Balamku

Carretera Majahual-Xcalak, Km 5.7, Mahahual, Quintana Roo, 77940, Mexico

Ecologically-sensitive Balamku, located 5 km (3 miles) south of town, sits on a stretch of pristine private beach where you can lose all track of time. Cool, spacious rooms are bright with Mexican tiles and textiles, and outdoor palapas are set up for the hotel's top activity—"hammocking." But it's not all about sleeping in the sun: a famously generous breakfast plus kayaking and snorkeling equipment are included in the rate. Canadian expat Carol Tumber runs an ecologically tight ship. In addition to generating power with solar panels and wind generators, the property uses water-saving toilets and composts all hotel waste. There's an outer reef for snorkeling, and a platform where you can catch some rays after a swim. The restaurant serves meals by reservation only.

PROS

  • beachfront location
  • rooms remodeled in 2014
  • excellent breakfast
  • friendly owner

CONS

  • far from town
  • no air-conditioning
  • seagrass on rocky beach

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Green
Quiet
On the beach
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 983-732–1004

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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