We spent 12 wonderful days in the lovely penthouse. From the moment we set foot in the apartment we felt right at home. Fernando who manages the apartment was super helpful to get us anything we needed and to give recommendations to the best beaches. A great info guide was also provided with restaurant recommendation which came in handy. La Buena vida was restaurant we enjoyed greatly in Akumal and very close is wonderful snorkeling with beautiful turtles and fish at Akumal bay. Only 15-20 min drive down the road was Tulum with the Mayan ruins and amazing pristine beaches. Each evening when we returned we were welcomed by Very friendly guards. Each evening we sat on the lovely terrace listening to the sounds of the rainforest was surreal. In the mornings we watched the iguanas sunbathing - an awesome experience. The apartment has a great location as it is far from the hustle and bustle of resort living but close by connected shuttles to the resorts should you want to enjoy a swimming pools for kids or prepay to eat at the resort with the day all inclusive pass or a la carte. Personally resort food pales in comparison to authentic Mexican food found outside the resorts. With this lovely apartment those who prefer can enjoy the best of both worlds - a homey feeling in a spacious apartment but closeness to resorts if traveling with children if wanting to visit pools/slides. For us it was a wonderful vacation and made possible by greet owners and awesome manager Fernando who understood our needs and exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be staying here again upon our return.
We really enjoyed our time in Riviera Maya and Jon and Joanne's condo more than exceeded our expectations. Everything was exactly as advertised and Jon was very helpful in answering questions before our our arrival. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the roof top! In my opinion this condo offers the best of both worlds - my husband and I, our 16 year old daughter and her friend were able to enjoy all the amenities at Bahai Principe and then come back to this relaxing condo and enjoy a good nights sleep. Although we did not spend a lot of time at TAO, the facilities were beautiful. We enjoyed using this condo as our home base to explore the area. We would definitely stay here again!
Even before arriving Jon sent in advance impeccable directions in getting there. Entering the property was flawless - from getting past two sets of security guard posts, to walking into a air conditioned apartment with welcoming music playing.
We rented a car (at the strong suggestion of Jon) and had plenty of space to park. My friend and I enjoyed the open design, two bedrooms and two bathrooms very much and wish we could have enjoyed it more but there is so much to see in the area!
Our trip was to see Tulum with its ruins, cenotes, restaurants, beaches, etc. With all the exposure Tulum is getting, Akumal (where the penthouse is located and 15 min from Tulum) was a cute gem of a town and we ended up loving the area very much too! We made our way to the golf club where they gave us wrist bands that allowed us access to some of the different Grand Bahia's neighboring pools with the option of purchasing an all-inclusive pass for the day. This property gives you the best of anything you need all in one: luxury, golfing, yoga, relaxation, security, swimming, and all-inclusive!
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