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Recent Akumal reviews
Very nice house in a beautiful, quaint town
"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 is a bit outdated - prices have gone up, and some places changed or gone.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
"We have rented this condo 5 times from the Flake's over the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. Our son was 9 on our first vacation and wouldn't miss out on a trip here, even at 19! This year our friends rented the condos on either side of us and we had a fantastic 10 days.
The staff are great from Augustin who manages everything to the maids and security guard Jose who will wake you at night if there are turtles hatching or laying.
We have eaten at every restaurant in Half Moon bay and Akumal and our favorite for breakfast is Turtle Bay Cafe, dinner La Lunita, Que Onda for pasta, La Cueva Del Pescador for fish, La Buena Vida for happy hour, LoHa for pizza and drinks on the beach. The best is Teresa's "hole in the wall" across the street from Playa Caribe, she made us Ceviche and fish tacos with the barracuda and Mahi Mahi we caught when we went fishing and it was fantastic.
We BBQ when we don't eat out and do our grocery shopping at the Chedraui in Puerto Morelos which is 30 mins drive towards Playa Del Carmen.
Over the years we have visited all the theme parks and this year went to XPLOR which was a lot of fun, get there early to do the Zip Lines first before the crowds arrive.
The snorkeling in Half Moon Bay is like swimming in an aquarium, we also love snorkeling in Akumal and watching the turtles feed off the grass on the sea bed.
Akumal town is within walking distance and very safe to walk at night. We always rent a car so we can travel to different beaches but it's not absolutely necessary.
Joyce Flack has been a wonderful resource over the years and given us so much advice and information on where to go and the rules and regulations when visiting Mexico.
We will be back and I'm sure our friends will be joining us again."
Guest: Gillian v.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"Six of us, consisting of my family and friends, spent four nights and five days in this gorgeous paradise. Mirna cooked for us the first night of our stay. I believe this is one of her specialties, a wonderful pork dish, with beans, rice, guacamole and a few other sides. She's a great cook! This gave us a chance to relax, settle in and explore the house and beach. The pictures of the villa, property and beach are exactly as lovely as they look!! The view is simply breathtaking from almost ever room! We very much enjoyed using the kayak and snorkeling was great right off the beach, which is just steps away. I think that's what so perfect about this villa, everything is right at your fingertips.
Mirna and Luis were so nice and helpful. My daughter took advantage of Mirna's massage skills and said it was truly fabulous.
Every meal we ate out was great too. Akumal is such a quaint little town and everyone was friendly. Our favorite restaurants were The Turtle Cafe for breakfast, la Buena Vida and Lol-Ha for dinner.
We are hoping to plan another trip very soon to this fabulous villa and paradise!"
Guest: sara j.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 26, 2015
"La Sirena #13 is great and the view is amazing. The balcony is protected and provides shade all day long, it is also very private. Most days we had the beach in front of the condo to ourselves and it was a nice place to hang out under the palapas. Overall the condo was very attractive, comfortable and had everything we needed. I was a little concerned about being on the 3rd floor as my husband has knee problems and we are in our late 60’s, but it was not a problem. The managers were very quick to have someone carry our luggage up and down for us when we arrived and when we left. Being at the north end of Half Moon Bay without a car was not a problem. Akumal Bay was a little too far for us to walk but with cabs and bike rentals available, it was a breeze. The day after our arrival we wanted to stock up on food and beverages, so we took a cab down to the Super Chomak and back. The cab ride was $7 US each way. After the first day we rented bikes for $5/each US per day and the bikes proved to be a nice way to get around. TV and internet worked well and were a nice plus. Whitney was amazing. Very helpful and friendly, always ready with information and whatever you need to make your stay enjoyable. She goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort of her guests.
Recommendations: Que Onda and La Lunita restaurants are within short walk. Both had good food, good drinks and friendly service. La Buena Vida is always a fun place to hang out. My favorite is breakfast or dinner at Lol Ha restaurant (not the beach bar) in Akumal Bay - upscale casual with good food and good service. I enjoyed sitting on the outside deck at breakfast with a mimosa people watching. Super Chomak has beer & wine as well as staples you might need - eggs, small selection of fresh fruits & vegetables, milk, coffee, some frozen meats, lunchmeat, cheese, bread, juice, etc. To save a little bit of $$$ stick with the Mexican brands as the US brands are very expensive. I forgot about this and we paid as much for a bag of Fritos as we did for a 6 pack of beer. Wednesdays & Saturdays there is a small farmers market behind the taxis @ the Arch. Yal Ku Lagoon is a short bike ride or walk from the condo. It was $14/ea US for the day and you get a bracelet that gives you admission for the entire day. We got there when they opened at 9am and snorkeled for a bit then left and went back twice more during the day."
Guest: Carolyn K.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 13, 2015