Villa Sol y Luna


Christina Vitone's Testimonial.

This house has it all. The house was large, very spacious. There were 19 of us and we did not feel cramped in any room. The rooms are large, air-conditioned and very clean. The bedding's, towels and amenities were perfect for this trip. It is nestled between a few resorts but the property is very private and the beach was super clean with fun water amenities (kayaks, body boards and snorkel gear). The hammocks were super relaxing and dreamy to lie in all day! Melanie could not have been more nice and more accommodating. She even coordinated our ground transportation, excursions and local spots. Joel that lives on the property was our hero. He was always checking in with us, running for ice, moving stuff, he even climbed up and grabbed us fresh coconuts from the tree to drink and eat! He would call us out to the beach at night to help the baby turtles into the ocean which was a highlight for 3 nights of our trip! Our rooms and the house was cleaned daily by staff which were so nice. The kitchen was stocked for a cookers dream and we would definitely rent this house again for our next yoga retreat. The roof top was our yoga sessions and the view, breeze and sound of the ocean was seriously perfect. Staying at a rental house instead of a resort allows us to have more options for our guests. This house and staff were incredible! We would definitely book this house again. Septiembre 2019

VRBO Review 27257209: July 6th, 2019

We had a group of 15 (12-80 yrs old) and had a great vacation! The villa was just as described and to our expectations. It is secluded and in a protected area, so we didn't see many other people. Melanie was great to work with planning excursions/transportation and responded quickly when we had any problems. We even had to call for a doctor, but it was less than an hour by the time we contacted Melanie to the time the doctor was at the villa. Everything was taken care of quickly! We also elected to have Chef Ismael and his assistants cook all of our meals. Every meal was delicious and they made accommodations for us when necessary. We had one meal outside of the villa and most everyone ended up getting sick, so having home cooked meals is necessary! I would definitely recommend staying here!

VRBO Review 26163508: July 17th, 2019

The house was gorgeous, very big and open with lots of sun light. Clean and well kept. The staff, chefs were top notch, spoiled us. They even gave us fresh coconut water from their palm trees. The water was breathtaking, turquoise and warm. I can’t wait to go back next year! We are truly impressed and highly recommend this place for any occasion, from weddings to family reunions to simply a relaxing vacation.

Stenger group's testimonial:

"We wanted our family to experience Mexico, and we were not disappointed by staying at Villa Sol y Luna. It is as beautiful as the pictures in the portfolio. Much nicer than vacationing in a high rise "modern" resort. We arranged for 2 meals a day, brunch & dinner, prepared by Ismael and his crew of brother Rodolfo, and wife Norma. They thoroughly washed and disinfected all food to be used. The meals were beautifully presented and out of this world delicious. Alba and cleaning crew kept the villa sparkling & clean. Don Pedro and his dog Koko patrolled the grounds & pool. He even cleared the white sand beach of seaweed daily. The staff was unobtrusively around most of the time, we did not worry about security or safety. Melanie knows the ropes of how to get the best and most efficient excursions available. The hired drivers were able to get by lines etc. to minimize waiting or having to walk long distances to destinations. The Stenger group had a truly wonderful vacation."

VRBO Review December 20th, 2018

Review #24765629 Villa Sol y Luna: Ocean Front Villa, Riviera Maya, 10 bedrooms .Owner direct

The most awesome vacation that accommodated 17 family members; ages 5-80. Chef Ismael was bonus?

A very large Villa with 7 bedrooms and 7 baths. A separate pool room; an outdoor swimming pool and beach front with volleyball net on premises!!!! Need I say more?
Chef Ismael and staff were over the top accommodating and we just said, surprise us with menu ?. He never disappointed?. Melanie set up anything we needed to do for yours, rides or just communicating. She was always available and gracious. We’d definitely recommend Villa Sol Y Luna!

Date of arrival
December 20, 2018

Partie of 13 Testimonial

This was a vacation of a lifetime for our family of 13 !. Our best tima for or family in Mexico was a fantastic experience mainly because of our Chef Ismael, Rodrigo and Fernando. The food at every meal was awesome !.

Also the staff Alba, Loida, Joel and off course Don Pedro made our star so relaxing. Keeping the Villa spotless and providing is with anything we needed. Our last night BBQ and bon fire on the beach were the best way to end an stay here at Villa Sol y Luna !!!. We hope to return to Mexico and definitely to Villa Sol y Luna.

Thank you also to Melanie for helping us arrange our trip and excursions, se did and outstanding job !

Muchas gracias everyone !
Nov, 2018

Mayan Wedding Testimonial

"Estimado Rafael,

Una vez más quiero agradecerte todo el apoyo que nos diste para realizar nuestra renovación de votos, todo estuvo maravilloso, la Villa y todo su alrededor está mucho más hermosa de lo que recordabamos.

Te comparto algunas fotos del evento, la playa se ve maravillosa!

Seguramente regresamos en unos años más.

Seguimos en contacto, saludos y muchas gracias!!

Mariana Hernandez
Noviembre, 2018"

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The perfect location, villa, and staff!!

Truly, we were blown away by Villa Sol y Luna and it's remarkable staff!!!
It's the perfect location, right on a private beach between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. The manager, Melanie, patiently worked with me for months to plan this surprise 30th Birthday vacation for my husband. She seemed just as excited about everything as I did, which showed her passion to make guests happy. By the time we arrived, I felt as though she was a good friend I hadn't seen in forever. The Villa comes with full services staff, who always kept the place in top shape. They were extremely friendly and essentially part of our family. One of the best things we did was hire Chef Ismael and his crew for a couple of dinners. I wish we would have hired him for every meal!! AMAZING food!!! We actually ended up canceling a couple excursions because we didn't want to leave the villa. It was everything we needed for our beach vacation. While there was some seaweed that washed up (that time of year), Don Pedro was out every morning with his dog, Coco, cleaning it up. There is simply not one negative exerpeince from our stay at the villa. It was all perfect!!!

