This is one of our favorite Akumal properties, and our guests! La Bahia is a beautiful condominium, perfectly located in the center of the nicest part of the sandy beach on the famous Half Moon Bay.
Each unit at La Bahia is privately owned and unique, filled with things that make a stay warm and comfortable, making the traveler at home.
La Bahia #1
La Bahia #2
La Bahia is one of the most popular condominiums that Caribbean Fantasy represents. These beachfront condos offer a unobstructed views of beautiful Half Moon Bay, and the pristine clear aqua marine water below. At La Bahia, the units can be rented as a 2BR or 1BR condo. The master suite, furnished with a king size bed, is separated from the living area with a bi-fold wooden door, which when left open, allows the free flow of the fresh Caribbean air, and a fabulous view of the Bay. Each morning you are awakened by natures alarm clock; the melodious singing of tropical birds out the jungle side window, and the soft lapping waves along the beach. Nothing may be more rewarding than sipping a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise from the spacious decks. Both bedrooms are served by private tiled bathrooms with open showers. The beachfront second bedroom has either twins, a double or a king bed, depending on the unit. The completely furnished full kitchen includes bottled water, pans, dishes, table accessories, a bar with stools and a dining table. Upgrades to the units are unique, as each is privately owned. Daily maid service allows you to be on your way to enjoy all the local beauty both above and below the water, while the unit is cleaned up, beds made, and dishes washed! While relaxing on the built in bodegas in the living room, you will find it difficult to concentrate on anything but the 180 degree view which greets each day. Finally the balcony allows the morning rays in relative privacy, or use the hammock for a siesta. Join friends new and old in the beachfront courtyard for a BBQ, or arrange to have a local come in and prepare a wonderful Mayan meal. La Bahia in located in Akumal, which is in the Yucatan's Rivera Maya, on the Caribbean Coastline. It is just a short hour drive from the Cancun airport, but light years away from the crowds and fast pace of the city. Area bays are world renown for diving and snorkeling, as written up by many publications. The barrier reef along this coast, which protects Half Moon Bay, is rated as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world. From Half Moon Bay, the water is often so clear that sea life, such as turtles, can be seen from the building without even entering the water. Within walking distance of the condos is the famous Yalku Lagoon, which is often equated to swimming in an aquarium. Also, there are many wonderful small restaurants tucked around the Bay for your convenience. The common phrase here is 'No shoes required!' The Akumal area is both rustic and somewhat remote, with thatched roofed restaurants, lounges, dive shops, gift shops, coffee bars, and more. The arts are a focus as well, both local and international. The area offers a doctor, pharmacy, markets, library, ecological center, arts center, outdoor stage, police station, laundry, kids center and more. Come stay in paradise!
**Not all properties offer the 1 BR option.
All Holiday reservations must be booked for a minimum of 7 nights. Each holiday (New Years and Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, President's week) must include 7 nights rented.
Prices are subject to change without notice and rates are not guaranteed until financially confirmed.
Please no smoking or pets.
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#1 La Bahia
The turtle population has made wonderful amounts of recovery since our last visit. At any given time we were able to snorkel 25 feet off the beach at Half Moon Bay with 6-12 turtles! As we have learned over the years, if you just lay still in the water, they give into curiosity and come check you out! Such magnificent creatures, especially when you are eye to eye! The reef has also seemed to improve since 1999. On the last visit, the problems were bleaching the coral, which all seems to be back to vibrant colors on this last visit in 2004.
Also pleased to hear about the new water treatment plant. It should eliminate most of the water borne illness' in the area. It will assist not only the gringos, but all the native population.
#2 La Bahia
We had a great time and the apartment was very nice decorated and very complete. Gracias!!
#4 La Bahia
We truly hated to leave La Bahia! The staff was great, the unit was impeccable, dýcor, amenities and more. We loved how fast the wifi worked. The views were the best. It was quiet, a beautiful stretch of beach, plenty of shade.Morning coffee and evening cocktails overlooking Half Moon Bay,priceless! We will be back. Thanks Caribbean Fantasy , Lisa and Jill for sending us here! Great call! Cassie
This was our ninth trip using Caribbean Fantasy, and always in a unit at La Bahia. This is top notch , and we appreciate your ownership and management. It is important to spread the word about the reef life in Half Moon Bay. Use Ecological Centro Akumal for help on this. (aka "CEA"-there is a link to it on the Links page of this site. Seek out CEA & Dr. Shaw specifically for ecological help.)There is signage at La Buena Vida, but it is not enough. The reef dies as it is touched. We think there should not be any type of boating, fishing, swimming or kayaking allowed in the Bay. Snorkel and dive, but look don't touch. Respect all wildlife; coral, fish, turtles.
