17 Tulum Luxury Resorts for a Lavish Stay in 2024

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LOOKING FOR THE BEST TULUM LUXURY HOTELS?

Smart choice! Tulum is full of beautiful luxury hotels, villas, and resorts — but how do you separate the good from the bad!? Well, you’re in the right place because I’ve done the homework for you, and the 17 best Tulum luxury hotels are all featured here.

How can I be sure they’re the best places to stay in Tulum Mexico? I’ve lived in Mexico since 2018, and have visited Tulum many times, so I know the best areas to stay and what to expect at this Mexican beach towns’ top resorts.

Hotel Bardo pool area

Don’t have time to read the full article? Book Hotel Bardo Tulum — a top luxury Tulum resort with an impressive rating of 9.5/10 Stars ⭐️

In the last decade, Tulum has become a top destination in Mexico for international travelers and jet-setters, so there’s no shortage of high-end accommodations worth splurging on.

You’ll find everything from luxury boutique hotels in Tulum, luxury resorts on Tulum Beach, beautiful luxury villas in Tulum’s Pueblo, and even long-term luxury rentals in Tulum.

Without further ado, here are the 17 best luxury hotels in Tulum Mexico — which all have been vetted for high ratings and stellar reviews.

Our Top 3 Picks: Best Tulum Luxury Resorts

#1 TOP PICK

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Hotel Bardo Tulum
✔️ Private plunge pool
✔️ Airport shuttle
✔️ Adults only

#2 PICK

casa malca tulum

Casa Malca Tulum: The Pablo Escobar House
✔️ Underground pool
✔️ Beachfront location
✔️ Among the best Tulum beach clubs

#3 PICK

Nomade Tulum
✔️ Swimming pool
✔️ Breakfast included

The Best Tulum Luxury Resorts

1. Hotel Bardo Tulum (Adults Only)

private suite in Hotel Bardo with a private pool
Book Hotel Bardo is the best luxury resort in Tulum with a private pool. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Pueblo | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Booking a room at Hotel Bardo, the best adults only hotel in Tulum is an excellent choice for travelers looking for the best luxury hotels Tulum Mexico has to offer. 

Hotel Bardo is located near Tulum Pueblo (AKA Downtown Tulum or Tulum Town). It has beautiful air-conditioned rooms with a terrace, and all of the suites at Hotel Bardo Tulum have a private pool in a beautiful garden just steps from your bed.

This place was so wonderful. Quiet, peaceful, gorgeous. The staff and food and drinks were excellent. We had massages, did yoga, ate almost every meal there, every single experience was top notch.

Carli (see more reviews)

These Tulum private plunge pools at Hotel Bardo are great for cooling off after a long day at the beach or exploring the historical ruins of the beach town. 

The 5-Star hotel in Tulum also offers FREE bikes, a large pool with sunbeds, a la carte breakfast, and an on-site restaurant and bar serving international cuisine in the evenings.

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2. Casa Malca Tulum: The Pablo Escobar House

spacious room in Casa Malca, with a lounging couch, big windows, and a view of the garden
Located beachfront and surrounded by tropical gardens, book Casa Malca Resort to stay in one of the best Tulum Mexico luxury hotels. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: South Beach Tulum | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Casa Malca is a luxury hotel in Tulum Mexico that consistently ranks among the top reviewed — and it’s easy to see why. (In case you’re wondering, this is the famous Tulum Pablo Escobar mansion where you’ll find the hanging couch).

Located beachfront, guests staying at this luxury hotel will enjoy incredible views of the Caribbean Sea right from your own suite. Every room has been decorated in elegant white, and offers a private terrace with views of either the garden or ocean.

It’s amazing, stylish, unique, serene. The underground pool is an outstanding luxury when it gets too hot in summer. The room interior made you feel [like you’re] in a movie❤️

Elizabet (see more reviews)

The property boasts an impressive range of amenities for its guests, including a massive oceanfront pool that leads out to the ocean, sunbeds at the beach area, multiple restaurants, and even two-story oversized rooms perfect for families traveling with kids.

