Discovering Tulum: A Guide to the Best Hotels

By Gene Hooks

If you’re looking for an unforgettable travel experience, Tulum, Mexico, should be at the top of your list. Despite its proximity to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the small village still maintains its unique charm with a natural landscape and quaint downtown that is popular among locals. The hotels and resorts in the area have exquisite architecture that blends in with the exotic surroundings. They also have restaurants with outdoor seating that serve delicious wood-fired seafood. Additionally, they offer various meditation sessions and beachfront yoga activities that are sure to impress fitness enthusiasts.

Few things will add more to this vibe than staying at hotels that have the most to offer. This is where we come in. We’ve researched the area to find the places with the best perks and highest marks when it comes to reviews. So sit back and enjoy! 

Copal Tulum Hotel

pristine rustic terrace with greenery on a cloudy day

Copal Tulum Hotel goes the extra mile! The hotel offers 85 soundproof rooms with premium bedding, laptop-compatible safes, and private yards, providing guests with a luxurious experience. Enjoy the comfort of having a personal chef and the choice of delicious meals from two excellent restaurants, a lounge, and a poolside bar. You’ll never want to leave!

Take a dip in one of the two outdoor pools, work up a sweat in the 24-hour gym, or unwind with a full-service spa treatment. They also include the daily cooked-to-order breakfast available at a low cost. With tour and ticket assistance, turndown service, and even a firepit, every moment is filled with awe-inspiring beauty and unforgettable moments.

Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an

elegant banquet hall overlooking outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees

The Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an is an impressive adults-only all-inclusive resort with 420 luxurious rooms, each offering a pillow menu and complimentary stocked minibars. It’s located near a private beach in a stunning nature reserve and offers a roundtrip airport shuttle and a free beach shuttle. 

Guests can enjoy a daily complimentary buffet breakfast and have access to three beach bars, four bars/lounges, and four restaurants, as well as a poolside bar. The resort also boasts 27 holes of golf, four outdoor pools, beach volleyball, bicycle tours, fitness classes, a nightclub, an outdoor tennis court, a sauna, shopping, yoga classes, a hair salon, and tour and ticket assistance. 

The turndown service is impeccable, and guests can enjoy eco-tours, kayaking, windsurfing, and scuba diving nearby. It’s truly a paradise on Earth!

Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya

picturesque courtyard with lounge chairs and greenery

The Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya is a posh 5-star hotel in a gorgeous rural area with a private beach and 349 rooms! And get this. They have 65-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels and amazing views of the area’s natural beauty. 

Plus, there’s free valet parking and not one but two coffee shops/cafes, two poolside bars, three bars/lounges, and three beach bars. And let’s not forget about the seven restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine. 

And when you need to work off all that food, they have a 24-hour gym and five outdoor pools. And for some relaxation, they have a full-service spa and shopping options. And for families, they have a free children’s club, supervised activities for kids, and even private in-room plunge pools.

The beach cabanas and outdoor entertainment area will genuinely impress you. And if you want to explore the area, they offer tour and ticket assistance and even eco-tours. Need I say more?

Azulik

luxury moon villa living area with beach just past patio

In the realm of hospitality, Azulik stands as a beacon of excellence. It’s a luxurious paradise on a private beach with 48 rooms, high-speed internet, and even a roundtrip airport shuttle.

And that’s just the beginning. They have free secured valet parking, renovated the entire property in 2016, and offer a delicious full breakfast every day. Plus, there are two lounges, three restaurants, and a beach bar for all your dining needs. 

If that’s not enough, they have a full-service spa, sauna, yoga classes, and beach massages available. And don’t worry about a thing. They’re happy to provide a change of bed sheets and towels on request and tour and ticket assistance. And the best part? You can watch the sunset on the rooftop with complimentary drinks in hand.

Hotel Muare Tulum

deluxe moon villa with premium bedding overlooking patio

As you venture beyond the ordinary, Hotel Muare Tulum is there to help you embrace the extraordinary. This one made the cut because the hotel’s reputation glistens like a gem, polished by a flood of outstanding reviews! It’s a luxurious, adults-only hotel with 26 rooms in a quiet location just 10 minutes away from town and restaurants. 

And get this, they offer a complimentary continental breakfast daily, a lounge, a restaurant with incredible shrimp tacos, and a daily manager’s reception. The amenities available include an outdoor pool, yoga classes, a fire pit, and a spa, among others. Additionally, if you require fresh towels or bed sheets, simply make a request. Book there and discover what so many people are raving about!

Papaya Playa Project

tree house master suite with rustic trimmings with rope ladder in foreground

Have you heard about the Papaya Playa Project? It’s in a remote area with a private beach and 87 rooms. Plus, they offer complimentary breakfast and a 24-hour airport shuttle on request. 

And that’s not even the best part. They have a lounge, beach bar, restaurant, two outdoor pools, and tons of activities like beach volleyball, yoga, and bike rentals. And if you’re looking for some nighttime fun, they have evening entertainment, a nightclub, and even a playground. 

There’s also snorkeling and scuba diving nearby, as well as ecotours. Plus, they offer complimentary beach cabanas and have a spa on site. They invite you to surrender to their charms and immerse yourself in a world of refined indulgence!

Ahau Tulum

uniquely pristine master suite oceanfront top level overlooking gulf

Ahau Tulum is a high-end resort with a private beach, 24 exquisite rooms, and three restaurants serving delicious international cuisine. And if that’s not enough, there are five more restaurants just a short five-minute walk away.

Plus, there’s a lounge, beach bar, beach club, bicycle rentals, and designer stores. There’s also the outdoor pool, surf lessons, and equipment for water sports like windsurfing and bodyboarding. And if you need to unwind, they have yoga classes, a spa, and even beach massages. But the best part? The ocean view from your bed (as seen in the photo). Can you imagine anything more amazing?

OurHabitas Tulum

gorgeous aerial view of ourhabitas tulum with palm trees and beach

OurHabitas Tulum is an incredible beachfront oasis! It’s so peaceful and serene, with an excellent roundtrip airport shuttle and a fantastic lounge. You won’t want to miss out on the beach bar, poolside bar, or incredible restaurant that features Fusion cuisine. 

You’ll find no shortage of enjoyable activities to indulge in. Take your pick from eco-tours, complimentary bicycle rentals, and a comprehensive spa. The outdoor pool, tour and ticket support, and access to a barbecue grill all contribute to a fantastic experience.

What’s even better is that 10% of profits are reinvested in the community, and 80% of the food is organic and locally sourced. They also include the local artist showcase and vegan dining options. And if you’re feeling adventurous, sailing, kayaking, and boat tours are nearby!

Mereva Tulum

master suite with plunge pool and champagne overlooking beach and personal dock

Mereva Tulum is a haven of tranquility for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable escape. It’s located in the suburbs, right on the beach, and has 25 unique rooms with high-speed internet and soundproof walls. 

Plus, there’s a lounge and restaurant for tasty meals and even private dining options. And don’t forget about the beach massages, two outdoor pools, canoeing, fishing, a free beach club, and free bicycle rentals. 

Kids will love the library and playground, and they even offer a free crib! You can enjoy snorkeling, water sports equipment, tour and ticket assistance, and turndown service. And if that’s not enough, there’s even a spa, boat tours, zip-lining, and ecotours nearby. Take with you not just photographs and souvenirs but a profound appreciation for the impeccable craftsmanship, unwavering dedication, and genuine warmth that make this hotel truly extraordinary!

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