The best island vacation ever. Holbox lies several miles north of the yucatan, west of cancun. There are no cars on the island, just golf carts. No malls, discos, crowds. Little more than sand, fantastic seashells, incredible birds, fish, fishing, fishermen & places to get great seafood dinners.
My delightful hotel, on the beach, built in traditional mayan style, offered a private round hut featuring a tall thatched roof and porch with daybed and hammock, where I spent much time reading or nights watching movies. They even delivered dinner there if i liked. It was magical.
Afterwards I spent a day in Playa del Carmen which, in comparison, was loud, crowded and garrish. This is one vacation I would definitely like to repeat.