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Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

6 Villas - 6 Bathrooms - Sleeps 16

A b o u t T h e P l a c e

The Diving Lodge is located just 4 kms. (2 ½ miles) from the small coastal town of Puerto Morelos, 18 kms. (11 miles) from the Cancun International Airport and only 34 kms. (21 miles) from Playa del Carmen.

A small and intimate ‘boutique-style' hotel, we are situated right on the Caribbean on a 16,000 square ft private property. Our 4 unique villas have a comfortable, by the sea decor and are nestled among the coconut trees just steps away from the white-sanded beaches of the Caribbean.

C a s i t a d e l M a r

This Villa has sentimental value as it was our first villa on the property and is our only two-story villa. Wake to the sound of the waves and a view of the ocean from your private balcony. The bedroom has a king-sized bed, a desk and a closet. Downstairs is a private bathroom and small kitchen with a small table.
Attached is our enclosed wooden terrace that serves as a guest library. Here, all of our guests can come and browse through our collection of books, movies, and games to enjoy during their stay!

V i l l a M a ya

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet, a small couch. It also has a private his and her bathroom. A double-size bed is found in an extension to the main room.

V i l l a L a A v e n t u r a

This lodge style villa consists of a queen-sized bunk-bed (sleeps 2-3 comfortably) and a set of individual bunk beds in an extension of the main room (total room capacity 5 people). It also has a private bathroom.

*All Villas have A/C and a flat screen TV with SKY Satellite Channels.

C a s a D e l S o ñ a d o r

This is a spacious studio suite, with an ocean view and small adjacent kitchen, a beautiful private bathroom, a king sized bed and a sofa bed (fits 3 max). This Villa requires you to walk up a short flight of stairs.

V i l l a D o s H e r m a n o s

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet and a TV. It also has a private dual vanity bathroom. A king-sized bed is found in an extension to the main room.

V i l l a d e l M a r

Our dive shop turned villa is the newest addition to the Diving Lodge, located just few feet from the beach. The main room has a king sized bed, and a single bed. Being the closest villa to the ocean it has some of the best views on the property.

A m e n i t i e s:

Our pool overlooks the beach and was built for the purpose of providing scuba lessons and the overall enjoyment of our guests. Guests can enjoy a drink from the bar as they relax in our lounge chairs, hammocks and poolside chairs. It is the ultimate beach hang out space!

Additional seating is available on the beach where guests of all ages can also enjoy sand castle building tools, and the use of a double kayak at no additional cost.

Visit our Padi-certified full service dive shop next to the pool. Here you can book snorkel and dive trips, dive courses, and other aquatic activities.

Relax and Stretch in our Yoga/Meditation room (Fits 15-20 yoga mats). Unique palapa style room with views of the ocean. Lay in a hammock, meditate on a sitting cushion or do some yoga!
*Ask about our retreat rentals! NEW!
*Individual and group yoga lessons are available upon request.

Enjoy the luxury and comfort of home-cooked regional dishes available during your stay! All dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients bought daily.

Breakfast is included in the price of your stay and are served at our outdoor eating bar. A beautiful wooden bar with a view of the property and a jungle-house feel.

There are some popular restaurants we are happy to recommend in downtown Puerto Morelos (10 min driving distance) and neighboring towns such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

The Diving Lodge is a place to relax and disconnect from your busy life at home. The only phone service available is via cell phones, and the Internet is very basic. Our main focus is making sure our guests enjoy their time here to the fullest and that your stay with us is as comfortable as it can be.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 16000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Casita Del Mar: 1 king

    Bathroom, Small Kitchen and table, TV, AC....moreless

  • Villa La Aventura: 1 queen, 3 bunk bed

    Bathroom, AC....moreless

  • Villa Del Sonador : 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV, AC, Bathroom, Kitchen, Spacious....moreless

  • Villa Dos Hermanos: 2 king

    Dual Vanity Bathroom, AC, TV, Spacious....moreless

  • Villa del Mar: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Bathroom, AC, ocean and beach view....moreless

  • Villa Maya: 1 king, 1 double

    Bathroom, AC, Couch and Table....moreless

  • All villas are only steps away from the ocean! With a 'rugged luxury' approach, enjoy the feeling of truly being on the beach with an added side of comfort and detail that will leave you at ease 24/7....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Villa Maya: toilet, shower


