Savvy travelers looking for an amazing and peaceful Caribbean vacation will be pleased with Yal Ku Cai Condominiums. You cannot find a better deal in the whole of Akumal in terms of views, comfort and service.
Located on the highest point of Akumal, Yal Ku Cai condominiums open up to an uninterrupted 270º panoramic view of Half Moon Bay to the south, and the Mexican Caribbean and Yal Ku Lagoon to the north.
To make the maximum out of the view, each condominium has a private balcony or a patio, furnished with hammocks or reclining chairs. Just imagine reading a book here, while listening to the waves crashing on the shore or observing shy lizards coming out on the rocks to get their share of the sun.
It is also worth mentioning that Yal Ku Cai is a very private and secure building, as it consists of only 6 units: two studios that can host up to 3 people and four 2-bedroom apartments that can host a family of 4.
Each of Yal Ku Cai’s condominiums is uniquely decorated and features an open-floor dining area, a living area equipped with a satellite TV, a well-appointed kitchen and en-suite bathrooms for each of the bedrooms.
And to make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxing, Yal Ku Cai condominiums also features a new garden pool, a private pool area, and an outdoor kitchen with a large stainless gas grill. Being tucked away from the ocean breezes, this area is perfect for evening cookouts and cocktail parties.
In addition, guests staying at Yal Ku Cai can take full advantage of world-class snorkeling (especially since one of the best swimming and snorkeling spots of the Yal Ku Lagoon’s and Half Moon Bay’s is only 3-5 minutes’ walk away from Yal Ku Cai). Just don’t forget your water shoes, as Yal Ku Lagoon is somewhat rocky.
The bottom line is – it is possible to spend an amazing, fun-filled vacation at one of the most picturesque spots of North Akumal, without straining your vacation budget!
All you have to do is know where to look and act quickly when you find your perfect vacation home!
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"It was a great place for our family vacation. My 2 teenagers thought it was cool. We enjoyed the morning sunrise on the patio.It was great to be so close to great snorkle spots! The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The only not so great thing..."
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From: SLC, Utah
About me: Seeking a Family Vacation/DestinationInterested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
It was a great place for our family vacation. My 2 teenagers thought it was cool. We enjoyed the morning sunrise on the patio.It was great to be so close to great snorkle spots! The staff was very friendly and helpfull.
The only not so great thing was the limited hot water,we had to take quick showers-- no big deal.
By: Family Adventurers
From: San Antonio, Texas
About me: Seeking a Family Vacation/DestinationEnjoys Beach & Water SportsInterested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesLooking for Quiet & Relaxation
The setting was stunning, and we loved the proximity to snorkeling at the Lagoon and in Half Moon Bay. The accommodations were spacious and well-appointed, with plenty of room for husband and wife and two adult sons. The kitchen was well-equipped and we prepared nearly every meal at the condo during our stay. We would highly recommend this location!
About me: Enjoys Beach & Water SportsSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationLooking for Quiet & RelaxationInterested in Cultural & Nature Activities
Excellent value and friendly staff.
From: Portland OR
About me: Looking for Quiet & RelaxationInterested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
It was a perfect, relaxing place for us - away from the crowds, yet close to the ocean. We loved just sitting on the porch enjoying the breeze, the sound of the surf, the sun and a good book. Our condo had everything we asked for and needed - even some things that we were told would not be there (i.e.hairdryer). The pool was delightful and refreshing and well maintained. The BBQ was big, clean and wonderful and we enjoyed use of it a few nights - and loved having someone else clean it for us! However, if you are looking to spend the majority of every day on the beach, this would not be as desirable a location for you as you do need to walk a ways to get to the beach or to swim in the ocean.
About me: Interested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesLooking for Quiet & RelaxationEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
This was our third trip to the area and the first time we haven't done all inclusive. The kitchen facilities were perfect , allowing us to prepare foods bought at local markets and grocery stores.
It's hard to beat the sound of the waves on the iron shore and being able to walk to the snorkel areas.
We did alot of walking as Yak Ku Cai is a ways from Akumal, but we also enjoyed that. We didn't rent a car , but if you don't like walking then car rental is an option.
By: L & D
From: Spokane, Wa.
About me: Enjoys Beach & Water SportsLooking for Quiet & RelaxationNewlywed/Couple
Yal Ku Cai was a spectacular place to stay and an excellent location for our vacation in Nov. of 2009. We were completely impressed with the amenities that our unit had to offer. We stayed in ground floor unit #2, opening right out onto the beach. It was just short walk to snorkel in fabulous Yal Ku Lagoon, and we did several times. The other direction a short walk across the rocks to Half Moon Bay also had some wonderful swimming and snorkelling. We loved the shy iguanas who would sun themselves out front on the rocks. The condo was so comfortable and had everything we needed, and the staff was so friendly and helpful at all hours. We hope to return soon! Thanks to the gracious owners of Yal Ku Cai!