Submitted: October 27, 2018
Stayed: October19- 24, 2018

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Stevie Moffatt's Testimonial

"Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

The house was beautiful. The location was perfect. The staff was outstanding. We saw and released baby turtles!
The crocodiles has babies too. I really can't say enough great things about the trip."
- Stevie Moffatt

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Villa Sol y Luna at Playa del Secreto


Jordan Caley's Testimonial

We had the wedding weekend of our dreams, thanks to Villa Sol y Luna!

We were a group of 17 family members from Mexico, the US and France who all came together for 5 perfect days at Villa Sol y Luna from November 9-13, 2017. Prior to our arrival, Rafael and Melanie were responsive and helpful, arranging early check-ins/late check-outs as well as airport transfers for all of our US family by the lovely Carlos, who brought an extra step-stool for our 80-year-old grandparents to more easily get in and out of the van.

We were most surprised and impressed by the food service-- all of our family was blown away by how delicious everything was, how dedicated and proud the kitchen staff were, serving everything up with big smiles from Ismael, Ismael and Norma. The two decks were perfect for relaxing and outdoor meals, the upstairs terrace provided beautiful sunrise views, and the large pool area with palapa bar were enjoyed by all. There were so many options for lounging by the pool, under the palms and in hamacas, which everyone enjoyed between long walks on the beautiful beach.

Don Pedro introduced us to the local crocs and cut down a coconut for us to try, and all of the other groundskeepers and cleaning staff were lovely. The rooms were comfortable, and the local natural bath products were an appreciated touch. Everyone enjoyed listening to music and playing pool downstairs when the weather wasn't perfect, but the sun was shining for our wedding! All the villa staff made it so special for us with the lovely dinner and dancing set up under the stars, delicious and beautifully-presented appetizers and meal, and the world's best coconut wedding cake! We can't recommend Villa Sol y Luna enough, and are already scheming for an anniversary reunion :)

Jordan Caley

Nov 16th, 2017

Traci Sullivan's Testimonial

This was the best place to spend with 18 family and friends for the week to celebrate my birthday!! The staff is amazing and always very helpful. Pedro cut down some coconuts for my grandkids and was always making sure everything was in working order.

We arranged for the chef Ismael and his help (Norma and Antonio), there were amazing.. the food was very flavorful and a great variety. We asked Ismael to get lobster one day and WOW!! He then used the left overs in omelets in the morning and chili rellenos at night. Norma always made sure my grandson had quesadillas, he wanted to take her home!!

The pool, close beach access and all the other open areas in the house made the week great fun, even though Tropical Storm (or Hurricane) Franklin gave us some rain and wind for a couple days - that didn't stop the fun.. We are planning on going back in a couple years to celebrate some more birthdays, I can't wait!"

Traci Sullivan, who checked out of Sol Y Luna on August 13th, 2017.

Hello everyone!

We wanted to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the exceptional time at Villa Sol y Luna with my family. It was truly a magical experience and brought my family closer together.

Melanie, you were more helpful and kind than any other I have met. I had hundreds of questions and you answered them all! I never felt overwhelmed being in a different country not knowing where things were or how to set up tours because you are so knowledgeable and helpful! You are the glue that holds the Villa together. THANK YOU!

Ismael & Norma, my family feel in love with you and your staff. You became our family. Your beautiful hearts shine in whatever you do. You made us feel like your family and took such great care of us. Someday I would like the opportunity to spoil you back! Your kindness and culinary talent left a big impression on my kids, this was their first time out of the country. Thank you for everything, know that you made our time in Mexico magical.

Don Pedro! Te amo! It was amazing talking to you about the area, history and life in general. You are an amazing human being and we appreciated you more than you know. Mi casa es su casa!

Every trip I go on with my family I try to create magical memories that will bring us closer together. Sometimes I am able to create a vacation that gets it right, sometimes not. Spending time at Villa Sol y Luna was more than a vacation, it was a magical 5 days of family bonding in one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We will never take this time for granted, thank you Villa Sol y Luna!!

Much love,

The Rhoads Family

Kurtz / Folk Wedding.

What an amazing stay at Villa Sol y Luna ! The staff members & Melanie truly made us feel at home.

We had our family stay in the Villa (16 plus 2 children), I had a wedding on the beautiful private beach with the white sand and the amazing blue sea in the background. It was AMAZING !! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue and lodging. All of our guests commented on how lovely the staff was and just how on top of it they really were !… Thank you to everyone who made it happen. We hope to be back !!

(Even enough we’ve gained at least 10 pounds from all the amazing meals we had)

Thank you.

Natalie & Sean Kurtz

Ramsover Family from San Antonio, Texas

What a lovely venue to enjoy family fun-in-the-sun ! The color of the sea and sound of the surf is breath taking ! Our favorite evening was the bon fire on the beach - singing & telling stories.

Who could ask for more than the roof top view ! Simply incredible !

February 23rd 2017

Ann Pasterski's Testimonial


We had a wonderful time at Sol Y Luna. Chef Ismael's cooking exceeded our expectations. And Ismael #2 and Norma's service was impeccable!

My 5 Star Review:

Sol Y Luna was the place I chose to celebrate my 50th birthday with 6 of my closet girlfriends. I really wanted this to be special since I now live in New York and was reuniting with my Wisconsin friends. We are all fairly well traveled so it was important that this trip meet a variety of standards and leave us all feeling pampered and refreshed. Our 3 days at Sol Y Luna was truly top notch for all of us. Sol Y Luna's location, even among the other villas on Playa Secreto, is the most beautiful beachfront spot. We enjoyed the large private beach and blue caribbean water (no rocks like some locations nearby), not to mention the secluded pool, patio and many terraces. The accommodations and amenities in the villa were as described, clean, comfortable and spacious. Did not even need the bedroom A/C due to evening breeze and no bugs. The online photos accurately depict the beauty of Sol Y Luna, but what you can't see is the amazing service. It was beyond our expectations. The groundskeepers, housekeepers, chef services and villa manager were what made this vacation like no other. Everyone was friendly, polite and very accommodating. Even the drivers were nice, fun and always on time. The chef-prepared food and drinks were beautifully presented, delicious and enjoyed by all. No question our dining experience was superior to eating out and so much more relaxing. I am already planning a return visit to Sol Y Luna. This time we won't get away without bringing our spouses!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Ann Pasterski

Maureen's Testimonial

Hola Rafael, I hope this email finds you well.

