My Stay At Akumal Beach Resort April 29 – June 6, 2012

by Texaspepper | June 22nd, 2012

This three star hotel is simple, cozy, clean and comfortable. It’s tucked away enough to feel like a getaway — yet its location along the Riviera Maya is fantastic for the adventurous.

The buffet and restaurants were very good for this level of hotel, the food varied and a different tasty fish each night. The drink menu was extensive and I hardly ever had to wait at the bar! Service by the staff was excellent.

I found the beach beautiful.  The sand was vast, warm, and never crowded.  Absolutely great resort. The beach is stretched out along the coast, so wherever your room is, you are no more than a few yards from it. The north half of the beach is better though. Snorkeling is absolutely spectacular, reefs are close to the beach.  The rooms are good size, with balconies overlooking the beach, and very clean ( I stayed in building build 6 2nd floor in a superior ). The food is very good at the buffet, very big variety of seafood and fish. Italian restaurant is good, the food there is not the best Italian food I have had. I did like the Mexican restaurant and found the food is excellent. The entertainment is nothing to write home about.  I did sing in the large Karaoke one night that is held in the theater.  Sang “New York, New York” The sound system was very good and easy to sing.  Stage is dark and not well attended by the guests.

Akumal Beach Resort location is great for doing excursions to Tulum, Xel-Ha, Playa del Carmen, or other attractions along the coast. It’s also a ten minute beach stroll away from the tiny town of Akumal.

Met the Resort Manager, Renato Martin the second day I was there. Extremely warm and friendly and eager to assist in any way.  Renato previously worked as Assistant Manager at the no w closed Club Meava Tulum which was located about 20 minutes north of ABR.  He was there when I stayed a few times at CMT.  Over all the staff was very friendly, kind, always there to serve.

The guests were largely Canadian then American, Italian, British and Mexican Citizens. This was definitely not a wild crowd, except for the Loco Gringo’s Having Their AABR Spring Break– everyone else was very laid back and there to relax.  RE: Loco Gringo’s I was one of them as well as my neighbor Doug (neither of knew we were booked at the same time at the same resort.  There was about 50 + Logo Gringo’s there.  See http://www.locogringo.com/

I will return to Akumal Beach Resort.  Perhaps in mid October 2012.

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