Cannon House Studio Review

by Lydia Linton Pontius (Nov./Dec. 2012)

moon photos by Alex Bradley

It is no secret to those who know us that we consider Hotel Akumal Caribe to be our home away from home. We love staying there, hanging at Lol-Ha, visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. But this particular trip I was going to be working long hours for 10 days straight and needed a place that I could retire to at night and have total peace and quiet! The Cannon House Studio fit that bill completely.

Hidden away at the tip of the Akumal Bay point, you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves splashing on the rocks. AHHHHHHHHHHH … just what I needed. I was hired by a family of 40 who were renting four large villas down the coast; I was their concierge for the entire time. My mornings started by 8 and I crawled home close to midnight every night. The oldest was 80 and youngest was 3, so you can imagine how many times in the day I heard my name called. It was a lovely family but, even if it were my own family, by the end of the day I would want quiet.

The Cannon House Studio had everything I needed and each morning I woke up refreshed and ready to start my day. The only mistake I made was not staying an extra few days! The Studio has one of the most amazing views of Akumal Bay and the Caribbean Sea. You simply feel like you are on the edge of paradise. The living space is wonderful—it has one of the most humungous bathrooms I have ever seen, with a private toilet, large bath and plenty of closet space. The studio itself has a nice, full kitchen with a counter and stools, a comfortable sofa and seating area with TV, and a king size bed. There are windows that make up the front corner, allowing for lovely sunlight and amazing views.

Upstairs is the larger Cannon House Suite that can be rented separately or, for a larger group, consider renting both.

I now know exactly where I will go when I need to be in Akumal, but don't have the time to visit and need some privacy. The week I spent there was during a full moon and no matter how late it was, I enjoyed lying out on a lounge chair and unwinding in the moonlight. Of course having one of your best girlfriends just around the corner to drink with and complain to helped! But that is another story—not for publication!

Alex Bradley Full Moon Akumal Bay