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Recent Akumal reviews
Feels like home
"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
"being our 2nd time in half moon bay and the akumal area..we new where everything was ,,,as with our first trip everything was great !!!beach front condo [on the beach]..was big and well kept ,,all the staff are accommodating and friendly koodos to marcos and carlos in the hotel office because of guys like these we will be coming back to there hotel .......see u all soon !!!!"
Guest: kevDate of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 20, 2015
"This place is loved by its owner and you can feel it the minute you get in the condo. The local art makes you feel in Mexico, yet you fell like home. The kids enjoyed the pools while we marvelled at the sunsets. What a view! Being located at the end of Half Moon Bay, there are no seaweeds in front of the condo and that's remarkable for Riviera Maya nowadays. The place is at walking distance from Laguna Yal-Ku, which we enjoyed very much. Hector and Ana took great care of us.
A nice surprise was Akumal itself : it's small, enjoyable, colourful and feels like a community. We even preferred it to Playa or Tulum. The snorkelling right in front of Akumal Beach (5 min ride from the condo) is very enjoyable: we've seen a dozen sea turtles, very big fishes and a couple of stingrays. Kids loved it so much we had to return 3 times during our one-week stay!
Thanks Martin for all your support and great advice. We will remember you and Akumal for a long time!"
Guest: Solime G.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015
"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 LornaDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 8, 2015