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12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts Near Tulum, Mexico

Famous for its dazzling turquoise waters and powder sugar-like beaches, as well as its pre-Columbia Mayan ruins, Tulum has become one of the most desirable destinations in Mexico. While it’s grown in recent years, it still offers a charming bohemian feel with lots of opportunities to practice yoga and dine on organic cuisine in addition to all the usual fun in the sun. There are only a handful of all-inclusive resorts right in Tulum, as most properties are intimate boutique hotels, but that just makes those that are here extra special. To give you more options, I’ve listed a number of properties that will put you within a relatively short distance away in places like Akumal and Xpu-Ha.

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
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Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

One of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is perfectly located on a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beach, close to the Mayan Ruins and Xel-Ha natural aquapark. The all-inclusive rates include unlimited gourmet a la carte dining, buffet meals, international and domestic house wines, and top-shelf liquor, as well as 24-hour room service and daily refills of in-room minibars. Ideal for couples and families, there’s a kids’ club with supervised activities along with two beautiful pools, one with a bar that has swim-up service and swing seats. Complimentary water sports include snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. There’s also a luxe spa with a DIY body bar and themed bungalows for indulging in treatments like reflexology or wine therapy. Accommodation includes a wide variety of rooms and suites, from more budget-friendly Ocean View rooms to extravagant Honeymoon Suites.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple pools, including a swim-up bar with swing seats

  • Luxurious spa with a DIY body bar

  • Kids’ club with supervised activities

Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort
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Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

An adults-only all-inclusive, Kore Tulum sits along an expansive beach with a section that includes soft sand for sunbathing and a rocky stretch as well. The focus here is on relaxation and enhancing wellness, with the on-site wellness center offering a spa, whirlpool tub, sauna, steam room, beauty salon, and fitness center with yoga classes available. Complimentary bikes are provided if you want to explore the Mayan ruins nearby or downtown Tulum. Dining includes a variety of cuisine, from Mexican to Italian and Japanese, while rooms feature jetted tubs. Upgraded options include perks like outdoor terraces with hot tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • One of the best couples resorts in Mexico

  • A beachfront adults-only, all-inclusive property

  • Wellness center with a spa, beauty salon, fitness center, and yoga classes

  • Complimentary bicycles

Grand Oasis Tulum Grand Oasis Tulum
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Grand Oasis Tulum

Located on a magnificent beach with white powdery sands and access to one of the most vibrant and the longest coral reefs in the world for diving and snorkeling, the Grand Oasis Tulum boasts a magical setting. When you want a break from the beach, there are five pools, two with swim-up bars, and a full activities program. Those with little ones can take advantage of the kids’ club to enjoy some pampering at the world-class spa, which includes a temazcal (Mayan-style sauna) and an extensive selection of treatments. The list of bars and restaurants is practically endless, while the spacious rooms come with garden, pool, or beach views, some of which are oceanfront. Upscale perks at this top-rated Akumal all-inclusive property include features like spa showers and private decks with hot tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Beach with access to one of the world’s best reefs for snorkeling and diving

  • Five swimming pools + a full-service spa with a temazcal

  • Multiple restaurants and bars on-site

Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya
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Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya

Only 25 minutes north of Tulum in Akumal, Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top adults-only all-inclusive resorts. Best of all, it will immerse you in the region’s culture with numerous local tours on offer, from visiting ruins to cenotes. There are several bars and a half-dozen restaurants with menus offering everything from traditional Mexican to Japanese and Italian. The Palmera Lounge has a cigar bar and serves up some incredible cocktails too. The hotel sits along a protected bay, providing calm turquoise water for swimming, and there are three pools, two with swim-up bars, along with the on-site Esencia Wellness Spa for signature spa treatments. It also has a full-service beauty salon and an outstanding fitness center. All rooms come with a terrace that has a plunge pool or soaking tub, and there are swim-up options available.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront property with a protected bay ideal for swimming

  • Three outdoor pools, two with swim-up bars

  • Full-service spa with a beauty salon

Catalonia Royal Tulum - Xpu Ha Catalonia Royal Tulum
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Catalonia Royal Tulum - Xpu Ha

The Catalonia Royal Tulum is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, Xpu Ha, about midway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. It’s surrounded by mangroves and tropical jungle, with the sea on one side and cenotes on the other. The Alegria Spa offers a wide range of treatments, including the option for in-room massage, while activities include everything from kayaking to snorkeling and diving, with diving lessons available. There is a wealth of restaurants, including the excellent Adelita Restaurant, which serves avant-garde and traditional Mexican fare. For cocktails, don’t miss Las Margaritas, with an exclusive margarita menu. All rooms come with private terraces or balconies featuring garden or ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront property, snorkeling and diving available

  • Spa with a menu of treatments + in-room massage

  • Multiple eateries, including a mix of avant-garde and traditional Mexican dishes

Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa White Sand Resort and Spa on the Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa

The White Sand property is part of the Grand Palladium Complex, which sits along a stunning stretch of tropical beach. It boasts the most dining and drinking venues of any of the resorts, with nearly two dozen bars, nine a la carte restaurants, and five buffet eateries, providing a variety of cuisine from across the globe. That includes Thai at Chang Thai, beachside dining at Poseidon, a steakhouse, and sushi + teppanyaki shows at Sumptuori. You’ll have access to the facilities throughout the complex, including six swimming pools, two of which are adults-only and one that includes a water park for the kids. There are clubs for teens and children, a wide range of activities for all ages, and a huge hydrotherapy-based spa. Plus, the grounds are filled with wildlife, including capybara, coati, and fenced-in crocodiles.

