Second time for us in GBP Akumal and that is our oppinion:
The resort is MASSIVE., in 2004 at our 1st visit Coba didn't exist... This time stayed in villa 47 (4711) in a Jr. Suite with ocean room, this is the best villa to stay because is on the beach and 1 minute walk to pool and lobby...
But all the grounds are immaculate and absolutely stunning.
It really is a tropical paradise.
Everywhere you look someone is maintaining the grounds or cleaning or coming around and picking up cups on the beach.
I was super impressed with how clean it was. And considering the number of smokers on the resort you rarely find a cigarette butt anywhere.
There are "bus stops" all throughout the resort, for those you're distante from the beach and want to go to Tulum or Hacienda.
There are several "a la carte"restaurants on the resort.
There is also the main buffet on the Akumal side and the main buffet on the Tulum Side. Guests on the Akumal side of the resort can eat at the Tulum buffet, but Akumal is far best... trust me!
Now I know people had tons of bad things to say about the food but it is not bad at all. There is no shortage of food anywhere throughout the resort.
You are bound to find something you like. If you go hungry at this place then there's a problem with you.
The food itself ranged from good to quite tasty. The a la cartes were easy to book. I booked the Italian, Mexican and Sea Food... all were 5 stars!
Advise: Book your a la cartes as soon as you arrive!
The rooms are not identical regardless of which section you stay in. 90% of the Akumal is Jr. suites and 10% standarts rooms.
Both are just fine, the jr. suites have most space and jacuzzi in the tub and 2 robes. safe is 50 pesos a night, i advise you to rent it... just in case... i did it...
There are palapas set up everywhere to provide shade from the sun. There is one 24h buffet style snack bar that serve things like chicken, sandwich meats, pasta, veggies, fruits, etc. Not bad at all!
And the animation team is always conducting exercises or salsa lessons on the beach. Tons of fun!
Again, there's always someone coming by to pick up empty cups so the beach is never dirty.
Don't forget thais is white sand beach, but with a lot of rocks rock... ok? Not like Punta Cana style...
The disco was kind of lame but it all depends on what you make it. We had fun!
You can shop at the Hacienda, but prices are way to high because of the lack of guests...
This time i went to Coba ruins and i recommend it...
This is an AMAZING resort!
I loved every minute of it from start to finish. In a heartbeat I would recommend this place to anyone. If you have anything bad to say about this place, like I said, you cannot be pleased at all.
It's so totally worth it!
So, go, go, go... what're you waiting for?