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Recent Akumal reviews

  • Sweet Place, Nice Base for Riviera Maya Fun

    "We really enjoyed La Sirena #4. We are at the time of the stay a couple with a 14-year old daughter. The description and pictures are very accurate and give a great idea of the condo layout and features. Everything worked well--Canadian satellite TV, air conditioning and blender most importantly. We spent more time in the pool than expected, as it was really pleasant there. We also snorkeled off the beach and around the corner at Yal-Ku Lagoon. We loved La Buena Vida restaurant on the other side of Half Moon Bay, which had a menu very friendly for our vegan girl. An appropriate request of the mariachi is Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. The best beer we found was Mondo Maya (from Playa) served in one liter bottles at La Buena Vida. We also enjoyed a meal at Lol-Ha. Our tips include bring surf shoes. Grab some groceries on the way (we stopped at WalMart in Playa. Very cheap bakery there). The air conditioning is solid and the place tight and it keeps the house cool for hours after you turn it off. For take-home good tequila your options are Viva Zapata in Tulum or a couple of places on 5th Avenue in Playa. The unit came with a 5-gallon drinking water bottle. Staff would have replaced it with a new one had we needed replenishment. We loved La Buena Vida restaurant on the other side of Half Moon Bay, which had a menu very friendly for our vegan girl. An appropriate request of the mariachi is Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. The best beer we found was Mondo Maya (from Playa) served in one liter bottles at La Buena Vida. We also enjoyed a meal at Lol-Ha. La Sirena has around 12 or so condos in the three story building on the beach and four standalone homes around the pool gardens. 2 sets of 3 steps up. The whole place was less than half occupied in mid-summer, and we often had the beach alone. Security Alfredo oversees the complex during the day and police stay near the condo entrance at the junction to Yal-Ku Lagoon during the evenings. The housekeeper tailored cleaning to our schedule and requests (for example, towels, trash and recycling, or one day with a more thorough clean). The condo was very clean on arrival. Wi-fi was outstanding. We caught an arm of Hurricane Earl (landfall in Belize) on our last night. A crew came by and cleared anything that could be windblown from outside and furniture from the sunken living room. Power dropped twice briefly, which was better than we expected at the level of storm. Terry is a thoughtful, communicative host."
    Guest: Paul G. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 9, 2016
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  • A Rare Find

    "We have rented vacation homes before but this property is truly a rare find. It is so beautiful and the attention to detail is simply incredible. The additional bonus of having a friendly staff keep things in order was absolutely wonderful and made this two week vacation for our family of ten especially relaxing. We followed most of the suggestions in the "bible", a big folder with wonderful ideas on where to find the best beaches and cenotes, special restaurants close by and all sorts of other secrets that you could not find in any travel book. It became our guide for the entire two weeks and never disappointed. And if you feel the need for some peace and quiet, you can easily retreat to your room upstairs and relax without hearing a sound from downstairs. By then, Wilma has changed the sheets and towels, the bathrooms sparkle and, if you are lucky, you can watch a monkey swing through the jungle by the pool or fall asleep with the iguanas resting on the wall near the entrance of the villa. It could not get any better. You feel safe and well taken care of in this very special place. Thank you for sharing your home with us."
    Guest: Barbara H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 7, 2016
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  • Would visit again!

    "In the past few times our family went to Akumal, we stayed at Las Casitas but couldn't book a unit this time. We picked Casa Solymar based on the reviews - it looked classy and had three bedrooms and was walking distance to the main beach. The villa was a little set back from the road and had a lush garden. It was spacious with a great view, and everything was clean. The kitchen was well stocked and even had some oil and spices. The pool was a lot bigger than we thought, a great size for our family. We swam in it a few times a day. It was clean and not over-chlorinated. The villa provided an electric cart which was helpful when we made several trips to the grocery store or decided to go to Yal-ku which was a long walk away. We didn't think it was such a plus point when making our reservation, but it was really a nice convenience. The bedrooms upstairs were a little warm in late March. My bedroom had a faulty AC unit and never cooled down. When I contacted the manager, Monica Estrada, she sent someone to look at it right away, and the AC was replaced that very day. Monica was very helpful. Due to passport issues, I had to arrive two days later than my family and she arranged additional airport transfer. Every time I emailed her, I received a reply right away. Please be aware that the wifi connection doesn't reach the upstairs bedrooms. The beach is very rocky so you can't go swimming there. The view, though, is spectacular. On very windy days, the salt spray can get 100 ft right up to the windows. When we stayed at Las Casitas in the past, we used to tip the housekeeper every day whatever we liked. Here at Casa Solymar, the guest book said to tip the housekeeper and gardener 15% of the cost of the rental. We also felt that being asked to tip the gardener is quite unusual. Shouldn't the maintenance of the pool and garden be factored into the cost of the rental? The villa management should have asked for the rental + 15% upfront instead. The tipping request and amount felt like a hidden fee. Tipping should be optional. We did tip the staff because we wanted to, but didn't tip the 15% and felt guilty that they might not have been paid their fair share. But paying them is the responsibility of the management, not the guests. All said and done, Casa Solymar is a solid five stars and I would go back for a visit. Thank you, Monica, for making our stay a lovely one."
    Guest: Lin Y. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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  • Loved the Place!

    "Everything was great! The condo was perfect, the view was perfect, and the employees were very nice. I loved that we got the condo cleaned daily, taking care of all the sand we would bring in from the beach. The hammocks on the porch were a great addition. The restaurant close to the condo had enough choices, that we ate there at least 3 times. Delicious and nicely priced. The shops right there by the restaurant were also nicely priced compared to the city shopping. I do wish I would have brought water shoes though. The rocks on the beach were plenty, but weren't a problem once we were farther out in the water to snorkel. We had rented a car, allowing us to visit the ruins of Tulum, and party in the city of Tulum. It was an amazing vacation! I wouldn't hesitate to book again with Del Sol."
    Guest: Kate G. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 27, 2016
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