Are you planning your vacation in Mexico and getting ready to book one of the dreamy Tulum resorts?
If you’re overwhelmed with countless options, I prepared this list of the best luxury and all-inclusive resorts in Tulum for families, adults only, or couples.
If you prefer something with bohemian vibes, there are rustic and chic hotels on the list for you too.
Tulum is best known for its Mayan archaeological sites and the azure waters of the Caribbean.
The white sandy coastline is packed with stunning Tulum resorts, boutique hotels, and upscale eco-retreats, providing a perfect jungle escape. So here are my top picks:
- Adults Only: Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya (near Tulum)
- Family-Friendly: Dreams Tulum Resort & La Zebra Hotel
- Ultimate Luxury: Bahia Principe Grand Tulum (near Tulum)
- Eco Paradise: KAN Tulum & Ahau Tulum
- Couples: La Valise Tulum
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Best All-Inclusive Tulum Resorts for Adults Only
1. Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort (Adults Only)
Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort is the only all-inclusive Tulum resort for adults located directly in Tulum.
You’re right on the Caribbean Sea and next door to Tulum Mayan Ruins and Tulum downtown.
Some rooms feature jacuzzis! For ultimate relaxation, check out Kore Spa or book temazcal, a spiritual healing ritual (minimum four people).
Do you like to keep fit? Visit an onsite gym, attend yoga and pilates, or take advantage of free bike rentals.
Enjoy a perfect combo of local and international flavors at two onsite restaurants.
For cocktails, check out the swim-up bar at the infinity pool and two additional resort bars.
With foam parties, ancestral shows, and DJ nights, you’re sure to have a good time both day and night.
“They welcomed us with a nice refreshing drink and took care of us from our arrival until check out. We were staying in a luxury suite with jacuzzi, and the room was clean, beautiful, just as we expected.” – Fanni
2. Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach (Adults Only)
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach is an all-inclusive resort for adults only located in the Riviera Maya, surrounded by a lush jungle and mangrove forests.
You can be sure to find peace and tranquillity in a luxury room with your own private balcony or terrace. The interior is elegant, with marble floors and dark wood furniture.
If you like to get pampered, take advantage of the spa and beauty salon or enjoy a massage on the beach.
For fun sports activities, there is water polo, volleyball and beach football, table tennis, darts, a gym, aerobics, and aqua aerobics.
Oh, and once you run out of resort activities, you can book one of the many excursions to Mayan ruins, swim with dolphins or check out cenotes.
You can also rent out canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards and go snorkeling or take diving classes.
The evening entertainment at Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach includes a disco bar.
Onsite La Palapa Restaurant is straight on the beach and serves international cuisine.
You’ll love sipping your favorite cocktails by the large pool with an outdoor jacuzzi at this tulum resort.
“Beautiful, well-maintained garden, probably one of the nicest beaches in the area.” – Gabor
3. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort (Adults Only)
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort is an all-inclusive resort in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean.
This is one of the nicest Tulum resorts set within Akumal Beach, with a large green sea turtle population nearby.
You can retreat to one of the luxurious swim-out rooms or suites overlooking the ocean. All rooms come with hot tubs and a furnished balcony or terrace.
The hotel has three outdoor pools, including a glamorous infinity pool with a swim-up bar and two outdoor hot tubs.
Indulge in the unlimited gourmet dining and drinks, live musical performances, theme nights, beach parties, and cooking classes.
Other fun activities include beach and pool volleyball, snorkeling with sea turtles, bike tours, archery, tennis, CrossFit classes, kayak tours, and more.
Recharge your batteries in Secrets Spa By Pevonia, offering extensive massage and skin care treatments.
This was the most impressive all-inclusive resort I’ve been to. The service was impeccable, and the ambiance, decor, and landscaping around the resort were gorgeous.” Krista
4. Barcelo Maya Riviera (Adults Only)
Barcelo Maya Riviera is a luxurious adults-only beach and spa resort in the Riviera Maya.
It offers a total of 850 rooms, of which more than 500 have views of the sea and 110 feature private pool access.
