You’ve landed in the Mexican Caribbean and are looking for a beautiful beach town to stay at for your winter vacation. Done the Playa del Carmen thing? Cancun getting too busy? Tired of Tulum? Look no further than Akumal, the perfect beach getaway destination in the Riviera Maya.
Nestled between Puerto Aventuras and Tulum, Akumal is the place to go this winter if you’re looking for sun, sea, some recluse, and lots of adventure. If you’re looking for a place to stay for a few days, a week, or more, here are the top 5 boutique hotels in Akumal for that perfect winter getaway.
Villa Morena Boutique Hotel Ecoliving
Find your little piece of paradise at Villa Morena Boutique Hotel Ecoliving in Akumal. You’ll be away from the tourist crowds by the beach at this hotel, as it’s located a little less than 2 miles inland. Which means that you’ll be amongst the luscious surroundings of the Mayan jungle in a quiet part of town as you chill out in your own private bungalow.
Some of the hotel highlights include a lagoon-style swimming pool, a sun terrace, a bicycle rental, a game room, as well as an outdoor and indoor play area for the kids. The hotel also offers airport shuttle services And as a bonus, a free and delicious breakfast is served in the guest rooms on the daily.
This boutique property has rave reviews on Booking.com, which is one of the reasons why we included it in this list.
Las Villas Akumal
Live out your Stay-at-a-perfect-villa-by-the-sea-dreams (that’s a thing, right?) here at Las Villas Akumal, an ideal tropical recluse from those harsh winter months back home.
Stay at one of their gorgeous and modern beachfront villas, and you’ll be booking your trip back in no time. Here are some of the hotel highlights:
- Swimming pool (kids and adult pool)
- On-site spa
- Free use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment
- Rooms come with a microwave, oven, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms, and satellite TV.
- Enjoy a menu of Mexican and Caribbean delights at La Vista Azul, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant.
Maya Eco Village
Enjoy a winter getaway and stay at one of the spacious bungalows at the boutique Maya Eco Village hotel in Akumal. Located south of Tulum and a 10-minute drive from Akumal Beach, this property is surrounded by nature, where you can really relax and unwind. Some of the hotel’s highlights include:
- Free parking on-site
- Bar and restaurant
- Free breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Sun terrace
- Free WiFi throughout the property
All rooms come with air-conditioning, a minibar, fridge, desk, kettle, and en suite bathroom.
Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel
Located in Chemuyil just outside of Akumal, this adults-only hotel goes the distance for its guests. Choose from one of their spacious suites to relax in and spend your afternoons sunning by the modern on-site pool. The pool chairs and palapas make for a day of relaxing and perfecting the art of doing nothing (with a cocktail in hand, perhaps!). The hotel features:
- Free parking for guests
- On-site restaurant and bar
- Outdoor pool
- Free WiFi
Panther Bay Villa & Golf, Akumal
Located in Akumal, the Panther Bay Villa & Resort has everything you need for a peaceful, active getaway in the Riviera Maya. Luxurious and modern, this hotel is close to the driving range at the Riviera Maya Golf Club if you want to get a few rounds of golf in during your vacation. The hotel highlights include:
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Free continental breakfast
- Free bike rental
- Restaurant and bar on-site
- Room service
- Shared lounge
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