Our stay was so wonderful, it was exactly what we were looking for.
If you're looking for a comfortable, familiar, resort stay, I wouldn't recommend staying in Chan Chemuyil.
BUT if you are looking for a more secluded paradise that feels safe, quiet, friendly, but still accessible to all of the touristy stuff, you should definitely stay here.
We rented a car in Cancun and drove down, which we were really glad to do because we were able to easily check out the different cenotes (there are a few just in the neighborhood!), go to Akumal to do the turtle snorkeling and get a delicious fresh dinner at Cueva del Pescador, eat at a beachfront hotel and laze around at the beach in Tulum, hike around the neighborhood where you feel like you are exploring the jungle, check out the ruins in Tulum, Coba, and Ek Balam, and essentially whatever you would like.
We also spent a couple of days lounging around the house and going over to Xcacel beach to hang out, under the palm trees, look for coconuts, hop in the cenote there and go back and forth between the fresh cenote and warm clear saltwater. There is also a beautiful jungle trail that hugs the beach and has tons of coconuts. It's heaven.
The accommodation is comfortable and quaint, not luxurious but has all of the amenities that you need. The beds are comfortable and clean, the pool is nice to refresh and take a dip. There are windows that we opened for nice circulation but the A/C also works very well in all of the rooms, we didn't really use it much though. The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of drinking water as well. We cooked at least once a day and it was nice to have a full kitchen. The neighborhood is also very clean and cute, and interestingly has a lot of expats that live in the town. You can also walk or drive to Chemuyil to get any necessities and visit some cozy restaurants that are delicious.
Marina is a wonderful host! She is extremely friendly and quick to answer any questions and offer up any suggestions. Any issues we had, she was sure to take care of them and she never made us feel uncomfortable or bad for asking her anything.
This place is a must stay for a group of friends, family or couple who wants to go a little off of the beaten track, but still close enough to get on those tracks if you want to. Plus, it's also a cheaper way to travel and get more out of instead of being cooped up in a resort with little to do and spend more money for excursions. Staying in Chan Chemuyil is an excursion itself and one that you can do for months.