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“Perfect romantic getaway-paradise found!!”
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Front View of Villa Arrecife (casita to the right)
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Front View of Villa Arrecife (casita to the right)
View of the covered pool terrace and the orange bedroom balcony, from the pool. View of the pool from the rooftop terrace!
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Front View of Villa Arrecife (casita to the right)
View of the covered pool terrace and the orange bedroom balcony, from the pool.
View of the pool from the rooftop terrace!
Villa Arrecife from Beach Access Road
The Living Room
Main Hall - looking toward main floor bedroom with living room to the left.
Looking at the main hallway from stairs.
Dining Room, Breakfast Bar and Kitchen
Main Floor Bedroom - Looking toward bathroom and closet
Green Bedroom
Orange Bedroom - looking across king bed to private balcony
Orange Bedroom - looking toward closet, day bed and bathroom door
Blue Side Room - looking at king-sized bed.
Blue Side Room - looking toward private bathroom and closet from across king-sized bed.
Blue Pool Room - looking at closet, daybed, and private balcony from across king-sized bed.
Blue Pool Room - looking across bed to private bathroom, and closet
Second Floor Hallway - stairs to rooftop terrace and private balcony for green room.
The Covered Pool Terraces at Night!
Hammock under the palapa on the rooftop terrace to enjoy ocean views and breezes!
The rooftop terrace at night is perfect for star gazing and counting shooting stars!
The view from the rooftop terrace - you can see the ocean from here!
Main Floor Powder Room
Private Bathroom - all bathrooms feature what's seen here as well as toiletries and hair dryers.
Xaac Beach - the private residential beach at Grand Sirenis
Yalkuito Lagoon - where the freshwater from the land meets the salt water of the ocean @ Xaac Beach
Swimming in Yalkuito Lagoon - Xaac Beach
Akumal - Half Moon Bay
Akumal - Akumal Bay
Akumal - Yalku Lagoon is perfect for snorkelling and seeing exotic fish
Swimming in a cenote at Aktun Chen
Aktun Chen - a panoramic view of the dry caves!
The entrance of Grand Sirenis Resort and Residences
Tulum - the beautiful beach of Tulum beyond the archeological site
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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Akumal, Yucatan Peninsula

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Dawn H
Uxbridge, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect romantic getaway-paradise found!!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Villa Arrecife is at the top of our list for one of the most AMAZING vacations we've ever had! We must say thank you to Tamara for making the booking and all other arrangements stress free. At the ready were directions, suggestions and descriptions of a wide range of amenities, services and activities.

VILLA ARRECIFE:
Even with the Villa's fabulous open concept and its ability to comfortably accommodate 14 people, by utilizing the main floor bedroom it felt cozy and intimate for the two of us.
Nestled in a gated community, we experienced a high degree of privacy. We were never bothered by neighbours or other vacationers.
Sometimes we felt a little guilty spending whole days around the Villa but, we got over that quickly! It has everything we could ever want...sea breeze, jungle surroundings, waves crashing in the background, and a refreshing salt water pool. The pool is definitely one of the jewels of the Villa, we enjoyed it daily. The roof top was another little gem...panoramic views of the ocean and jungle, cool sea breezes, shade from the palapa and the most incredible moon rises you will ever see! Dining el fresco has never been so breathtaking!
Diana (housekeeper) was a wonderful compliment to our stay and always pleasant. A few times we were there when she arrived but, we quickly forgot about her presence as she discretely and efficiently went about her routine. It was comforting to know that Alex, the property manager, was just a click away, fortunately, everything was so wonderful we never needed to contact him for a single thing.
Note; As a Water Quality professional, I was completely confident with the water quality at the Villa. Greg and Tamara have taken extra measures to ensure your comfort and safety with the Villa's water supply.

ADVENTURES:
The purpose of our visit was mostly quality time relaxing and being together so our 'adventures' were not key for us.
On the days we did venture out we were thankful to have rented a vehicle. It allowed us access to more places and quicker, as our stay was only a week short.
Yal Ku: Is a safe calm environment to snorkel. Lots to see and you can spend the entire day if you'd like. We were thankful for the use of the snorkeling gear the Villa offered for our use.
Akumal: Boasts the best turtle and ray sightings. There are also small reefs to explore in calm and safe waters.
Our favourite little lunch spot was the Akumalita Loncheria. Last time we visited Akumal I regretted not eating here so, it was our mission to return. We were not disappointed. Simple yet delicious local food but, they also have burgers/sandwiches and fries for the less adventurous.
La Cueva del Pescador serves melt in your mouth local grouper.
Tulum: I have to admit, we were leery on visiting Tulum but, we were so thankful we did. All of the beaches there were incredible. The most beautiful beach was Playa Parasio. A definite must visit with its white sand, open space, clean beach and comfortable waters.
Tamara suggested Mateo's for its fish tacos and I'm glad she did!
Next time we visit we plan to spend some more time in Tulum; brush up on our Spanish, rent some bikes and tour the 'main' street and beach shops/restaurants/services, perhaps arrange a spa day and a cabana on the beach.
Chedraui Tulum was our favourite place to shop for groceries. We found the most selection at this location and it is only 2mins/8km further (in the opposite direction) than Puerto Adventuras.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE COULD TELL YOU ABOUT, HOWEVER, IT'S NICE TO DISCOVER THOSE LITTLE SURPRISES AND TOUCHES THROUGHOUT THE VILLA.

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Liked best: Privacy and security
Liked least: Even though we booked our car in advance, we should have used a credit card that covered the extra insurance. If your card covers the extra insurances you will only be paying for the $13-15 daily rate. We got soaked!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bluejaygl...
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“Amazing Villa”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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First, I would like to thank Tamara for making the reservation process extremely easy for us. Tamara was easy to work with and communicated with us through the entire process. She answered all my questions...even the ones I asked twice.

The Villa is everything and more. We were a family of 9. 4 adults and 5 kids. Ages 6,6, 12, 13 and 17. Great for the kids. The pictures are great on the website but truly do not do it justice. The house is new with all modern amenities. The house was spotless on arrival and kept up by Dianna the entire trip. She even washed our clothes the day before we left!!

The pool is nice. Perfect size for my family of 9. Fit us all without feeling cramped. The observation deck on the roof is pretty cool.

You should rent a car for this villa. The taxis for our group this size were expensive. 100 round trip to Akumal.. And its only 8 mins away.

Finally, the house "manager" Alex was awesome. He was able to accommodate all our needs and fixed any issue we had. He really can set up any excursion and was more then helpful on our trip.

Thanks again Villa Arrecife. It was a perfect family vacation,
The Durans

Side note. You have to visit Cenote Azul. Its about 10 minutes north of the villa. 40 Pesos. It s small but has a cool place to jump off a small 15' cliff.

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Liked best: The pool, observation deck, our chef Ricardo, close proximity to tons of activities
Liked least: Nothing they can control...The mosquitos
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2013
James,
I am so happy to hear you all enjoyed your much-needed vacation at the villa! I had checked in with Alex periodically throughout the course of your stay to ensure everything was going well. The rooftop terrace is my absolute FAVOURITE place in the villa, and I love to watch for shooting stars at night from there!
I hope that we can host you and your family again!
Warm regards,
Tamara
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NJ USA
Reviewed September 27, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2016
We hope to see you return again this November!

Warm regards,
Tamara, Greg, India and Devon
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Port perry
Reviewed May 7, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Canada
Reviewed May 1, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Zephyr
Reviewed March 20, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Ontario
Reviewed November 21, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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