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If you’re looking to escape the Cancun crowds, Tulum offers plenty of things to do with stunning white beaches as well as well-preserved Mayan ruins in a more tranquil setting. It’s a place many come to recharge and enhance wellness, with plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy outdoor adventure too. When it comes to resorts, you’ll find a range of options from budget friendly to luxurious, and these properties are some of the best Tulum has to offer.
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Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is an all-inclusive resort with a pristine white sandy beach and a laid-back party vibe. There are two swimming pools, both with swim-up bars, surrounded by palapas and loungers along with a Dolphinarium. Guests can also relax at the spa, which offers a variety of treatments and massages. When it’s time to get active, take advantage of water sports, including snorkeling and paddling the open waves. You’ll find a gym and tennis courts too. There are also multiple a la carte restaurants, a large buffet, and a 24-hour snack bar are all on-site, while rooms feature minibars and private outdoor space.
Dreams is an award-winning luxury resort that offers a secluded location on a white sand beach north of Tulum close to the Mayan Ruins and Xel-Ha natural aquapark. Its rates include unlimited gourmet a la carte dining, buffet meals, international and domestic house wines and top-shelf liquor, 24-hour room service, and daily refills of in-room minibars. Water activities like diving, kayaking, and snorkeling are available and there are two pools — one that has a bar with swing seats and swim-up service. The spa has a DIY body bar for lotions and scrubs along with a few themed bungalows for indulging in treatments like reflexology or wine therapy.
Sanara is all about wellness with its name translating to “you will heal.” An eco-friendly boutique resort, guests enjoy direct access to a private stretch of beach and rooms with furnished balconies or terraces that provide ocean, pool or garden views. Each one includes free Wi-Fi, A/C, a minibar, yoga mat, beach towels, and bottled water. The Wellness Center has a menu focused on traditional Mayan healing principles with therapies provided by local experts whose families have practiced the remedies for centuries. There’s a state-of-the-art yoga studio, opportunities to take advantage of weekly sound healing sessions, and a delicious gluten-free, vegan-friendly menu.
Tulum is a popular place to refresh, recharge, and enhance wellness, and Amansala is a great way to enjoy it all on a budget. A tranquil resort made up of thatched-roof buildings set along a beautiful white sand beach, rooms are rustic chic and include upgraded options that enjoy a beachfront setting and sea views. Guests can take advantage of Beach n Bliss and Bikini Bootcamp, which includes massages, daily yoga, healthy delicious meals and sightseeing in Tulum. There’s also a farm-to-table restaurant on-site with a waterfront terrace, a spa, beachfront pool and loaner bikes.
Casa Teka is an intimate boutique resort that offers lots of luxuries in a secluded location with two cenotes as its neighbors. You’ll be just steps from the sand enjoying both sea and jungle views along with a peaceful setting that’s perfect for relaxing. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have the opportunity to get active. In fact, bikes and paddleboards are included for exploring land and water. Look forward to exceptional service, outstanding dining, and surprisingly affordable prices along with comfortable, spacious rooms with elegant décor and furnishings.
The Grand Oasis Tulum is a sprawling resort with a private beach area and five swimming pools, two with swim-up bars. You’ll have a wide range of dining options, from a sushi bar and buffet to several a la carte restaurants and multiple snack bars. The spa has a traditional Mayan sauna and offers an extensive selection of treatments, while the kids’ club is a great way to keep the little ones happy and enjoy some alone time. The spacious rooms come with garden, pool, or beach views, some right at oceanfront, with ultra-luxe amenities like hot tubs and spa showers.
An adult-only resort, Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’a isn’t a small property yet it has the feel of a boutique hotel and a long list of amenities. It’s the most exclusive among the Mayan Riviera’s Bahia Principe resort complex with its own private beach area offering access to water sports like kayaking and snorkeling along with a beach bar. Guests also enjoy four swimming pools, multiple restaurants and bars. Golfing enthusiasts will appreciate discounted rates at the highly acclaimed Riviera Maya Golf Club. Rooms all come with top-shelf minibars and 24-hour room service, some include private decks with hot tubs.
An all-inclusive, adults-only oceanfront property, Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort focuses on wellness and relaxation. The wellness center offers yoga classes and includes a steam room, sauna, whirlpool tub, spa, fitness center, and beauty salon. There’s also a dual-level infinity pool area with a swim-up bar and hot tub. The large beach area has a rocky stretch and a section with soft sands for sunbathing and peaceful strolls, while complimentary bikes are provided for exploring downtown Tulum or the nearby Mayan ruins. There are on-site restaurants serving a variety of Mexican, Japanese, and Italian dishes, while stylish rooms feature flat-screen TVs and jetted tubs. Larger accommodations come with outdoor terraces and hot tubs.
Immerse yourself in the artistic and sustainable lifestyle of Tulum with a stay at Ahau Tulum. It’s tucked into the jungle and comes complete with a spectacular white sandy beach dotted with spectacular beach cabanas. Sunrise meditation sessions and daily yoga classes can be enjoyed in the oceanfront studio, and there are certified instructors for learning how to paddleboard or kiteboard. The restaurant serves delicious Caribbean-Mexican fare to fuel all your exploits, while rooms provide beachfront access, magnificent views, and gauzy mosquito netting over comfy beds.
Azulik is an adults-only hotel with a clothing optional beach. An upscale property, it blends beautiful Mayan architecture and jaw-dropping views for an off-the-grid luxe experience. Water is sourced from an on-site cenote while generators offer limited electricity found around the resort. There are power outlets for charging mobile devices, but lighting is by candle, creating an intimate, romantic vibe while also reducing the impact on the local environment. Rooms have handcrafted soaking tubs and most provide ocean views, but there are no TVs and Wi-Fi is only available in common areas, making this an ideal place to totally unplug. The Maya Spa Wellness center provides sound healing therapy and personalized therapies along with morning yoga classes. There are multiple restaurants with options for vegetarian cuisine, Mayan avant-garde fare, and Mexican-Japanese fusion.
Intima Resort is an adults-only resort made up of penthouses and villa apartments, many of which have their own plunge pools or Jacuzzis. Some even have full kitchens so you can cook your own meals. This is an upscale, clothing-optional property that sits near Tulum’s city center while surrounded by the jungle. The area’s famous beaches can be reached via a short drive or taxi ride. The centerpiece is a long free-form pool stretching from one end of the resort to the other and includes a swim up bar at one end. All-inclusive dining/drinking plans are available that cover your meals, wine and bar drinks.
The largest resort in the Bahia Pricipe Riviera Maya complex, Grand Bahia Principe Coba is a family-friendly property with family suites, baby, kids’, and teens’ clubs, a water park playground, and restaurants with kids’ menus. Located between Akumal Beach and Tulum, a resort shuttle will bring you to its dedicated sands that includes a lively beach bar. There are two large pools and the kids-only water park has a shallow pool, slides, and waterfalls. The spa has several different pools of its own, plus a sauna and treatment rooms. There’s also a beauty salon and an indoor gym. Rooms all come with flat-screen TVs, hydromassage bathtubs, and private garden-view outdoor space.