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Nah Uxibal Villa and Casitas
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I honestly cannot imagine anyone not falling in love with this place. We plan on booking for next year as soon as possible. Middle of March- prime spring break time- and we found a place where we could be all alone on a secluded beach, just 75 minutes from the Cancun airport. This place attracts an older crowd, but it was also perfect for us and our 4-year-old. She could have free range on the beach and we never worried about her. The bay is shallow and calm. We took her out in a kayak, which she loved too. I am worried about letting the secret out about this place- everyone will want to come here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We recently returned from our third trip to Nah Uxibal and our second time staying in Ka'an. What a wonderful place. Unbelievable views (especially from the third floor bedroom), great breezes and Mimi the resident dog kept us great company. Lu'um Ka'an is the newest building on the property and is a very comfortable villa with great kitchen and dining areas, and is overall a very lovely place. As others have said, the birds can be a bit loud in the morning but with the amazing sunrises over the bay, you should be up early anyway! I've also read that others have commented on their accommodations being a bit run down and I'm surprised at that, because we've stayed in the casitas and they were wonderful as well. Javier and Victoria were gracious and friendly as always, and kept the place spotless. They are wonderful, warm people and we really enjoy their company. This year Javier hacked up some coconuts for us so that we could play coconut bocci on the beach.
Soliman Bay is a very peaceful and safe area, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to Tulum that you can jump in your car and be in town in 10 minutes. (If you go to Tulum, get off the beaten track; some of the best eats and drinks are down the many side streets in town.) The snorkeling is fantastic, especially out at the reef, which you can kayak out to and tie off to a buoy while you snorkel. Jeannette (the owner) runs this place extremely well, follows up immediately and is always helpful with information and tips. We can't wait to be back again next year.

Room Tip: Lu'um Ka'an has the best beach area - it's more secluded
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have been to Mexico many times and this place was the best! Clean, beautiful, wonderful caretakers, and the bay was spectacular. If you want peace, quiet, and some relaxation this is the place for you. Watch the sunrise, kayak, swim and snorkel. We will return!

Room Tip: I liked the cabanas right next to the beach.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed for 6 nights in the Lu'um room which is the ground floor of the new house next to the casitas. The photos on the website don't do it justice. The view from the place was wonderful--all blue water and white sand (see my photo). We could hear people on either side of us but the breeze blocked most noise other than clanking dishes. The apt was spacious with windows on 4 sides, breezy and cool. No need for AC in February. There are 4 ceiling fans if you do get hot and all the windows have screens. The windows are louvered so you can block the light or wind. No bugs at all except a few teensy ants in the kitchen. There is a private patio on each side: one has 3 comfy chairs and the other has a dining table with 4 chairs. The bathroom has a nice stone shower, one stone sink and great ventilation. There was plenty of hot water and good water pressure. There is a flat screen TV with Mexican stations and many DVDs and paperback books to read. There is a sectional couch in the living room area. The kitchen is nicely designed with a large breakfast bar that seats 4. It's stocked with all the pots, plates and utensils one could need. Previous renters left behind many condiments, varieties of tea, salsa, etc. We didn't have to buy much at the grocery except perishables. We used the communal BBQ several times--it's near the pool so we took a dip while the food cooked. The wireless connection was good but didn't stretch much past the patio.
We had our bit of beach to ourselves. The bay is gorgeous and the water is pretty calm. We walked way out into the water and only got up to our waist. There are hammocks, chairs and chaise lounges to choose from. Take some shade under the trees or full sun as you wish. Javier dutifully cleans the beach and rakes the sand at 7:30 each morning. There are both single and double kayaks, life jackets, fins, even a few inflatable rafts. The only day we felt uncomfortable on the beach was when Lucia set up her massage table close by.
The below-mentioned birds did make a racket early in the morning but like the mullah in Morocco, we didn't hear them by day 3. It reminded us we were in a foreign land. We enjoyed the hermit crabs that scampered across the walk paths at night. And we loved spending time with Mimi, a dog that lives 2 doors down. She's 12 and lounges on the beach and tears up coconuts. You do need to rent a car to get groceries unless you want to eat at Chamico's down the beach or Sahara (at Hotel Jashita) for every meal.
We had a wonderful relaxing trip that was better than expected. Jeanette has created a happy place that we highly recommend.

Room Tip: Lu'um is private because there is a high fence on the south and the house on the north is far aw...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Soliman Bay is very relaxing, quiet bay. We booked in Soliman Bay to get away from hustle and bustle of Playa and Tulum - mission accomplished. The owners were very, very helpful in sending us all kinds of information we really appreciated and used well to our advantage in driving around. With their direction, place was easy to find although you would never know they exist from the main highway. Well secured and safe. Few small rentals and few nice homes are on beachfront. Place is little run down but Javier and his wife keep it maintained nicely.

