Wonderful Stay at Ocean Homes in Puerto Morelos
Submitted: September 11, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
We were looking for a place to spend a relaxing vacation at the Mayan Riviera, away from the main tourist areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, that could also serve as base for day trips to the many Mayan ruins we wanted to visit with our rental car. We found all this and more at Ocean Homes in Puerto Morelos, just 15 min. south from the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Even before we actually left for Mexico, our vacation had a good start: Bob, the owner, was easy to reach by phone and email and patiently answered all of our questions. He even sent additional photos of the complex and gave valuable travel tips. When we arrived at Ocean Homes, Ramon, the architect who designed the complex and who resides on the premises, welcomed us and was a great host during our stay. He made sure everything was in order and gave us many tips on where to go and what to see in the area.
The Ocean Homes complex is very modern and new, and the condos are very spacious and have everything you need. We rented one of the penthouse units which had two large master bedrooms and an open floor plan for kitchen, dining and living areas. The unit has three good size balconies: one out of the living room and one each out of the two bedrooms. The views from this unit are spectacular: to the East we could enjoy the sunrise and 180 degree ocean views from the living room and one of the bedrooms, to the West we could watch the sun setting over the jungle areas outside Puerto Morelos.
The pool area is beautiful, and the grounds are nicely landscaped and well maintained. We loved the on site massages by Luisa in the morning. From the pool area you can get directly onto the beach where several palapas are installed to offer shade. The beach in front of Ocean Homes is probably one of the nicest and widest in Puerto Morelos and is raked every morning. You can walk for miles or enjoy the warm and crystal clear water. A large coral reef is only a short boat ride off the beach and offers great snorkeling. The town of Puerto Morelos goes to great effort to protect the reef, and it shows: we have never seen that many different species of living corals.
We walked to town square every day (about 1 mile) and had dinner at the many great little restaurants in Puerto Morelos. There are also a couple of small convenience stores and ATMs. If you love seafood you have to try the seafood platter for two at Pelicanos; it is delicious.
We would definitely go back again and will recommend the place to a
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 4/4
Did you find this review helpful?