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Villa Sol y Luna during Thanksgiving week. What a gem you have –everything was perfect: the location, amenities, and most especially - the staff. And in particular, the chef team: Ismael, Norma and Gutierrez are amazing! Our meals were delicious and nutritious (using the freshest, “cleanest” foods), and always beautifully presented. I am most grateful to the chefs for providing safe, healthy meals for my daughter Sarah, who has multiple, life threatening food allergies.

I’m not sure words can adequately convey my gratitude for the experience they gave me and Sarah. Within minutes of meeting and speaking with Ismael, he allayed any fears I had about someone else cooking for my daughter, and I was literally in tears. In twelve and a half years, I’ve not been able to enjoy a week’s vacation when I didn’t cook Sarah’s meals. I will forever be indebted to Ismael, Norma and Gutierrez for providing me the luxury of relaxing and enjoy some downtime. Not once did I worry about Sarah’s safety. Living with food allergies is often isolating, when one is not able to eat what others can (Sarah currently avoids 11 allergens). Sarah always felt included at meal time with our group of 15, never singled out – no small feat when avoiding so many allergens! And often, she was made to feel extra special, whether it was her meal presentation, or a dish that was made especially for her. Sarah actually ate two plates of turkey at Thanksgiving dinner (she hasn’t eaten two plates in her entire life)!

The night before we left the villa, after dinner was finished and the team had worked hard all day, I realized I needed a meal for Sarah for our plane rides home, as we would be traveling almost ten hours. Norma was only happy to make handmade empanadas – she prepared them with love and smiles over a hot stove, even though it added to her already long day. It is evident that Ismael, Norma and Gutierrez are passionate about cooking, and it comes through with each dish they create! I would like to acknowledge Melanie, who promptly answered any and all questions and requests. She was extremely helpful leading up to our trip with regard to food and meals for my Sarah, airport transfers, rentals cars, etc. Our flight to Mexico literally changed at the very last minute, and she contacted Carlos to arrange for earlier pick-up. And during our stay, whether I emailed or texted, she promptly arranged for first rate vendors for massage, snorkeling, etc. She is an asset to your team! Don Pedro, Jose, Alba and Loida did a wonderful job of maintaining the house and grounds. Any need or request was immediately taken care of, and always with a smile! Should I ever win the lottery, my dream would be to return to Sol y Luna on a yearly basis. In the interim though, we have memories that will last a lifetime!

Feliz Navidad!

Warmest Regards y muchas gracias!

Maureen Mulvaney

Lecker's Testimonial

Hi Rafael,

They could not be more fantastic. Melanie is extremely helpful, and Ismael and crew are amazing people.

Many of us are practicing our Spanish with them, and they are incredibly patient, not to mention excellent cooks. And the home is nothing short of a phenomenal. All of us are enjoying ourselves thoroughly.

Take care,

Mark Lecker

Nov 20th 2016

Villa Sol y Luna in Airbnb !

Villa Sol y Luna listed in Airbnb as a standout for weddings destination.

Playa del Secreto !... una Playa que querrás presumir... y Villa Sol y Luna esta allí.

9 playas mexicanas que querrás presumir… ¡Aunque no debas!

Por Sofi Salazar – Hay pequeños rincones en México que deben permanecer en el anonimato. Pero no podemos dejar de compartir con ustedes estos lugares, en donde puedes disfrutar de la vegetación, las playas deshabitadas y pequeños restaurantes para comer pescado a la talla.


Happy Birthday Latisha !

August 15th 2016, Villa Sol y Luna

Grad Family Testimonial

“The staff was just great. Their main concern was for our relaxing away from home. The chefs were just great and cooked whatever we asked for. Never a bad meal! I believe they went out of their way to make our trip memorable. Pedro was always there to help with any needs we needed, especially given us his Mayan remedy for curing our sickness. The only negative was the disposal of toilet paper. But once we were told what to do it was no problem. All in all the house was beautiful, clean and the kayaks, surf boards and all sport activities was all good.”

April's Testimonial

What an amazing trip! Although we knew leaving rainy, ugly Houston for Sol y Luna would be an upgrade, the villa, the people, the weather, the view, the food, Melanie, Ismael, Norma, the stay all over-exceeded our expectations!! So incredible and memories for our lifetimes!! Probably the most fantastic bachelorette and ladies get away in the history of all histories. So sad to go! Hope to come back soon!!

Callie and Elan Shelby and Libby Burgher
April 24th, 2016

Simply Amazing!

Left on Feb 15, 2016 Perfect vacation! We were a group of friends with small children. The house was beautiful and well maintained. It was cleaned daily by the staff, and the chef, Ismael, is just outstanding. He also makes a great margarita! We didn't realize our stay would be so full service -- everything was taken care of and Melanie, the house manager, was very responsive if you needed anything. The location was perfect and the beach felt very private. We will definitely be back! Thank you to Rafael and the entire staff for a wonderful stay!

Paulina Sergot,
Houston, Texas.