Key Amenities:

  • 5-star beachfront property

  • Multiple swimming pools + a kids’ water park

  • Hydrotherapy-based spa

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya

A fabulous all-inclusive for families, there’s lots for the parents to love with plenty of options for the kids at Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya, including a kids’ club so the grown-ups can enjoy some alone time too. A sprawling resort, it’s the ultimate Caribbean paradise right on a white sandy beach with trails that wind through various landscapes, from wetlands and dunes to jungle terrain. There are multiple pools and a lazy river, along with activity options at the beach, like snorkeling, diving, and games on the sand. The huge SPA Grand Sirenis provides the perfect place to refresh and recharge, while the varied dining options include eight thematic restaurants plus two buffet-style eateries.

Key Amenities:

  • White-sand beach with activities like snorkeling and diving

  • Multiple swimming pools + a lazy river

  • Large on-site spa

  • Wide range of dining options

TRS Yucatan TRS Yucatan
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TRS Yucatan

Part of the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya complex, yet set slightly apart from the other resorts here, TRS Yucatan offers blissful grounds with native flora and fauna, as well as providing access to the VIP area on the beach. An adults-only resort, there are a wide variety of activities from beach volleyball to fitness classes, along with a luxe spa with hydrotherapy areas and a gym. You’ll find six a la carte eateries and 24-hour room service is available too. All rooms come with Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and minibars. Options are available for private furnished balconies or terraces with hot tubs and breathtaking sea views.

Key Amenities:

  • Exclusive access to a VIP area on the hotel’s beach

  • On-site spa with hydrotherapy areas

  • Multiple a la carte restaurants + 24-hour room service

Secrets Akumal Secrets Akumal
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Secrets Akumal

Secrets Akumal is a dreamy adults-only resort with three beautiful, large outdoor pools, including a wave-shaped infinity pool with a swim-up bar for sipping cocktails while gazing out at the beach. The main pool sits just behind it, while the secluded Lagoon Pool is nestled in a lush garden area. There are two outdoor hot tubs, activities like yoga and bike tours, and the Pevonia Spa offers underground grotto vibes complete with a cenote-inspired reflecting pool. The wealth of dining options includes Italian and French eateries along with a poolside cafe and multiple bars. All of the rooms are high-end, with perks like plunge pools or Jacuzzis available.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple pools, including a beach-view, wave-shaped infinity pool with a swim-up bar

  • Spa with a cenote-inspired reflecting pool

  • On-site dining and drinking options, from a poolside cafe to Italian and French restaurants

Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an
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Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an

The Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an is a large resort but it feels more like a boutique hotel with an exclusive, adults-only setting in the Bahia Principe complex. It has its own private beach area off-site where guests can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle surfing, as well as sip cocktails at the beach bar. You’ll find four outdoor pools, and discounts are provided to play the 18- and 9-hole courses at the renowned Riviera Maya Golf Club. There are five bars and four restaurants, while rooms include 24-hour room service along with upscale amenities like top-shelf minibars. Some come with their own private decks and hot tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach area

  • Outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling available

  • Multiple outdoor pools

  • Discounts to Riviera Maya Golf Club with 18- and 19-hole courses

Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults Only - Xpu-Ha Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults Only
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Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults Only - Xpu-Ha

A spectacular adults-only all-inclusive resort, Barcelo Maya Riviera offers just about every amenity you can imagine, along with exceptional service that guests often rave about. It hosts multiple pools, including the largest infinity pool in the Riviera Maya region. It’s a crescent-shaped beauty where you’ll also find scenic paths that lead to the pristine, mile-long white sandy beach. Submerged lounge beds, hydrotherapy jets, and a swim-up bar make it the place to be. The lavish spa offers couples’ treatments and salon services, while dining includes a buffet eatery and four specialty restaurants featuring everything from French fare to Mexican dishes and Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.

Key Amenities:

  • Riviera Maya’s largest infinity pool with swim-up bar, hydrotherapy jets, and submerged lounge beds

  • Mile-long white sandy beach

  • Multiple specialty restaurants and a buffet eatery

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum Bahia Principe Grand Tulum
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Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is a 5-star all-inclusive in the Bahia Principe complex that’s ideal for families, set on a pristine stretch of white sandy beach. Watersports like paddling and snorkeling can be enjoyed, and there are two large pools with loungers and palapas, as well as a spa with a menu of swanky treatments and a beauty salon for hair and nail services. The kids’ club allows parents to relax and enjoy some alone time and there are multiple dining and drinking options throughout, with everything from traditional Mexican to a Brazilian steakhouse and a 24-hour snack bar. Rooms are spacious, and all come with private outdoor living space.

Key Amenities:

  • White-sand beach with water sports, including snorkeling

  • 2 large swimming pools + a kids’ club

  • Multiple restaurants on-site, including a Brazilian steakhouse

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