Loved Akumal and this condo. It has everything you need, especially excellent AC if you go to Mexico in July like I did. Very clean and well kept, it was nice to have a housekeeper do the dishes. The kitchen has a blender which we used to make our margaritas and plenty of other things that were a really nice touch (coffee filters, cooking spray, etc.). Diana was the best hostess giving us a nice VRBO tip sheet which covered everything from directions to condo, good stores to grocery shop at, her favorite ATM’s and restaurant, and more. We found the patio on the garden side to be excellent for sitting in the evening for that lovely breeze and view; it was just too humid to sit outside on the back patio facing the ocean in July. Condo has beautiful gardens around the lovely pool, if you happen to stay at one of the other condos facing the garden it would be fantastic too. The ocean is only steps away. I do recommend water shoes b/c the water has rocks and things that you wouldn’t want to step on in bare feet, but water is clear and we saw a turtle first day we went snorkeling. The condo has a nice sand area at the edge of water held up by retaining wall, the sand is beautiful and white. This place is really fabulous, I highly recommend it.