17 Best Resorts in Tulum That’s Worth Every Penny

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Relish in the nicest resorts and breathtaking eco-tourism that Tulum has to offer.

With so many stunning white-sand beaches and crystal clear water, this area of Mexico has become a hotspot for jet-setters and celebrities.

From secluded beachfront properties to lively all-inclusive hotels, this guide features what you’ve been looking for.

Here are 17 of the best resorts in Tulum that’ll help you kickstart your beach vacation.

Best Adults-Only Resorts in Tulum

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1. Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel

The rooms at Mi Amor Colibri may be decorated simply, but the lounging platforms on the rocks, the infinity pools, nightly turndown services and the quiet location all form a beautiful boutique hotel in Tulum.

Nestled in the northern corner of Tulum Beach, its ‘adults only’ policy is highlighted by the private surroundings.

Every room’s stacked with modern comforts like air-conditioning, a minibar, free internet; guests can also mingle at the bar or enjoy in-house spa treatments.

Definitely a romantic getaway!

2. The Beach Tulum

The best resorts in Tulum blend into their natural surroundings without shirking modern amenities – The Beach Tulum is no different.

Its 28 rooms offer variety with private hot tubs and plunge pools, beachfront locations and shielded porches.

Intended to be an adult’s getaway, it features welcome drinks, complimentary breakfast, on-site yoga, Turkish baths, bicycle rental and even free parking.

Don’t just hide within blackout curtains every day; enjoy the beach out front!


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3. Mezzanine Colibri Boutique Hotel

Another ‘adults only’ Tulum boutique, Mezzanine strips away the pizazz for a minimalist but luxurious vibe.

Service extends well beyond arranging transport and tours.

You can look forward to morning and sundown coffee service, as well as free beach amenities and massages on request.

Checking off suites with balcony Jacuzzis, multiple lounge areas, easy beach access and proximity to downtown Tulum – this hotel is a compromise between comfort and convenience.

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum

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4. Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

The only ‘adults only’ all-inclusive resort in Tulum, Kore Tulum is livelier than its marketing presents.

While you do get the relaxing retreat promised to you (all-meals inclusive, plentiful on-site facilities and airport transfers), you’re also drawn into organized activities like volleyball and karaoke.

Themed events such as foam parties and Mexican buffets with live performances happen frequently as well.

Another adult privilege is the lobby lounge which stays open until 1AM.

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5. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Dreams Tulum is one of the largest Tulum resorts with 432 rooms, decked out in colonial style.

It literally has everything.

An adults-only section, swim-out suites, on-site water sports center, Mayan-themed Explorer’s Club for Kids, Core Zone Teens Club, and customizable spa products from a Spa Pantry – talk about inclusive.

Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or family, the weekly food festivals, live performances and daily activities will keep you occupied.

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6. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

Among the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum stands out in its massive glory.

Home to 774 rooms, 7 bars, 5 restaurants, 3 pools, a children’s water park, golf club and more… the number of amenities are endless.

Bounce between diving lessons, boogie boarding, salivating over show-cooking and whirlpool baths.

With the exception of Mayan ruins, you wait for nothing here.

Best Resorts in Tulum for Couples

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7. La Valise Tulum

The 9-bedroom capacity of La Valise Tulum allows a deep sense of peace and intimacy.

Quoting reviews, it’s a “private paradise” with incredibly personalized service.

Its bungalows and wooden furnishings are a treat for your camera, as are the ocean views along the beach.

Opt between the cozy indoor lounges or day beds under the palms; there’s no need to hop around beach clubs.

Highly recommend as a honeymoon destination.

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8. AZULIK Tulum

Designed like a literal nest of branches, natural stones and soft fabrics, AZULIK intertwines art and the environment.

Lit solely by candlelight, the intimate and relaxing Tulum resort lets you completely unplug and reconnect with nature.

You’re spoilt for choice between 48 unique villas; a contemporary art gallery, House of Ancestral Medicine, spa center and three restaurants share the space.

To build even closer bonds, bask on the beach – clothing optional.

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9. Encantada Tulum

Charming is what comes to mind once you’ve spotted the conical thatched roofs of Encantada’s cabanas.

Sitting on a secluded stretch of sand, this hotel is the epitome of a Tulum hidden gem.

Each of the 8 rooms offers quiet beach access, private balcony, mosquito-netted beds and thoughtful small touches.

With few guests to serve, the staff anticipates your needs without being intrusive.

It’s everything you imagine a peaceful holiday or honeymoon to be.

