Over the last twenty years, Tulum has made a name for itself as a premier destination for wellness, yoga retreats, and spa resorts. Tapping into our growing need to switch off from the demands of modern life, Tulum has positioned itself as the perfect setting for rest and rejuvenation.
The next time the Mexican Caribbean is calling your name, why not try one of these leading spa resorts in Tulum, which all offer the perfect atmosphere to take a step back and chill out.
Rated #2 of Tulum’s almost 200 hotels, some of which are explored here, Encantada Tulum is one of the best, and also super exclusive. With only 8 suites and set directly on Tulum’s stunning beach, the hotel – which means ‘enchanted’ in Spanish – certainly lives up to its name.
Its main strengths are in the warmth of its staff, the comfort of its luxurious but natural rooms, and its enviable spa and wellness facilities. Try pre-Hispanic sound healing or yoga classes, or one of the resort’s more unusual spa therapies, such as a bee venom facial, or a Mayan cocoa body scrub.
Cabanas Tulum Hotel and Spa
The location of this spa hotel is unbeatable, only 4km from the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and 7km from Tulum’s famous Mayan ruins.
Offering classic palapa-thatched buildings, the hotel has options ranging from suites with direct beach access right up to a 3-bedroom rooftop suite, with that all-important private hot tub.
When it comes to wellness facilities, you’re spoiled for choice at the onsite Naj Naay Spa. There’s a full range of massages that incorporate traditional Mayan herbs, as well as a sauna and Turkish bath, plus hot and cold pools.
Tulum is famous for its eco-chic hotels, and Azulik is a great example. It showcases its rustic, nature-inspired buildings and furnishings while maintaining a distinct air of luxury.
Individual villas are beautifully designed, with curved furniture, aged wood, neutral colors and a sense of airiness that will make you feel cool even on the warmest of tropical days.
As well as spa treatments that use local flowers, herbs and sacred stones, at Azulik you can also take part in a Temazcal, an ancient Mayan ritual said to purify the body, cure illness, and reconnect you with your surroundings.
Ana y José Resort and Spa
This 33-suite boutique hotel was shortlisted in the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens 2020 awards. And when you check out the eco-conscious facilities, it becomes clear why.
Set right on the edge of the ocean, it’s a haven of relaxation. Suites offer the coveted Tulum look, and you can expect hardwood floors, marble bathrooms and private hot tubs. There’s also ‘Casa de Agua’, a 10-person 4-bedroom fully-serviced accommodation that offers an optimum level of luxury.
In the hotel’s Spa Om, there are numerous treatment options, including Mayan mud massages, a chocolate-tequila wrap, and usefully, there’s also a treatment to soothe skin that’s been overexposed to the intense Mexican sun.
Maya Tulum Resort
In this all-cabana hotel, you’ll feel like you’ve been gifted your own little corner of heaven.
With an eye towards wellness, the facilities gently encourage you to enjoy some quiet time where you can reconnect with yourself. You can join a yoga retreat, experience the meditation labyrinth, or take advantage of the beautiful restaurant specializing in nutritional dishes cooked with Mexican panache.
Cabanas are secluded and set among the beachfront gardens, where you’ll also find the spa. There’s a vast menu of treatment options, with traditional Mayan techniques, including Kaaten Kuxtal, which uses agave plant extracts, lime and lemon, aloe vera, cacao and honey to restore your body’s harmony.
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