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Balamku Inn on the Beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was gorgeous. We rented the bungalow on the beach and would not have changed a thing. The private beach was right in front of the bungalow with lots of places to sit and even a swing and some really comfortable hammocks. There was a nice breeze off of the Caribbean Sea that kept the flies and mosquitoes away.... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. The staff work hard to keep Balamku beautiful. So pleased you enjoyed the tranquility of our special paradise. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bungalow was peaceful. The beach was quiet and private. The breakfast was delicious. The host and hostess were friendly, informative and very likeable. I highly recommend the inn and I am already considering my next trip back.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our Inn. It is all that you said. Please come back soon! More 

Telluride
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed at Balamku for 4 nights and loved this place. It is about 10 minutes south of town and sits right on the water. The managers Gerry and Monica are super laid back and great hosts for the property. We had Bungalow 6 which I highly recommend. There are about 10 bungalows spread out over the property, but #6... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments on Balamku. Hope you can come again to our little paradise. More 

jasper,alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Balumku was as lovely as i remembered after a decade or so away.. so often places returned to have changed adversely,, not so here,, just wish id had a chance to say hi to the lovely owner again ( 10 years ago arrived late in rental car and broke my only key in the trunk lock.. this before ATM and... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this. Balamku has its own energy it seems that never really changes. We appreciate you sharing your impressions. More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

If you are committed to appreciating the impact environmentally conscious hotels have and that may mean your shower and sink water is recycled rain water, the toilet is different then what you use in the US, etc. this is a great hotel. The managers are sweet and give you enough, but not too much attention; the food is wonderful; and... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! We appreciate you mentioning our ecological practices and the peace that comes from being outside of Mahahual. Thank you for this. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Our three night stay was terrific! Beautiful grounds, cute beach area, very welcoming staff. Breakfasts are great: fresh fruit, yogurt, granola and a choice of huevos rancheros, pancakes (with terrifically crunchy and flavorful bacon), french toast and other choices. Rooms are comfortable and nothing is better than waking to a view of the sunrise and the gentle sound of the... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your kind words and glad you loved our oasis. Pretty nice to have the sounds of the sea and nothing more! Thank you for taking time to write your impressions of Balamku. More 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have to say I almost never give 5 stars because I've seen many places with a tripadvisor certificate of excellence that don't deserve it, but this time there is no doubt Balamku Inn is one of the best places I've seen. We traveled to Mahahual to get married and we booked the complete hotel for our family and friends.... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this extensive review of your time with us at Balamku. And such a special time it was for you as bride and groom! Everyone loved you and your guests and wanted to make it all perfect. Our beach is free of the sargassum now and yet if this eco-event returns or folks meet up with it elsewhere... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We spent 2 nights in this (not cheap) hotel. It is located around 6 km outside of Mahahual. You can reach this hotel on a bumpy road consisting of hundrets of potholes. So it takes a little bit until you reach the village of Mahahual if you want to go out for dinner. But there are also 2 restaurants in... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Yes, we are outside of town and some days, the road seems really bumpy but we are a coastal Inn and we are happy you relaxed and enjoyed our special oasis. The following week the seagrass was gone and so far, hasn't returned. The north winds help with this unusual phenomenon and we hope we have seen the last of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Balamku Inn for a week in November 2015 and had a wonderful experience. The charming hotel has only 10 room so it feels intimate and private. We chose it because of the location (totally off the grid and away from the town), the accessible prices and the fact that it's eco-friendly. Monica and Gerardo,... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this excellent review. We enjoyed our chats with you both and your good natured attitude to the rains we had while you were here. A pleasure to have guests like you both at Balamku. Come again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's a nice hotel, tipical of beach with all comforts, good size of room, clean and simply decorated, in front of beach, you sleep with the breeze, air conditioner not necessary. Its quited and relax. Just you need car to go to the town. The breakfast is genearous and you have a lot of options also if you are vegetarian.The... More 

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for being with us happily even though we had some sargassum while you were here. The comment on the menu about Breakfast in Bed was meant as a bit of a joke. Our manager had some fun with that but maybe it's not so appropriate as it could be taken the wrong way. Of course breakfasts... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balamku is a small ecological hotel that offers beautiful rooms all facing the Sea and directly on the beach. We guarantee privacy, tranquility and excellent service. Since we are 6 kms south of Mahahual, our hotel is never noisy or crowded. We do not work with cruise ship folks so privacy is never compromised. The newly improved beach road makes access to town easy in less than 10 minutes. Kayaks are free to explore the reef just metres from our beach for great snorkeling. Large breakfasts are included as well as taxes.Enjoy the Caribbean Sea away from the crowds and relax in our natural environment.Please join us for private YOGA here or in town. Exceptional experience! Look for our YOGA retreats on FB ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balamku Inn on the Beach

Address: 5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Price Range: $88 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Balamku Inn On The Beach Hotel Mahahual
Balamku Inn On The Beach Mahahual, Mexico - Costa Maya
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