Gorgeous Condo sandy beach 2Bd, 2Ba, central air, pool, ocean/jungle, pure water
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Pool, easily accessible shore swimming, no GuardPool, easily accessible shore swimming, no Guard
No parties/events - small parties ok, quiet time 10 pm - 7 amsmall parties ok, quiet time 10 pm - 7 am
No smoking - Smoking only outside, not in the condosSmoking only outside, not in the condos
Max guests: 6
- --50% Deposit required at time of booking unless less than 60 days before arrival, then 100% required
- --If cancelled 60 or more days before arrival date 100% refund - 10 % service
- If cancelled 59 or fewer days before arrival OR if HOLIDAY WEEK is booked (Cmas and NY), 100% refund only IF those days can be re rented (10% service)
I can't say enough.about this.property. it is nicer than the photos can portray. The bedrooms are very spacious with large closets and wonderful bath. The design elements along with the attention to decor and lighting made the experience extra special. The common areas are spacious and well appointed. Everything you could ever need is at hand. The view is amazing and a constant source of pleasure. It is located in a nice area with a very nice and convenient beach bar nearby.
We rented a.golf cart which I would recommend. It is not far from the main village but we did enough walking on the beach and a hot walk into town was not on my bucket list.
The staff is very responsive and the housekeeper, Patricia is very sweet and took wonderful care of us.
You will not be disappointed
Enjoy it as much as we did.
is a gem
Thank you for taking the time to review my #4 Playa Caribe. You were so enthusiastic when we communicated before you left, and you have continued to be energetic and generous when you have highlighted what you loved about my condo in this review. You were a delight to host and I hope you return for another visit.
A Slice Of Paradise
Arriving in Playa Caribe was easy. We felt safe as we left the freeway and entered the quaint town of Akumal. One two way road takes you though a hotel arch (yes, no typo), the town's square, the natural reserve building, the parking lot for all Akumal activities, and many restaurants on the side, to a security "casilla" and a friendly checkpoint, where you have to know your address. As instructed, we pulled into the Playa Caribe front parking lot, and a security guard checked us in, without delay.
The apartment was clean and fresh (AC was on and there was music playing for us)
The ocean front balcony was much more than I expected; the place where we had our first cup of coffee, or morning mate in my case.
Speaking of breakfast, the small kitchen had all we needed to prepare an omelette or warm up the left over pizzas. I imagine you could cook there, I just don't understand that concept. There are many good places to eat out around Half Moon Bay.
The two master suites are magnificent. The beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious, and comfortable. Plenty of hot water, basic toiletries, clean towels.
Throughout the apartment the decor is "Mexican eclectic" with native design masks and deities, local Christian touches (lots of miracle charms, you should google that), and ocean symbolism.
If only once, you should go to Akumal Bay and swim with the turtles. Either way you have to pay a "certified snorkel guide" who will take you to the area where the turtles are. They provide some equipment and the mandatory flotation device. You do not need to go to the Parque Natural and pay a lot, by going to the Lol-Ha restaurant thru the Hotel Akumal Caribe (driveway between OXXO market and Chomak market) and paying 450M$ for a palapa for the day (includes two beach chairs and access to clean bathrooms and showers. The restaurant food is great! We really liked the ceviche mixto.
Even though its not much advertised, and access is a bit rocky, snorkeling in the bay in front of the building is a wonderful surprise. Don't forget water shoes.
The apartment is so quiet, the sound of the waves come though and lulls you. We all came back well rested and with happy hearts.
We will most certainly be coming back to Playa Caribe.
I am delighted that my pre arrival documents for you helped your transition to Akumal and Playa Caribe #4. Everything you mentioned in this review is something that I strive for, and hope everyone notices and loves. Thank you for booking, and then for writing. and truly hope to see you again.
