I have been to this hotel repeatedly in my life and changes are slight and it never wears on me. This may be the oldest hotel on the entire Mexican caribe coast, pre-dating the invention of Cancun and the construction of Mex 307 highway. Its original owner and founder was Pablo Bush Romero, who ran a private diver's club in Mexico City and built it as a base camp for their diving expeditions. To my knowledge it is still owned by the Bush Romero family. They work hard to keep it up, keep it simple and keep it affordable to the thousands of loyal visitors who come back to this hotel over and over again in the course of decades. Over the decades I have seen it change in small, incremental ways. Even as late as 2004 there were no televisions, no telephones and no Internet anywhere on the property. The rooms are simple and clean and well serviced. The hotel sits on one of the prettiest beaches you may ever see in your life. There is a small, simple, chlorinated pool next to the hotel, and if you get tired of that, there is a giant, crystal clear, salty pool full of turtles and fish called Akumal Bay right next to that. It is a very affordable place - the kind of place I feel comfortable recommending to friends and relatives of all economic levels. But even though I could probably afford places much more expensive than this, why pay more if you don't have to? This place has it all at a price that is nothing short of a bargain, given its location. The only down side is that during the day the beach can get quite crowded. After decades of sleepiness, the beach has been discovered and tourists from all of the nearby hotels descend on this beach on busy days. Many expensive, big resort hotels lost a good part of their beaches in recent hurricanes - or never really had a good beach to begin with - and now organize tour buses that drop their guests off at the front door of this hotel. But by sun-down, when the crowds are gone, it is the same cozy laid back Akumal that it has been for the last 50 years. Simply the best.
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- The beach in front of Hotel Akumal Caribe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribe Hotel Akumal
- Akumal Caribe Hotel
- Hotel Akumal Caribe Riviera Maya, Mexico