Babysitting services are available from US$8 per hour per child.  Most of our carers are experienced local ladies who understand a little english.
For a carer who is fluent in english, the price is US$12 per hour per child.  Minimium 3 hours. Please ask about group rates for three or more children.

Make the most out of your hard earned vacation time.  Hire a nanny to help with your little one for as little as US$56 per day.  Minimum 8 hours.  Weekly rates are also available.
Our ratios are 1:2 for infants and toddlers, and 1:4 for children 4 years of age and older.

We need an absolute minimum of 24 hours notice when booking a babysitter.
Rates are subject to change.  Please confirm at all times.


Cooking classes with Chef Daveed!

Kids love cooking, and what better way to learn about some traditional mexican local food than to take a cooking class!  Chef Daveed brings a safe and great fun cooking experience direct to your villa or condo.  Learn to prepare hand made tortillas, tacos, empanadas, picaditas, and mayan pizzas and then eat them afterwards!  Fun and delicious!
Rates are US$15/person for a 2 hour class with a minimum of 2 people.  Family rate of US$50 for 4 people. Please check with Daveed for larger group rates and for availability. The class takes approximately 2 hours.
Contact David Placencia on, or by phone (+52 1) 984 145 8221

Swim Classes for babies and children.

The ability to swim and feel comfortable in the water is not only a fabulous gift and life skill to give your child, but important for their safety in and around water both now and as they grow.  Here in Akumal there are so many activities that families can enjoy in the water, so why not build your little one's confidence with some swimming lessons!  Our professional and experienced instructors are offering swimming pool classes in Akumal with low ratios for all ages, from tiny babies right up to big kids.  Please contact us for details.

PADI Scuba diving experiences for kids

Get your whole family involved in scuba diving so you can share extraordinary memories together and take your vacations to new depths. Check out PADI’s scuba programmes below for children starting as young as eight years old.

PADI Bubblemaker Classes - 8 years+
Children as young as 8 years old can try scuba diving with the PADI Bubblemaker program.  Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 meters/ 6 feet.  It's a fantastic experience and kids can actually go dive with turtles in the bay! 

PADI Seal Team - 8 years+
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool or the bay by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions. Divers are introduced to underwater photography, navigation, environmental awareness and more.

PADI Junior Open Water Course - 10-14 years old
Young people can take the full PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification course and upon completion will become Junior Open Water Divers with certain age limitations for scuba diving:

  •     Junior Open Water Divers ages 10-11 years old must dive with a PADI Professional or certified   parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 meters /40 feet.
  •     Junior Open Water Divers ages 12-14 years old must dive with a certified adult. (13+ years old can take the Open Water Diver course online)
Please contact our local dive centers AKUMAL DIVE CENTER, AKUMAL DIVE SHOP, or AKUMAL DIVE ADVENTURES for details.  We also highly recommend Dive With Natalie and Ivan.
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