Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket, special la carte dinner for two, and room upgrade (based on availability).
Family: Second child 12 and under Stays, Plays and Eats Free (valid 12/22/17-4/30/18). First child 12 and under Stays, Plays and Eats Free (valid 5/01-12/21/18).

This contemporary hotel is located in Riviera Maya's community of Akumal, a town renowned for superb snorkeling and diving due to the nutrient-rich waters teeming with exotic marine life. Previously the Akumal Beach Resort, this hotel reopened in December 2014 after extensive renovations with a renewed concept focused on modern simplicity and functionality, as well as upgraded service for its guests.

All 310 junior suites at the Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort feature oceanfront or garden views. Each room features a furnished terrace with a private Jacuzzi, as well as a sitting area with a sofa, turndown service, aromatherapy, and a pillow menu. Upgrade to the Junior Suite Penthouse for direct access to a large private roof terrace with sunbathing chairs, a Jacuzzi, and a breathtaking view.

Enjoy a variety of activities, from watersports to volleyball to water aerobics, and enjoy live entertainment and games in the evening. Go for an adventure kayaking or bicycling, or take a snorkeling tour (once per week or per stay). Relax by three pools while the kids are entertained at the kids' club (ages 4-12).

Dining options include one main buffet restaurant, four a la carte restaurants, a snack bar, and a sushi bar. Choose from a variety of cuisines, including Mexican, Oriental, Gourmet, or Rodizio steakhouse - or stay in and enjoy room service! Five bars are available on-site, including a beach bar, pool bar, and a disco. Enjoy a relaxed vacation on a world-renowned beach, featuring great good and great staff to help ease your cares away.

Learn more about Riviera Maya.
Located in the community of Akumal in Riviera Maya, about one hour from the Cancun International Airport.

Local Phone: 984-875-7500
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 3

Main pool, a kids pool, a whirlpool, and three smaller pools thorughout the resort.
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
A contemporary hotel with open spaces, palapas, and limestone work facades. This hotel offers all oceanfront rooms and a romantic idyllic beach that is great for snorkeling and scuba diving. With renovations in 2014, this hotel has emerged with a design that is modern, simple, and functional. Beach: This resort features a beautiful beach with soft, white sands and calm blue waters. Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 310
Year Opened: 2014 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No pets allowed. Smoking is not permitted indoor and in all public areas.
Penthouse suite includes one king bed, and access to a private roof terrace with a Jacuzzi and incredible ocean views. Suite also features a stocked minibar, a spacious bathroom, and other upgraded amenities.
1 King Bed Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Located on the ground floor, the junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a terrace with a Jacuzzi and garden views. Room also features a stocked minibar, a private bathroom with his and her sinks, and more. Located on the ground floor.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a furnished balcony or terrace with a Jacuzzi. Room also features a private bathroom with his and her sinks, a minibar, and more. Located on the middle floors of the buildings.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort:
Gourmet Restaurant - Gourmet cuisine served a la carte
Oriental Restaurant - Asian cuisine served a la carte
Mexican Restaurant - Mexican cuisine served a la carte
Snack Bar - Light snacks served during the day
Buffet - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet.
Sushi Bar - Gourmet sushi
Rodizio-Grill Restaurant - Steakhouse featuring fine cuts of meat served Rodizio style
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water aerobics, beach vollebyall, dancing lessons, games, tennis court, daily yoga, spiritual dance, kayaking, and more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Mexican Show, karaoke, live music, contest at the bar
Sand castle contest, Iguanas feeding, seashells collecting, treasure quest on the beach, face painting, Spanish lessons
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

