Located on the Yucatan Peninsula about 85 miles south of Cancun, Tulum is famous for its Mayan ruins with castillos and temples dating as far back as the 13th-century. It also boasts lush jungle filled with wildlife and some of the finest white sands, contrasted beautifully against the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. If you plan on spending a significant amount of time at the beach, taking advantage of the outstanding snorkeling and other watersports, or just relaxing in the sun, you’ll want to book one of these beautiful beachfront hotels.
Amansala Yoga & Wellness Resort
Not only is Tulum a place to enjoy an idyllic tropical paradise, but many come for the opportunity to enhance wellness. It has a New Age vibe, with many opportunities to practice yoga, dine on organic cuisine and support your good health.
Amansala can help you take that up a notch. The tranquil eco-friendly resort offers a variety of vacation packages, including all-inclusive options, and sits along a beach with powder sugar-like sand. Accommodation in thatched-roof buildings with options for two-bedroom suites, patios with hammocks and sea views.
Enjoy spectacular Caribbean views from the beachfront pool, loaner bikes for exploring, and a farm-to-table eatery. The property also hosts the Beach n Bliss and Bikini Bootcamp which includes daily yoga, massages, delicious and nutritious meals, and sightseeing in Tulum.
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum
A luxurious all-inclusive resort, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum sits on unspoiled soft white sands edged by crystal-clear, shallow blue waters with patches of coral rock. It’s ideal for snorkeling and swimming but you’ll find private palapas and loungers if you just want to relax.
There are two swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, and a lavish spa with a menu of indulgent treatments. With a baby, kids’, and teens’ club, plus access to a large kids-only water park at Cabo, it’s easy to keep the young ones entertained while parents enjoy a stress-melting massage.
The on-site Dolphinarium for swimming with dolphins is sure to be a hit too. When it comes to dining, you’ll have plenty of options, including three a la carte restaurants, a large buffet eatery, and a 24-hour snack bar.
Nueva Vida de Ramiro
If you’re looking for a more affordable, high-value option on a beautiful stretch of beach, Nueva Vida de Ramiro is a great choice. Eco-friendly, it’s primarily solar-powered and hosts over 30 units that are right on the sand, each one unique.
Spacious, clean, and simple, the large windows open to bring in the sea breeze and you’ll have fans or limited air-conditioning available from the late evening to early morning hours.
The Oceanfront Suites have expansive, sun-soaked terraces with hammocks, patio furniture, and breathtaking sea views. Ocean View rooms have a partially obstructed ocean view and terraces that are slightly smaller.
The beach is one of the largest for a boutique hotel in Tulum and is the highlight with plenty of room to stretch out and relax on a beach bed or lounger, some right on the sand while others hang in huts. There’s a steak and seafood restaurant on-site specializing in Argentinian-style fare and a continental breakfast is included in your stay.
Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa
Located north of Tulum near the Mayan ruins in a secluded spot on a white sandy beach, Dreams Tulum is truly a dream. Landscaped with mangroves and palm trees, the wide stretch of sand is a tranquil place to be with no music pounding in the background, just the sounds of the crashing waves and the songs of the birds.
Offshore snorkeling is outstanding here and there are both loungers with thatched roofs and Bali beds when it’s time for a nap.
The all-inclusive rates include unlimited buffet meals and gourmet a la carte dining as well as 24-hour room service and minibars that are refilled daily.
Domestic and international wines plus top-shelf liquor are included too. There are two pools, one with a swim-up bar and the other with a bar that includes swing seating, while the spa features a DIY body bar for scrubs and lotions.
Themed bungalows offer treatments like wine therapy and reflexology. Rooms come with flat-screen satellite TVs and DVD players, robes and slippers, and spacious marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs.
The Beach Tulum
The Beach Tulum is a popular adult-only hotel with one of the best stretches of beachfront in the Hotel Zone. There are no crowds here and its wide, clean, and pristine.
An intimate property, there are less than 30 rooms, and all are right on the beach – from the ground-floor units, you can step right onto the sand. Rates include a complimentary breakfast that includes fresh juices and smoothies. It can be delivered to your room, on the beach, by the pool, or at the beachfront restaurant.
Ziggy’s is also a nightlife hotspot among the locals, serving as a performance venue for evenings out.
Despite being a smaller, boutique property, there are an impressive number of amenities in addition to the meandering pool and beach, including an outdoor whirlpool, daily yoga classes, and access to spa facilities.
A boho-chic, luxury adult-only property, Be Tulum is hip, design-conscious, and right on the beach. Located just behind the infinity pool, the sunny stretch of white sands is dotted with loungers, shaded daybeds, and beanbag chairs, with drink service provided.
There are two bars with full mezcal selections and an on-site restaurant serving upscale Mexican cuisine. There’s an adjacent raw bar and BBQ area where you can choose your fish, fresh-caught daily from local fishermen, and get it cooked on the grill. After dark, guests can enjoy hanging out around the fire pit, live music, and DJs on the weekend.
The upscale rooms come in a variety of layouts, many of which include semi-private outdoor plunge pools or personal infinity pools along with furnished rooftop decks with outdoor showers and breathtaking panoramic sea views.
Villa Pescadores Tulum
An intimate bungalow hotel surrounded by jungle, Villa Pescadores is about 15 minutes on foot from the Mayan ruins and features a beautiful, wide sandy beach. The cushioned double daybeds with umbrellas are the perfect spot to soak up the sun with a dazzling view.
While there is no spa or pool, guests can enjoy a wide range of activities on-site and nearby, from snorkeling, diving and fishing to cycling and yoga. There’s an open-air eatery right on the sand serving dishes focused on fresh ingredients, including fish while the beach bar offers wooden swings for sipping refreshing cocktails.
All rooms are bungalows with thatched roofs, handcrafted furniture, and beds with mosquito netting. Every unit has an outdoor furnished space, and some are right on the beach.
Grand Oasis Tulum
A sprawling all-inclusive resort with a private beach area, the Grand Oasis Tulum is ideal for families, complete with a kids’ club and five swimming pools. Its beach is wonderfully free of crowds and seaweed while the sand is impossibly soft.
There are palm-frond palapas for relaxing in the shad and loungers for sunbathing along with two hammocks that sit on a pier.
Enjoy an extensive offering of treatments at the spa and many different dining options. There are three snack bars, a buffet, three a la carte restaurants, and a sushi lounge, providing a variety of dishes from gourmet Mexican to Italian and Mediterranean.
Rooms come with pool, garden, or beach views, and some are right along the seafront featuring luxury amenities like in-room whirlpools and spa showers, private beach decks with loungers, and an exclusive area on the beach that’s roped off for private use right out the terrace doors.