This gorgeous 1100 sq. ft ground floor condo is located in the beautiful gated low-rise Tao complex which is set in its own lush grounds across from the Gran Bahia Principe Resort and Spa. Unlike most of the elegant Tao condos, robust but chic furnishing is perfect for children and a stress-free stay for parents, while the beach is only 1/2 mile away by free shuttle.
The condo is situated just 20 yards from the complex's large community pool, along with its paddling pool, pool-side barbecue and numerous loungers. The renowned Tao Wellness Center is just a four-minute walk from the condo and offers a gym, two lap pools, massage therapies, spa treatments, and free classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Salsa Dance, cooking, and Spanish, depending on the schedule. There is also a small business center, a small library, gift shop, and a newly opened bistro which is garnering excellent reviews from owners and renters alike.
If you would like to cater for yourself there is everything you need in the condo's up market kitchen, with its granite worktops and stainless steel appliances. It includes a cooker with stove top, blender, saucepans, utensils, crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, table linens, etc., plus a dishwasher - and a toaster and coffee maker for breakfast. The condo's shady, secluded position encourages al fresco dining on the tiled terrace, but otherwise you can eat inside at the 6 seat dining table.
Accommodation in the two bedrooms is very flexible. The four single beds comfortably join together to make two super-king size beds, so it can suit a group of four singles travelling together, parents with children, or two couples. The sofas in the living room also convert to a bed for extra guests, or a third child can sleep in the second bedroom on an air bed. All necessary bed linens and towels are provided, as well as a washing machine & dryer in its own alcove.
Air conditioning and fans in every room, its own internet and free wi-fi, insect screens on all windows, plus blackout drapes in the bedrooms will round off your comfort, and for your entertainment there’s a satellite TV, DVD player, plus a huge range of DVDs.
Tao is a very safe, secure and tranquil place to relax and spend time, plus the condo itself has monitors for carbon monoxide, propane gas detection and smoke alarms. You can reach it in an easy 70 minute drive down the coastal highway from Cancun Airport. It’s only 15 minutes from the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world along the Riviera Maya. If the fabulous Tulum Beach Road doesn't provide enough buzz for you, Playa del Carmen and its 5th Avenue is only 25 minutes drive away. You can also take a ferry from there to Cozumel, or take in a current English-speaking movie or two. Alternatively, visit the nearby Xplor, X-hel and Xcaret parks. The Si'an Kaan Biosphere is another lovely place to visit. What with all the cenotes in the surrounding areas too, there are plenty of tourist sites and activities to fill your days.
However, the special bonus of staying at Tao is that you can dip into all the options offered at the adjacent Gran Bahia Principe Resort at a discounted cost, but without having to pay the resort's high room rates! It offers scuba, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, fishing, bikes, spas, horse riding, shopping, a brand-new casino, children's club, and many restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment shows. You may also dine at any of the resort hotels’ buffets or specialty restaurants for a discounted price. Pick up the free trolley at the Wellness Center and take the 1/2 mile ride across the private bridge to the exclusive resort areas, including the private beach for Tao guests. In addition, take advantage of the discounted fees for a round of golf on the superb Robert Jones II 27-hole course (rated #3 in all Mexico), which extends all around the Tao complex. You can try the 18-hole Championship Par 72 course, or the Executive 9-hole Par 3 course - or both!
The Gate 48 property & guest services team will greet you and orient you during your stay. Although you could manage to get around using the Tao shuttle, taxi cabs, and the frequent local bus service, a hire car is definitely recommended to get full benefit from all that the area has to offer.