With its exceptional amenities, beautiful beach views, and stylish decor, Casa Malca is one of the best luxury villas in Tulum. Oh, and it’s also one of the best beach clubs in Tulum!

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3. Nomade Tulum Treehouses

nomade tulum treehouses at best resorts in tulum for couples
Guests can undergo a transformational experience staying at one of the main accommodation options available at this unique hotel. (Photo: Expedia, Nomade Treehouse Tulum Resort)

⭐️ Rating: 8.3 out of 10 stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) | 🏩 Check rates and availability

Ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? Then you must book your stay at Nômade Tulum Resort now — but hurry, because there are only five Tulum treehouse rooms at Nomad.

Besides the treehouses, Nômade Tulum is home to 38 rooms, 20 exclusive suites and 36 luxury tents. They’re all impeccably designed, offering gorgeous interior designs, stunning views, and luxury amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and premium linens

Amazing vibes. The Treehouse Room was very cool. Food very nice at both restaurants. Activities were probably the best thing — chill live music every day and the healing sounds meditation was awesome. Probably our best stay in Tulum.

Matthew, Nomade Tulum reviews

The hotel is the perfect retreat for anyone looking for wellness programming to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul.

Along with luxury accommodations (and their cool treehouse rooms), Nômade Tulum offers private or group sessions focused on healing experiences, a yoga shala, and gratitude tent.

The hotel also offers ceremonies and rituals that highlight the area’s Mayan heritage. There’s a stunning outdoor pool and lounge area with beach views, and two restaurants at Nomade Tulum Mexico — Macondo (vegan options) and La Popular.

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4. La Valise Tulum Resort

private jungle villa in La Valise Tulum
Get a private jungle view room when you book La Valise Tulum, one of the top luxury boutique hotels Tulum. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.3 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera (Tulum Hotel Zone) | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

La Valise is one of the best luxury hotels Tulum Mexico has!

When you book this best boutique hotel in Tulum, you’ll get a quiet place that’s still within walking distance of the nearby beach clubs, creating an intimate atmosphere for honeymooners and party-goers alike.

The design and location of the hotel were exceptional, the staff exceeded our expectations, they take pride in the property and have phenomenal service. The food is out of this world, fresh and delicious!

Joubert (see more reviews)

As one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Tulum, all rooms have open-air showers and large bathtubs. You have a choice of rooms, with a jungle view (garden room) or an ocean view suite.

La Valise Tulum has a heated saltwater infinity pool overlooking the ocean, FREE bike rentals, and FREE breakfast each morning.

But the crown jewel of this La Valise Tulum is its Beachfront Master Suite, which comes equipped with a rolling king bed that rolls out onto the balcony so you can enjoy the scenery from your bed. Is there anything better?! (Probably not 😁)

Best Tulum Luxury Resorts

5. Jashita Hotel Tulum

ocean view from one of the rooms in Jashita Hotel
If you want a sea view from your room, book Jashita Tulum, one of the best 5-Star hotels in Tulum on the beach. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.2 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa North Beach | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Jashita is a legit 5 Star hotel in Tulum Mexico — and when you book a room at Jashita Tulum Hotel, you’ll certainly get world-class service and celebrity treatment. It’s really no wonder so many call this the one of the best Tulum luxury boutique hotels.

The hotel is on the far north side of Tulum and only has 30 luxury suites, so you’ll get a sense of privacy and exclusivity that you can’t find elsewhere. Located far from the crowds, if you’re looking for the best ocean view hotels in Tulum, you found them.

The location is ideal — away from the beach dance party set on an idyllic bay. The staff were superb — kind, efficient, and always there with any request. The rooms were well appointed and the views cannot be beat.

Kiensabe (see more reviews)

Every guest will get a complimentary breakfast, as well as access to three outdoor pools with sun loungers, beachfront yoga sessions, snorkeling or scuba diving with a personal instructor, and spa services (for an additional charge).

A lot of the Jashita Tulum Luxury Villas have private plunge pools with a view, including any of the king rooms and honeymoon suites.