“Villa Sol y Luna: Ocean Front Villa, Riviera Maya, contact Owner here”

Plenty of space for a wedding or family reunion

Villa Sol Y Luna served as my wedding venue and housed 24 members of my family for the celebrations. The villa itself has 10 bedrooms including a 3 bedroom cottage in the back. The ground floor and second floor balconies, pool patio, hammocks, beach space, and rooftop provided so many options for our guests to hang out together. As mentioned, we had our Indian wedding and the venue provided multiple scenes for our events (rooftop (pre-wedding ceremony), patio by pool (henna party and reception dinner), fenced in beach area (reception dancing), and beach area (wedding ceremony). The venue held 75 guests comfortably. The entire staff at Villa Sol y Luna was amazing! They were so attentive to our guests needs and made it so relaxing for the family. Not only that, the villa manager assisted the wedding planner during our wedding and she went above and beyond - Melanie - THANK YOU! There was also the staff that brought out all the pool toys for the kids and the one staff member who got up on the trees to pull down some coconuts for some fresh coconut water for our guests! Last, this villa is on a secluded beach - Playa del Secreto. It is such a quiet and beautiful beach without all of the tourists. Overall, this villa is a hidden gem on a secluded beach in Rivieria Maya. I highly recommend this villa to anyone who is on the fence about renting it. DO IT!

Nina Patel
Date of arrival: December 9, 2015


“Villa Sol y Luna: Ocean Front Villa, Riviera Maya, contact Owner here”

The fabulous Sol y Luna


Our extend family celebrated several special birthdays for a week at this wonderful Villa. We were so excited to have ample space for 10 of us ages 11-80. The villa is truly as pictured, beautifully situated with wonderful outdoor spaces, porches and pool decks. Indoor living spaces are comfortable as well. The staff is outstanding. Alba and Loida keep the indoors immaculate. Don Pedro and Matteo are constantly clearing up outside. Don Pedro brought our grand kids extra boggie boards, life jackets and pulled coconuts from trees for them. Our biggest treat was meals made by Ishmael, Norma and Luisa. They were fresh, so flavorful and incredibly flavorful! Every day was a treat for everyone of us. The trip was special and made more so by having use of the villa.

Reviewer location Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Date of arrival December 20, 2015

Robin's Testimonial.

The whole week has been fantastic in every way, Villa Sol y Luna has been perfect, the service wonderful, the food amazing. Everything has been more than we expected. We're so happy we've had brunch every day and missed it yesterday. Ishmael, Norma and Luisa are talented and so kind to our grandchildren, as is everyone else.

Thank you, thank you,

Dec 20-27th, 2015


We had our family here for a week for our destination wedding. Everything was better than we could have hoped. Pedro the caretaker was excellent and accommodating. This location is often used for weddings and the local planners can make sure everything works smoothly. Would do it again!

August 12, 2015

Bed's Testimonial

Terrific facilities and excellent food Wonderful location complete with ocean toys, sandy beach, and lovely pool.

The staff is friendly and competent and the house is clean and well maintained. There were 20 of us from age 5 to 72and we all had a good time. The chef accommodated our allergies and varied food preferences and every meal was delicious. Van pick up to and from airport and for an excursion to a cenote were arranged for us and drivers were informative and helpful. We had two on crutches and shower chair provided and staff laid mats on sand path to beach. A special care. Provided.

Thanks for a great vacation. Barb and Tom Dumit

Jan 3rd, 2015

Lynn's Testimonial

We had a great experience. Super place for 6 grandkids. Ishmel(chef) and Norma were super. Did special things for the kids. Pedro and the house staff were great. Everyone enjoyed all the amenities.

Favorite activity: Dolphin experience and yacht snorkeling trip.

Thank you,

July 25th, 2015

Mr David's Testimonial

“A vacation of a lifetime at the Sol Y Luna” Our stay at the Sol Y Luna exceeded all of our expectations. Ismael and his staff provided excellent service.

The food was AWESOME and we never went hungry. The house and accommodations were outstanding. We had 19 friend and family who stayed and everyone had a great time. Melanie was great arranging transportation and visits to nearby sites.

Sol Y Luna was easy to find and was a straight shot from the airport We were very happy with Don Pedro and Ismael. The beach and house were wonderful and hopefully will be staying again. Thank you,

June 7th, 2015

Dear Rafael,

We rented your beautiful Villa in late October for our wedding celebrations. For 5 nights we experienced a once in a life time trip and it was hugely due to the beautiful Villa Sol y Luna and the wonderful staff who looked after us, Senior Pedro, Loida and Alba.

We had 23 people staying at the Villa during this time, and held our Wedding Celebration on the grounds too.

The Villa and it's surroundings are breath taking and we all enjoyed the pool, playing volleyball and the other water sport equipment available. We also had a nice BBQ with the great set up in the yard (especially the nice outdoor refrigerator)!

We are from London, UK and to stay in a place like this was so special. 6 months on and we still dream about our time there.

I really can't thank Snr Pedro and the ladies enough, they were seriously amazing, helpful and kind. We will remember them for all the days to come.

Thanks again!

Natalie and Chris

Familia Argandoña

Hola Rafael,

Muchisimas gracias!

La boda estuvo perfecta, la villa nos encanto! Don Pedro, Loida y Melanie son muy amables y serviciales!

Muchas gracias por todo!

Brenda Argandoña
Marzo, 2015

Music City Testimonial

What an amazing way to spend my 50th birthday !! this is such an amazing beach & house, but an even better staff of welcoming people !

Thank you so much for your hospitality hopefully, we will return soon.

David + Deidra
Denise + Dwayne
Jenifer + Julian
Carla + Phil
Deon + Mike
Joy + Greg

Nashville, TN
Music City, U.S.A
February, 2015

Lodi's Testimonial

No !... We don't want to go home !! Amazing 1st ever natural cornhole training center team tourney. So fun !!

We ate like Kings + Queens, we drank like Billy Joel, and never missed our kiddoswe will be back !!

Bill + Christina
Tony + Amy
Andy + Amy
Shelli + Tim
Bolet + Annissa
Brian + Jill

Lodi, WI
January, 2015

Gonzalez Family Testimonial.

