10 of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum
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Tulum is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s an ancient Mayan city on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, and it has some of the best beaches in all of Mexico. You can relax on these pristine white-sand beaches or explore them by kayak, scuba diving, snorkeling, or even swimming with dolphins.
Whether you want to relax by the pool or explore ancient ruins nearby, our pick of the best beachfront hotels in Tulum are sure to make your trip unforgettable.
So let’s get into it! Here’s our pick of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum.
La Valise Tulum
First on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is La Valise Tulum.
In a forested areas overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this upscale beachfront hotel is 13 km from the Gran Cenote sinkhole and 89 km from Cozumel International Airport.
Rustic cabanas have free Wi-Fi, safes, and tea and coffee-making facilities, plus open-air showers, and terraces with jungle views and hammocks.
There’s a casual eatery serving Mexican and Mayan cuisine, and an evening restaurant offering jungle views. There’s also a heated infinity pool, and spa treatments are available.
Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum
Second on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum.
On palm-lined grounds beside the Caribbean Sea, this polished hotel is 8 km from the Cenote Calavera swimming hole.
Set in thatched-roof stone bungalows, the chic, airy rooms feature sea or garden views, as well as Wi-Fi, minibars and coffeemakers. Upgraded suites come with terraces with private pools.
A refined restaurant serves local cuisine. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa area and a gym.
Third on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Alaya Tulum.
Set among tropical gardens and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this upscale beachfront hotel is 8 km from the Mayan ruins of Tulum.
The polished cabins provide free Wi-Fi, sitting areas and patios. All have handcrafted wood furnishings, and bathrooms with marble mosaics and rainfall showers. Some cabins feature sea views, or open onto the beach.
Amenities include a private area of the beach, and an airy restaurant with terrace seating and sea views. Yoga classes and massage services are also available.
Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel
Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel.
Next to Las Palmas Beach on the Caribbean Sea, this chic hotel in thatched-roof buildings is 2 km from the Mayan ruins at Tulum, and 8 km from swimming at the Gran Cenote cavern.
The 9 airy rooms are warmly decorated, and offer minibars, free Wi-Fi and safes. Upgraded rooms have sea views and mezzanine sitting areas. The 2 airy suites feature coffeemakers, rainfall showers, designer toiletries, and balconies with sea views.
There’s an open-air beachfront Thai restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool and a spa.
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Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Encantada Tulum.
Set along the beach of the Mayan Riviera, this refined boutique hotel is 4 km from Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, and 9 km from the Mayan ruins at Tulum Archaeological Site.
The 8 airy rooms feature garden or ocean views, plus private wraparound patios or balconies with hammocks. All offer in-room safes and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and some have Mayan-style thatched roofs.
A relaxed restaurant/bar offers cocktails and snacks, while a sophisticated, open-air restaurant features candlelit dining. There’s also a spa with massages.
Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Habitas Tulum.
Fronting a beach on the Caribbean Sea, this relaxed hotel in the jungle of Parque Nacional Tulum is 4 km from Mayan ruins at Zona Arqueológica de Tulum.
Modest huts have thatched roofs and canvas walls. All come with outdoor rainfall showers and Wi-Fi access, as well as porches offering jungle or sea views.
An outdoor pool is next to a private beach. Other amenities include a seafood restaurant, a beach bar and a spa. Yoga classes are also offered.
Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel
Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel.
Set on a rocky cliff amid tropical forest and next to the Caribbean Sea, this boutique hotel is 1 km from Paradise Beach.
Featuring furnished patios or balconies, the refined, minimalist rooms offer wood floors, rain showers and minibars, plus Nespresso machines, stereos and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have private plunge pools, hot tubs and sea views.
There’s a cutting-edge cocktail bar and a bright French/Italian restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a terrace. Other perks include an infinity pool, beach access and a romantic spa.
Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is NEST Tulum.
Facing the Caribbean Sea, this stylish, adults-only beachfront hotel with a tropical forest backdrop is 11 km from Tulum’s funky shops and cafes, and 73 km from SianKa’an Biosphere Reserve.
Offering sea, forest or garden views, rustic-chic rooms provide patios or terraces, plus Wi-Fi. The 1- or 2-bedroom suites come with sitting areas, along with features such as soaking tubs and sleeping lofts.
There’s a beachfront restaurant and a bar, plus a lounge. Other amenities include complimentary loaner bikes.
Alea Tulum by Blue Sky
Next on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Alea Tulum by Blue Sky.
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this luxe boutique hotel is 11 km from the Mayan ruins at Xelha and 14 km from the underwater caverns at Sistema Dos Ojos.
The 9 airy, tropical-style rooms feature terraces with sunloungers and crocheted hammocks. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and private butler service. Some have jungle views, while upgraded rooms include sea views and sitting areas with sofas.
There’s a restaurant/bar, as well as a sea-view outdoor pool.
Last on our list of the Best Beachfront Hotels in Tulum is Nomade Tulum.
Surrounded by tropical forest on a Tulum beach along the Caribbean Sea, this chic resort is 126 km from Cancún International Airport.
Upscale permanent tents feature outdoor showers. Relaxed, rustic rooms and suites have iPod docks, Wi-Fi access and en suite bathrooms. Upgraded suites come with private terraces, and villas offer private gardens, some with pools.
A sophisticated health-focused restaurant serves vegetarian cuisine, and a breezy beachfront eatery offers seafood. Loaner bikes and yoga classes are available, as is direct beach access. A spa has a sauna, a hammam, and indoor and outdoor plunge pools.