We’re a family of four, now with two young adults, from Colorado and we typically take one or two beach vacations a year. We often stay at all inclusive resorts in Mexico and this was our first time using VRBO and a private condo. Previous to our stay I did lots of research and we couldn’t have been happier with the condo itself and Half Moon Bay! The condo is very clean, the kitchen is well equipped (although I would recommend perhaps adding a microwave), all three air conditioners worked great and the beds were comfortable. There is even a large screen smart TV in one of the bedrooms but the best part were the comfy futon beds out on the large oceanfront balcony…perfect for afternoon naps.
We did experience some problems with the hot water but they were tended to quickly after we reported the concern. My husband hurt his leg when we arrived at Cancun airport and he did struggle to get up to the condo on the stairs because he was on crutches. But the property manager, gardening staff and house keepers were particularly concerned about his well being, and moved swiftly around him.
Outside the condo…we walked to Yalku lagoon which was great when the bay was a little rough. We took taxis two days to Akumal bay, which was about US $6 each way and was Us $5 per person to enter the beach. We took our own snorkeling masks and tubes and saw tons of fish, sting rays and some large turtles right in front of the two resort hotels…no need to hire a guide. Beyond that we mainly stayed at the beach in front of the condo and enjoyed several meals at La Buena Vida restaurant which is about a ten minute stroll from the condo. We found the water in the bay a little scary for us land locked people to be in for long, due to some sea urchins and tiny jellyfish, but we loved that we could sit on the sun loungers and see fish right from there.
Overall we really enjoyed our trip and want to thank the owner for allowing us to share their home for a few days. We would definitely go back and would recommend it to families that enjoy the Mexican Riviera Maya and want a change from all inclusive resorts.