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The Best Tulum All Inclusive Resorts

The 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum, Mexico

Updated April 2024 ⋅ Written by Vanessa Howard ⋅ Edited by Laura Schulthies

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Tulum all inclusive resorts

Welcome to Tulum

Looking for the best Tulum all inclusive resort? Tulum is a beautiful beach town on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is a city that combines high luxury with backpacker bohemian vibes. Today, the Tulum waterfront is considered one of the most luxurious beach locales in the Mexican Caribbean. Although many accommodations in Tulum are considered “boutique”, there are several all inclusive options to be discovered. Below are our top recommendations for the best Tulum all inclusive resorts.

Looking for the best Tulum all inclusive resort? Tulum is a beautiful beach town on the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is a city that combines high luxury with backpacker bohemian vibes. Today, the Tulum waterfront is considered one of the most luxurious beach locales in the Mexican Caribbean. Although many accommodations in Tulum are considered “boutique”, there are several all inclusive options to be discovered. Below are our top recommendations for the best Tulum all inclusive resorts.

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Where to Stay in Tulum

The Top Neighborhoods

TULUM BEACH (HOTEL ZONE)

This is the most popular area for tourists. The area itself is roughly divided into three different sections. The North, located near the Tulum Mayan ruins, is a quiet and romantic area. The Middle is chic and has beach clubs, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. The South and “Esmeralda K ” area is very family-friendly. Tulum Beach offers a range of accommodations from luxury beachfront resorts to boutique hotels and eco-friendly lodges. The area also has many trendy restaurants and beach clubs.

TULUM PUEBLO (TULUM TOWN)

If you prefer a more budget-friendly option or want to experience local culture, Tulum Pueblo is a good choice. It’s a vibrant town with restaurants, shops, and a lively atmosphere. Accommodations here include guesthouses, hostels, and mid-range hotels.

ALDEA ZAMA

Located between Tulum Beach and Tulum Pueblo, Aldea Zama is a newer development with vacation rentals, condos, and luxury villas. It’s a quieter option compared to the beach area but still close to all the attractions.

TANKAH BAY AND SOLIMAN BAY

These bays north of town are a bit further from the hustle and bustle of Tulum but offer a serene, tranquil atmosphere. Accommodations here often include resorts, beachfront villas and boutique hotels.

AKUMAL

Located about 30 minutes north of Tulum, Akumal is known for its sea turtle nesting grounds. It’s a quieter option with beautiful beaches and snorkeling opportunities. You’ll find a mix of accommodations, including resorts and vacation rentals. See our Guide to Akumal All Inclusive Resorts for the top spots in this area.

TULUM BEACH (HOTEL ZONE)

This is the most popular area for tourists. The area itself is roughly divided into three different sections. The North, located near the Tulum Mayan ruins, is a quiet and romantic area. The Middle is chic and has beach clubs, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. The South and “Esmeralda K ” area is very family-friendly. Tulum Beach offers a range of accommodations from luxury beachfront resorts to boutique hotels and eco-friendly lodges. The area also has many trendy restaurants and beach clubs.

TULUM PUEBLO (TULUM TOWN)

If you prefer a more budget-friendly option or want to experience local culture, Tulum Pueblo is a good choice. It’s a vibrant town with restaurants, shops, and a lively atmosphere. Accommodations here include guesthouses, hostels, and mid-range hotels.

ALDEA ZAMA

Located between Tulum Beach and Tulum Pueblo, Aldea Zama is a newer development with vacation rentals, condos, and luxury villas. It’s a quieter option compared to the beach area but still close to all the attractions.

TANKAH BAY AND SOLIMAN BAY

These bays north of town are a bit further from the hustle and bustle of Tulum but offer a serene, tranquil atmosphere. Accommodations here often include resorts, beachfront villas and boutique hotels.

AKUMAL

Located about 30 minutes north of Tulum, Akumal is known for its sea turtle nesting grounds. It’s a quieter option with beautiful beaches and snorkeling opportunities. You’ll find a mix of accommodations, including resorts and vacation rentals. See our Guide to Akumal All Inclusive Resorts for the top spots in this area.

The Best Tulum All Inclusive Resorts

10 Top Rated Choices

Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa

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1. Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa

Widely regarded as the best all-inclusive resort in the northern Tulum area,  this is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort where luxury is everywhere. Although the resort is family-friendly, it is also “adults only” friendly, boasting a secluded, well-appointed adults-only section. The entire property comfortably relaxes on over two miles of sugary white sand, providing endless play and relaxation options for its guests. In addition, all rooms and suites feature private terraces or balconies, luxurious amenities and tropical views.