Amazing Trip to Remember - Great Villa with a beautiful beach & ocean Write your review Celebrating a few 50th birthdays, there were 13 adults and we all just wanted to relax and be beach bums and that we were.

Had Ismael cook for us Mon-Fri brunch at 11A and Dinner at 6P and it was truly amazing. We Kayaked, played beach volleyball and Ismael even brought out snacks to the beach. Our Villa was cleaned each day, thanks to Loida and Alba. Pedro was amazing and addressed all of our needs. The turquoise waters were absolutely amazing. This sandy beach and clear water was one of the main reasons, we selected Sol y Luna.

Kathy Gonzalez 
December 2014

Testimonial Familia Salem.

Estimado Rafael

Buenas noches, saludarte y darte las gracias por todo la villa esta linda la atención de tu equipo excelente nos encanto todo nos sentiamos como en casa los dias pasaron rápido pero bueno cuanta con que visitaremos pronto Villa sol y Luna
Un fuerte abrazo

Laura y Enrique
Septiembre 2014

Napolitano Family Testimonial

Rafael, Norberto,
We would like to thank both of you for an amazing stay at Villa Sol Y Luna. It exceeded ours and all of our guests expectations. Everyone was very impressed at everything the villa had to offer. The setting, hospitality and service was outstanding from everyone at the villa. Special thanks to Norberto for arranging everything from airport transfers to scuba diving and a night out for the young ones (thank you Carlos). To Izmael, Norma and Maria for making us fat with his delicious food and drink. To Loida and Maria for cleaning up after out messy family. To Pedro for keeping the grounds looking beautiful, making us fresh coconuts and a bon fire on the beach and to Adrea, Jorge, Nicolessa and Coco for entertaining us. Everyone had a great time. You all made this a big chapter in our memories and an especially special trip for Chrissy and me. Please express our gratitude to the entire staff of Villa Sol Y Luna.
Thank you again and again for helping to make this one of the happiest days and weeks of our lives.


Chrissy and Paul Napolitano
July 12th, 2014

Michelle Edwards Testimonial


The villa is a perfect place for our large family to gather and reconnect. Ismael summed it up well when he greeted on us the front steps upon arrival and said "Welcome Home"

Michelle Edwards

Wolford Testimonial


This is a perfect place to come and have a vacation. The food is great, also the sand is perfect to build sand castle.

Crissy Wolford

Sue Testimonial


As we prepare to leave for the airport after spending one week at Sol y Luna, there is one word that summarizes the all... good company, relaxing, excellent cooks (Ismael, Norma).

Fantastic play... totally awesome staff, vacation and location.

March 15th, 2014
Ottawa, Canada

Fadels Testimonial

We really liked the chef's food.
The camp fire was great.
The boogie boarding was awesome !
The beach was relaxing.
Good thing the crocodiles didn't take a bit out of us !

By Sophie (8 years old)
November 3rd, 2013

Napolitano Testimonial


We came for a very short stay to get a "taste" (literally) of the villa for our upcoming wedding next july. We are happy to say that we sealed the deal with Rafael while here. The villa is amazing and his staff goes over and beyond. We can't wait to return next july with our entire family for ten days that will hopefully probe to be "the time of our lives" as we going to families as one !

Paul Napolitano
October 15th, 2013
New York

Testimonial Familia Saldañes



Family vacation was wonderful !

Disfrutamos de los mas lindo gracias a toda la familia de Don Pedro - tambien a Ismael y Fernando los que nos atendieron de maravilla y la comida estupenda no digamos el fino servicio.

Don Rafael tiene una casa hermosa donde no nos falto nada !... habia de todo !... esperamos regresar pronto !!

Familia Saldañes
Julio 6, 2013

Dietrich-Bundy Testimonial

Amazing place & staff. Everyone was so helpful going above & beyond, Helping us plan excursions & the details for the best wedding ever !!

Thank you so much.

A trillion stars rating !

Dietrich-Bundy Family
December 14th, 2013

Laura Testimonial

Dear Rafael; I just want to thank you for a very memorable vacation in your villa. We all had a wonderful time. We especially loved Ismael who made our meals so delicious and interesting He made a lot of tasty local dishes for us and his soups were everybody's favorite. He made special dishes for the kids in addition to having grilled chicken available at every meal. His wife Norma and sister-in-law Maria were very friendly and very hardworking. Having the 3 meals a day program made it a great vacation for all the cooks in our family. We looked forward to each meal and it was a wonderful opportunity for the family to be together at that big table on the balcony. I would recommend the meal program highly to all your guests.

Another highlight was Pedro and the crocodile. All the kids ( and grown-ups) loved meeting Andrea. Norberto was a great help and very efficient in organizing our transportation and excursions.

You have a very efficient and loyal staff. I am grateful for your not charging us for food the last day. Thank you for your professionalism . It was a pleasure doing business with you. Feel free to give my name as a reference to any future guest who may have questions.

February 2014

Hieu Testimonial


We had a great time at the house.   It's a lovely place.  Chef Ismael, his staff and your staff are all excellent.  You are lucky to have them working for you.   They and you made the experience wonderful, especially the birthday dinner.

Thank you and them for helping to organize it all and making me look good!

January 22th 2014

Susan Ayers Testimonial

Fabulous location, beautiful beach, great staff, wonderful vacation.

We had our entire family, all 18 of us at Sol Y Luna for the week of Dec. 28 to Jan.4. The weather was perfect. The villa was big enough that no one felt crowded. There are enough activities at the villa to keep all ages happy. We really didn't have a favourite (activity) since all of our needs were accommodated.

What she loved:  “Ideal place for a multi-generation family or group of close friends.  The setting and accommodations are excellent, especially for those who want to spend all of their time together. Leaving the compound is difficult--or at least expensive if you use a taxi--but not necessary given the beauty and variety of activities. It is the best spot on this stretch of beach and exceeded our expectations! Staff was extremely helpful, especially Pedro and Loida.  Pedro was outstanding in getting us anything else that was needed--including the best meal we had, his pit-roasted chicken.

