Welcome to Villa Makax, an authentic Mexican Villa, named for one of the sides of this double water front property, Laguna Makax. The Villa, styled after the Mayan grass roofs, crafted by Mayans utilizing the same skills and techniques used 1000 years ago.

Located on the west side of the island with breathtaking views of the skyline of Cancun, and the most beautiful turquoise waters of the Mexican Yucatan. The Villa is a sanctuary hidden behind private walls.


The Casitas/Palapas are very cozy, and well appointed tastefully decorated with king sized beds, seating area, kitchenette, refrigerator and of course full bathroom and shower.  Offering on site housekeeping (change of linens and cleaning every 3-4 days) these units are in the most desirable, exclusive, private area of “Isla”. Located on West side of the island where the views are the best, the sunsets incredible, plus protected waters for swimming and snorkeling. This is a super unique spot. Please call for more details, and availability.


The owners of this property are longtime residents of the island from the U.S., and take A LOT of pride in the property. Steve and Lindell arrived on Isla 1972, purchased their property in 1975. Pioneers of the North American community they have experienced the tremendous growth and changes. You will experience some of their travels in Mexico thru the art that is displayed in each unit.


Our guests love to tell their stories!

“Beautiful, refreshing, relaxing! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This is our second stay in less than a year. The grounds and atmosphere are wonderful. If you want a restful, peaceful getaway, this is the place!”






Stayed: May 2018: VRBO




“Lovely Stay! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The moment we entered the property we knew we had made the right choice. Lovely water views, topical, well kept property. Villa Makax was perfect, nicely decorated, clean, and had all the basic things we needed for our stay. The pool was refreshing & the owners were a delight. It was a little off the beaten path, but we liked that. Our Golf cart rental was arranged by the caretaker and taxi's were available along the road as well. We would definitely stay there again.”






Stayed: Mar 2018: BOOKING.COM



“We had an amazing stay at Villa Makax. Steve in Lindell were great hosts. They provided a very welcoming atmosphere. The location is great! Away from all of the activity in Centro and just a short golf cart ride away from anywhere you'd want to be. We spent our days out and about on the island and always looked forward to heading back to the villa to enjoy the pool and the company of the other guests and wonderful hosts. Juan, the caretaker, provided us with great tips on local fare and even gave us a fresh coconut to drink and eat fresh from the tree he was pruning. We would stay again in a heart beat!”





Stayed: Mar 2018: AIRBNB


"The Palapa Lee was an exceptional little place with direct access to the beach. We stayed through the Christmas holidays and had a great time both in town and at the palapa. Steve is a gracious host and we loved the dog Lassie who hung out with us the entire time. I highly recommend this property."



Robert C.

Stayed: Dec 2014 Source: HomeAway

"We just got back from staying at Villa Makax in Isla Mujeres. There are two Palapas that are ocean front named Lee and Sam both offer incredible views of the ocean from 30 feet away from your room’s sliding doors. Chose this if you just want to get away it all. You can cook you own food or go out to any the nearby restaurants or downtown. Lassie the resident dog makes the stay feel even more like home as she loves the attention and of course leftovers. The hosts are there to help you with anything which included having a cart delivered to the Villa when we inquired. I recommend Villa Makax if you want less bustle of downtown and more of the island life."


Canadian on Trip Advisor

Reviewed 28 of December 2014

"My boyfriend and I loved the beautiful slice of beach, sunsets, and chill atmosphere of the palapa as it is removed from the main downtown. One of my favorite vacations of all time! Highly recommend."

*****5 of 5

Elizabeth Co.

Stayed: November 2016