10. Hip Hotel Tulum

Those looking for budget stays in Tulum with the basics – oceanfront location, free Wi-Fi, airport transport and unlimited beach access – will find Hip Hotel Tulum a great bargain.

Reclining beach chairs are placed strategically along the waterfront; there’s also a Mexican fusion restaurant on-site.

King-sized beds, screened windows, terraces with hammocks and other soft comforts make it a great place to retreat after long days out.


Romance demands a certain degree of quiet and isolation, and La Valise Tulum is the best resort in Tulum for couples, a private paradise comprised of only 9 bedrooms. 

Sleep under the stars on the roll-out bed, and enjoy the complimentary rose petals and red wine. 

The staff is attentive without being intrusive; they make your stay about you.

From delicious breakfast to beachfront sunsets and fresh filtered water, this hotel strips away the glitz and glam of Tulum’s bigger resorts to present you with something intimate and authentic.


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11. Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa

With a generous selection of restaurants nearby, Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Tulum.

Following the theme, the beach is literally a step off the porch.

There’s even an on-site gym for alternate sweat modes, after which their spa, sauna and Turkish bath offerings sound heavenly.

You don’t have to leave your rooms for hydrotherapy either; rooftop rooms feature terraces and private hot tubs, while ground-level rooms feature plunge pools.

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12. La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel

The clean, open lines of La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel makes for a relaxing Tulum stay.

History and culture runs deep here, as this family-run hotel is situated within a historic coconut plantation.

Thatched roofs, colorful hammocks and thoughtful amenities (think bio-friendly bug-repellant and complimentary mezcal) piece together an authentic Mexican welcome.

The onsite restaurant also received sweeping 5 stars for its food and cocktails.

Our Top pick

When traveling with kids, variety and convenience ranks highest on the accommodation criteria list.

The best Tulum resort for families is none other than the all-inclusive Bahia Principe Grand Tulum, as it caters to families of every size and interest. 

Equipped with nostalgic arcade games, foosball and table tennis tables, the Teens Club is a great place for youngsters to chill.

Likewise, the younger kids will have a blast at the water park and various craft workshops.

Adults can rest easy thanks to babysitting services, unwinding at the golf course or spa. 

Since it’s an all-inclusive resort, you don’t have to worry about meals and transport either.


Best Luxury Resorts in Tulum

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13. Jungle Keva Tulum Villa Lodges

The luxury lodges at Jungle Keva may be airy and minimalist in design, but the rich wood accents and bathroom gardens give them character.

It breaks away from the usual coastal location for a jungle paradise, offering utmost isolation and quiet.

Babysitting services are also provided, making it a family-friendly accommodation.

Capturing Tulum’s relaxed and eco-conscious vibe, it’s a villa well-suited for retreats, weddings and private events.

14. Alaya Tulum

Alaya Tulum offers a cluster of treehouse guestrooms that are beautifully furnished – think stone walls, limewash finishes, wide windows and wooden accents.

Sloping gently onto a beach, most of the estate is nestled within jungle trees.

It’s an ideal resort for yoga and wellness retreats, thanks to stunning yoga shalas and a quiet community feel.

Guests can’t praise the staff enough either, giving it 5 stars for hospitality.

Best Eco Resorts in Tulum

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15. Ahau Tulum

This quaint 3-star hotel offers luxurious, eco-conscious cabanas and huts right along the oceanfront.

Daily yoga lessons and sunrise meditation keep you limber (in body and spirit), while the clean beach is perfect for lounging.

It’s no wonder that Ahau Tulum is one of the best resorts in Tulum for visitor diversity, catering with couples massage, bridal suites, family rooms, pet-friendly policies and attentive staff.

Top off with plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and it comes highly rated.

16. Villa Pescadores

Villa Pescadores is a breath of fresh air, each remodeled cabin boasting splashes of color and open space.

While the hotel stresses how green it is (working with local environmentalists to protect its surrounding nature), guests can’t praise its food enough.

Once you’ve gorged on the catch of the day, take advantage of its walkable location and visit nearby Tulum Archaeological Site and Parque Nacional Tulum.

17. Amansala Eco Chic Resort & Spa

This property is hugged by lush forest on all sides but one, opening up to a gorgeous beach.

If you’re looking for a balance of activity and rest, it’s the perfect Tulum resort for you.

Bikini Bootcamp is a weekly thing, as are daily power walks, fitness classes, healthy cuisine, and highlight tours.

For a little spice in your day, sweep into the beach club next door for cocktails on the beach.