About the property
- Condo1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Think spring!! Turtles lay eggs on our beach beginning in May, they hatch 60 days later. Great experience to witness.
Great first time and experienced snorkeling in Half Moon Bay.
Steps to the pool and ocean. Daily maid service, central air conditioning, fast WiFi, nightly security
Walk to great restaurants, YalKu Lagoon nearby, Centrally located to many interesting parks and cenotes in the area, and Playa del Carmen is 30 minutes away for shopping, Tulum 20 minutes away for fun eats and drinks
(Also see Playa Caribe #2)
Keywords: Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico (approximately 60 miles south of Cancun)
Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
Why Joyce Flake chose Akumal
This is a perfect place to bring our children and grandchildren for a great time. They love it for their annual vacation, it has created lasting memories!
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Perfect family vacation
My family and I had a terrific time in Akumal at this lovely condo at Playa Caribe. Not only was the condo lovely and perfect for our family, the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. The condo has two great-sized bedrooms and bathrooms and was comfortable for three adults and two children. Our four-year-old absolutely loved the pool, so much so that we could hardly get him out of it each evening. The area is quiet and beautiful, but just a short golf cart ride or walk to so much activity including cute stores, restaurants and excursions!
Each day, we did one excursion in the morning and then spent the afternoon near the condo at the pool, beach or Buena Vida, the local beach restaurant near the condo. The lagoon was beautiful, but swimming with the turtles in Akumal Bay was definitely the highlight. A close second was the guided tour of the Cenote Santa Cruz.
This was a vacation we will always remember!
Our new favorite place
My family and I stayed in unit #3 over the Easter holiday and we still talk about the wonderful time spent there. The condo is well furnished and is so convenient in many ways. One, you can drink the tap water without trepidation, two you are located on the ground floor aka pool level so there are no additional steps to walk up or down, three the reef off the beach is some of the best snorkeling you will find in the Caribbean, four you are in walking distance to two of the better restaurants in Akumal and five you can pedal your rental bikes into the village in a few minutes; we had so much fun using the flashlight as our headlight on our return to the condo each night!!! Ever run out of beer or tequila ? No problem here, the market is a 1 minute walk down the street. Our host, Joyce was very quick in communicating and gives you a very helpful cheat sheet package before arrival. The Augustin and his staff could not be any nicer and Hilda kept our place spotless daily. Don't forget to bring water shoes if you plan on going in the water since its very rocky and some are sharp. Thanks again Joyce.
WONDERFUL VACATION HOME!
We had a great family vacation in Unit #3! We were right on the beach and only steps from the pool. It's a great location for young children, young and older couples, and families alike. The area is quiet, romantic and peaceful. Full of nature! We left a snow storm behind, and could not have been happier!
We walked to restaurants and the lagoon, and took taxis to further destinations. You don't need a car.
There are 2 great bedrooms, each with it's own bath, and there is an outdoor shower and foot-wash after coming in from the beach. The kitchen is great for cooking family meals, and the unit was very clean.
We loved waking up to the sounds and sights of the beautiful ocean each morning!
We especially enjoyed sitting outside any time of day or night, swimming and going for shore walks. There were magnificent starry nights. It was a joy to be so close to nature! You will love it here!
We can't wait to return!
Great Family Vacation!
We had a fabulous time at Playa Caribe and I feel badly that it's taken me so long to write a review. The location is wonderful. The ocean is so beautiful, the pool is lovely and the area is quiet and peaceful. It's calm, but not remote enough to be inconvenient. We walked to several restaurants and the lagoon. We walked to town at least twice as well. Other attractions (zip line park and several cenotes) were a short drive away. The property manager was friendly and helpful, the unit was clean and well maintained. All in all a great vacation. The owners were easy to contact. In fact, my husband left his jacket in Mexico and the owners arranged to have it mailed back to us. Very kind! I recommend this property without hesitation and hope to return someday soon. You will love it!
Best vacation spot ever
My husband and our two best friends stayed in Joyce's place for a pre-holiday vacation and absolutely fell in love. We all quite literally gasped when we walked in on the first day, the view is so spectacular. The apartment is open and airy and was a wonderful place to spend a week. We had many adventures including a trip to Chichen Itza, snorkeling in a cenote and dinner in a cenote restaurant in Playa del Carmen but we all agreed that our favorite activity was just spending time on the beach and in the pool. We went snorkeling every day in Half Moon Bay and got to see lots of sea turtles. Our favorite thing to do was to go and enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks at the Buena Vida restaurant just down the beach. It was a charming place with great service and really excellent food and drinks. The people who worked at Playa Caribe were also wonderful and helped us out whenever we needed it. My husband and I almost never go back to the same place twice because we love to explore new places but we can't wait to return to Playa Caribe!
We loved this Condo and Akumal
We spent 2 weeks at this condo in November and it is absolutely wonderful. It is spacious, comfortable, and has everything you could possibly need. Besides that, it is in the perfect location on Half Moon Bay. Although there is plenty to see and do in the Akumal area, we spent most days on the beach in front of the condo. The views are beautiful and we loved being on the ground floor with quick and easy access to the pool and beach.
Joyce and Rod make sure everything in the condo is in good condition, it is thoughtfully decorated and well cared for, especially by Hilda the housekeeper. She was terrific and the place was super clean. Joyce and Rod are very easy to work with and gave us wonderful information to help with our stay.
We decided to give it a go without a car and it worked out just fine. We walked all over Akumal and took the collectivo to Tulum and Playa del Carmen. We shopped for groceries at the markets and cooked in several times (the kitchen is well equipped!) including grilling the fish we caught on a trip out of Akumal Bay.
Like most other reviewers, we enjoyed happy hour, lunch and dinner at La Buena Vida but make sure to try some of the other restaurants. Our favorite was Que Onda; delicious pasta and fresh fish and we also liked La Lunita. We went across the street to Las 3 Acapulquenas several times to bring breakfast, lunch and dinner home to our patio; it was great.
One of the highlights of our vacation was meeting the other wonderful guests staying at Playa Caribe. Whether we were meeting for drinks on the patio, happy hour at La Buena Vida, or sharing the boat on our fishing trip, it was all super fun.
If you are looking for a condo on Half Moon Bay, you will love this one!
Ten minutes to 27-hole Championship golf course, Half Moon Bay is great for first time snorkelers , Turtle nesting area on beach summer/fall, Walk to good restaurants, Walking distance to YalKu Lagoon, 30 Minutes to Playa del Carman for shopping, 20 Minutes to Tulum, Short drive to many Mayan ruins
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Presently tax and fees are included in the base price, after reservations received after November 1, 2017, the current taxes will be an extra charge