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Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Akumal Caribe

Carretera Puerto Juarez - Tulum km 104, Akumal, Quintana Roo 77737, Mexico See on Map

Hotel Akumal Caribe was the first resort and beach club in this paradise-like beach town just an-hour drive south of Cancun. It has a privileged location right in front of the sea, and offers a wide range of accommodations from traditional hotel rooms, to the more spacious bungalows, all the way to a selection of condos and villas. When looking for a place in Akumal, this resort definitely has to be in the conversation.

room

While décor is flat and a bit outdated, the rooms are all bright and well-equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, and balcony or terrace. Some rooms enjoy ocean views and the beach stops right at their terrace. Many rooms include a small kitchenette, fridge, microwave oven and purified drinking water, which will save the family of spending on dining out.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Hotel rooms and bungalows don’t include television.

bathroom

The bathrooms come with enough space, single vanity sink and shower. River-stones design on the mirrors or Mayan-style drawings on the sink tiles, give them a tropical touch. They all share a homely feeling.

lobby

Once you arrive at Hotel Akumal Caribe you will have to pass through a Mayan-like gate to get into a much less grandiose lobby. This area has an office-like feeling with a décor that is at times quaint, and at times kitsch. However, it’s functional with enough seating options and lots of information on nearby attractions.

pool

A beachfront swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees, three rows of comfy loungers and a couple of shaded hammocks. A small waterfall is the highlight of the area.

spa

Akumal Caribe has some brand new Bungalow Spa Rooms, which are a few steps their own Budha Garden Spa and include preferential rates for any Spa service, which include a variety of massages and beauty treatments with Mayan influences. They even have a Special Spa Menu with healthy food and drinks options, to provide the full detox experience.

dining

The Lolha restaurant is an ocean front palapa snack bar, with a rich fusion of Mexican and international cuisines. The setting is casual with no dress code and the views are spectacular.

Ask for the pre-paid meal plan options, which will save you some money and may make you feel at an all-inclusive resort.

drinking

The Lolha Beach Bar happy hour is a tradition in the area and the best time of the day to meet other guests or even some local visitors. By night, there is usually a live show to enjoy while tasting an exotic cocktail or simply a cold beer by the beach.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Hotel Akumal Caribe is only 70 minutes away from Cancun International Airport. You may rent a car at the airport or use taxis or shares transportation to get to the hotel. Akumal is not a great metropoli, so if you are not planning on going beyond its boundaries, you may get everywhere on foot.Taxis or Public transportation will take you to other popular spots on the Riviera Maya.

Restaurants

Taverna Akumal (3-minute walk) has surely the best pizza in Akumal. It’s a good place to be brave and try Mexican, spicy food with milder combinations. La Buena Vida (15-minute walk) is a favorite beach restaurant in Akumal and with really good Mexican classics.


Bars

KSM Beach Club (15-minute drive) is quiet during a day and bustling at night; a perfect combination. They have everything you will ask a beach club to have, and they are on one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Pasito Tun Tun (25-minute walk) is a chic and cozy bar in Tulum with live music at night.

WHY WE LIKE IT

A diversity of accommodations offers something for everybody. It’s an excellent option for a long stay or a group vacation. The ground floor terraces step directly into the white sand beach.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
On the beach
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 984-875-9012

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