24 Best Tulum Resorts to Visit in 2021

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Modified: August 31, 2021

by Rina Bernardo

Aerial view of the beachside resorts in Tulum
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Finding the best Tulum Mexico resorts can be stressful, especially for fickle-minded travelers. After all, there are so many Tulum resorts offering gorgeous beachside views, all-inclusive deals, and more. Budget-conscious travelers also have to find a resort that offers great value for money. Overall, looking for the perfect resort takes time and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The last thing you want on your dream Tulum vacation is staying at a less-than-stellar accommodation in one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.

 

So if you’re on the hunt for the best Tulum resorts, look no further! We’ve got a list of the best resorts in Tulum (and even the best resorts in Mexico) for all kinds of travelers.

 

(Take note that prices per night depend on the season and are subject to change without prior notice.)

1. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Aerial view of Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa's property

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Address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km 236.7 Tankah, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 387 USD per night

 

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa offers 432 spacious rooms (including adults-only rooms and swim-out rooms) complete with a private balcony overlooking the garden or the ocean. This award-winning resort also features colonial-style interiors and well-manicured gardens with thousands of endemic plants. As for its facilities, the all-inclusive resort has eight on-site restaurants, a splash park for kids, and a fitness center. In addition, the world-class spa offers a plethora of spa treatments ranging from facial and body treatments to even child-friendly treatments. Its Unlimited-Luxury privileges allow its guests to enjoy reservation-free unlimited meals and drinks, daily maid services, activities like kayaking, golf, and excursions.

2. Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an

Nighttime view of Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka'an

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Address: Carretera Chetumal Km. 250, Akumal Quintana Roo, 33000 Akumal, Mexico
Price: Starts at 638 USD per night

 

Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an is an adults-only all-inclusive resort located within the massive Bahia Principe resort complex. The resort boasts rustic-modern rooms with comfy beds and basic amenities while the suites have private hot tubs and balconies with views of the outdoor swimming pool. Although the property isn’t located on the beachfront, it has a free shuttle service that heads to an exclusive area of the beach reserved for its guests. As for its dining options, Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an has five on-site restaurants with unlimited á la carte dinners which require reservations and formal attire. Guests can also participate in salsa, merengue, and bachata lessons, or try their luck at the casino. There are also themed events and live tropical music where guests can experience Mexico’s vibrant nightlife.

3. Grand Oasis Tulum

Pool area in Grand Oasis Tulum

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Address: Carret. Chetumal, Puerto Juárez Km 252, Juárez, 77780 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico
Price: Starts at 198 USD per night

 

Grand Oasis Tulum is a family-friendly resort located an hour away from the airport and less than 30 minutes from Tulum. Its 228 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, safe deposit box, daily housekeeping services, and a minibar restocked every two days. In addition, its all-inclusive deal offers all meals every day, use of the eight restaurants and seven bars, planned activities, access to tennis courts, fitness center, and all its swimming pools. Grand Oasis Tulum boasts four pools including an infinity pool and a swim-up bar with a pool setting. But for those who prefer lounging by the beach, the resort has access to a private beach area complete with lounge decks and a bar.

4. Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort's pool area

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Address: Cancun Road, Chetumal km 264.5, 77790 Xpu Ha, Mexico
Price: Starts at 576 USD per night

 

Unlike most Tulum all-inclusive resorts, Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort is smaller and relatively quieter. This adults-only getaway features cozy and spacious rooms with balconies or lush garden views. Catering to guests of different nationalities, its on-site restaurants serve Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisine. The all-inclusive deal covers a welcome cocktail, all meals on-site, evening entertainment, disco, daily activities like water aerobics, beach football, and billiards. Water activities like paddleboarding, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking are also included in the rates.

5. Intima Resort Tulum

Intima Resort Tulum, one of the clothing-optional Tulum resorts

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Address: Calle Lol Be esquina Calle Palenque M.57 Lote 01, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 180 USD per night

 

Intima Resort Tulum is one of the few clothing-optional Tulum resorts, not to be confused with nude resorts where guests are encouraged to be nude at all times. At a clothing-optional resort, guests can wear clothes until they are comfortable enough to take off their clothing. That being said, this is an adults-only resort. Its rooms are straightforward, ranging from studio suites to two-bedroom villas, all with a private pool or a hot tub. Outside the resort, guests can join tours to Tulum ruins, cenotes, and different archaeological sites.

6. Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

Aerial view of Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 3.8 Lote 48, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 463 USD per night

 

With 10 individual treatment rooms, wellness is Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort’s specialty. The adults-only resort is located both near the Tulum city center and the fascinating Tulum Archaeological Zone with beautiful ancient Mayan ruins facing the sea. Aside from facilities like swimming pools, on-site restaurants and bars, guests can enjoy its extensive range of activities. Join yoga sessions, aqua aerobics lessons, or even a cooking class. At the wellness center, relax and indulge in a foot, neck, or full-body massage. Its all-inclusive rates cover all food and beverage, free bike rentals, and even beauty and medical services.

7. Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

Birds-eye-view of Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

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Address: Carretera Chetumal Benito Juarez, Km 250, Local B, Akumal, municipio de Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77719 Akumal, Mexico
Price: Starts at 183 USD per night

 

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is one of the all-inclusive Tulum resorts that is part of the Bahia Principe compound. The all-inclusive rates cover the use of the resort’s facilities and restaurants, organized activities, diving lessons, butler service, room service, and more. Room-wise, the rooms have canopy beds, balconies, and bathrooms with tubs and marble flooring. As one of Tulum’s all-inclusive resorts, Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal offers plenty of things to do. Soak up the gorgeous beach views while lounging at the decks, pamper yourself with a massage, and dance the night away at the bar. For families with children, the children’s water park and the kid’s club is a highlight.

8. Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

View of the outdoor plunge pool at one of Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort's rooms

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Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km. 10, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 700 USD per night

 

Tucked beneath dozens of palm trees is Be Tulum Beach & Spa Resort, a beautiful boho chic accommodation. Upon arriving at the entrance, guests can immediately feel the warm and earthy atmosphere from the decor and interiors, which are reflected throughout the property. Depending on the room, guests can enjoy the luxury of having an indoor shower, outdoor shower, plunge pools, or hot tub. The spa complex features thatch walls and whitewashed halls containing hydrotherapy pools, sauna, and private treatment rooms. In addition, the resort also has a temazcal, a traditional low-heat sweat lodge that revitalizes the body and spirit.

9. Nativus Glamping Tulum

One of the tents in Nativus Glamping Tulum

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Address: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila km 11.6, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 131 USD per night

 

Before the entrance to the famed Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is Nativus Glamping Tulum. The accommodation is perfect for those who want to experience glamping and being surrounded by lush forests. In addition, the resort has direct access to a cenote where guests can kayak and swim. All tents have a king-sized bed, eco-friendly toiletries, and a private bathroom with an open-air rainfall shower. Take note that since there is no air conditioning in the tent, guests will have to bring bug spray and insect repellents. Guests can head to the private dock and cenote to enjoy the sunrise or go stargazing. For those who want to swim in the cenote, paddleboards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear are available. Other activities include bike rentals, sound healing sessions, and toga sessions at the palapa.

10. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

View of the pool area at Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

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Address: Carretera Chetumal – Cancún Km 250, 77793 Akumal, Mexico
Price: Starts at 189 USD per night

 

Out of all the Bahia Principe resorts, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is the resort that draws families, large groups, and those who want the convenience of all-inclusive resorts. Its rooms are straightforward yet comfortable, with colonial-style wooden furniture and marble bathrooms. Like other Tulum all-inclusive resorts, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum offers unlimited meals, use of the gym, tennis court, theater, themed dinners, free entry to the nightclub, and unlimited drinks, beer, and soft drinks at the beach hotel bar. There are themed pools, a water park, and a kids club where they can join costume and craft workshops for families with children.

11. Papaya Playa Project

Aerial view of Papaya Playa Project, one of the eco-friendly resorts

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Address: Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 372 USD per night

 

Papaya Playa Project is amongst one of the eco-chic and sustainable Tulum resorts. Located along the white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya, the resort was built using locally sourced materials such as wood, bamboo, clay, and palapa. Its rooms exude a rustic ambiance, ranging from simple bungalow rooms with garden views to cottages with rooftop pools. The meals served use organic ingredients sourced locally and guests can sample traditional Mayan and Mexican food. On select days, the resort hosts weekly programs like yoga sessions, kitesurfing lessons, dinner and live music, and other fun activities. Papaya Playa Project is also part of the Design Hotels partnered with Marriott Bonvoy so guests can receive benefits using the rewards system.

12. Casa Malca

View of the Casa Malca from the pool area

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 9.5, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 692 USD per night

 

Casa Malca’s claim to fame is that it was the former home of Pablo Escobar, a well-known drug lord. Today, it is a secluded luxury accommodation near the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. All suites have views of the gardens or the Caribbean sea, complete with Persian rugs and pesticide-free organic linen. Moreover, on-site restaurants feature Yucatan, Asian, and American cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients. Outside, take a dip in the pool or on the clear waters of the white sand beach. Relax and unwind by joining a yoga session or head to the steam rooms or the underground pool.

