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Recent Akumal reviews

  • Great Location

    "This condo is in a great location right on the beach of Half Moon Bay which is a less chaotic area than the more crowded Akumal Bay. We loved that we had the ability to walk (or take a short drive) to Akumal Plaza and the beach there but it was also nice to leave those more crowded areas behind and return to our quieter neighborhood. We had a car and I was happy to have it for day trips like Tulum, Coba and Rio Secreto(highly recommend the river tour). One of the smartest things we did was hire a chef at the owners suggestion. Daveed was fantastic to work with and we had dinner in the fridge waiting for us when we arrived - authentic enchiladas were heaven at the end of a long travel day. Later in the week Daveed came to the unit and we had a cooking lesson for the family which was fun for all. Bring reef shoes as the beach entrance is rocky - the upside is some easy fun snorkeling right on your doorstep. The lagoon is a 10 minute walk away with excellent snorkeling in more protected water. We found with all our excursions it made a HUGE difference to go early before the crowds arrive - especially snorkeling in the lagoon and swimming with the turtles in Akumal Bay which can get exceptionally crowded when the vans and tour buses from hotels show up. No laundry in the unit but you can get laundry done inexpensively across the freeway. Kitchen was well stocked. Owner is responsive. Daily maid service was nice option."
    Guest: denise f. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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  • Akumal February 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 It is a little outdated but living space is comfortable.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 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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  • Great condo in Akumal

    "Our family of 5 had a perfect stay here - the view when you walk in the door is better than the pictures! Staff was very friendly and helpful and the property is in perfect condition and well-managed with full maid service every day. The only thing to note is that you must climb several flights of stairs to get to the unit so it may not be for everyone. Overall a fantastic value and we would return in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: keith p. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
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  • Just How A Vacation Should Be

    "First, off, my wife's family is from Mérida, Yucatán, so going to the Riviera Maya is not really an adventure, any more than is visiting our Colorado Rockies from Denver. What we were looking for was a relaxing getaway. However, we had seven members of our family in our group, covering three generations, which can make relaxing difficult. We found Villa Italiano to be a delightful no-hassles alternative to the all-inclusive scene, at 1/3 the cost. It is large enough that the seven of us weren't falling all over each other, and were able to relax and enjoy. The location put us close enough to Tulum and Puerto Aventuras that visiting attractions and making grocery runs was no big deal. Akumal is withing hiking distance for those who want to enjoy the restaurants and attractions (wear shoes, there is some rock scrambling involved). We spent most of our time taking in the sun and the surf. Swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking were daily activities (well, relaxing with a cold one and a good book was up there, too). The beautiful property is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked with all of the necessities for cooking and serving. As to attractions, I visited the Tulum ruins when Playa del Carmen was a fishing village and the Mayan Riviera was virgin beach. Otherwise, that's a must-do--but in the morning before the heat and tourists arrive. Xel-Ha has been Disneyfied and priced to the point of ridiculousness. Yal-Ku Lagoon in Akumal is a much better choice. Also the Xel-Ha archaeological site is very close by. It is not a major site like Chichen-Itza or even Tulum, but it is interesting (if you are into Mayan culture), and rarely visited (we were the only party on site). The site boasts two cenotes for those who are inclined to take a swim and cool off--no extra charfe. So, if you want a frenetic vacation activity with all the food and drink you can possibly stomach, and all the activities you can cram into the time available, go somewhere else. If your idea of a vacation is kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying the ambiance of one of the most beautiful stretches of beach on the planet, this is a good place to do it. Highly recommended, and we will likely return."
    Guest: Almost a Local Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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