ALL-INCLUSIVE BEACH CLUBS
The Grand Lifestyle at the Grand Oasis Tulum Hotel is a one minute walk from Piedra de Mar and offers day passes from 9am till 6pm which includes all food and drink and facilities including their beach club and beach beds, 11 restaurants, 9 bars, 7 swimming pools, a kids club, a theatre, a full-service spa, a golf range and putting green and a diving center.
In low season or when they have anything less than full capacity they can offer tables at any of their 11 restaurants for lunch or dinner without a ‘day pass’ charge. They said that they would probably be able to make exceptions for neighbors even at full capacity - so walking to dinner there would probably be an option all year round once they know your face.
Bahia Principe has five different hotels is at the other end of Aventuras Akumel beach. They offer two types of day passes - one gets you access to two of their properties - Bahia Principe Coba and Bahia Principe Tulum from 9am till 6pm.
Bahia Principe Tulum has 3 pools, 5 restaurants, 7 bars, a spa, golf and a children’s water park - http://www.bahia-principe.com/en/resorts-in-riviera-maya/resort-tulum/
Bahia Principe Coba has 2 pools, 9 restaurants, 8 bars, a spa, golf and the children’s water park - http://www.bahia-principe.com/en/resorts-in-riviera-maya/resort-coba/
Luxury Bahia Principe Akumel also do day passes and have 3 pools, 7 restaurants, 9 bars, a spa, golf and the children’s water park - http://www.bahia-principe.com/en/resorts-in-riviera-maya/resort-akumal/
The Beached Bikini is an 8 minute walk down the beach from Piedra de Mar open 11am until 9pm
Villa Rosa is also an 8 minute walk down the beach from Piedra de Mar - and is small hotel that offers simple Mexican dining from 8am until 8pm as per a normal restaurant (although they don’t advertise it - I had to call them to ask)
Of course the town of Akumel itself has lots of restaurants and shops and is only a 5 minute drive away and Tulum has endless restaurants and bars a 15 minute drive
The closest small grocery store is located an 5 minute walk from Piedra de Mar at Las Brisas. Hacienda Dona Isabel Shopping Centre a 15 minute walk away has ATMs, eateries and souvenir shops. Akumel town has a host of shops five minutes drive north. Tulum and Puerto Aventuras both have hypermarkets while Playa del Carmen, 30 minutes drive north is a shopping Mecca.