To some, luxury means extravagance and sumptuous, and to others, it simply means having the opportunity to indulge in something that easily makes them happy. For us and our discerning travelers, vacationing in Mexico–any type of vacation– is a leisure, and for those looking to escape from the stuffiness of daily routine, we have scoped out the perfect rustic-yet-chic retreats that not only are a nice change of calm scenery but also somewhere where service, hospitality, and character will undoubtedly satiate.
While there are endless nooks and crannies in Mexico where one can escape to, we think Tulum in particular is one of the greatest. White powder sand, azure rolling waters, and sun-dried palapas create the perfect backdrop to kicking off your shoes, letting your hair down, and just being on holiday. We’ve already scoped out and wrote about The Complete 411 on Tulum: Where to East, Stay, and Wander and Things to do in Tulum, but this time we want to specifically highlight the special properties that excel in capturing the concept of ‘Barefoot Luxury’.
Coqui Coqui Tulum
With only seven rooms, and usually requiring months in advance reservations, this boutique property is the definition of exclusive. The beachfront limestone structure has a stunningly double exposed spa, breezy bedrooms, and wordly scents from their perfumery that tantalize the senses. More: Coqui Coqui Tulum.
This hotel is one of the properties that best captures Tulum’s signature “eco-chic” atmosphere. Dark woods, funky yet subtle decoration, and great places to lounge are found throughout the limited 20 rooms. More: Be Tulum.
A former estate to an Italian duchess, Esencia spoils whoever stays there without being exhuberant. With 29 rooms incorporated in their 50 acres outside of Tulum, guests enjoy privacy without drastic seclusion. More: Hotel Esencia.
Now, for couples traveling, we understand that the concept of Barefoot Luxury should also incorporate sexy elements and lasting memories. Whether it’s for a honeymoon in Tulum or just a romantic getaway, Tulum still remains an ideal place where couples can effortlessly combine a relaxing and romantic escape with exploration of the areas main attraction. To make it easy, we created the Romantic Tulum itinerary which includes, a stay at Be Tulum with a private pool or jacuzzi in your suite, a special romantic dinner on the beach, private excursion to Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a couples’ spa experience at the Yaan Wellness Energy Spa, swimming with sea turtles hand in hand in Akumal, and more…