A warm welcome at CasaSandra, Isla Holbox
CasaSandra is a lovely beachfront boutique hotel on Isla Holbox, created by Cuban owner Sandra Pérez, an artist herself. If you have read my previous story on the stunning street art on Isla Holbox, you will know that the island is a welcoming haven of inspiration and creativity for artists worldwide.
CasaSandra overlooks Isla Holbox’s beautiful beaches that stretch endlessly towards the horizon. We caught sight of a warm mellow sunset as we arrived at the restaurant for dinner on our last evening on the island.
Inviting palapas on the beach
If not for the mosquitoes (they come out in swarms at dusk and mostly right after summer), I can imagine relaxing on the luxurious beds under these rustic thatched palapas, admiring the sunset with a margarita in hand. But we headed straight inside the welcoming restaurant, into air-conditioned comfort to indulge in a gourmet dinner.
CasaSandra restaurant interiors
There are a plethora of dining options on Isla Holbox from streetside tacos prepared by grandmothers in flowered aprons to elegant multi-course dinners served by uniformed chefs. CasaSandra belongs to the latter category and is a great place to celebrate something special. Even if you just want to celebrate being on Isla Holbox, that is reason enough to dine at CasaSandra!
Lovely boutique hotel on Isla Holbox
CasaSandra’s restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in a 3-course dinner while enjoying unique aesthetic sensibilities of the surroundings, all influenced by Cuban and Mexican art. Rather than being sprawling and huge, the restaurant offers intimate candlelit seating at cozy tables in air-conditioned comfort.
Shades of blue!
While waiting to be seated, we took a stroll outdoors and caught sight of a lovely swimming pool, a hot tub and other luxurious amenities which make CasaSandra feel like paradise on earth.
Dinner was soon served. Starting with potent margaritas to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day, we also had a seafood soup for starters – a sumptuous dish created with fish and shrimp in a delicious broth, topped with crunchy tortilla strips.
Grilled fish entree
For the main course we indulged in hearty grilled fish that came prettily plated over mashed yam and grilled vegetables, all sprinkled generously with olive oil.
Dessert was two scoops of refreshingly chilled sorbet ice cream topped with sweet fruit syrup.
Warm island vibes
CasaSandra is an amazing place to have a romantic date night dinner or get together with family and friends in a warm and intimate setting. It is no wonder that CasaSandra has been consistently rated as one of the best restaurants on the island, as well as having the best seafood offerings and the best beachfront restaurant and hotel along Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
When in Mexico, always get the margaritas!
I can’t wait to be back to stay longer at CasaSandra and explore more of Isla Holbox. Have you been to Holbox or CasaSandra? Let us know about your experience in the comments!