The resort has four specialty restaurants serving Mexican, French, Italian, and Japanese cuisine.
The highlight is the largest infinity pool in Riviera Maya, with a pool bar.
Enjoy a drink from the Music bar with live DJ nights.
Plus, you also get access to the other hotels of the Barceló Maya Grand Resort: Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical, and Barceló Maya Palace.
Take advantage of a wide array of resort entertainment, water sports activities, scuba diving lessons, a bowling alley, theaters, and more.
“Everything about the stay was wonderful. Very relaxing, and there were plenty of things to do if you wanted to explore, just as much as there was plenty to do if you just wanted to relax and have some piece on your trip.” – Steven
5. Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an (Adults Only)
For the ultimate luxury getaway, stay at Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an.
Soak up the sun at four boutique pools surrounded by lush tropical Mayan jungle at one of the best Tulum resorts.
You can enjoy unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required), as well as access to all 4 Bahia hotels in the complex.
Unwind on the beach and pamper yourself with body wraps, facials, and massages or stay active and join water fitness classes, water polo, and dancing classes.
Plus, you get a discount at the Riviera Maya Golf Club.
The resort also features night shows, an onsite casino, a karaoke bar, La Plaza Mayor Terrace bar, and La Rancherita nightclub.
“The entertainment at this hotel is fantastic. I came to this hotel with my fiancé, and we’ve been to several of the shows (there are tons of them each day) and a foam party was a blast!” – Marquise.
6. UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya
UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort in the beautiful Riviera Maya. This 5-star resort offers an intimate and personalized experience. Each room comes with a Local Host and in-room minibar stocked according to your preference.
You’ll step into a world of co
mfort and relaxation from the moment you arrive. The resort offers a range of swim-up rooms and luxury suites with ocean or tropical views and a locally inspired interior.
Dine like royalty in five unique restaurants or sip tropical cocktails in one of the five bars.
It features three outdoor pools, Esencia Wellness holistic spa, and gens; there is even a barbershop!
It also has a 24-hour gym, yoga classes, pilates, and more.
Plus, you can participate in day or night entertainment, cooking, mixology classes, chocolate tasting, and tequila tastings.
“Exceptional service from all staff. Really good personal touch is the local host who makes sure your stay is seamless.” – Ryan
Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum for Families
7. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (Family-Friendly)
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort located five minutes from Tulum town.
Relax on the white sandy beach or spend time by one of the two pools.
Enjoy delicious food from 16 restaurants and bars, including a seafood grill, swim-up bar, smoothie bar, sushi, and more.
The resort offers fun activities for the whole family, including morning yoga classes, water sports, ping pong, table games, a turtle release program, or adventure tours.
You can drop your kids at a supervised Mayan-themed Explorer’s Kids Club with lots of fun activities and a water park while you have a massage at the spa or take a dance or Spanish lesson.
Teenagers can hang out at Core Zone Teens Club.
You can spend good quality time with your family watching big-screen movies on the beach or playing the beach Olympics.
“Staff was great, going above and beyond to help as much they could. 10+ for Kids Explorer’s Club” – Misaila
8. Bahia Principe Grand Coba Resort
Bahia Principe Grand Coba resort is perfect for an unforgettable family vacation. Enjoy the sun and sand, countless activities, entertainment, and delicious cuisine.
With two lake-style pools and two outdoor jacuzzis, a Bahia Spa, and access to organized games and activities, you won’t run out of things to do.
Add unlimited drinks, three á la carte dinners in restaurants per week of stay, and free paddle surf, kayaks, tennis, catamarans for hire, and snorkeling, the fun never ends.
Your kiddos will love the Bahia Scouts Water Park and children’s pool, and you can take advantage of the babysitter service and kids club to enjoy a romantic evening out.
Golf lovers will appreciate The Riviera Maya Golf Course with 18 holes.
And if you’re looking for some serious relaxation, join others in aerobics and stretching classes throughout the day or break a sweat in the well-equipped gym.
“This resort is INCREDIBLE for families – We keep coming back. Their kids’ club program keeps the kids entertained from 9 am – 5 pm with crafts, waterslides, lunch, snacks and more.” – Megan
9. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum Beach Resort
Immerse yourself fully into the origin of the Mayan culture with authentic beachfront views and natural landscapes at this luxury 5-star all-inclusive Tulum resort.
