Penthouse unit #8 (found on VRBO.com/276236) was gorgeous. Right in the center of Half Moon Bay. It was bright, beautiful and breezy. Check in was easy, we stopped at the La Bahia office a few buildings to the north to pick up our keys and sign some paperwork. The condo was comfortable (if you don't plan to lounge on the couches to long :-)) and well appointed with lots of attention to detail. The views are fantastic and the balcony is large yet very private. The owners had recently purchased a great gas grill and it was very convenient to make several meals. I ordered groceries for delivery from www.rivieramayagroceries.com and everything was delivered and ready for us when we arrived. This is a service definitely worth it's price and I highly recommend it. We rented bicycles from Vista Del Mar as they are very convenient and a fun way to get around HMB. One did keep losing it's chain though, so my husband turned it in for a different one. We rode our bikes to Yal Ku to snorkel, we arrived right at 9 am and the water was crystal clear. We rode our bikes to the Collectivo stand and took two trips - one to Puerto Adventuras and another to Tulum beach - fantastic views and a must see. The day before we left, we rode them to Akumal Bay to swim with the turtles. We also swam with a few rays too - it is what the word awesome was created to describe. The locals are so friendly and gracious that we never want to go home. We ate at La Buena Vida, La Cueva del Pescador and Lol Ha - Lol Ha's view is my favorite and the fish tacos are so yummy! The unit has pretty good wi-fi - they were working on it a little to improve the signal in some units, but was always fast and available when I wanted it. The satellite TV was not the best, but we didn't really come to watch TV. There were lots of great movies (and for kids too) if the signal was out. There is a rooftop terrace that is ideal for watching the sunrise, sunset or star gazing. The owners have a deep love for the area and were able to give us hints and information to enhance our stay. We hope to return next year.
- Also Known As:
- Playa Blanca Condominiums Hotel Akumal
- Playa Blanca Condominiums Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico