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Tulum is a stunning town in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. It attracts visitors from around the world with its incredible Caribbean beaches and its rich history, highlighted by the ancient ruins of the Mayan city that can be found in the same location.
Guests can enjoy the amazing atmosphere and views in Tulum at one of its many boutique hotels.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Tulum
Price: From $504
Located between the jungle and the Caribbean Sea, Be Tulum is a trendy location featuring designer suites and a private Jungle House. This boutique experience is full of local charm and inspired by the nature surrounding it.
It is one of the largest boutique hotels in Tulum, but even at full capacity, there is always enough space to breathe in every area of the property. Be Tulum has an eco-chic design that focuses on high-quality materials like reclaimed wood, stone, and glass.
While all the accommodation options are full of luxuries, some are even more memorable The master suites, for example, include a private plunge pool with ocean views, as well as a private terrace. Air conditioning is provided in every room, as well as 100% premium cotton sheets and bathrobes. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the property.
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Price: From $455
Casa Malca is an incredible beachfront boutique experience featuring stunning Caribbean Sea views from every room. The luxurious design has Mayan accents and plenty of jungle influence.
The opulent contemporary art collection present in every space enhances the feeling of refinement and prestige. The property is full of light and breeze, blending well with its nature.
The property includes 3 restaurants that offer different gastronomic experiences. In addition, the rooftop spa has amazing views and plenty of wellness treatments to enjoy from a team of expert therapists.
Following an extensive renovation in 2018, Casa Malca broadened the suite options it offers to guests. There are 2 junior suite options, one overlooking the garden and one on the beachfront. The family village suite comfortably accommodates large groups, while the townhouse labyrinth suite is full of style. The master suites have ocean views or beachfront access, and they provide the most opulent experience.
Price: From $369
El Pez is an ideal place for relaxation. This boutique hotel experience provides everything guests need to unwind and disconnect from the stress of the routine. Spa services are provided on the sea-facing deck and can also be booked in guest rooms.
The Seaside Bistro & Bar treats guests to fresh seafood fare and other popular meals, as well as sumptuous craft cocktails. The restaurant also serves a bistro-style lunch and a healthy breakfast every day.
Each room at El Pez is unique but includes high-quality materials and furnishings and sophisticated details. Stone accent walls and finished concrete floors are enhanced with textiles made by local artisans.
Premium layered linens and indigenous-style crafts are added to each room, as well as a woven grass chandelier. This luxurious location feels authentic, a true part of Tulum that treats guests to an unforgettable stay.
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Price: From $1,729
Hotel Esencia started out as a luxurious private home designed for an Italian duchess. Many of the original aristocratic details have been preserved, but the location has since been restored and turned into an exclusive boutique hotel experience. The hotel is outside of Tulum on Xpu-ha Beach, one of the last untouched locations on the Mayan Riviera.
The hotel focuses on well-being. To highlight this, it now includes an organic spa and a range of wellness suites. In addition, there is a Technogym fitness room and complimentary sunrise yoga available to guests.
Various heated pools are perfect for relaxing in, and there are 3 restaurants on location, one of them featuring an exclusive Japanese-Peruvian flavor profile. A beach bar, coffee bar, and juice bar provide guests with all the beverage needs they could need. Complimentary coffee and pastries are served to guests every morning, along with complimentary tea in the afternoon and a daily fruit basket.
Each room at the Hotel Esencia includes a Nespresso coffee machine, safe, luxurious European linens, an HDTV, and a sound system.
Price: From $744
A hidden gem in the exclusive location of Soliman Bay, Jashita Hotel is full of romance and flair. The property includes 5 acres of beach, offering guests private beach access that feels highly prestigious.
This sophisticated boutique experience feels secluded, disconnected from the chaos of the world. Jashita’s signature beachfront restaurant serves Mexican and Italian meals that will delight any guest.
Soliman Bay is a great way to discover the many treasures of the Mayan Riviera and provides a great entry point to Tulum. The on-site spa at Jashita Hotel pays homage to Mayan wellness tradition and offers many treatments with local appeal.
