Fantastic ocean front Spa retreat
This all inclusive Wellness retreat is the real deal! Yoga and meditation classes included all day long!!!
Everyone and everything was fantastic
Good stay for money
Snorkeling. Staff. Activities. Restaurants. Penthouse suite! Overall, it was a good stay for the price but we probably won't return in the near future.
Seaweed was definitely an issue for about 4 of our 8 days. Staff work all day to clean but it's still bad from morning to 1ish. Hotel is a little older but well maintained.
Traveled in June for 8 nights. Wonderful staff, very friendly. Only had a little bit of trouble finding space at the beach or by the pools - but we did hear the hotel was at capacity. No problems with our room, which was on the bottom floor of building 2, but heard about flooding in other rooms during the storm that hit. It was worth it not to have any room issues, but our room was super close to the snack bar and main pool, so not a great view. Was nice to walk easily out of our patio door and to the pool or bar though. Loved the yoga instructor for vinyasa yoga - wish I remembered his name - he was a really terrific instructor and the location/view was out of this world. For an hour a day you could rent free snorkeling gear from the hotel, but I recommend bringing your own so you can be out in the water with the sea turtles for hours. Lots of tour groups, so the best time to go is early in the morning, but we went out many afternoon and still saw plenty of turtles, rays, and fish, without being crowded. The food at the a la carte restaurants was great - our favorites were the Mexican and the Gourmet (just skip the chicken at the gourmet). Restaurants were all small though, so we heard there were frequently long waits to eat dinner at any of them (though we usually went at the beginning of service ~ 6 or 630pm and were seated immediately). The made to order eggs for breakfast and pasta for lunch and dinner at the buffet were excellent. The sushi bar was so so and very slow service. I think I got very sick from eating a mushroom at the Japanese/Peruvian restaurant (it was just about the only thing I ate that my boyfriend did not eat that day). The room service was included with all-inclusive 24/7 and usually very good (though it varied from day to day with regards to quality, quantity, and even ingredients for the same menu item).
Great vacation place, off the beaten path
We loved the snorkeling, saw lots of fish and turtles everyday. Although sparce, the rooms were very comfortable, the jacuzzi is a nice idea but we never used it. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Overall the food was OK, some we liked some we didn't. We ate most of the time at the buffet because of the variety. We did not like the sushi restaurant of the asian fusion. The brazilian restaurant was pretty good once we learned to ask for rare and medium rare pieces, otherwise the meat was so overcooked it was like leather. Our biggest disappointment was the lack of Mexican food, there was chips and guacamole but would have liked more variety of local foods.
A little off
Really wanted to like but...On first day, requested quiet room but was put near large construction site. Was told that it would be quiet because it was holiday week and not construction would occur. Jackhammers started and 7 a.m. and continued until 7:30 at night. Called to ask why they told me that information, and they didn't have an answer but said the hotel was full and I would have to wait the next day. I called the next day and got the same answer. On the THIRD day, I went to the front desk and told them that I was told I could be moved that day. The front desk said no because others were being moved first. The front desk had no record of these phone calls. I felt lied to and manipulated. They also moved be finally to a room where the fan rattled continuously even when turned off. Hard to sleep.
We will go back in a heart beat once construction
The resort is a wonderful size. The staff are fabulous. The food is flavourful. The location is superb. The jacuzzi tub on the patio is a great idea. Every room faces a beautiful ocean view. The snorkelling and swimming were beyond our expectations. Who knew sushi on the pool deck would be such a great idea? Very firm but soft mattresses.
We were not warned that construction was ongoing and we could not sleep later than 7:00 due to the noise. The room patio only has one chair and we asked for two but none was forthcoming. We were locked out of our room due to a malfunctioning electronic lock and it took well over one hour to have the boss return to the hotel and open our door. Smoking is allowed on room patios and as non smokers we did NOT enjoy our neighbours nasty habit. Double beds instead of queen size made it difficult for my 6'3" hubby to get comfortable - they should find some way to put the two beds together.
Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort is located on beachfront property just 4.5 miles from Kantenah Bay and 5 miles from Xcacel-Xcacelito, which is famous for its sea turtle sanctuary.
Each of the resort's villas is air-conditioned and consists of three bedrooms, a seating area, a dining area, and a full kitchen complete with a toaster, microwave, and oven. The villas have balconies with beautiful ocean views. Guests can also relax in the terraced garden on the property. Free WiFi is available in each villa and throughout the Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort, including the pool areas. Free public parking is also available, however, reservations are not an option.
Popular attractions within 10 miles of Akumal Bay Beach Wellness Resort include Kantenah Bay, Xel Ha, and Cenote Dos Ojos. For those who don’t mind traveling a bit further, the Tulum Ruins, Tulum Archeological Site, and Tulum Bus Station are within a 15-mile radius. The Tulum Ruins are the third most visited archeological site in Mexico and are located on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The site is home to several artisan stands, a bookstore, a museum, a restaurant, and several bathrooms.
Akumal Beach offers many activities, including boat rides, sailing, snorkeling tours, eco tours, fishing, and Caribbean scuba diving packages. The white sand beach and turquoise water of the Caribbean makes it a popular place to relax and enjoy the fresh air.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
Kids can run around and let off steam at the playground, where there is no shortage of interactive toys and slides to enjoy. There is also a children’s club, a dedicated area created for youngsters to explore with supervised activities. Designed to provide a safe environment for kids, the zero entry pool has shallow depths which are perfect for splashing around.
Keep active while away on holiday with daily stand-up paddle board yoga classes. The intensive yoga variation is conducted on water, where your stabilization and balance will be tested like never before. The heart-pumping session will push you to your limits, just make sure you wear a pair of bathers in case you fall in the water. Standard yoga, meditation, pranayama, vipassana and core energy classes are also run, with experienced trainers guiding you through the lessons.
Reserve a Junior Suite and prepare for a life of luxury. The spacious suites feature an outdoor hot tub, where you can relax and unwind in delicate privacy. Boasting walk-in showers and eco-friendly toilets, the hotel provides a deluxe lifestyle while caring for the local community. Sleek travertine floors create an elegant vibe, meaning you’ll feel like a star from the moment you check in.
Treat your taste buds to an array of cuisines at dedicated restaurants that serve local Mexican, French, Brazilian and Asian food. The lively eateries use premium quality ingredients and are inclusive in the cost of your stay. There is also a sushi bar down by the beach, providing the ability to dine on delicious Japanese dishes as you watch the sunset. Room service is available 24h per day, meaning your late night snacks will always be just a quick phone call away.
Head over to the disco lounge for an energetic atmosphere and live music once it gets dark. The lounge is also home to a theatre and hosts performances on stage, make sure you check the program to find out what’s on during your trip. Open from 9:00 pm and staying open until the early hours of the morning, you’ll have ample opportunity to have a dance and socialize.
The drive from Cancun International Airport to the resort takes roughly 1h 15m, thus grabbing a rental car once you land is a popular choice. Major global agencies such as Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo have counters at the airport, located in the baggage claim area of the terminals. The drive along the Yucatan Peninsula is simply divine, where there is the option of stopping over in Playa del Carmen for lunch and a look around.
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort is located at Km 104 Carr. Cancun-Chetumal, 0.5 miles from the centre of Akumal. Akumal Beach is the closest landmark to Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort.
Yes, Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort offers free parking.
No, Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort is 26.4 miles from Cozumel. Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort is 52.8 miles from Cancún.
Yes, Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort has a pool on-site.