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6. The Beach Tulum Resort

The Beach Tulum accommodation with a private pool fronting the beach
Book The Beach Tulum for a beautiful view of the ocean from your room, at what some guests have called the best luxury hotel Tulum has. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.1 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa South | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

If you are looking to stay in one of Tulum’s five-star hotels, The Beach Tulum is a great choice — and it’s right in the heart of Tulum Beach.

The Beach Tulum Hotel is not only in a great location, but every room on the property has air conditioning, free WiFi, an ocean-view, and complimentary breakfast at either Ziggy’s Tulum or Fresco’s Restaurant.

Gorgeous room where it felt like they had thought of everything — great local coffee, incense burner, bath salts, beach bag and flip flops all supplied. The rooftop jacuzzi was really fun and you could watch the waves, birds and stars.

Adambreedon (see more reviews)

There are also many wellness opportunities, such as a fitness center, a studio with beach yoga in Tulum, and an onsite spa to help you feel rejuvenated on your Tulum vacation.

If you’re looking for Tulum luxury hotels with a private pool in-room, make sure to book their Deluxe Double Room and Junior Suite which both have private plunge pools with a view of the ocean on their terrace/balcony.

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7. Ana y Jose Hotel & Spa Tulum

lounging area and kitchen of a family house in Ana y Jose Hotel & Spa Tulum, with a private pool outside
Book Ana y Jose Resort is one of the best luxury villas Tulum has, complete with a large family house if you’re going to Tulum with a group. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (South Beach Tulum) | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Ana y Jose Hotel & Spa Tulum is a charming hotel and an excellent destination for those seeking a luxurious, restful getaway in Tulum Mexico.

Situated at the edge of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in South Tulum Beach, this beautiful beach hotel in Tulum has direct beach access and breathtaking views of both the ocean and jungle — so you get the best of both worlds!

Right on the beautiful beach. Intimate and tropical grounds. Friendly and super helpful staff. They booked us a private cenote tour which was totally worth it and recommend.

Lindsey (see more reviews)

You can even find three rooms with a private pool in the room! These rooms also have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and stylish Mexican décor.

Ana y Jose also offers some great amenities, such as an outdoor public swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour reception, and spa services.

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8. Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum

ocean view from Hotel Ma'xanab Tulum accommodation, plus a private plunge pool
Looking for a luxury hotel with a private pool and ocean view? Then you’ll want to book Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum ASAP. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.4 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: South Tulum Beach | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Hotel Ma Xanab is a luxury resort in Tulum, Mexico, just steps away from the peaceful South Beach area. This beautiful property offers guests an array of amenities, including FREE bikes, private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

Most of the rooms at this hotel have a small plunge pool, big enough for two people to enjoy, and sunbeds next to it with a view of the Caribbean Sea or the garden.

Ma’xanab have the best of both worlds, luxury and simplicity. one of the best places i’ve ever stayed at. very serene, amazing taste and so peaceful. super clean as well.

Lindsey (see more reviews)

The rooms also have air conditioning and free WiFi access and are decorated in a modern bohemian style with bed linen and towels provided.

If you are on your honeymoon or romantic getaway in Tulum, this relaxing oasis could be perfect for you!

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9. Mi Amor, a Colibri Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)

drone shot of 7. Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
Looking for the best hotels in Tulum for couples? Book Mi Amor Tulum Boutique Hotel (Photo: Expedia, Luxury hotel Tulum Mexico)

⭐️ Rating: 9.2 out of 10 Stars | 📍Location: Zona Hotelera (Tulum Hotel Zone) |  🏩 Check Rates and Availability

The Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel is a beautiful luxury resort in Tulum with competitive prices for couples wanting a room with a private pool.

This Tulum hotel has rooms that are stylishly designed, spacious, and equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, and a beautiful terrace.

Honestly AMAZING! The amount you pay is so good for the facilities, room, service and grounds. Most hotels in this area are really expensive but this I think is great value for your money.

Georgia (see more reviews)

The staff is welcoming and attentive. Guests can enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, and they will find different hot teas left in their bed every night. 