By: Yvonne and Mike
From: Evergreen, Colorado
About me: Great snorkelingInterested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water SportsMonkey Reserve closeSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationLooking for Quiet & Relaxation
Had everything you would need including beach towels, ice packets, bikes to ride into town. Beautiful view out every window. We will absolutely go back.
From: Boston, MA
About me: Interested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
We loved our stay at Yal Ku Cai and would easily do it again. We had two adults and two kids (11, 7) and there was plenty of room. The lagoon to the left, Half Moon Bay to the right, we got up early every morning and snorkled for an hour in the bay before the kids got up! The ocean is only a few yards away, lizards coming out to sun on the rocks, beautiful sunrises.....what's not to like?
The coast here is very rocky however, so if you're looking to walk out on to the beach from your back porch then this condo will not work for you, but we enjoyed walking on the rocks and the easy access to the bay and lagoon. The swimming pool was nice for the kids too.......
We weren't looking to be in the heart of town so being at the end of the road and cooking our own meals was just perfect for us.
By: Travel the World
Yal Ku Cai is walking distance to restaurants and sandy beaches yet feels secluded and private.
We stayed for a week enjoying: scuba diving the cenotes, mayan ruins, beaches, wonderful people and great food.
Akumal is far less frenetic than Tulum, yet Tulum is a short easy drive away. Tulum has a great variety of restaurants, grocery stores etc. Too many people for out tastes. Akumal has plenty of restaurants and basic grocery stores with a more intimate uncrowded atmosphere.
Unit #4 features a unique and thoughtfully appointed open floor plan.
The lack of interior walls and flowing floorplan give this unit amazing personality. The kitchen is well appointed and the view is outstanding.
The ocean on one side and a beautiful sheltered bay on the other.
If you desire a sterile box without personality and style look elsewhere.
From: Spirit Lake,Idaho
About me: Enjoys Beach & Water Sports
Unit 4 was absolutely gorgeous,awesome desk area with a view of the water with good wifi to keep up with emails etc .Spacious unit ,quiet ,with a nice smaller patio with 1 lounger and a chair,although,pads for the furniture,a second lounger, a table of some kind for drinks, and ashtrays(instead of using cans) would have been nice,all adjacent patios outside the units toward the water, but no one was in the unit across from us,thankfully, so was fairly private as we spend a lot of time on the patio,but has spectaclar view up and down the coast,and awesome wave noise from the rocks.
Nice pool with outdoor showers,grill to use,But only 5 loungers for like 6 units so had to toss off towles left to hold empty chairs,but had no chair wars with anyone, a few more would avoid people feeling weird about using a chair! LOL ,and a super short walk to snorkel the lagoon,without having to pay at the public access every time you want to go.Beautiful furnishings fans,tilework was spectacular,nice linens and a kitchen with every appliance and nice cookware and dishes etc,everything just like home,first class, foil, baggies, paperware,spices,etc everything usually missing in most condos,made a huge difference having everything you needed,and not having to buy and leave it all behind.
Views of the coast from every window in the unit and had 2 toilets for a no waiting for a turn in the mornings !A stereo with usb or ipod would have been a big plus,the little radio provided did not work,and watching the fixed mount tv was a limnited view where a swivel mount ,would make it watchable from anywhere in the unit,had Seattle and Detroit channels so got to keep up on news etc,but could only see it from one small section of the couch, and luckily it was cloudy and cooler for our visit so the 1 larger ac unit that was broken really wasnt needed,and the smaller working unit cooled it sufficiently !:-)This place is our new favorite and a couple small tweaks would make it the best unit we have ever stayed in and will be back again !If an airbed was available there is plenty of room to bring kids and allow for more people in this large unit.We were just a couple ,but could easily accomodate a small family !
Loved it ! Awesome !I could live here no problemo !Fantastic!
About me: Looking for Quiet & RelaxationEnjoys Beach & Water SportsSeeking a Family Vacation/Destination
Loved our trip to Yalku Cai. Out on the point gives great views and nice breezes. We were in one of the 1 bedroom penthouse units. It was very comfortable and roomy for one couple. The only downside was it is not on the beach and other than your balcony) there is no convenient place to sit on the ocean side and enjoy the sun and waves. Snorkeling is a bit of a walk (to Half Moon Bay or Yalku Lagoon). We would stay there again. It will be even better when Que Onda (a nearby Italian restaurant) reopens.
