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“The island no longer exists according to locals”
Review of JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island - CLOSED

JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island
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Owner description: Richart Sowa built Joysxee, the Floating Bottle Island by himself, with over 150,000 plastic bottles. Shown on MTV Extreme Cribs and Ripley's Believe It or Not, the island that floats on bottles is an ecological masterpiece. Everything on the island was built with recycled materials from the three story house, to the out door bar. Come tour Joysxee and meet the incredible Richie, a real life Robinson Crusoe. An experience you can only find on Isla Mujeres.
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We tried to find the floating bottle island during our golf cart trip around the island. We knew approximately where it was from a previous trip but could not find it. We finally stopped and asked some locals where the island was and they said that it was destroyed in a recent storm and all of the bottles that made it floated out to sea.

1  Thank frugaltravelerDenver
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited Isla May 2017. We had heard about an island that was made entirely out of plastic bottles and i was on the hunt to find it! It's easy to pass up so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Sure enough after stopping at the Joint and the Ice Bar we found it! We had to peek through a fence because it was closed off but we saw it and got the general idea of what the builder was hoping to accomplish. His use of plastic and other waste was ingenious! Really cool! This is just a stop off so you don't need to put aside a long time for this. It can easily be fit into your drive around the island. Enjoy!

4  Thank nolajewl
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We did not get to visit, because when we got to the lagoon (where the picture was made at the top of the page), he had moved his island! So his location right now is not at the place where it is shown on the map.

After snorkeling at the Farito, just before we came back to the main pier where all the boats leave for trips, we saw it from afar. Maybe we will visit next year!

So if you go snorkeling at the Lighthouse, you'll see it on your way back. Talk about a hidden gem!

1  Thank Cristina L
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Cool place to stop and visit. It is amazing to see how this man made this island. Floating on all plastic.

1  Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We tried to find this place for two days. The locals kept telling us that he has been moving around lately. We found him just before going on the ferry back to Cancun , so we never got to tour him.

Thank Sarah N
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