. Plus, you’ll enjoy added perks like Netflix, a full-size kitchen (complete with coffee and avocados), and tons of books in the living room.

Set in the heart of town, this Isla Mujeres Airbnb also has a patio and terrace where you can enjoy the sunset, and it makes a lovely home base for exploring the island.

Why We Love It: Two-floor loft in the center of town, with patio and terrace. 

What Past Guests Have Said: “We had a wonderful time at the loft! steps away from everything you need: gold cart rentals, grocery store, juice bar, choreo stand, pharmacy, breakfast, markets….amazing location. Merley is extremely attentive and every ask was met within an hour. I would stay here again in a minute. it was exceptionally clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. They even made us individual, New Year’s Eve t-shirts in all 5 of our perfect sizes….such a personal, thoughtful touch! Highly, highly recommend”

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1 Bedroom Condo

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 2 minute walk to the beach

Price: $

This condo is a prime choice for those who want modern amenities while still being close to all the action. Located just a short 2 minute walk away from the beach, this place has everything you need (and more!)

Although it is a 1 bedroom, it can sleep 4 people if needed. Between the communal pool area, the beautiful terrace, and the convenient location, this place is a steal!

Past guests have loved their stay here and were especially impressed with the location as it is close to all the best restaurants on the island.

Why We Love It: Modern amenities

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Beachfront Cottage

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 7 mins drive to main beach

Price: $$

If you’re looking for beach bungalow type accommodations, this excellent vacation home fits the bill! Located right in front of the beach, you’re literally less than 30 steps away from the ocean if you choose to stay here.

Located within the premises of a resort, you can enjoy the pool, sun loungers, and onsite beach restaurant. It is the perfect place for those who want to be right by the ocean in a relatively quiet area.

Why We Love It: peaceful oceanfront backdrop

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Quiet Private Oasis

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 3B)

Location:4 min drive to the beach

Price: $$$

If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, head to this stunning vacation rental in Isla Mujeres.  Offering unobstructed views of the ocean, the entire living room opens up to the sea and private swimming pool. Located a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of town, this place is the perfect getaway for those who want some peace and quiet.

The entire place is stylishly decorated with traditional Mexican furnishings and is known to be a relaxing haven for guests!

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Editor’s Tip: For more on Mexico, check out our Mexico travel guide!

Deluxe Island Villa

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Type: Entire Home (4BR, 5B)

Location: 2.6 miles to center

Price: $$$

For the most luxurious no-fuss vacation home in Isla Mujeres, you must book this stunning villa! Outfitted with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this house can easily sleep 8 people.

Everything about this 4-story villa screams luxury! Enjoy your holiday away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy this private villa complete with a saltwater pool and oceanview deck! The house comes with a property manager who can assist you with everything from airport transport, inhouse massages, chef services and more.

Why We Love It: Perfect for large groups or for families.

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There ya have it – 10 of the best vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres! These places are truly magical, especially if you’re hoping to wake up to the ocean every morning.

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