Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Why Rodney Flake chose Akumal
This is a special place for our family. Our three grown children and our six grandchildren have been coming here annually for 16 years. The grandchildren are now 10, 12, 21, 22, 23, 24.
What makes this Condo unique
The pool is within a few steps from the patio and the bay is a few steps down from the pool.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Excellent! Beautiful place. Perfect for our 1 week family vacation.
The building is very nice. Probably the nicest looking in the area with its thatched roof, open roof foyer and more authentic architectural style. The pool was lovely and our kids (7 & 9) had loads of fun in it.
Unit 2 was very spacious and bright. We loved the ground floor with beach, garden and pool right off the patio. The kitchen was well equipped with everything apart from a kettle and sharp knife and/or knife sharpener but we managed. It was very clean and comfortable. We loved being able to drink the water and make ice - a total bonus! The shower/spa baths were a little odd and the steps in are quite high and hard on bad knees.
The beach was perfect with the best snorkelling straight out front with coral and every fish imaginable, rays, barracuda (only 1 turtle). A bit rocky getting in and out but there are a few smooth clear areas to walk on. We usually had shoes or fins on so no problem.
Overall this place was fantastic and we had a great time!
The condo is located right on the beach and by the pool. It was great to have that convenience. We really enjoyed snorkeling in the bay and seeing coral and small fish. My family and I enjoyed exploring the Half Moon Bay area and restaurants. We ate at La Buena Vida, La Lunita and the Turtle Bay Bakery. All were very good with great atmospheres. It was wonderful to hear the waves crashing every night as I fell asleep. In addition, the staff at the complex was really helpful and friendly. I would definitely come here again and will recommend it to friends and family!
We are happy that you enjoyed the condo and Half Moon Bay and the convenience to
the restaurants and being right on the beach, I know its hard to beat... we have been going down for almost 20 years. We appreciate you telling your friends/family and we would love to have you back again.
My daughter and I stayed here for close to a week in Unit 3. It was big and spacious and had everything we needed as far as cooking, towels etc. We loved that we could walk out right to the pool and the beautiful view of the ocean. We were able to walk on the beach, or street side either direction, to go to a restaurant to eat. You could walk 20 minutes towards the little village of Akumal and eat at Turtle Bay Bakery, or enjoy the shops there and the spa. You could also enjoy the beach in that area as well. This condo was in a perfect location, but private enough to enjoy. I think you might be able to rent a golf cart or bikes in the area somewhere to use during your stay.
There were lots of turtle eggs on the beach, but every time there was a hatchling we were gone exploring the sights! Hopefully next time we can witness that. The staff at the condo is great and very helpful. Joyce Flake, one of the owners is a gem and will answer any questions you have. I had many via email before our arrival and she was very informative! This is one of the best privately owned places I have stayed at in a long time!
My husband and I have stayed in Playa Caribe a few times, this was the first in this unit. We loved being on the first floor with the pool and beach steps away. The condo was perfect and had all the amenities anyone could ask for. There was a small amount of seaweed, but it did not impact our trip at all - in fact it was a pleasant surprise after all the bad news we had heard about it.
Joyce was very helpful and easy to work with. The staff at the condo are all helpful and wonderful.
We did not do a lot of touristy things this trip, just enjoyed the beach and local hangouts in half moon bay and Akumal. We especially enjoyed breakfast at Turtle Bay and dinner at La Buena Vida.
Weather was great. It rained one day so we drove south of Tulum and explored some different areas.
Highly recommend this condo.
Feels like home
We have rented this condo 5 times from the Flake's over the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. Our son was 9 on our first vacation and wouldn't miss out on a trip here, even at 19! This year our friends rented the condos on either side of us and we had a fantastic 10 days.
The staff are great from Augustin who manages everything to the maids and security guard Jose who will wake you at night if there are turtles hatching or laying.
We have eaten at every restaurant in Half Moon bay and Akumal and our favorite for breakfast is Turtle Bay Cafe, dinner La Lunita, Que Onda for pasta, La Cueva Del Pescador for fish, La Buena Vida for happy hour, LoHa for pizza and drinks on the beach. The best is Teresa's "hole in the wall" across the street from Playa Caribe, she made us Ceviche and fish tacos with the barracuda and Mahi Mahi we caught when we went fishing and it was fantastic.
We BBQ when we don't eat out and do our grocery shopping at the Chedraui in Puerto Morelos which is 30 mins drive towards Playa Del Carmen.
Over the years we have visited all the theme parks and this year went to XPLOR which was a lot of fun, get there early to do the Zip Lines first before the crowds arrive.
The snorkeling in Half Moon Bay is like swimming in an aquarium, we also love snorkeling in Akumal and watching the turtles feed off the grass on the sea bed.
Akumal town is within walking distance and very safe to walk at night. We always rent a car so we can travel to different beaches but it's not absolutely necessary.
Joyce Flack has been a wonderful resource over the years and given us so much advice and information on where to go and the rules and regulations when visiting Mexico.
We will be back and I'm sure our friends will be joining us again.
First…Joyce is a wonderful and attentive owner and the property Playa Caribe was maintained and managed beautifully. We were charmed from the time we arrived and truly enjoyed a bit of Paradise during our stay. The condo was beautiful and well equipped, the beds comfortable, the beach relatively quiet. There were excellent restaurants nearby and more than enough activities in the vicinity to entertain our teenage daughter and son and companion. We hope to return in turtle season!
May 10 - December 20, buy 6, get the 7th free @ $195.
Snorkeling in Half Moon Bay, Turtle nesting area on beach summer/fall, Walk to good restaurants, Walking distance to Yal Ku Lagoon, Centrally located to golfing, fishing, many interesting parks, cenotes, Mayan ruins, and Playa del Carmen is 30 minutes away for shopping, Tulum is 20 minutes away for fun eats and drinks