Splash around at 2 outdoor pools and a kid’s waterpark. Other amenities include dance and Spanish lessons, weekly pool parties and introduction to scuba diving courses. Be sure to allow time for the Spa by Pevonia to relax in the Hydrotherapy Room, get a massage, or stop by the beauty salon.

There are 9 restaurants and 7 bars, so options are plentiful. Try El Patio for À la carte Mexican cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. Or Himitsu for Pan-Asian favorites. Stop by the Manatee Bar while swimming at the pool for a refreshing cocktail or a bold fruit smoothie.

Why We Love Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

  • Family Friendly With An Adult Only Section
  • 2 Oceanfront Swimming Pools
  • 9 Restaurants and 7 Bars!
  • Poolside Swim Up Bar
  • Luxurious Spa Experiences
  • Kids Waterpark With 6 Waterslides
  • Hydrotherapy Room
  • Dance Lessons

Barcelo Maya Riviera

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2. Barcelo Maya Riviera

Located 20 minutes north of Tulum near one of the best beaches in Mexico, Xpu-Ita Beach, this resort is one of the most exclusive in the area. At the Barcelo Maya Riviera resort, you’ll find elegant ambiance and first-class services around every corner. Each room features a terrace and hydromassage tub. Around 500 rooms have ocean views, while 100 feature a private pool.

This adult playground features the largest infinity pool in Riviera Maya as well as 7 other pools. The resort’s other amenities include tennis courts, a fitness center, and the U-Spa Wellness and Fitness Center. For fun, there are theme nights like taco night, a bowling alley, and several bars including a swim-up pool bar. Guests also have access to the 6 additional resorts within the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort Complex including the restaurants, bars, and activities.

There are 5 on-site restaurants and 5 bars, check out Sapporo Nikkei Experience which offers Japanese – Peruvian fare, or Dolce Vita for delicious Italian cuisine. Of course, you can’t miss Agave, the perfect authentic taqueria offering Mexican favorites. An additional 11 restaurants are available for guests to enjoy within the extended 6 resort complex.

Why We Love Barcelo Maya Riviera Resort

  • Adults Only
  • 8 Swimming Pools
  • 5 Restaurants, 5 Bars on site
  • Largest Infinity Pool In Rivera Maya
  • Amazing Spa Experience
  • Fun Bowling Alley
  • Themed Nightly Events
  • Spectacular Beachfront Location
  • Additional Access to the 6 Resorts in the Complex

Kore Tulum

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3. Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

Billed as a holistic health and beauty resort this Tulum all-inclusive resort lives up to the hype. Clean, spacious rooms with jacuzzi tubs and rainshowers, private lounge areas, room service and a delicious and healthy fresh juice bar, all for your relaxation pleasure.

Lounge by the beautiful infinity swimming pool, or take a free bicycle ride. Other amenities include relaxing yoga on the beach and a full fitness center. The spa brings balance and relaxation with 10 individual treatment cabins for couples. Kore Tulum also offers a Mayan Energetic Cleansing ceremony and spiritual ritual for a small additional fee.

Enjoy 3 on-site restaurants and 1 pool bar. Try Nirvana Restaurant which offers à la carte breakfast, as well as the freshest local cuisine with a touch of innovation. La Galeria is a cafeteria-style eatery where you can relax while listening to lounge music, and the rotating menu means new and exciting options each day!

Why We Love Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort

  • Adults Only
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Swim-Up Pool Bar
  • Yoga On The Beach
  • Free Bicycle Rental
  • Relaxing Private Lounge Areas
  • Mayan Energetic Cleansing Ceremony

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

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4. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

About 18 minutes north of Tulum center, everything at this resort is top-tier. Known as one of the best all inclusive resorts for families in Tulum, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is perched right on the beach. The rooms are spacious and exceptionally clean, the wait staff is attentive and the food, even at the buffet, is divine.

Relax at 3 swimming pools, lounge on the beach, visit the nearby 36-hole golf course, or check out the stylish pool deck with whirlpool tubs. Additional amenities include the Bahia Spa where you can get a massage or a body treatment including the indulgent Mayan Chocolate Dreams treatment. The resort also has a kids club, a children’s waterpark, and a teen club perfect for parents who want a bit of alone time!

Dine at one of the 13 on-site restaurants and bars. Try Yucatan Restaurant, an international cuisine buffet with flare!  Or check out Tequila Restaurant for traditional Mexican cuisine. If you’re in the mood for Italian, make sure to visit the popular Portofino Restaurant. Don’t forget to visit the Pool Bar or Beach Bar for a refreshing cocktail.

