Great place to stay if you want easy, clean LARGE unit. Stocked kitchen makes it easy to save and cook meals. Large deck with table and hammocks overlooking the ocean and stairs to the beach isn't too shabby. 2 pools (1 adult and 1 kid) are very nice and there's a quiet, secluded beach right in front of you. Sea turtles nesting all over the beach. Great snorkeling in front of hotel and about a 15 min walk down the beach. Definitely a place to go if you want the "opposite of Cancun" experience.
Jen from seattle, wa
It all started as a dream - Las Villas Akumal- first existed in the imagination of its creator architect Nicolas Hadjopulos- …More
We love this resort it was our 5th visit to the Grand Oasis. The staff are all accommodating and friendly. Very clean, outdoor areas are kept spotless. Beach is wonderful. Buffet could be better but other restaurants are all good. We are already planning our next visit.
We Loved the quiet atmosphere within the Oasis Tulum Hotel. Everyone was courteous. The buffet was wonderful (large selection) fresh fruit. The servers were great, someone was always there to provide you drinks. The rooms were clean (great air conditioning) and the cleaning staff was very professional. Our room was a standard room garden view. The beach was beautiful, better than some of the other hotels (did not have sand bag wave stops) perfect for snorkeling (lots of fish). You could take long walks in either direction along the beach. The hotel is close to the Tulum ruins, Coba, Akumal and The Playa del Carmen - you could take a bike from the hotel to the main road and catch a local bus. We will be back and would recommend this hotel to all.
Gran Bahia Principe Akumal is a fantastic hotel. We were there last year and some of the staff remembered us. That was a great feeling. The staff can not do enough for you and they do it with a smile. Our rooms were very clean and our bed animals changed every day. We were always excited to see what animal would come next. We had great weather. October is not crowded and we love that. I would bring water shoes just because there is a lot of coral, but the waves were fantastic and we had a lot of fun playing in them.
The food was great we did not get tired of the buffets, something new every night.
I think the best thing is the staff. They could not have been nicer and we did not have any communication problems and we do not speak Spanish. I would tell anyone I knew to go to this hotel.
More than the hotel the service was amazing. Our family has a great memory of the people at Tulum. The hotel was great as well. The beach was rocky in some spots but it was beautiful to walk by the beach and the pools were great. The activities by the pool such as the entertainment and the salsa dance and the water aerobics with the entertaining crew was amazing. The eterntainment team (Israel, Ricardo, Sergio, Alexis...etc) at Tulum were the best. Our family loved them and they made our stay enjoyable. The servers at the buffet were also great. The morning and lunch crew (Imelda and Pedro) and the evening crew (Hipolito, Alex, and Griselda) were amazing. Generro was also warm and caring for each of us at the buffet by the pool. I would definitely go back.
We had a great time. The staff, entertainment, food, service and rooms were fantastic. The only thing that I can complain about is the beach, it is somewhat rocky and while we were there quite a lot of sea weed washed on shore. However, I highly recommend this resort and I would happily return.
This resort does not come with an outstanding beach. But there are not a lot of excellent beaches along the Riviera Maya. If an amazing beach is what you are looking for then you may be better off picking a resort in the Dom Rep, like Punta Cana.
The drinks at this resort were not as good as the ones we've had elsewhere. If you asked for a better tequila for your drink then the bar tender would pull out a bottle with a better label (but still not top shelf), yet even then the drinks were not excellent. Sadly, sometimes the drinks were just plain bad. But that is not what we came for. This place is spectacular, the service very good, the food in the restaurants and the buffet were much better than average for a resort of this size. The pools beautiful, the entertainment very good.
We had a rental car and used the resort as home base for tours of the local ruins, the cenotes, Playa del Carmen, the theme parks (excellent quality by the way). It was a very elegant and inspiring place to return to after a day's activities elsewhere.
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