Capt Dale's is currently my fave room in Tulum. For our family of four, it is perfect with the king bed downstairs and two queens up in the loft. We have a 10 yr span between our kids with differing bed times and Capt Dale's set-up made going to bed early/late, etc easy.
The front porch is huge and an extension of living space with a large table and chairs Two hammocks tied to the posts and two palm trees remain intact with the decking built around them. An ice chest stays out here - they will provide ice for $3/day.
Just down the steps is the beach. We could let our 5 yr old go down to the beach and keep an easy eye on him from the porch. There is also another hammock directly on the beach in front of Capt Dale's where I had my cup of tea every afternoon (made in the communal kitchen). Beach was never crowded; enough beach beds for all guests.
There are 3 shelves for clothes near the backdoor. Also a small bent tree branch as open closet to hang clothing. Smaller shelves behind the king bed for flash lights, etc. A water cooler for filling bottles. And two smaller tables for stuff (you always have stuff!!). A bonus was the full length mirror by the front door.
The bathroom has double sinks with plenty of counter space. Wooden hooks at each sink, plus more hooks behind the door (the door is solid wood and closes completely - sometimes a challenge in Tulum!). Shower had good pressure for Tulum; hot water came and went, but in all fairness, I never asked to have it fixed since it really didn't bother anyone. Toilet had the usual lidded wastebasket. Bath towel and beach towel for each person was provided.
Ceiling fan (directly above bed) was sufficient downstairs to sleep along with the front door open all night. Upstairs, there are floor fans for each bed and they worked perfectly. None of us used the mosquito netting as the breeze kept them away.
Electricity worked fine at night. They do ask you to conserve, which is typical since it is solar and wind. Fans worked all night long. Light switches were in all the right places - including in the loft. We also were able to charge camera, phone w/o any issues.
The ladder to the loft is a bit steep; small kids may have problems with it. At the head of each bed is a large bench for placing personal items (like a flashlight for late night bathroom trips so you don't have to turn on bright lights). There is also a pouf/cushion for sitting.
La Luna will make breakfast and dinner for you. They have a set menu of items each day and you need to make your request the day before. Breakfast was $10 and alternated between eggs dishes and granola/yogurt; also included juice and coffee. Dinners are $20 for a 3 course. We didn't take advantage of this because there was not much the kids wanted, but it's a great option for a couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel like Robinson Crusoe, Christopher Columbus or Captain Dale on a tropical shore with everything you need to feel the magic of life: fresh air, blue skies, turquoise water, fresh local dishes, friendly people and a lot of sun. Come to magical La Luna and enjoy a fairy tale come true! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabanas La Luna Tulum
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