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Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop

Bedrooms 6
Space 16,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

6 Villas - 6 Bathrooms - Sleeps 16

A b o u t T h e P l a c e

The Diving Lodge is located just 4 kms. (2 ½ miles) from the small coastal town of Puerto Morelos, 18 kms. (11 miles) from the Cancun International Airport and only 34 kms. (21 miles) from Playa del Carmen.

A small and intimate ‘boutique-style' hotel, we are situated right on the Caribbean on a 16,000 square ft private property. Our 4 unique villas have a comfortable, by the sea decor and are nestled among the coconut trees just steps away from the white-sanded beaches of the Caribbean.

C a s a C a r i b e ñ a

This Villa has sentimental value as it was our first villa on the property and is our only two-story villa. Wake to the sound of the waves and a view of the ocean from your private balcony. The bedroom has a king-sized bed, a desk and a closet. Downstairs is a private bathroom and small kitchen with a small table.

Attached is our enclosed wooden terrace that serves as a guest library. Here, all of our guests can come and browse through our collection of books, movies, and games to enjoy during their stay!

V i l l a L a A v e n t u r a

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet, a small couch. It also has a private his and her bathroom. A double-size bed is found in an extension to the main room.

L a V i l l a D e l R i n c o n

This lodge style villa consists of a queen-sized bunk-bed (sleeps 2-3 comfortably) and a set of individual bunk beds in an extension of the main room (total room capacity 5 people). It also has a private bathroom.

*All Villas have A/C and a flat screen TV with SKY Satellite Channels.

C a s a D e l S o ñ a d o r

This is a spacious studio suite, with an ocean view and small adjacent kitchen, a beautiful private bathroom, a king sized bed and a sofa bed (fits 3 max). This Villa requires you to walk up a short flight of stairs.

C a s i t a d e l M a r

Suite-like villa that can be shared by a group of friends or small family (4 people max). The main room has a king sized bed, a closet and a TV. It also has a private dual vanity bathroom. A king-sized bed is found in an extension to the main room.

V i l l a d e l M a r

Our dive shop turned villa is the newest addition to the Diving Lodge, located just few feet from the beach. The main room has a king sized bed, and a single bed. Being the closest villa to the ocean it has some of the best views on the property.

A m e n i t i e s:

Our pool overlooks the beach and was built for the purpose of providing scuba lessons and the overall enjoyment of our guests. Guests can enjoy a drink from the bar as they relax in our lounge chairs, hammocks and poolside chairs. It is the ultimate beach hang out space!

Additional seating is available on the beach where guests of all ages can also enjoy sand castle building tools, and the use of a double kayak at no additional cost.

Visit our Padi-certified full service dive shop next to the pool. Here you can book snorkel and dive trips, dive courses, and other aquatic activities.

Relax and Stretch in our Yoga/Meditation room (Fits 15-20 yoga mats). Unique palapa style room with views of the ocean. Lay in a hammock, meditate on a sitting cushion or do some yoga!

*Ask about our retreat rentals! NEW!

*Individual and group yoga lessons are available upon request.

Enjoy the luxury and comfort of home-cooked regional dishes available during your stay! All dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients bought daily.

Breakfast is included in the price of your stay and are served at our outdoor eating bar. A beautiful wooden bar with a view of the property and a jungle-house feel.

There are some popular restaurants we are happy to recommend in downtown Puerto Morelos (10 min driving distance) and neighboring towns such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

The Diving Lodge is a place to relax and disconnect from your busy life at home. The only phone service available is via cell phones, and the Internet is very basic. Our main focus is making sure our guests enjoy their time here to the fullest and that your stay with us is as comfortable as it can be.

More Details

Robert Gomez
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Robert Gomez

Luis Gomez, a Yucatan Peninsula native, arrived to the small town of Cancun in August 1982, a place of white sands, turquoise beaches and opportunity. Always a dreamer and entrepreneur, Luis’s first business was a restaurant and bar, then a boutique, an ice cream shop called Los Pinguinos (The Penguins), and finally, in 1984 he launched his own Editorial Company, Dive Mexico, dedicated to the production and distribution of postcards, tourist guides, books and souvenirs.