This resort features the ORIGIN concept with a holistic design that combines nature and sustainability.
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is the perfect family getaway. The resort offers family-friendly suites and spacious rooms <span data-preserver-spaces=”true”>that include connecting areas with common living rooms perfect for the bonding and enjoyment of families.
The beachside property features ten dedicated spaces for hours of fun, including a Jungle Park for all ages with ziplines, tunnels, slides, and other adrenaline-filled activities.
Additionally, the resort has an expansive Zama Kids Zone, a water park with giant Mayan masks and a sand area to inspire curious discoverers who can uncover Mayan artifacts, and a playground.
Soak in the sun at one of the three pools and beach areas, enjoy a relaxing spa with outdoor palapas for treatments alfresco, numerous green spaces and trails, water and land recreational activities, a fully equipped fitness center, a shopping area, and a disco.
“Location is fantastic, staff very nice, and good entertainment program.” – Massimiliano
10. Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal Resort
Get ready for a luxurious family getaway in a tropical oasis. Located on the Caribbean coast in Akumal, Mexico, lies Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal Resort.
This all-inclusive resort offers something for everyone, whether it’s family or more peaceful adults-only facilities and upscale villas.
Enjoy three pools, seven à la carte restaurants, nine bars, and access to all four Bahia resorts.
For kids, the adventure begins at Bahia Scouts Kids Club, which offers a range of activities, games, and crafts.
You can take a dip in the infinity pool, pamper yourself at the spa or dance the night away at one of the many bars.
If you’re looking for quality family time, try some beach activities.
“We had a great relaxing time and will be back soon. We love it!” – Sonia
11. Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa
Experience the beauty of Mexico’s Mayan Riviera at Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa.
This luxury resort offers a wealth of amenities, including 11 bars with local and selected international liquors and 8 á la carte restaurants featuring Mexican, Italian, Thai, Brazilian, Japanese, Mediterranean, and French specialties, plus a steakhouse.
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa offers a wide array of rooms, from luxurious suites to cozy standard rooms and swim-up suites.
The Suites are truly unique and luxurious, overlooking the Caribbean Sea or lush tropical gardens.
Chill by one of the three pools and sip cocktails at the swim-up bar.
If you like active holidays, you can take advantage of kayaking and snorkeling, tennis and beach volleyball courts, pool aerobics, or a gym.
Youngsters will love the Sirenios Kids Club (4-12), the children’s swimming pool with slides and animal statues, or floating in the lazy river. Kids can even participate in Master Chef baking activities led by dedicated professionals to make delicious cupcakes, biscuits, or pizzas.
“Lovely hotel and surroundings. The children loved spotting all the animals around the resort, and the child-friendly entertainment was top-notch.” – Jemma
Best Resorts in Tulum for Couples
12. AZULIK Tulum (Adults only)
What makes this resort stand out is the eye-catching jungle aesthetics, the beautiful bird cage beds, and the many nests you can find to take cool photos.
Located in Zona Hotelera of Tulum, this resort offers a unique eco-luxury experience with its unusual thatched roof villas and nature-inspired interiors.
Azulik Tulum Resort features three fine dining restaurants – Kin Toh (Mayan-Mexican), Tseen Ja (Japanese-Mexican fusion), and Jungle Cuisine. All need prior reservations.
One thing to keep in mind, AQUA VILLA is the only eco villa with AC.
The resort has private plunge pools in some villas, holistic spa services, yoga classes, art museums, and much more.
“The Hotel has amazing architecture, the whole area is a piece of art, so I can 100% recommend staying there.” – Lukas
“The structure is surreal, to say the least. Its restaurants, common areas and rooms are shaped like nests suspended among the treetops. The lower level rooms are a bit noisier because of the people walking on top, but the higher rooms are much better. We had a delicious sushi dinner – top-quality sashimi, nigiri, sushi rolls and local sake. The complementary yoga class was also very good.” – Camila
13. La Valise Tulum
La Valise Tulum is a perfect choice for a romantic and luxurious stay. This eco-resort offers eleven beachside accommodations and eleven jungle-side suites.