Susan  Ayers.
January 4th 2014

Laura Morales Testimonial

Querido Rafael,

Solo quería escribirte para agradecerte los servicios en la villa. De verdad muchas gracias, Pedrito, Loida y su prima fueron súper serviciales, no tengo palabra para agradecerles lo bien que nos trataron.

La boda fue genial, la villa es  súper bonita y definitivamente regresaremos en el futuro por una semana con amigos.
Recomendare villa sol y luna a familiares y amigos, y espero poder hospedarme con ustedes nuevamente J

Un saludo cordial.

Laura Morales.
October 28th, 2013

"What more could you ask for!"

We stayed for only 2 days to see if it was suitable for our wedding in July 2014 with 18 guests for a 10 day stay. Needless to say we booked Villa Sol Y Luna. The villa and location (on the beach) is beautiful. The staff in amazing. They will do anything to make sure you are satisfied.

We highly recommend hiring the chef for your stay. They go to the store daily to pick up supplies food and drink for the next day of your requested meals and hand you the receipt to re emburse them with no mark up. We were asked how we wanted our food prepared and on the first night served us dinner on the beach. Maid service was great and we can't leave out Pedro the grounds person who was always working, called and fed andres (The croc) as well as kept the pool sparkling, set up and umbrella and lounges on the beach and brought us Kayaks, vests and ores to the beach without asking.

The owner and staff will be arranging/handling our wedding of 18 guests but can handle up to 50 or arrange for a wedding planner to handle all the bells and whistles for up to 200 guests. It's like being in you own private Hotel with out the crowds. Thank You to the owner and staff of Villa Sol Y Luna for a great visit. Over all we had a great stay and are anxiously awaiting our visit and wedding in July.

Paul NY

Testimonial Zentner Family

Hola Rafael

I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that once again we had a wonderful vacation at your Villa!  I can not even begin to express how much we all enjoyed our week.  Your staff is amazing... Pedro, Loida & Alba work so hard to make everything just perfect!  They would always greet us with the warmest smiles.  Even though our Spanish is very little, we found fun ways to communicate! The upgrades you've made to the villa are beautiful.  The kitchen especially looks fabulous!

Our friends were pleasantly surprised at how truly beautiful the villa is.  They said it is much more than what they ever imagined.  The views, the beach, the pool, the sea...all of it exceeded their dreams!

So thank you again for opening your villa to us!  We will be returning for our 4th visit, there is no question about that!   We appreciate your hospitality and look forward to another visit to Villa Sol Y Luna.


Martha Zentner
March 28th, 2013

Testimonial Low Family

Hi Rafael,

We all want you to know what an incredibly wonderful holiday we had together at the villa. It was a perfect spot for our special family gathering, catering to the adults and children alike. We all enjoyed being pampered by Ismael and Fernando who created wonderful meals and special drinks for us. It was a real treat and made the vacation for me!

Loida, Alba and Pedro made us feel at home and welcome, and kept everything spotless. Pedro won the hearts of the kids with his crocodile calling, and the beach bonfire. They also enjoyed all the fun pool and sand toys. The beach provided endless enjoyment for us all. The waves were "awesome" according to the kids, and some of the adults took advantage of the boogie boards and sea kayaks.

The villa is so spacious and airy. All in all a perfect spot. Everyone is thinking about when we can return!

On behalf of us all a huge thank you!

Gaynor, David and the family
March 17, 2013

Testimonial GRUPO Events

Hola Rafael,

I trust you are great and are having an amazing winter season!

I wanted to thank you for once again providing a world class experience for our group at Villa Sol y Luna this past week. I loved all the little touches and improvements from least year; the new bed in the triple room downstairs, the rugs, kitchen tables and chairs, everything was perfect and once again exceeded everyones expectations. The consistent and my favorite part are the staff that ensure everyone is comfortable and well taken care of throughout the duration of the stay. Many thanks.

Moving forward to next season, we will officially be launching our website on June 1st- 2013 and look forward to continued success hosting groups and events with you and Sol y Luna. I will keep you posted with business developments and look forward to our next group.

If there is anything I can ever do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Muchos gracias y adios por ahora.


Director of Operations
GRUPO Events & Adventures
March 5, 2013

Testimonial Brenner Family


Where do we begin?  The experience we had at your villa last week felt surreal.  It truly felt like a paradise.

The house was unreal.  It was so beautiful and we felt extremely comfortable and welcome there.

The staff was dynamic. Ishmael and Fernando were in a league of their own. We would truly recommend to any visitor, that they hire them. It definitely changes the whole experience.  We loved everything they made.  They even prepared exactly what we wanted for Thanksgiving.  This meal was extra special.  The detail and the time they spent preparing all the meals was incredible.  Then on top of it all, everything tasted amazing!  They cleaned everything and that was such an added bonus!

We had 25 people who were extremely comfortable sleeping in the villa and guest house.  We loved all eating together on the beautiful veranda.  There was space for everyone.

The kids loved the crocodile and it was fun watching Pedro feed him.  Speaking of Pedro, he was the sweetest guy and worked so hard.
The night of Randy's party, he made the most amazing bonfire.  He brought all these chairs for us to sit on and we felt so relaxed.  He was always cleaning the grounds and the pool.

We loved hanging out on the beach.  The hammocks and the area they were in was so beautiful.  It was private and so clean.

The beach you are on is definitely the nicest beach on the whole stretch.  It is clean and is maintained beautifully.

The kids loved going out on the big inflatable boat and other family members enjoyed going kayaking.  It was so nice that you had umbrellas on the beach and lots of chairs.

One day we took the kids jetskiing and
Parasailing.  It was nice because that was only a few beaches over.

The pool was great(a little chilly) but the kids didn't seem to feel the cold.  It was so nice that you had life jackets and so many pool toys and infkatables. That made it even more fun for the kids.

