I was on a quest to discover the finest Tulum hotels and found these eight to be the most ideal for luxury travelers.
Tulum is full of chic hotels with stunning interiors and gorgeous bohemian decors. At a glance, they may all seem fancy. Luxury, however, is more than just stylish designs and swanky aesthetics. It also involves the highest level of comfort, exceptional customer service, and sophisticated amenities. So if you’re looking for the perfect setting for your luxe tropical getaway, read until the end.
We all deserve to splurge on ourselves once in a while. For me, the best way to do this is by staying at a 5-star hotel. You’ve already decided to treat yourself to a vacation, so make the most out of it! To help you plan your best trip yet, I’ve listed down the top luxury hotels in Tulum, Mexico.
I read countless reviews and compared ratings of numerous hotels on Tripadvisor and Booking.com to make sure you’ll only choose from the best of the best.
The 8 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
1. Encantada Tulum: Best Overall
Encantada Tulum tops our list with five-star reviews from both Tripadvisor and Expedia. It’s unlike your traditional luxury hotels with plenty of rooms and a palatial lobby, but its service and amenities are both world-class. Since this boutique hotel only has 8 rooms, the service Encantada staff provides is unparalleled. Even the smallest details are given utmost attention. The staff adds a personal touch to their service, making your stay pleasant and comfortable.
This private paradise nestled between the sea and the jungle has been featured on Forbes, Travel+Leisure, and Elle. Their stylish and spacious rooms are adorned with decors inspired by Mexican art. Each bungalow has a sliding glass door that opens onto a private terrace. Choose between rooms that offer beautiful views of either the Caribbean waters or the surrounding lush greenery.
Your booking comes with a free continental breakfast, including home-baked bread, fresh fruits, yogurt, and granola. With a 24-hour reception and concierge, free bike rentals, and complimentary parking, what else can you ask for?
Location: Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km. 8.7, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 650 212 6782
2. Mi Amor A Colibri Boutique Hotel-Adults Only: Ideal for Honeymoon
Mi Amor, which means ‘My Love’ in English, is a great option for honeymooners. This intimate adult-only hotel is one of the most sophisticated accommodations along Tulum’s Hotel Zone. It’s private and remote, so you can expect attentive service from the staff. Plus, it’s located on its own cliff-side spot, away from the more crowded hotels.
Each room has a minibar, wireless Bluetooth Bose speaker, and overhead rain shower. Some of them have their own private plunge pools, too. Other amenities include a luxurious infinity pool, a pool bar, in-house spa services, and an onsite restaurant that offers Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine by top chef Paul Bentley.
Mi Amor is part of the Colibri Group, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This means you can expect high standards of service from this hotel.
Location: Mi Amor Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4.1, Zona Hotelera Tulum, Zona Costera, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 303 952 0595
3. La Zebra A Colibri Boutique Hotel: Family-Friendly Choice
Another member of the Colibri Boutique Hotels group is La Zebra, a beachfront hotel on Tulum Beach. Unlike its sister property Mi Amor, La Zebra accepts kids, making it a family-friendly luxury hotel. Featured in Condé Nast and other reputable travel magazines, La Zebra is tagged as one of the best beach chic hotels in Tulum.
La Zebra offers authentic Mexican cuisine, rich craft cocktails, and a vibrant and fun environment. If you’re looking for a truly Mexican getaway, this is the place to be!
Location: La Zebra Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 8.2, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 303 952 0595
4. La Valise Tulum
Our next luxury hotel is another secluded oasis that has been featured in Forbes, Condé Nast, Travel+Leisure, Architectural Digest, The Telegraph, and Vogue. This high-end beachfront hotel has eight rooms and one master suite. Five of them are ocean-view rooms in the main house, while the remaining four are jungle rooms at the back. All rooms have handcrafted decor, free Wi-Fi, safety vaults, and coffeemakers.
Some of La Valise’s amenities include a heated infinity pool, a bar, and a breakfast area. The infinity pool is especially interesting, as it overlooks the jungle on one end and the beach on the other. Free daily breakfast from either La Encantada or NÜ restaurants is included in your booking. Since it’s also an intimate hotel, service is also very personal and staff is always ready to help.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paia Km. 8.7, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77760 | Website | Phone: +1 305 999 1540
5. The Beach Tulum
The Beach Tulum is another eco-friendly upscale hotel that only accepts guests who are at least 18 years old. It features beachfront rooms with private pools and tubs, an outdoor pool, a beach club, and a restaurant. Each minimalist yet stylish room has a king-size bed and a magnificent view of the ocean. The deluxe rooms have private pools, while the rooftop rooms have hot tubs facing the gorgeous Caribbean waters, and junior suites have private plunge pools. Rooms have private access to the beach with a queen-size beach bed for ultimate relaxation.
Enjoy complimentary à la carte breakfast at Ziggy’s or Fresco’s, a welcome drink, free yoga classes, and use of the onsite gym. You may also rent their bikes for free to tour Tulum or visit the Mayan Ruins, which is only 7 km away from the hotel. Free car parking is also available. The Beach Tulum also has an onsite spa and sauna and Turkish baths.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 7, Zona Hotelera, Mexico, Tulum 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 855 246 5575
6. Be Tulum
With 64 elegant rooms, Be Tulum is one of the bigger hotels on this list. But it’s still as exclusive as the others. Hidden behind a private entrance, this luxury hotel is still away from the popular, more crowded beaches. It’s a remote shore by the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Be Tulum is also one of the oldest hotels on Tulum Beach, operating now for over a decade.
The rooms are elegant and spacious. Some of which are equipped with private plunge pools or hot tubs. Other amenities include two swimming pools, two restaurants (one headed by a Michelin-starred chef), a bar, and an onsite spa. Yoga classes in the morning are also offered.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 10, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 855 271 2843
7. Nomade Tulum
Inspired by the nomadic life, Nomade was one of the pioneers in Tulum’s Hotel Zone to incorporate glamping tents into their room offerings. Its laid-back bohemian aesthetics bridges the gap between ancient Mayan tradition and modern facilities. This eco-chic boutique hotel focuses on sustainable tourism by offsetting their carbon emission with reforestation activities and sustainable forest management.
This luxury beachfront hotel is located right next to Be Tulum and is also one of the bigger hotels on this list. It has 38 spacious rooms, 20 exclusive suites, 5 treehouses, and 36 luxury tents. All their boho-chic rooms, suites, and tents have air conditioning and 24-hour power. Some even have their own private patios with hammocks and bathtubs.
Since this hotel also gives importance to wellness, guests can enjoy free daily activities such as meditation, yoga, sound healing, and weekly temazcal ceremonies. Aside from this, Nomade also has free bike rentals, valet parking, and restaurants that serve local and seasonal menus.
Location: Tulum – Boca Paila Km. 10.5, Tulum, Quintana Roo, 77780 | Website | Phone: +1 855 271 2843
8. Casa Malca
Casa Malca used to be Pablo Escobar’s beachfront estate. It is now an upscale boutique hotel that has a total of 71 suites and beach rooms. With its interior design that exudes luxury and art, this hotel is one of the most Instagrammed hotels in Tulum. This hotel is located on a pristine beach, on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
The rooms are fancy, spacious, and have views of Casa Malca’s gardens and the Caribbean Sea. Each room has air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator. Guests can enjoy free breakfast at their on-site restaurant. Other amenities include a pool and free parking.
Location: Km 9.5 Carretera Tulum- Boca Paila, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780 | Website | Phone: +52 1984 240 2546, +52 1998 502 0363 (WhatsApp Only)