Our trip through Akumal was a quick one, but we loved every minute. This property is ideally located on Half Moon Bay, just a short walk from some of the best sites in the area. We did not have to take any taxi transportation during our time in Akumal. We just wandered around enjoying the sites at a leisurely pace. The onsite host/manager Roberto was exceptionally friendly and shared a lot of stories about the area with us. He also helped to arrange our departure transportation, and made sure that our check-out went smoothly.
The condo was well equipped and slept our group of 4 very comfortably in the king sized beds. The bathrooms were clean, and the hot water and pressure had no issues. We were able to keep the unit a comfortable temperature using only the ceiling fans and ocean breeze (but there are A/C units available in the rooms, if needed). The TV/DVD setup wasn't ideal, but we weren't really in paradise to watch TV anyway. There was a large offering of books to enjoy swinging on the hammock on the expansive balcony overlooking the beach. The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking needs, and there is jug water provided. The walking distance convenience stores don't offer much in the way of food, so if you plan to prepare meals at the condo, you may want to stop in the main Akumal plaza area at the "supermarket" or at store in a larger city nearby prior to arrival.
La Lunita, the restaurant below the condo, serves French-esque food, and is very convenient for drinks and snack plates throughout the day. Our favorite place to eat and drink- La Buena Vida- was down the road 5-10 minutes (walking). The plates were reasonably priced, and delicious (the stuffed avocados and the mole!!!), and the tropical drink menu kept us happy for many rounds. You can't beat the on the beach locale either- absolutely stunning.
Yal Ku Lagoon, a protected snorkeling area just 10 minutes walk away, was beautiful and great for kids and adults alike. We got there pretty early in the morning, and were able to avoid the tour group crowds that arrive around midday. We saw lots of cool fish, and enjoyed the sculpture gardens around the property. They rent equipment and lockers, serve food onsite, and provide showers and changing rooms.