We were assigned to K'in room, a bachelor room on the left side of the building if you are looking from the entrance of the building. First day we were in the room, we were being eaten alive so sprayed bug repellant like hell all over the room and that helped. They have many repeated visitors here, mostly older couples, really lovely people to meet and hang out with. We really enjoyed the bay and the people. Only problem is the birds. There are lot of birds between Javier's house and our room, and at the first sign of dawn (5am/3am PST), these birds-comparable to crows in the US, start squawking away extra loud for hours. When I say loud, I mean speaker at full blast kind of loud. There is absolutely no way to sleep past 5-5:30am, so make sure you are naturally early riser, or you can sleep like the dead, or you just love any bird sounds even at the extra loud volume. A couple, repeated visitors, told us that it wasn't like that before. They said they were "never awakened so rudely by birds before" so I assume that this is something that developed past few years. On this trip, we stayed in Playacar, right next to a bird sanctuary/reserve, and Punta Allen where we were surrounded by miles and miles of protected virgin forest/green but did not have this problem at all. Only here, unfortunately. This was our last 3 nights in Quintanaroo area so we came back exhausted from waking up 3am PST (we are from the west coast) each day. We made best of it by going out on the beach, waiting for the beautiful sunrise, and they do have wonderful sunrise. It is a great place and would be more wonderful if people who want to sleep little longer can have option to do so. Sometimes, you just can't have it all, I guess.

Room Tip: beachfront casitas? There are two.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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JeannetteSkip, Owner at Nah Uxibal Villa and Casitas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Ah yes.......the squawking birds. Their sounds are truly horrific to wake to when they come to pay us a visit at Uxibal, which luckily is rare. These birds are a small brown bird in a flock that change roosting locations every few days. Our guess is that the fruiting Chit trees native to the area is what attracts them. Soon after these guests visited Javier cleaned out the berries from all of these native trees (of which we have many at Nah Uxibal) as he does every year. This year he was a little late doing so and unfortunately it cost these guests some sleep. Our apologies and sympathies go out to this guest as well as the others that experienced the "morning exuberance" of these uninvited and undesirable guests.
One of the things that is so special about Nah Uxibal is that nature is still very strong and intact, which Skip and I as owners feel a responsibility to work hard to preserve and protect. It is always a tricky balance, man vs nature and even these obnoxious birds are important to the area and have their place, but if we can help it, it won't be at Nah Uxibal. Javier will continue to keep the chit trees free of fruit in the spring (and be sure to do it early) to encourage them to find another place to roost at night and greet the morning without disturbing the sleep of our guests.

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Staying in Nax Uxibal was one of our highlights on our holiday. We arrived late in the evening and woke up into paradise. Amazing!!! We stayed in casita HA where you can lay in your bed and see the sea, which is exactly 38 steps from the bed, counted myself :)
The place is peaceful, chill and offers every confort you need. You might need a car though as to make your shoppings or get into town. We always took taxi, which was also fine. And the view??? You can't have enough...

Javier and Victoria are very peaceful and kind people. Thank you once more for amazing experience, we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Casita HA or IK would be our choice again.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful romantic escape in one of the casitas. We came back with friends and kids and had a great family vacation in the big house. Definitely book a massage with Lucia, she is very skilled and will help you get into vacation mode quick! We've traveled a lot and this is definitely the best place we've ever stayed.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Soliman Bay | Tankah 4, Fraccion 6, lotes 6&7, Soliman Bay 77780, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Soliman Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Soliman Bay
Price Range: £73 - £327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come relax in a hammock, listen to the sea, feel the warm breeze and the soft white sand between your toes. Let the beauty and magic of the Maya Riviera sink deep into your bones, restoring your energy and your love of life. Great for your honeymoon, anniversary, or just celebrating life together as a couple or as a family Nah Uxibal can prvide just the right accomodations for a perfect vacation. Right on the water in the romantic beachfront casitas with thier magnificent views. The front decks are a perfect place to sip a margarita, watch the sunrise or hang out in the hammock with a good book. Larger groups can enjoy tbe Main House, with it's large outside terrace, beautiful views, and spacious rooms all under a gorgeous 35ft high round palapa roof. You may rent the just number of bedrooms you need, from 2 to 7, all with king beds, private baths and ceiling fans. Come and enjoy Nah Uxibal, the snorkeling and the beach are incredible You will love it, everyone does! ... more   less 
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