since we were last here and the food has improved as has the maintenance.
The food in the specialty restaurants is definitely better, and the beach party was excellent.
The light in the pools now comes on at dusk and the management seems to be more responsive to complaints.
What's not to like? The lazy river ride is great, the snorkeling right off the beach is spectacular (Saw a small octopus, stingrays, small sea turtle, numerous fish and lots of brightly colored coral.)
The pools are LONG so that you can do lap swimming. The coffee shop does a great job of making all sorts of creations, and the main restaurants are all air conditioned. The free day at the water spa was great, and the abundance of shrimp and lobster at meals made me a happy camper.
Suggestions: Try to get VIP status, it defiantly has some perks.
Take a collectivo ($2 per person) to Akamal, or Tulum and a taxi back ($20 us for 5). (For some reason, a taxi from the hotel is much more expensive then one in the reverse direction.)
You can easily snorkel outside of the swimming area without too much danger, and that is where the best stuff is to be seen. The champagne was better than the wine and available everywhere. The internet was best if you are on on the room balcony (you can see the antennas on long poles in front of the hotel buildings) or in the main area.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach Hotel Akumal
- Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach Resort And Spa
- Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach Resort & Spa Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico