Re: Best options? Couple with 2-year-old
I'd recommend a number of options. If you want space for the toddler to play inside then I'd consider a condo, and the Casitas are a great option. The beach at that end is busier. If you want the same condo option with more privacy you may want to look into the tons of options on Half Moon Bay. The beach entry isn't as good, but, fewer people on the beach itself. You will have to walk or golf cart to Akumal Bay if you want a nicer beach entry. Then you have Hotel Akumal Caribe (HAC) and Akumal Beach Resort (ABR). Both have great beach access, and HAC has little casitas in the back part of it's property, but, they aren't even ocean view much less ocean front. The hotel rooms are nice and there is a pool. Still, that is where the beach is busiest, and, unless you get a ground floor room, you will be going up and down stairs. With a toddler and all their stuff that can be a factor to consider. ABR has that beach, fewer crowds, and a pool. The rooms are mostly up stairs, so, you will be carrying things up and down for whatever you do, no elevators, unless you get a ground floor room.
I guess it all depends on what you expect your days and nights will be like with your toddler. If they are the run and chase all day type, then, maybe a condo would be your best option.