Yal Ku Cai Condos, Studios and Casitas - Akumal

in Akumal - Half Moon Bay

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Prices: ~$125 - $350 per night
  • Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
    (based on 10 reviews)
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These wonderful condos are located at the Caribbean entrance to famous Yalku Lagoon, in Akumal, Mexico. 'On The Edge', Yal Ku Cai, sits on the northern perimeter of spectacular Half Moon Bay. From the panoramic view, protected Half Moon Bay sits to the south, and the coastline of the Mexican Caribbean to the north, just where it opens to the inlet of Yalku Lagoon. From the patio you can listen to the breaking waves as you watch the sunrise over the eastern horizon! Yal Ku Cai's magic calls to mind the phrase 'on the edge', which the frequent visitors use often, as they say it is on the edge of paradise, the continent, the hemisphere; with the sea, as it has done for eons, crashing in at their feet.

Located at the quiet and mostly undisturbed end of Half Moon Bay, Yal Ku Cai is only a 3 minute walk to Yalku Lagoon or 1 minute to the sands of Half Moon Bay. Snorkeling in the Lagoon or Bay is some of the best in the Yucatan. A trip would not be complete without a swim, a refreshing drink and some shopping on Akumal Bay, an easy stop as you arrive in North Akumal. After visiting local arts and cultural shows, kick back in your condo and relax!  Maid service is provided 6 days a week.  Please inquire with us or your caretaker for services like babysitting, cooking, grocery shopping and massage.

These units offer a brand new garden pool and BBQ, well equipped kitchens and balconies. Extra amenities include TV and DVD, Wireless Internet accessible in the condo's as well as at the pool, bikes in most units, air conditioned bedrooms, a video selection and library books! Please check with us to see if there are bikes for your unit.


Yal Ku Cai- Condo 1

Situated on the ground floor, Yal Ku Cai number 1 is a lovely 2 bedroom condo with both views of the Caribbean Sea and Half Moon Bay.

Condo 1
2 bedrooms

  • Located on the lower right corner of the building as you walk in from the pool
  • Views of the ocean from all parts of the condo
  • Fully remodeled in 2007
  • Master bedroom with king bed and bath; second bedroom with queen bed and private bath.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with ceramic top stove with oven, toaster, blender, microwave, coffee maker
  • Wireless DSL Internet connection
  • 32" HD TV with satellite service and US channels, DVD/CD player
  • Ocean side terrace, half covered and half open to the sun and stars with 2 chairs, small table, 2 lounges, 1 hammock
  • 2 bicycles for guests to use
  • Digital safe for your valuables
  • Hair dryer in master bathroom

Yal Ku Cai- Condo1E 

This studio on the third (top) floor is perfect for a couple on the lookout for an escape from everything but each other. The expansive windows make it possible to wake up in the morning almost surrounded by Caribbean views from your king size bed in your air-conditioned bedroom. This studio comes well equipped with a kitchen area and breakfast bar, a living room with TV and DVD player, dining area, shower and a very sunny third floor terrace highlighted by new beautiful grand windows and complimented by large sliding glass doors for views and lovely breezes. The condo has been recently tiled and had a high speed internet connection installed. Studio visitors have the pleasure of being close to the roof top terrace, which has a stunning view if you are up for the climb to it. We like this studio for its spaciousness, views, comfort, tranquility and affordability.

Condo 1E- penthouse
1 bedroom

  • Located on the 3rd level; this is the penthouse condo, perfect for a honeymoon couple
  • Panoramic views of the ocean from all parts of the condo
  • Screen door for added airflow and views
  • 1 bedroom with king bed, bathroom, living room, dining room
  • Private ocean-side open sunny terrace with 2 chairs, small table, 2 lounge
  • Fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar with major appliances including toaster, blender, microwave, convection oven, food processor, coffee maker, coffee grinder, juicer
  • Recently tiled floors with traditional Talavera to accent the kitchen and shower
  • DSL Internet connection, with access even at the swimming pool
  • Satellite TV with Mexican and US channels, VCR, DVD, CD player
  • Boom-box
  • Hair dryer in bathroom
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe laptop size with digital combination to secure valuables
  • 2 Bicycles for guests to use
  • AC throughout the condo


Yal Ku Cai- Condo 3 

Situated on the second floor, Yal Ku Cai number 3 offers some height on the view and space to accommodate up to 6 guests. Yal Ku Cai number 3, which is a two bedroom condo can be rented at most times of the year as a one bedroom condo as well. This spacious condo comes with a well equipped, air-conditioned kitchen, living room, dining area and air-conditioned bedrooms and a recently installed wireless internet connection. The deck chairs on the terrace will tempt you to sleep in that warm Mexican sunshine and an American style grill has been recently added for outdoor cooking. The window shutters between the master bedroom and the living room can be opened for maximum light and the kitchen breakfast bar is the perfect social cooking area with its bar stools and sea views. This condo is also equipped with a TV and DVD player and so you are welcome to bring along your own collection of DVDs from home in case of a rainy day. You may also bring your laptop as high speed wireless Internet is available to you in this condo. We like this condo for its homey feeling and its attention to detail. We predict that most visitors will become second time visitors within the year.