Rustic jungle bungalows have handmade furniture, open-air showers, and terraces with tropical views and hammocks.
All rooms feature hypoallergenic bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Enjoy private beach access, an infinity pool overlooking the jungle on one side, and breathtaking views of the Caribbean ocean on the other.
The resort also has two onsite restaurants, NÜ Tulum, with Modern Caribbean cuisine, and La Valise beach restaurant.
You can also enjoy complimentary breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available upon request), a full-service spa, and a free bicycle rental.
The resort also provides 5-day spiritual retreats with sound healing, yoga classes, akashic reading sessions, and a cacao ceremony.
They allow kids to stay in the hotel, but only at ages 12 and older.
“Amazing beachfront hotel with all the facilities to recharge your batteries.” – Laurens
“My wife and I just stayed at La Valise and had an amazing experience. We’ve stayed at Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun a couple of times and have had a great time, but La Valise offered a completely different experience. La Valise is a smaller boutique hotel. It was very peaceful and not crowded at all. We would occasionally joke that we felt like we had the entire hotel grounds to ourselves.” – Jacob
14. Encantada Tulum
Encantada Tulum is a sister property of La Valise. They share amenities, such as a spa and restaurants.
It’s a romantic boutique hotel with eight luxurious rooms only steps away from the ocean. The rooms boast king-sized canopy beds and private terraces with hammocks.
The hotel has all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay.
Kickstart your day with a delicious free breakfast and later get a massage while listening to the sounds of waves.
The hotel offers a shuttle service and free bike rentals.
Kids need to be 12+ to be allowed to stay at the hotel.
“Everything was amazing! Lovely beach, impeccable service, very nice and perfectly clean bungalows. And the breakfast was soo delicious. All the communication was very easy through WhatsApp.” – Geomila
15. The Beach Tulum (Adults Only)
Ideal for couples, The Beach Tulum is a premiere, adults-only hotel situated on a large private beach.
All 28 luxurious rooms are beachfront, complete with private beach beds, and feature either private plunge pools or hot tubs. Most also feature exclusive terraces or rooftops.
The resort features multiple pools, restaurants, and bars.
Complimentary amenities include daily breakfast, yoga classes, 1-hour hydrotherapy circuit at the spa, stocked mini bars, bikes, yoga mats, and more.
The Beach Tulum offers a collection of spa treatments through its onsite Naj Naay Spa, as well as a gym, yoga palapa, and private in-room or beachfront dinners.
The Beach Tulum offers a shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport, but reservations must be made at least 48 hours before arrival.
“Incredible place. Tried both the Junior suite with a private heated pool, internal jacuzzi and private beach access and the rooftop room with jacuzzi.
Stunning view for both, you are right on the beach, next to other cool restaurants and beach clubs, but despite this, it’s very quiet, you can only hear the breeze and the sea.” – Federico
Best Eco Resorts in Tulum
16. Ahau Tulum
Ahau Tulum is an eco-friendly beachfront resort that offers luxurious cabanas and huts on the beachfront with a boho-chic atmosphere.
As soon as you step into Ahua, you’ll be greeted by a large wooden mother nature sculpture.
What makes this Tulum resort stand out are its stunning beach cabanas.
It offers daily yoga classes, sunrise meditations, jungle gym, and bike rentals.
Reconnect with yourself at temazcal – sauna-like ceremonies in Mayan style, or nourish your body at their Raw Love Cafe, serving top-notch meals from organic, locally sourced ingredients.
Have fun with their onsite watersports school located right on the hotel’s beach, from kitesurfing to SUP, or simply chill by the pool at their Beach Club area.
Children are welcome at the hotel with no age restrictions. Children up to 11 years old can stay for free in their parent’s room. And the good news for doggo parents, the hotel is also pet-friendly.
“Pet-friendly hotel right on the beach, with nice touches and everything you need to have a wonderful relaxing time.” – Sandra
17. Nomade Tulum
Nomade Tulum is a boho paradise with natural decor.
