I needed to escape the dreary weather in the midwest and planned a trip to Akumal with my active parents. Could not have been happier with the apartment. It was so beautiful, new and clean. Well furnished without being cluttered. Wide windows with screens and shutters. Could keep the windows open all night and enjoy the breeze, but shutters kept the light out and screens kept the bugs out. Enjoyed cocktails and watching the sun set as well as breakfast on the deck. The bathrooms were well designed - the shower in the main bathroom was great - large and great water pressure. The location was blessedly quite, not many people about which I enjoyed. Also felt quite safe the entire trip.
Was pleasantly surprised that great beach towels and snorkeling masks were available in the apartment. Nice touch.
The WIFI was a bit spotty, but that was ok - this vacation wasn't about electronic communication, it was about enjoying company.
The washing machine is for the maid to use - she will do a wash for $5. Didn't have any laundry to do, but others should be aware.
If you enjoy cooking while on vacation, be aware, like all rental places, the chef knives are dull, but that is to be expected. Other than that it equiped enough for us to prepare a dinner or two and all breakfasts.
We are not beach people, but did enjoy the walk to the beach and along the shore. Was not crowded at all in February.
This place does require a car to get around, but would rather do that and not feel like I was living on top of people like it appeared in Half Moon Bay. Nothing was very far away and the roads are in fine condition and everything was easy to get to - restaurants, Akumal beach, Tulum, the grocery store, gas station, etc.
If you want a quite beautiful retreat in the sun, this is the place for you!