The beach-meets-jungle town of Tulum is a tropical paradise. Splashing the pages of luxury travel magazines, it’s a vacation hotspot for water babies and jungle enthusiasts alike.
It’s also home to a few luxury Tulum all inclusive resorts that have risen to the top of the lux hotel scene in recent years. Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon or an adventurous vacation with the kids, we’ve found the best options for your stay in this uber-cool Mexican destination.
1. Catalonia Royal Tulum
Catalonia Royal Tulum is a calm, adult-only resort that draws Europeans and Americans looking for an unwinding retreat along Riviera Maya. It is located in Xpu-ha, a small area of the Riviera Maya known for its jungle and mangroves.
Rooms at this 4-star resort are surrounded by jungle trees and local plants. They are equipped with MP3 docking stations and minibars (stocked with free items) that open to furnished balconies.
This beach resort also features a fitness center, a sauna, and spa services. It offers a variety of restaurants and bars, and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
Guests rave about the spacious rooms and the friendly staff at Catalonia Royal Tulum. It is a great choice for travelers who prefer to relax by the pool or on the beach. But be aware that it is far from downtown, and it requires a lot of taxis to reach anywhere in the area.
2. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is part of the larger Bahia Principe Riviera Maya resort and crowns a stunning half-mile stretch of white-sand beach. It also boasts 12 restaurants and bars, a PADI diving centre and a nearby casino.
Rooms here come equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and minibars, with neutral tones of tan and gray. They also have balconies or terraces and offer free WiFi.
Guests can recharge at the spa (fee) or have a massage, and kids enjoy activities in the kids’ club. And if they’re feeling adventurous, they can try water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, or snorkeling.
Drinking options are plentiful at Bahia Principe Grand Tulum, with three pool bars, a beach bar, and the circular indoor spot Bar Akumal. There’s also the chic, theater-themed Broadway bar. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, except for premium drinks, are included.
3. Dreams Tulum
Located on the gorgeous Riviera Maya beach and surrounded by tropical jungle, Dreams Tulum is an all inclusive resort that’s sure to be a highlight of your stay in Tulum. Designed for families, this property has spacious suites and features a jungle spa, an Explorer’s Club, multiple restaurants and bars and a water sports centre.
Rooms at the resort are decorated in a modern style with luxurious furnishings, king size beds and elegant lighting. In-room amenities include a private balcony, stocked minibars and an in-room safe.
A variety of dining options are available throughout the hotel, including the World Cafe, Bordeaux and Barefoot Grill. Guests can also try premium coffees and sweet treats at the Coco Café.
For those who want to explore the area, it’s a short drive to Labna-Ha Magic Mayan World and Bahias de Punta Soliman. And, for a more adventurous trip, it’s also 8 miles to the Xel-Ha Natural Aquapark and ancient Mayan ruins.
4. Ahau Tulum
This eco-chic resort is designed for the environmentally conscious traveler. It offers a selection of stunning beach cabanas, garden palapas and Bali huts with ocean views.
Choose a top-floor and beach-level Junior Suite for authentic Mexican relaxation on Tulum’s white sands. Featuring draped netting for quiet retreats, these suites include extra-large private decks with outdoor dining areas and two-person hammocks.
The large, oceanfront Junior Suite has 16-foot palapa vaulted ceilings. Extra-large private decks feature oversized daybeds and swing hammocks.
These rooms also come with large private bathrooms with multiple windows for ample sunlight. For more comfort, there’s a ceiling fan for each bed.
The hotel’s signature restaurant serves rustic, yet elegant Mexican Caribbean cuisine in a garden setting. It’s also home to one of Tulum’s favorite vegan eateries, Raw Love Cafe. This vegan restaurant is one of the most popular in the area, and it’s a firm favourite among the hotel’s guests. The vegan menu is filled with delicious meals and pressed juices.