We stayed at Paamul for a week in early July 2013. We rented a car and drove down from the Cancun airport. It takes about an hour to get there from the airport. The hotel is down a long dirt road, but the exit is well marked and it is very easy to find once you are on the highway. Pulling up to the hotel you immediately notice that they do a good job with security. They watch who is coming and going and no one is wondering around that shouldn't be there.
I loved the place. It is away from the crowds and snorkling is really nice. They have a small pool, but fine for the kids. They have a decent little restaurant, but it is a tad pricey for Mexico (like $8 pina coladas). They also have a dive center about 15 steps from the hotel. At night we would drive to Playa Del Carmen for dinner. It is about 25 minutes to get to Playa. We also went to Xel-Ha and Tulum, both of which are located within about 1/2 hour.
The room was perfect. Clean and comfortable. The A/C was frigid. There is a coffee maker, fridge and microwave. I think you save a lot of money by buying beer at the supermarket and having the kids eat chicken nuggets for a couple of meels a week. Most importanitly was the view of the ocean, simply paradise. The only bummer is the reef in front of the hotel is dying. But this is the case in most of area in and around Cancun. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who dislikes the big resorts and simply wants to sit on a chair and drink cold beers out of the fridge and play in the ocean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is a dreamy place in the heart of The Riviera Maya next to the Caribbean Sea on one of the most spectacular bays of the Mexican Caribbean. All suites are located 60 ft from the ocean and include two queen size beds, air conditioning, hair dryers, safes, mini refrigerator, coffee makers, microwave, Wi-Fi, Cable TV and private beachfront terrace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabanas Paamul Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Paamul Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico