“ Luxury hotel resort comprising 4 hotels. Close to Akuma village, Mexico. Tel:(888) 774-0040 „
This is a resort comprising 4 "hotels". Actually, hotel is not entirely the correct description. There are 4 lobbys, Kantenah and Riviera being back to back with each other, and Colonial and White Sands being the other 2 lobbys at the opposite end of the resort.
The resort is extremely eco-friendly and the accommodation is in villa-style of around 6 rooms per open-style villa. The villas are all accessed via walkways and it is fun to watch out for all the small ghekos and larger iguanas you see around the resort. The rooms are very spacious, the beds are enormous and they all have balconies. There is air-conditioning and a ceiling fan in every room, and a mini-bar restocked daily with soft drinks etc.
The resort is massive. There are 2 small resort trains to take you round. In addition to the 4 "hotels" mentioned above there is an adults-only part, which has individual Mayan villa style accommodation backing onto a lake. There is a small boat which takes you on trips round the lake.
All-inclusive is the option for this hotel. They serve food all day in various restaurants. There are 2 main buffet restaurants - one for each of the 2 sets of lobbies. In addition to this there are pool bars serving lunch, and various restaurants serving dinner - Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and a steak-house to name but a few. There is no restriction on how often you eat at these restaurants - just don't leave it too late in the evening as they fill up very quickly and you can find yourself queueing for an hour or more. The food was fantastic in all the restaurants.
There are 2 enormous family sized swimming pools, with towels available so you don't need to take your own. You are given a "towel card" when you check in, and when you go to the pool you exchange your card for a towel, then hand get it back when you hand your towel back. In addition to the 2 main pools there are several other pools dotted around the resort including a couple for adults only, and a stunning salt water pool with a view to die for. There are pool bars at all the pools.
The beach is right at the edge of the resort, with loungers and plenty of water activities, or just paddle in the water as warm as a bath.
I went to the Kantenah resort for my honeymoon 2 years ago. Travelled with Thomson as they appear to be about the only UK travel agent who use this resort. The flight was 11 hours. The transfer from airport to resort is approximately 1.5-2 hours in an air conditioned bus. On arrival at the resort, there are bell boys waiting to hold your luggage for you while you check in, then whisk you to your room in golf buggies.
This was one of the most amazing resorts I have ever visited. We are saving up to go back. It cost us £1,250 each for a fortnight flying from Manchester during August. the price does not vary terribly much throughout the year.