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“Very relaxing stay” 4 of 5 stars
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| Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty lodging in Akumal
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“Very relaxing stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

This is a wonderful condo if your goal is to hear the waves, be by yourselves and hardly see a sole. Fantistic staff, beds were just ok, no coffee grinder as advertized (or kettle), but no big deal here. We spent most of our time on the deck and walked and biked into town a few days.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

We had a terrific experience renting YalKu Cai condo with Sol Maya Rentals. From beginning to end the service was outstanding-with a warm, personal touch. We had amazing views of the ocean from every window. The condo was spotless, comfortable and nicely decorated. Free WiFi, free safe.The maid service was great. Nice pool. We loved the location as it was convenient to everything. We met the owners and they were very helpful and friendly. We used bikes provided by the owners to get to the center of Akumal and everywhere else we wanted to go. If you don't have a car, make sure to rent bikes! it's a must to snorkel at the lagoon (1 min bike ride), eat at Turtle Bay bakery and book an adventure trip with Akumal Travel Agency ( zip line, sky cycle, cenotes etc.) Thanks to Sol Maya Rentals for helping to make our last visit to Akumal one of our best vacations ever. We will return!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

This is one of the best deals in Akumal: a two-bed, two-bath condo with an unobstructed sea view, cute kitchen and pool. If you're looking for something for a family or two couples of any age, this condo is a great deal. You are walking distance from the beautiful cove of Yal Ku where you can snorkel and a short drive from the main beach of Akumal, which has wild sea turtles swimming around (awesome). We tend to go for something a little less "In a bubble" but for a relaxing affordable escape, this was a really well cared for condo and we know the owner put a lot of thought into it. There is also a housekeeper who comes daily to tidy up. You can walk to the best bar/restaurant in the whole area (which isn't saying too much, it's mostly condos, but this bar was awesome) named La Buena Vida.

Akumal in general is kinda quiet and great for families. The independent traveler would finds Akumal's condo community a bubble of Americans- has a bit of that gated community feel. We would urge travelers to venture out of the condo world and do grocery shopping across the highway, where the locals live. There is a grocery store, a dry-goods store and a vegetable store where you can find food for a third of the price of the grocery store in gringo-land Akumal. And you'll see what Mexico is really about, not just the shiny happy tourist areas.

  • Liked — View, beds, location, kitchen, 270degree sea view!
  • Disliked — In a condo community.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Akumal
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Ranked #11 of 18 Specialty lodging in Akumal
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Yal Ku Cai Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico

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