Norberto set up some great things for us that we wanted.  We all went into Playa for the afternoon which is always so much fun, he set up for several people to come over to give us massages and braid the girls hair, and coordinated Randy's 40th fiesta with a vinyl banner, a piñata, a basketball cake and bonfire.

The experience we had at Villa Sol Luna is one we will never forget!  The memories we created there will last a lifetime!

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We spent almost a year communicating with you about all of our initial questions and all of the details.  The house was everything we could've dreamed of and more!  You were wonderful in communicating with us throughout the year!

Thank you so much.  We are sure we will absolutely be returning to your beautiful Villa again in the near future!

Thank you!
Deb and Randy Brenner and family
November 24th, 2012

Testimonial Kristen Lutz Party

We got married at Villa sol y Luna and couldn't have been more pleased. It was very spacious for 18 guests. we all had a special place we loved whether it was the hammocks, beach, or one of the amazing balconies. We cant wait to go back

Sounds like everything went very well for them and they really loved the place!

Thanks to you and your team for everything you did to make their event special.

Best Regards,
November 2012

Testimonial Trujillo Family

After getting married at Villa Sol y Luna 4 years ago, we had to return for our 4th wedding anniversary (...and hopefully many more in the future !).

This time around, the villa was equally magically ever thought it was just the two of us, the service was fantastic, the views breathtaking, the beach/pool relaxing, and the crocodile calling (... yes ! Pedro can call Andres the crocodile) - needless to say we had a fabulous stay at the villa and hope to visit again soon !.

Special thanks to Alba, Pedro & Norberto for taking such good care of us while we were here ! Also thanks to Rafael & Carlos for the welcome dinner - and to Ismael for making the best guacamole, pico & poblano chicken we ever had !

Laurel & Andrew Trujillo
Seattle, WA

Testimonial Duquette Family

Hello Rafael,

I just wanted to personally thank you for everything, our whole group really enjoyed the rental of the villa last Sunday October 7th. Your staff is also very friendly and competent, Carlos the driver is really dedicated! We could not ask for more from your rental service. Quite appreciated.

Best regards,

Julien Duquette
Entreprises Duquette
October 10th, 2012

Testimonial Familia García & Ramírez

! Maravillosa experiencia en la Casa Sol y Luna !

Muy bonita playa y la casa muy cómoda y bonita - y limpia !- Excelente servicio de Alba, Loyda y Don Pedro siempre atentos y con una muy buena actitud hacia todos nosotros.

Coco y Nicolasa también estuvieron conviviendo con las Familia !Estuvimos encantados!

!Los vamos a extrañar! Gracias por el esfuerzo extra para nuestra estancia.

Esperamos verlos pronto
Familia García
León Guanajuato, México

Familia Ramírez
austin, Texas

Testimonial Familia González

Estuvimos muy contentos, excelente el servicio de Ismael, Pedro y las muchachas, todo su equipo de servicio es EXCELENTE !!

Convivimos toda la familia desde abuelos hasta nietos, 23 miembros, nos encantó la casa, la playa, la ubicación etc...Felicidades opr esta propiedad y esperamos regresar pronto.

Norberto y Nicole tambien estuvieron muy al pendiente.

Familia González Sepulveda

Nature has been exceptionally generous to Playa Del Secreto

Where we’ve created the ideal villa for your next vacation… See new video..Time lapse- Villa Sol y Luna- 2012

Villa Sol y Luna: The Rhythm Of Life…

Please enjoy our recente video of Villa Sol y Luna… “Rhythm Of Life”:

Collins Family’s Testimonial…
What a place! Everything was arranged perfectly for our arrival. Catie did a wonderful job helping us prior to departure. The villa was everything we expected and more. Looking forward to going back in a few years.
Katlin Mancuso
January 8th 2011       

Miller Family’s Testimonial…
The house served all our needs - our 5 granddaughters shared Arena - and had a pyjama party every night!  We had trouble getting enough towels for that room. The beach and water toys were a big hit. The pool was a bit cold(a heater there would be nice!) Ismael and his staff made wonderful meals, drinks, and accommodated us wherever we wanted to eat. Our special occasions - two birthdays and New Year's Eve - were truly special. On the last evening(after most of the wind had died down), Pedro lit a bonfire on the beach and we toasted marshmallows and sat around  until late in the evening.  The family loved the house and the surrounds and the proximity of the beach. They agreed the reunion was a big success!
Angela Miller
January 2nd 2011   

Mancuso Family’s Testimonial…
Villa Sol y Luna was the perfect spot for our destination wedding. We housed all of the wedding party and families. We had a wonderful time on the beach, enjoying the gorgeous turquoise water and white sand beach! And, our wedding on the beach was beautiful! Couldn't have asked for a better, easier, more relaxing spot!
Elleine Collins   
December 13th 2010       

Thank you, Gentlemen!

Rafael & Norberto -

Thank you so very much for your hospitality during our short stay at the beautiful Villa Sol y Luna.  What an amazing place - the home and grounds are brilliantly designed and meticulously maintained, feeling expansive and intimate at the same time.  We truly felt 'at home' in this amazing place.

Chef Ismael and his capable crew impressed us at every meal - and this is no small task, given that the group is comprised of food & wine professionals!  Pedro and the Villa staff worked tirelessly but almost invisibly - they were there to fulfill every request and meet every need, but were never obtrusive.  We got so much more than we expected during our stay!

I take this group on a weekend trip to Mexico every year - we've usually stayed at all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta.  This trip was far more impressive and much more conducive to a group experience.  We could not have been more pleased with our stay at your beautiful Villa and I am grateful for all that Norberto, Ismael and the rest of the staff did to make us feel so very welcome.

Best regards -
James Lewis
Denver, Colorado, USA

Mike & Jane's Testimonial...

