We just returned from a week at Bellamar and can't say enough how wonderful our experience was. We were a group of 21, 6 different families with 12 adults and 9 teenage children. If you are like I was prior to reserving Bellamar and reading all of the reviews - just book the house - you will not regret it.
Rather than focusing on the house layout - let me tell you a little about why this place was so special. The location is great - Akumal is a great little town - if you are looking for the large cities like Cancun or Playa this might not be for you but if you want beach, sun, amazing views, great food and a great little beach town Akumal is the place. The area felt very safe, we let our teenage kids go into town in small groups during the day and at night. There are some fun little shops and some fun bars and restaurants (mainly for Sunday's when the chefs aren't working at Bellamar).
The staff were wonderful and very professional. The food was AMAZING! Every single person in our group loved the food and it was very affordable. We had the chefs do the shopping and they provided us with a bill about every 3 days. We ended up paying around $5 - $7 per person per meal for incredible meals. They were very flexible with the times of meals to accommodate our excursions. We ate out a few meals but wished we wouldn't have because we just paid more and the food wasn't any better. You feel very spoiled by the staff and having 3 meals a day prepared for you.
The beach does not provide easy access for swimming but if you have water shoes you are fine. We enjoyed the snorkeling right from the house and saw a wide variety of fish, turtles, rays and great coral all within an easy swim of the house. We used the kayaks every day and even took them out at night to see the luminescence of the fish. If you really want to see turtles though, go to Akumal beach early in the morning, before the crowds and you will see many turtles. Later in the day it is very crowded and large tour groups.
We rented cars from Cancun and then also a golf cart. I highly recommend having cars if you want to do any excursions and I also recommend renting a golf cart and/or bikes to easily get into the little town of Akumal. It is not that far but in the heat of the day it was nice to take a golf cart rather than walking.
Can't say enough great things about Bellamar - you can't go wrong with this property!