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1002 Recommend
1002 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
5th time in 2 years
mjolner10, Barrie, Canada
Mon Jan 15 15:39:35 EST 2018
As you can see by the title, we love this resort. Not only is it a beautiful area away from the busy areas, the atmosphere here is marvelous. The staff really make your stay outstanding. I realize that the behind the scenes staff don't get recognized enough, but hats off to all of them as well. All of the entertainment staff are incredible. Some of the ones that stand out for us are Alex (chocolate) and Karla. Always a pleasure to chat with big smiles. The sushi bar is outstanding and a meal time favourite .Lilianna is a quiet master of her craft making sushi. Oscar , Marbella and Noemi are amazing at the beach bar. Wilbert and Christian at the main bar always give great service with Luis helping out. Dagbertto at the side bar has great service skills and always a big smile with it. German is awesome. If he is not out paddle boarding, he is always available for a good chat. Again, many people to thank and we prefer to do it in Emanuele is also a big part of this group and is always there to help to the best of his abilities. The resort is clean, quiet and always seems to have a good vibe. The beach is truly amazing with a few different options depending on how you would like to spend your days. The bay itself offers great swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and lots of wildlife. A big item for me is the fact that there isn't any annoying vendors walking the beach harassing you constantly. We are looking forward to our next visit in the near future. We don't nit pick the little things as we don't feel that they affect the time that we spend here.

11th Visit!
MelinMichigan, Rockford, Michigan
Mon Jan 15 14:19:01 EST 2018
We visited again this past Nov. and every time we arrive, it feels as if we are back "home". The resort is great. The rooms, the food, the beach...but the special thing about this place are the wonderful staff- most of whom we have known since our first visit years ago. I want to give a special shout out for (chocolate) Alex, in taking on a supervisor role and leading the entertainment team with great professionalism. I also want to mention Karla and her great way of rounding up people for the fitness classes and activities. I can't forget all of the others as well - Lele, Mirna, Tigre, Jose, Wilbert, Timhy, Alex (vanilla), Raul, Karina, Fillipe and soooo many others. We will continue to come back when we can, and would highly recommend this special place and hotel to anyone looking for a beautiful beach, great snorkeling and safe, fun area for exploring too. You can't go wrong with ABBWR!!

Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort
IslandLife1234, Vancouver Island
Mon Jan 15 13:23:27 EST 2018
I cannot say enough about this resort and the people that make it so special. Frankly, we want to keep the resort all to ourselves so don't want to tell anyone about this hidden jewel. We have been to ABBWR 5 times and each time just gets better than the last. The resort is amazing and since the renovation a couple of years ago it is very luxurious. However, it is the people and all their hard work that put this resort over the top. From Alex and Alex :) who on our first trip, got out on the volleyball court with us and played every day, today they have moved to more senior positions but still make the time to make sure everyone is looked after and if you have a problem (unlikely but...) then they look after it immediately. We were bothered by smoking in the evening and mentioned it to Alex and the next night there was a non-smoking section :) . We will be returning every year if we can, love this place and the people. Travel safe!

Animacion team
George C, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mon Jan 15 12:27:30 EST 2018
Just wanted to say hi to the the crew at ABBWR animacion team. Alex Gil (manager) and his crew, supervisor Alejandro (Alex) and Karla and the whole crew. You guys are all the very best at your jobs and you all make staying at ABBWR a whole lot of fun. It always so nice to visit with you all my friends. It was so nice to see you all on my recent visit, and I can't wait for May to get back and see you all again. Keep up the fantastic work you are all doing.

Third visit and looking forward to our fourth.
Danny C, Nanaimo, Canada
Mon Jan 15 12:24:38 EST 2018
My previous visit and review was bang on, but this last visit was "extra" special. My wife and I were able to share the experience with My parents (in the 80's), our 3 Children (In their 20's), and my wife's sister and family (two children one early teens and the other a bit less (Can you tell I am a great uncle)). We spent New Years 2017 there and had a wonderful time. The family with younger Children did a lot of excursions, my sons and the one girlfriend did the Quadding. The rest of us enjoyed the nearby Senotes and the Resort accommodations/activities. I was worried that our diverse group would not enjoy the resort but am happy to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations and the activities. A highlight was the "Olympics". I have grown to love the "Pink Ladies" - especially Karla, and the "Blue Boys" - German and Alex treated me like a friend! I cannot wait to rekindle my relationship with them all on our fourth trip in March. Hasta luego Muchachos! Can't wait for more Volleyball

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