Take a stroll at the beach or relax on one of the cozy sun beds.
You can stay in luxury tents, suites, or tree houses.
Every evening you can enjoy live music, and during the day, they offer free yoga classes and free bike rentals. In need of some relaxation? Book a massage at the onsite spa.
Food-wise, there’s a Macondo restaurant with a healthy holistic menu. La Popular beach restaurant serves fresh fish and tacos, as well as meat and veggie options right on the beach. For something more exotic, try onsite Kuu Japanese cuisine.
Connect with other like-minded travelers in their gratitude tent, the nest, or yoga shala. In addition, the hotel organizes frequent gatherings, talks, and ceremonies.
All children are welcome.
“My favorite hotel in the world!” – Fiona
18. Villa Pescadores
Villa Pescadores is a perfect spot to unwind in a tranquil setting, located within walking distance of the Tulum ruins.
You can choose one of the 18 rustic beach cabanas and bungalows that are right on the softest white sand in Tulum. They have an environmentally friendly design inspired by Mayan traditions with palapa roofs and locally sourced materials.
To spice things up, you can book fishing tours, snorkel trips, or romantic beach dinners.
The hotel features a restaurant with authentic Mexican cuisine and delicious seafood, a nice pool, and a vibrant beach club. On top of that, the staff offers exceptional personalized service.
Reconnecting with yourself and nature becomes a breeze when you’re surrounded by a tropical oasis.
Children up to 11 years old can stay for free in their parent’s room.
“Villa Pescadores exceeded our expectations. The hotel is extremely well located. It’s 15mins by walking to get to the archeological zone, and literally just a few steps away from the beach. After taking a walk on the beach, I need to say that the hotel has by far the best beach access out of all other hotels. Despite its excellent location, Villa Pescadores is very quiet, intimate and just wonderful for those who want to escape from crowds. The hotel delivers coffee/tea every morning at your doorstep so you can enjoy your hot drink on your balcony.” – Magdalena
19. Habitas Tulum
Habitas Tulum is a sustainable sanctuary that provides an ultimate glamping experience.
Choose one of the eco-canvas tents with natural palapa roofs, bohemian design, and stunning outdoor rain showers. Some feature ocean views or a private plunge pool in the middle of a jungle.
Unwind in an open-air ashtanga yoga studio, try holistic spa services, or relax at one of the loungers on the private beach.
The hotel also has an infinity pool and craft cocktail bar.
When it comes to food, you can satisfy your cravings at Moro restaurant with hearty yet healthy dishes.
“The entire hotel stay – spa treatments, location, food, pool, beach access, room, free yoga classes offered, and staff interactions – all were exceptional.” – Ritika
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20. Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa
Cabanas Tulum is a partner hotel of the Beach Tulum. With a breathtaking ocean view, the Cabanas Tulum Beach Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem for guests 13 and older.
Cabanas Tulum offers 24 rooms with private plunge pools or hot tubs and a lavish three-bedroom apartment for larger parties.
The resort features a private beach, pool, and multiple restaurants and bars.
Complimentary amenities include daily breakfast, 1-hour hydrotherapy circuit at the spa, bikes, yoga mats, and more.
The hotel offers a collection of spa treatments through its onsite Naj Naay Spa, as well as a gym, a yoga palapa, and Ziggy’s beach club.
“I’ve never stayed at a place that immediately had me wanting to return. Even on the stormy, rainy day, it was beautiful to go to the restaurants in the resort and watch the rain at the beach from our rooms.” – Andrea
21. La Zebra Colibri Boutique Hotel (Family-Friendly)
La Zebra Hotel is a family-friendly boutique hotel.
It has various accommodations, from a penthouse with plunge pools to beachfront and garden-view suites.
The hotel features a cute swimming pool with a swim-up bar, an onsite restaurant serving Mexican flavors, and a bar with exotic cocktails.
You can also immerse yourself in spa treatments and Mayan ceremonies.
“If you’re looking for a mega-all-inclusive resort, this is not it. If you’re looking for a truly lovely boutique resort with excellent and attentive service, then La Zebra is the way to go.” – Andrew
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