By Al Hermkens, B.W.D.: October 15, 2019
The best Tulum beach hotels offer rustic luxury and beautiful beaches to enjoy. These family friendly or adult only waterfront hotels in Tulum are some of the more rustic yet luxurious hotels in Mexico. Many of the best Tulum beachfront hotels are more intimate boutique hotels offering romantic getaways and famous Mayan Spa Treatments.
Tulum is one of the best Riviera Maya beach town destinations. The relaxing beaches of Tulum and smaller boutique style hotels are the main attraction for most tourists. However, there is much more to this Riviera Maya waterfront destination. Tulum is rich in Mayan history, tropical forests and much more. The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archeological sites in Mexico. Many cenotes are located in Tulum and attract many tourists as well. The Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve is also a Unesco World Heritage site.
The largest Tulum beach hotel would be the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa. For families seeking full amenities this would be the best choice. The vast majority of Tulum waterfront hotels may be family friendly but since they are boutique hotels, they do not have large recreational areas for the kids and teenagers. It is good for parents to plan well to keep the kids entertained. The best way to ensure a great family vacation is to involve the kids in choosing their activities! That way they will really look forward to the best Tulum beach vacation ever.
This Tulum beach hotel with the Naj Naay Spa will get you to relax as a beach vacation should. Some amenities are shared with the adults only The Beach Tulum next door. Only 24 spacious, air conditioned rooms available within this family friendly beach hotel. The Spa offers a variety of massages as well as beauty treatments. White sand beach is included of course but no TVs to take away from your Tulum beach vacation. Centrally located near shops and restaurants. With great service, location good amenities it is no wonder it is a T/A Certificate of Excellence Award as well as Traveler's Choice Award Winner!
Beautifully located between the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve and near the famous Mayan Ruins Of Tulum, this Tulum waterfront boutique hotel will then give you even more with its gorgeous secluded beach. Also located at the south end of the hotel zone but still close enough to enjoy the town. Walking from your rustic yet luxurious suites is a breeze and the views of the clear Caribbean waters are sure to take your breath away. You will enjoy the spacious rooms with furnished terraces. No TV's in the rooms help you to remain focused on your vacation. A small outdoor massage palapa will help you relax upon your arrival. No children under 14 so... not exactly kid friendly but not an adult only hotel either.
La Zebra Tulum is part of the Colibri Boutique Hotels. As such you may use facilities available at all four of these highly rated Tulum beach hotels. The location on the beach is one of the best with plenty of white sand. Being family friendly it offers a small playground for the kids. The Zebra Spa offers a good variety of services for those seeking some pampering. Being in the hotel zone of Tulum, there is a good variety of restaurants and small shops. As a boutique hotel it only offers 15 well appointed rooms. La Zebra Restaurant and Bar is one of the best restaurants in Tulum. This T/A Certificate of excellence award winner will be a great choice.
The El Pez Tulum Hotel is part of the Colibri group of hotels so you will enjoy being able to share the facilities that all of them enjoy together. The El Pez location is family friendly, diverse and has a nice sandy area, a rock bluff as well as grassy areas. It is an artist's delight and with only 19 comfortable, rustic rooms available at this location. It is perfect for small gatherings of friends and family if well planned ahead of time. If you would like a massage you may find your way to the sister property at La Zebra. Enjoy a free breakfast here and the restaurant is excellent. An excellent choice for those looking for great service and to relax.
Dreams Tulum is most likely the largest and most family friendly of all the beach hotels in Tulum with over 400 rooms. Located approximately 15 minutes drive outside of town and 30 from Playa del Carmen, it sits on 2 miles of peaceful white sand beach and 44 acres of tropical gardens! For families looking for full amenities and all inclusive facilities, this will be their pick! There is something here for everyone and if you wish to do excursions to the town of Tulum or Playa del Carmen it can easily be arranged. The kids will particularly enjoy the Explorer's Club for kids 3-12 as well as the teens from 13-17 will be able to meet new friends at the Core Zone Teen's Club. Parents will love the 13,000 Sq. Ft. full featured Dreams Spa by Pevonia where they can experience a massage under a beach side cabana or the glass cabin in lush jungle setting. Definitely the best Tulum beach resort for full family entertainment.
