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Hotels in Tulum and Akumal Areas, Mexico

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Amansala: The Original Eco Chic Resort

Amansala - This eco-friendly boutique has 24 thatched-roof cabanas with thatched roofs and rustic designs that include East Asian hints such as Buddha statuettes and incense burners. Beds are draped with netting that serves the dual purpose of creating an airy feel while keeping out mosquitoes. Lodging options include a mix of sea view, partial sea view, and no sea view rooms. The on-site restaurant is popular for its just-caught grilled fish. Amansala is best known for its six-day bikini boot camp sessions, which include yoga, biking, circuit training, massage sessions, and a slate of Mayan clay treatments. (Website)

Ana y Jose Charming Hotel and Spa

Ana y José - Ana y Jose, named after its founding couple, has 24 spacious rooms placed throughout the lush property, which faces a quiet, white sand beach about four miles south of the fortressed Mayan ruins of Tulum. Renovations have shifted the ambience from rustic and functional to high-end luxury, incorporating elements such as native marble tiled floors and thatched palapa roofs. The well-maintained pool is set amidst thick but well-tended vegetation, creating the effect of swimming in a jungle. Staffs tend the pristine beach, going so far as to remove washed-up seaweed by hand. Thatched huts on the beach are first-come, first-served. Guests are treated to a welcome cocktail and bowl of fruit in the room. (Website)

Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

Gran Bahía Príncipe Tulum - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum is connected to four other resorts in the Riviera Maya area, and has tropical gardens and native fauna that are found in Mayan forests. The 858 guest rooms differ in size and proximity to the beach. The brightly colored accommodations are located in three-story villas connected by large sidewalks that crisscross the grounds. The resort has a golf course, three on-site restaurants, a spa, and four pools—one of which is the size of a small lake and another is a dolphinarium—a pool where guests can swim with dolphins. (Website)

Hotel Akumal Caribe

Hotel Club Akumal Caribe - Located on the shore of Akumal Bay in the Maya Riviera, this sprawling hotel has a variety of accommodation options, including 21 beachfront hotel rooms, 40 garden bungalows, eight luxury villas and condos, and a private guesthouse. The hotel rooms are the midrange option, decorated with Mexican tiles, tropical linens, and small terraces facing the outdoor pool and bay. The hotel also has a spa, a kids’ club, and a PADI dive center that enables guests to explore the world-renowned Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, located just offshore. The Lol-Ha restaurant serves Mexican-American fare, and there’s also a beachfront snack bar. (Website)

La Vita e' Bella

La Vita e' Bella - La Vita e' Bella has direct beach access in a secluded setting near Tulum. Owned by an Italian couple who fell in love with the area during a vacation, the resort is a collection of beachfront bungalows on wooden stilts facing a stretch of rock-free, white sandy beach only a kilometer from the well-preserved Mayan ruins of Tulum. Rooms are simple, with accents of brightly painted tile and bathroom sinks decorated as inverse fishbowls. The on-site restaurant, La Vita e' Bella, specializes in brick-oven pizzas, but also serves Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. (Website)

Maya Tulum Spa Resort

Maya Tulum Retreat & Resort - Known for its tranquil setting, Maya Tulum Retreat and Resort has 45 private cabanas that are all within 50 meters of the beach; some open up right onto it. Accommodations are simple, with traditional Yucatan touches such as thatched roofs and white-washed stone walls. Beds are decorated with silky, mosquito-protecting drapes that hang from the high ceiling. The resort has seven massage rooms and 4,500 square feet of yoga space, where instructors schooled in Anahata, Ashtanga, and Hatha hold daily classes. A variety of spa treatments are available, including massage, body wraps and scrubs, and facials. (Website)

Hotel Mezzanine Tulum

Mezzanine - This adults-only boutique hotel in secluded Tulum has nine guest rooms, including four ocean view suites, two master suites, and three non-view, ground level rooms. Surrounded by national parkland and facing protected beaches, Mezzanine maintains an earth-friendly stance by using solar power and recycled rainwater. Rooms have minimal decoration, emphasizing black and white with red accents, high ceilings with exposed beams and expansive windows for catching sea breezes. Suites include lofts (for a third guest) connected by a spiral wooden staircase. The beachfront Thai-fusion restaurant and bar hosts parties that can last as long as the guest DJ spins. (Website)

Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro

Nueva Vida de Ramiro Ecolodge - Located in the Mexican Riviera is a beautiful and exclusive complex of eco-archeological Bungalows built from exotic tropical woods and situated right on the beach facing the Mexican Caribbean Sea. The hotel's spartan-but-chic suites, many in two-story, thatched-roof units, are clean and elegant, with rustic furnishings made of tropical woods. Superior facilities, grilled to perfection steak or fresh caught fish, natural reefs to explore in crystal blue waters, endless white beaches and tropical forests are just a small sample of the wonders to behold at Nueva Vida de Ramiro. In the hotel, you can also dine on traditional Mexican dishes at Nueva Vida's own Casa Banana restaurant, a Tulum hot spot. (Website)

Source: Hotels in Riviera Maya by Travel + Leisure.