1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 3
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My husband and I stayed in condo #8 for 10 days and saw turtles in the bay from the awesome balcony. We were fortunate to see them twice. The condo is great and very comfortable. If you stay here don’t miss out seeing the Coati’s across the street in the jungle, so cute! I enjoyed snorkeling in my own aquarium every day!
The ONLY reason I didn’t give 5 stars is I just turned 60 and the stairs got to be a bit much especially with groceries. But I know that’s just Mexico so I toughed it out🐢�. Great little town and beautiful beaches! Thanks Cherri for allowing us to enjoy your little piece of paradise!
Perfect location, perfect views- exactly what we were looking for!
We are a family of 3 (we have an 8 year old), and were looking for something other than an all-inclusive resort. My desire was to get us off the beaten path a bit, and this condo i Akumal was perfect. We stayed March 17-23 for my son's spring break week. The weather was beautiful when we were in Akumal- it rained once, but mostly mid 80's. The condo is in the best part of Turtle Bay, in my opinion, for snorkeling. If you snorkel straight out from the shore, or veer either left or right out to the break, you can see a ton of sea life. A person can walk from there to anywhere in Akumal, essentially. We rented a golf cart for 40.00 per day for part of our stay- it makes it easier to get groceries, etc. The condo itself is light and airy, and we did not use the air conditioning at all (located in the bedroom only)- we just left the windows open and turned on the ceiling fans. We were never hot. There were a few stocked complimentary items- coffee, seltzer, milk, dry creamer and sugar which was nice, since we got in extremely late on Sunday night. The kitchen is perfect to cook in for a short time. The king bed in the bedroom is very comfortable. My son said the bed he slept on in the living room was "OK" as well. The view from the balcony is unbeatable- waking up to that ocean view every day is just amazing. The maid service was great (you don't have to have them clean every day, but if you do make sure to tip). Roberto at the front desk is fabulous and speaks very good English (my Spanish is minimal). he was very accommodating and can arrange anything you need. Cherri, the condo owner was very accommodating as well, and extremely helpful and flexible with us. I loved this place and did not want to leave! The one drawback is the restaurant downstairs, located directly beneath the balcony, can get a bit noisy until 10 pm or so, but we were so exhausted each night and slept so well it really didn't bother us. As far as drawbacks go, it's a small one. We will definitely be back to this beautiful, amazing place!
Hi Tacia, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree with you that Half Moon Bay has fantastic snorkeling and is so easy and fun to explore. We were so happy to have you stay and we hope you return again soon.
Quick getaway to Akumal
What a great condo right on the beach of Half Moon Bay! We arrived in Cancun around 4pm, so by the time we got the rental car (at Easy Way Rental Car-Great company!), and made our way down the freeway to Akumal, it was getting dark. The directions provided weren't as clear as I needed, but we found the right exit and made our way into Akumal. What a great community! We weaved our way around the cobble streets to Hacienda de la Tortuga. Even though it was dark, the security guard was waiting on our arrival. We loved the condo! My wife is a huge fan of mornings with coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean and this one fit the bill. Although it is set back compared to some other condos, it was still an amazing view. The view directly below wasn't great as it was the roof of the restaurant, but still a great view. What a treat to have a restaurant on the first floor of the building! We ate there two times during our stay. Very good food! A coconut fell from a palm tree and nearly hit a lady in the head, so be careful where you sit. The beach wasn't huge, about 10 feet (3 m) to the water. If you are a fan of snorkeling, enter the water to the right of the condo. The snorkeling is good, several fish species, but I didn't see any turtles during my time. I did see one turtle while snorkeling in Akumal Bay. (Pro Tip: If you want to snorkel in Akumal Bay, when heading out of Akumal, turn left directly past the arch. There is a guard manning the chain gate. Pull up and tell him you're going to the restaurant (Lol Ha) and he'll let you in to go park. I can recommend Lol Ha, also. We ate there twice. Once the bill was really messed up, but we got it straightened out. Snorkeling in Akumal Bay can be crowded, but very cool. Back to the condo…the A/C works very well in the bedroom. We slept very comfortably. The shower didn't drain well, but there was plenty of hot water. In the kitchen, there was plenty of counter space and all the utensils and cookware you need. If you like to see wildlife, the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary is a couple of miles away. We enjoyed it. Right across the street from HDLT are some coatimundis, which are so cute. I highly recommend this condo and we will be back soon! If you have any questions, let me know!
Thank you for your review Joel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again soon!
Perfect sized one bedroom oceanfront condo. Loved the hammock on the balcony looking out over the ocean listening to the waves.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay John, we hope you return again soon!
On the beach, friendly, & well-kept
We enjoyed our stay very much. We liked being at a small condo building with services similar to a hotel. The building is well-maintained with a modest charm. Half Moon Bay is beautiful and quiet, yet with nearby activities, restaurants & shopping. The 1 bedroom unit was lovely and light filled with a balcony looking out at Palm trees and the Caribbean. It seemed secure and safe. There are good snorkeling opportunities in the bay and a short walk away at Yal-Ku lagoon or Akumal Bay. Lots of transportation options meant we didn't need a car to explore sites near and further away. Kitchen was well-stocked. Daily maid service was good, though it would have been okay to have it less frequent. Other guests were welcoming and friendly; mostly retired couples. On the down side: not having a/c in the living area meant the apartment was often very humid and steamy. There was a limit to the hot water for showering. And despite great efforts at removal, the sargassum piles up on the beach and in the water. These negatives aren't necessarily in the owner's control, but to be aware of. Cherie, the owner was prompt and provided helpful info. She has designed and furnished the condo in a cheerful, serene way.
