The hotel is located half a km north of the main Akumal village, away from the new ‘mega’ all-inclusive resorts, in a quiet ‘half-moon’ bay. When they say it is on the beach, it is right on the beach.

When booking this hotel, we just booked a basic room. After a couple of days, although the standard room was beautiful, overlooked the sea and beach, for a 2-week stay, it was a bit on the small side. So after inquiring, we upgraded to a ground floor two-bedroom apartment for the last ten days. Superb.

Although there is no on-site restaurant or pool, these amenities are available just a few meters up the beach.

Although having a car is not essential while staying at this location, I would recommend one. Being able to visit all the local ruins, cenotes’, restaurants and if you can find them, ‘public’ beaches, make it a lot easier.

One note. During our stay, the seaweed that has been causing a problem throughout the Caribbean was prevalent in the bay. Despite heroic efforts by the locals to clear the stuff, the next day it was back again.

We loved Del Sol. It was right on the beach so we could listen to the sound of the waves at night. Very comfortable. Low key and affordable. Daily maid service — friendly and helpful staff with their go flyboard cozumel tour recommendations. Furnishings were just as pictured. Fantastic view. We didn’t do much swimming, but that wasn’t what we came for. We just vegged with our books and walked into Akumal every night for dinner. We highly recommended it if you want to get away from it all.

Great place. La Buena Vida restaurant next door was perfect for breakfast and other meals. The pool was OK but not heated, so it was a little chilly for me. The seaweed was a problem for swimming, but the poor workers were out every day hauling it away. I’m not much of a swimmer anyway, so not a big deal. We didn’t mind the smell.