La Bahia #8 is on the 4th floor, this is a smaller one bedroom studio condo offering spectacular views and a sun filled stay. The ceiling fans and A/C will enhance the Caribbean breeze and tropical decor. The open bedroom has a queen bed. This is a perfect vacation choice for one or two people as it is private and intimate, with views which will help to make everlasting memories. Please note that internet is now available in this unit. This studio condo is much simpler than others in the building; so it has the bonus of being priced much lower for the traveler who is looking for no frills, but desires a well managed condo in a wonderful location, on a popular beach, with a spectacular view. It has just been updated, and now offers TV, hurricane glass, and a safe as well. There is A/C in the bedroom for those who prefer it over the Caribbean Breeze at night. Updates to the bathroom include a new tile floor and glass shower panel.
La Bahia is one of the most popular condominiums that Caribbean Fantasy represents. These beachfront condos offer unobstructed views of beautiful Half Moon Bay, and the pristine clear aqua marine water below. The master suite, furnished with a queen size bed, is separated from the living area with a bifold wooden door, which when left open, allows the free flow of the fresh Caribbean air, and a fabulous view of the beach. Each morning you are awakened by nature's 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 deck. The completely furnished full kitchen includes bottled water, pans, dishes, table accessories, a bar with stools and a dining table. Daily maid service allows you to be on our 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 you 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 arrange to have a local come in and prepare a wonderful Mayan meal. La Bahia is located in Akumal, which is in the yucatan Riviera 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. The area is 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 our 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!
La Bahia now has two golf carts for rent for La Bahia guests. Rent the cart from the office if available and it is ~$40.00 US per day plus a damage deposit, refundable if the cart is returned with no damage.
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La Bahia 8
05/17/2019 Anna and Greg
What a great location, perfect for enjoying everything around the area. We felt very safe, relaxed and happy to be in such a private place. The views are unbelievable and the upper floor location is the best. The best Airbnb I've ever stayed in!
A beautiful location! It was wonderful coming here after being in Playa Del Carmen for a few days. Very quiet. So happy we did this instead of a resort. Cant beat the price for beach front! It was a 15-20 minute walk into town but La Buena Vida Restaurant was only about 5 minutes away and they have great tequila flights! There were a few mini markets nearby too. We went to Jungle Maya Park which was about 15 minutes away by car and loved it. Would definitely stay here again!!!
05/08/2019 David K.
A really lovely place... very quiet and secluded with a perfect view of the ocean... we had such an amazing time there!!!
04/26/2019 Dorothy M.
All was delightful but could have used another deck chair, only one. Maybe a thought to update to a more comfy couple of new ones.
04/14/2019 Michelle Q.
Excellent place! The view is amazing, the facilities and services with a lot of quality. It has everything you need to have a very pleasant stay. The beach is beautiful and the surroundings very safe and quiet. We definitely recommend this place extensively !!!!
Amazing place! We had an excellent time in La Bahia, thank you very much for all the attention and help with our arrival so early. Definitely a place we want to return to and we will highly recommend it.
04/02/2019 Lucy and Larry F.
This was exactly what we were looking for. Safe, quiet, and tourist free. The view is unbelievable and the staff are wonderful. If this place is available, book now!
04/02/2019 Holly A.
Great location! The view from the condo was outstanding!! Comfy bed, good A/C, private top floor unit, and a clean property. The 4 flights of stairs up to the unit is quite the workout! I think it would be tough to do daily with small children or older adults. The trip planning packet we received prior to arrival was extensive and very well put together.
We had a nice two days in Akumal. What a gorgeous view from the condo! Thank you for having us!
03/21/2019 Heather B.
Nice spot and beautiful views from the balcony. If you have a problem with stairs then this is not the place for you but if you can go up and down stairs it is worth it. The location is really nice. The kitchen is well stocked with pits and pans, etc and a coffee maker and toaster. It is fun to snorkel but we had limited time so only got out there for an hour. Saw turtles popping their heads up in the morning from the balcony. Really a beautiful view with a great balcony space.
