"We spent 7 nights at Nah Yaxche in late April this year and it was wonderful. The house and property are exactly as represented here. It's a lovely setting on a protected, idyllic bay. There is a master bedroom and loft in the main house with the kitchen, and an equally charming smaller separate 1-bedroom house adjacent. We had two couples and our 12 year old son and it provided a great balance of community and privacy. The caretakers rake the beach and cleanup so everything looks good every day. Bahia Soliman is an ideal location close to Tulum, the cenotes, Xel Ha, deep sea fishing and diving facilities (Puerto Aventura and Akumal respectively). Tulum is 10 minutes away (with restaurants, grocery stores, etc. as well as the coastal ruins), the ruins at Coba are about an hour away, Puerto Aventura is half an hour, and Cancun Airport is about an hour and a half. You will need a car to get around.
From the beach, you can paddle out to the reef on one of the three kayaks, and the snorkeling is amazing. Beautiful large coral structures, high biodiversity, and all an easy paddle (or swim) from the beachfront. We saw turtles, eels (at night), rays, skates, and loads of fish.
The house is well supplied and cared for. The owner (David) was easy to deal with and quick to reply to questions and provide advice for our trip. He cares about the house and the community; he wrote a book about Tulum.
I spent a lot of time hunting around VRBO, Trip Advisor, and other sites to find a place to stay. I had some level of concern that Nah Yaxche might be too good to be true and that we would be disappointed by reality upon arrival, but that wasn't the case. The photos on this site look exactly like my vacation photos from last week.
If you're looking for a beach-front house on a white sand beach, with rich architecture and a great location, you will be happy here. It's a relaxed, low key setting for enjoying Caribbean tranquility."
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: May 15, 2015