Each room is full of modern comforts and gorgeous interior design. There are standard and superior guest room options, along with waterfront and honeymoon suites. The Jasmine penthouse is the most spacious accommodation option on the property.
Price: From $123
The luxurious Mezzanine Colibri is an amazing oceanfront boutique experience. It features a luxurious contemporary take on Tulum in stunning surroundings. This unconventional option is designed with elegant minimalism and offers an immersive way of discovering Tulum.
The Mezzanine Colibri has an on-site restaurant that serves authentic Thai fine dining. Healthy breakfasts with a focus on Açai bowls and juices are served daily, as well as a light beach menu with perfect bites for enjoying a day oceanside.
The Mezzanine Colibri features the services of one of the top spa and wellness centers in the area. Treatments can be enjoyed on the deck or in the privacy of guest rooms. There are 3 categories of rooms at the Mezzanine: master suites, sea view rooms, and non-view rooms.
Each of them has air conditioning and rustic decor details, as well as a comfortable bed and wooden furnishings. Suites add a private balcony.
Price: From $293
Providing an authentic experience of Tulum, Nest pays homage to the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. This intimate boutique option uses minimalist contemporary design to not distract from the beauty of the surrounding area.
Original architecture details add a luxurious touch, and personalized service is of the highest quality. Accommodation options include luxurious guest rooms and a private villa. Each room has a private entrance, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, and unique furniture pieces.
All-natural bath amenities are provided, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. A safe is included in every room, and guests are treated to a daily gourmet breakfast. The villa is the only option that welcomes kids, and it adds a private garden and beach area. A private chef and butler can be provided to villa guests at an additional fee.
Price: From $347
Nomade can be found on an exclusive Tulum beach overlooking the sea and surrounded by tropical forestland. This boho-chic boutique experience is designed to bridge the gap between luxurious modernity and an incredible natural environment.
Guests can choose between opulent permanent tents on the beach or an ultra-decadent pool villa. Relaxation and dining options on the beach include lounging on an Oriental rug or a super-comfortable pillow.
This allows guests to become immersed in the amazing surrounding atmosphere. Nomade provides an authentic experience full of Mayan traditions, including sacred fire rituals and healing treatments. Every space at the hotel is sustainable and an organic fit with the environment.
Nomade now also offers guests unique accommodation in sophisticated treehouses with amazing views. Each room has air conditioning, a safe box, and free Wi-Fi.
Price: From $500
Sanará is a barefoot luxury hotel located on Tulum Beach. This boutique experience is focused on wellness and includes an oceanfront yoga studio and a state-of-the-art Wellness Center. Each room at Sanará has been designed with a focus on healing and well-being. Guests can treat their accommodation as a private sanctuary.
Every room has a super king bed with an opulent soft mattress and high-quality bamboo linens. Accommodation options include beachside and master suites, along with 2-bedroom versions and rooms and suites with jungle views. Free Wi-Fi is available on the property.
The on-site restaurant offers delicious vegan dishes made with organic fresh ingredients. The hotel’s interest in curative treatments includes access to Ayurvedic-inspired holistic treatments and immersive programs. Guests will leave Sanará feeling healed and refreshed after their luxurious and sustainable stay.
Price: From $225
Zamas is a boutique hotel that pays tribute to the beauty of Tulum in every detail. The adventure-inspiring surroundings have influenced the playful design of the hotel, located on 2 acres of beachfront property. The on-site restaurant serves gorgeous meals with authentic flavors.
Each spacious room is full of color and flair, as well as rustic and romantic interior design accents. Accommodation options can be located beachfront, in the jungle, or in the coconut trees.
Disconnecting is encouraged at Zamas. The hotel uses generator power and discourages the use of Wi-Fi, which is only available in common areas. There is no air conditioning or TV in the rooms. Each luxurious room at Zamas can be found in a cabana-style bungalow for extra privacy. Bigger casas can be rented out by groups or families traveling together.
Once a quaint fishing town, Tulum has achieved international fame thanks to its stunning landscapes. Visitors can relax at some of the most incredible beaches in the world, or they can visit the ancient Mayan ruins. They can also explore the impressive nearby Laguna de Kaan Luum or the limestone Gran Cenote.
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