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Del Sol Beachfront Hotel
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 29, 2013

I really love the location of this hotel. I especially enjoyed sleeping with the sound of the waves, and having breakfast on the balcony in the morning with sunshine and again, sea waves. It is very relaxing and serene. The half moon bay beach may not be as pretty as Akumal beach or Yal-ku lagoon; however, the price beats it all. With a bike or a car, traveling to Akumal beach or Yal-ku lagoon is very easy. Free tank of water in the room, free internet. The bedding sheet showed some sign of wear and tear, and I hope they could be perfectly white. After staying at Tulum, PDC, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun, this is the best one.

Room Tip: better internet signals on the beach and balcony than in the room
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel and the adjacent condos are directly on the beach at Half Moon Bay. I had previously stayed in one of their condos, and this time I chose room 303 in the hotel, a one-bedroom with a stove, fridge, balcony, and couch that works fine as a bed for your vacation buddy. The condos are I think a little more upscale but the hotel is just lovely, too, and what a view! The first day, I saw a green turtle while snorkeling right in front of the hotel. I swam with it for 10 minutes. AMAZING. The front desk staff are incredibly nice and they can do absolutely anything -- rent you a bike, a car, call a taxi, book a massage, and more. There is a fun restaurant (La Buena Vida) next door and the magical Yal-Ku lagoon at the end of the road (10-minute walk). The snorkeling at Yal-Ku is otherworldly but go early to avoid the tour buses. You will love Vista del Mar. Not fancy but clean, lovely, and super service. Have fun.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed in the 1 bedroom hotel room on the 3rd floor. What a beautiful view of the ocean from all of the rooms with a small balcony. The room was clean but small. They had water, a small frig and a coffee pot in the room. No microwave. When staying a week it would have been nice to have a microwave but we used the coffee pot for hot water to have oatmeal in the morning. The shower was but a trickel... waiting 5 minutes for hot water to arrive.
the beach is beautiful but snorkeling was difficult because apparently February is the windy season. We Scuba dive and couldn't for the first day because of too high seas. Went out 3 different days, visibility poor. If you are hear to relax and enjoy the view this is a great place. I would recommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

From making reservations to checking out, everything about Vista Del Mar was fantastic.

We made our plans at the very last minute, and the reservationist was very kind and helpful. The reception staff on site were very friendly and also very helpful. They were able to answer our many questions about the area.

Our 3rd floor condo (in VDM North building) was huge and beautifully decorated. We walked in the door and were suddenly aware of how lucky we were to find such a great place at the last minute. Looking past the lovely dining room, kitchen, living room and across the very large balcony we were greeted by the most beautiful view of Half Moon Bay. During our stay many hours were spent in hammocks soaking in the view.

The full kitchen was a great bonus. We stopped at Puerto Aventuras for groceries so we were able to eat some of our meals in the condo. All of the appliances worked great. Our housekeeper always finished up any kitchen cleaning and put away our dishes. What a treat!

The master bedroom had shutters that when opened allowed a view of the ocean. Waking up and watching the ocean from bed was wonderful. And an added bonus, the master bathroom also had shutters that when opened allowed a view of the ocean (through the bedroom). Not every day one can enjoy a bubble bath while watching the ocean!

We really liked being on Half Moon Bay instead of Akumal Bay. No crowds! It is much quieter and still an easy walk to everything. If you don't want to make the 15 minute walk you can rent a bike or a golf cart.

The snorkeling in HMB was great. We walked to the north end of the bay, swam out to the reef and let the current carry us back to in front of our condo. We saw a lot of fish and a HUGE ray. Didn't see turtles but talked with others who did. You may want to have water shoes because of the rocks, but the rocks really aren't a big deal.

We needed a peaceful place to rest and rejuvenate. Vista Del Mar provided everything we had hoped for.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This last February was the 7th year my wife & I have stayed at VDM Hotel. If you do are not interested in having a kitchen, this is THE place to stay in the Akumal area! We love it. A clean, small room with a bathroom (including a window overlooking Half Moon Bay!) and a balcony/patio right on the beach. The staff has always been very helpful and pleasant. We watch stingrays and turtles from the balcony! (If staying on 2nd or 3rd floor) If you prefer stripped down, clean accommodations in the Akumal/North Akumal area, this is your spot!!!!!! Can't wait for next year. Home away from home.

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor are good for views of the bay!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife, our eight year old son, 16 month old daughter and myself just spent a month at the Vista Del Mar and we couldn't recommend a better place. The beach is amazing with terrific snorkeling right from your backdoor. It is on the quieter side of Akumal which made it great for us with kids. The staff was great and very accommodating. It is also just a short beach walk from La Buena Vida resteraunt/bar. Also a great place for the family.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

So why people complain about wifi, tv, or fancy accomodations when you are on vacation at the beach just baffles me. We rarely watch tv anyway, and why someone would watch tv or use their computer when they are in a beautiful setting is crazy. And when you are going in and out of your room with sandy feet and wet bathing suits and boogie boards, you don't need fancy accomodations.

We loved that this place had great views (we don't live near water so this is a real treat), a great location (if you love to snorkel or look at the water), a great little kitchen (to cook whatever you want, when you want), and a super clean room with maid service.

Room Tip: ALL of the rooms have an ocean view!
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Additional Information about Del Sol Beachfront Hotel

Address: Seccion G Lot 41A | Calle Half Moon Bay, Akumal 77710, Mexico
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:
#9 Family Hotel in Akumal
#11 Romantic Hotel in Akumal
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Akumal
Price Range: $103 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Del Sol Beachfront Hotel rooms are in a tranquil setting on an out of the way 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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