My husband and I just got back from a week at Villa Dolce Vita, our second time there, and we had a truly enjoyable vacation. Our first time here was January 2007 and it was one of those places that we said we would be back. We travel to different countries and locations so this was our first trip back to this part of Mexico since then and I wouldn't have stayed anywhere else. The owners, Connie and Chris, are great hosts and Soliman Bay is a wonderful quiet place to get away from it all, especially the tourist crowds! Absolutely beautiful, rest and relaxation, enjoy the sun and beach with no big resorts, no lineups, and no one hassling you trying to sell you anything. Villa Dolce Vita is very private, right on the beach, with lush gardens and ambience you just can't get from a big place. Check out the website http://www.villadolcevita.com. Guests can enjoy relaxing by the private pool, under the palapa or on the beach where there are hammocks and comfy beach chairs. Take the kayaks out into the bay, snorkel from the shore, or go for long beach walks. You can walk a long way in either direction if you are game to make your way over the rocks, make sure you take water socks! You can also book a massage with a local masseuse, she came to the Villa and we had our massages right on the beach, wonderful! The breakfasts prepared and served by your hosts are delicious, something different every day, and enough to tide us over until dinner. There are a number of restaurant choices in nearby Tulum, Connie and Chris will make recommendations, our favorite is Oscar y Lalo on the highway just outside the entrance to Soliman Bay and Don Cafeto in Tulum is a must. There is one restaurant on Soliman Bay, the Sahara Cafe, we ate there twice, a bit pricey (by local standards) but the food and service and ambience were excellent, lots of choice on the menu, and you can walk there. We also went to the supermarket in Tulum to pick up a few snacks and other essentials (beer, wine). When we were here the first time we did quite a bit of sightseeing as you are close to many attractions, this time we did not plan to do very much and never did get around to going to a few of the places I would go back to (such as the ruins at Tulum) because we just did not feel like straying too far from the Villa. You really are best off with renting a car and the only minor complaint is that the wi-fi is a bit patchy but that is not unusual in out of the way places. Highly recommend!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Dolce Vita - Soliman Bay Hotel Soliman Bay
- Villa Dolce Vita - Soliman Bay Mexico