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Sea grass!

We stayed in a condo on the Beach. Sea grass was there our whole stay and formed a 2 foot barrier... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
TandD1988
,
Guelph, Canada
Condo on the Beach

It was a dream come true to stay in a condo where you are right on the sand. However, this bay is... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
connie071
,
Canada
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Akumal, Mexico

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We stayed in a condo on the Beach. Sea grass was there our whole stay and formed a 2 foot barrier between the excellent soft sand beach and the water. The beach is narrow but not at all busy. Under the water is rocky and...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

It was a dream come true to stay in a condo where you are right on the sand. However, this bay is very rocky so I would not recommend going in the water without water shoes. But if you wish to relax on the beach...More

1  Thank connie071
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Akumal's Half Moon Bay gives a traveler an opportunity to stay waterfront in one of the many lovely condos that line the beach. The bay is shallow and protected by a reef. The condo buildings line the half moon shaped bay and none is over...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

be sure and bring water shoes as the beach entry is very rocky. lots of fish to see and bring bread.

Thank fergie106
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Turtle bay is nice. A little crowded but found a place. Have to pau to use the bathrooms (fyi), life jackets for rent in a few places, dive shop close by a was a little rude.

Thank Natali4
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Although the beach walk is not long just on the sands, you can walk along the rocks almost all the way back to Akumal Beach. Stopping at La Lunita or La Buena Vida along the way is lovely. This is a very pretty area.

Thank kathyatriverdell
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I had read on a couple of websites about Half Moon Bay and the good snorkeling. That was certainly not our experience. First, if you are not staying there, it is nearly impossible to find public parking that allows you access to the Bay and...More

1  Thank RichardinOhio
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

had fun at the restaurant on the beach.... food and drinks were great, karaoke was fun! make sure you get there before sundown so you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Bay!

Thank Deborah T
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Mainly residential part of North Akumal with a couple of restaurants, not easy to get to the beach. The beach is mainly a reef so not easy to swim at.

Thank TravelTalkDeborah
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The snorkeling in Half Moon Bay is actually pretty good. Lots of different fish. Saw a lion fish, several rays, lots of good things. No waves. Good visibility all the days but one, don't know why that day was different. You need water shoes because...More

Thank MargaretNicole
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Marg T
29 March 2018|
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Response from TravelTalkDeborah | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 bays in Akumal plus the lagoon. I highly recommend taking children to the lagoon. It's clear, no waves, fish near the entrance of the lagoon where the water is brackish, etc. Our kids loved it and we have gone... More
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Deborah S
9 March 2018|
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Response from MargaretNicole | Reviewed this property |
The Tulum beach area seemed like a huge hassle to me because when we drove to the gates of Sian Kaan Park, you had to drive through a huge and lengthy traffic jam. Also, that area had plenty of restaurants etc, but no real... More
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