HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Akumal also enquired about villas in Tulum, apartments in Playa del Carmen and villas in El Cuyo

Make a holiday rental house or beach villa in Akumal, Mexico your home away from home

Akumal is a beach resort on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. This stunning seaside town does not like to advertise itself too much as it has long been a secret getaway, where the stunning natural surroundings, diverse nature and magnificent beaches create a tropical haven where you can truly let it all go and relax. Akumal beach resort originated in the 1950’s as an exclusive resort for scuba divers, especially due to the turtle populations which favour the bays along the Yucatan Peninsula.

Things to do on holiday in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal holiday rentals are loved so much partially due to the fantastic white sand beaches that stretch out in front of them. Backed by palm trees and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, the beaches make the ideal place to lie back and relax, before taking a dip in the blissfully warm waters of the Caribbean. The coral reefs of the three bays upon which the Akumal beach resort lays, Half Moon Bay, Aventuras Akumal Bay and Greater Akumal Bay, are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving at anytime of year.

The further you travel along the coast, the more secluded the beaches become, although even during the height of the summer, there are never crowds anywhere in the town. There is an array of fine restaurants, shops, dive centres and fun beach bars in the town, so you shall want for nothing whilst staying in your luxury Akumal holiday rental villa.

The stunning countryside surrounding Akumal is the ideal location for bike rides and jungle walks, exploring the wonderful variety of plants and animals lucky enough to call this part of the world home. The Yucatan peninsula is adorned with many beautiful and mysterious Mayan Ruins. The best known in the area are the fascinating Chichen Itza, (it is advisable you take a guided tour to understand some of the incredible findings here), Coba and Tulum. However, as you walk or cycle through the jungle, or even half way through a round of golf, you will most likely stumble across something!

Places to holiday in Akumal, Mexico

There are some magnificent day trips available from the self catering Akumal holiday rentals. Visiting the cenotes (fresh water sinkholes) is a great way to spend an afternoon, perfect for swimming, diving and snorkelling.

Playa del Carmen is a bustling little town, day and night. There are many bars and restaurants to explore, and boat trips leave from the marina, going out to the party island of Cozumel.

Weather in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal is blessed with an almost constant climate. Annual average temperatures are over 25°C, with daily temperatures reaching 30°C on the vast majority of days.

Flights to Akumal, Mexico

Cancun Airport (CUN) is just over an hour away from the Akumal beach resort, Mexico. Flights to Cancun no longer come direct from the UK, but with a change in Miami Airport (MIA), you can still reach Cancun without too much hassle. Flights are remarkably cheap too, and for some of the best deals, try American Airlines.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (22 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Condo #811832vb
    22
    Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (24 reviews)
      avg/night
      • Studio
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Condo #799650vb
      24
      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (27 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Condo #3023177
        27
        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (36 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Condo #108367vb
          36
          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (49 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Condo #769502vb
            49
            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (8 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Condo #766524vb
              8
              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (35 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Condo #172647vb
                35
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (6 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Condo #960157vb
                  6
                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (43 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Condo #3812555
                    43
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (12 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Condo #925514vb
                      12
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (23 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • Studio
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #510888vb
                        23
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (9 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Condo #4312382
                          9
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (28 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Condo #686981vb
                            28
                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (13 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Condo #283605
                              13
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (16 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Condo #593514vb
                                16
                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Condo #4261851
                                  4
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (43 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Condo #44902vb
                                    43
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (36 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #14911vb
                                      36
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (24 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Condo #214022vb
                                        24
                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (13 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Condo #3893565
                                          13
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (18 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Condo #502086vb
                                            18
                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (34 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Condo #276236vb
                                              34
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (23 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Condo #114111vb
                                                23
                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Condo #4215152
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (39 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #45498vb
                                                    39
                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Condo #778189vb
                                                      9
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Villa #444549vb
                                                        11
                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Studio #3878917
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #685211vb
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Condo #838622vb
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Condo #40079vb
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Condo #633389vb
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Condo #3975745
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #3664089
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (45 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Condo #19801vb
                                                                        45
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (31 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Condo #122293vb
                                                                          31
                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Condo #4209894
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Condo #4315869
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Villa #147210
                                                                                19
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Condo #135356vb
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    Villa #685228vb
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (28 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                                      Villa #131760
                                                                                      28
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #819576vb
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Condo #441404vb
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 13 BR
                                                                                            • 13 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 39
                                                                                            Villa #3478546
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              Villa #20772vb
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Villa #487715vb
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Condo #513712vb
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Condo #821775vb
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Villa #3473588
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment with sea views and sound of waves!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      3 of us stayed at the apartment for 4 nights. We really enjoyed the light spatious interior, well-equipt kitchen, balcony with hammock and comfortable chairs. The master bedroom has a very comfortable bed with much needed air-con. It's convenient to have a bar/restaurant below even though the food is not that good for the price you pay for it. The bay is nice for snorkelling ( I saw a turtle, colourful fish and a lionfish)and swimming. The best reef to snorkel in is a bit far out close to where the big waves break. It's important to know that there seems to be a constant wind and there are waves so it's not always ideal for a relaxing easy swim. Also when the sea is a bit rough it can affect the snorkelling. We were there at the end of May and we don't know what the weather does the rest of the year. The beach is sandy but as you enter the water there are rocks (and maybe some small sea urchins) so you have to take care or wear swim shoes. In the apartment there is a chest containing snorkeling and swimming equipment as well as some water sports equipment. Although if you are a serious snorkeller bring your own as some of the equipment is a bit incomplete and uncomfortable. On the beach there are some loungers and umbrellas for your free use. The cleaning lady comes every day. They provide drinking water. The Akumal beach town is a collection of tourist shops and facilities. Akumal town is more authentic with cheaper shops and more locals but it's only worth to stop by for supplies. We recommend hiring a car to take full advantage of the area and to save money and time on taxi/bus rides. All in all we recommend this condo
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017