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“Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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| Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #13 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Akumal
Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Watching sunrise over ocean. Solitude. Wonderful location. WIFI capacity.
Enjoyed walking down seashore around corner to Half-Moon Bay, snorkelying Akumal Bay. Spotted Eagle Ray. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed in the casita for eleven days and loved it. Good to have transport as it is a bit off the beaten track, but worth the extra money on a hire car to be in such a lovely spot. Very clean and well equipped, all the staff friendly and helpful. Shame there is no sea view from the casita but it's only a step away and the pool right on the doorstep was great. Would definitely stay again if I was returning to the area.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Devizes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I have to admit I was a little anxious after reading the last review just days before we visited. It could not have been further from the truth! This was a dream spot in every way. After a lovely welcome from the staff and later that evening from Natalie, the owner, we enjoyed an all too brief four days at this magic location. Even the stormy weather on one day was thrilling to watch from the huge windows with a view I will never forget. Within very easy walking distance to the lagoon, an ideal spot for novice snorkellers like ourselves, and with access to Half Moon bay and the mouth of the lagoon only yards away there is swimming and snorkelling for all capabilities . Great rock pooling right outside. Super pool for cooling off. The facilities are excellent and it has a very homely feel. Being from England we had to constantly remind ourselves that this was real and not some fantastic dream. We found it lovely to be able to escape a bit from the more touristy centre of Akumal and have a few days of total unwinding after a great , but busy week as part of our sons wedding celebrations .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We stayed in the Casita at Yal Ku Cai. This has to be the best kept secret in Akumal. For $70/night you get a very comfortable king sized bed (with soft sheets!), dining area, full kitchen, living room with tv, access to a BBQ and a pool, maid service, walking distance to the lagoon, with the sound and view of the ocean right nearby. The managers, Caludia and JP, were great: helpful and friendly. All the staff was.

Only two things to be aware of: the internet access is iffy at its very best. Basically if you need to have reliable access, this is not the place. Also, though it is right next to the ocean, the beach at this spot is absolutely not swimmable. It is all rock, and not the kind you can sit on.

All in all I would give it 4.5 stars (.25 off for the misleading claim that there is wifi. Wifi in theory, yes, but not really. And .25 off for location--I would have loved to have been right on a swimmable beach. I didn't know to ask about that.)

We rented via Locogringo, and they were helpful and responsive to questions.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

We rented the one bedroom casita. It had a bedroom with a king size bed, a kitchen with a dining table, a bathroom and a living room with a tv. The casita is very private and close to the pool where a barbeque is available for cooking. The maid service was excellent and the property is very well maintained by the caretaker. We felt very safe and met great people while staying here.
Sol Maya Rental Agency was terrific. They arranged our transportation to and from the rental property and the driver was very prompt and professional.

Room Tip: The casita doesn't have an ocean view but it is away from the other condo units so it is very pr...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Firefly207
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Somers, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Yal Ku Cai A+! An incredible value in Akumal! Everyone involved with the property was outstanding. Very private; amazing view of the ocean; stones throw to Yal Ku Lagoon. I can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

This is a wonderful condo if your goal is to hear the waves, be by yourselves and hardly see a sole. Fantistic staff, beds were just ok, no coffee grinder as advertized (or kettle), but no big deal here. We spent most of our time on the deck and walked and biked into town a few days.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Yal Ku Cai
Address: | Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Akumal
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Ranked #13 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Akumal
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Yal Ku Cai Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico

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