Tulum’s unique combination of authentic beach town ambiance, nature, and luxury is undoubtedly one of the top reasons travelers can’t get enough of it.
This stunning Mexican Caribbean destination is all the rage this winter, already experiencing impressive hotel occupancy rates as the high season begins.
Recent upgrades, such as the newly operational Tulum Airport and the eagerly awaited Maya Train, which sold out all tickets for its debut within minutes, will undoubtedly further fuel the ever-growing Tulum fever.
Despite all of these impressive developments, Tulum remains true to its roots, as its enduring beach town vibe and rich cultural heritage have become a fundamental part of the town’s identity.
And perhaps there’s no better example of this combination of authentic charm and luxury than Tulum’s newest boutique hotel: Xela Tulum, an adults-only property located right on Tulum Beach.
Just opening its doors on December 1, the 5-star hotel truly takes the ‘Tulum boutique’ concept – rustic yet modern aesthetics, and a touch of local charm – to the next level.
Factor in Tulum’s striking natural beauty and the hotel’s privileged location away from the bustling crowds, and you’ve got yourself an unparalleled Tulum getaway.
So, if you want to find out why this new and exclusive addition to Tulum’s exceptional array of boutique resorts is absolutely worth considering as your next Tulum stay, read on!
Nature + Luxury
Xela Tulum is the perfect example of how you don’t need to sacrifice comfort in order to enjoy a getaway amidst lush natural surroundings.
Its elegant design showcases a minimalist style with organic hues, and the whole property is furnished using locally-sourced materials.
One of the highlights of this chic resort is its rooftop, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Mayan jungle, the beach and the stunning Caribbean Sea.
There’s also an open-air living room with seating areas, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace, together creating a setting nothing short of paradisiacal.
The best part is that despite its secluded feel, Xela Tulum is not some remote location, as it is conveniently located right next to South Tulum Beach, and only 12 km from the Tulum Archeological Zone.
Guests at Xela Tulum are treated to a selection of 12 suites, all of them tastefully designed, featuring earthy-hued walls and a charming beach house minimalism.
Despite this shared aesthetic, each suite boasts its own unique character.
For instance, their flagship Xela Suite offers a balcony with privileged ocean views, hand-made furniture, and a chukum-walled bathtub, while the Coco Suite features an upper balcony amidst lush jungle surroundings.
If for some reason ocean views are not your thing, Casa Laha provides the perfect alternative with its beautiful garden views and a spacious living room.
All rooms offer king-sized beds, air-conditioning, free WiFi, room service, 24-hour front desk, and many other amenities and services, ensuring ultimate comfort.
A Wellness Haven
Tulum, renowned for its natural beauty and vibrant wellness scene, has earned a reputation as a leading global wellness tourism hotspot, even being dubbed the ‘World’s Capital of Yoga’ by Forbes.
And Xela Tulum captures the town’s essence once again with its exceptional wellness offerings. As a guest, you not only have access to the resort’s spa but also enjoy privileged access to the world-class La Valise Spa, Xela’s sister property.
Just a few steps away from the resort, the spa’s vibrant jungle surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a truly relaxing experience.
Beyond its array of treatments and therapies rooted in ancient Mayan practices, La Valise also treats its guests with activities such as yoga classes and sound healing.
Wining & Dining
Finally, it’s worth taking some time to explore what Xela has in store for its guests in terms of dining experiences. Because, as it turns out, there are plenty of diverse – and mouthwatering options.
Start at Xela’s beachfront restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a fusion of modern Mexican cuisine with international influences. The menu features dishes inspired by regional delicacies, all crafted with locally-sourced ingredients.
But that’s just the beginning. NÜ Tulum, the resort’s sister property, boasts a unique menu featuring Caribbean flavors, earning it recognition by Travel + Leisure as one of the top restaurants in Riviera Maya.
If you’re into healthy snacks, head to Los Bowls de Guadalupe, Xela Tulum’s second sister property. Here, you’ll find a menu with refreshing smoothies, organic treats, and a variety of other tempting and nutritious options.
Despite its recent opening, it’s clear that Xela Tulum is already proving to be a valuable addition to Tulum’s lively hospitality scene, and a perfect choice for an unforgettable getaway in this trendy town.
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