Condo 3
2 bedrooms

  • Located on the 2nd level, right side of building; this condo offers height and panoramic views of the ocean from all parts of the condo
  • Master bedroom with king bed and bath; second bedroom with queen bed and private bath.
  • Views of the ocean from all parts of the condo
  • Private ocean-side closed terrace with 2 chairs, small table, 2 lounge chairs, 1 hammock
  • Fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar with major appliances including toaster, blender, microwave, convection oven, food processor, coffee maker, coffee grinder, juicer
  • Recently tiled floors with traditional Talavera to accent the kitchen, shower, and living room
  • DSL Internet connection, with access even at the swimming pool
  • Satellite TV with Mexican and US channels, VCR, DVD, CD player
  • Futon, Japanese Floor Bed (Twin Size). Pillows from the sofa may be used to elevate the futon. This adds an additional sleeping place for one person.
  • Hair dryer in bathroom
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safety box with digital combination to secure valuables
  • 4 Bicycles for guests to use
  • Air conditioning in bedrooms

1 bedroom

  • Separate pool-side condo; covered porch
  • View of swimming pool and sea
  • Renovated in 2007 with Talavera tile in kitchen and newly tiled floor
  • 1 bedroom with king bed, living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom
  • TV/DVD, no satellite.
  • DSL Internet Connection on the porch, not though, inside.
  • Ceiling fans in all rooms
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • All linens/towels
  • Maid service 6 days/week
  • Purified water provided
  • Please no smoking inside





Seasons at Yal Ku Cai
Layout 2BR 2BA Condo/Night 1BR 1BA Studio/Night Casita
Unit 1 & 3
Unit 1E 


2016 Jan 2 - Apr 8

1 Bedroom $150 + tax $120 + tax  


$85 + tax


2 Bedroom $180 + tax


2016 Apr 9 - Dec 16

1 Bedroom $110 + tax $85 + tax


$70 + tax


2 Bedroom $130 + tax


2016 Dec 17 - Jan 6 

1 Bedroom $250 + tax


$185 + tax


$140 + tax 
2 Bedroom $250 + tax


Add Ons Yal Ku Cai  1BR 2BR Studio & Casita
Base # of Guests   2   4  2 
Max  # of Guests 3 4 in unit 1, 5 in unit 3 2
Extra PP Fee 


 Yal Ku Cai Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Baths Level Notes 
Unit 1 2 4 1K, 1Q 2  1st Level Master bedroom with king bed and bath (combination shower/tub); bedroom has louvered windows that open to the living room sea view which can be seen from the bed. Second bedroom with king bed and bath. Fully air conditioned.  Ocean front terrace with sea and bay views.
Unit 3 2 6 2K+DF 2  2nd Level Master bedroom with king bed and private bath; second bedroom with king bed and private bath. Fully air conditioned. Full kitchen, ocean front terrace with sea and bay views.
Unit 1E Studio 3 1K + 1AM 1  3rd Level 1 open bedroom with king bed, private bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and ocean front terrace with sea and bay views. Fully air conditioned. 
Casita Studio 2 1K 1  1st Level 1 studio open bedroom with king bed, living area,  dining area, kitchen, bathroom, fully air conditioned. Pool view.
All Units have couches as additonal beds.
K = King, Q = Queen, D = Double, F = Futon AM = Air Mattress

All Holiday reservations must be booked for a minimum of 7 nights per holiday. 

Rates are USD. Tax is 19%. 

Prices are subject to change without notice and rates are not guaranteed until financially confirmed.

