Isla Mujeres

We spent three glorious nights on Isla Mujeres, a little island just half an hour away from Cancun. It is a much more chilled place than Cancun and much less crowded. We stayed in a condominium which was right by the beach and had a pool – perfect to do some cooking and mixing our own drinks!

Sunset from our room


We spent lots of time on the beautiful Playa del Norte, swimming and sunbathing. We also walked to the other side of the island (it took about ten minutes, it is a very narrow island!)

Sandcastle - not made by us!


Playa Norte


Karen relaxing on the beach


Karen and Reuben on the other side of the island


We had drinks at the swing bar and watched the sunset on the beach.


At the swing bar


Watching the sunset


Snacks on the beach


We hired bikes and biked down to the south end of the island, stopping at the turtle research farm. The bike ride was about16km round trip – good to balance out all the food and drink!



Up close

I had an amazing massage on the beach – so relaxing to hear the waves!

At the southern end


This was such an amazing place, so relaxing and beautiful – we feel so lucky to have been to this island.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. hayley says:

    Love the turtle shots! Jake said “Mr and Mrs Olsen are naked!”


    1. Karen Olson says:

      Not that I can see! Say hi to the boys!


  2. Kate says:

    Awww, turtles! Looks lovely and relaxing.


  3. Julie Bunnell says:

    I notice there is a recurring theme around eating and drinking …

    If you drink at the swing bar, does that make you a swinger? Seriously, how do you swing and drink simultaneously? Seems dangerous to me 🙂


  4. Helen says:

    Wow, that looks amazing


  5. Aunty Moira says:

    gorgeous beach! looks like a great place to chill!xoxo



  6. Lynette Olson says:

    You sure are visiting some great places.What a great life.


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