Na Balam Boutique Hotel
Swim with the Whale Sharks
Na Balam Boutique Hotel - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
WHALE SHARKS and MANTA RAYS -- Though they are the largest species of shark, whale sharks are plankton feeders and harmless to humans. They follow their food source up the coast of Central America, around the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico. From mid-May through early September, they have been congregating in large numbers near Isla Mujeres. For the 2013 season, it was estimated that more than 300 whale sharks gathered for this feeding extravaganza. Adding to the excitement, in recent years the whale sharks have been joined in Mexico by scores of large manta rays, also plankton feeders. By Government regulation designed to protect the animals, no scuba diving is permitted, so all interactions are simply accomplished on snorkel. The result is a glorious and easily accessible opportunity for all lovers of marine wildlife and underwater photographers.
NA BALAM HOTEL, Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres -- Quite different from the gigantic hotels and resorts in Cancun, Na Balam is a boutique hotel set on a wide private beachfront location on the northern tip of Isla Mujeres. The resort features just 35 spacious rooms and suites in a very clean and minimalistic decor. There is a beachfront restaurant with excellent Mexican specialties, seafood and delicious "botanas" snacks; a small and relaxing swimming pool with heated jacuzzi; and an on-site Yoga Studio & School.
SOLO BUCEO -- Island Dreams arranges professional snorkel boat services with Solo Buceo. Solo Buceo has more than 25 years of experience serving snorkelers and scuba divers. They will pick you up right off the beach in front of NaBalam.MORE INFO -- Island Dreams' owner Ken Knezick has made multiple visits to Isla Mujeres. Ken has posted an extensive destination report and photo gallery. Find further details, travel tips and photos here: Quintana Roo Whale Shark Report
NaBalam Hotel - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Four night packages with two days of whale shark snorkeling
Prices are person, including daily Continental breakfast and hotel taxes
|Early Summer 2018
Valid April 13-June 30, 2018
|Standard Pool-side Room||Double occupancy||$ 649|
|Single occupancy||$ 947|
|Junior Suite with Partial Oceanview||Double occupancy||$ 819|
|Mid Summer 2018
Valid July 1-August 16, 2018
|Standard Pool-side Room||Double occupancy||$ 664|
|Single occupancy||$ 978|
|Junior Suite with Partial Oceanview||Double occupancy||$ 847|
|Late Summer 2018
Valid August 17-31, 2018
|Standard Pool-side Room||Double occupancy||$ 630|
|Single occupancy||$ 911|
|Junior Suite with Partial Oceanview||Double occupancy||$ 792|
|Prices are per person, based on the occupancy indicated.
Prices, schedules and itinerary inclusions are subject to change.
Airfare to Cancun and transfers to Na Balam are not included in this pricing. Call Island Dreams for fares.
Standard Pool Side or Garden View Room - Spacious rooms (602 sq. ft. / 56 m2) nestled among lush gardens and flanked by a tranquil outdoor pool. King size or 2 Queens bedding is available, private terrace or balcony and all rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans and organic amenities and toiletries.
Junior Suite with Partial Ocean View - Spacious suites (592 sq. ft. / 55m2), amidst palm tree gardens, facing the ocean. Contemporary decor, seating area with 42" flat screen TV, King size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, oversized bath and luxury amenities round up the comfort of this suite.
Deluxe Ocean View - Space meets view; these oversized rooms (592 sq. ft. / 55m2) offer spectacular views of the Caribbean and the white powder sand of North Beach. King size or two Queens bedding is available, private terrace or balcony and all rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans and organic amenities and toiletries.
Ocean View Suite with Plunge Pool - Privacy and detail, these 592 sq. ft. / 55 m2 suites are just steps away from the powder white sands of North Beach. Take a dip into your own private plunge pool, as you sip a fresh tropical cocktail. King size bedding, private terrace with fresh water plunge pool overlooking the ocean, air conditioning, ceiling fans, oversized bathroom and upscale amenities make this suite ideal for a romantic escape.
Included in the Package:
- Four nights lodging at NaBalam Hotel, Isla Mujeres, 19% hotel tax included
- Daily Continental breakfast at Zazil Ha Restaurant, on site
- Two full-morning trips to snorkel with the whale sharks and manta rays
- Beverages and lunch are included onboard the snorkel boat
- (Option to add a third snorkel trip at a cost of $175 per person)
- Airfare to Cancun Airport
- Taxi to the ferry pier (Gran Puerto or Puerto Juarez)
- Ferry to Isla Mujeres (All transfers are easily accomplished, detailed instructions will be provided)
- Lunches and dinners (easily available at many fine and fun restaurants, walking distance from our hotel)
- Any other items of a personal nature
Please contact Island Dreams for current availability, discount airfares, and complete details.