“Best 10 days of the year!” We have been vacationing in the Mayan Riviera for the past 15 years and have always been loyal to akumal accomodations...until now. After a bit of pleading my husband to try something new, we booked a 10-day stay at Sombras del Viento. We have absolutely no regrets! In fact, I highly doubt we will ever stay in akumal again.
After a grueling experience at the Cancun airport(2+ hours in line at customs and baggage claim), a rental car reservation that apparently didn't really exist and getting clipped for $20 at a gas station in Playa del Carmen, we were exhausted and stressed. Upon arrival at Sombras del Viento, our caretakers, Alejandra and Miguel, made us feel very welcome by greeting us at our car and escorting us through the magnificent tropical garden and into our accomodations (Siracco). After one step onto the property I felt myself relax and the stress of the day dissapate.
The apartment was amazing with a perfect flow of ocean breezes circulating the interior, modern efficiencies, comfortable beds & linens and a sophisticated yet comfortable sense of decor that made us feel right at home. This is a great spot for lazy afternoons by the pool and sipping margaritas on the porch while taking in the breathtaking ocean view.
Our 7-year old son couldn't be happier when he discovered the beach and pool accessories: rafts, sand buckets, snorkel gear and kayaks! He was also fond of the TV and DVD player!
We were very fortunate for the opportunity to meet and visit with owners, Loic and Beatrice -- a charming couple who give true meaning to the phrase: Mi casa es su casa! They were terrific about sharing restaurant, shopping and tourist recommendations with us and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable.
Bottom line: great vacation spot!!!