Concierge.com's insider take:
There's something about swinging in a hammock in your own living room that perfectly fulfills fantasies of living in the tropics—especially when you're gazing through sliding glass doors straight out to sea. Rent one of these ten one-bedroom apartments for a week, and you just might consider spending a lifetime peeling papayas in the kitchen, snorkeling off the terrace, and soaking in the bathtub. Condumel looks like a modest Maya temple with its carved gray walls beside the blue water, but the bedrooms, sunken living rooms, and fully equipped kitchens are all modern. Sure it's a hassle going out to eat (there's no restaurant on site), but you'll feel like an islander shopping in produce markets and catching your own dorado for dinner. Bill Horn, Condumel's creator, owns the excellent Aqua Safari dive shop and puts together surprisingly reasonable dive packages.