The perfect beach right outside your door
Posted Aug 19, 2016
Villas de Rosa Beach Resort was great. If you're looking to escape the mega resort trap and get out on your own, this is the place for you. The staff was soooo great. A big thank you to Noel, the manager, our cleaning crew, and every staff member we encountered. They gave great recommendations of things to do and really looked after us.
The beds were very comfortable, clean rooms, and kitchen was well stocked with all that you need. The beach is perfect, powdery white and the ocean so warm. Nice palapas for shade and raked beach, very clean.
We had a car rental to explore Yucatan. That's the way to go if you want to go to Chichen Itza and Valladolid (highly recommend). The cost of the rental pays for itself for that excursion alone, versus the high cost of a tour. You'll want to rent if you stay here because the resort is quite a walk to any taxi or collective.
The location is close to pretty much everything you'd want to do including Tulum beaches and ruins, Akumal and turtle bay 👍, Playa Del Carmen, ferry to Cozumel, cenotes galore (a must while there and breathtaking natural wonder, take an underwater flashlight and camera even if snorkeling, otherwise you'll really miss out on the truly awesome beauty). I highly recommend the private snorkel tour at Dos Ojos (about $30 US). Worth every penny. Far less touristy and crowded than the big Two, Xel-ha and Xcaret. Those are very expensive, crowded, and overbuilt to the point of losing their natural wonder.