10 great vacation rentals and Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres, Mexico for your island escape

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

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

Plus, with many Isla Mujeres vacation rentals, you get extra perks like kitchens, private pools, rooftops, and ocean views as far as the eye can see. Not to mention amazing hosts eager to help with anything you may need during your stay.

Are you curious about what places are out there? Keep reading for our roundup of 11 of the best vacation rentals, VRBOs, and Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres.

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

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10 Best Airbnbs in Isla Mujeres

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

Suite with 1 bedroom

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 4 minutes to the beach

Price: $

This charming one bedroom is a great choice for those who are on a budget but still want some luxury. Located 1 mile from the best beach and town center, this holiday home is a great place to stay. With only four other units in the complex, you can enjoy the pool, rooftop terrace and barbecue areas while on the island.

One bedroom is colorful and clean, boasting traditional Mayan furnishings. The unit comes with WIFI, air conditioning, mini fridge and microwave. Previous guests rave about the location, the hosts and the view, saying that staying here is like visiting old friends.

Why we love it: Cute studio right by the water.

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None. 5 ~ 1 Bdrm Apt ~Local Livin+Hotel Vibe+Views~

None.  5 ~ 1 Bdrm Apt ~Local Livin+Hotel Vibe+Views~
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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: La Gloria neighborhood

Superhost: None

Price: $

For a little more space 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 is only a block away from the beach and nearby lots of delicious restaurants, with a more relaxed atmosphere than the northern part of Isla Mujeres.

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

This Isla Mujeres Airbnb has a decently stocked kitchen, a small balcony overlooking the city, and a rooftop terrace with 360° views of the island.

Why we love it: Lovely Mexican style apartment in a more local area of ​​Isla Mujeres.

What previous guests have said: “Expect a very spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Has everything you need and communication with the owner was excellent. I will definitely stay here again.”

“A stylish large 1 bedroom with sea view from the bedroom balcony. The sea breeze was unforgettable. You also have access to a large roof terrace. Really enjoyed our stay and the communication was great. Water is free, access to extra beach towels and toiletries. Stop looking “

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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 is a one bedroom apartment, ideal for a couple, but also has a lot of convertible beds so you can sleep at least 4 people.

The apartment is super spacious with large bedrooms, a huge kitchen and a large living area, not to mention ocean views pretty much everywhere you look. There is a fully equipped kitchen, complete with all 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 view from the terrace is fantastic

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Breathtaking sea view

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: 3.7 km from the center (by the beach)

Price: $$

If you’re hoping to be right by the beach for your vacation, this vacation rental in Isla Mujeres is definitely a top choice. This oceanfront villa is located just south of town and is a short golf cart ride away to everything!

The apartment has two bedrooms and works well for couples, families or even small groups of friends. It has everything you could wish for, such as two bathrooms, a large (and well-stocked) kitchen and wooden furniture throughout.

The terrace overlooks the sea and gives you a unique turquoise blue view from the house.

Why we love it: Difficult villa by the beach with welcoming hosts.

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Waterfront (plus infinity pool!)

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 6 minute drive to the beach

Price: $$

For an affordable beachfront stay in Isla Mujeres, this holiday home is a choice. It is located outside the tourist center but is only a six minute drive away. It’s also pretty easy to get anywhere from this location by foot, bike, or golf cart.

Apart from the airy decor, you also get access to a fantastic rooftop pool equipped with sun loungers and chairs for relaxing. The view from the pool (and the apartment itself is amazing!)

Why we love it: View by the beach!

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Fantastic loft apartment – best location on the island

Fantastic loft apartment - best location on the island
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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Close to Parroquia Inmaculada Concepción

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

If you are visiting Isla Mujeres with friends or a small family, this ceiling is a good place to live as it has plenty of space for everyone.

It is spread over two floors with three bedrooms and lots of common areas. Plus, you’ll enjoy extra perks like Netflix, a full-sized kitchen (complete with coffee and avocados), and tons of books in the living room.

Located in the heart of the city, this Isla Mujeres Airbnb also has a patio and terrace where you can enjoy the sunset and is a great base for exploring the island.

Why we love it: Two-storey loft in the center of the city, with terrace and terrace.

What previous guests have said: “We had a wonderful time at the loft! steps away from everything you need: gold cart rental, grocery store, juice bar, choreo stand, pharmacy, breakfast, markets…. great location. Merley is extremely attentive and every question was answered fulfilled within an hour. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. 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 recommended”

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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 apartment is a prime choice for those who want modern conveniences while still being close to all the action. Located just a short 2 minute walk 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 shared pool area, the beautiful patio, and the convenient location, this place is a steal!

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

Why we love it: Modern facilities

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Beach hut

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: 7 minute drive to the main beach

Price: $$

If you are looking for beach bungalow type accommodation this is it excellent cottage fits the bill! Located right in front of the beach, you are literally less than 30 steps away from the ocean if you choose to stay here.

Located within a resort area, you can enjoy the pool, sunbeds and beach restaurant on site. It is the perfect place for those who want to be right by the sea in a relatively quiet area.

Why we love it: peaceful oceanfront background

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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 amazing vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres. With unobstructed views of the sea, the entire living room opens up to the sea and the private swimming pool. Located a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this place is the perfect retreat for those seeking some peace and quiet.

The whole place is stylishly decorated with traditional Mexican furniture and is known to be a relaxing paradise 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: 1.6 miles to downtown

Price: $$$

For the most luxurious without the hassle holiday home in Isla Mujeresyou shall book this fantastic villa! Equipped with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this house can easily sleep 8 people.

Everything about this 4-story villa screams luxury! Enjoy your vacation away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy this private villa complete with saltwater pool and ocean views! The house comes with a property manager who can help you with everything from airport transfers, in-house massages, chef services and much more.

Why we love it: Perfect for large groups or for families.

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

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Looking for things to do in Isla Mujeres while you’re there? Check out some of these local Airbnb experiences in the area that we recommend doing.

Packing for your Airbnb

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