Excellent home away from home
Posted Mar 28, 2011
Bambu Suites is just off the north end of Quinta, the main street where everything happens in Playa. It's also an easy 2-block walk to the beach. The two full beds seemed a little short for our over 5'10" selves, but otherwise the room was very comfortable. The kitchen had a big fridge and a microwave - very handy for making our own brealfasts and lunches sometimes, and keeping drinks cool. The living room area chairs could perhaps have been cosier, but I'm getting picky now.
We were able to walk out to the small dipping pool, with sunbeds that always had a choice of sun or shade due to their courtyard location. Ideal spot for using the wi-fi and reading.
The neighborhood was quiet, except when the mariarchi band began it's evening round at the fish restaurant across the road and woke us up from an afternoon nap or two. Incidentally, that same restaurant was often packed with locals in the afternoons. (We didn't eat there because we're vegetarian.)
The supermarket, a few blocks away from the beach, is well worth the walk for low prices and a slice of local life.
The beach is long golden sand, and always has an onshore breeze. We were never too hot, but the sea was always warm. I swam in the sea more than I have in years. It wasn't a great beach for snorkelling, though. You can see the high-rises of Cozumel on the horizon.
We would definitely recommend Bambu Suites. The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English. We had a great vacation.