Layla was just selected by Trip A d visor as in the top 1% globally, and #22 in all of Mexico !!! YAHOO !! Perhaps in part because of our new Sky Pool, our third floor dipping pool overlooking the Caribbean...lovely view ! Layla apartments integrate local tropical hardwood interiors with relaxing vacation style indoor/outdoor living : king size bed, kitchenette, a/c, WiFi, interior tropical garden with shower, patios...And in your hammock under a palm tree in our dune garden or up on the terrace overlooking the sea you will find the time and space to re-create yourself. The on-premises salon and spa will allow you to attend to your Body, and the short talks, fascinating tours, and peaceful mediation practice will bring your Mind and Spirit to a new level . If your dates appear booked, try checking our other listing # 3659907. We also have a 2BR apartment and a 3BR beach house available, just contact us for more info. Come enjoy the new Sky Pool, third floor overlooking the sea !
One-bedroom Apartments Very Close To The Beach
- english, french, spanish, japanese a bit
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Robin Brown
After living and teaching around the world for a couple of decades in New York, Kyoto, and Paris, we decided to integrate all our travel experience in Europe, Asia, and Africa into one comfortable, fully-functioning guesthouse. We built it from the ground up using both local Mayan techniques and design help from a Mexico City trained local designer.
Robin Brown purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Robin Brown chose Puerto Morelos
The guesthouse overlooks a beautiful beach and local schoolyard, so we built the studios each with their own gardens, and left space for the beach breezes to caress the patios. We offer a delightful look at the Mexican beach life.
What makes this Apartment unique
Layla is just steps from the beach, and 2 mins walk to the central square, the heart of the village. This charming fishing village offers a true Mexican experience, beyond the All-Inclusives, and affords optimal relaxation. We offer a RE-creation vacation where you can unwind and enjoy the hair salon services of New York/Paris stylist Steve, delve into the delicious cuisine at our cafe, and explore short vacation classes in languages ( including Mayan) , culture and local ecology. We like to say our guests return home more 'zen', more knowledgable, and more beautiful.....
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A Slice of Paradise
I had a few back and forth communications with Robin because most of my experience in Mexico is with all inclusive resorts. He was very helpful and I had no qualms about reserving the week of Dec 8 - 15, 2018. I read all of the reviews and since they were all so positive I figured I couldn't go wrong! Choosing Layla Guesthouse was the best vacation decision my wife and I have ever made. We are both in our early 60's and after a very stressful year we just wanted a place to chill out and chill out we did. We stayed in Guest Room Selva which is a one bedroom efficiency style apartment on the first floor. I wanted to take the bed home with me it was that comfortable! Layla Guesthouse includes a small cafe, a spa and a salon. While we did not partake of the spa or salon we more than made up for it at the cafe. There are a lot of good restaurants in Puerto Morelos but the best meals we had all week were at Layla's cafe. Breakfast was always special with many healthy options but frankly, I had pancakes with sausage almost every day along with fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee that was to die for. The location couldn't be more perfect as it is on a rather quiet street right across from the beach. The town square with all the shops, restaurants, bars, etc was a 4 minute walk away as was the best supermarket I have ever seen outside of the USA. As nice as everything was, what made the week really special were the hosts, Robin and Steve. These guys are so interesting and so charming I feel we have made friends for life. We went on the cenote tour and actually helped make dinner with a Mayan family at the end of it which is something I never imagined I'd ever have the opportunity to do in this lifetime. What wonderful people. I learned a lot last week and I believe I am a better person for it. My wife did a few yoga sessions and we wanted to participate in the meditation session but we never quite made it. If you want to feel what life is like in a small Mexican town that has not been overrun by tourists and big hotels, this is the vacation for you. Thanks again to Robin and Steve for making us feel so at home in their home. Oh - and the dipping pool on the 3rd floor with a direct view of the ocean across the street was a great place to catch the late afternoon sun! Definitely a habit I could get used to.
Style, comfort, and kindness !
Excellent location of very comfortable accommodation, especially King bed...Cafe is delicious, Tour, hair salon and massage !!
You really delved into the Layla experience...so glad you enjoyed it !! Hurry on back now, ya hear? We were thrilled to learn recently that we have been ranked NATIONALLY here in Mexico, Number 22 in the country....out of the thousands of guesthouses across the country !!!, and in the top 1% globally in our category ! Your enthusiasm is what has done that for us ! Thank You !!
Property was clean and up to date. Loved the king size bed, the dipping pool, restaurant and sun dec
We will be going back next October. We may bring friends and get the 2 bedroom suite. The food at the restaurant was absolutely amazing. They have a chef named Lucas who is quite talented. We highly recommend the Lobster rissoto. The host couple could not have been more helpful with amenities and suggestions for food and activities.
Lovely- but I missed out on more!
The room was beautiful and we felt well taken care of. Unfortunately the cafe and bar were closed and Robin out of town, so I can't comment much outside of the room and general loveliness of Puerto Morelos. We'll have to come back!
Please do come back...we'll be here with rings on our fingers and bells on our toes !! The beach is clean of sargasso!, the water turquoise again...and the rooftop SkyBar is in operation for guests ! Hurry on back !
Awesome home away from home!
My hosts, Steve and Robin immediately made me feel at home. The Café Layla offered healthy meals with an atmosphere unique to them. Very friendly staff. The location was perfect within walking distance to the beach and village activities. It’s in the small things, their authenticity, their relationship with local people as well as with their guests, that remains with you and makes you want to come back. It contributed to making my trip a memorable one. I feel grateful!
...and we were thrilled to have you stay with us. Thank you for joining the vibe ! Your presence here makes it sing !!
everything about it was perfect
Would definitely go back. Everything was perfect, no complaints, they even have coffee creamer, which is a big deal when traveling out of US. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Mexico. Robin is so helpful and knowledgeable about the area and makes himself available. Bed is comfortable, close to beach, restaurants and bar but isn't noisy!
Wow, that is what I would call a THUMBS UP !! You are welcome any time, happy to have you with us ! We were thrilled to learn recently that we have been ranked NATIONALY here in Mexico, Number 22 in the country....out of the thousands of guesthouses across the country !!!, and in the top 1% globally in our category ! Your enthusiasm is what has done that for us ! Thank You !!
Layla Guesthouse is rated #1 B&B in Puerto Morelos! It offers our guests the perfect REcreation vacation, with time to explore and recreate the interests and relaxation of previous less stressful times. Layla includes a Sky Pool with view of the Caribbean from our thirs floor, a full hair salon with a spa team offering manicure/pedicure, waxing and massage services, a fresh and healthy world cuisine cafe on premises, and a learning center for short vacation-style classes in ecology and Maya and local history. It is our chosen challenge to send our guests home more zen, more knowledgable, and more beautiful ! Come recreate with us in Puerto Morelos.... !