Akumal, MX

I came home to a dead car battery (Jason’s, not mine), no food in the house, tummy troubles from eating California Pizza Kitchen in the Cancun airport and ants in the kitchen.

But despite all that, it’s good to be home. By the last day or two of our trip, we were both ready to get back to our normal lives. Now if only our normal lives didn’t contain that thing called work, right? Although, then I guess I couldn’t afford to go on vacation at all.

The last time I went on a big vacation, I brought my computer and blogged every day. While that was a great way to remember the trip, it just didn’t work fort this trip. Our hotel had free wifi but it was only in the lobby and it was sort of a pain to get there with the computer. (We did end up bringing it.) So I’ll just share some of the highlights.

We stayed at Gran Bahia Principe – which was located in Akumal, a sleepy little town known for their sea turtles, about 60 miles south of Cancun.


The resort was huge. It was more like a small campus. There were actually three different resorts in the complex – Akumal, Tulum and Coba. We were in Coba which was rated highest on trip advisor. I’m not sure why; I think it might have been the newest out of the three.



Our room was the typical resort suite – a king sized bed, big bathroom and little sitting area.


The first couple of days were spent either by the pool or by the beach.



Coba had two pools – both of which were right by our room. One was called the activity pool and was bigger, with water sports and music. The other one was quieter. Both had bars in the pool. I preferred the quiet pool, but enjoyed both of them.

The beach was a little farther away. The Akumal and Tulum sections of the resort were on the beach, but Coba was not. It was about a 10 minute walk, or there was a tram that came around and took you.


After two days of pure relaxation, we were getting a bit antsy (at least I was) and wanted to leave the resort. I’ll leave our excursions for the next post.

I hope everyone enjoyed the guest posts! Thanks again to those who provided me with one. I loved reading them!

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22 Responses to Akumal, MX

  1. Beautiful!! So glad to hear that y’all had a good trip!

  2. Gorgeous! Glad you had a good time!!

  3. Glad you had a good time celebrating your anniversary :)

    Gotta love coming home to all kinds of issues back home – for me, it’s always food that’s spoiled.

  4. Looks great! I’m sorry for the tummy troubles though and I hate ants!! Ugh!

  5. I want to go back there!

  6. Glad you had a good trip! It looks so beautiful there!

  7. Glad to have you back, but more glad you had a fun trip. :)

  8. I’m glad that you had such a good trip and had fun with the husband! I love the pool with the palm tree island :)

  9. It looks like paradise! Hope you had lots of fun and those drinks with the little umbrellas. :)

  10. Oh no! That’s a crappy welcome back to “real life”. Glad you enjoyed your time down there though. Looking forward to hearing about the excursions.

  11. Glad you got to escape and get a way for a while! Vacations are always so relaxing and good for the soul! :)

  12. Glad you guys had fun 😉 I love Mexico!! And I always prefer the quieter pool too. Can’t wait to read about the excursion

  13. Fun! I’ve always wanted to go to Mexico, specifically to the Yucatan to hike through the Mayan ruins sites. I have no idea how to have a relaxing vacation!

  14. Yay for vacations!!! Boo on the ants and tummy troubles. But at least it was a great time away, totally disconnected with your husband. Happy anniversary once again my friend!

  15. That looks so fun!!!!!! I’m super jealous. Glad you had a great time!! :)

  16. Beautiful! Welcome back to the A!

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