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Soliman Bay Beach

You won’t find huge beachfront resorts here!

Soliman Bay is a small community reserved for elegant villas overlooking the tranquil waters of the Caribbean.

The beach is not as wide as the Tulum beaches, but the sand is just as fine, white, and silky. There are just a few rocks that make the coastline interesting so keep your eyes open on your beach walk. What makes a day or week on the beaches of Soliman Bay delightful is the extensive outer reef break that creates calm seas even on the widiest of days. Protected bay areas, like those found in Soliman Bay, are ideal destinations for families with children and those who are looking forward to hours of water sports. Kayaking and snorkeling are popular activities in these calm Caribbean waters.

Being semi-private in a gated community, Soliman Bay beach is never crowded. All beaches in the Riviera Maya are public, but the secure entrance into Soliman Bay deters many visitors from coming in the area. When most of Cancun’s beaches are swamped with tourists, Soliman Bay still offers that slice of tranquil tropical getaway that so many people dream about. Well, you can stop dreaming, and experience the real thing!

This secluded beach beauty is located in the very heart of Riviera Maya, making it easy to get to and even easier to enjoy – Soliman Bay beach is nestled just 15 minutes north of Tulum, 20 minutes south of Akumal, and 40 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.

If you are visiting for the day, try Chamico’s on the southern end of the bay or the Sahara Café at Hotel Jashita on the northern end of the beach. Chamico’s is a shack on the beach with some of the freshest seafood tacos found in the area. Sahara Cafe is more upscale with great beachviews. Many travelers agree that Oscar y Lalo’s restaurant, nestled right across from the highway entrance to Soliman Bay, is a great local restaurant for after the beach.

Soliman Bay beach is all about kicking back, reading a few good novels, exploring the diversity of the Caribbean underwater world and just being happy with your friends and family.

A Word to the Wise: Soliman Bay Beach

  • The beach is semi-private for guests staying on the bay
  • Foot protection is recommended in most areas for water entry
  • There are turtle grass beds near shore in some areas
  • Snorkeling and swimming are recommended when seas are calm
  • There are no underwater currents to worry about

LocoGringo suggests these great vacation spots:

Casa Escocesa
Casa Ecosesa, Paraiso Tankah villa, vacation rental, Riviera Maya
Enjoy this 4,000 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath oceanfront villa in Paraiso Tankah, between Soliman bay and Tankah bay with amazing sea views, gourmet kitchen, 50 in. satellite TV, whole house sound...
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Tropical Evergreens
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This cozy beach house has an open split-level first floor with a king bed and loft bedroom above with 2 queens. Enjoy a beach front patio, full kitchen, living/dining room & beach palapa....
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Jashita Hotel
Jashita Hotel, Soliman Bay, Tulum, Riviera Maya
Being the only luxury boutique hotel nestled on the silky-smooth shores of Soliman Bay, Jashita offers that much-welcome and peaceful retreat.  Jashita Hotel’s deluxe suites boast awe-inspiring...
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Villa Tres Delfines
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This beach house has a pool with a waterfall cascade and built-in barbecue. Enjoy panoramic sea views from 2 upper decks, private beach tanning & kayak for exploring the bay. Full kitchen,...
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Casa Buena Suerte
Casa Buena Suerte, Soliman bay, Tulum vacation rental home
This sought-after luxury villa boasts a private location on Soliman Bay beach, 5 elegant bedrooms, a zero edge pool and a beachfront palapa suite. With 5-star service, cathedral ceilings and an...
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Margarita Villa
Margarita villa, Soliman bay home rental, Tulum
15% off  for stays April 17 to May 7! This upscale, kid-friendly beach house  located right on the white beach overlooking the Caribbean. 5 extra-large bedrooms make it easy to accommodate...
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Villa Mar Azul
Villa Mar Azul, Soliman bay, Tulum house rental, Riviera Maya Mexico
Situated on Soliman Bay in the Tulum area of the Riviera Maya, this tranquil 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home provides every imaginable amenity in an unparalleled setting.
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Tropical Evergreens Casita
Tropical Evergreens, Soliman bay vacation rental villa, Riviera Maya
This affordable bi-level guest house is an ideal alternative for a couple or a family of 4. Each level has a separate entrance and comes with a full kitchen (or kitchenette), a living area, a private...
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