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Recent Akumal reviews

  • 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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  • Beautiful Vacation Home

    "We have just returned from a week's vacation at Villa Arrecife. We were a family of 8 who stayed at the Villa. The Villa is absolutely beautiful and was spotless. There was plenty of space for the 8 of us to gather including a gourmet kitchen, dining area and large family room. The cleaning lady was there most of the day to clean the Villa which also included laundry service and dishes. We brought in a chef service to make our evening meals so we were totally pampered during our stay. The grounds and pool area are maintained very well. If you wanted some quiet time, you could retreat to one of the balconies on the second floor to read a book or just look out at the view. We felt so safe staying on the premises of the gated resort - each evening we would walk down to the beach. The villa is approximately a 5 minute drive from Akumal Beach. We used Cancun Shuttle Service which picked us at the airport and drove us to the Villa, and then returned us to the airport the following week. There is a taxi stand located on the resort so we were able to grab a cab whenever we needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others and I would definitely stay there again. This is the first time we have used VRBO and was so impressed. Tamara was wonderful to deal with and answered all of my questions. T"
    Guest: Brian and Lorna Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
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  • Pat and Jerry from Colorado

    "Wow, our first impression as we walked into the room was a wall of windows that you could see all of Half Moon Bay! The place was comfortable, nicely decorated. We did not miss the TV- we enjoyed the movies. There was so much to do in the area: swim with the turtles, cenote Santa Cruz tour, snorkle with fish, happy hour at Buena Vida as we sat on the swings, (watched turtles swim there too) Sian Kian is a must see. Great experience! Thanks Dorien for sharing your paradise."
    Guest: Jerry M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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  • A Gem!

    "First…Joyce is a wonderful and attentive owner and the property Playa Caribe was maintained and managed beautifully. We were charmed from the time we arrived and truly enjoyed a bit of Paradise during our stay. The condo was beautiful and well equipped, the beds comfortable, the beach relatively quiet. There were excellent restaurants nearby and more than enough activities in the vicinity to entertain our teenage daughter and son and companion. We hope to return in turtle season!"
    Guest: tani b. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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