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A Guide To The Best Resorts in Tulum
Tulum, Mexico

An idyllic coastal town on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; Tulum is a popular tourist destination for many reasons – and it’s not hard to see why. With its pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise ocean waters, and famous Mayan ruins, Tulum has all the elements for an unforgettable beach vacation.

Tulum also does not disappoint when it comes to accommodation options. Boasting numerous all-inclusive resorts either on or near the beach, Tulum’s waterfront is one of the most luxurious destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.

If you’re planning a trip to this tropical paradise in the near future, then this article is for you! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best resorts in Tulum to help you find the one that’s right for you.

Best Resorts in Tulum

Ahau Tulum

Ahau Tulum

Where: 5.5 miles from Tulum’s town center

Price Range: $$$

An upscale beachfront resort surrounded by jungle; Ahau is one of the best resorts in Tulum for the environmentally-conscious traveler.

Overlooking a pristine white-sand beach and the Caribbean Sea beyond, the rustic-chic cabanas and huts feature thatched roofs, handmade wood furniture, outdoor showers, and private decks with hammocks. Additionally, all the units have access to free Wi-Fi and come equipped with mosquito nets and air conditioning.

In terms of amenities, Ahau has a serene open-air restaurant serving up delicious international cuisine, a spa offering massage services, and activities like yoga and morning meditation.


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Where: Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$$

Situated just minutes away from Tulum’s town center is this private adults-only resort that combines art, nature, and the ancient wisdom of the Mayan people.

The rustic-chic villas are surrounded by jungle and boast spectacular views of the ocean from their position in the treetops. The villas are also completely off the grid, making this the perfect place to unplug from the daily grind.

Each room comes with its own private bathroom, in-room tub, and a bed with a mosquito net. Upgraded units offer additional features like outdoor tubs, private beach access, and/or hanging beds.

Facilities and services include a world-class wellness center where you can enjoy a traditional Mayan steam bath and various other therapeutic treatments, plus a bar and a lounge. 

Bahia Principe Grand Coba All-Inclusive Resort

Where: Akumal

Price Range: $$

A laid-back resort overlooking the Caribbean Sea; Bahia Principe Grand Coba has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Amenities at this all-inclusive resort include 11 restaurants and bars, a spa, a gym, and 2 outdoor swimming pools. There’s also a water park, a kids’ play area, and regular live entertainment.

It also has a sister property, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum.

In terms of accommodation, the resort offers relaxed suites with plenty of natural light and balconies with amazing views of the surrounding area. 24-hour room service is also available.

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum All-Inclusive Resort 

Where: Akumal

Price Range: $$

Boasting incredible views of the natural surrounds, this newly refurbished, all-inclusive resort in the greater Tulum region is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

It offers a range of amenities, including 4 restaurants, 9 bars, a casino, and a nightclub, plus a water park, a fitness center, and a tennis court. There are kid-friendly activities too, like a children’s pool and a kids’ club. Guests can also enjoy massages and traditional Mayan treatments at the spa.

The unpretentious rooms come with balconies, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and minibars; some offer views of the garden, pool, or ocean.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal 

Where: Akumal

Price Range: $$$

Located on the Riviera Maya, this lavish all-inclusive resort has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a 5-star resort situated on a sprawling beachfront property with multiple swimming pools, bars, and restaurants, as well as a fitness center, a spa, and a hot tub. Certain water sports, such as kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding, are included, while scuba diving is available at a surcharge.

The polished suites are decorated with colorful accents and come with 4-poster beds, balconies, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers; some boast views of the sea.

If you’re looking for one of the best resorts in Tulum to spend your next beach vacation, Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a great choice.

Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an Adults-Only Resort 

Sian Ka'an, Tulum

Where: Akumal

Price Range: $$$

Set amid tropical vegetation in the Mayan jungle, Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an is one of the best adults-only resorts in Tulum.

Spacious rooms open out onto balconies or terraces and come with flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus living areas with comfortable seating. Selected rooms have private gardens with hot tubs.

Guests can also take advantage of all the amenities that the resort has to offer, like the restaurant that serves delicious local and international cuisine, the spa, and the outdoor pool.

