We stayed in #5 for a week over spring break and it exceeded all of our expectations. The views from the center unit were breathtaking!! We had four adults and two small children, and we had plenty of space. The extra bed in the 2nd bedroom was great for my son (5yrs), and they gave us a pack and play for my little girl. We mostly played in the pool and on the beach in front of the house. While it was rocky if you wanted to swim in the sea, it was perfect for kids to play in the sand and build castles and such. There was hardly ever anyone nearby, so we often had the beach to ourselves! We walked to town a couple of times, but it took us 15-20 minutes each way, so we often drove our rental car. We rented a van for our family and were so glad we did. We went to the big grocery store which was about 15 minutes by car and were able to save a lot of money by cooking for ourselves in the condo. Eating out in Akumal was pricey!
favorite activities outside of hanging at the condo: Akumal bay (the sea life was awesome for snorkelling!), diving on the reef, Rio Secreto (our 5 yr old did this and he was right at the age limit that I would recommend. We all were blown away at how beautiful the underground river and cave was. Excellent adventure!), Tulum ruins (we got a guide and enjoyed his explanations very much), the lagoon near half moon bay (easy walk, calm snorkeling, really cool statues!)
all in all, I was so very happy that we went to Akumal instead of a bigger touristy spot. It was great for families and very safe. A couple of us did get a little sick on the last day, but we think it was because we didn't wash all the fruit before cutting it with a knife. Beware!
Enjoy this slice of paradise. We hope to return some day. Love loved Playa Caribe!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Caribe consists of twelve 2 bedroom condos and 3 studios. Generally regarded as the best on Halfmoon Bay. We have the only water treatment (RO) system that allows you to use and drink the water safely just like home. We have a pool and are centrally located to all that the Akumal area has to offer. Some of the best snorkeling is right off our beach. You will see turtles all year round right from our patio. Hope to see you soon in paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Caribe Hotel Akumal
- Playa Caribe Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico