Our extended family of 10 found Villa Gauguin perfect for a week of relaxation. The home is in an awesome setting with remarkable views and easily accommodates a large group. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. The upstairs TV room great for evening hangouts and game playing. The downstairs sitting room for relaxing with morning coffee while watching the sunrise.
You can’t beat the view from the pool. Floating with drinks, chips, pico de gallo, guacamole and ceviche are a must. The lagoon is great for cooling off and having some snorkel fun. Really nice to have access right out front.
The caretakers Carlos and Nayla prepared excellent meals and we tested most of the menu. Be flexible when ordering fish as they only buy what was caught that morning. It was always delicious. Having breakfast prepared before daytrips was nice. Final dinner/feast- Cochinita Pibil (cooked all day & delicious) plus Lobster plus Garlic Shrimp plus Coconut Shrimp. Still not sure how they were able to pull it off.
If you’re feeling a bit tired, Que Onda restaurant is across the street. Everywhere in Akumal is good. Take some pesos and head across the bridge into Akumal for street tacos. Enjoy your visit. Akumal is a great little hideaway.
Our family stayed 8 days on this incredible property. The house is wonderful. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. It has a very large dining table with a view. Two large sitting areas with views of the ocean. It also has a very cool bar area equipped with blenders, juicers etc. Once you go up stairs it has three amazing bedrooms. The master is beautiful with an amazing view. All of the beds are super comfy. Showers were great. We also rented the Casita in the front. It is fully equipped. The house is beach front with a large private pool. It is within walking distance to three restaurants/beach bars: Blue Sky, Casa Cenote, and Cielo Maya. It is also within walking distance to a great Cenote. Driving to Tulum or to any of the many Cenote's is only a 10 minute drive. The manger, Marion, is there to greet you when you arrive. She explained everything about the house. Told us about the area, and she can also help setting up tours. The housekeeper came daily. She was amazing. The groundskeeper was also excellent. He kept the pool sparkling clean. He also swept all the porches.