Our Story

Steve and Lindell, the owners of Villa Makax are from Wrightsville Beach, NC. They arrived here in 1972, and fell in love with Isla Mujeres. In 1975 they purchased an unfinished house on Sac Bajo and over the last 45 years, their love for Mexico and particularly Isla, is shown through the manner in which they carved out this piece of paradise.

Every stone, every block, every tile was placed with care and love for the land. As pioneers of the North American community on the island, they have experienced and participated in the tremendous growth and prosperity of the community. The depth of their combined love for Mexico and Isla Mujeres is reflected in all corners and crevices of the cottages.

Steve and Lindell are best known on Isla for their dedicated work with the challenged children of the island. Commonly known as The Little Yellow School House, Amor a la Niñez (Love of the childhood) was established in 1998 by local women in a small 6 by 8 foot classroom. The school is supported solely by donations, there is no cost to the families. Visit Help a Special Child, Inc., and find out more.

Villa Makax Family Album

Why You'll Love Villa Makax

Steps from the Pool and Beach
The beautiful views of sunsets over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, will take your breath away
Exquisite Details Inspired by Nature
Styled after traditional Mayan Palapas and crafted utilizing the same skills and techniques used 1000 years ago
Restaurants within walking distance
Zama Beach Lounge is a short stroll away and fine dining available at Villa Rolandis and Numa Izla
A Hidden Sanctuary on Isla
A peaceful getaway where you’ll relax and recharge and be in a world of your own choosing