Why We Love Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

  • Family Friendly
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 13 Restaurants, 3 Bars
  • Mayan Chocolate Dream Treatment At Spa
  • Kids Club and Waterpark
  • 36-Hole Golf Course
  • Stunning Ocean Views
  • Relaxing Pool Deck With Whirlpool Tubs

Unico 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

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5. Unico 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

Just 25 minutes north of Tulum, you’ll find one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya. This adults-only resort will fully immerse you in the culture of the region. Unico sits on a protected bay, which means perfectly gentle and warm turquoise waters for swimming. All rooms here have either a terrace with a soaking tub or a plunge pool. There are even swim-up rooms available! The resort is sophisticated yet comfortable, the perfect combination for complete relaxation. Each room offers rain showers and cozy bathrobes and slippers for your stay.

Lounge by the 3 outdoor pools, or grab a cocktail at one of 2 swim-up bars. Other amenities include the Esencia Wellness Spa, which offers signature spa treatments, a full fitness center, and a full-service beauty salon and barbershop. But that’s not all, local tours are offered where you can experience the area’s incredible wonders, including Cenote tours, visiting ruins, and ziplining.

The 6 on-site restaurants and 4 bars offer a great variety of dining and drink options, from Japanese at Mura House to Italian offerings at Mi Carissa and traditional Mexican flavors at Cueva Siete. Relax in the Palmera Lounge for amazing cocktails and a cigar bar.

Why We Love Unico 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya

  • Adults Only
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars And Lounges
  • Opulent Spa Treatments
  • Cenote Tours
  • Swim-Up Rooms Available
  • Fully Embrace Local Culture

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

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6. Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

Thanks to its prime beachfront location north of Tulum, this family-friendly all-inclusive resort offers endless fun. Guests even have access to a sprawling four resort complex! Luxury Akumal has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, and all of the spacious rooms come with a canopy bed, hydromassage tub, and optional pillow menu.

Take in the beautiful white sand beaches and dazzling turquoise waters, or lounge by the resort’s 3 beautiful pools. Amenities include a Kids Club and Teen Club on-site and fun activities such as volleyball, dancing, and golf. At the Bahia Spa at Akumal, try an Agave Treatment from a Mexican Tequila Plant or a unique Bahia Spa Mayan Massage.

Dine at one of the 7 on-site restaurants and 8 bars and lounges. Try Gran Tortuga Restaurant for tableside Brazillian grilled meats. Check out the Yum restaurant for a delicious international cuisine buffet.

Why We Love Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal

  • Family Friendly
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 7 Restaurants, 8 Bars and Lounges
  • Agave Treatment at the Spa
  • Beautiful Beach Area
  • Access To 4 Resorts Restaurants And Amenities
  • Kids Club + Teen Club
  • Golf

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa

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7. Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa

The modern Aztec design of the Grand Sirenis combined with the luxurious and elegant feel of the resort is sure to have your family feeling at home in no time. This family-friendly resort lies in the Tulum beach zone on a stretch of beautiful private beach that extends two miles along the coast and boasts an authentic Mayan ruin within a heart-shaped inlet. Each suite at the Grand Sirenis is large and meant to accommodate a family. There are even suites that accommodate up to 5 people, perfect for larger families.

This tropical leisure resort offers 3 dazzling pools, a separate pool for kids, a lazy river, and open-air lounges. You can find total relaxation while enjoying various treatments and special rituals in the award-winning SPA Grand Sirenis. Additional amenities include a disco, snorkeling, kayaking, beach volleyball, and yoga classes.

The Grand Sirenis has 10 restaurants and 16 bars on-site, including 2 buffets, Akumal and Tulum. Don’t miss out on one of the swim-up pool bars, El Cenotes and Xaac, or grab dinner at Siam for delicious Thai cuisine. Head to La Gira Rodizio for Brazilian cuisine favorites.

Why We Love Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa

  • Family Friendly
  • 3 Amazing Pools
  • 10 Restaurants and 16 Bars!
  • Indulgent Spa Treatments and Rituals
  • Separate Kids Pool, Lazy River
  • Great Snorkeling Location
  • On a Private Beach
  • Larger Rooms Available to Accommodate Larger Families

Catalonia Royal Tulum

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8. Catalonia Royal Tulum

The Catalonia Royal Tulum is an adults-only resort located on Xpu-Ha, one of the Caribbean Sea’s most beautiful beaches. Surrounded by tropical jungle, mangrove forests, with cenotes on one side and the dazzling sea on the other, this unique location will take your breath away. Every room offers a private balcony or terrace overlooking either the garden or the ocean with incredible views and comfy robes and slippers to lounge in.

The Catalonia Royal Tulum offers a pool perfect for soaking in the Caribbean sun, as well as easy beach access to Xpu-Ha. You can find total relaxation while enjoying a wide variety of treatments at the Alegria Spa including in-room massage services. Additional amenities include diving courses, beach volleyball, snorkeling, and kayaking. The resort has a full gym, a beauty salon, and nightly evening entertainment.

