“Live the castaway dream: a handful of cabanas on a pristine beach, offering friendly service and fab food”
La Luna’s 5 cabanas cluster around the seafront, amongst verdant greenery, with breath-taking sea views, a good amount of privacy and rainbow painted walls. Each has a deck with a hammock, a table and a bench fashioned from tree trunks.Christopher Columbus, Casa Blanca and Robinson Crusoe are small but perfect for couples, with queen or kingsize beds cocooned in mosquito netting. Marrakech and Captain Dale's are open-plan and slightly bigger, making them more suited to families. The former has 2 queensize beds, the latter has a kingsize bed and an attic with 2 queensize beds - due to the lack of air-con, they might be too hot to use in summer. Bathrooms are small and some aren't separated from the bedrooms by a proper wall; expect tiled showers and sinks made from Mexican ceramics.
The 3 suites are a bit more luxurious and great for groups. All in the same building set back from the beach amongst the gardens. The Garden Suite has two bedrooms and two bathrooms - good for both couples and young families. The Jungle Suite sits above the Garden Suite, with a great view over the treetops but no sea view. This open-plan suite has space for 6 people. Next door, is first-floor Marco Polo's Journey, a spacious cabin with a kingsize bed, a separate single bed and the added bonus of a patial sea view.
Four-bedroom Villa Zanzibar is a cabana in style and ideal for a family or group. Two upstairs bedrooms sit in the eaves, sharing a shower room. Downstairs the 2 remaining bedrooms each have an ensuite shower. There’s simple kitchen and a cushioned outdoor seating area, plus the villa's trump card: a curvy mosaic-tiled swimming pool. The downside is the villa’s situation at the rear of the property by the road; it can be noisy and there are no sea views.
La Luna's restaurant is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, it really comes to life. Order a house cocktail, the Mango Margarita, and settle into the colourful dining room. Meals can be taken here, out on the sea-view deck or at the beach dining area, with a view of the Milky Way and the sound of the waves meeting the shore.
Dinners are largely made of local ingredients, with an emphasis on traditional Yucatan cuisine, and influenced by the day's catch or what's new at the market. At lunchtime, there's a selection of salads and Mexican staples such as fish tacos, enchiladas verdes or guacamole and nachos. Further along the beach are good restaurant options for lunch - ask the team for recommendations.
Breakfast is a very laid-back affair. Once staff spot you seated on your deck, they'll bring over coffee, toast, fruit and freshly squeezed juice. Note to early risers, service begins at 8am (with coffee and tea available from 7am). The waiter also brings a menu offering more substantial dishes such as fried eggs with crispy tortillas and guacamole or spicy Mexican eggs. We loved the gooey French toast with cinnamon and chocolate sprinkles.
Children are very welcome at Cabanas La Luna, and will love the beach and friendly village feel.
Leave the 1-bed cabanas to the honeymooners and choose from Marrakesh (sleeping 4), Captain Dale (sleeping 6), Jungle Penthouse (sleeping 6), Garden Suite (sleeping 6) and Villa Zanzibar (sleeping 8). Extended families and larger groups will like the privacy of the villas (both of which have basic kitchens). Villa Zanzibar has its own pool.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Villa Zanzibar has a kitchenette. The on-site restaurant is Moroccan and there are plenty of child-friendly eateries down the beach, serving tacos, barbecue food and pizzas.
The stairs in some of the cabanas are steep and not suited to toddlers.