In the year 2000, Luis bought land in Puerto Morelos and began his dream of building a home away from home, beach resort and dive center.

With the help of his girlfriend Isabel Maria, and his son Robert who both got their PADI Divemaster certification, “The Diving Lodge” finally opened its doors in 2012.

It seems that it is an on going piece of art, as Luis is relentless with every detail and always enhancing and adding new decks, art and his personal touch as you can see in most rooms.

In 2013 Luis’s daughter Briana and his son Robbie began to add to the amenities of The Diving Lodge by creating a yoga and meditation space, a bar and lounge, and a beach-front shop called, The Sand Traveler’s Boutique.

Changing the approach from vacation rental to bed and breakfast, brother and sister are eager to provide guests with an unforgettable vacation experience.


Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Villa La Aventura - toilet , shower , Spacious
    Outdoor Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Dive Shop Bathroom.
    Villa del Mar - toilet , shower
    Casa del Soñador - toilet , shower , Nice View
    Casa Caribeña - toilet , shower , Must go down a small set of stairs.
    Casita del Mar - toilet , shower , Dual Vanity Sink
    La Villa del Rincon - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Villa del Mar - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bathroom, AC, ocean and beach view.
    La Villa del Rincon - 1 queen , 3 bunk bed , Bathroom, AC.
    Casa Caribeña - 1 king , Bathroom, Small Kitchen and table, TV, AC.
    Villa la Aventura - 1 king , 1 double , Bathroom, AC, Couch and Table.
    Casita del Mar - 2 king , Dual Vanity Bathroom, AC, TV, Spacious.
    Casa Del Soñador - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV, AC, Bathroom, Kitchen, Spacious.
  • All villas are only steps away from the ocean! With a 'rugged luxury' approach, enjoy the feeling of truly being on the beach with an added side of comfort and detail that will leave you at ease 24/7.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Special Amenities Inside the Property. Dive shop with private service for our guests which can include snorkeling trips, scuba diving lessons, and scuba diving for certified divers. We also offer PADI Certification programs that last 3- 4 days. For guests who just want to try things out, we recommend the Discover Scuba Diving Course; a 1 day lesson that allows you to dive with us for a week. Yoga Room for class of 12- 16 people. Cocktail Bar right by the ocean! Enjoy a game of poker or domino in the late afternoon! Tour van with a bilingual tour guide for 8 to 10 people.


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Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

We liked that the villas have a charming character very fitting for a relaxing beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The amazing location, great accommodations, and incredible hospitality from Isabel & staff made for a marvellous and unforgettable vacation! My family and I had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying their villas by the beach equipped with everything you need, from the pool table to the swimming pool overlooking the water. We’re going to miss the sound of the ocean, the delicious meals prepared with Isabel’s warm & cheerful smile while she help us explore Puerto Morelos and take us snorkeling. A truly great place for families, of any age, to create memories that will last a lifetime. We would highly recommend this wonderful gem and what we call “ a little piece of heaven”.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate the best vaca ever with 16 family members

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this spot 10 stars I would. It was the best vacation our family has ever had. The presents of Isabel and her staff on site was beyond reassuring. Her food is amazing. Well worth any price. Her helpfulness with little things...cabs, were to eat and on and on. The snorkeling was a highlight of the week. I am not adventurous with the ocean. Like to sit by it ;] But with her companionship and encouragement was truly worth letting go of any trust factor I may have with floating over a coral reef. The facility was clean and so welcoming. When we first walked in beyond the front gate it was so perfect for our little ones to run around and not worry about them wandering off. It was secure on all sides. I was sad to leave as was the rest of our family. We are already planning another trip in two years to go back. I believe it will be our new tradition.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our hosts, accommodations and town !!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 12 day stay at the Dive Lodge. We started our stay at the Dive Lodge about 3 Miles from town which is are amazing Villas. We stayed in the Carribeana which had a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and even a screened porch with a table and couch. The owners try to think of every detail down to shampoo (which was not the cheap or small versions you find in hotels). We had a full size refrigerator stove microwave and cooked breakfast ourselves every morning. I highly recommend this villa if you intend to cook for yourself at all. I am not sure which other villas have Kitchen inside them but this one does and it’s an amazing villa. This location is extremely private and quiet. We rented bikes for about 100 USD per bike for the entire 12 days which turned out to be the best thing ever!!

