by Courtney Elko
With sand and hammocks in the front “yard” of your villa, just a few short steps from the Caribbean Sea, staying at this boutique hotel is like staying in a Mexican hideaway. This rustic chic hotel is directly on the sand and while the villas are small, the beach is massive.
There are no televisions in the rooms, but there is free Wi-Fi, of course. When you stay here, you will want to stare at the sea, not a screen. Families can rent bicycles from the hotel and pedal around Tulum (which is faster than waiting in traffic sometimes) or visit the Tulum Ruins, which can be seen from the beach and are about a mile away from the hotel. The onsite restaurant keeps meals casual and easy for families, and the Beach Club service makes it so you never have to leave the sand.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront, boutique hotel
- Hammocks everywhere
- No televisions
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
There are 18 villas at this boutique beach hotel with garden views, partial ocean views and oceanfront. Most of the villas accommodate two people, but there are a few that can accommodate three or four people. Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all of the rooms, along with a canister of purified water that is refreshed daily.
The beach villas feature one king or two double beds situated under a mosquito net. There is a stocked mini-fridge. Guests are welcome to use the mini-fridge for their own snacks, but the provided beverages and snacks are an additional cost. Complimentary water is provided daily. There is a standup shower in the bathroom and no television.
The villa's terrace features two chairs and overlooks a small sand-covered front "lawn" with a hammock. There is a convenient bucket of water at the entrance to each villa, as well, so sandy feet don't have to track in sand to the room. Since this is an eco-friendly hotel, air conditioning is provided to each villa from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. to save energy, but more time can be requested if needed.
The Master Suite is two villas that are connected. One side features a king bed and a bathroom and the other side features two double beds and a second bathroom. There is a couch in the living room area and a small table for two. A beautiful ocean view is visible from the large terrace area, too.
Nice hotel with good service.
The size of the rooms are not very big, but good enough. Remember that you are staying in a hotel directly on the sand so there is always good and bad things about it, like sounds of birds all the time that can be a little bit disturbing.
Lights went out several time during the afternoon and didn't come back in a while.
Food at the restaurant is really nice, service a little bit slow.
And about prices, this is not a cheap place, is Tulum, so everything is expensive here.
This place is far removed from the busy Tulum night life area, which I loved. We could drive to the main area to eat and hang out but come home to where it’s nice and quite! The rooms are rustic/boho, clean, great products. This is also walking distance from the Tulum Ruins. You can find parking in town for $5-$10.
Things to know before you go (none of these things mattered to us but some may care)
1) air condition is on only at night. We were fine with this as it’s bad for the environment, and we try to pollute as little as possible
2) no tv in room, but why would u need a TV in this place anyways?
3) no blow drier. I didn’t need one. It’s too hot and humid, I let my hair air dry.
4) WiFi is spotty in room, but I wasn’t trying to use my phone, I’m on vacation! Why be glued to technology?
5) bed is firm, but I like firm beds
This is a environmentally friendly place which I appreciated. Those who want to be wasteful, may not want to stay here.
I’m giving this a 4 star due to the restaurant experience. Service can be spotty and awkward somehow? We ate only breakfast here a couple of days then stopped going because servers were annoying. Also, it has a no smoking sign In the restaurant but management/owners sit around and smoke there in the morning.. which is odd.
Your villa is literally on the sand so just walk a few more feet and you will arrive at the hotel's Beach Club. There is a beach bed dedicated for each villa so you will always have one available; there is no need to race down early in the morning to save your chair. Lounge chairs and umbrellas for guests also fill the beach area.
Look to the left down the beach and you can spot the Tulum Ruins in the distance. Water sports like boating, fishing and snorkeling are available onsite at the beach, but are not associated with the hotel directly.
It is a public beach and the general public is welcome to enjoy the Beach Club amenities, but guests always take priority. Beachside service is available and beach towels are provided. There is a lifeguard onsite. Showers for rinsing off sand are located by the beach, but restrooms are located a bit further away by the reception area. Beach towels are provided.
One night a week, the hotel shows a movie on the beach. Get cozy on a beach bed and watch a family-friendly movie under the stars with the sound of the sea behind you. Nachos and chicken wings and other snacks are served as well.
Everyone bikes around Tulum. So, rent your own bicycle from the hotel and pedal around town to explore!
The onsite, open-air restaurant is located by the reception area at the front of the hotel and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only organic, local and the freshest food (fish caught daily in front of the hotel, fresh!) is served at the restaurant. The restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the bar remains open until 11 p.m.
Guests will love to have their morning coffee and a pastry delivered directly to each villa terrace each morning. This is a complimentary service and is an excellent way to start each morning.
The Beach Club features full beachside service to guests and the general public who are enjoying the hotel's amenities at the public beach. The Beach Club is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features a different menu than the onsite restaurant. However, seafood is oftentimes on the menu, with fresh fish caught that day in front of the hotel.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel
A small sundries shop is located onsite by the reception area. Families will find sunscreen, bug spray, clothing and more here.
Free parking is available and there is security 24/7.
Green Key Certified
The hotel is situated within a national park and is Green Key certified, meaning it actively is reducing its carbon footprint. This means water and energy are conserved, wind energy is used along with generators, waste is limited and composted and food is organic.
Dogs are welcome to stay at this hotel and they are sure to love the beach vibes as much as the kids!
Babysitting services can be arranged through the hotel concierge for an additional cost.
The Art of Smart Timing
This hotel is at its busiest from December through February and again during spring break season and in July and August.
Cancun International Airport is located about 90 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel can provide airport transportation for an additional cost.
Traffic around Tulum's hotel zone can be congested, so biking or walking is the fastest way to get around. Sand covers most of the hotel property so pushing a stroller through the sand could prove difficult.
For Mom and Dad
Grab a cocktail, hop in a hammock, stare up at the blue sky and palm trees and let the sound of the sea instantly wash relaxation over you!