The apartment is very nice and comfortable with an incredible location. The view of the sea is the best!
Beautiful ocean-front location! Perfect set-up for two couples, with each couple having their own bedroom and bathroom. We loved our stay!
01/15/2019 Sylvia S.
If you don't mind climbing three flights of stairs, it is well worth it. LOVELY views of the ocean, even while lying in bed. Clever built-in sofas with a cozy reading nook. Tiny but well appointed kitchen . We had daily maid service. Lourdes mopped the floor every day and kept everything looking fresh and neat. Due to septic issues, guests are asked not to flush any paper products--not even toilet paper. All paper goes into a closed container and is removed daily when the apt. is being cleaned. Loved the place!
01/09/2019 Immanuel G.
Great view of the Caribbean sea. Hear the ocean waves literally next door. Depending on how athletic you are, one could probably jump from the patio balcony into the ocean.
01/08/2019 Alex B.
Our stay at La Bahia was just amazing! The ocean view from the balcony was just stunning! We just loved the quiet beach and Toni and his team send us a huge amount of local tips for exploring the region. We would return anytime!
01/04/2019 Liss V.
It's an amazing place and 24-hour attention. The view is unique and every detail of the accommodation was well taken care of ... thank you for everything.
A beautiful place, the view without comparison. I would return .. I appreciate the opportunity to have stayed in this place that is unbeatable.
You know when you have an idea in your head and you book something in hopes you'll get that.. For me I rarely get what I really wanted... Not this time!!! We got exactly what we hoped for. Maybe even more. The view is amazing of course, the location is very private, quiet and safe. There is enough to do close by but it's not overwhelming. If you're hoping to avoid all the tourists, hustle and bustle.. This is the place. We enjoyed it so much. Car rental is highly suggested!
La Bahia condos are amazing!! It's even better than on the photos!! The views are incredible and there is everything there you could possibly need for cooking,... loved every minute of it! One tiny downside is a humming electric noise (generator or neighbors aircon, we werent sure, we didn't use our aircon). The office is really helpful and the whole staff is lovely. You can snorkel right from infront of the place. Don't miss out on This gem! Thanks for everything, we hope to be back!!
If you want ridiculous views of the ocean at a reasonable price, this is your place. My wife and I spent 3 nights here after a week in Tulum, and it was a really nice, relaxing change of pace. First, the apartment. Half moon bay is mostly condo buildings all along the beach, and this one is about halfway around the bay. The apartment itself it on the top floor, so you need to be prepared to walk up multiple flights of stairs to get there, but once you do you'll be rewarded with a ridiculous view. The apartment has a big balcony with near 180-degree views of the ocean, a nice sized living room/dining area, a small kitchen, and a bathroom and bedroom that you can close off to the rest of the space. There were fans and an A/C unit in the living room, but most of the time we just opened all the windows and had amazing breezes, so we barely used the A/C other than for a night or two of sleeping. Since the windows are on 3 sides you can get a seriously good cross-breeze. The apartment is certainly not brand new and modern, but it was really really comfortable and for the price was a great deal. Really the only comment I would have is that the A/C unit is right above the bed, and no matter how many times I changed it to blow out into the room (instead of directly down on us), I'd wake up in the middle of the night to it blowing directly down. It wasn't a huge deal, but it certainly can get chilly real fast when it's blowing right on your face. Location-wise, it is about a 5 min walk to either La Pura Vida or La Lunita (the 2 restaurant choices on the beach in half moon bay). To get to Akumal Bay and the restaurants there was probably a 15 min walk. If you haven't read of the seaweed problems around this area, certainly do that before you go. Our first day wasn't too bad, but the other two days it was coming in like crazy and seems to build up right here at the middle of the bay. The sides of the bay, though, were a little better and you can walk there in a min or two. Akumal Bay also was mostly clean when I was there, so you have options no matter where you stay. Overall, I definitely recommend this place. The views especially were worth it.
