Majahual Hotels

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Maya Beach Garden: Paradise Maya Beach Garden

There's something special about waking up and walking right onto the sand. Nestled in palm trees on a beautiful bay which makes for a lovely snorkel, MBG may not be for everyone if you have a hard time letting go of "home"
Perfect little cabanas, i think 6 of them, all have a lovely view from your front deck.

No phones, no tv, no radio. But if you must (like I must) there is an internet connection for your lap top. Not as fast as home, but it will keep you in touch.
Hard to believe that MBG runs on alternative power (but you can still charge your batteries and use your lap top.
Breakfast is included in your stay, and they offer a very reasonable meal plan...not to mention the food is outstanding!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Diving and Snorkeling, Kayaking
  • Written April 8, 2007
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Mayan Palms: Secluded and up-scale for the area

Mayan Palms is a beautiful enclave with shady palm trees and gardens surrounded by 1950’s-like single story motel rooms. Down near the beach is a well stocked PADI dive shop where you can rent whatever you need. No sea card, no dive, so get certified before you go.

There are only 18 rooms, which means that you are guaranteed peace and quiet.

The grounds have been landscaped and planted with a natural garden notable for its orchid collection, fruit trees, and native plants.

Dive Packages include 2 tank boat dives daily, unlimited shore diving, tanks, air, weights, add $120 per diver per day for diving Chinchorro Reef (its a ways out from shore).

Some example prices from 2006:

Kayak Rental (2hrs) $10 USD
2 Tank Dive $75 USD
Discover SCUBA Experiance $90 USD
Regulator, BCD, or Wetsuit Rental (each piece) $10 USD
Mask, Fins, and Snorkel (set rental) $10 USD
Dive Computer Rental (if needed) $10 USD
Each PADI Specialty Certification $80 USD
Night Dive! (add to any Tank Dive) $50 USD
Snorkel Trip $45 USD

They cater to Cruise ship customers. The barrier reef runs directly in front of the resort. The best legendary dive sites are only a 10 minute boat ride from the resort. Diving starts at 9am. Dives are within your port times. They have security for your valuables while you are out diving.

Very private. Diving is great: there are a lot of sloping walls and second-step walls, allowing divers to choose their own profiles. While the wall goes down below 1,000 feet, some of the best reefs and fish life are in 25 feet of water or less. Deep dives are usually between 100 and 130 feet, but these depths are not necessary as there's lots to see above 60 feet.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Family Travel, National/State Park
  • Written November 23, 2006
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