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Architecturally brilliant, very clean and well-appointed, the villa is nestled in a sleepy enclave of Puerto Morelos. Set on a quiet road, its gates guard an oasis of serenity and relaxation. The garden, which includes ample patio, a great barbecue and fabulous pool, is very private, with lush jungle, rife with wildlife, to its rear.
The inside is stylish and cool with many a nook and cranny providing peace and quiet. If you’re keen cooks, you’ll love the kitchen, which is brilliantly stocked with all you’d likely have at home. The cooker et al is excellent and the two large fridge-freezers - one for food, one for booze - are a great touch.
Upstairs, you’ll find a grand bedroom that is both enormous and beautiful, it’s ceiling rising high to the magnificent underside of the palapa itself. Though not air conditioned, there are powerful fans provided which bring great comfort to anyone lying on the colossally-sized bed. It has two terraces, one to the side and front of the villa, where you’ll find sea views, a refreshing breeze and a large, shaded hammock; and one to the back, which overlooks the garden and jungle and is the location of an outdoor shower. If you happen to be shy, don’t worry, as it’s very private and great to shower under the bright blue morning sky.
Puerto Morelos itself is a nice and quiet, Caribbean town. It felt very safe and the locals are friendly and helpful. Taxis in and out are very cheap or you can walk along the beach, passing bars and massage tents before arriving in town in about half an hour. Live music and good cocktails are easy to find, along with many guides offering snorkelling, diving and fishing trips.
The restaurants, though not brilliant, are okay, and the bars relatively quiet, so if you want a non-stop party, this is probably not the place for you, though Playa Del Carmen is just twenty minutes away and Tulum another hour beyond that.
Chichen Itza is two hours away, as is Coba; and there are a vast array of cenotes within a short drive of Puerto Morelos.
For other ideas of things to do, just ask Colleen and Nora, who will happily suggest ideas that suit your tastes. Though we didn’t meet Colleen, she was extremely helpful from booking through to arrival. Nora, who we met at the villa, was fantastic throughout; eager to help and always with an infectious positivity, great charm and good humour. Between them, they offer a genuine masterclass in good service. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
First impressions are always the most important, and the impression our party got when we pulled up to the caribe suites was a beautiful building and hosts (especially Abraham) that took pride in the hospitality that they give their guest.
We were treated with kindness and respect that that can always make someone feel like they are at home, even if their 1000’s of miles away from there comfort zone. Throughout our stay if there was anything we needed like an extra blanket on a chilly night, or a great deal on a excursion to an awesome natural water park called Xel Ha where you can spend the whole day in some wonderful water (there is so much to do I’m not even going to try to list it, you just have to see for yourself), or go see some magnificent Mayan ruins (I personally recommend Coba and climb the temple of Ixmoja, if you can handle the 120 steep steps to get to the top, but if you can ‘t it’s a great view).
Abraham was there to help us find our way. Some of our people went on a fun fishing trip with Abraham where he keep the conversation going and was very informative about knowledge of the sea.and led them to some great fishing spots were the fish were flying into the boat, they almost caught the first sail fish of the year in Puerto Morales.
The town of Puerto Morales is a terrific town that’s very friendly and laid back were you can hear live music throughout the night in many of the bars and restaurants, and eat some delicious seafood at great prices. The town gives you more of a local and slower pace experience than Cancun or Playa. To sum up our holiday, we were very happy with our stay.