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10. Una Vida Tulum

pool area of Una Vida
Get a feel of the jungle vibes when you book Una Vida, one of the best hotels in Tulum Beach. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.4 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Pueblo | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Una Vida Hotel prides itself in being your “home away from home,” with excellent hospitality and attention to detail. At the Una Vida Hotel in Tulum, you’ll find a chic atmosphere, complete with dreamcatchers and local artwork in each of the properties’ 17 rooms.

Every room has beautiful views of the jungle and garden from your room and full access to the zen-like pool in the common area. If you’re looking for those quintessential bohemian Tulum vibes, this place oozes them.

The location and jungle setting in the outskirts of Tulum town. An oasis of calm. Great for exploring and only a short cab or bike ride to the beach. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant!

Dominic (see more reviews)

Looking for romantic Tulum hotels? If you’re a couple looking for truly luxurious villas in Tulum, you will want to book the Tropical Room with Plunge Pool and Private Garden.

Traveling to Tulum with kids? Their Three-Bedroom Luxury House is one of the best luxury hotels in Tulum for families. With its private patio and large outdoor swimming pool, there’s enough room for the whole family to enjoy.

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11. Hotel Esencia Tulum

minimalist interior of an accommodation in Hotel Essencia
Hotel Esencia is the best luxury hotel in Tulum with beautifully decorated rooms. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Xpu-Ha Beach | 🏩 Check Rates and Availability

Book your room at Hotel Esencia for a truly unforgettable experience! This luxurious villa offers guests a unique experience with its exquisitely appointed rooms and breathtaking views of the Playa Xpu-Ha Beach, located between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing day by the pool or participate in the hotel’s many activities, such as yoga classes, Mexican cookery classes, spa treatments, and more.

Magnificent location, all alone on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The people working there were so authentic and provided frictionless service everywhere with heart and warmth.

Sondre (see more reviews)

The Garden Restaurant serves a variety of both regional and international cuisine and provides a hot breakfast/lunch every day. ðŸŒ® That’s right: If you’re looking for the best tacos in Tulum, some of them will be right at your fingertips.

For those wanting privacy and relaxation amidst beautiful sandy beaches in Mexico, Hotel Esencia Tulum is undoubtedly an excellent choice.

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12. Casa Phoenix Tulum Mexico

interior of accommodation in Casa Huna Tulum
Considering luxury Tulum hotels? Book Casa Phoenix Tulum Mexico and get easy access to the beautiful Xpu-Ha Beach, one of the best beaches in Mexico! (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 9 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum South Beach | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Can’t afford the most expensive hotel in Tulum? While accommodation on Tulum Beach is typically very expensive, the Casa Phoenix Tulum Resort is where to stay in Tulum Beach for a slightly cheaper rate.

It’s definitely not a luxury hotel, but all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, a comfortable bed, other necessary amenities, and a private terrace.

The hotel we stayed at was situated right on the coast, providing a stunning view of the ocean. The location was perfect for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Chadi (see more reviews)

It’s also right on the coast, with a view of South Tulum Beach and walking distance from the Sian Ka’an Visitor Center. Located near the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casa Phoenix Tulum boasts a very peaceful atmosphere.

Casa Phoenix Resort also offers free cancellation until one night before your stay — arguably the most forgiving cancellation policy of all Tulum hotels. ⚠️ Note: This hotel used to be called Casa Huna Tulum.

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13. Kimpton Aluna Resort Tulum, an IHG Hotel

rooftop pool at Kimpton Aluna Tulum Resort
Book Kimpton Aluna Tulum for one of the best Tulum luxury resorts in Downtown Tulum.

⭐️ Rating: 8 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Aldea Zama (Near Downtown) | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

The Kimpton Aluna Resort is the best pet-friendly luxury hotel in Tulum, and it offers exceptional service with their guest’s comfort and convenience in mind. It features an outdoor pool, access to beach clubs, and bicycles for rent.