Hola Chef Izmael:

Mi familia y yo te faltamos mucho aqui en Canada, cada dia mi esposa y yo hablamos de los dias que nos quedamos a Villa Sol y Luna y de las comidas que usted y tu equipo prepararon.  Mis disculpes para el video que es adjuntado a este correo, queria enviarlo antes, pero he estado muy ocupado con mi nueva esposa y con mi trabajo por el ciudad de Calgary.  Todavia, no hemos tenido la oportunidad de decir nuestras experiencias al Senor Filip, pero este fin de semana creo que podriamos intentar, al menos.

Espero que nos encontramos un otra dia, y pronto.  Usted hizo un semana importante en un semana muy especial, y por este estamos muy agredecidos.

Que te vaya muy bien,

Mike y Jane

Magavern Family's Testimonial...

Sol Y Luna is a place large enough for multi-generational families to stay and yet has enough room to wander about without feeling confined or cramped. It is on the ocean but set-back far enough to allow for family privacy. The beach is beautiful and the color of the water is incredible; warm and free of any rocks. Kids of all ages were able to boogie board, kayak, snorkel or simply read a book under the shade of the open umbrellas. If you like to walk the beach, it is endless. There is a treasure chest next to the pool full of toys for the little ones and building sandcastles is a must. The caretaker, Pedro, will surprise you with a fresh coconut from a nearby tree complete with a straw or offer you a freshly roasted chicken he cooked on the beach. So good. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all comfortable and large. The furniture in the house is basic but great for us as it was childproof. Great places to sit up on the roof and two levels of covered porches in the back facing the ocean.

The chef was wonderful along with having the house pre-stocked.

Jones Family's Testimonial...

I hope this message finds you well.  I've been meaning to write you for a long time and thank you for our WONDERFUL stay at Sol y Luna in January.  My  husband and I had a lovely time with our friends and really loved the property.  All of your staff made our stay so nice and we especially loved Ishmael's cooking!  I'm not sure when our next trip to Mexico will be but we hope it will be soon and I hope we'll be back to visit you then. 

One of our friend's mothers is interested in your property as well, so I'm
passing your contact information on to her.

Kind Regards,

Fingleton Family's Testimonial...

looking foe a great Christmas vacation for 4 families.  Stayed there a couple of years ago with the Cunninghams.  Loved the Casa!

Simon Family's Testimonial...

Dear Rafael,

We had a wonderful time in your home - the beach, weather and, of course, your home were all perfect! The staff exceeded our expectations, from the great food to the bonfire on the beach that Don Pedro set up for us.

Please let me know if the house is available the last week in March for 2013 and what the rental would be.

Many thanks.

Warmest regards to you and your family,


McNaughton Family’s Testimonial…

How do you plant 21 family members together for a week - who seek to be with each other day after day from June 8th to 15th 2011?

To start - this magnificent spot in God’s creation lures our youngest (15 months old) to one approaching Medicare status in a way that delights and inspires.

Turtle nesting, breathtaking vistas, soft sand, gentle waves, snorkeling sights below crystal clear water, awesome sunrises and sunsets, brain coral, lucky beans, uniquely colored birds, aloe plant for the over exposed skin - all these without passing a buck, to engage and enjoy can help.

Three levels allow for that hideaway spot so often needed as well as the gathering - common areas that provide healing and refreshment for the soul and spirit. Pool time, beach time, hammock time, roof time, meal time kept us upbeat + relief from the heat.

The joy of Sol y Luna kept us close to home and to each other. Little need to venture too far when you have so much beauty and activity around. Nature and site can only delight when habitated by loving, kind and spirited people -all present in the marvelous staff: Loida, Alba and Pedro breezed through the compound in such an inconspicuous way to tidy and say hello and good day. Norberto’s command of the English language and all operations lifted our comfort zone. And for the greatest nourishment - we greatly appreciate the healthy and most delicious meals created with love - because we know that food cannot taste that great without the love ingredient!

Hats off to you …. Ismael, Maria and Carlos for presenting a much anticipated event of our day for which you labored long and hard for us to savor and enjoy.
We are ever grateful.
The McNaughton Family
Larry, Paul, Peter
June 15th., 2011.

Villa Sol y Luna’s Chef Works His Magic !

Hola Chef Izmael:

Mi familia y yo te faltamos mucho aqui en Canada, cada dia mi esposa y yo hablamos de los dias que nos quedamos a Villa Sol y Luna y de las comidas que usted y tu equipo prepararon. Mis disculpes para el video que es adjuntado a este correo, queria enviarlo antes, pero he estado muy ocupado con mi nueva esposa y con mi trabajo por el ciudad de Calgary.

Todavia, no hemos tenido la oportunidad de decir nuestras experiencias al Senor Filip, pero este fin de semana creo que podriamos intentar, al menos.

Espero que nos encontramos un otra dia, y pronto. Usted hizo un semana importante en un semana muy especial, y por este estamos muy agredecidos.

Que te vaya muy bien,

Mike y Jane



Mr. Lewis Testimonial…

Rafael & Norberto -

Thank you so very much for your hospitality during our short stay at the beautiful Villa Sol y Luna. What an amazing place - the home and grounds are brilliantly designed and meticulously maintained, feeling expansive and intimate at the same time. We truly felt ‘at home’ in this amazing place.

Chef Ismael and his capable crew impressed us at every meal - and this is no small task, given that the group is comprised of food & wine professionals! Pedro and the Villa staff worked tirelessly but almost invisibly - they were there to fulfill every request and meet every need, but were never obtrusive. We got so much more than we expected during our stay!

I take this group on a weekend trip to Mexico every year - we’ve usually stayed at all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen or Puerto Vallarta. This trip was far more impressive and much more conducive to a group experience. We could not have been more pleased with our stay at your beautiful Villa and I am grateful for all that Norberto, Ismael and the rest of the staff did to make us feel so very welcome.

Best regards -

James Lewis
Denver, Colorado, USA
January  23, 2011

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