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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 i t a d e l M a r

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 M a ya

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.

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

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.

V i l l a D o s H e r m a n o s

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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 Maya - toilet , shower
    Villa La Aventura - toilet , shower , Spacious
    Casita del Mar - toilet , shower , Must go down a small set of stairs.
    Villa del Sonador - toilet , shower , Nice View
    Villa Dos Hermanos - toilet , shower , Dual Vanity Sink
    Outdoor Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Dive Shop Bathroom.
    Villa del Mar - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Casita Del Mar - 1 king , Bathroom, Small Kitchen and table, TV, AC.
    Villa La Aventura - 1 queen , 3 bunk bed , Bathroom, AC.
    Villa Del Sonador - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV, AC, Bathroom, Kitchen, Spacious.
    Villa Dos Hermanos - 2 king , Dual Vanity Bathroom, AC, TV, Spacious.
    Villa del Mar - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Bathroom, AC, ocean and beach view.
    Villa Maya - 1 king , 1 double , Bathroom, AC, Couch and Table.
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Private Beach Front Villas and Dive Shop
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Owners are great people as well. They were very accommodating and shared a lot of local knowledge about near by town. Better place to stay if you are looking for something different than the all inclusive thing. Beach is right off the deck and plenty of beach frontage to explore.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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San Diego

Even better the second time around!

  • 5 of 5

You know that nervous feeling when you rave about a place to your friends and family and you just hope they love it as much as you do?? Asking those that I love to travel a significant distance to celebrate my 40th birthday had me worried that maybe it was just the group I was with the first time, or the type of vacation that I like, etc. Turns out everyone loved this place just as much as I do, if not more! Coming back was like visiting old friends and Isabel and Luis made it another unforgettable trip. Even with some unfortunate weather and a few random bouts of illness, we enjoyed everything the villas and surrounding area had to offer. They assisted us in booking a cenotes/atv/ziplining adventure that was so much fun! The breakfasts were just as incredible as I remembered (the tamales are the best!), and Isabel even helped to get a birthday cake for me for one of our dinners. My bf and I got to stay in the new villa with it's gorgeous wood and adorable boat bed, and you couldn't get any closer to the beach! If you are looking for a quaint, gorgeous, secluded place to enjoy an incredible view with people that you love, I genuinely could not recommend a better place. As we sat on the deck drinking our coffee/cerveza, people would constantly stroll by on the beach and peek in wondering what it was- we even invited a few people in for a tour. :) I can tell you with 100% certainty that I will be back, and I have a feeling some of my friends and family will be, too!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Dive lodge is great. Right on the beach, wonderful rooms, lots of privacy, very tasty meals, and super nice hosts. We had ten of us, including two small kids (the resort is very kid friendly). It is so much nicer than the "corporate" super-large resorts down the beach. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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We want to keep this place secret!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa with kitchen downstairs and palapas style bedroom upstairs for 8 nights - for 6 nights we were the only guests. Isabel and Luis very welcoming and helpful. Isabel had cooked a cake and provided fruit and all essentials for our arrival. Property right onto the beach. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. 15 minutes drive from centre of Puerto Morelos and from a well stocked supermarket. Additional shared cooking area allowed outdoor cooking. Luis arranged snorkeling trips for just the two of us out to the reef at very reasonable price. Amazing to be so close to Cancun but feel so far away from it all. We were there at the end of March. The wind was strong and so no need to put on the air con at night. There was quite a lot of seaweed on the beach. You need swim shoes to walk out the first few yards into the water because of some stones. The sea is shallow a long way out so really warm for swimming. This would be a great place for a large family group to book up entirely. Luis runs Scuba trips from the diving centre in Puerto Morelos town but whilst we were there it was too windy and rough for scuba. Perfect place for us - we were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gordon! We were very happy to meet you and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We will definitely be looking forward to having you back!
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Absolutely Amazing! Best hosts in the world!

  • 5 of 5

This place exceeded our expectations. Isabella and Luis were the perfect hosts. The breakfast every morning was delicious! They were more than accommodating for anything we needed. They helped us get into town and gave us spots to see. They got us a great deal on a cenote trip and snorkeling. We had 15 people ready to get down and listen to music and they never once told us to keep it down. There was plenty of space for all of us. We were a mix of couples and singles and even still had plenty of private space. They were more than hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. The villas were clean and the beds were comfy. It's right on the beach which was clean and nice to sit on. I can't wait to go back there next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brandi, we're very happy to hear you had a good time and especially that you enjoyed our breakfasts so much!
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Beautiful, private and extremely well kept!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at the diving lodge. Luis and Isabel were very gracious hosts! They did everything possible to accommodate us and make us feel welcome! We left the diving lodge after five days and went to tulum. We genuinely wish we'd stayed at the diving lodge! We will absolutely return to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we would love to have you both back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

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.

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