We spent a week at Layla Guesthouse in mid December. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and left feeling like we had made new friends- Robin, Steve, and Richard who has the restaurant La Duna, at the front of Layla.
The setting is lovely, the yard is private and comfortable with a hammock, chairs, beautiful plants, a parrot named Jack, and an outdoor shower.
The 2 units are like studio apartments with a bit of outdoor space in your indoor space. There's an enclosure next to the kitchenette that is open to the sky (screened) with a tree growing in it and a hammock chair. It's a quiet relaxing spot to sit and read or take a nap. We had a white orchid blooming in the bathroom that had an exotic intoxicating smell, but only at night. What a treat to open the bathroom door to the smell of that orchid! The king size bed was very comfortable and the sheets and towels were good quality. Beach towels and chairs come with the rental.
The location is great- it's a quick and easy walk to the square. The grounds of the secondary school are right across the street and the school grounds border the beach. You can hear the sounds of the sea from the yard at Layla and there's a great view of the Caribbean from the upper terrace. One can access the beach just a short walk down the road.
Robin and Steve are wonderful hosts- helpful, friendly, fun, just great people! We loved staying at Layla and highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These 4 studio apartments blend Caribbean indoor/outdoor living with a relaxed and active vacation lifestyle. Tropical hardwoods and hand hewn stone are the eye-catchers here...And the Palm Garden out back is peaceful and sublime...And just a stone's throw from the beach snorkel life! Let us know if you would like the Breakfast Included Option, or pay as you go. Cafe Layla on the premises : Cafe Layla offers cool sea breezes and lovely sea views with your Mexican Breakfast and Healthy Asian-Fusion Lunch..... Backgammon in the new Lounge area with your cappuccino, teas, smoothies, and Fresh Juices.... Jazz Brunch on Sundays = live music from 11am Eat, drink, chill....... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Layla Guesthouse Riviera Maya, Mexico - Puerto Morelos