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Way nicer than Akumal beach

This bay is super chill and has better snorkeling than Akumal. We snorkeled every day and saw lots... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bellevue, Washington
Beautiful bay

We love walking Akumal North and visiting Half Moon Bay. So many beautiful homes and condos on the... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Youngstown, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This bay is super chill and has better snorkeling than Akumal. We snorkeled every day and saw lots of fish and cool looking corral formations as well. Some good restaurants here as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wes336
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw rave reviews, but when we visited the sea was quite rough (on shore wind), and there were lots of rocks for a long time before sand was reached. We did not visit the main Akumel beach, but would not rush back here (although...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a beach to go lay out and soak in the rays. Its rocky and a TON of seaweed. Not, the lush green seaweed we see on West coast of the US, but thick bushels of seaweed. it lines the coast line like a wall....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Not, by any means, a swimming beach - DONT BE FOOLED! Our hotel had misleading pictures and was very disappointing to see that we couldnt swim at our own beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 159sherif
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We love walking Akumal North and visiting Half Moon Bay. So many beautiful homes and condos on the bay, and we love sitting at La Buena Vida sipping Tequilla while overlooking Half Moon Bay.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank jgrohio
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful not crowded beach my condo sat right in the middle and I loved it. A turtle nesting area so many turtle nests were marked

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Love Akumal and especially Half Moon Bay. Beautiful beach, good snorkeling and safe, freindly location. You have access to good restaurants and shops, but are away from the crowds found farther up the coast toward Cancun. Highly recommend one of the condos here for families...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank RugbyGuy1087
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I was staying in Akumal and walked over to try half-moon bay. I would not recommend it based on my trip. 1. The walk is not far but it is very precarious. Lots of sharp rocks. I didn't see an easy paved or dirt path...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank gvfarns
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stayed in HMB for 2 weeks and unfortunately this was not the place to be as far as the seaweed situation this year. We were right in the middle of the bay and we would’ve had a beautiful view of the water, but it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pjulib
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Just returned from a 7 day trip to HMB. Also stayed there 13 years ago, so would like to share my experiences with fellow travelers. First, the grass is bad in many, many places along the YP. The intensity seems to vary - based on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Marg T
29 March 2018|
Response from Babaloumi |
when looking at pictures of half moon bay, make sure you look at date taken. We just got back and housing was great beach and waters edge was terrible and getting worse sorry
Marg T
29 March 2018|
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Response from TravelTalkDeborah | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 bays in Akumal plus the lagoon. I highly recommend taking children to the lagoon. It's clear, no waves, fish near the entrance of the lagoon where the water is brackish, etc. Our kids loved it and we have gone... More
Deborah S
9 March 2018|
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Response from MargaretNicole | Reviewed this property |
The Tulum beach area seemed like a huge hassle to me because when we drove to the gates of Sian Kaan Park, you had to drive through a huge and lengthy traffic jam. Also, that area had plenty of restaurants etc, but no real... More