A Little Heaven in Akumal
My husband and I just spent a week at Hacienda de la Tortuga and really enjoyed our stay. For three days the beach was extremely windy and brought in a surprising amount of seaweed that made it difficult to swim. Nonetheless, the beach is beautiful. We made peace with that and chose to find other swimming opportunities not at our doorstep, like a local lagoon and other beaches.
The condos are very well equipped and furnished with a gorgeous view of the sea. Ours was particularly private and we relished that. Having the opportunity to cook rather than dine in restaurants nightly is also appealing and relaxing. We enjoyed shopping for local ingredients to cook. However, if dining out nightly is your thing, there are three good restaurants in the area (walkable). In fact, one of them is right downstairs from the condo.
BONUS: The seaweed miraculously disappeared midweek and the beach became a picture postcard shoreline with excellent snorkeling. We would go back!
Hacienda De La Tortuga:
The condo is part of a condo-suite hotel called Hacienda de la Tortuga – a 10 condo hotel in North Akumal on Half Moon Bay. The office is located on the main road in Akumal and the condo is directly behind that on the beach. When you arrive at Hacienda de la Tortuga you will find plenty of free parking on both sides of the road.
Hacienda de la Tortuga Hotel overlooks the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean on Half Moon Bay in Akumal. The hotel's choice location on the most beautiful white sand beach in Akumal has made Hacienda de la Tortuga Hotel a favorite for visitors from around the world.
Hacienda de la Tortuga Hotel has maintained a reputation for personalized service for over a decade. With only 10 suites in the hotel, the staff has time to make your vacation special. The experienced hotel staff can recommend local attractions near Akumal and help with travel arrangements.
The spacious one bedroom suite has a fully equipped kitchen and everything you need to make yourself at home on your vacation. The hotel suite is similar to a beach front condominium, and has a modern Mexican style decor with original paintings. The condo has a private terrace with a spectacular ocean view. Daily maid service, WiFi, and other hotel services set Hacienda de la Tortuga Hotel apart as the best choice for vacationers seeking a hassle free private space on the beach.
Hacienda De La Tortuga / Akumal.
The Riviera Maya is without doubt the most important tourist destination in Mexico: its diversity of attractions, the mysticism of the Maya culture, beaches and jungles as well as the exceptional quality of its services have made it a favorite for world travelers. The Riviera Maya is synonymous with paradise, and that's where we invite you to discover its best kept secret: Akumal. (Ocean Magazine)
Akumal, Place of Turtles in Mayan, is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, just 37 km south of Playa del Carmen and 27 km north of Tulum.
Things to do:
Akumal is a water-lovers' paradise on the beach in front of the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Akumal itself is a small but thriving beach community situated on 2 beautiful bays - our condo is on the Half Moon bay which is picturesque, quiet and romantic. You can spend a whole vacation right on Half Moon bay without leaving the area, with a beautiful beach and wonderful little restaurants in walking distance. Akumal has its own small supermarkets, boutiques and several dive shops, one of them just a short walk from Hacienda de la Tortuga, and water sports facilities. Right in the area of Akumal is great snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.
The condo is in walking distance of Yalku Lagoon which is a natural lagoon formation with crystal clear water -- a unique swimming and snorkeling experience. Several world famous Riviera Maya attractions are close by including the Xel Ha (15 minutes) and Xcaret adventure parks, the towns of Playa del Carmen (1/2 hr), Tulum and Puerto Aventuras (20 min) and of course the renowned Maya archeological sites of Tulum (20 min), Coba (1 hour) and Chichen Itza (2 hrs)- plus many more Maya attractions are close by.
Akumal in the Mayan language means ‘The Place of the Turtles” - sea turtles can be seen year round and their nesting season starts in May, during the months of July and August you can observe turtles nesting and baby turtles hatching. Nightly 'turtle walks' are available and can be arranged with the Akumal Ecological Center.
Akumal has several shops for water-sports including open water diving, cenote/cavern diving (for which the area is world famous), snorkeling/catamaran trips, fishing and more. They all rent equipment and all have certified guides.
Bicycles and golf carts are available for rental. Yoga classes and Spa services are available in the main beach area (1/2 mile from Hacienda de la Tortuga)
How to get around:
Akumal is a small relaxed beach community, a car is nice to go out to our many nearby activities but not necessary if you just want to kick back and explore Akumal. In that case there are bikes for rent (approx $5 per day) or golf carts (about $40 per day).
How to get there:
Guests should fly in to Cancun International Airport which is approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes from Akumal by modern highway. The most popular methods of reaching Akumal are rental car, private airport shuttle or taxi. Public Bus transport is also available.
We are happy to arrange a private shuttle for our guests, please email us for reservations ($95 one way / $190 round trip). Your driver will meet you outside of the Cancun International arrivals hall with a sign with your name.