Central Park Resort & Spa Tulum 

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Where: Tulum Town

Price Range: $$

Occupying a group of contemporary buildings near Tulum Center, this environmentally-friendly resort offers relaxed accommodation with 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, a sky bar, and a luxurious spa.

Featuring balconies or patios, the bright and airy studios come with kitchens and living/dining areas, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. Upgraded units each have their own private pool.

Other amenities include complimentary yoga classes, loaner bikes, and electric car rentals.

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa 

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Where: Near the Tulum Ruins

Price Range: $$$

Set on a property surrounded by lush jungle and white-sand beaches, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for family vacations.

It offers a range of luxurious amenities, including 9 restaurants and 7 bars, including a pool bar; an extensive outdoor pool network and a spa; a supervised kids’ club; and entertainment in the form of live performances.

Featuring a unique blend of Mexican colonial architecture and high-end contemporary design, the spacious rooms come with their own private furnished terrace overlooking the jungle or the beach. Suites add separate living rooms and whirlpool tubs, while a secluded adults-only section of the resort has rooms that offer direct access to the swimming pool.

Gramercy Tulum 

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Where: Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$

A gorgeous 5-star resort that’s just a few meters from South Tulum Beach; everything about Gramercy screams wellness.

Offering thatched roofs, the bright and airy bohemian-themed villas are simply decorated yet still manage to retain an air of luxury. Each one has its own en suite bathroom with modern amenities, while select rooms feature a private hot tub with views of the sea.

Feeling hungry? Head to Gramercy’s on-site restaurant, which is focused on delivering high-quality, health-conscious meals using locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll find a variety of detox juices and smoothies on their menu, as well as gluten-free and vegan options.

Naturally, you need to take advantage of the incredible spa and wellness center at the resort, where you can indulge in a variety of pampering treatments.

Other activities at the resort include yoga classes, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Habitas Tulum 

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Where: Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$$

Nestled between the jungle and sea, Habitas offers a quiet retreat where you can relax and unwind from the stresses of daily life.

Wellness is woven into every aspect of this eco-resort, which offers a rejuvenating spa, yoga classes, and a range of Mayan ritual ceremonies that will leave you feeling refreshed. There is also an outdoor pool next to a private beach area, a beach bar, and a restaurant that specializes in seafood.

The rooms are simple thatched huts with canvas walls that are minimally furnished to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. All come with outdoor rainfall showers and porches offering jungle or ocean views.

If you’re looking to relax and reconnect with nature without having to sacrifice too many creature comforts, this wellness resort could be the place for you.

Hotel Bardo

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Where: Tulum Town

Price Range: $$$

This secluded adults-only resort set amid tropical gardens offers chic villas with private plunge pools that are perfect for a romantic getaway or a singles’ retreat.

Amenities include a plant-filled restaurant, a trendy open-air bar, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Massage services and yoga classes are also offered.

In terms of nearby attractions, Hotel Bardo is just 3 miles from the Tulum National Park, which contains some of the most well-preserved Mayan ruins in the world, and 4 miles from Paradise Beach.

Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum 

Where: South Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$$

Set beneath swaying palm trees, this posh hotel overlooking the Caribbean Sea offers breezy accommodations with astonishing views of the jungle and the beach, as well as an expansive outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a spa.

Each one of the airy thatched-roof bungalows features modest yet stylish decor and comes with a minibar and a coffeemaker, while upgraded units include private terraces with plunge pools.

There is a refined restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine, and the resort is close to several points of interest, including the Tulum Archaeological Zone and the Cenote Calavera swimming hole.

With its gorgeous setting and wide range of amenities, it’s no wonder Ma’xanab Hotel is rated one of the best resorts in Tulum!

Kimpton Aluna Tulum 

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Where: Aldea Zama

Price Range: $$

Surrounded by lush jungle, this luxurious resort with a boho-chic vibe offers upscale accommodation with a twist – making it one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum.

The Kimpton Aluna offers a unique blend of modernity and spirituality; of contemporary design paired with Mayan influences, creating the perfect backdrop for relaxation – and fun!

The resort offers yoga and meditation sessions as well as a swimming pool and a beach club. There is also a terrace that provides a lively party atmosphere when the sun goes down complete with DJs, drinks, and dance music.