Who said all Tulum boutique hotels had to be rustic? This adults only (no children under 16) beach resort offers contemporary with touches of Caribbean architecture. You will enjoy the modern facilities, Martini Lounge and the hipster vibe and Thai restaurant. As part of the Colibri group, you will enjoy access to their other 3 properties in Tulum. A small spa is available at La Zebra. The waterfront directly in front is rocky but it is beautiful just a little ways North of the property. Or you may enjoy visiting the beach at La Zebra as well. The rooms are well appointed and have air conditioning. The small swim up bar is cozy and refreshing. This is a great place for the 25-45 group to come with their friends for a weekend of relaxation and a luxurious stay.
Mi Amor is part of the Colibri group of hotels. As such you may chose to use amenities at their other locations. This adults only (16 years+) Tulum beach hotel is simply one of the most up to date hotels in Tulum. It is definitely for comfort and luxury. Most of the 17 luxurious, modern rooms feature a plunge pool or furnished balconies. Its restaurant offers some of the best Italian/French inspired cuisine along the Riviera Maya and offers a fine selection of wines. Colibri Spa at Mi Amor offers various types of massages, couples massage as well as reflexology. Skin treatments are also available. The lounge beds along the rocky coastline of the well manicured property are inviting and perfect for its ocean views and for the avid reader. It is a perfect hotel for those seeking a romantic getaway in a luxurious waterfront destination! The video above describes the property very well. Enjoy!
This adults only Tulum beach hotel offers 28 well appointed rooms with direct access to the beach and outdoor space. The rooftop suites offer a private hot tub while junior suites offer a plunge pool facing the ocean, furnished terrace with hammock. A queen size beach bed is assigned to your room adding to your very relaxing stay! The Naj Naay Spa offers a good variety of massage treatments as well as romantic massages for couples. Couples will enjoy the outdoor whirlpool as well as a meandering swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens and wooden deck. The restaurants are culinary delights and add to the overall qualities of this very fine adults only resort. A very good choice for romantic couples!
This adults only (16+) Tulum waterfront hotel has a lovely little cove beach making it very private. It does not have its own restaurant but one is next door and being in the Tulum Hotel zone you will find a good variety of popular restaurants and shops within a 10 minute walking distance. The smaller swimming pool offers a refreshing dip but lounging is mostly done at the white sand beach. The Antal Spa offers a nice variety of massages using only local organic elements and where you will experience a sense of peace. Being a recipient of Certificate of Excellence from T/A, you can feel confident of a great beach vacation at this Tulum waterfront hotel!
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This beautiful luxury Tulum beach hotel is an environmentalist's delight. Being a Green Key partner their vision is to leave the smallest footprint possible while still maintaining a high standard of luxury for its guests. If you are a yoga enthusiast you will certainly be able to enjoy the daily classes as well as private yoga sessions and massage treatments from your very own deck. However... if you are looking to have some fun, you can arrange for scuba diving or kitesurfing. As a luxury retreat they will be happy to make arrangements for you. The beach loungers and umbrellas are inviting you to enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean. Absolutely perfect for romantic couples who love yoga, beach and great food!
Suenos Tulum is another very environmentally friendly waterfront hotel. Since Tulum enjoys so much sun, Suenos Tulum is completely solar powered! The reviews are fantastic and if you are wanting to experience something a little different we highly suggest this gem! The laid back feel soft sand of this luxury ecologically focused resort naturally invites guests to enjoy the grounds in bare feet. You will enjoy the large property, shady areas and intimacy of only 14 very roomy bungalows. This resort is for those wanting to remain unplugged for the length of their stay. Electricity is not available in all but the temple suite. USB charging plugs are available in the rooms in the evenings. All of this translates into a very calm atmosphere throughout the property. You can always take a tour and enjoy Tulum but to be able to enjoy peace and serenity is priceless. Enjoy this very highly rated Tulum beach resort!
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