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Balamku Inn on the Beach
Ranked #4 of 23 Mahahual B&B and Inns
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Ajijic, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazed”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

After procrastinating for a while and after reading some of the latest reviews I have finally sat down to do mine; I met T & Manny a few years ago and was amazed at how they turned Schooners into one of the best places on the Mexican west coast so when they told me they were headed to the Yucatan peninsula to run an inn I just had to go and see what this was all about.
Balamku Inn on the Beach is a great place , green, off the beaten path but with all the amenities I look for when on holyday i.e. peaceful, clean, right on the beach with great service and big smiles from everyone that works there .
I never thought that breakfast would be such an event but the twins and T can do that and make it the meal of the day I just wish the feast could go on all day but sadly we had to go out for dinner as they don’t have a full restaurant on the premises .
Have to say that my friends have formed a great service team there, one that looks after guests as if they are family so we were spoiled rotten, have to admit they have done it once again and soon it will be a destination.
Every paradise has its flaws like the sea grass that tickles when swimming or the fact that sea currents deposit lots of garbage on the Mahahual beaches or that the vendors on the board walk pester you constantly or the fact that the ATMs are only replenished if the cruise ship docks so you are forced to carry and conceal a big wad of cash as very few places take credit cards but in the end this is Mexico and that’s what we love, so be prepared and enjoy.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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14 Thank Jean G
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balamku, Manager at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Many folks come to Balamku without knowing our team and leave feeling like you do...part of an extended group of friends! So thank you for these kind words. Luckily Balamku is on a private beach south of town so we can control the beach and of course, have no vendors. Complete privacy.
Hope you visit again
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Chetumal, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

i spent a few days in this heavenly hotel.
i live in chetumal so i can go more often.
Is relaxing and the host ( Many and T ) are very helpful and friendly.
Very attentive staff and superb breakfast.
i recommend it, and if you need some a recommendation from some places Many and T are always ready to help.
Thanks Balamku

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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15 Thank Giovana C
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Muchas gracias por este comentarios
We hope to see you and more folks from Chetumal QR as you have known Costa MAya for a very long time. This area has been your beach retreat for years!
Glad you found us and our team of bilingual managers
hasta luego
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

What an awesome place! Natural, calm, relaxing and well run, all our expectations surpassed, we had a wonderful time and the personnal goes out of their way to make you feel at home, T and Manny are the fun warm couple that manages this awesome ocean front oasis.
Our beach was constantly cleaned by a couple of attentive and ever smiling guys who even got us a kayak for the day, how could we not stay an extra day.
Will be back.

Room Tip: Higher floor great ocean breeze
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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12 Thank Laura M
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
We look forward to your return and thank you so much for your kind comments. The staff here is fabulous!
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Minnesota, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is Mahajual Mexico, not Northern Europe nor a big US city. That is why you go there! If you see a lizard or a mosquito that is natural in a rural area. I cannot add anything better than what is said by the other Excellent rating reviews - and I do not give out many. This place has the perfect balance of price to location/amenities.

The managers are excellent and know the area very well and also have a deep understanding of the impact of a growing tourist business on a small Mexican village.

Room Tip: A taxi into town is only 60 pesos, and the managers are glad to call one for you anytime. Most of th...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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13 Thank ScubaSkeeter
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Small is indeed why people return; and private; and without a public walk way in front of your room and without sellers on the beach.
thank you for taking time to add your comments for others to understand Balamku even more.
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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We arrived at Balamku in February this year intending to stay 2 days, but instead stayed 5 as we were so impressed. The place is serene and well run in spite of the fact that the previous managers Shirley and Art (who were great) were in the process of leaving and Manny and Teresa (equally great) were taking over, so we were lucky to get double attention! The serene atmosphere, the efficient and friendly service, the clean circular cabanas all facing the ocean and the fabulous breakfasts all contributed to a lovely stay. In addition, the hotel is ecologically run and dependent on rain, solar and wind power. We would come back again and again.

Room Tip: Not near the wind tower because of the noise if you are a light sleeper. All rooms face the ocean b...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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12 Thank a1b2c3d4traveler
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
wonderful for us to have such great guests! "Serene" is what we aim for. Please do come again!
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montréal, Qc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

If you want to offer yourself à calm place, where you can read in à hamac océan front habitation, kayak and snorkeling or just relax, you Will also be under the charm of this place ! The personnal is very respectuous and do everything to give you all the place ! You canot Find more discrétion ! Nô noise, you Will sleep like babys ! You want to GO back in civilisation ? The village is 5km away ! The hosts are just fabulous ! They give you the best informations you want on anything... Could be restos, snorkeling or where to Find the best honey ! Thanks to Thérèsa and Manny they are exactly like you would like every hosts to be !

Room Tip: All the habitations are in front of the sea. Our favorite is #6 !!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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12 Thank NiNiClinto
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
What a delightful review! thank you for taking the time to explain what it feels like to be at Balamku. Your stories are wonderful and make us proud of our little slice of heaven.
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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Manny and his wife (Tere) are wonderful hosts and run one of the nicest and cleanest hotels I've ever had the pleasure of staying at. The rooms are very reasonably priced and if take into account the included DELICIOUS breakfast, it is true bargain! I will be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank TheoMassapequa
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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you for your enthusiasm for Balamku! Glad you loved our famous breakfasts and the ambiance of our staff. Hope you will return for more!
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Property: Balamku Inn on the Beach
Address: 5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mahahual
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balamku is a small ecological hotel that offers beautiful rooms all facing the Sea and directly on the beach. We guarantee privacy, tranquility and excellent service. Since we are 6 kms south of Mahahual, our hotel is never noisy or crowded. We do not work with cruise ship folks so privacy is never compromised. The newly improved beach road makes access to town easy in less than 10 minutes. Kayaks are free to explore the reef just metres from our beach for great snorkeling. Large breakfasts are included as well as taxes.Enjoy the Caribbean Sea away from the crowds and relax in our natural environment.Please join us for private YOGA here or in town. Exceptional experience! Look for our YOGA retreats on FB ... more   less 
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