The space was beautiful, extremely clean and had an amazing view! The kitchen was more than adequately stocked with utensils! Plenty of towels, shampoo, and soap. It was a very comfortable space! Akumal is a bit of a sleepy town but I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Being RIGHT ON the beach was incredible and extremely relaxing. La Lunita right down the road is a great restaurant and the mini mart across the street was extremely convienient. I had a wonderful stay!
Warm attention, very good facilities, beautiful view, and at a very accessible cost. Totally recommended. It was a wonderful stay, the apartment and the place where it is located is beautiful. It met my expectations. Thank you.
Excellent property and staff I left staying at this place looking forward to us coming back again very soon the staff was beyond helpful the property was clean and neat excellent location I would not hesitate to Stay here again. I highly recommend it
Great location, really good for peaceful vacations
Thanks, the place is amazing
Great condo in amazing setting!
We loved the condo and Akumal. It was great to be able to snorkel right in Half Moon Bay. We saw amazing sights, including a school of squid and a 4 foot long barracuda! We also happened to walk by when a turtle nest hatched and had the opportunity to help release the baby turtles into the ocean. We rode bikes everywhere and were able to go deep sea fishing at a very reasonable price. The condo was perfect, very clean and adorable. Everything was in great condition! Would love to stay there again.
We enjoyed La Bahia #8. It was a perfect space for a couple. Thanks for friendly and accommodating staff. We had a wonderful stay.
We enjoyed La Bahia #8. It was a perfect space for a couple. Thanks for friendly and accommodating staff. We had a wonderful stay.
Wonderful stay on Half moon bay, close to Playa Akumal. We saw turtles and ate some amazing ceviche, thank you Caribbean Fantasy for making it possible.
07/06/2018 Cesar Julian
The location of the place is excellent and what to say about the view, is unique. It is inside a place with surveillance which makes it a very safe place and easily accessible to any place. A special mention to the cleaning people, the truth is excellent, I would definitely return to this place !!
Very happy with my experience. The place was truly amazing and the host sent plenty of useful information before the trip. Check in/out was easy. Highly recommend.
Awesome view! Had everything we needed for our quiet getaway. Highly recommend!
Top floor unit with amazing view definitely worth the climb. Friendly and helpful staff make it a great stay. Walking distance to many attractions. We did not have a car and did not miss it. Access to market to cook at home or short distance to restaurants to dine out. Truly a great experience. Will definitely return.
The condo was great! Exactly as pictured and had everything you could need for an excellent vacation! Beautiful view, comfortable bed, very clean! The snorkeling right from the beach was great! We arrived early and they let us stash our bags in the check in office & check in early once the room was clean! Would definitely recommend this place! :)
Place is a great stay in akumal . Nice beach location , and lagoon with awesome snorkeling just 7 min walk away . Spectacular view great a/c and the communication was superb. Definitely cant wait for next time
Good location, great views!
Stayed at La Bahia #8, it was definitely a work out climbing those stairs up and down every day. Being this the highest room in the building, it was all worth it. The balcony looked over Half-Moon Bay and the view was amazing. Everything in the room was as described and in the pictures. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We arrived early and they let us drop off our luggage before check in while we enjoy the day at Xel-Ha (only 10 min drive away). They also gave us a later check out because the room was not booked; it gave us extra time to go snorkeling with sea turtles down at Akumal Bay. It is a bit of a walk to Akumal bay, but you can rent bikes next door. Also a plus, that this place is very close to La Buena Vida Restaurant.
Beautiful space. Incredible view of the ocean. Walking distance to YalKu, La Buena Vida and other restaurants. If you plan to travel outside of Akumal, I suggest renting a car. There is free parking at the condo. There are always security guards on the street at night. We felt very safe and welcome. Thanks for having us! Your condo is beautiful!