La Zebra a Colibri Boutique Hotel 

Where: South Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$$

If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation at one of the best resorts in Tulum, this luxurious oasis could be for you.

La Zebra is a tranquil retreat with plenty of amenities for guests to enjoy, including a laid-back restaurant that specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine and a beach bar that serves phenomenal cocktail drinks. There’s also a rustic-chic spa where guests can relax and unwind with a variety of wellness and beauty treatments.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a fun escape with friends, La Zebra is guaranteed not to disappoint.

Mezzanine Colibri Boutique Hotel

Where: Tulum Beach

Price range: $$$

Occupying a cluster of thatched-roof buildings opposite Las Palmas Beach, this chic hotel offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience.

It has a total of 9 airy rooms to choose from, including 2 suites. All the rooms are warmly decorated and feature minibars. Upgraded units add mezzanine sitting areas and ocean views, while the suites are equipped with rainfall showers, coffeemakers, and balconies with awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea. 24-hour room service is provided.

The Mezzanine also has a range of luxurious amenities for guests to enjoy, including an open-air restaurant serving Thai food on the beach, a bar, an outdoor pool, and a pampering spa. Breakfast and parking are included and children aged 16 and older are welcome.

If you’re looking for things to do nearby, the resort is just 1 mile from the Mayan ruins and 5 miles from the swimming hole at the Gran Cenote cavern.

Nômade Tulum 

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Where: Tulum Beach

Price Range: $$$

Situated just steps away from the beach, Nômade is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum for multiple reasons.

For starters, the resort is within easy reach of some of Tulum’s most popular attractions, such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Nômade also has a luxurious spa where you can enjoy a range of pampering treatments and 2 restaurants that offer the best of local Mexican and international cuisine. You can also order your favorite drink and head over to the resort’s private beach area.

Guests have multiple accommodation options to choose from, including luxurious tents that come fitted with outdoor showers, rustic-chic rooms and suites, and secluded villas with private gardens.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

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Where: Akumal

Price Range: $$$

If you’re looking for one of the best resorts in Tulum for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, Secrets Akumal on the Riviera Maya is an excellent choice. It’s an adults-only resort set on the gorgeous Akumal Beach, which is known for its calm turquoise waters and green turtle population.

The polished rooms feature tropical-inspired decor and come with balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Certain rooms have in-room jetted tubs and/or direct access to the pool.

Amenities at this picturesque retreat include a spa, a fitness center, a tennis court, and a private beach area. There are also 2 restaurants, a café, and a pool bar.

Before You Book: Things To Know About Tulum Resorts

To help you find accommodation that’s most suitable for you, here is some practical advice for booking a Tulum resort:

Resorts with “Tulum” in Their Name Are Not All in Tulum

It may seem strange, but not all accommodation options with “Tulum” in their name are actually in Tulum. There are quite a few in Akumal, which is just under half an hour away from Tulum.

So, if you want to be in Tulum center, book a resort that’s on Tulum Beach, Tulum Town, or nearby the Mayan ruins.

Most Tulum Resorts Increase Their Prices During High Tourist Season

It’s no secret that resorts in Tulum are pricey, especially the all-inclusive ones. If you’re looking to save on accommodation, it’s best to visit Tulum during the low season, from late August to the beginning of December.

Beachfront Hotels and Resorts Are More Expensive

While booking a room with a view of the Caribbean Sea may seem like a great idea, it should come as no surprise that you’ll pay an extravagant amount of money for one.

Fortunately, most of the hotels and resorts in Tulum offer very competitive prices, so there are plenty of more affordable accommodation options to choose from.

FAQs About Booking a Tulum Resort 

When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Tulum?

If you’re looking for fewer crowds and lower prices on accommodation, the best time to visit Tulum is during the off-season, which runs between late August and early December.

Is Tulum a Celebrity Destination?

Absolutely. Tulum is a popular holiday destination even among the rich and famous, including celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio, Reese Witherspoon, and Demi Moore.

Where do Celebrities Prefer to Stay in Tulum?

Celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton, and Kristen Cavallari have been seen at high-end resorts like Azulik, Habitas, and Amansala Resort & Spa.