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“Breathtaking Villa , Spectacular Energy”
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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Soliman Bay, Yucatan Peninsula

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UsiK88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Villa , Spectacular Energy”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Despite rating 5 stars for everything as a "cliché" I could not bring myself to rate any less!

Villa Soliman is nestled in the stunning Soliman Bay just 20 minutes from Tulum's strip.

The Bay is EXTREMELY private and the villa sits directly on the beach just 10 steps away.

The owner Max is incredibly hospitable and the villa has 2 permanent staff who live in an annexe building. They are a lovely couple and are subsidised by extra cleaning staff daily.

The villa itself is gorgeous, with delightful pool outside & modern and clean furnishings throughout whilst maintaining local interior. Spacious rooms and luxurious bathrooms. A breathtaking roof deck for afternoon sun after the morning on the beach. Gorgeous living and dining spaces ideal for families / groups / or even couples who have the option to entertain.

Soliman Bay benefits from very little wind compared to Tulum hotels and our stay was absolutely blissful.

For catering, the kitchen(s) <-- yes there are two! Are perfectly equipped but we tended to take the 2-3 minute walk daily to Jashita Hotel where the restaurant was fantastic!

The privacy of the beach was incredibly special and plenty of loungers as well as kayaks etc... for anyone looking to venture into the sea.

Security: When travelling to Mexico one concern may be security and I can assure you another wonderful highlight was the feeling of safety , supported by guarded entrance to the area , whilst not threatening at any point. Really perfect for anyone with doubts!

Tulum - an amazing place with energy is only a short taxi ride away for nice evening meals in lovely restaurants.

The villa owner Max is Italian and was available on-call for our needs and the perfect gentleman.

I could continue writing about this perfect place but would instead urge you to find out for yourself.

I really can't wait to return!

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OleMissDa...
Austin, Texas
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“Fabulous Thanksgiving in Paradise”
Reviewed 2 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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This is our second Thanksgiving at Soliman Bay and so glad we chose Villa Soliman as our option on this trip. Max and his staff accommodated our every need, including finding a way to provide extra kayaks for our large group and visiting us often to check in and insure we were happy and address any unsatisfied need (which there were few). Our group includes four couples with children (ages range from 5 to 12) and one college student, and all of us found this location and villa very enjoyable and memorable. We feel safe at Soliman Bay, and the reef protected bay is beautiful and safe for our family to enjoy a casual swim, snorkeling or kayaking in the bay and out to the accessible reef.

What we liked...great, large, clean beach area; perfect sized pool (tile finish- very nice); pool area separated by lush palms from beach yet water visible from rear covered patio; all bedrooms with private bathrooms, private patios & views of bay; wood lounge/beach furniture; clean, nicely finished rooms; gated parking area for our rental car; location closer to northern side of bay (less occasional seaweed); wonderful views from the top floor observation deck and bedrooms; and friendly/accommodating on site staff (Mariachi and Liliana).

This is a protected reef bay, so do not expect large waves, but this is part of the beauty of this location. You can hear them hitting the reef, but also have the calm waters of a clear bay. On our stay, we had one extraordinary day of seaweed on the beach. A call to Max brought in extra help for Mariachi to clear it. A late night storm cleared it all the next day. I would advise bringing swim shoes as the beach is natural grass bottom with occasional shell and the conch. The beach is an awesome, clean, white sand. The area is dominated by villas, so not a great deal of tourist activity. One small, boutique hotel at one end of the beach. All combines to provide a relatively quiet, special location.

Highly recommend the restaurant at the hotel, as the food was excellent. Also, there is an open air restaurant at the southern side of the bay that serves fresh ceviche, lobster, shrimp and fried/whole fish. Simply outstanding, very casual dining right on the beach and under lots of palms.

We rent one car that we use for the occasional grocery shopping expedition to Tulum, and use tour vans to transport the rest of our group. Sams is located in Playa, where we purchase the bulk groceries, but there are two markets in Tulum and several fresh fruit open air markets worth visiting and purchasing from. Ice is a premium, so plan on purchasing and storing in the two freezers on site. We had chefs for three days and a bartender for four; arranged thru Villa Lux. They were very good, but would also recommend working directly with Max on his options. The chef will shop on your behalf, but access to the markets in Tulum is very good and safe and you can control your costs by purchasing many of your items yourself with a list provided by the chef.

The only critical comments would be the size of the kitchen and the living room. The kitchen lacks an oven and the cooktop is a four burner glass top. It was adequate, but tight quarters if you like to cook family meals. There is a separate kitchen and living/dining area on the third floor and we used it occasionally to expand our cooking and enjoyed a couple of meals on this level given the view. We have 13 in our group, so all of us sitting in one area after dinner or for our meals was a little tight. Really, little to nothing negative. Wonderful villa!

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Liked best: Staff, clear water, casual/special vacation experience
Liked least: Size of kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jeremylv
New York
2 reviews
“Just sit back and relax”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

My team and I had an AMAZING time in Tulum!
Max was a great host for the entire week, very welcoming, always present when needed him and very good at providing tips to get around.
I would definitely recommend the chef service, who made us awesome breakfasts in the morning and great dinners at night. Definitely worth the experience.
The villa was such a paradise looking out on the bay where everything was taken care of (rooms, cleaning on a daily basis, just perfect).

This definitely made me and my team want to come again, so relaxing!

Travelling group: Large Group
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Trinidad
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139 reviews
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“Unforgettable experience - house is perfect”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We travelled with two families. Both with kids under 9 . We rented the whole villa which comprises of four levels. My family of 6 occupied the second floor of three bedroom a master and two bedrooms all ensuite and with a balcony. The house then has a floor with another kitchen living and two bedrooms which was used by a family of four then the third level has a beautiful suite with plunge pool and sitting area which can be used by a couple . The roof also has additional seating great for star gazing. The views are amazing. The pictures of the house are exactly as it is in real. The house is right on the beach with lovely chairs hammocks and the best detail a dining table that can easily fit 12 to 16 guest right on the beach. There is nothing negative . If you truly want to relax this is the place to stay. We hired a chef Who arranged our dinner he also does breakfast and lunch if you want. The villa provides a great breakfast of fruit eggs etc which was really good and is inclusive in cost . Dinner is worth it especially if you have young kids , they shop for the ingredients and clean up after it is very affordable. Amazing service with high quality food. We did not need a thing . The snorkeling is pretty good right outside the house my daughter saw a sea turtle and if you want to do any excursions it's minutes away. I highly recommend this villa. Hassle free max is very accommodating and his caretakers are wonderful . We even got serenaded two nights by mr Fernando . We will definitely return . There is a lot to do in Tulum and the beach is serene no hotels . We loved this villa! There are tvs on every floor as well with Sky TV but you will love the pool and beach so not much tv watching. Our kids climbed trees ate coconuts and swam continuously . The house comes with two kayaks. Good wifi

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Liked best: The house layout the dining room table on the beach
Liked least: There is sea weed
Travelling group: Young Children
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Recommended for:
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Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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