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Recent Akumal reviews
Great condo in Akumal
"Our family of 5 had a perfect stay here - the view when you walk in the door is better than the pictures! Staff was very friendly and helpful and the property is in perfect condition and well-managed with full maid service every day. The only thing to note is that you must climb several flights of stairs to get to the unit so it may not be for everyone. Overall a fantastic value and we would return in a heartbeat!"
Guest: keith p.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 31, 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
"If you want top of the line accommodations, look no further. Zen del Mar is a beautiful villa where the owners have paid personal attention to every detail. Our group of ten family and friends (ages 25-65) very much enjoyed our week.
Architecturally Zen del Mar is marvelous. The photos are accurate but pictures cannot convey the overall feeling. It is visually appealing everywhere you look. It also works well for a crowd with plenty of privacy and space to spread out. The bedroom suites are equal in amenities, which was nice for our group of adults. Because the setting is so attractive, we ended up spending more time at the villa than I expected. Planned excursions, especially in the evenings, fell by the wayside in favor of enjoying drinks by the pool, al fresco dinners, and late nights under the stars. It is quite dark at Zen del Mar because of lighting regulations that help the endangered turtles. Being there during turtle nesting season was an additional pleasure.
The food provided by staff and the chef was excellent. We used the chef three times and I highly recommend him. If you are the least bit adventurous, request Yucatan specialties. He provided seafood stuffed chili rellenos in a cream sauce that were as elegant as you’d find anywhere. We also had cochinita pibil (barbequed pulled pork) served in the traditional way, a superb seafood ceviche and fajitas which will please any crowd.
Things that I often find to be lacking at ‘luxury’ rentals are done right at Zen del Mar - towels were large and plentiful; good quality bedding and sheets; nice ceramic dishware; good plumbing. The daytime staff was pleasant and unobtrusive. They were extremely responsive to requests and phoned the managers for anything that they couldn’t take care of themselves.
This is an extraordinary place that we will definitely return to."
Guest: Anna p.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: July 8, 2015
"We have stayed in villas and condos around the world and I can honestly say, this unit has the most spectacular terraces and views of any place we have ever stayed (with maybe the exception of Santorini, Greece!). When we decided to come back to this area, we knew we needed to stay in this unit once again (we stayed here about 5 years ago at Christmas with my whole family). This time there were just 4 of us and while the unit sleeps double that, we wanted to stay here because of the terraces and the master suite. Here are some highlights!
1. The terraces and views! There are 2 large terraces and there is something magical about having the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other side!
2. The master suite - Being woken up by the sunrise in the morning is a treat! The bathroom and outdoor shower are amazing!
3. The 2 other bedrooms - both are charming and for a larger group, it is great to have a bathroom with each bedroom.
4. The kitchen - very well stocked and it has everything you need for a shorter or longer stay
5. The pool - it is spectacular to lay at the edge and look out at the water. We also enjoyed sitting at the edge of the pool and feeding bananas and tomatoes to the iguanas.
6. The location - it is an easy 5 minute walk to Akumal Bay or Half Moon Bay
We ate every night at La Buena Vida Restaurant - great location and atmosphere, good beer and everything we tried tasted fantastic - we loved the mixed ceviche, the stuffed avocados and the calamari! Great value!!
Make sure you go for cinnamon buns at the Turtle Cafe in Akumal at least once...very yummy!
Scuba diving - we did many dives with the Akumal Dive Shop and would highly recommend them! The ocean dives were beautiful but the cenote dives were AMAZING!!
We drove to Chichen Itza one day and stopped at several cenotes along the way. This was an easy drive and well worth it! There is a beautiful new grocery store in Tulum so we got groceries for breakfast and lunch but then ate out for supper.
Maria does a fantastic job of keeping the unit clean and the unit itself looks just like the pictures.
We had a wonderful vacation here once again! We love this unit and this region of the world! We will be dreaming of the terraces, the views and the wonderful people of this region until we find ourselves back here again!! We would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone!"
Guest: Lisa S.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 15, 2015