For accommodations, guests can choose between a king room or a double queen room. No matter your choice, all rooms come equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating, and either a terrace or balcony.

The hotel was absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous modern design, two tranquil pool areas and DELICIOUS food. Every meal, snack and drink we had was excellent.

Kia (see more reviews)

The staff at this pet-friendly hotel is super accommodating, and the location is convenient for accessing all the best things to do in Tulum. It’s in the Aldea Zama Tulum neighborhood, a charming area located between downtown and the beach.

Kimpton Aluna Resort also provided two pools for guests to use and a delicious restaurant on site called Parallel 20°, which serves breakfast and dinner.

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14. O’ Tulum Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)

drone shot of O' Tulum Boutique Hotel
O’Tulum Boutique Hotel is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Tulum. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.1 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (North Beach) | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Book a room at O’ Tulum Boutique Hotel to enjoy one of the top-rated Tulum stays with a private pool.

It’s located about 5 miles (3.5 km) north of Tulum Beach and Tulum Pueblo, offering a quiet stay far from the noise of the city. If you want a quiet hotel in Tulum, you found it!

Excellent place, the service is exceptional. The staff was always very friendly and attentive. I would definitely return to this hotel.

Daniel (see more reviews)

Every guest at O’ Tulum Beachfront Hotel will receive bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and breakfast included in their room.

There is also an outdoor pool with a sun terrace and a bar, but you can also find private pools in each suite with a gorgeous view of the ocean and the larger public pool. 

Rooms here in the Tulum slow season (about April to October) typically cost about $200 USD per night — which is an excellent price compared to other Tulum, Mexico resorts with private pools.

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15. Orchid House Tulum

spacious villa in Orchid House Tulum
Book Orchid House Tulum and stay in villas surrounded by lush jungle. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Stars | 📍Location: Tulum Pueblo |  🏩 Check Rates and Availability

The Orchid House is a 5-Star Hotel near the bustling city center of Tulum. It is situated right in between Tulum Pueblo (Downtown Tulum) and the Tulum Zona Hotelera (Tulum Hotel Zone on Tulum Beach).

The rooms feature minimal, modern designs, open floor plans, and spacious areas. Each room has its own unique decor ranging from boho chic to cave inspirations.

Perfectly well-decorated environment in a forest style.
The service was perfect and the room was spotless. High level.

clicerio (see more reviews)

Once you arrive, it’s easy to see why this is one of Tulum’s highest-rated luxury boutique hotels.

Guests can enjoy rooftop dining overlooking the canopy, or relax at the poolside bar before taking a dip in their private plunge pools.

Those looking for an immersive experience can stay in one of Orchid House’s Jungle Rooms. These luxury villas are unreal, providing an authentic jungle environment with all the comforts of home.

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16. Dreams Tulum All Inclusive Resort & Spa

drone shot of pool area near the beach in Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Looking for the best Tulum 5 Star hotels all inclusive options? Then you’ll want to book your room at Dreams Tulum All-Inclusive Resort. (Photo: Expedia)

⭐️ Rating: 7.6 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Tulum Playa (North Beach) | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

The Dreams Tulum Resort is known as the best all-inclusive resort in Tulum Mexico for both families and couples.

The resort is family-friendly (there’s an Explorer’s Club and Splash Park for kids), but the Preferred Club Suites is an adults-only section with a private pool. In this secluded area, you’ll enjoy swim out suites and direct access to the adult’s pool.

Lovely resort with numerous dining options and the variety of drinks and cocktails. Stunning gardens with many different species of animals. The staff is really helpful and welcoming.

Tomasz (see more reviews of one of the best hotels in tulum all-inclusive)

As an all-inclusive Tulum resort, you can expect FREE meals for all guests, 24-hour room service, live entertainment most nights, multiple pools on the premises, and a private beach with free cabanas and sun-beds to use.

The resort also has spa treatments at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia Spa and you can book guided tours through the concierge. Note: These are not included in the room’s price, and will incur an additional fee.

