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“Akumal's Half Moon Bay, where coral shows who is boss.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Del Sol Beachfront Hotel
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Akumal's Half Moon Bay, where coral shows who is boss.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Vista del Mar is a vacation resort located on Quintana Roo's southern/central coast. Directly built alongside the beach, it has the usual assorted resort style amenities. This place looks like the photos you would see in a brochure, but in reality it is a resort and with resorts the type of people that frequent them aren't the same ones I would ever want to hang out back home with.

There are two options to rent, either the small studio room with bath and a fridge, or the full blown suite with a complete kitchen.

I predict I won't be coming back here ever again. First, if you decide to go swimming, avoid Half Moon Bay unless you have shin guards and a good pair of shoes for the water. The better option is to go down south Turtle Bay where the coral won't try to eat you alive everytime you enter the water.

Food options here are limited to non-existent, unless you like crappy bar food which is located just south of Vista. I can honestly say that i have never had as bad as food in all of Mexico, and the best meal we had was when we rode our bikes over to the other side known as Akumal Pueblo and shopped at a local vendor for fruits and vegetables for a reasonable price.

The two good things about Vista del Mar are the staff, and their very decent rental prices on bikes. At only six dollars (USD) a day, even these piece of junks are worth it for getting around.

The worst thing about this place are the multitude of morons from Canada and the US who seem to think that acting like total morons is an acceptable behavior since they payed for the stay, regardless of who their neighbors may be.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta GA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

I was very disappointed with this condo (#2). very poorly maintained. There was ants everywhere and fixtures were falling off the wall. There was a terrible smell when we arrived that did disappear. I don't understand how the glowing reviews of this place. We really like Half Moon Bay but there are much better places to stay. We have stayed in Iguana and Bahia and they were wonderful and cost much less than Vista Del Mar. It is true the view was nice but there are many many condos on this beach which would be worth going to instead of Vista Del Mar.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and 1yr old stayed in the Vista del Mar a couple of nights December 19-21. First of all, I have to say that the condo was much nicer than the pictures depicted. We had a two bedroom unit on the first floor and it was huge. I felt very at home in this condo and it had everything we could possibly need. The beach was right off the patio and I saw a few people walk by on the beach occasionally, but that was it. It was otherwise very quiet in this location and I felt like we had the beach to ourselves. After staying in Cancun a few nights...this was a very welcome change from the loud, noisy hotels in the hotel zone and it also beats being on a crowded beach with loud music constantly playing. It was extremely relaxing and tranquil. I wish we could have spent the entire week here....we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed in room 104 for 3 nights last week. From our patio, we were steps from the water. The snorkeling was great. There is a tiny Mini Super attached to the property if you need snacks or beer. They were very expensive. I'd recommend a stop in Playa Del Carmen before you head south to Akumal for such purchases. There was a nice little already cold refrigerator and a fast coffee pot in the room. We took our own coffee down in the luggage.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

These condos were awesome, definitely will stay here again! The view rocks, the service was great and the location is perfect. The food at the La Buena Vida is superb too. They have bikes and kayaks to rent and a beautiful beach that they keep very clean!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dartford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Just back from our second stay at the Vista Del Mar condos. I love it here and will definately return. Fantastic location right on a lovely and quiet beach about a mile from the main beach It's becoming a bit busy on the main beach now with lots of groups coming in from other resorts to snorkel with the turtles so it's good to be outside. You can lie in bed and listen to the sound of the waves and wake up to the wonderful sight of the sea filling your large windows. Spacious condo with a large balcony and it is situated about a hundred yards from the famous La Buena Vida bar and restaurant where you can enjoy the atmosphere and good cocktails. The condos are very spacious and have everything you need and a very comfortable bed. This is a laid back place and not for you if you need 5 star all inclusive luxury but the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Akumal is a great resort miles away from Cancun style Mexico. To me it has the atmosphere of a Greek village and remains completely unspoilt with no high rises. The only downside is that everything (except La Buena Vida) closes at 9pm so you have to ensure you go out early for dinner.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bluehippos
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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We spent 2 nights here, but we could have spent more. Rooms are small but comfortable and have everything you need- even a fridge and TV. All the rooms open right out to the beach, which is amazing! It's a quiet area but there are bikes for rent and you can find plenty to eat in town. We went snorkeling right off the beach in front and saw lots of great reef, fish, and (of course) turtles! Great place!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Del Sol Beachfront Hotel
Address: Lot 41A Seccion G | Calle Half Moon Bay, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Akumal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Akumal
#11 Family Hotel in Akumal
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Akumal
#12 Romantic Hotel in Akumal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Del Sol Beachfront hotel rooms are in a tranquil setting on a beautiful beach. Each room includes daily maid service, air conditioning, free wireless internet, purified drinking water, TV, coffee maker, an in-room safe, and free parking. All Del Sol Beachfront condominiums and hotel rooms are on the absolute beachfront with uninterrupted views of the ocean. We also have one, two and three bedroom condos available. ... more   less 
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Vista Del Mar Akumal
Vista Del Mar Hotel Akumal
Del Sol Beachfront Hotel Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico

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