Isla Holbox, Cancun

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Our girls getaway to Cancun was genuinely like experiencing a little slice of heaven. One day we took a day trip to explore the enchanted island of Isla Holbox. At just 2.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, Isla Holbox (pronounced HOL-bahsh) is a tiny tropical island located about 40 miles northwest of Cancun. It’s quiet, secluded, and perfect for spending the day wandering and exploring.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

I could lay out on a boat all day, and lucky for us, it was perfect weather for a boat ride across the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico Carola, Julie, Susan, Amanda

So much fun with these girls in our black and white stripes!

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

On the way to Isla Holbox, we made a bonus stop at a deserted island named Isla La Pasion. From April to October, the shallow lagoon surrounding Isla La Pasion is flooded with pink flamingos. Unfortunately we missed them by just a couple of weeks. I would’ve loved to have seen them!! We’ll definitely have to go back.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

However we did stumble upon this mysterious 3-story thatched roof hut. I wonder what its story is!

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

We hopped back on the boat for another gorgeous ride and finally made it to Isla Holbox.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Loved all the boats docked here at the marina.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Since Holbox is so tiny and secluded, there are no cars on the island. Just these awesome golf carts! This was our sweet ride for the day. ;)

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico Photo via Susan.

We had an incredible lunch at Hotel Las Nubes, a secluded boutique hotel with some of the most delicious cuisine on the island. This was our stunning lunch view.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Stairway to the sea.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Our own private paradise.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

We had a fabulous meal on this deck overlooking the ocean.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

After lunch, we hopped on the golf cart to explore the island.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Here are a few of the fun things we saw on this magical island.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Secret tropical tree-lined boardwalk.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Hidden pools.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

 

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Tropical paradise.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

I could hang out here all day.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Or here.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Mayan Hands massage, anyone? Yes please.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Afternoon siesta.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Cute little stop signs!

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Lots of fun little shops.

Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

So fun with all the colorful golf carts everywhere!

Loved our day exploring Isla Holbox. It truly felt like our own private, quiet paradise.

Our next adventure was one I’ll never forget. More from Cancun to come soon. :) xoxo