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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:

Villa Moon Star
Villa Moon Star, Soliman bay vacation rental, Tulum
Perched on the primary dune in the central part of Soliman Bay, this amazing four-bedroom beachfront villa is a dream vacation home for anyone who appreciates the beauty of Caribbean, privacy and...
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Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu, Tankah bay villa vacation rental, Riviera Maya
This is a big sunny beach house with 3 air conditioned bedrooms and a beach side swimming pool. Enjoy 2 double kayaks, great sunbathing by the pool or on the beach, grill, big kitchen, awesome ocean...
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Villa Iguana
Villa Iguana, Soliman bay, Riviera Maya rental home
This is a deluxe beach house with air-conditioned bedrooms, swimming pool, all on the beach side of the house. Full kitchen, living room & dining room all with pool view & open floor plan. 5...
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Casa del Corazon Bungalow #3
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Casa Corazon #3 is one of the most secluded bungalows nestled next to the pool, just steps from Soliman Bay beach. This 2-bedroom, 2 bath bungalow comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and an ample...
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Tropical Evergreens Casita
Tropical Evergreens Casita, Soliman bay vacation rental
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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Casa Yamulkan
Casa Yamulkan, Soliman bay villa rental, Riviera Maya
This beach house has 2 air conditioned bedrooms with king beds, additional sleeping areas, spacious living room, kitchen, nice beach, terrace, vaulted palapa roof with interior stone and wood beams....
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Casa del Corazon Bungalow #1
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Casa del Corazon #1 is situated a few steps away from the white sand of Soliman Bay beach. This beach bungalow hosts 2 bedrooms located on separate levels, 2 baths and a modern kitchen. There is also...
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Casa Caribena
Casa Caribena, Tankah bay villa vacation rental, Riviera Maya
This Tankah beach villa can be rented with either 3, 4, 5, or 6 air conditioned bedrooms. Enjoy a bar, swimming pool, ocean patio, rooftop pool, Satellite TV, phone, Internet. Cook service included!
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