We spent 3 days at Villas Sol y Mar and really enjoyed our stay. The physical house is very nice and it's perched on a beautiful cliff overlooking the sea. The pool is large, beautiful, and very refreshing in the hot sun. The pool deck is expansive and has plenty of lounge chairs and comfy seats, with some shaded areas to avoid the sun during the day. Our room was large, comfortable, and had a great view of the ocean. The bathroom was clean and very spacious. The room had AC, which we used twice when it was really warm at night (it happened to be very hot when we were there).
The location is approximately 15 minutes from town so you are a bit of a trip from food, etc. There is a very nice kitchen available for use if you desire. They have water which is treated for drinking (although Huatulco water is safe to drink) and there are coolers, beach chairs, and beach towels available for taking on excursions. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful - lots of expensive villas and condos. There is a beautiful beach that is a 5-10 minute walk away. They are currently building condos behind the beach, so there was a little bit of construction noise but the beach was still beautiful, almost entirely empty, and has protected from the surf.
We had a car and enjoy exploring so the slightly off-the-beaten path was great for us. If you want to be in town or don't want to have to leave for food, etc, then it might not be the perfect match for you. Supposedly, cabs to town are about 40 pesos, which seems very reasonable if you don't have a vehicle.
Wayne and Marcy were great hosts. They oriented us to the area, answered questions, and shared their insights. They seem to run a really nice operation. Breakfast was basic but tasty (great fresh fruit, granola, waffles, cereal, coffee, juice). There was wifi available in much of our room and all over the common areas. We spent one day just hanging arund the pool and relaxing because it was so beautiful and comfortable. You could really spend a lot of time just hanging around and reading/relaxing/swimming if you aren't motivated to explore. Great sunset from the pool deck.
The only thing I might add is that I am not sure how ideal it would be for small children - not that there is anything child-unfriendly. I can just imagine that some kids might want more activities available, but that's just our impression.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The peaceful ambiance of the Villa Sol y Mar is the ultimate in a relaxing vacation. Every room is designed to capture the tropical breezes and beautiful ocean views. With only five suites, there are no crowds or fighting for space at the private 40'infinity pool. Each of the 5 spacious suites features queen size beds, private bath, mini-fridge, air conditioner, ceiling fan and large private veranda overlooking the ocean. The poolside gathering area is a great spot to visit with other guests while watching the setting sun. You receive a complimentary breakfast and have the opportunity to share the use of the kitchen. The beach access is a block away from the villa and well worth the adventure climb up and down the hill. Like a lot of secluded beaches in Huatulco you'll find these gems formed between the mountainsides of the Oaxacan coast. Your hosts, Wayne and Marcy, are available on site November through April, and our administrator Pauline from May through October, to make sure your holiday is one of the best ever! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Sol y Mar Hotel Huatulco