A short walk to the main pool and Wellness Center, the rooftop is amazing!
About David Ellington
I have been to 46 countries and love the excuse to return to the Tulum/Akumal area again and again.
David Ellington purchased this Condo in 2014
Why David Ellington chose Akumal
From the occasional trip to 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to the crystal clear waters- I've been coming to Tulum since 1999. I love the people, the unique experiences (underwater cave exploring in a cenote) and the food.
What makes this Condo unique
The rooftop makes this property. Being so close to the pool means you can come home for lunch. I do advise having a car.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
I have to say that this luxury penthouse in Tao is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. Located in a veritable Garden of Eden, where the builders routed walkways, roads and even buildings around the lush jungle trees and foliage, if you don't find this place absolutely stunning you should have your temperature taken! Everything we needed for a two week stay was at at hand. From pots and pans to utensils, a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, Cold AC, Filtered water, plenty of fluffy towels, firm beds and thousand thread count sheets. The decor in the penthouse was either professionally done or done by someone who is truly talented. Everything works together, from the custom artwork, perfect-for-the-climate furniture, and the ceiling mural to give a sense of piece and tranquility. There is a community swimming pool a few steps from the penthouse, that is surrounded by a flowering trees, humming birds and colorful tropical birds. There is an extensive and well thought out binder of information concerning local activities and amenities (review this early). There is a very professional management team onsite that helped us with getting more water, etc. The Tao community is in a larger resort complex. We were given wristbands that gave us access to some of the resort's amenities, which I highly recommend you take advantage of. There are two security stations, one to get into the resort complex and another to get into Tao. Security officers can be seen patrolling the areas, which gave us a very safe feeling. If we ever come back to Mexico, I hope we are lucky enough to stay here again! To get the most from your stay I would recommend renting a car, getting off the beaten path, explore that dirt road, and be open to the lovely and friendly Mexican people. There is something here for everyone, but after your day of fun, whatever that may be, this luxury penthouse is a fantastic place to come home to.
Amazing Rooftop and Penthouse!
Very nicely decorated and every detail was thought of to make my wife and I feel well cared for on this great trip. Loved everything from the hammock on the rooftop and the lights draped across the rooftop to the very comfortable beds!
I loved that we could have fresh water in a tub on the roof...no chemicals and the view especially at night was off the charts!! Several days we stayed at the penthouse and walked to the pool but our car never left the parking lot. So convenient and the bistro in TAO is staffed by helpful folks with a desire for service and really good food! Overall one of the best vacation rentals we have ever stayed! Would highly recommend you stay here if you are going to be in Mexico.
A great place to stay with family in the Yucatan
We stayed at this penthouse condo in the Tao residences for the whole of February. We were travelling with a 14 month old and had our ten year old with us for a couple of weeks. The condo is as described and the roof deck is so large and spacious. We loved having our daily hot tubs on the roof and in the evening with a glass of wine. The condo was clean, spacious, well appointed and in a godd position in the complex. Tao is a mixture of residents and holiday makers. The Tao pool is great for having a relaxed time at and is a two minute walk from the condo. Our kids loved it. If you want something busier you can use the facilities at the Bahia which is a ten minute drive away down a private road. We loved Akumal. Much more chilled and less pretentious than Tulum. Great restaurants and a lovely beach. We went to Tulum a few times ( it is a twenty minute drive away) and enjoyed the crystal clear waters and the ruins but were always glad to get home. The apartment is really well located in the central Yucatan so you can take day trips to Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc. We really enjoyed our day at Xel-ha which is five minutes away and at the lagoon. The property owner was very helpful before we got there and the manager provided excellent customer service replying promptly to our requests. We loved the daily yoga. You definitely 100% need a car. We would highly recommend this condo.
Beautiful, clean, well maintained villa
This was my first trip to Mexico without being with a guided tour, and I was quite nervous to begin with. However, Beth put me at ease immediately, giving instructions and tips for arrival, places to go, tours to enjoy, and local places to eat and shop. From info on the inexpensive transfers from the airport to which Bahia resorts to get a wristband for to where the best beach is for a massage and swings at the bar, Beth knew it all, making the trip simply spectacular.
The villa itself was absolutely delightful. The decor was modern, the place was spotless, and the beds were comfortable. I enjoyed the rooftop deck at night, listening to the sounds of the jungle and looking at the stars.
I highly recommend this villa and the pure gold information that Beth kindly gives to her guests.
Thank you so much for the kind words! It means so much to me that you had such a great time. I hope you return again and again!
TAO Wellness Center is nestled in the forested area next to a cenote and adjacent to the golf course.
TAO Wellness offers a range of services, including free daily yoga classes, a juice bar and massages.
Our guests have resort privileges at the Bahia Principe Sian Kann (which is in the same gated community) and the Bahia Principe Tulum. Swim and play for free, or purchase an all-inclusive day pass to include meals and drinks.