Please no smoking or pets


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Yal Ku Cai #1E Studio
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02/06/2016 S and L
We arrived at YKC that Sunday morning about 10 am, as we recall. Our shuttle from the airport, including an hour-long grocery stop, was quick and uneventful. The first person we encountered after a few minutes was Ernesto. Between our limited abilities in each others languages, we were able to access the studio unit long enough to be able to unload our belongings, including 3 boxes of groceries, and change out of long sleeves, long pants, and socks and shoes. We then left to walk along the shore, as Cristina was still in the midst of cleaning the unit. By the time we returned, Juan Pablo had arrived and he was very helpful asking if there was anything we needed from him and advising how to contact him, if necessary. Then we moved in, prepared a bit of lunch, and took a short nap (no sleep on the plane). Thought I would just post a few notes about our stay outside of a Trip Advisor review, that you as property managers, as well as the owner of the unit, might see as beneficial feedback. Of particular note: The bed is very comfortable; its location in the alcove with huge windows on 2 sides, is wonderful. We rarely closed the drapes and slept each night with a window cracked in order to hear the sound of the surf. The kitchen is very well stocked. It was a nice surprise to find even Tupperware containers for leftovers and/or picnic lunches. That the fridge is full-sized and has a freezer were huge selling features for us and we made good use of both. Bicycles for our exclusive use were such a bonus. We used them every day, sometimes, twice a day, to ride to Akumal Beach and we figure they saved us at least half an hour of walking each way  thats an hour round trip! Though spotty at times, Wifi access was good to have. It proved especially useful when communicating in Spanish with Cristina and Ernesto (with thanks to Google Translate!). Full-sized beach towels were terrific, especially the multi-colored ones we were issued during our second week. The code entry eliminated the need to carry a key to the unit and that was very convenient. For your consideration: The first time we tried to turn on the stove, there was no response. Luckily, Lance is rather handy, so a peek under the unit revealed some haphazard duct-taped repair of the electrical cord. Really, all it took was a bit of jiggling to get a functioning stove. When this happened again later in our stay, the fix was the same (we figured that Cristina must have knocked the cord connection to the socket when returning a mop to the under-stove cabinet). Without question, this electrical connection needs to be replaced. Currently, it is a fire hazard, or, at the very least, a potential source of electric shock to some unsuspecting soul. The knives are unable to be adequately sharpened. A dull knife is a dangerous knife. The studio unit does not have a VCR, DVD, or CD player. We had brought DVD movies from home, thinking we would watch them in the evenings and then leave them behind. There is only 1 chair on the terrace, not 2 as mentioned in your description of the unit. There really would not be room for 2 loungers and 2 chairs, and we definitely preferred the loungers. Both of the bicycles needed repairs of one sort or the other while we were there. One was about to lose a pedal and one or both fenders, while the other was going to lose its basket sooner or later. In every case, Ernesto was able to repair the deficiencies when we pointed them out to him. Because we knew we were going to rely on those bikes for transportation, and suspect that other guests might as well, can we suggest that they be inspected prior to each guests arrival to ensure good working order? Had that pedal fallen off at an inopportune time, it may well have meant a missed tour, as we often rode into Akumal Beach, parked the bikes and then proceeded to the dive shop for a booked dive time, or out to the highway to catch a collectivo, again for a booked tour time. On 2 successive nights toward the end of our stay, we had a lot of red ants crawling around the floor and even on the bed. We were not so bothered by them that we called Juan Pablo, but we were perplexed as to the source of their entry and really had no way to deal with them other than a rolled up paper. Here we have a toxic compound that is placed on the ground/floor to attract ants. Could something similar be available for guests use? In no way, do we want any of these comments to be taken as complaints. We had a wonderful stay at Yal Ku Cai and as mentioned, at the outset, would not hesitate to book the same unit again. Worthy of mention is just how thorough Cristina was in her daily cleaning. Seems she could sense where every grain of sand was and ensured that it disappeared. And, Ernesto was efficient with the bike repairs, the requests for more agua pora la cocina, por favor and always very friendly wherever we encountered him  even on the road riding back and forth to Yal Ku Cai. Perhaps by the end of this coming weekend, we will post a Trip Advisor review (will let you know when that happens). As much as we are pleased to let others know of our wonderful experience, we are hesitant to let the secret out. Truly, ours was a great vacation and having a quiet and comfortable home to return to every day played a big part in that. Extraıamos a Mıxico ya y esperamos volver pronto! S&L Alberta, Canada
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05/22/2014 Scott and Shawn Miller
A lovely place! Secluded and beautiful and peaceful. The staff was attentive and kind. The condo was clean and comfortable. We look forward to going back. The most relaxing vacation we have had.
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07/08/2011 Patty Kasten
Thank you very much for all your help. I always recommend Caribbean Fantasy; for having excellent service, top of the line BEST in the Mexican state of Q.R. Even though my annual plans can be challenging you always make it perfect..
