My wife, our eight year old son, 16 month old daughter and myself just spent a month at the Vista Del Mar and we couldn't recommend a better place. The beach is amazing with terrific snorkeling right from your backdoor. It is on the quieter side of Akumal which made it great for us with kids. The staff was great and very accommodating. It is also just a short beach walk from La Buena Vida resteraunt/bar. Also a great place for the family.