#5 Estrella de mar la Bahia
I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I had a great time in Akumal. It's so nice to get away from all the touristy hubub in Cancun and Playa. We really enjoyed the condo at La Bahia, though I did want to tell you we had no hot water the whole week during prime times. We heard a few other guests complain to the staff and they didn't seem to be getting any action, so we just let it go, and started taking our showers in the afternoon. Other than that, it was a great experience and we hope to return.
How can you beat waking up to the sound of soothing waves while in the company of the rising sun? Add a cup of joe in your hand, soft powder sand beneath your feet & warm water brushing each step you take. Coffee will never be the same again!! I just love that La Bahia is right in the middle of the bay. The main house is simply beautiful, very cozy & well kept. The rooms & bathrooms are spacious & immaculate. I had my own TV/DVD, microwave, toaster, mini fridge & coffee maker. Although who needs a TV with paradise outside? I felt like I was kayaking and snorkeling in my own private beach. There is also an amazing restaurant, La Lunita, on the bay. You can drive there in less than five minutes or opt for the scenic route via your feet & sand through their beachfront entrance. Tulum and Akumal are only a few minutes away. I recommend renting a vespa to see the ruins. FUN!! The staff was exceptional. They were very welcoming & accomodating. They made my stay that much more special and my leaving that much harder. No doubt the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. Now that I know all this exists in one place, I will be back every year. Already began assembling a group for 2011. Looking forward to returning.
WE HAD A GREAT VISIT TO AKUMAL, AS USUAL. OUR LITTLE 'HOME AWAY FROM HOME' WAS COZY AND COMFY AS ALWAYS. OVERALL, THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE DAY WAS JUST HANGING IN THE HAMMOCK AND LOUNGERS ON THE SHADED DECK WITH THE SURF ABREAKIN' JUST 10 YARDS AWAY AND THE SEABREEZE ABLOWIN' ON OUR TRANKED-OUT RELAXED BODIES AND 'LETTING THE WORLD TURN WITHOUT US". EVERYONE AT CARIBBEAN FANTASY & YAL KU CAI WERE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL TO OUR NEEDS AND WE ARE GRATEFUL.
Thank you for all the service we received on our recent trip to AKUMAL. We were extremely pleased with our CONDO on the beach at LA BAHIA. The staff there were so very helpful and professional. We also had a good experience with AVIS for our rental car. We were there 10 days and half way through our car would not start. AVIS brought us an upgrade from CANCUN and gave us credit on check out. Thanks to your staff for all the support on planning our trip. It was a total success. I will be recommending you to all of my friends.
This was Jane's third trip to Akumal,and Randy's and Noah's first trip. La Bahia was just wonderful..We felt at home there. We enjoyed YalKul Lagoon, Xcacel beach, and the breakfasts at Turtle Bay...We can't wait to go back!! February, 2003
We stayed at LaBahia last during spring break in MArch 2003. This was possibly the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. If you can't get relaxed here.....then you can't relax.
Just returned from a very nice stay at La Bahia. The condo was very clean and comfortable, and the A/C was nice to have. Please note that there was a lot of plastic trash in the water. The beach crews do a great job cleaning up the beach- but it would be nice to see the trash in the bay cleaned up at least every other day- we gathered what we could, but it was an eyesore and one that's dangerous for the resident turtles. We will go back to Akumal, though-so quiet, so pretty, so nice.
I have used Caribbean Fantasy on numerous occasions for clients, and have found that my clients have just loved their units at e.g. La Bahia and Lol Kanaab - people keep coming back. Caribbean Fantasy are superb professionals - I highly recommend!
