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When we took our trip in May we started with two days in Cancun, 2 Days in Playa del Carmen, 3 days... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Puyallup, WA
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Awesome Beach

Wonderful for all, couples, family and friends. We swam, snorkeled and walked the beach daily. it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
t j
Savannah, Georgia
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Akumal, Mexico

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we took our trip in May we started with two days in Cancun, 2 Days in Playa del Carmen, 3 days in Akumal & 3 days in Tulum. Those three days spent in a cabal we stayed at Half Moon Bay in Playa Blanca...More

Thank novemberstorms1986
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful for all, couples, family and friends. We swam, snorkeled and walked the beach daily. it has the best sea breeze

Thank t j
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Del Sol, right on Half Moon Bay and loved every minute of it. The snorkeling was great and you could rent kayaks, swim at the La Buena Vida Pool (Del Sol Guests) and just relax! The one thing I would say is...More

Thank Aimee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turtle watching is by far the most exciting and rewarding parts of staying in Akumal. However, the food and condos/casas are all lovely, as well.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems like everywhere we go in Mexico is getting more and more crowded as more people find out about it. So maybe I should keep Half Moon Bay a secret or give it horrible reviews so we can keep it all to ourselves. But...More

1  Thank austinteacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to relax without worrying about the crowds around you, almost non exploited by tourists, has great waters for snorkeling, good restaurant (local food) and great views, nothing to do in akumal once you discover this place. recommended.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to snorkel is on the left side of the bay if you are facing the ocean. We preferred this bay vs. Akumal with its hordes of crowds. Plus La Loca Vida is a great bar and good restaurant located on the beach....More

Thank Y_Kathy
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was at HMB a couple of summers ago, and the sargassum was a huge problem. It was everywhere, and there was a lot of it. Now, fortunately, it has all but disappeared. The Bay is just as pristine and beautiful as can be. The...More

Thank Karin W
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Nice to walk to, snorkelling not as good as akumal bay however. La Buena Vida is a really nice restaurant on the south end of the bay, definitely worth checking out.

Thank CallumLynch
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a very different place to visit than the sandy beaches that you would normally think about when you go to the ocean. It's mostly rocky upon entering, but if you get out far enough, there is a ton of marine life. The current...More

2  Thank KDubBethelHeights_AR
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La Lunita
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.15 km away
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13 July 2017|
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Response from CatrionaMcD | Reviewed this property |
It isn't really beach from Akumal Bay to Half moon bay: it's coral so it's very rough and uneven. Don't picture a walk along a sandy beach. The only sandy beaches are around the bays themselves. We walked regularly from... More
Gerri H
8 May 2017|
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Response from linnea e | Reviewed this property |
I do agree with Sandy...the Bahia Principe may be your best bet!
Juan G
24 April 2017|
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Response from DarrellBruff | Reviewed this property |
Very hot. Drink plenty of liquids. 😁🍻