First of all, let me tell you how excited we were to get to that resort. I know we hear a lot of bad stuff about Mexico nowadays. However, this was the perfect dream vacation.
The Principe is a resort that has 3 hotel in it (Akumal, Coba and Tulum), located about 2 hours from Cancun airport. You think it will be a long ride? Hold on, you can buy beer in the bus! Also, the guide will explain you a little bit of what to expect during your vacation, so it makes the ride a breeze.
At the hotel... We arrived at 10:30am, but the check in was only at 15:00. Ut was already 40 Degrees C outside and we were dressed like winter! However, the hotel offer a free change room and shower service while you are waiting for your room to be ready. Akumal is an open concept lobby.
Once checked in, we proceed to our room, which was beautiful and big! The minibar was fully stocked too! We proceed to change and went to the beach. WOW... the beach is a bit rocky, however, the sand is like sugar ! Water is turquoise and transparent. YOu can see the fish swimming around you.
Akumal didnt really have a lot of activities, that is why I recommend you to go to the Coba section where everything is. The Coba section isn’t on the beach, so you will need to ride the "golf Kart" transportation offer to transport you around by the hotel. Its great! The only complaint I have about this transportation is that it seems that they don’t have any mufflers !!! You breath as much gas emanation as air ! Not very pleasant. However, if you don't want to waste your time walking around, ride these karts, its fun !!
Once you are on the resort, you have access to all aminities from all hotels, included the buffet... TIPS : Morning meal, go to Akumal, Lunch and Dinner, go to Coba. Coba breakfast isn’t good at all, and Akumal doesn’t have many choices for Lunch and Dinner. For a more fancy Buffet for dinner, go to Tulum; its big ! You have Chinese food, Indian, Italian, Canadian; everything under the sun ! ENJOY !
Oh yeah, did I mention that all alcohol is open bar at specific points of any hotel??? Self serve Tequila, Si ! Can this go better? YES, you have about 16 a-la-carte restaurants to go to. You can book up to 3, but I've heard that slow season, you can book more. PLEASE PLEASE do yourself a favour and choose MIKADO... This is an authentic Japanese restaurant. Food is awesome! Don’t go to the steak house, you will be very disappointed, it seems that they don’t know their colour!
There is so much more to say, however, you have to go to believe it !
I will go back in April, for sure ! Best hotel so far that I have been to.