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Recent Akumal reviews

  • 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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  • Our Best Mexico Vacation Yet

    "After travelling to Playa del Carmen 4 times, we decided it was time for a change. Although, we enjoyed Playa, we would catch ourselves wondering if there might be a place that would combine what we love about Mexico (e.g.: clear turquoise water, white sand beaches, delicious Mexican and Mayan food, etc.) without sacrificing peace, natural beauty and authenticity of the destination. In other words, we were getting tired of 5th Ave with its pushy sales people, chain restaurants and most of all crowds and noise that are impossible to avoid in Playa. During one of our trips, we heard Akumal being mentioned as a great snorkeling spot. After doing some research, we thought: “Wow, maybe we finally found the perfect place!” And we were not disappointed, to say the least. Just one hour away from Cancun, Akumal is a hidden gem. Spectacular Half Moon Bay, amazing snorkeling, fascinating wildlife, relaxed friendly atmosphere make this peaceful and secluded destination magical. I could write a lot more about the charm of Akumal but I should get to the main reason for this review. What played the biggest role in turning our vacation into experience of a lifetime was the gorgeous condo that we stayed at. We loved everything about it! Whitney was a pleasure to work with. She made booking process seem easy, responded to all of our questions and even provided Welcome Packet filled with valuable tips and information. On the way to the condo, we stopped by Mega and stocked up on groceries. We cooked dinners in the condo every night and found the kitchen well equipped and even stocked with spices. Upon arrival to La Sirena, we were greeted by a staff member, who showed us to our condo, helped us with luggage and provided helpful information about the area, amenities, appliances, etc. Every day while we were out and about, the maid came by. Once low, drinking water was refilled right away. No matter who we talked to at La Sirena, they were always friendly and happy to help. For lunch, we usually went out. Seafood at La Cueva Del Pescador was amazing. La Buena Vida had a neat location, friendly atmosphere and a good selection of tasty food. Lol-Ha was right on the beach and my favorite spot for margaritas. We also spent a couple of days in Xel-Ha that had great buffets (included in price of admission ticket). For activities, we enjoyed snorkeling at Half Moon Bay, Xel-ha and Yal-ku lagoon. We had unforgettable time and are already counting down days to our next trip!"
    Guest: Anna and Ryan D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 31, 2014
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  • AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!! PERFECT GETAWAY!!!!

    "From the time we arrived, everything was great. The room was immaculate. Fresh towels, ice in the freezer, reliable wifi for FaceTime. The staff was amiable and helpful. The location cannot be beat. Close to all the restaurants you can need and a nice private patio for when you need refuge from the sun. My wife and I will absolutely return again and again."
    Guest: Nathan S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Absolutely In Luv with Villa de la Playa!

    "I have to say this was one of the best vacations I have ever had! The home is beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Of course the minute you step out on the back porch, you never want to leave! Beautiful pool, beautiful beach, and beautiful surroundings! Akumal is quaint and charming, the food is fabulous! The day after we got to Villa de la Playa we were talking about when we all can come back, we all are in luv with the place! D from Destin"
    Guest: D from Destin Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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