Stayed here for 6 nights at the end of August and it wasn’t super busy, which was great, benefits of going off season!
This hotel is not one of those fancy all-inclusive, many pools, several hot tubs and multiple restaurants sort of place. If you want that - Secrets Resorts is on the same beach stretch and looks a bit more like it.
This hotel is an amazing small hotel with a good restaurant, friendly staff and all the amenities you need right on the beach.
The beach does get busy as it's not a private beach - but it's a great beach to swim and snorkel.
A huge bonus are the turtles that feed right off the bay and a short snorkel away. Get up early to get clear waters and avoid tourists.
They have two room blocks with bungalow options scattered around the property and a small three story building with about 20 rooms. We stayed on the third floor, the rooms were big with a refrigerator, good WiFi, AC, microwave and even a stove if needed. Room’s don’t have TVs which we enjoyed.
They had little balconies, ours overlooked the pool and the beach, and we had no mosquito trouble there, although the further inland you go you do get bitten a bit. I find hotels in Tulum near the sea have a lot more having stayed there previously (again this could be seasonal).
The shower in the room was a bit weak but to be honest it served the purpose of washing of beach sand so we didn’t really complain, but if you want a fancy power shower – not the place for you.
The restaurant for breakfast and dinner Lol Ha was great, staff amazing and food tasty with a lovely beach view. There's an Italian restaurant a short walk away as well that does good pizza and pasta if you want a change. There's a super market on the way to the restaurant too.
We did have a car as Akumal itself is tiny and we wanted to drive across to visit the Mayan Ruins and Cenotes. So, I would recommend a car if you stay here more than three nights. They have free parking. Taxis are available too.
I would stay here again, great location and hotel, and it really has a holiday feel to it. It was even pretty in the rain.
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- Hotel Akumal Caribe is a peaceful family-friendly resort located on the main bay in Akumal, Mexico. It is steeped with history and provides personal service, relaxation, delicious food, great views and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribe Hotel Akumal
- Akumal Caribe Hotel
- Hotel Akumal Caribe Riviera Maya, Mexico