13. Bahia Principe Grand Coba

Pool area of Bahia Principe Grand Coba, the largest of the Bahia Principe Tulum resorts

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Address: Carretera Chetumal – Cancún Km 250, 77793 Akumal, Mexico
Price: Starts at 146 USD per night

 

With over 1,000 rooms, Bahia Principe Grand Coba is the largest of the Bahia Principe resorts. Its massive space is perfect for families, with a kids-only water park and a babysitter service. There are also dedicated family rooms that connect two rooms together, allowing children to play on their own while the parents can relax without worries. The all-inclusive rates for the resort include buffet, unlimited drinks, entertainment programs, aerobics and dance classes, and more. Bahia Principe Grand Coba doesn’t have direct beach access, but guests can make use of the shuttle that heads to a private section of the beach reserved for its guests.

14. Hotel Esencia

View of one of the rooms with a balcony at Hotel Esencia

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Address: Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km 265 Xpu-Ha, 77750 Xpu Ha, Mexico
Price: Starts at 1,525 USD

 

Hotel Esencia is one of the Tulum hotels with an interesting past. Once the home of an Italian duchess, she sold it to a hotelier under the condition that the original structure should be preserved. Today, it is a Mediterranean-style hotel with bright rooms. It has a wide range of villas and suites, with options of ocean views or jungle scenery, and even some coming with plunge pools. Additionally, there is a rooftop suite with a private fitness studio, ideal for gym rats. Hotel Esencia’s spa features treatments that take cues from traditional practices to help boost the immune system and de-stress the body. Guests at the hotel can enjoy snorkeling, diving, and paddleboarding. Meanwhile, those who want to head out can visit the Tulum ruins, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and towns like Merida.

15. Sanara Tulum

Restaurant and beachfront area of Sanara Tulum

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Address: KM 8.2 Carreterra Boca Paila, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 612 USD per night

 

If you’re looking for accommodation that cares for both the environment and its guests, Sanara Tulum is a perfect choice. Sanara Tulum is one of the Tulum resorts located in the city’s so-called hotel zone. The award-winning boutique hotel is committed to environmental and social sustainability, built with locally sourced wood using eco-sensitive methods. They also work with local partners, farmers, and fishermen to source the ingredients for their gluten and dairy-free food. As for its rooms, expect minimal yet stylish rooms with a bohemian touch, complete with air-conditioning, free WiFi, and a terrace overlooking the garden. Its wellness center and spa offer signature treatments to cleanse and revive the body, some of which can be done within the privacy of your room.

16. NEST Tulum

View of NEST Tulum from the beachfront

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Address: Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 9.5 Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera,, 77760 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 431 USD

 

NEST Tulum may be one of the Tulum hotels in the bustling hotel zone, but it is secluded and quieter than other accommodations. The resort only has 12 rooms and a private villa, all having a clean and minimalist look with views of the sea or the garden. NEST Tulum also offers different activities for one to choose from. Those seeking an adventure will enjoy their snorkeling trips and Mayan canal excursions. Meanwhile, it also provides complimentary yoga classes and various healing ceremonies. Foodies will love their Mexican cooking classes led by an award-winning chef as well as mezcal tasting sessions.

17. Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum, one of the pet-friendly accommodations in Tulum

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Address: Carretera Tulum a Boca Paila km 7.5, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 406 USD per night

 

Ahau Tulum is an eco-chic and pet-friendly beachfront resort. It combines sustainability with rustic charm, built from locally sourced materials to minimize environmental impact. In addition, the beach resort maintains its natural landscape and gardens, giving it an off-the-beaten-path jungle vibe. The rooms range from simple cabanas to oceanfront suites decorated with wooden elements and rustic furniture. The beautiful white sand shore is only a walking distance away outside the rooms, complete with cushioned daybeds and hammocks. Recreational activities include daily yoga lessons, temazcal rituals, meditation, and cycling around the neighborhood. Although there is an in-site vegan restaurant, guests can explore other options by taking the free shuttle service to one of the sister properties.

18. Nômade Tulum

One of the rooms in Nomade Tulum with ocean views

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 10.5, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 428 USD per night

 

Nômade Tulum is one of the most sustainable Tulum resorts, committed to a carbon-neutral operation. The rooms, ranging from canopied tents to intimate treehouses, all have boho chic elements with thatched roofs, wooden furniture, and locally made handicrafts. Its services and other features are centered on wellness and spirituality, offering sound healing, temazcal ceremonies, and daily yoga sessions. The on-site restaurants serve seafood and local, Mediterranean, Moroccan, and Mexican cuisine.

19. Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa

View of one of the villas in Azulik Hotel and Maya Spa

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Address: Carretera Tulum Ruinas KM 5 Rumbo a Boca Paila, Rojo Gomez, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 648 USD per night

 

Unwind and disconnect from the online world at Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa, one of the best Tulum resorts. This adults-only eco chic accommodation boasts rugged, all-natural structures blending seamlessly with the surrounding. In addition, its see-through walls made of twigs allow natural light to seep through the quaint villas. That being said, take note that all villas don’t come with electricity, phone lines, and air-conditioning, reducing environmental impact and letting its guests soak up the atmosphere. Facilities include three on-site restaurants, a museum, and a spa that offers an array of wellness treatments and healing programs. Guests also can book tours to Chichén Itzá, one of the most popular sites at Playa del Carmen.

20. Habitas Tulum

Room with plunge pool at Habitas Tulum

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Bocapaila, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 400 USD per night

 

Habitas Tulum is one of the Tulum resorts that takes pride in its sustainability efforts. The beachfront hotel is built using low-impact materials and regularly participates in ocean cleanups. Nestled between the sea and jungle, you can choose between these two entirely different views of nature in your room. Its rooms feature palapa roofs and canvas walls, and wooden floors overlooking either the ocean or the jungle. In addition, some rooms even come with plunge pools. The on-site restaurant serves a harmony of Spanish and Moorish cuisine using seasonal spices and ingredients. Indulge in its wide array of healing treatments and massages inspired by techniques and practices from across the world. On the other hand, join its Sunday Sunset Sessions or weekly concerts for a night of music and fun.

21. Encantada Tulum

Garden rooms at Encantada Tulum

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Address: Km 8.7 Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 471 USD per night

 

With only eight rooms, Encantada Tulum is one of the smaller Tulum resorts. However, it comes with a private beach, making it the perfect intimate getaway for couples. All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, a walk-in shower, and views of either the garden or the ocean. Its amenities are on the simpler side, with thatched palapa umbrellas and inviting sunbeds. The resort also offers wellness programs like yoga, spa treatments, and Mayan ceremonies like sound healing, cacao ceremony, and lunar ceremony. Adventurous travelers can also explore the Tulum ruins or the Sian Kaan reserve filled with marine creatures.

22. Maria Del Mar Tulum

View of Maria Del Mar Tulum's pool area

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Address: Carr. Tulum – Bocapaila km 4, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 419 USD per night

 

Maria Del Mar Tulum is a gorgeous adults-only retreat found on a private cove. It is an eco-friendly resort featuring wood furniture upcycled from reclaimed fishing boats and uses ethically sourced products. As for its rooms, all come with air conditioning, soundproof walls, and views of the garden or the sea. Meanwhile, suites have upgraded perks like a balcony and a private plunge pool. The on-site restaurant, Mina Restaurant, specializes in Mexican-Argentinian cuisine. Water sports enthusiasts will also love its available activities. Dive in a beautiful cenote, go kitesurfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking in different environments.

23. La Valise Tulum

Beachfront suite in La Valise Tulum

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Address: Carr. Tulum – Bocapaila km 4, 77780 Tulum, Mexico

Price: Starts at 578 USD per night

 

La Valise Tulum combines the beauty of the beach and jungle, creating the perfect adults-only escape. It has 11 spacious rooms, complete with wooden furnishings, white linens, and local handicrafts. The luxurious master suite, in particular, boasts an elevated location with a bathtub and a wide private terrace. Like other Tulum Mexico resorts, La Valise Tulum also offers a wide range of nature and wellness-related activities. Sail across the Caribbean Sea, paddle across Mayan canals, or explore the Sian Ka’an Biosphere on board a boat. For a more relaxing activity, join a private yoga class, a chakra harmonizing ceremony, or indulge in a full-body massage.

24. Maya Tulum

View of the cabanas and villas at Maya Tulum

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Payla KM 7 Lote 10, Zona Hotelera,, 77780 Tulum, Mexico
Price: Starts at 165 USD per night

 

With a gorgeous beachfront setting, Maya Tulum is a tranquil retreat in the city. It is also a walking distance away from shopping centers, restaurants, and bars along the Boca Paila road. All cabanas and villas have thatched roofs and huge windows to let the natural light seep in. As one of Tulum’s best yoga retreats, the resort offers daily yoga classes at two locations. Whether you’re an avid yoga practitioner or a beginner, expert yoga instructors will teach a variety of styles. Cap off the day by indulging in a relaxing massage, facial, or any of the Mayan treatments available at the spa.

Find the Best Tulum Resort for Your Needs

There are so many Tulum resorts to choose from: family-friendly Tulum all-inclusive resorts, boho chic beachfront getaways, and exclusive resorts. They offer jaw-dropping seaside views, world-class facilities, and thoughtfully decorated rooms. These resorts and accommodations also let you immerse into the rich Mayan culture through its tours, programs, and even through its cuisine. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a family, or on a honeymoon, there’s a perfect Tulum resort for you!