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17. Azulik Tulum Mexico

man sitting outside at Azulik Tulum resort in Mexico
Azulik Tulum Hotel is a luxurious hotel with private tree-houses close to nature. (Photo: Unspalsh, Tulum hotels luxury options)

⭐️ Rating: 7.2 out of 10 Stars | 📍 Location: Zona Hotelera | ðŸ© Check Rates and Availability

Azulik Tulum Resort is an incredible adults-only resort located in the Tulum Hotel Zone. Boasting breathtaking views, luxurious suites made from reclaimed Khatalosh wood, and Mayan mosaic bathtubs — the whole place is a work of art.

While this is arguably the most famous hotel in Tulum, it’s not for everyone! Let me explain:

The hotel has amazing architecture, the whole area is a piece of art so I can 100% recommend to stay there and enjoy the views from restaurants and walks around the bridges that are connecting individual places.

Tomasz (see more reviews)

Though it has a luxury hotel price tag, there’s no TV, no phones, no electricity in most rooms, and communal showers (though some suites have private bathtubs). While it’s the perfect place for an intimate getaway or relaxing retreat — some find it too rustic for the cost.

The resort also offers a spa and beauty center with traditional Mayan massage, healing therapies, and “half-board meals” with breakfast and lunch options.

With its unique concept and incredible architecture, Azulik is a one-of-a-kind luxury villa in Tulum. However, when you read Azulik reviews, you’ll see why this hotel is known as one of the most unique Tulum hotels — but it’s also not everyone’s cup of tea.

Tulum Luxury Resorts: FAQ

Is Tulum worth visiting?

Yes — Tulum is a beautiful tourist town where it’s super easy to get around, so visitors can have a unique but stress-free vacation here.

woman walking into ven a la luz Tulum sculpture of a wooden man
Don’t miss Ven a la Luz (Come Into the Light), the famous Tulum sculpture by Daniel Popper.

It’s full of options for accommodations, restaurants, sites, cenotes (natural jungle pools), and nightlife options. It’s also one of the most Instagram worthy places in Mexico.

However, Tulum does get crowded since it’s one of the top destinations in Mexico.

If you can, visit during the Tulum shoulder season months (February-March, and October-November), when you’ll get lower prices, smaller crowds, and good weather.

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What is the most expensive part of Tulum?

Tulum Beach — Tulum only has two main areas: Tulum Beach and Tulum Town (Downtown). Prices for everything on the beach are significantly higher, from food and drinks, to hotels and yoga classes.

colorful shops in Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum or Tulum Pueblo)
Colorful shops line the streets in Tulum Town (AKA Tulum Downtown).

Is it better to stay in Tulum Town or Beach?

It depends — To stay where all the action is, opt for the Tulum Hotel Zone on Tulum Beach.

However, this is the most expensive part of town, so when traveling to Tulum on a budget, opt for Downtown Tulum (Tulum Town).

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Is Tulum worth staying in?

Yes — If you want to visit Tulum, it makes sense to stay in Tulum.

It has great hotels, but is also one of the most desirable destinations in the world for beach lovers, Mayan history buffs, and laid-back digital nomads.

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Is Tulum a luxury destination?

Yes — Compared to other Mexico destinations, Tulum is on the pricey side.

If that’s what you’re after, Tulum has many amazing luxurious hotel options for you to choose from — like Hotel Bardo Tulum and Casa Malca Hotel, the Pablo Escobar House in Tulum Mexico.

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What is the best month to go to Tulum?

February — Winter is the best time to visit Tulum for nice weather, but December and January can be crowded and expensive.

Prices and crowds usually drop off by February and March, but the weather’s still nice.

Now, because there’s never snow, some would consider Tulum a year-round destination — and it kind of is, but with some caveats (see below).

🌡️ Tulum Weather Chart

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Tulum average weather. (Photo: Weather and Climate)

Tulum summers are incredibly hot and humid, and this is also Atlantic Hurricane Season (which runs June 1-November 30 each year).

Though still spring, April and May tend to be especially brutal, and even local dread these months.

However, these months will have lower price tags as they’re outside of the high tourist season in Tulum (November to March), when prices are inflated, and the beaches are crowded.

