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Coral Garden 2 Spacious Beachfront Condos
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The owners of this rental make it easy for their guests to enjoy the luxury of quiet tranquility. Ron and Roberta make a point of informing guests of all opportunities, travel details, condo ins-and-outs. The family who are caretakers quietly make sure that all is in preparedness, and well maintained. Two wonderful, and well cared-for dogs are there to greet you as part of the family. The condo itself is well appointed and stocked with essentials - the owners are helpful to recommend supplies which you might buy in advance to enhance your stay. We had a wonderful stay, four days of perfect weather. We snorkeled near the reef , taking the kayaks provided. The only downside to the whole visit was the nine kilometer road from town which was in deplorable condition. It was being filled and sorted while we left. If we return to Xcalak, we would not hesitate to return to Coral Gardens

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We had the time of our lives here. I highly recommend it!

Here are the highlights.
The location is really out there. This is one of those bucket list things to do. If you are used to the four seasons or Marriott, do not expect that here, or even close. Nothing around for miles expect natural beauty.

the ocean is right in front of the condo, ALL yours, snorkel right there. lay out. In the evening, View the stars (and sleep) on the roof deck. In the mornings, order lobster from the local store in the for super cheap and cook it in your condo in the evening. For drinks and great mexican seafood, go down to the main hotel/huts (forgot the name)

Rent a car, a must. Go scuba diving and snorkeling. YOU MUST BRING mosquito repellant! Go to the mangroves.

Cons: no air condition, we heard that there was recent robberies so we locked all our windows at night and basically suffocated in the heat!!!

the beach could be cleaned of the debris that naturally washes up

Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 11 November 2013

How nice it was to receive a review from someone who had visited us 2 years ago. Yes, these are many of the wonderful things about Xcalak and the Coral Garden Inn.
About the few concerns: When this group visited 2 years ago, the local hotels had experienced some break ins and everyone was cautious. At Coral Garden we set up safety procedures for guests; a locking cabinet for personal items, a safe, and locks on screen doors so you can experience the ocean breezes at night. Our dogs are present to alert the caretaker on site if anyone is around that shouldn't be…for the last 10 years we have not experienced a problem with any break ins.
Thus said, our natural "air conditioning" is ceiling fans and the breezes that come off of the beach.
The beach is cleaned and raked every morning except in more extreme weather. There is plastic debris that washes up all along the coastline the floats here from who knows where. It is sad to see the trash that is allowed to pollute our oceans.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

This property was steps from one of the most beautiful reefs in the world. The caretakers family was lovely, including the two four-legged ones. They were unobtrusive, yet took care of our needs. There were lots of tears upon leaving as we spent 3 weeks at this property. I think our 10 year old spent more time with them than us. This was a great way to reconnect with your family with no distractions. Fantastic snorkeling, diving and fishing at your doorstep. Make sure you plan your meals prior to going and buy more than enough as it is an isolated property, but that is the beauty of it. Road is ruff, but doable. 4 wheel drive would help. Magical!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Our family rented the top floor for a week, with my wife's sister and her family joining us the last 5 days on the bottom floor. Perfect in-law situation: room to be together, room to be apart. The house was very clean (at least until the teenagers and two year old got done with it), and well set up with solid kitchen equipment and great relaxation potential on the upstairs balcony.
As everywhere we have been in Xcalak (Reef House and Casa Caracola), the greatest amenity is the sea breeze and the snorkeling outside the house. Here, the upstairs had the better breeze, and we all tended to congregate there (One of the denizens of the downstairs said our terra cotta fish on the wall looked happier - because the trees are dense in front of the house, it is brighter upstairs). Snorkeling here was great, although the water was quite shallow in the areas we tried that are accessible by walking or kayaking from the house (two kayaks, both in great shape). The hosts have left a guide for other nearby snorkeling areas, but no one felt like the drive, and the bikes did not seem particularly roadworthy.
The beach walking was also very good here. Our beach was cleaned every morning by the caretakers, and most beaches to the north as well, such that we could (and did) walk an hour that way along very nice sand strips for the most part. We were there holy week, and there are a number of both developed and undeveloped campsites along the beach there, but never any disruption of our peace and quiet at the house. Lupita, the caretaker's daughter, is a delight, and the two very friendly dogs make you feel right at home.
We were a little apprehensive about the house being on the other side of the road from the beach. However, this far (9km) from town, the road is barely that, and just seems a slightly different part of the beach. Even with a lot of camping and other activity around us, we only noticed a handful of cars per day, and did not even have any incidents with the toddler. So that trepidation was not an issue at all.
The only drawback to the Coral Garden Inn is the distance from town. 20-25 minutes to the dive shop, and restaurants. However, the peace and seclusion make up for that, and we only were in town a couple nights anyway.
Coral Garden Inn is a great option for groups needing a large house. Can't beat the prices, either.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 21 April 2013

We appreciate the lovely review from you and your family. We are happy that you experienced the beauty and charm of the Coral Garden Inn. It is perfect for a family group, children playing on the beach, adults relaxing, warm tropical breezes and a snorkel here and there. We welcome you back anytime.

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Reviewed 20 July 2011

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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