Be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the 9 restaurants and 3 bars. Try Centenario Restaurant for a taste of Mexico. Boasting delicious à la carte service with both traditional and avant-garde Mexican cuisine. Make sure not to skip Las Margaritas for delicious tropical concoctions and their dedicated margarita menu!

Why We Love Catalonia Royal Tulum

  • Adults Only
  • Large Pool with Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • 9 Restaurants and 3 Bars
  • Relaxing Spa Treatments and Massages
  • Diving Courses
  • Access to Xpu-Ha
  • Swim Up Bar
  • Close to Several Golf Courses

The Best of the Rest

The above are the best traditional “all inclusive” resorts in the Tulum area that include food, drink and activities as part of a package price. There are however a few other “all-inclusive style” hotels that have restaurants, bars, and activities ON SITE that will allow you to relax in one place, somewhat similar to a traditional all-inclusive experience. Below we have listed the best Tulum hotels where one can have an all-inclusive type experience with everything you could want available in one idyllic place.

Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel

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9. Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel

The Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel may not be an all-inclusive resort, but this adult-only hotel located in the hotel zone, is sure to impress. The Mezzanine is the ideal Tulum hotel option for minimalists looking for the unconventional, unexpected, and ultra-cool. There are 3 different room categories, including King Suite, Sea View Room, or Non-Sea View Room. Most rooms offer private balconies, an outdoor hot tub, a beach bag, and towels.

Come to Tulum for the beautiful white sand beaches, the Mayan ruins, and the jungle adventures, but stay at the Mezzanine for an ultra-cool, relaxed vibe. Amenities include Relaxation & Bliss Spa, where you can get Mayan body treatments. The Mezzanine also has a gorgeous pool and complimentary made-to-order breakfast. In addition, the resort offers many tours around Tulum; all you need to do is contact the hotel’s concierge.

Mezzanine Colibri Boutique Hotel offers 1 restaurant and 1 bar with a fantastic combination of Thai and Mexican cuisine. Thai Restaurant & Bar offers tantalizing, authentic flavors balancing herbs and spices with fresh coconut milk to produce traditional dishes you will love. The resort also serves exceptional healthy breakfasts with Acai bowls & juices and a casual beach menu with delicious guacamole and ceviches.

Why We Love Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel

  • Adults Only
  • 1 Outdoor Pool
  • 1 Restaurant and Bar
  • Boutique Hotel Vibe
  • Luxurious Spa Services
  • Concierge For Planning Tours
  • Delicious Thai Cuisine
  • Stunning Ocean Views

Ahau Tulum

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10. Ahau Tulum

For those looking to unplug and unwind, you can’t do better than the Instagram-famous Ahau Tulum. An eclectic family-friendly resort in the Tulum Beach zone, guests enjoy barefoot sophistication at this hotel designed for the environmentally conscious traveler. The charm of the rustic luxury of the beach bungalow vibes of Ahau Tulum rooms will make you feel relaxed in no time. Each spacious suite provides stunning views of the Caribbean with large sun decks for relaxing in the sunshine. In addition, the extra spacious decks offer oversized daybeds, swing hammocks, and outdoor dining areas.

The eco-chic Ahau Tulum isn’t an all-inclusive resort, but it does offer similar amenities to a resort. You will have private beach access, and you can step right out of your cabana and embrace barefoot living while enjoying the views of the Caribbean Sea. You can also enjoy daily bike rentals. In addition, guests interested in kitesurfing or SUP boarding can learn these watersports and more at the resort’s watersports school on the beach. The spa also offers Temazcal healing rituals and Mayan massages, perfect for relaxing.

Ahau Tulum has 1 restaurant and 1 cafe. Enjoy Restaurant Ahau, where you can savor rustic yet elegant Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a beautiful beach and garden setting. Complete with refreshing cocktails and tropical drinks to complement any meal. The resort only uses fresh, local ingredients. Stop by Raw Love Cafe, a vegan eatery that serves healthy and creative dishes with fresh-pressed juices and greens.

Why We Love Ahau Tulum

  • Family Friendly
  • Private Beach Access
  • Restaurant and Cafe
  • Sustainable and Eco Friendly
  • Luxurious Spa Services
  • Temazcal Healing Rituals
  • Watersport School
  • Fantastic Restaurant

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  1. Sharron says:

    Tulum has grown so much over the years. It’s nice having so many new options. Excellent article.

  2. Emily says:

    This was very helpful. I’ll definitely check out more of your articles . Thank you!

  3. Lane says:

    This was very helpful. Thank you!

    1. Daniel says:

      You’re welcome. Enjoy your visit!

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