Yal Ku Cai 1E Studio - Akumal

in Akumal - Half Moon Bay

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Prices: ~$65 - $175 per night
  • Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
    (based on 21 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.

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, 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 has a high speed internet connection.  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
  • Fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar with major appliances including toaster, blender, microwave, convection oven, food processor, coffee maker, juicer
  • Recently tiled floors with traditional Talavera to accent the kitchen and shower
  • Wifi Internet connection, with access even at the swimming pool
  • Satellite TV with Mexican and US channels
  • Hair dryer in bathroom
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe laptop size with digital combination to secure valuables
  • There may be 2 Bicycles for guests to use, please ask
  • AC throughout the condo



Seasons at Yal Ku Cai


1BR 1BA Studio/Night

Unit 1E 


2020 Jan 7 - Apr 17

2021 Jan 7 - Apr 16

1 Studio Condo



2020 Apr 18 - Dec 17

2021 Apr 17 - Dec 17

1 Studio Condo




2020 Dec 18 - Jan 6

2021 Dec 18 - Jan 6

1 Studio Condo




Add Ons Yal Ku Cai  Studio 1E
Base # of Guests  2 
Max  # of Guests 2


 Yal Ku Cai Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Baths Level Notes 
Unit 1E Studio 3 1K + 1AM 1  3rd Level 1 open bedroom with king bed, private bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, and oceanfront terrace with sea and bay views. Fully air-conditioned. 
All Units have couches as additional beds.
K = King, Q = Queen, D = Double, F = Futon AM = Air Mattress
  • Tax: Base rates do not include 19% tax or extra per person fees.
  • Security deposit and rental agreements: Guest agreement needed. The security deposit will be by credit card (AMEX, MC, or Visa), will be released following your stay once manager notifies us of no damages.
  • Rental Details: Last-minute rentals may be offered at a special unadvertised rate, please inquire. Minimum stay of 3 nights in low and high season, all holiday reservations must be booked for a minimum of 7 nights per holiday.
  • Seasonal Policies: Christmas and New Years, 7 night rentals per holiday stay is mandatory.
  • Rate Policies: Rates are in US dollars per week for the base number of guests. Prices are subject to change without notice and rates are not guaranteed until financially confirmed.
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking allowed.
  • Pet policy: No pets allowed.