OUR TRIP TO MEXICO WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. LA BAHIA WAS PERFECT AND RIGHT ON THE WATER JUST LIKE CINDY SAID IT WOULD BE, MIKE & NAN WERE GREAT & THE PERFECT HOST . THE WATER WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, BEACHES WERE GREAT SNORKLING WAS SUPER,RUINS AT COBA & TULUM WERE EXCITING. THE LOCAL PEOPLE WERE A DELIGHT TO BE AROUND SOOO FRIENDLY . FOOD & DRINKS WERE GREAT. A VERY COMFORTABLE AND SECURE SETTING WE WERE THERE IN MAY AND DURING THE OFF SEASON AND VERY FEW PEOPLE AROUND TO DEAL WITH .WE WILL BE BACK BOB & BETH
#7 El Nido de la Bahia
"Loved each moment" We booked through Caribbean Fantasy Inc. Booking was simple & informative. We've been to akumal three times and this was our first experience with renting a condo. We couldn't be happier with our vacation. The unit was wonderful with breath taking views. The area is safe and friendly. Renting a condo gives one more freedom to support the local community & small businesses of Akumal.
Hola Mona, We absolutely loved Akumal. Our condo, #7 in La Bahia, was terrific. We had a balcony to the East for sunrise, and a balcony to the West for the sunset. What could be better! You did a fantastic job. The staff at Playa Paradise, La Bahia, could not do enough for us, and we experienced a wonderful bonding. Thank you. Thank you. Mark and Ute loved our condo and MX. Everything worked out nicely, no worries! The staff was accommodating and very helpful and friendly. Mona, you did a terrific job for us, mucho gracias to everyone involved again and again.
Wow! It was amazing at La Bahia. We passed 3 days at La bahia 4, very spacious. Also, we passed 11 days at La bahia 7 who was amazing with the bird-eye view on the sea! Thanks again for these vacations!
#8 La Bahia
We arrived to La Bahia, (how I love this area) about 1 pm, they had been expecting us for a 10 am check in and had everything in order for us, including beach towels in the room for us. Thank you! We found La Bahia # 8 comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the bay and the Caribbean waters from our deck. Could actually watch two turtles playing in the surf. We loved it here as always. Things you may want to know to is the unit needs a bit of work - new sheet, tiles etc, water pressure is poor(not a surprise), satellite tv not working(but then we didn't want to watch tv). You know Mexico- they have someone coming out to fix it the next day!!! La Bahia building is starting to chip paint- needs a little work on the outside. La Bahia # 8 is a budget accommodation but wow the price is amazing and the view spectacular, the deck is a wonderful place to sit with a drink and watch the waves, turtles, the birds flying over head and just to unwind watching a non crowded beach. The staff are great and one just needs to ask for help with the bags - Hint- take a small collapsible cooler so you can take some frozen ice bottles down to the beach with your drinks, climbing up and down the steps are not for everyone, Arriving in Akumal, yes parking is crowded and they charge you 20 pesos to park right in the town. Yet once you head down to Half Moon Bay it is quiet. We had taken our own mask and snorkel and enjoyed the fish and turtles in Half Moon Bay. One day we had not so many fish to see but loved some of the beautiful purple coral. The next day was better viewing in the water, but the winds high and the water ruff- enjoyed it but not for a first time snorkeler. I highly recommend Pescadora fro its grilled fish and oh the lime soup is a meal in itself and delicious. Lo Ha we enjoyed the dancers on Wednesday night! The Pharmacy over in Akumal pueblo over the bridge across the highway was nice to have. We picked up some food in the little market, in Akumal as we did not plan on cooking much. One day we did stop in the large market across from Puerta Aventuras just to w look and huge selection of fresh fish mealst, cheeses etc. I needed some new aqua shoes for Half Moon Bay- looked several places and found the best price in the food market in Akumal. We had a couple of hours on the beautiful beaches in Puerta Morellis, the town is typical Mexico and needs trash picked up etc. The beach is amazing and a $35 dollar beach massage was exactly what I needed, but we still had all our stuff including golf bags so did not stop for this experience.. Xpu Ha, we had fun finding the right turn and ended up going in through the campground entrance- 30 pesos to park there- loved the beach it is busy, found the least expensive and good Margaretta's there. Tulum Ruins: Paid 30 pesos to park and about a 30 minute leisurely walk along the tree shaded path to the ruins. Stunning view over the water. Cost for a bus ride and tour $60 per person- we did not do that. Take own water, sunglasses and hats, and bathing suit with a towel to swim at the ruins. It was really fun to be on vacation and we enjoyed every minute and every experience. We of course did see the military police with their machine guns- happy they are on patrol. They did walk down Half Moon Bay one morning. Easy Way Car rental picked us we drove over to their site to do the paper work, all went smooth, we loved how whatever amount of gas is in the car just return it with that much, about 1/4 tank. Car did have ac and automatic as we had reserved. Can't wait to stay in Akumal again - maybe longer next year?!
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