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San Rafael, California
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We found the accommodations perfect -- Balamku is quiet, comfortable and beautiful, away from the craziness in town. Breakfasts were delicious, and there are also tasty meals available at nearby Maya Luna resort and the Travel In. In particular we enjoyed talking with our host, Manny, who is not only knowledgeable about marine life but life in general. We were...

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5Thank SRSterling
balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about Balamku. We enjoy sharing information with our guests and helping them find the best of Costa Maya and Mahahual. Always fun with pleasant folks like yourselves.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Our family (kids are 12 & 14) just returned from a fabulous week at this amazing place. It was such a fantastic trip made perfect by this incredible Inn. The location was idyllic, serene and beautiful with snorkeling, swimming, sunning and kayaking right out the door. The hotel provided both sun chairs, beach towels, hammock and shade for every room...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and your enthusiasm for who we are and what we do! Very much appreciated.

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This small hotel is a private, quiet, comfortable and eco-designed spot situated right on the beach with a snorkel-friendly reef just off shore. The staff are delightful, very friendly and accommodating. What a great place in which to relax but also a spot from which one can explore the southern part of this Mexican coastline. Great breakfasts; comfortable cabanas.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure hosting guests like you. We are very fortunate to have such amazing folks stay with us! thank you for your kind words!

auckland
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Totally relaxed spot. Fantastic hosts and staff! The setting is peaceful and gorgeous. Just far enough away from town to feel secluded, but close enough to be convenient. Our housekeeper was literally the best I have ever had.

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7Thank kingmoore
balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are really proud of our staff and will be sure to let them how you raved on internet about their work! thank you for taking the time to tell others about Balamku. Very much appreciated

California
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Located outside of town ..it is a $15 cab ride. But once there it is beautiful. Rooms are simple and clean. Oceanfront, very quiet. All rooms have patios. Breakfast is a real treat! Delicious! If you are looking for r & r it's much nicer than staying in town with all the cruise traffic.

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and glad you enjoyed our place. The taxi cost was the only thing that we would say was more than usual. Must have been the road which is now excellent! We're working on internet in 10 but it is a good thing to mention as some guests must have usage in their room and all the...

Garland, Texas
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We had the best week we could have hoped for at Balamku! Great room, friendly and extremely helpful staff. Just feet from the ocean and no crowds to distract us. The ocean waves soothed us through the night. Every morning we had great sunrises, visits by unusual birds and wonderful breakfasts shared with other friendly guests. We could then either...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words and also for mentioning that driving in safe and easy! It really is nice to have a chance to see the area in our largely unexplored area of mexico. Glad you had such a wonderful time for your special anniversary celebration

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 February 2015

The Balamku Inn can be a little tough to get to, but it is definitely worth the trip. It's about three miles south of Mahahual proper, on a very rough dirt road which was being regraded during our week there. It is probably totally regraded by now. Manny and Tita are wonderful hosts, and they will do everything they can...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are very pleased to report that the road is quite amazing now. Thank you for mentioning this as it has been a trial for a few months! We really appreciate your kind words about the team and also the rooms, hotel space and property. Takes a team! thank you

Reviewed 27 January 2015

We had such an amazing vacation and get away to Balamku Inn! It's a lovely Inn located right on the beach with all sorts of outdoor/beach equipment and lounge items. Not only were the grounds and rooms maintained and kept clean, but it's the hosts - Manny and Tita (Theresa) - that made our stay exceptional! Every morning between 8...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to host people like you two. We are glad you appreciate our efforts on your behalf as well as the beauty of the property and rooms. Please come again

Mahahual, Mexico
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Balamku is located 15 minutes south of the sleepy village of Mahahual. It has tranquil beaches, lovely accommodations, a great staff and a breakfast to die for! Several nearby restaurants serve great dinners. The hotel is totally green environmentally. Lovely place!

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review ..We are all pleased that you love balamku and we look forward to your return.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

We were a bit alarmed when we first arrived in Mahahual as 3 cruise ships were in port. However, our fears disappeared instantly with the warm welcome from Teresa. Balamku is a few kilometres from town on a rutted road that keeps the cruisers at bay. It is in a beautiful location with a gorgeous beach and well designed, comfortable...

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balamku, Owner at Balamku Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We really enjoyed meeting you both and so glad that Balamku made you smile. Your review is helpful to others who may wonder about the impact of town having a cruise ship port. We are only 7 kms south of Mahahual but that makes all the difference in our privacy and tranquility. Good to be close enough to walk/ shop...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balamku is a small ecological hotel that offers beautiful rooms all facing the Sea and directly on the beach. We guarantee privacy, tranquility and excellent service. Since we are 6 kms south of Mahahual, our hotel is never noisy or crowded. We do not work with cruise ship folks so privacy is never compromised. The newly improved beach road makes access to town easy in less than 10 minutes. Kayaks are free to explore the reef just metres from our beach for great snorkeling. Large breakfasts are included as well as taxes.Enjoy the Caribbean Sea away from the crowds and relax in our natural environment.Please join us for private YOGA here or in town. Exceptional experience! Look for our YOGA retreats on FB ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balamku Inn on the Beach

Address: 5.7 kms. south of Majahual, Mahahual, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Costa Maya > Mahahual
Price Range: RM366 - RM656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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