Pluses: Perfect location, outstanding sea-view and privacy. Amazing quiet and isolated beach. Very nice room construction with through windows, you do not need air condition as soon as you have ocean breeze all the time through your room. Very clean - we had a daily service. Minuses: Noisy refrigerator and narrow bed for two persons. There are only two tasty restaurants for the whole beach, there is a crowd all the time there - book a table in advance!
-Great advice for others to make restaurant reservations during the busy holiday weeks, fortunately though that is the only time of the year it is necessary. 5+ min walking to the north there are 2 more restaurants, and 15 min walk to the south there are lots of additional restaurants as well as shopping, galleries, a spa, boating, ice cream, taxis, markets and more. We'll check the fridge, thanks for the letting us know.
01/08/2018 John Harding
This was my 4th stay at La Bahia and my second stay in # 8. The kitchen has had updates. New granite counters and new sink and new cabinets. Its on the 4th floor with a view of the whole bay from the deck. It has high speed internet and sky satellite tv. It has a safe and what looked like a 32 inch tv. There is also a new Queen pillow top mattress that is very comfortable. It is perfect for a couple or solo. It's an awesome value with Incredible views and it gets no better than this 1 bedroom condo. La Bahia staff are great and will help you with all your needs. The cleaning staff do an awesome job. Its walking distance to several restaurants and 2 small convenience stores.
We stayed at La Bahia #8 and were very happy with our stay. The room overlooked Half-Moon Bay and had stunning views from the balcony. The place was clean and had plenty of amenities (stove, fridge, cooking utensils. I would highly recommend staying here! 10/10.
What a wonderful place. Calm, quiet, easy. Friendly staff. Snorkeling was very enjoyable. I would definitely stay there again and again!
Lovely, bright sunny apartment. Right on the beach at Half Moon Bay. Its about 30 minutes walk from Akumal proper but thats to its benefit as its quiet so you have the beach to yourself and still have a couple of shops and restaurants within 10 minutes walk. The floor of the ocean as you enter is rocky so I recommend bringing some reef shoes. Its about four flights of stairs up so not recommended if you have mobility issues but if you dont then its perfect as the view from the apartment over the ocean is lovely. Highly recommended.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED staying at this condo!! We didn't want to leave actually. The location is wonderful for seeing all of Akumal as well as surrounding cities, ruins, etc. and the ocean view was AMAZING. It was so nice to be able to go downstairs and start swimming in Half Moon Bay, very quiet and relaxing. Or you could walk down to Akumal beach if you wanted instead. There are plenty of stores and restaurants nearby that you can drive to, plenty of parking, and even better is that there was a safe in the condo which we were not expecting even though we never felt the need to use it because the staff was wonderful, as well as a big jug of drinking water which was very nice to have. Staff was very nice and helpful, we could not have asked for a better place! Will definitely rent this condo again if we go back to Akumal.
Started here in October in room 8 the view was amazing. Loved the quiet little town and the staff were very helpful! Thanks for being a great host we loved the stay!! The view was amazing!
A great one bedroom condo that overlooks the bay. Steps from the beach with ocean views from the bed and living room. Walk to some great restaurant choices. Fantastic snorkeling in the bay and in nearby Akumal bay. At least while we were there this was a quiet secluded less trafficked area very near to the ruins of Tulum and Coba as well as many cenotes. Truly an adventurers paradise and and relaxing as one wants it to be.
08/24/2017 Rob & Kris
This place is amazing. Location is wonderful- clean, simple, and a beautiful view. Bed was comfortable, check in was easy. There are two fabulous restaurants within a few blocks of the apartment. La Lunita (get the red snapper) and La Buena Vida. Went for breakfast twice. Yummy! The people and staff are very sweet and helpful. You will love it!
Akumal is a safe ecologically sound area. La Bahia is squarely in the middle of this paradise. The staff take great care to make your stay perfect. We had a tropical storm while I was there and staff came to my unit at midnight to make sure I was okay! They were like family. I would without hesitation return to this facility. The area is great AND don't forget to go across the hi way to eat in the pueblo and support the community.
