My girlfriend and I tried in vain to book a room at this other hotel(which happens to be right next door), but we never heard back from them. We decided, somewhat on a whim, to stay at Ahau and it turned out the be the best decision we could've made. The location was perfect, literally 10 meters from the water, and surrounded in either direction by good restaurants. (Our favorite being 'Bless" directly across the street, small, intimate setting, local ingredients done by local chef/owner who lives on site. Exquisite, authentic Mexican food proudly prepared by good, modest friends, and the prices are great.) The restaurant on site is also very good (fresh, organic smoothies were some of the best we've tasted) although we mostly ate out, trying to find where the locals eat can be tough, but they serve food and drinks all-day long and will bring your food or delicious smoothie down to you on the beach. Waitstaff are very friendly and took the time to remember our names. They have rooms that are pretty basic but very affordable (good for longer stays), we stayed in the Bali hut, 1st night in the bottom hut and last 3 on the top floor, definitely recommend the top floor, its bigger and the views are amazing. The rooms were cleaned daily and fresh water pitcher was filled. The bathrooms were my fav part, outdoor bamboo shower really made my stay. WIth hammocks and bungalows aplenty the beach was perfect, and sometimes nude. The lookout tower is about 60-70ft high and great for sunsets or sunrise. At night on the beach you can see every star/constellation, the same sky the Mayans would watch in wonder and fear. We really couldn't of asked for more, beautiful, Eco-friendly facilities, that recycles rain/grey water and composts, is actively aware of its footprint and uses all natural, sustainable materials throughout. The wonderful people, beautiful location and amazing food create a uniquely serene and relaxing environment definitely worth returning too (we usually try not to stay at the same place twice). Only down side was the cabs driving up and down the main/only street trying to pick people up, clearly nothing Ahau could do about that. But seriously be careful, because if I wasn't in school, I would of applied for a job and stayed there, maybe forever, lost but found. Buenos
Top floors in the Bali Huts are choice, bigger, more windows for views/air flow.
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