Our Guests Say

Private Paradise

“Really loved everything about the property. So private. We stayed in Cottage Sam which was amazing – from the bed you can look out to the sea and listen to the gently lapping waves. The pool was also amazing with lots of chairs and floating devices as well as a outdoor living space. A really rare find and would highly recommend Villa Makax.”
— Shannon G

Great Location

“75 yards or so from the sea. Very quaint and quiet. Super friendly staff. Recommended!”
— Andrew B

Beautiful Property

“We just returned from spending 11 nights at Villa Makax in Cottage Sam. From the start, Steve & Lindell were very easy to work with and we stayed in communication as necessary. The property is located in Sac Bao. I would recommend a golf cart for the entire stay. The beach was lovely as was the warm saltwater pool. Rosario and her family were very attentive to our needs and were there we needed them. Every morning we could check out the new turtle nests as they would come up on the beach and lay their eggs each night. Early mornings under the palapa were excellent…so peaceful and serene. We usually stay near Playa Norte but wanted something much quieter with less traffic. This was the spot. After floating for hours in the crystal clear water, we were able to finish the afternoon off in the warm water of the saltwater pool before heading north for dinner. There are several spots close by for good food but we always enjoy heading to the Playa Norte area for dinner. I’d highly recommend staying here again as we will again in the future. Thanks so much Steve, Lindell, and Rosario.”
— Jeff A

It is a beautiful, peaceful place!

“They will take care of all your needs and provide all the privacy that you want. Steve and Lindell (the owners) were interesting and fun! Juan and his family (caretakers) helped us to get where we wanted to go and took great care of us here! The view from our bed is one of the most beautiful we’ve seen (and we have been around!) The town is active and fun, then you come back to your peaceful beautiful bungalow with everything you need. The beach infront is perfect. The sea is always calm and warm. We saw a huge starfish right there! The pool is dreamy! Why did we come home??? Loved it there!”
— Sophia P

Loved Villa Makax!

“Casa Grande, the palapa/casita we rented was comfortable and had everything we needed for a beautiful stay on Isla Mujeres. Steve, the owner, was jovial and helpful with all of our inquiries and needs. Loved waking up to the sound of the surf, tropical birds, and the little dog Cuca. The heated pool was amazing, I spent many hours soaking up the rays and enjoying this well appointed spot. Can’t wait to return!”
— Andrea B.


“It was wonderful, quiet and beautiful views!”
— Peggy B


“Both the owners and the caretakers made our stay here so fantastic. Not only was the property absolutely beautiful, but everyone was so helpful and friendly. This was our first time to Cancun and the Island, and they had so many great recommendations for us. Steve was also very helpful with helping us understand how to get to the property when we had multiple unfortunate flight changes that complicated things. The cottage was clean and comfortable, the view was stunning, and the amenities were perfect. Thank you for such a great stay!”
— Sophia P

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 Mujeres
A peaceful getaway where you’ll relax and recharge and be in a world of your own choosing