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise. Everything was perfect, we had a memorable stay. The place is quiet, the beach wonderful, I was lucky enough to swim with a turtle, two lovely restaurants nearby Le Lunita and Buana vista. The team is welcoming and helpful. Thank you, I hope to have the chance to see again this corner of paradise.
08/04/2017 Louis Chartrand
We had a great week in La Bahia no 8. The staff is very welcoming and available. Everything was perfect in the condo, it was clean, had all the basic kit for cooking and the view from the balcony was wonderful. I had the chance to swim with a juvenile turtle directly in front of the condo. Quiet beach. We ate very well in the two restaurants nearby, La Lunita and Buena Vida. I will return and would recommend this place to my friends.
Great rooms, great views. Nice spot! Great place!
This place is the best! Great location and a spectacular view! We loved riding bikes to the lagoon or to Akumal Bay. The snorkeling in the bay out front is fun and on our last night we saw a gigantic momma turtle on the beach digging a nest for eggs. This place is close to one of the best reateraunts I have ever eaten at, La Burma Vida. This trip was so much fun and relaxing in big part due to this beautiful condo and surrounding community. We will definitely be coming back.
This apartment is a great size with a crazy wonderful balcony with sweeping views of half moon bay in Akumal. It's a little bit ticked back from any of the stores or restaurants "downtown" but there are a couple good places to eat nearby. The bed was comfy, the AC was cold, filtered water provided and maid service everyday- I'd stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Lisa! We had a wonderful time in your apartment- the view is just to die for and everything just went perfectly- thank you!
This place was great! Right on the beach and you have the coolest restaurant right down the street (La Buena Vida). The views are incredible and it a great location if you plan on exploring Mexico. 25 mins to Tulum and 30 min to Playa del carmen. I would highly recommend!
Great little place away from all the tourist areas. Definitely a place to see turtles, and a great place to relax after a long day. We saw one laying eggs right in front of the hotel!
The apartment is even better than we could have imagined. It is on the 4th floor overlooking Half Moon Bay. The water is so warm and there are plenty of sea turtles to watch. It's close to a popular snorkeling beach and there are restaurants nearby. The staff are friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you Mercedes!!
This place is truly gorgeous, it's amazing to sit on the balcony and spot the little loggerhead turtles in the shore. If you don't have a car I would recommend hiring a bike, we did and it was definitely the way to go, walking to town is about 15mins but by bike about 5. The whole space is beautifully decorated and it was a real joy to be there. WiFi is a little unreliable but other than that it was perfect.
Fantastic location and a lovely place! We had access to everything we needed to enjoy a stay in Akumal: groceries, restaurants, rental gear, fully stocked kitchen. Mercedes was a very helpful host, quickly responding to any questions we had during the planning stages, right up to our arrival.
We had an incredible stay. We arrived after the office had closed, but there was someone waiting for us with a key who also helped bring up our luggage (very thankful after the flight/driving, not to mention the condo is on the top floor!). The place was perfect. Great views, lots of space and a full kitchen. The cleaning crew was very good, they even cleaned some dishes we had left out. We will be looking at this place again when we eventually come back to Akumal.
I've stayed nearby before, so I already knew that it was an outstanding location. You're distant from the congestion in central Akumal and have a short walk to a few nearby restaurants. The condo has plenty of space for two, with a great view of the entire bay. To get full enjoyment, you'll probably want the flexibility of having a rental car.
The only downside: in torrential rain, the roof leaks in a specific spot. This is not unusual, and it's easily remedied by putting down a few towels until the weather passes.