From: Vancouver, BC
About me: Looking for Quiet & RelaxationEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
We had a great time, relaxed with wonderful ocean views from 2 walls of windows. Beautifully designed with local craftsmanship condo. So nice to have the pool steps away and the lagoon right beside us. I would highly recommend Unit 4.
From: St. Paul, Minnesota
Comments on Yal Ku Cai: As the title says...too many units for amenities. Not enough room at the pool area for everyone. Not enough parking. Owners need to decide if this property is for "Adults" or "Families". Our last stay many adults were irritated with noisy children who took over the pool area, one unit had children, the others were all adults. You could hear them from every room...no way to escape the noise. They interfered with everybody elses vacation and tranquility. Everyone has a right to the vacation they paid for...children included. I like kids but I don't necessarily want to vacation with them. The outdoor grill needs some work.Owners should do their best to replace broken items such as deck/patio chairs so it is more useable. The staff is fabulous, Claudia, Christina and Umberto are the best and make it all that much more enjoyable.
Comments on Loco Gringo: It would be extremely helpful if you had a calendar of availability on the properties. This would save both you and your customers a great deal of time when trying to plan a trip. Many other travel sites offer this and it saves a lot of time. No constant e-mailing back and forth to get open dates.
By: Want to retire here!
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
About me: Enjoys Beach & Water SportsLooking for Quiet & RelaxationSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationInterested in Cultural & Nature Activities
Our family of 3, including our 2-year old boy, wanted a safe, peaceful, private, ocean-front condo that had a rustic Mexican feel, with a pool in Akumal - and we were very pleased! The staff was very friendly and helpful (and have worked there over 15 years!) as were the condo owners next door. We stayed in Condo 1 on the ground floor. Well-appointed kitchen (no d/w or ice machine, but that's ok), beautiful dining table, large living room with comfy built-in sofas, heavenly hard beds (Q & K), great showers (no bath tub, also ok) and stunning views from the unit and patio - lovely ocean breeze & listening to waves crashing. The suite had a binder with helpful tips, places to see/do, etc. The small pool was refreshing and well-maintained. Wifi & AC worked great, bicycles available onsite to use, snorkel gear also in condo, and we never had problems parking or getting a chair around the pool.
Walk around the bend along the rocky shore to the north and you're snorkeling in Yalku Lagoon. Walk a few properties to the south, and you have sandy beaches. 5-minute drive to the heart of beachside Akumal for great restaurants (our faves - Turtle Bay Cafe for breaky, La Buena Vida for dinner). Would recommend having a vehicle, especially with children. We look forward to staying there again next year!
From: Brayton, Iowa
About me: Interested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water SportsNewlywed/CoupleLooking for Quiet & Relaxation
This property was just perfect. Very relaxing, quiet, just perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We didn't have any problems, except not enough time. It is close to the Lagoon and a ways from the beach, but that was just fine .The kitchen is fully stocked , we used the grill by the pool a couple times. There are bikes there to use. We just absoulutly loved this property. We would come back to this property and highly recommend it to others.
By: nice place in Akumal!
Fantastic place, great management, good value
By: william and darcy Robinson
Akumal is beautiful all of the area is welcoming and pleasant We rented a car and traveled over 1300 miles in the area Saw some lovely places and can't wait to come back Viva Mexico luv luv luv !!!!
By: Mike Tomek
Excellent value, Very quiet location, easy walk to Yal-ku, La Lunita, Que Onda. You really can't beat it for the price.
By: Colleen Wright
The property was beautiful and clean! The staff was very attentative and helpful, and always had a warm greeting for us when we were coming or going. The views from our condo were breathtaking, we would definitely return to this property again!
By: Robert Wier
AC did not work 1E studio. I have been cooling contractor for 30 years, took a look at unit, could tell this AC unit had not run for some time (months a least). Should not say condo has AC when it does not!
By: Heather Kramp
We stayed in the studio condo 2E. Everything was very nice. Loved everything about this condo. There was an amazing veiw of the ocean and the entrance to Yal Ku Lagoon. The decore was very bright and airy. Everything was clean and up to date. We walked to the edge and snorkeled in the lagoon. There were bikes to use...we biked everywhere! We will be back!
By: Karen Garrison
This year our son and his girlfriend joined us. They thought it was great! The staff was so helpful with the few requests that we had! Also met some of the other guests that had become regulars there!
By: Cassandra Hilbert
Excellent, JP and Claudia were so welcoming and helpful. The condo was so clean and had everything you could possible need. Love the location!
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