Playa Caribe #4 - A holiday treat in beautiful Akumal, Mexico
As great as our anticipation of our experience and the beautiful pictorial provided of Playa Caribe #4, justice was served. This place was majestic and magnificent by all accounts. Our condo was warm and inviting. We couldn't have been more comfortable in this "no place like home" environment. To wake up to the spectacular view of the beautiful sunrise out on the horizon and each crystal clear night with the stars touching the sea, it couldn't have been more beautiful. The on-site management staff was very warm and always eager to help. The cleaning staff was reliable and kept our condo and grounds spotless. We found the property location to be as good as it gets sitting in the middle of Half Moon Bay. Very quiet and peaceful. At the same time, only minutes away from all the activity one might desire without ever leaving Akumal. Our family of four really felt as though we were treated as VIPs. We truly can't wait to return to Akumal and will do everything possible to plan around the availability to once again stay at Playa Caribe #4
Thank you for your poetic description of your impression of our beautiful condo AND your adventures in Akumal. Your words paint pictures of your experience and bring the feeling of romance to the area. We are so happy you stayed with us and that you had a memorable time...see you soon.
Great place for quick getaway
Nice condo. Friendly people. If you want a more full view of the ocean, opt for unit 5 or the one above it (8?). But no complaints from us about number 4 at all.
Thank you for booking our beautiful condo; we were thrilled to have you there. Each of the condos are independently owned and decorated, and each has it’s own particular benefits/ advantages—view, solitude, stairs, privacy, noise, size, availability. FYI, I am the only one in the condo building that provides all my documents “A Perfect Week…” and the “Arrival” information to make your transition easier. FYI #2, the center units are beautiful, but they are also 30% smaller than the end units but the price is the same.
We had a wonderful stay at Playa Caribe. We met our two young adult children for a week and had a lovely time enjoying the Akumal and Tulum area. It was relaxing, easy, and a great family reunion
We are so excited you had a wonderful time. You don't mention any specific activities but there are so many in which to participate, I am sure you were busy...except when relaxing in the sun. Thank you for booking with us and hope to see you back.
Playa Caribe #4 is beachfront with a fabulous view of the sparkling ocean on a beautiful sandy beach in Akumal. You can sit on our balcony or in the beachfront pool and enjoy the Half Moon Bay, see turtles swimming in the water just offshore. Just relax under the warmth of the sun, or partake in snorkeling (and scuba diving), some of the main attractions here. There are also the incredible Mayan ruins at Tulum that overlook the turquoise sea or you can swim and dive in the captivating centotes (freshwater sink holes and caves) unique in the world. A short distance away are ATVs for jungle exploration, crocodile zoos for the children, horseback riding--eco experiences.
About Shari Stern
Ron and Shari have been married for years and share a love of the environment, scuba diving, and Akumal. We are both University professors (mathematics and biology) in Southern California and have two grown daughters who also dive. We come down to Akumal every August to stay in our blissful condo, and have tried to decorate it to provide you, our guests, with comfort, culture, and contentment in our little place in Mayan Mexico.. Please enjoy what we have created for you! When traveling around the world, we scuba in exotic locations, gazing at new animal life and witnessing the modernization of cultures. I have collected masks from these travels that represent the cultural and religious arts of the countries. You can see a portion of my stunning museum quality mask collection on the wall above the dining table. Despite all our countries visited, we still love AKUMAL the BEST--it has the most to offer
Shari Stern purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Shari Stern chose Akumal
We love to SCUBA dive, relax in a quiet atmosphere that still has the amenities we want. For us, Playa Caribe is magical, and has it all--the Mexican-Maya ambience, delicious food, balmy weather, clear turquoise waters. It is a location where we bring our family to renew our loving relationships. We came down for about 18 years, always intending to buy but never doing so, and then we found #4 available in Play Caribe and we excitedly bought it. We plan to sometime spend the entire summer down here; wouldn't that be wonderful. Bliss!!!!!!!
What makes this Condo unique
!NEWS FLASH: Riviera Maya voted BEST CAVE DIVING in the world!! **TURTLE egg laying season begins now!! The beautiful view of the sparkling turquoise waters, the quiet and peacefulness of our Akumal, the diverse sea life just off shore, with fabulous views of both the SEA AND the JUNGLE from the condo--all serves to make Playa Caribe #4 special. The pool is beautiful and you can rest on the side and see the Caribbean sea; snorkeling and diving is right off the beach; purified water that is safe to drink is available from all taps; you can adjust central air for your temperature comfort. Snorkeling is right off shore and you can walk to the many restaurants that have delicious food, or even cook in our fully equipped kitchen.