La Bahia is located on Half Moon Bay, Akumal which is primarily a snorkeling/diving community located about an hour and 1/2 south of Cancun and 25 minutes north of Tulum. The apartment is on the top floor which offers phenomenal views of the bay and surrounding landscape. The beach directly in front of the condo is usually empty, however, the water has rocks and coral so unless you have protective footwear it is hard to maneuver around and enjoy the beautiful water. WIth that being said, Akumal Bay, about a 15 minute walk down the road near the town center is great for seeing marine wildlife (turtles, eels, etc.) The walk to town can be tiresome and hot - its about a mile walk. We recommend renting a car if you are staying here. There are a few great eateries in the small town (Akumalito for breakfast is the best deal out there $5 for authentic Mexican omelettes). Tulum was one of the favorite parts of our trip - however- it is about a 20-25 min cab ride that costs $15-$20 USD. Again, a car would have been useful, but the taxi drivers are usually accommodating. There is also a Collectivo van that serves as a public bus route and stations along the main highway which only costs $5 per person. There is also a small lunch/dinner place right on the beach near the condo called Buena Vida which has good lunch/dinner food. We recommend snorkeling the Dos Ojo Cenote and seeing the Coba Ruins! The Cenotes near the Coba ruins are the best! We hired a private driver for a $100 USD to drive us to the ruins and Cenotes for the entire day and it worked out perfectly. The apartment did the trick and had a water dispenser and a great A/C unit in the bedroom. Overall, it was a wonderful trip!
This condo is awesome! Super centrally located to all that Akumal has to offer. The condo sits right in the middle of Half Moon Bay, which also offers some great snorkeling right off the beach. Way less crowded than Akumal Beach! La Lunuta restaurant and La Buena Vida are a 5 minute walk. Yal-Ku lagoon is about 3 minutes away by car, and Akumal beach (where the turtles are) is about 5 minutes by car tops! Staff at La Bahia is extremely helpful if you have any questions. I'd definitely love to come back here in the future. Such good memories!
We traveled to Akumal for the first time and absolutely loved the location. Horseshoe bay was great and this condo made life extremely easy. We went snorkeling and saw turtles, squid, fish, crabs, and sea urchins right outside of this unit. The beach was great and not over crowded. The condo is on the fourth level of stairs so the walk up and down can get a little tiring if you have any physical limitations. The unit was a tad outdated, but all of the amenities were provided. There was even a 5 gallon container of water that was provided in the unit. This unit is perfect for a little escape. My only wish was that there were better pillows - which is usually my complaint anywhere.
April 2016 ý
This was the perfect place to start our vacation in Mexico. The condo was on the top floor (4th) and right in the middle of Half Moon Bay. The view was amazing, and we could hear the waves all night long. The A/C works amazingly well and the hot water and wifi worked during our whole stay. We were able to walk to markets, have drinks at La Buena Vida, enjoy local cuisine, and swim in both the ocean and nearby cenotes. Truly the perfect start to an amazing vacation. There is so much to do right outside your door. The condo is a little dated but perfect for two people when your main goal is to be outside.
March 2016 ý
This condo is fantastic. It has an amazing view of Half Moon Bay, great decor, and a comfortable size for two people. The bed is rock hard and the condo gets quite warm during the afternoon, but otherwise this space is perfect size for two people
The apartment was just like in the pictures - on the beach, with a gorgeous view, colorful, well equipped and cosy. Only 2 pitfalls: during the 2 rainy days that we had, the roof was leaking, which was not a pleasant experience; also, the wireless connection is very weak, as the apartment is on the last floor of the building. Otherwise, everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay there and we recommend it to everyone who'd want to spend some moments of calmness and romance in Riviera Maya.
Very cute beachside studio right on the beach! The quaint town of Akumal had excellent seafood restaurants within walking distance. Great value in comparison to Tulum.
This was the perfect getaway! The condo was beautiful, Mercedes was very helpful and Marsial and others who run things on a day-to-day basis couldn't have been nicer.
Not to mention the view of the water, being able to walk down to the beach for a swim. We couldn't have asked for more.
Condo is situated right in the middle of the bay between two good restaurants. We also enjoyed the free daily housekeeping services.
