After having a wish list of balcony with sunrise view, pool for 8 year old boy and sound of the sea when lying in bed to fall asleep to, was so happy to find Playa Caribe villa number 5.
Stayed October 2018 so late review but am looking to visit again in 2021. Beds were so comfortable ceiling fans and air con very effective and beautiful bathrooms.
Fantastic to be able to sit on balcony and be able to see the pool.
Staff were great, very helpful.
Security at night excellent felt safe and secure at all times.
Walkable into main Akumal but next time we would hire bikes as the walk can be a bit hot at times.
Annie the owner was very helpful.
PERFECT condo #9, better than an all-inclusive, would rent again
We have always stayed at all-inclusive resorts in our previous visits to the area. We are very glad we tried out a condo this time. Playa Caribe is located right about the middle of Half Moon Bay which makes it a fairly equal trek to Yalku or to Akumal Bay. The reservation process was very smooth. Unit (#9) accommodated our family of four very comfortably. The condo was spotless and beautifully furnished. Our balcony overlooked the pool and the gorgeous ocean, but it was never noisy, and it was great to have a pool to cool off in. Glad we chose to stay at a condo that had one, since many of the others nearby did not. We walked down to Akumal Bay every morning for breakfast before the tour groups took over, and are happy to report that the reef and the turtles seem to be surviving okay, as we saw all sorts of sea life. Lots of stunning coral and shells, and some fish. We were able to find loungers and palapas every day. It was very comfortable to be on the beach, away from people. We arrived from Mérida, so didn't have a chance to stop at a supermarket before heading to Akumal. There was a basket of goodies waiting for us (chips, salsa, popcorn, cookies, etc) and we easily found Midway Market-- right across the main street. I would rent here again in a heartbeat. We don't think we'll ever return to an All Inclusive) again-- Playa Caribe #9 was exactly what we wanted!
Stayed in #7. This is our second visit. First trip was couples and this trip was our family, includes 2 boys age 10 & 13. #7 has been perfect for our needs both times. Our view is spectacular (jungle from balcony on one side, ocean on the other) and the unit is perfectly comfortable. The beds are great, linens are comfy and well supplied. Our boys loved the pool and spent tons of time there, and we sat enjoying the shade and the view. We love having such wonderful staff! Agustin has never failed to suggest the perfect outing for whatever our needs are. We love having the kitchen or breakfasts, cold drinks and evening snacks, we ate at the local eateries otherwise. #7s owners think of everything! Even a cooler for your day trips!
We just had a wonderful 6 day vacation in Half-moon Bay, while staying in Condo #8 at the Playa Caribe complex. I highly recommend staying in this unit. It has a fantastic view from inside and the balcony overlooks the bay. It was such a beautiful, peaceful setting and listening to the waves was very relaxing. The unit has everything you have at home so our every need was met. We didn't want for anything! The condo was very clean and well cared for and the staff was very friendly and helpful with daily maid service, property manager on site, and security staff. We spent a lot of time in the pool, which was the perfect place to spend several hours in the afternoon. The ocean offered warm water and easy swimming, along with several other activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Golf is just a short drive away. There are restaurants and shopping within easy walking distance from the condo. There are so many things to see and do in the area, we just needed more time to do them all. This is an awesome place to bring the family or friends and the two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and fully stocked kitchen make it an extremely comfortable place to stay. We enjoyed staying in Akumal because it allowed us to avoid the crowds and rush of other areas like Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, and Cancun. We much preferred the more peaceful atmosphere and smaller town of Akumal. I cannot recommend this place enough. It's great for a fun filled Mexican adventure!
For prospective, you need to know that my permanent home is Chicago. For me nothing is better than the sound of pounding waves and the ever present cool breeze coming in off the ocean. We are staying in the number 8 Condo and the views from the three, 3rd story balconies are unobstructed and spectacular. The ocean is ablaze with color and on a good day you can see turtles, rays and coral reefs. Playa Caribe is in the middle of Half moon bay so you have mostly sand beach going in both directions. Besides the many restaurants in Akumal, there are several very good, on the beach restaurants, within walking distance from the condo. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, condo was clean and well appointed with daily maid service. It includes a kitchen adequately equipped for meal preparation. The common areas on the beach have comfortable seating with a clean and appealing pool if you don't prefer salt water. Half moon bay provides everything snorkelers could want. The staff were friendly and ever willing to answer our questions and service our needs.