My wife and I spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon here. The drive from Cancun (total 4 hours) wasn't as bad as we thought. We drove during the day, was not scary at all aside from the tarantulas that cross the road half way on our drive. We never felt in danger while stopping for gas or driving through the little pueblos. It is one long highway so it would be very hard to get lost. Just keep a lookout for the Bacalar sign on the road. You will then see the Akalki sign on the left.
Once you arrive you will be pleased with the beauty of this place. Your overwater cabana is simple but that's the reason you are here, to get away for a few days.
My wife and I stayed for 2 days thinking we would need it to unwind from all the planning of the wedding but maybe it was a bit too quiet, so we would recommend a 1 day stay would suffice, 2 at most. There is some WIFI signal but it's not the greatest.
Everything is powered by solar energy. Do not take any open food containers as tiny little ants WILL get to them, and possibly to you! The ceiling fan is outside of mosquito net, while other locations have it inside. Keep in mind, there is no AC and this truly is a cabana. You get the camping-type of feel but in a beautiful lagoon location.
Restaurant food was good! Other reviews warned of their bland food; however, we weren't ever dissatisfied with any meal we ordered. I recommend the Cochinita Pibil and their Sampler.
Staff was nice and service at the restaurant was good.
Fair warning, the lagoon water can be quite cold in mid-September (at least for us).
TIP: We got bit a lot by mosquitos and maybe ants here. Take a strong bug repellant with you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akalki is a healing and relaxation sanctuary of exquisite beauty and comfort, located at the shore of the pristine waters of the seven colors lagoon in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Secluded in the nature, far from city noises and surrounded of paradisiac landscapes, sweet waters, jungle and mangrove, home of great number of exotic and beautiful animals and vegetation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akalki Hotel Bacalar