Sometimes a hotel is a make or break. Or at least it is for me. A hotel for me should be that haven and welcoming back after you have toured and done your sightseeing. And at the same time when you don’t feel like those trips, a hotel should be chill, comforting and have the facilities to hang around for a day. When I was in Tulum I spotted a few hotels where beach life is great, the staff is good and you find your haven in heaven.
Nomade $$$ – Nomade is amazing. If I would have the budget this would be my go to destination in Tulum. I went for breakfast which was an experience itself. The decoration is Moroccan/Mexican inspired with different areas to have your food whether it is for breakfast or diner. The reputation of the restaurant is well established and a destination itself. With yoga classes, an amazing beach, bikes to take, little library, the beautiful hotel provides all the facilities you can wish for.
Villa las Estrellas $ – this is a smaller hotel, but with a nice pool if you have some little ones to watch after. Note that although it is much cheaper than Nomade, in this part of Tulum it is hard to find a hotel with beach access at a really reasonable rate. I would not suggest to eat here, but the staff is kind, the palm trees are great for that bit of shadow when at their private beach and you are at a great location in the buzz of Tulum.
Coco Tulum $$ – if you are on for a white hotel on a white Mexican beach, this is the one. I joined one of their yoga classes and noted their lovely private cabins with beach view. The staff was lovely and welcomed you at the door. They have a little shop at the entrance with local products and clever merchandise. Make sure to use their bikes to get you to the Tulum areas where you will find the shops and restaurants.
Ahau Tulum $$ – after joining them for a yoga class and trying their pancakes for breakfast after, I just kept coming back. Their food is all organic so you get the healthy vibe. Yoga classes here were great with teachers supporting class with their own music and a perfect sea view on the upper deck above the restaurant. The beach bar was perfectly located to continuously monitor any cocktail, shake or smoothie wish you might have when on the beach. As soon as you walked up their jungle pathway you had that warm and welcoming feeling with the surrounding palm trees, well-kept decorations and staff with a smile.