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How long should you stay in Tulum?

3-7 Days — You can see all the highlights and must-see Tulum sights in three days.

tulum ruins on the beach
The Tulum Ruins are one of the top sites in Tulum Beach Town.

However, if you want to check out the surrounding areas, there are so many great Tulum day trips to enjoy if you have a full week.

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Where do the celebs stay in Tulum?

Tulum Beach — Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Kristen Cavallari, Demi Moore, and Drew Barrymore, have been spotted in Tulum at Habitas, Azulik, and the Amansala Resort & Spa.

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Where is the best place to stay in Tulum?

Tulum Beach — This is the most romantic part of town, where you’ll find all the best hotels, the most famous Tulum Instagram spots, the Tulum Mayan Ruins, and the best restaurants in town.

Of course, the “best place in Tulum to stay” depends on you, your budget and your travel style.

If you are looking for a quiet escape, look for a hotel in the North Beach Zone.

However, if you want to be close to all the restaurants and nightlife, you should book one of the hotels in Downtown Tulum or the South Beach Zone.

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Which luxury hotels in Tulum are romantic?

The most romantic luxury hotels Tulum has are in the South Beach Zone.

couple kissing by the pool at Tulum resort in Mexico
La Valise is one of the best places to stay in Tulum for couples. (Photo: Roberto Nickson via Unsplash)

It’s far enough from the heavy tourist center to have a relaxed atmosphere but doesn’t feel detached from incredible restaurants and beach clubs.

Based on great ratings and reviews, the best and most romantic Tulum Mexico luxury hotels are Hotel Bardo, Casa Malca, and La Valise.

Final Thoughts: Tulum Luxury Resorts

Hotel Bardo Tulum is luxurious and chic. (Photo: Expedia)

The best luxury resorts in Tulum Mexico are not hard to come by, but only a handful are actually worth paying high-dollar to stay for a few nights. 

That’s why I’ve pulled together all of the best luxury resorts Tulum offers into one place! 

For a romantic stay in Tulum, I highly recommend booking Hotel Bardo — but if you’re traveling with friends or family, reserve this three-bedroom house at Una Vida if it’s available.

The hotels along the Tulum Riviera Maya are some of the best places in Mexico to indulge in luxury, so enjoy your stay, and don’t forget to check out these best food tours in Tulum.

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1. Should I buy Mexico travel insurance?

100% YES! — With basic coverage averaging just $5-10 USD per day, enjoy peace of mind with a plan from Travel Insurance Master, one of the biggest names in travel insurance. (Read more)

2. Can you drink the water in Tulum?

No — You’ll want to buy this Water-To-Go Bottle, which filters your drinking water so you don’t get sick from drinking water in Mexico, and helps keep you hydrated while traveling Mexico. (Read more)

3. Is it safe to rent a car in Tulum?

Yes — Renting a car in Mexico is one of the best ways to see the country! I always rent with Discover Cars, which checks both international companies and local Mexican companies, so you get the best rates. (Read more)

4. Will my phone work in Tulum?

Maybe — It depends on your company, so check with your provider. If you don’t have free Mexico service, buy this Telcel SIM Card. As Mexico’s largest carrier, Telcel has the best coverage of any Mexico SIM Cards. (Read more)

5. What’s the best way to book my Tulum accommodations?

For Tulum hotels, Booking.com is the best site, but for hostels, use Hostel World. If you’re considering a Mexico Airbnb, don’t forget to also check VRBO, which is often cheaper than Airbnb.

6. What do I pack for Tulum?

Head to the Ultimate Tulum Packing List to get all the info you need on packing for Mexico.

7. What’s the best site to buy Mexico flights?

For finding cheap Mexico flights, I recommend Skyscanner.

8. Do I need a visa for Mexico?

Likely Not — U.S., Canadian and most European Passport holders don’t need a visa for Mexico; but check here to see if you do a Mexico travel visa. The majority of travelers will receive a 180-Day FMM Tourist Visa or passport stamp upon arrival.