5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
01/23/2011 Rita from WI
I was traveling on a very strict budget and Barbara referred me to Yal Ku Cai (E1). Thank you Thank you! I travel to get away from touristy places for R&R, and this place was just a slice of heaven sent to us. The water is a tennis ball throw from the balcony. The lagoon is a mere 3 min bike ride to snorkel with bright colored fish! ($9 entrance fee and worth every dime, I promise). Being able to watch the ocean waves at night while laying in bed....priceless. I recommend riding your bike into the town of Akumal about 3 miles away to purchase groceries, cigs, and liquor. Stop by Tequilaville and the owner will steer you in the right direction for anything you are looking for. Great food there too! Snorkel gear can be rented at the dive shop cheap and at the lagoon. snorkel, mask, and fins about $8/24 hrs. That beach is where you will find the sea turtles and I also saw a manta ray. The staff and neighbors were so helpful. The bikes were such a great added bonus! A blast really, and cheap transportation. Go, enjoy, and I promise you will begin to plan your return trip!
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09/11/2008 KAkey
We have booked with Caribbean Fantasy every time we have traveled to Akumal over the last 30 or 31 years I think ...Thanks! Working with your organization makes our travels all the more enjoyable. We have thoroughly enjoyed YalKuCai and are looking forward to March as well as our special trip there in December this year. What a special relationship we have!
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03/14/2006 Rob and Alison Fabian, MI
We absolutely loved Yal Ku Cai! The homey decor made it so cozy, the view from the porch was breathtaking, and the sound of the waves in morning was something we wished we could have bottled up and taken home with us. This was the perfect place for us to to retreat from medical school and busy jobs. We can't wait to return!
Yal Ku Cai #3
05/15/2014 Dee Verostko
Lovely condo. Friendly on site staff. Will definitely stay there again.
12/14/2012 Jackie and Gary
We love YKC! We have stayed in #3 as well as #1E and have thoroughly enjoyed our stays the past 5 years. We missed our annual April trip to YKC this past April as we brought our family of thirteen and found another casa for the group. But we will be back in April for sixteen glorious days and look forward to seeing Humberto, Claudia and Christine once again! Jackie and Gary Bayfield, WI
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09/22/2008 Jeff
As always you guys are a class act! I give you a 10 across the board on EVERYTHING! I have lost track of how many times I have rented Yak Ku Cai but it is always perfect! We will return soon!
5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
04/28/2008 Kris and James
Initially we were concerned about Yal Ku Cai's exposure out at the point of Half Mon Bay, but it turned out to be an advantage. Also there was more privacy, having a short off-road to get to the units. With the Easter season, Akumal was at capacity, but we still enjoyed the pristine peace and quiet of Half Moon Bay. Caribbean Fantasy's efficient staff (as usual!) and Yal Ku Cai get a perfect 10 from us!
04/22/2008 George and Norman
While we love booking through you each year, and every unit we have ever stayed in at Yal Ku Cai, after our many years of visiting Akumal (38!) we spent some time at Hotel Club Akumal Caribe. The hotel is super - beautiful, comfortable, a perfect Akumal Bay beach location, and not overwhelmed by people...see you later this year!
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11/13/2007 Theresa and Larry :-) Phoenix, AZ.
We just arrived home from our wonderful stay at Yalku Cai! The condo was everything as described(a great romantic place for two), the staff friendly, helpful, and attentive, and all contributed to a relaxing and enjoyable week! Our thanks again to Humberto, Christina, and Claudia who was welcoming (with her wonderful smile), and helpful with questions or needs. The bicycles were a fun daily part of our activities. We plan to return to the area next year and will make Yalku Cai a part of that vacation. Thank you again for all of your help and assistance in planning for the trip. Best regards to all of you at Caribbean Fantasy! P.S.: We had a very good car rental experience with Caribbean Rent a Car and would highly recommend them for anyone considering a vehicle when there. They offer all necessary insurance with a "0" deductable and were the only ones we found who quoted the "total" price up front on the internet. http://www.cancunrentacar.com Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancın Plaza Santa Fe, Km. 12.5 Loc. SB5 Cancın, Q.Roo Mıxico 77500 +52 (998) 892-7017 | +52 (998) 898-0537
Yal Ku Cai Casita
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12/31/2013 YKC fans
We are in the casita now, and it is lovely. It even has an ocean view! I don't know why we don't rent it more often; it really is nice. The kitchen is huge and well-equipped,and the stove even has an oven! There is a great breeze that flows through the unit, and it remains cool. We are so happy to be here.


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  • Air Conditioned Bedrooms
  • Amazing Ocean views
  • Beach Towels
  • Bikes available in some units, please ask
  • Blowdryer in 1E and 3
  • Books, CDs and More
  • Ceiling Fans in All Rooms
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cook available $5 per 2 guests for breakfast and lunch (+groceries and tip) $7 per 2 guests for dinner (+groceries and tip)
  • Cook top & Toaster Oven (No Stove) in Studios
  • DSL Internet Connections from the Condos or Pool
  • Full Kitchens
  • Futon-Twin Size in Unit #3
  • Oceanfront Pool
  • Pool and Terrace Loungers
  • Poolside Built In-Grill - Charcoal
  • Poolside Outdoor Shower
  • Private Oceanfront Setting
  • Purified Water
  • Sky TV, DVD Stereo/CD player
  • Stocked fridge available for a small fee + cost of groceries
  • Sunny Furnished Terraces


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