This is a great location, especially if you don't want to be right on the beach but be within just a couple of minutes away. Condo is very clean, well equipped, gated, and easy to get to. The best part is you get access to a few resorts, so you can go enjoy all the amenities if you want to, even go all inclusive for the day for an extra charge. We didn't go that far, but enjoyed many of the restaurants in Akumal, Tulum, and Playa. The beaches are amazing, especially the public beach in Tulum...had a great time and will return in the future.
There are many other reviews that accurately describe the Tao residences, so I won't repeat; our ground floor unit was quiet, well appointed and perfect for our family. The entire Bahia property is immaculate,almost Disneylike, in attention to detail and grooming of grounds. There are super markets and gas stations nearby in both directions on highway 307, along with cenotes, restaurants and other attractions (monkeys, biosphere float trip, Tulum and Coba ruins). While you are not on the beach or have an ocean view, you have a quality, spacious condo with a swimming pool in walking distance, safe, convenient parking with satellite TV, netflix, wifi. This was a perfect choice for us.
My wife and I stayed a week in Akumal with our 14 year old son and his friend (also 14). The condo was exactly as we expected, largely due to the EXCELLENT communications with the owner (Rob) previous to our travels. Rob answered every question promptly and in great detail. Our family has travelled all over the world, we don't like all-inclusives or planned tours and love the freedom to do what we please and return to a clean, secure homebase. This condo had it all: brand new appliances, furnishings, etc., two separate BR/Bathrooms, perfect kitchen for cooking breakfasts, security gates, happy staff and easy location to get to and operate from. This condo's location is excellent for two reasons: (1) perfect to get to local beaches, cenotes, food from. (2) It's situated on the grounds of the Tao Wellness center which has access to the Bahia Principe resort amenities. Tao is a beautiful community focusing on inner wellness (yoga, meditation, etc.). The Bahia resort itself is way too huge for us, but the amenity access gave us the best of both worlds--independent living in the condo, access to resort! If you depend on the resort shuttle you will be LIMITED...so...RENT A CAR! This was crucial to the success of our trip. We rented the car at the Cancun airport, drove to the condo and had the FREEDOM to do whatever we wanted, when we wanted. Everything was no further than a 30 minute drive up/down the 307. All of this for a very affordable price. The only reason I don't give it a 5 out of 5 is the wifi hadn't been installed in the condo yet, but that's coming, and understandable with such a new condo. We used to travel to Playa Del Carmen which is WAY too busy now. Akumal reminds us of how amazing Playa Del Carmen was 10 years ago. Trust Akumal, trust Rob, trust this condo.
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