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Recent Akumal reviews
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"We have just returned from a week's vacation at Villa Arrecife. We were a family of 8 who stayed at the Villa. The Villa is absolutely beautiful and was spotless. There was plenty of space for the 8 of us to gather including a gourmet kitchen, dining area and large family room. The cleaning lady was there most of the day to clean the Villa which also included laundry service and dishes. We brought in a chef service to make our evening meals so we were totally pampered during our stay. The grounds and pool area are maintained very well. If you wanted some quiet time, you could retreat to one of the balconies on the second floor to read a book or just look out at the view. We felt so safe staying on the premises of the gated resort - each evening we would walk down to the beach. The villa is approximately a 5 minute drive from Akumal Beach. We used Cancun Shuttle Service which picked us at the airport and drove us to the Villa, and then returned us to the airport the following week. There is a taxi stand located on the resort so we were able to grab a cab whenever we needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others and I would definitely stay there again.
This is the first time we have used VRBO and was so impressed. Tamara was wonderful to deal with and answered all of my questions. T"
Guest: Brian and LornaDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
"La Bahia is a great building. Service from the property management team was top notch. The unit that we stayed in #3 is quaint. It is a little outdated but living space is comfortable. The bedrooms with their own bathrooms are a nice layout, however the beds are terrible. We were advised several times that the second bedroom could and would be setup with a king size bed (pushing the two singles together, etc) not only was this not done the beds aren't the same height and the mattresses are rock hard and the edges even worse, therefore when pushed together with no bumper or connection piece, makes for a very uncomfortable sleep. The king size bed in the other bedroom at least had a small foam on top but was still very hard and uncomfortable. We cooked during our stay and also had Chef Daveed cook for us (wonderful experience) and we had temperature trouble with the oven. Things took way longer. Also if you are wine drinkers, there was not one wine glass in the cupboards. All things considered, we loved Akumal and La Bahia and would recommend it to all! With new beds or better sleeping conditions we would definitely rent this condo again."
Guest: Brenda H.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
"Our stay at this condo in Akumal was really great. Our group had a good time in spite of the untimely arrival of the seaweed. The beaches were beautiful. The condo worked perfectly for our 2 families. It was very clean, super tropical comfortable and the views were picturesque. The maid service was excellent also. The lagoon was our favorite. If you go, rent palapa #1. It has it's own private entrance to water and very roomy. The town is super cool. It felt like a little village, loved it. All the food we had was fantastic from tons of mexican, homemade pasta, and scrumptious pizza. We had Chef Daveed come cook one dinner. It was spectacular. We loved all the dishes and salsas.
The owners were great. My oldest was in Europe while we were in Akumal. I was worried about being able to be contacted for emergencies. She offered up her cell phone number for me to give out for emergencies. That way she could be contacted and get information to me. There is WiFi in house. It helped also.
Highly recommend going to Akumal Bay early in the morning (6am) to snorkel with turtles. You have to get there before other swimmers and boats. It was phenomenal. Then head over to Turtle Bay Cafe and grab some sticky buns and breakfast before they sell out. 8 am is too late! 😉
Snorkeling was great in Half Moon Bay . You need to swim out to reef. Saw some gorgeous fish, brilliant colors, octopus, etc.
Overall a great trip!"
Guest: Kristi R.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 17, 2015
"This place is loved by its owner and you can feel it the minute you get in the condo. The local art makes you feel in Mexico, yet you fell like home. The kids enjoyed the pools while we marvelled at the sunsets. What a view! Being located at the end of Half Moon Bay, there are no seaweeds in front of the condo and that's remarkable for Riviera Maya nowadays. The place is at walking distance from Laguna Yal-Ku, which we enjoyed very much. Hector and Ana took great care of us.
A nice surprise was Akumal itself : it's small, enjoyable, colourful and feels like a community. We even preferred it to Playa or Tulum. The snorkelling right in front of Akumal Beach (5 min ride from the condo) is very enjoyable: we've seen a dozen sea turtles, very big fishes and a couple of stingrays. Kids loved it so much we had to return 3 times during our one-week stay!
Thanks Martin for all your support and great advice. We will remember you and Akumal for a long time!"
Guest: Solime G.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015