The apartment was great. Not super fancy, but had everything you need to enjoy your time in Akumal... The views were amazing, accommodations were comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. Location wise you're a short walk to La Lunita or Buena Vida for food/drinks. Mercedes was super helpful and helped us with a late arrival and answering all of our questions.
Easy to find location and even easier check-in process. The location was in the middle of two restaurants (walking distance) that were both good. Unfortunately, the entire coast from Playa through Tulum is being hit with a lot of seaweed on the beaches. If you are a diver like I am, this is an ideal spot to relax after a long day and a good central location with our without a vehicle.
We had a nice stay here.
This is a 4 story condo complex, with a front desk and maid service. The staff is friendly and helped us carry our luggage up and down.
The view from the porch is magnificent, the bed was comfortable, and the air conditioner works. (However the AC is located in the bedroom part of the apartment only, but it does cool off the whole apartment after a while)
You can go snorkeling in the half-moon bay, however be aware that there is fire coral, so be careful not to get too close to the coral.
Unfortunately the entire bay has seen an algae buildup, and it piles up on the beach. The property staff try to leave a clear path for people to walk into the water, but it definitely made it less pleasant, and made walking along the beach barefoot difficult.
There are only 2 shades available at the beach, so you are not guaranteed to have one of them unless you get down there pretty early.
If you are planning on checking-in early or checking-out late, I would recommend verifying that the Condo administration has been notified and that they have said its ok.
There were several things that I liked about this place:
1. The location is pretty central if you want to hit Akumal Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Yal Ku like we did.
2. The condo is very nice and you can't beat the view. Waking up every morning and looking out from the balcony onto the bright blue ocean is something I'll never forget.
3. Amenities were solid including air conditioning, kitchen, they provided water, there was cleaning staff, etc.
4. There is an office with really good hours if you need anything. We called a cab to take us to Akumal Bay when we departed since we had large bags and the heat was bad (see below).
The only things we didn't like were:
1. The walk from Akumal Bay to Half Moon Bay was actually was kind of unpleasant in the summer heat. This isn't Mercedes or anyone else's fault as the condo is where it is, but the condos all block the road that follows the coast and when it's 100 degrees out it feels like 200. A walk that looks easy on a map ends up being torture. I imagine the walk is quite pleasant when it isn't June (one of the hottest months).
2. We had a small tropical storm our last night in the condo. Some water leaked in through the ceiling. Not tons, but quite a bit. We also lost power for about 5 hours, which wasn't a big deal and not Mercedes or the people running the condos fault. I don't know how common this type of weather is for the yucatan. If it's not common then I get why the roof leaked; if it is common they should probably have the roof worked on.
Spacious, airy, great view. Loved being able to go down to the beach chairs and having the bay right there, though there is a lot of seaweed at the moment. AC worked intermittently but enough to keep the bedroom cool; sea breeze was enough for the rest of the apt. Kitchen is small but useable. Bed was soft enough for us. Shower has a nice view of the sunset over the inland forest. Wifi only works on or near the balcony but was reliable there. Three flight walk up was a little long after a day traveling with backpacks but we knew that going in.
Location, Location, Location. If you are planning a trip to the Mayan Riviera, want to stay away from the masses, enjoy a private bay with great snorkeling, a couple of terrific local restaurants (La Cueva and La Buena Vida) and you want to do this all on a budget, this is the way to do it. Place is just 15 minutes to Tulum and just 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen but everything feels even closer. It was central and easy to access.
The condo: 4th floor (The very top) so it has a wonderful view of the bay and out the back you can watch the sun set over the forest. Its nestled in the very center of Akumal bay just one cove over from the busier snorkel and bar scene. You can walk the beach and not bump into another person! Spacious, Air conditioning in the bedroom and great open floor plan. We were able to make coffee, sandwiches, lounge and feel like no one else in the world was there.
Bed is semi comfortable (not a hotel bed by any means). Cleaning service was impeccable, Mercedes was responsive although we didn't need anything.
