From making reservations to checking out, everything about Vista Del Mar was fantastic.
We made our plans at the very last minute, and the reservationist was very kind and helpful. The reception staff on site were very friendly and also very helpful. They were able to answer our many questions about the area.
Our 3rd floor condo (in VDM North building) was huge and beautifully decorated. We walked in the door and were suddenly aware of how lucky we were to find such a great place at the last minute. Looking past the lovely dining room, kitchen, living room and across the very large balcony we were greeted by the most beautiful view of Half Moon Bay. During our stay many hours were spent in hammocks soaking in the view.
The full kitchen was a great bonus. We stopped at Puerto Aventuras for groceries so we were able to eat some of our meals in the condo. All of the appliances worked great. Our housekeeper always finished up any kitchen cleaning and put away our dishes. What a treat!
The master bedroom had shutters that when opened allowed a view of the ocean. Waking up and watching the ocean from bed was wonderful. And an added bonus, the master bathroom also had shutters that when opened allowed a view of the ocean (through the bedroom). Not every day one can enjoy a bubble bath while watching the ocean!
We really liked being on Half Moon Bay instead of Akumal Bay. No crowds! It is much quieter and still an easy walk to everything. If you don't want to make the 15 minute walk you can rent a bike or a golf cart.
The snorkeling in HMB was great. We walked to the north end of the bay, swam out to the reef and let the current carry us back to in front of our condo. We saw a lot of fish and a HUGE ray. Didn't see turtles but talked with others who did. You may want to have water shoes because of the rocks, but the rocks really aren't a big deal.
We needed a peaceful place to rest and rejuvenate. Vista Del Mar provided everything we had hoped for.