This ten days in Akumal, was fun, relaxing, restful with as much added excitement as we wanted to include!! The most well-appointed condo we have stayed in for a while (last year, we went to Eleuthra), and we chose the downstairs unit so we could walk out and be 50 feet from the water to snorkel! We found the condo at Half-Moon Bay great for snorkeling, but bring water shoes as the water off the beach is a litle rocky.
The space in the unit was perfect for two couples, the screened porch great for rest and the ocean breeze was terrific! Grilled outside but found that stores do not know what “charcoal” is; we found one package to renew the supply at the condo. The little city has grown and although we did not enjoy the tour buses that are now coming, Akumal Bay was also great for snorkeling. I read 5 books while lounging at the biggest pool, including a lap pool, in Akumal!, a tranquil oasis of peace. We rented a car in Cancun, so we took a drive (all the way down to Punta Allen, took a pic for the Denver Post travel section! Plan to stop along the road to listen to the jungle and view some beautiful birds. A grilled fish dinner in Punta Allen was wondrous and the beaches along the way, not good to snorkel but so fun to surf and swim! We also went up and down the main road looking for “uh, mini-golfo” and everyone was so nice and sweet, but had no idea what we wanted! Also played a lot of Scrabble, we brought our own travel game. For fun and dancing, the sound system in condo is great too.
Lots of DVD’s were available in condo which were great to catch up on in eves.,after a day of fun and frolic! Buena Vida is great bar and restaurant just down the road, along with places in town for happy hours and shopping (their complex has certainly grown!) You can fish for half a day or so from several operators nearby, though April is said to be the beginning of 3 good months for fishing off shore. Phil did hook a bog sailfish but unfortunately he broke off the line!! Wonderful place to lose some time, (we could not find out about Payton Manning to Broncos, but neighbors informed us, they are friendly; he has a gallery in town with very interesting stories on sunken treasure near Akumal!) and to relax with friends. We have vacationed with another couple from MA for several years and one day, while at the pool, she looked up from her book and said “this is wonderful, isn’t it” I had to agree. Thanks again to Diana for all her help.. Adios