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Recent Akumal reviews
Wonderful family vacation
"Nido de Amor was everything we’d hoped for and more for our family vacation. Our group of seven fit perfectly, with with plenty of room in each of the bedrooms. The amenities were perfect and met our every need. The fantastic outdoor space is what initially drew us to this home. The entire coast is having trouble with varying amounts of seaweed. The gardener and his team work early each day to make our access easy and enjoyable. Someday were less of an issue than others but still we enjoyed long walks on the beach, kayaking, and snorkeling in the clear water. We throughly enjoyed the pool as well. Hours were spent playing games, perfecting jumps off the diving board, and relaxing. The shade of the palm trees gave respite from the sun and the gentle swing of the hammock was just wonderful. The most appreciated part of staying at your home was Guille. We’ve stayed in several VRBO homes and we’ve never had the unique treat of someone on site to assure that every part of our stay was comfortable. She greeted us with such kindness and worked with her team for the duration of our stay with great care. She is a wonderful cook and we were treated to exceptional Mexican breakfasts each day. She provided excellent tips for our daily excursions that were most appreciated. We all left Lido de Amor with hopes of returning soon to once again enjoy family, friends, the beauty of Akumal, and the comfort of your home."
Guest: C.M.T.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"This was our first Mexican vacation that wasn't in a resort. It was spring break with our 18 year old son, my lovely wife and his brother, whom we kidnapped from Iowa.
Amanecer Akumal proved a delightful, freeing experience for us. It felt not only more authentic but like you were living there for a moment instead of just vacationing.
The unit itself is loaded with Mexican charm: serious dark hard wood doors and accents, amazing tile work, a soaking tub in the master bedroom that's a hot tub sans jets, a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining/living room area.
But we especially enjoyed the common areas: a small pool (which has the kind of built-in stools you find in swim-up bars) on a downstairs patio, and a table with chairs on the rooftop patios, where we spent nights drinking Sols, watching the stars and getting to know our fascinating neighbors from Portland, Ore., Nick and Gail.
You don't need to rent a car. You can spend a week walking to Yal-Kul, Half Moon Bay or Akumal Bay (or renting bikes for $8 nearby) for the epic snorkeling. But I'm such an activities director (if it's Wednesday, it Chiichan Itza), a car proved invaluable.
Fernando (our groundskeeper and maintenance
guy) and Martha (our maid) couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
We may be done with the mega resorts. Better to really feel the experience of Mexico instead of being insulated from it."
Guest: ReporterguyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
"Our stay at Casa Caribe was relaxing/peaceful; house has all the advertised features plus some. Christina is a doll, and took awesome care of us, including special requests & dinner (a 'must-do'...do early in the week for leftovers). She communicated with us in spite of our broken Spanish.
Didn't see/notice Luis; didn't see Rhett until part way thru week; didn't matter as house was ready and set for us. House has everything you need for the stay; nothing else we felt we needed. Owner and Christina were very responsive to requests (extra towels, etc.), and owner responded promptly to any questions. The pool was perfect for cool-off dips, especially since it was toasty warm during our stay (AC required for a comfy night's sleep). House is spacious, and we never felt crowded with 6 of us. Main floor bedrooms are good size (limited closet space in one) and each has attached bath (one with second door to hallway for convenience). The upstairs master is amazing, with a large tub, gorgeous deck and ocean views from bedroom and shower. Television area was comfy (used mainly for slide shows of pics taken; TV has extra HDMI connection) with TV being a bit small (~25 or 32 inch). The Wi-Fi worked fine during our stay.
Location is easy walk to La Buena Vida (restaurant/entry spot for snorkeling in half-moon bay [HMB]) and reasonable walk to Akumal & bay. Elderly folks (~80) with us, so needed car shuttle for those journeys with them.
We snorkeled at HMB, Yal-ku and with turtles at Akumal bay...all were great. Yal-ku charges $14 if you enter through land (free via long snorkel from HMB). Most literature at house regarding sites, etc. is a bit outdated - prices have gone up, and some places changed or gone. Update would be good for future visitors.
Ocean behind house was too rough to enter directly for snorkeling; not sure if ever calm enough due to the rocks (tempting tho). Not an issue with Buena Vida and HMB beach only a 5 minute walk away.
Location was excellent base for visits to Mayan Ruins and Cenotes. Definitely recommend rental car if sightseeing. Also recommend visit to Akumal Pueblo across highway for authentic Mexican flavor w/ variety of restaurants/food vendors for the adventurous. Grocery shop at Playa & convert some $ to pesos. Local exchange rates highly variable and no credit cards for gas.
Overall, I would love to return to Akumal, and would not hesitate to stay at Casa Caribe again."
Guest: BillDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 6, 2015
"Our stay was beyond our expectations! Our adventures included diving and snorkelling with our grandchildren and their parents. The golf cart was a true bonus. The accommodations are remarkable, six people can enjoy a lot of personal space. The pool was a hit!
The view was outstanding, sunrise was beautiful and we saw ocean activity from the pool area (boats and even a whale).
Marie and Luis were outstanding and treated us exceptionally well. Maria prepared a most enjoyable meal, yummy!
Restaurants are within walking distance and we enjoyed BBQing!
Monica (Property Mgr) was available for all questions. She recommended restaurants, stores, transportation etc.
Booking through Kelly was made easy by her willingness to make things right. She provided all the information we would need to have a memorable holiday.
Thank you Solymar, love to return in future."
Guest: jDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 6, 2015