We rented directly from the owners. They were very responsive and full of good information. We even had a nice welcome letter and gift upon arrival. Pick up of keys and management service 2 minute walk up the road. You can find them on VRBO or ecobeachresort.com
Unit #1 was very private. Empty lot next door so we only had neighbors on one side. We walked right onto the sand from our ground level condo, floor to ceiling windows. This was the best part.
Ideally suited for 2 couples, each of us had a private bathroom. Evidently this condo can be rented as a single unit so there is plenty of privacy between the 2 bedrooms.
We used the kitchen for every meal with the exception of 2. There is purified water available in large quantities. Housekeeping service was outstanding. They will change sheets and towels during your stay, but you must request. It comes with daily housekeeping service.
Great snorkeling about a 5 minute walk down the beach to the left. We enjoyed this much more than Akumal Bay. Fewer people and more sea life in the water.
We had a car, but if you do not, and wish to walk to town, restaurants etc, it takes about 15 minutes along the road. Not a lot of traffic and quite enjoyable.
You can have someone come in and cook for you. We did this one night when we had local guests. It was fine, but a bit pricey. She actually brought food in. No cooking done on site so it felt more like a delivery of Dominos pizza. We could have easily gone to the little restaurant right outside our door for take away food at half the price. Next time.
Something to think about depending on what kind of traveler you are...
If you plan on cooking a lot like we did, I would suggest bringing your own knives. This unit could also use an extra cutting board and perhaps salad bowl. There were no condiments to speak of. Bring your own spices. There is a BBQ, but it is not a gas BBQ. Buy charcoal before arrival if you intend on using it. Beach towels are provided at the condo, you do not need to bring. No shortage of lounge chairs and there is quite a selection of children's beach toys and boogie boards inside the condo.
We found the water for showering to be the hottest in the morning. Lukewarm in the afternoon when returning from the beach. Not really an issue because the outside temperature was quite warm when we were there.
Bottom line? Would we recommend this specific condo and condo complex? Absolutely.
- Also Known As:
- Playa Blanca Condominiums Hotel Akumal
- Playa Blanca Condominiums Riviera Maya, Mexico - Akumal