We stayed with our children and grandchildren at Las Casitas for a week earlier this month. We bought food for our breakfasts and lunches and ate dinner out. The beach out front was beautiful and was soft sand, with a lot of fish swimming near the reefs. Not only was the beach out front great, but there was a beach right next door that was roped off (to keep boats out- a big safety feature) where we snorkeled and saw the sea turtles.
We rented a large casita (there were six of us), and it was on two levels- the lower level had the kitchen and living room and the upper level had two bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. The master bedroom had a balcony and a beautiful view, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The other bedroom had two double beds. This arrangement worked out well for us.
We really enjoyed the quiet of Akumal and the privacy of the beach. The Casitas are located at the North end of the Bay of Akumal, and are within walking distance of the small shops in the town. (For a better buy on groceries, there is a bridge across the highway into the original town of Akumal that has better prices, though not a great selection.) There is a much bigger store, like a Walmart, down south on Highway 307, opposite the road to Coba -signs on the east side of the highway point to a "supermarket." The supermarket part has a great selection of groceries, some wines and liquors, and the prices are MUCH lower than in any of the shops in Akumal. It also has a bunch of ATM machines.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully furnished homes, nestled among lush private gardens overlooking the calm turquoise waters of Akumal Bay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Las Casitas Akumal Hotel Akumal
- Las Casitas Akumal Riviera Maya, Mexico