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David Hochmayr and his daughter, Katy, were looking for a new project. Having first been introduced to the Island in 1989, they knew they wanted a part of the Mexican-Caribbean setting, and ever since, have loved being accepted into the unique family and cultural ambiance that is Isla Mujeres. Today, after being in the vacation rental business on the island for over 20 years, they are proud and humbled to contribute to the community which has provided them a comfortable and relaxing place to live, vacation, and call home.


What began as an empty lot in 2006, the father-daughter duo toured the country for inspiration, often finding it in such remote places that even locals hadn’t heard of. Carefully selecting endemic plant species plodding through Yucatan jungle nurseries and enthusiastically discovering exotic stone quarries from central Mexico, their adventures were near completion in May of 2017. Thus began the second chapter of their project, sharing their envision of design and tasteful luxury - Isla Retreats.

Isla Retreats was envisioned to provide what we value in an adults-only hotel: tranquility, and a unique Caribbean-Mexican experience. At Isla Retreats, our guests are sheltered and pampered in order to relax, savor the lovely island, and recharge. Our common area has been tailored to provide a peaceful ambiance featuring tropical gardens, a heated, salt-water swimming pool with waterfalls, beach chairs and umbrellas, and a mayan-inspired palapa. By keeping the grounds as green as possible and meticulously selecting local tropical plants and coconut palms, we believe we ensured a harmonious merge with nature, rather than displacing it.


With over 20 years of experience of living and working on the island, we will be able to answer all of your questions relating to your vacation at Isla Retreats.

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