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Recent Akumal reviews

  • Family Dream Vacation

    "My husband and I along with our four daughters, son-in-law, and a boyfriend (ages 19-27) arrived on New Years Day. The house was everything we hoped it would be. There were five bedrooms. All of them had their own bathroom except for two that shared an adjoining bathroom. The house was very clean and well taken care of by a wonderful friendly couple. We bought groceries and cooked breakfast every morning. The kitchen had the basics in the way of dishes, pans, etc. We sat out on the deck by the pool and waterfall and enjoyed the ocean and beach. The beach is rocky right in front of the house but it wasn't a big deal. We could walk a little ways down the beach and have sand. There is a great bar right down the beach in easy walking distance that has great drinks and decent food. Safety was a big concern of ours before we went. We felt very safe every where we went in Akumal and at our house. We rented bikes and rode around with no concerns at all. We did not rent a car. we hired a van and driver to pick us up from the airport and take us back. We took taxis everywhere else we needed to go. The only bad thing I can say is there was construction on the house one day with a lot of loud sawing. Thank goodness they were only there one day. We would definitely go back to such a relaxing beautiful place."
    Guest: Red Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
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  • A little piece of heaven

    "We stayed at Mike and Peggy's condo in Akumal from 12/27/14- 01/03/15. We have rented several times through VRBO and have always had great luck, but Peggy was the most thorough owner we have ever rented through. She provides such wonderful information, we really had a good idea of what we wanted to do and see before we even arrived. The snorkeling off the beach in half moon bay was incredible. My 14 year old son met another 14 year old from Sweden and they spent endless hours snorkeling the reef and playing in the pools. We went to Yal- Ku lagoon too, but we really didn't need to. My 12 year old love "hanging out" on the hammock by the pool. We snorkeled in Akumal Bay and saw numerous sea turtles. That was an amazing experience. The condo was beautiful and clean. There is a TV but only for videos, which was only an issue for my 12 year old who tends to like some down time out of the sun. There are so many great things to do in the area you don't need a TV. The condo is located at the far end of the road which is very bumpy and has lots of Topes (speed bumps) which was a little rough with our rental car but I liked the secluded/private spot. It felt very safe and the property management people and Silvia were extremely helpful and flexible with our schedules. The weather was beautiful and we hope to return to this little piece of heaven."
    Guest: B Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
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  • Third time just as charming as first

    "This is the third time my husband and I have stayed at this property. I can only say that it is wonderful in so many ways. Comments made in other reviews are still true. This visit we did more snorkeling in Half Moon Bay and saw some incredible schools of fish. You can rent snorkeling equipment at the office. You definitely will enjoy your stay here. The office staff speak good English if you need anything. The housekeeping staff clean every day and leave everything spotless. There is a big jug of water to use and it is replenished when needed. We always look forward to our stay here. If you are looking for a place to really relax this is it. Comments made by other reviewers are accurate."
    Guest: Sharon H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 15, 2015
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  • Amazing!

    "We just stayed at Villa Gauguin for a week. I can't say enough how much we loved this villa. The house is absolutely immaculate, yet still comfortable and livable. The house is right on Yal Ku lagoon. The waters just in front of the house are fun for snorkeling. There is a fresh water river that flows right into the lagoon. This can cause some halocline and thermocline conditions in the water. This means that sometimes the water can appear "oily". This is just nature. If you dive down a foot or so, its super clear. The waters around the lagoon are pristine. We saw no trash, nothing but fish and coral. If you are into snorkeling, you will see parrot fish, sergeant majors, tangs, sea hares, sea slugs, an occasional eel, sting rays, eagle rays, turtles, etc. Snorkeling into the lagoon park is really fun. Lots of rock formations that are fun to swim around. I felt like an explorer. Getting into the water may require some planning. You need to be comfortable walking on a rough rocky surface. Bringing flip flops, rubber soled fin socks, or something like that will make it easier on your feet. There are 2 sets of stairs into the water. Its still not super easy to get in and out if you have mobility issues but with a little patience everyone in our group (ages 6-75) was able to get in and enjoy the waters. The pool is fantastic too. We spent most evenings in the pool just enjoying the view. Kids playing and adults relaxing. Francisco and Gladys keep the house so clean. They are very warm and friendly people. They both greeted us with a warm smile everyday. We had them cook for us 4 times. All I can say is wow! What a treat. The food was delicious. My favorite meal was the chili rellenos, but I can't complain about any of it. It was much lighter fare than I am used to in Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. Francisco and Gladys will keep to themselves to respect your privacy but we were grateful knowing they were there to keep the house in good shape and to keep things safe. The house has some great treats for little guys (or grown ups that forget they are grown up). There are iguanas out on the rocks. They will gladly share your fruit. You may also see tejons, pacas, turtles, and hermit crabs. Groceries in the area are also affordable. We went into the southern part of Playa for groceries. The stores can be a bit overwhelming but the prices were fine. To summarize, this place is AMAZING! We miss Villa Gauguin!"
    Guest: ladywild Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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