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Vista del Mar Hotel
south end of Half Moon Bay, Akumal 77710, Mexico   |  
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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very well appointed, and in a perfect location on Half Moon Bay. The view was great, and the snorkeling right outside your door was good as well. One thing to note: although they state they have a pool, it is several hundred paces south of the condo complex, adjacent to La Buena Vida restaurant, more or less. It had the feel of a public pool, with lots of kids - I think folks come to hang at La Buena Vida and turn their children loose in there. We didn't feel inclined to use it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Not on Akumal Bay but next door on Half Moon Bay, which is about 1 km north by road from Akumal. (you can walk there along the coast but it is rocky and you have to go way out on the point so it's faster to walk down the road.) We rented a two bedroom condo, and it was wonderful. Roomy, right on the beach, our own two hammocks out front and our own palapa with 4 lounge chairs. Daily maid service, and unlimited drinking water. Kitchen completely outfitted (but I confess we walked to Akumal instead of cooking....) Beach is sandy out front, although rocky once you're in the water. We saw some turtles out there while we were on the beach, but did not see much but rocks and sand when we snorkelled out front of our condo. From Akumal it's easy to get to Tulum, or Coba ruins, or to the PDC ferry to Cozumel, so a great central location. The Buena VIsta Restaurant is right next door, and we enjoyed our meals there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dillon, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great little property right on Half Moon Bay, and I mean right on! Very tranquil three day trip to Akumal, just what the little lady needed. Nice room with a balcony to enjoy the ocean views. Within walking and biking distances of the village and nearby bars and restaurants. Very reasonable prices for what you get. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We arrived for our first stay in North akumal beach..The whole process of traveling to this sleepy seaside hamlet was made relaxing by Heidi our hotel contact... she advised us to hit a large grocery ( chederauwi) on our way in for groceries...beer ..etc..because although existent the choices in town's mercado were much more expensive...early check in was no problem..staff was smiling and helpful. We stayed in studio #7 ...clean, spacious with fantastic balcony..
Just 10 ft off the water..comfy bed..lovely little kitchen...The fridge wasn't really cold..The corner store carries essentials and is attached..no ice machine on property..last beuna vida bar and rest is 100 yards up beach..food good..service great...rented a couple of bikes 6 bucks a day..nice..met the owner jamie...they really go out of their way to make you feel welcomed...2 negatives...no sitting area inside our studio. the sun gets hot and the jacuzzi shower with giant window is neat but unpractical..minor minor issues...we will return to this magical part of the yucatan

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Hotel rooms are small, but so what, the view and breeze more than compensate for that. Also, closeness to Akumal beach and Yal Ku are pluses. You can easily walk or bike to both or to any of the restaurants in the area. Prices reasonable, staff very pleasant.
Would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Four adults vacationing at Vista Del Mar in Akumal over memorial day weekend in 2014.
This place is really nice and I would stay there again.
Easy check-in, friendly and helpful staff, free wi-fi in your condo.
The wi-fi went down and once the staff was alerted they quickly addressed it and anything else you needed. The whole staff is really efficient and professional.
The condos open to beautiful Akumal beach with a magnificent snorkeling reef that's accessible if your a good swimmer.
The condo was large, well apportioned, well maintained, and came with excellent daily maid service (make sure to tip her). We did have a minor ant problem even through we were careful not to leave any food out. The unit probably needs to be sprayed for ants.
We had the 3bd/3bath with plenty of room for all even though we were only 4 people.
The condo is a short walk or bike ride to the public beach in Akumal.
You can't go wrong staying here and you won't be disappointed.
La Buena Vida resturant is right next door with excellent food, however, their mixed cocktails were repulsive so don't order anything but bottled beer (lesson learned).
One hint: stop at the grocery store in Player before heading South to Akumal as there are no large groceries near by.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Perfect spot for what we wanted/needed! You could not get any closed to the water. Studio was spacious, huge bathroom and tub! Awesome views. TV only got maybe 5 stations, but, hey, that is not why we were there! We will return, no question. All this for about $110/night, wow

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: south end of Half Moon Bay, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Akumal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Akumal
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Akumal
#10 Romantic Hotel in Akumal
#12 Family Hotel in Akumal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vista del Mar Hotel rooms are simple, clean and economical. Each room includes daily maid service, air conditioning, wireless internet, purified drinking water, TV, coffee maker, an in-room safe, and free parking. All Vista del Mar condominiums and hotel rooms are on the absolute beachfront with uninterrupted views of the ocean. A tranquil setting on a beautiful beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vista Del Mar Akumal
Vista Del Mar Hotel Akumal
Vista Del Mar Hotel Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico

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