We love the town so after the first 5 days we asked the kind hosts if we could move to their Dive Lodge closer to town so that we could have a little more interaction with the town and other people. They graciously agreed.

The Dive Lodge closer to town is also quite amazing. We stayed in the only upstairs unit which consisted of a small refrigerator king bed and bath/shower. This is a new location for the owners so they are still working on getting it together as a beach club also. We did make a few suggestions to the manager, Breanna, who was alway accommodating and helpful. In the future I will definitely request a unit with a kitchen as this location does not allow the use of the kitchen outside of the units. The other location also had an outside Kitchen with a roof that anyone could use. It also had a pool table and pool. The closer to town location has one villa with a kitchen so if you are in that one you have no kitchen. Take note.. 12 days of eating out every meal gets expensive even when prices are as cheap as they are here and sometimes you just want to cook some fresh fish or something. For us, in hindsight, we always want a kitchen in the future.

This location has a very calm beach club with a bar next Store called Unico which has good food and drinks and many beach bars restaurants on the way to town . It is by NO means a party town which we liked but there are happy hours and good times had. There were more restaurants that we could eat at in 12 days as well. I suggest going a street or two away from the beach and eating at some of the more rustic places as well.

We loved our hosts Luis, Isabel and Breanns. They are all so nice!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, fun, welcoming, family-focused, unique

  • 5 of 5

The Diving Lodge was more than I expected. Isabel is a very cheerful and helpful host. They truly care about their guests and go above and beyond to make your stay incredible. We celebrated my daughter's Quinceañera at the lodge and Isabel went out of her way to run errands for me and get groceries, a cake, flowers, and balloons. We will be coming back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first week of August 2017 with a group of 7 adults and 6 kids. The layout is really cool as you have villas surrounding the courtyard which has sand and hammocks which are just steps from the beach. The breakfast they provided were delicious as well as the 1 dinner we had with them. We shopped and cooked on our own in the outside kitchen for most of our stay which worked well for us. Isabella was so great as she provided us with whatever we needed without hesitation. We did a snorkeling excursion through them and they set us up with a fishing trip as well with the "Flying Fish" boat. Both were a great time and well worth the money. I loved that this place is about 15-20 minutes from the airport and then a short taxi into town if you want to go there. The water and beach had a lot of seaweed which hindered local snorkeling but I'm sure that varies day-to-day and time of year as well. Would definitely recommend this place and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

On our trip we had a fantastic time at the diving lodge. It was comfortably located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Luis and Isabel we amazing!!! They were always ready to give information, suggestions and help. Offered to take us out on the boat and made us yummy sweets and an awesome breakfast! Rooms were very clean and we're cleaned on a regular basis during our stay. Such a wonderful place to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.0%

*Price Breakdown

1 Villa --- 2 Guests --- $1,100/week (breakfast NOT included)

2 Villas --- 4 Guests --- $2,300/week (breakfast included)

3 Villas --- 6 Guests --- $3,145/week (breakfast included)

4 Villas --- 8 Guests --- $3,875/week (breakfast included)

5 Villas --- 10 Guests --- $4,840/week (breakfast included)

6 Villas --- 12 Guests --- $5,800/week (breakfast included)

- Extra Guest - $40/Night (13 Years and up)

(Children 4-12 years old $20/Night)

- Prices starting at 4 guests have breakfast included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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