  • Villa La Aventura: toilet, shower


  • Casita del Mar: toilet, shower

    Must go down a small set of stairs. ...moreless

  • Villa del Sonador: toilet, shower

    Nice View...moreless

  • Villa Dos Hermanos: toilet, shower

    Dual Vanity Sink...moreless

  • Outdoor Bathroom : toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Dive Shop Bathroom....moreless

  • Villa del Mar: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Special Amenities Inside the Property. Dive shop with private service for our guests which can include snorkeling trips, scuba diving lessons, and scuba diving for certified divers. We also offer PADI Certification programs that last 3- 4 days. For guests who just want to try things out, we recommend the Discover Scuba Diving Course; a 1 day lesson that allows you to dive with us for a week. Yoga Room for class of 12- 16 people. Cocktail Bar right by the ocean! Enjoy a game of poker or domino in the late afternoon! Tour van with a bilingual tour guide for 8 to 10 people. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Rooms that have a TV have cable as well. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Outdoor Stereo with multiple speakers. Aux. Cable for ipods available. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are 3 places where our guests can dine. -Chef's Table (in the kitchen) w/AC, seats 12. -Outdoor grill area, seats 12. -Beach Terrace, seats 12 -Small Private tables throughout ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In every bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga/ Meditation room, yoga matt and block, mirrors, weights. With a view of the ocean. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for 3 cars to park right in front of the property....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and Bath towels are changed every 3rd day. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 Sets of silverware Plenty of Dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Breakfast and lunch are included for all guests. 2 villas have small kitchens available and there is one main exterior kitchen available for our guests. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    3 Microwaves...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    3 villas have refrigerators + another refrigerator in the guests exterior kitchen. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    2 villas with small burners. ...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Snorkel and Diving trips available!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor grill is used by staff to prepare you wonderful local seasonal dishes. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent snorkel or diving equipment...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is right on the beach with a view of the ocean. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay


Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 16%


*Price Breakdown

1 Villa --- 2 Guests --- $1,100/week (breakfast NOT included)

2 Villas --- 4 Guests --- $2,300/week (breakfast included)

3 Villas --- 6 Guests --- $3,145/week (breakfast included)

4 Villas --- 8 Guests --- $3,875/week (breakfast included)

5 Villas --- 10 Guests --- $4,840/week (breakfast included)

6 Villas --- 12 Guests --- $5,800/week (breakfast included)

- Extra Guest - $40/Night (13 Years and up)

(Children 4-12 years old $20/Night)

- Prices starting at 4 guests have breakfast included.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: Luis Gomez, a Yucatan Peninsula native, arrived to the small town of Cancun in August 1982, a place of white sands, turquoise beaches and opportunity. Always a dreamer and entrepreneur, Luis’s first business was a restaurant and bar, then a boutique, an ice cream shop called Los Pinguinos (The Penguins), and finally, in 1984 he launched his own Editorial Company, Dive Mexico, dedicated to the production and distribution of postcards, tourist guides, books and souvenirs. In the year 2000, Luis bought land in Puerto Morelos and began his dream of building a home away from home, beach resort and dive center. With the help of his girlfriend Isabel Maria, and his son Robert who both got their PADI Divemaster certification, “The Diving Lodge” finally opened its doors in 2012. It seems that it is an on going piece of art, as Luis is relentless with every detail and always enhancing and adding new decks, art and his personal touch as you can see in most rooms. In 2013 Luis’s daughter Briana and his son Robbie began to add to the amenities of The Diving Lodge by creating a yoga and meditation space, a bar and lounge, and a beach-front shop called, The Sand Traveler’s Boutique. Changing the approach from vacation rental to bed and breakfast, brother and sister are eager to provide guests with an unforgettable vacation experience.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Aerial shot of the Diving Lodge

    Aerial shot of the Diving Lodge

  • Scuba Diving Lessons

    Scuba Diving Lessons

  • Outdoor Kitchen

    Outdoor Kitchen

  • Casita del Mar

    Casita del Mar

  • Villa la Aventura

    Villa la Aventura

  • Snorkel Trip

    Snorkel Trip

  • Gear Room

    Gear Room

  • Scuba Diving

    Scuba Diving

  • The Town of Puerto Morelos

    The Town of Puerto Morelos

  • Swim with the Whalesharks

    Swim with the Whalesharks

  • Breakfast time!

    Breakfast time!

  • Villa Maya

    Villa Maya

  • Casa del Sonador

    Casa del Sonador

  • Sunset on the beach

    Sunset on the beach

  • Front View of the Villas

    Front View of the Villas

  • Instructor Isabel

    Instructor Isabel

  • Snorkeling in the area

    Snorkeling in the area

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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