We honeymooned at Sunset Fisherman’s Village. One of the best aspects about Fisherman’s is that it has condos to rent but if you are lazy you can still enjoy the all inclusive option (though the food isn’t very good at all). Our condo that we rented was 351, and it was definitely true to its ocean view description. The condo was beautiful and had a very well-equipped kitchen, which worked out really well. We would often cook breakfast and lunch in our condo and then walk 10 minutes along the beach into town and go to one of the many restaurants for dinner.
The condo had two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Air conditioning worked very well, and we heard no noises from downstairs (either in the pools, at the restaurant, or along the beach) once inside.
Traveling to Fisherman’s: The best option is the bus ($8 per person). True story- the shuttles you can get at the airport seem ok but they cost about $30+ per person and they have to stop along the way to drop other off at their resorts. And these resorts are just not a quick stop. Most are 5 to 10 minutes off the main road, whereas the bus will take you to 5th Avenue (the middle of town) and you just have to walk 10 minutes or take a $5 USD cab ride to the resort. (We found that you could also negotiate cab fare with most of the drivers.)
Service- so since you are renting a private condo you have to contact a separate guy about having the condo cleaned. He is super nice but very difficult to get in touch with. It wasn’t a big deal, but we couldn’t get someone to clean out unit until the 5th day of our 7 day trip. Also since you are not renting directed from Fisherman’s, you tend to be treated like second class. While they can hook you up with the deals they give their guests, they’ll require you to sit in on a half-day seminar about buying one of their condos beforehand. They will let you use towels, bikes, kayaks and other stuff for free without any hassle; it’s just when you want to rent a car or get info about other outings that they become less helpful. Best advice- go into town, rent a car, and just drive down to coast to Tulum. There are several awesome freshwater swimming holes along the way, some of which you may have to pay to get into. We were never certain on whether or not you actually have to pay, or whether they see vacationers coming and tell them that they have to pay, assuming that they don’t know any better.
Overall, Fisherman’s is a great place for a vacation; close enough to town for an easy 10 minute walk and far enough away that you can’t hear the noise and smell the restaurants of Playa.
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