About every month or two, we like to head over to the island of Cozumel to snorkel and visit some of our favorite bars and restaurants. We normally stay one or two nights before returning to our condo on the mainland.
During our most recent trip to the island, we decided to stay at a place we had never visited before called Baldwin’s Guest House. Baldwin’s is a cool little bed and breakfast located about a 10-15 minute walk away from the main tourist area where the majority of the shops and restaurants are located.
Our room was spacious, very clean, had an en-suite bathroom (not always a given at a B&B) and a comfortable bed. What else could we ask for?
One of the things that we liked best about Baldwin’s was the large walled courtyard that contained a pool, small bar area, screened-in dining/lounge area, hammocks and even an aviary.
A Local Experience
It was great staying outside of the tourist area because we could walk around without being bothered by countless vendors calling me Mr Clean and trying to get me to visit their store.
We also got to try some great restaurants that we might have otherwise overlooked, like Mister Taco, where I had the absolute best tacos al pastor in my life. Even after I was full, I couldn’t resist ordering at least one more.
A Great Hostess
The thing that makes Baldwin’s Guest House really stand out is the personalized attention from the owner/operator Hannah. She was super friendly and went out of her way to make sure we had a great stay. She called taxis for us whenever we needed one and if she didn’t know the answer to one of our questions, she made some calls immediately and found out.
Hannah prepares the breakfast each morning and it was delicious. Since the weather was perfect while we were there, we chose to eat outside in the courtyard area both days.
In the evening, we had a couple of drinks with Hannah at a small bar area next to the pool called the Monkey Bar. We swapped stories, laughed and had a great time. We learned a lot about the history of the area from her.
You can get additional information about the property, room types and availability via their main website:
Let’s Wrap This Up
Where you decide to stay on vacation will have a large impact on the type of experience you’ll have. That’s why we often alternate between all-inclusives, boutique hotels, and B&B’s because each one offers something different.
When it comes to the last category, Baldwin’s Guest House has already earned a spot as one of our all-time favorites. We highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for something less touristy that still offers all of the comforts of home.