You could walk to what you needed (grocery marts/restaurants) but having a rental car makes things so much easier.
We loved this place. Great location, great views and nice apartment. Very spacious and well laid out.
The apartment was great - exactly as pictured, bright and airy with an amazing ocean view. We were very comfortable there. We didn't have a hire car and this was fine - it was about a 20 min walk to Akumal centre, but with a local shop just across the road for basics and a great beach bar/restaurant just a few hundred metres away. Good snorkelling from either end of the beach outside, although during our stay the centre of the bay had lots of seaweed. Staff were very helpful, daily maid service was a bonus. We wouldn't hesitate to return.
We were welcomed by the staff at La Bahia. They showed us the room and all the amenities. Made sure that we were comfortable and where the local restaurants and grocery stores were. The condo was dated but mostly comfortable. The mattress is very hard, but we loved the location. We had a very relaxing time, I really recommend La Buena Vida restaurant and bar. Food and drinks were all very tasty and reasonable priced.
PERFECT SPOT. We could not have been happier with our accommodations. #8 is on the top floor (it's the best). Bit of a hike, and well worth the view. The staff was very friendly and more than accommodating. Anything we needed was quickly supplied.
Our condo was small, but all we needed. Pictures were very accurate, but do make the condo appear somewhat larger than it is. Very open and airy with windows all across the front and windows in the bedroom, which made airflow very nice. We were there the end of January and the weather was perfect.
We didn't have a car, which is what we wanted. Just relaxing on the beach in a beautiful, quiet area of Mexico. Food and restaurants all within easy walking distance. If walking is not your thing, they do have bicycles and golf carts to rent. If you want to venture outside Akumal, a car will be in order.
Beach was beautiful, but must warn that it is a little rocky getting in the water, so water shoes are advised. This is a perfect area for snorkeling, so we will be investing in snorkeling gear before our return.
We did have our driver stop at a big Grocery Market on the way from the airport, which did help, as there are no big grocery markets within walking distance. However, there were several mini-markets for supplies. The kitchen was well supplied and we ate breakfast on the balcony every morning. Bottled water is supplied in each condo, so no need to worry about drinking and cooking water. We ate out most evenings and were never disappointed. Fresh fish and seafood in abundance, and economical.
Thank you to everyone for making this a delightful vacation. Hope to see you next year.
The place is exactly as pictured in the photos. The bay is beautiful, but you will need water shoes to swim in Half Moon Bay. The condo is in a great location, there are a lot of families and generally everything is winding down for the night after 10pm. The place down the road called La Buena Vida had some excellent tacos, that were a special Yucatan dish, and the drinks were cheap and delicious, you have to go there! Playa Akumal which is located just down the road was an awesome beach with plenty of snorkeling to be done. Bring your own beer and snacks and it's easy to spend the day at one of the most beautiful beaches on the Yucatan.
We definitely enjoyed out stay at Akumal #8!
03/01/2017 Suzanne V
It was perfect! Bright, open, airy, clean, fabulous views, everything we needed or could ever ask for! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable.
A big thank you to the reservation dept in answering all my questions so quickly and for providing so much valuable information prior to our 14 nt stay.
We wish we were still there! Thank you.
12/12/2016 Dale St Amand
What an amazing place. Right on the beach in Half Moon Bay in Akumal
Lots of great snorkelling right on front of the condo's. nicely appointed accommodations. Shopping and multiple restaurants with in walking distance.
Will definitely be back
Serene scenic spot in Akumal
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed for a stay in November 2014
The pictures of this little gem don't do it justice. Situated on a small bay this property is perfect for a romantic get away or even a family. If you get groceries on the way from the airport, you won't need a car here. There are a couple of nice restaurants within easy walking distance also. Would not recommend the top units for those with walking issues-- many stairs.
We plan to return!!
5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property?
5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: peaceful surroundings
Liked least: Property does not have pool, but really didn't need one.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?!