Off the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico lies the island of Isla Mujeres. On that island, with sweeping ocean views and Caribbean ambiance, sits a home unlike any other. The Shell House’s unparalleled design surrounds you with ocean life. With both the main house and baby shell house available to rent, we think we’ve found your next birthday destination. Shell we begin?
You love Tulum. We love Tulum. Everybody loves Tulum! Giant palm trees, white sandy beaches, coconut groves, secret cenotes, historic ruins, and fresh cracked coconuts are just a few of the highlights of this ancient Mayan town. Plus, the boutique hotels and hot spot eateries are some of the best in the world. So gather your amigos and start planning your next birthday bash a la Mexico.
Sounds a bit spendy for you? Fear not, budget savvy friends, we have a secret spot for you, where you can have your cake (err, maybe flan) and eat out too. With room rates that are easy on the pockets, a birthday trip to Tubo Tulum will leave plenty of pesos in your pockets for the important things, like tequila and sunscreen.
Finally: overwater bungalows in Mexico have arrived. Palafitos is set on the Maroma Beach in Caribbean Mexico and is quickly filling the travel void of private plunging pools and ocean ladder access. And of course, this overwater hotel is exquisitely designed to bring you a luxurious experience the moment you check in to your private bungalow.
This secret won't remain a secret for long though. Escape with a Caribbean flair, take beach front living to the next level and enjoy Mexico the right way: over the water.
Just an hour north of Cabo, near the artist’s enclave of Todos Santos, lies a dirt road marked by a small sign. Head down it's dusty drive and you will end up at a quaint boutique hotel that lies on the Pacific coast of Baja. Rancho Pescadero will greet you with gardens full of fresh vegetables, rolling fields of flowers and walls awash in soft terracotta hues. As you get closer to the entrance you will spot guests doing yoga poses in the pavilion overlooking the ocean. Longboards are neatly propped next to the front desk enticing you to book the surf lessons offered at the property.
This oceanfront oasis is a nice reprieve from the glittering resorts of Cabo itself. Here you will find a much more adventurous yet laid-back crowd. The intimate, non-corporate resort sits on 15 acres and is lovingly cared for by Lisa Harper who opened the hotel in 2009 after drawing her vision on a scrap of paper a mere 18 months earlier. Lisa had owned the beachfront land for years and one morning while sitting in her Sonoma home, she brilliantly sketched what was to become the Rancho Pescadero of today. Now, on a balmy summer day, we found ourselves enjoying the fruits of Lisa's labor after being invited by The Wedding Artists Collective to go on a creative retreat.
Photography by The Wedding Artists Collective
Valle de Guadalupe has been coming up again and again in travel magazines and blogs that follow all things travel trends. With its abundance of great wineries, delicious and foodie-centric restaurants, gorgeous scenery, charming hotels and ease to travel to, this northwest corner of our beloved Mexico may just be the next hot spot.
Nestled among the uncharted territory, there’s a venue-in-the-making from the crew behind One Bunk (this one dubbed One Bunk Valle). As the venue is not yet complete, we were lucky to get in on a little of the action by scoring this photo shoot from the talented team at Luna Wild. Sit back and enjoy the inspo as we chat with the group of designers behind this styled elopement.
Photography by Jamie English