Why we love it?
Beautiful and oversized with a ‘home from home’ vibe, Casa Pueblo Tulum is situated amidst trendy coffee shops and restaurants, yet it still manages to create a sanctuary amongst the bustling centre.
Lush banana trees and potted plants fill a courtyard surrounding a deep salt-water pool lined with wooden sun beds. Light pours into the sleek concrete building from an open-air restaurant which bounces off the white washed walls, softening the black and white tiled flooring. Yucatan textiles and antique local pottery help to furnish this minimal and serene space.
Rooms open onto a three-storey atrium where an enormous chaca tree towers through the centre. With floor-to-ceiling windows and handmade wooden shutters, rooms are spacious with soothing minimalism. Empty floating shelves, with only purified glass water bottles, long draped curtains and contrasting cushions are all that furnishes the pristine white walled rooms.
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast at Lovely’s Kitchen Pizza Bar, the hotel’s contemporary restaurant. With homemade bread, fresh acai bowls, or cooked eggs with avocado, chorizo or smoked salmon, there is something for all your dietary preferences. Come evening, pizzas are made in the on-site brick oven for authentic taste, whilst inventive salads will impress.
A wonderful sustainable option in the heart of Tulum, where you’ll be able to indulge in natural organic and cruelty-free toiletries by LoredAna, and there are no single-use plastics in sight.
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There's no minibar, but expect good service here, with a WhatsApp room service option, where drinks and snacks can be ordered directly from your phone.
Pricing : Doubles from £112 per night.
Why we love it?
A boutique hotel with jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Ocean, whilst overlooking the jungle in the other direction. Situated on the beach, La
Valise is the place for a truly stunning beachfront stay in Tulum.
Here you’ll experience barefoot escapism. Relax in the heated infinity pool overlooking the jungle, or fall asleep to the stars and wake with the sun rising on the upper-level rooms, where you can roll the bed outside.
The hotel is intimate and relaxed with just nine rooms, all impeccably designed with handcrafted furnishings and the finest touches. Uniquely, you can opt for different experiences here - Rustic jungle bungalows have open-air sky showers, and spacious terraces with jungle
views, whilst airy seafront rooms have en-suite bathrooms and a private hammock terrace overlooking the sea.
Fresh local ingredients are used within the delicious dishes from breakfast to lunch which are brought in from the companies sister hotel. Enjoy fresh salads, tacos, seafood and burgers. Come dinner, dishes can be brought across from the exceptional NÜ restaurant, or for a wonderful atmosphere and inhouse experience, you only have to cross the road to eat in the restaurant itself. Enjoy a blend of Modern Mexican cuisine featuring locally sourced and sustainable ingredients within the impressive jungle setting. Don’t forget to try the cocktails!
When it comes to relaxing at La Valise, the ultimate destination is it's private beach enjoyed exclusively by La Valise guests. Lounge under the beach palapas while you enjoy a green juice or rosé.
Relax in total privacy while enjoying facials, holistic spa treatments and massages by our in-house therapist who can accommodate you either beachside, in the spa room, or in the privacy of your own room.
Price: Doubles from £469, including breakfast
Why we love it?
Set on the edge of Tulum’s dramatic coastline, Azulik is an eco-paradise set amongst the trees. It’s clever design resembles a network of nests built seamlessly where the jungle meets the Caribbean sea. Here you can only reconnect with nature, with no air conditioning, television or wifi to reduce energy usage. Designed to create an atmosphere for rest, the limiting technology reduces impact on the environment and allows one to tune in with the surroundings. The lack of electricity highlights the natural importance of Azulik, most notable by the candle-lit walkways around the hotel.
Art is a fundamental expression of design at Azulik and when walking around it appears more like amodern art museum, than hotel. Home to the Azulik Uh May Art Gallery, the only gallery hidden deep in the jungle that incorporated tree’s into the interior design so as not to cut them down.
Embracing the four natural elements - earth, fire, water and air – which are evident in the design of every room. All villas are hand-built from wood, mixed
with locally sourced eco-friendly materials, including volcanic stone tubs and traditional Mayan mosaic tiles. An on-site cenote supplies purified traditional mineral water into the villa bathtubs. Extra king-sized beds are protected by mosquito nets, whilst the ocean breeze provides natural coolness from the absent air con.
The hotels restaurant, Tseen Ja provides the most exclusive cultural and culinary journey hosted in private table nests that overlook the jungle. The menu is a fusion of two ancient culinary traditions blended together - Japanese-Mexican. Traditional techniques from the Far East are combined with Mexican ingredients to enhance and elevate flavours. An experience you won’t forget.
Pricing : Double room from $400 per night.