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


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Yal Ku Cai 1E
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03/10/2020 Katie M.
Great stay, amazing view
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02/18/2020 Vickie A.
FABULOUS! The views are out of this world! The place is nicely decorated and very comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly. The pool is small but pretty. Bikes were a nice addition and we used them frequently to ride into town. (Loved that we felt safe and comfortable taking the bikes into town.) Location is very nice - easy walking distance to beautiful Yal Ku lagoon. My husband said to mention that there is no access to the bay - you have to walk down a bit (not on the property) to get to a path to the beach. The beach there was nice, though, for snorkeling and swimming. We are already planning a trip back to this beautiful property in paradise!
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02/09/2020 Callie S.
We loved this place! It was comfortable and beautiful and the amenities were thoughtful and very convenient! Location doesn't get any better, plenty to do close by! We'll definitely come stay here again! Thanks, Caribbean Fantasy, Inc!
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01/20/2020 Michelle R.
This is an outstanding location. Walking ing distance to the lagoon, reef snorkeling, beachcombing, and restaurants, yet away from the bustle of the village. We love being so close to Tulum, cenotes, Xel -ha too.
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01/20/2020 Lauren A.
The view and sleeping to the sound of the ocean each night made us fall in love with this spot. I loved being surrounding by the sights and sounds of the water. The bed was big and comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. The host was communicative and clear. We were able to use the bikes to easily get to the beaches and restaurants. The water pressure in the shower left something to be desired, but the views more than made up for that. We're glad we stayed here!
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07/20/2019 Shawna
I don't want to say how fantastic this place was. So charming and beautiful views. Nice private pool and careful amenities. There were even ice cubes!
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07/09/2019 Mo M.
Our stay exceeded our expectations- even better than the pictures. We wanted a comfortable home-y base for a snorkeling getaway and this place delivered. It is a titch out of town, but it made for quiet nights on the porch listening to the waves. The bikes provided allowed us to easily get anywhere we needed to go- food, swimming in beaches and cenotes, and drinks! We will be back.
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06/25/2019 Emily O.
This was absolutely the most beautiful location, right on the beach with the most amazing panoramic views. We were able to endure the scene and the breeze of the ocean every morning when we woke till the moment we rested our eyes! So many iguanas around the property and beautiful flowers which made you feel super tropical. They have a pool, a grill, all your necessities, room service, WiFi and all kinds of information regarding things to do around Yul Cai. The management was so friendly and supportive. We are at the same restaurant the whole week we were there for breakfast lunch and dinner called La Buena Vida. Their drinks are super awesome too and it's only about 3 minutes from the condo! We sat on a huge rock watching the sunset/rise every morning. AC in the condo!!! Absolutely our most favorite place and we will be coming back so soon!!!!
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05/09/2019 Peter F.
Looks exactly like the photos. Our stay was great! Loved having the ocean breeze and sound with use at all times. Property not exactly where it is shown on map, but still in a great location. Loved our stay!
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02/26/2019 Roy M.
Great little studio apt This is a great little place with a fantastic view. You are literally 50 ft from the surf so if you like that sound you will love this. The place is extremely clean and the king bed was very comfortable. You have complete privacy when you are inside the apt. even without window coverings due to its location. The constant ocean breeze makes it very comfortable even in the heat of the afternoon. The staff was very attentive and there was daily cleaning service which was very thorough. The only complaint I have is the lighting in the apartment is a bit bright and harsh. Some warmer LED bulbs would be great as well as maybe some lamps in the living room. Overall I would go back without hesitation. There is a great little beach with some great snorkeling within walking distance. They also have free bikes for your use which was great as well.
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01/04/2019 Rebecca A.
The view is spectacular! The accommodations exactly like the pictures. The staff very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend staying here!
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12/17/2018 Claudia
the room is amazing, right next to the beach, you can hear the ocean when you wake up. and you also see the stars from the bed when you go to sleep, we saw a few shooting stars. you can walk to the beach and the restaurants, and there are two bikes you can use. but a car can be helpful if you want to explore the area a little more. we loved the location and the possibilites to snorkel right of the shore. and on top of that, its very very clean.
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11/13/2018 David
This place is a must place to stay. Everything is accurate and the communication/coordinate was superb. We loved the location, the place was extremely clean and beautifully appointed, and the location was fantastic. We will be back. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great location, extremely clean, beautiful view, and we loved being so close to Yal Ku. We loved the caretakers and the maid provided excellent service.
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08/13/2018 Madeline
My husband and I had a lovely time in this beautiful condo over the sea. The view is fantastic, and we loved riding the provided bikes into town every day in search of the area's best tacos. We also loved walking north along the shore to Yal Ku lagoon, and snorkeling in half moon bay. Everything was clean, and our hosts did a great job making us feel like we were right at home. One minor "hiccup" was a power outage on one of the days, but our hosts did a great job making sure we were fine and seeing if there was anything they could do to help.
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08/08/2018 Veronica
We had a very relaxed weekend!
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08/03/2018 Efrain
Place just like the picture. Hard to believe but true. Super clean place. Attentive staff. Beautiful and quiet location by the ocean. Had everything that you need. FYI this place is NOT Cancun or Playa del Carmen, with Lous music, bars and tons of shops. This is a place to get away from all of that.
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07/17/2018 Kathi
This clean, bright, colorful apartment with panoramic ocean views provides the perfect launching pad for a glorious vacation. Photos on the website are accurate. The staff is incredibly efficient, helpful and kind. We loved being able to park our car for long stretches (free parking) and walk to restaurants, snorkeling. Speaking of which, the proximity to the lagoon is an amazing "plus." We loved renting a palapa for about $20 bucks (US) a day and hanging in our hammocks and hanging out with the iguanas between swims. Lovely pool. Quiet setting. Great hosts who respond to any question right away.
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07/17/2018 Mojo
What can I say really, Yal Ku Cai is Perfection! Beautiful property located out on the point with panoramic ocean views and plenty of trade winds to keep you cool if you don't feel like running the AC. The staff is the perfect balance of attentive without being intrusive and incredibly helpful. These condos provide many of the benefits of a hotel but in a quieter setting. The owners live on site and are so kind and friendly. You really feel taken care of at Yal Ku Cai. We stayed 8 days in the penthouse studio E1 where we made good use of the well appointed kitchen and lovely little pool. Just steps from the property is access to excellent snorkeling in Half Moon Bay, we saw all the usual suspects plus a giant tarpon, many reef squid and even a sea horse! Just steps down the road is Yal Ku Lagoon which will run you about $14 a head for entry plus $5 mandatory life vest rental. But we found it to be totally worth it. Our 7 year old daughter was new to snorkeling and it was the perfect spot to get her comfortable. Beautiful and filled with tons of fish. Go early when they open to avoid crowds. Our favorite restaraunt was Que Onda just half a block away, excellent tacos at lunch and homemade pasta at dinner. Imelda's Ecocina in Akumal Playa was our other favorite, best fish tacos in town! We bought fresh tortillas every couple days at the tortilleria in Akumal Puebla and took a couple trips to Chedraui in Porta Adventuras to keep our kitchen stocked. There are also a few little convenience stores in town but they are more expensive. Change your money at the bank ATM in Akumal playa, low fees (49 pesos) and you can get up to 5000 pesos out at time. Do some shopping from collective of the local Mayan artisans in between the ATM and Imelda's, they are super friendly and many of the items are made nearby. We just loved Akumal and we really felt like we lucked out with Yal Ku Cai condos. There are at least 3 other units there if the studio does not fit your needs, or you are looking for multiple families. I miss it already and can't wait to go back. Yal Ku Cai just feels like home and we will certainly be returning.
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06/12/2018 Silvia
Everything was excellent at Yal Ku Cai 1E. We loved it!! It is highly recommended. The proximity to the Yul Ka Lagoon was a find. The staff was impeccable !!! Thank you!!
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05/25/2018 Scott
This is probably the best view I've EVER had from an Airbnb. Pure ocean bliss. The listing's pictures look unreal, but they are legit. The space is well furnished, and right at the quiet end of Half Moon Bay in gorgeous Akumal. Perfect for fishing Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. Stay as long as you can, and take JP's tour of cenote Santa Cruz!JP was really cool, along with his cenote tour. The actual place was legendary. What a view!
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05/17/2018 David
Fantastic apartment with amazing sea views from all the windows. Massive comfy bed, nice shower, air con and sea breezes kept it nice and cool. Would return again.


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  • 2 bicycles
  • Air Conditioned Bedrooms
  • Amazing Ocean views
  • Beach Access
  • Blowdryer
  • Ceiling Fans in All Rooms
  • Cook available
  • Cook top & Toaster Oven (No Stove)
  • Furnished Terraces, small table with two chairs
  • Night time guard for added security.
  • Oceanfront Pool
  • Pedestal fan
  • Pool and Terrace Loungers
  • Poolside Built In-Grill - Charcoal
  • Poolside Outdoor Shower
  • Private Oceanfront Setting
  • Purified Water
  • Sky TV,
  • Wifi from the Condos or Pool


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