i just lately spent per week in tulum, mexico to rejoice my fortieth birthday. it’s one among my favourite locations on earth, and the journey was magical. we stayed in three completely different spots through the seven day journey to essentially get a really feel for town. hold studying for my evaluations of every.
lodge muaré is positioned within the metropolis a few 15 minute drive from the seashore. it actually appears like an oasis with the plush greens and winding pool hidden behind the doorway. my jaw dropped once we arrived.
worth: the speed was round $250 per evening which is exceptional for a luxurious lodge. it will’ve simply been triple the worth in america.
rooms: every visitor has their very own bungalow with a non-public dipping pool. the king measurement mattress was tremendous cozy and there’s a sofa tucked into the nook. nevertheless, the most effective half was the outside bathe!
meals and drinks: tens throughout the board. every cocktail and meal was past scrumptious. it’s positively not your typical “lodge meals.”
location: if it’s your first time in tulum, then this location could also be a bit tough to navigate. there’s not a lot inside strolling distance, and taxis to the principle vacationer strip run $30 to $40. plus, you’re not beachside which can be a turnoff to some of us.
no company: to our shock, they’ve a strict “no visitor” coverage. not a giant deal in case your total group is staying there, however one thing to remember. fortunately, they had been versatile as a result of my photographer was nearly turned away.
White Elephant Casa Boutique
i discovered white elephant casa boutique on airbnb final october when i first determined to host a birthday journey. the images had been breathtaking, and that i knew my company would find it irresistible. i used to be proper! it’s tucked away on a quiet avenue not too removed from lodge muaré with a number of different giant houses used as airbnbs.
employees: a home supervisor and extra employees are tremendous accessible. they navigate on and off the property and helped with a number of preparations like hiring a chef, discovering a final minute birthday cake and calling taxis. they had been so pretty and very useful!
design: the home is a vibe – interval. the primary flooring has 4 break up degree rooms with beds within the loft. the second and third ranges have smaller rooms dealing with the courtyard with barely bigger rooms on the top with balconies. that is actually the proper home for a gaggle journey with over ten company.
plus, there are two swimming pools, a hammock, outside eating desk and loads of communal areas.
scorching water: tulum continues to be present process a number of improvement. it appears like a hidden gem that’s catching as much as its well-deserved hype. so it’s not shocking that there are third-world glitches like a scarcity of constant scorching water.
my room didn’t have scorching water the complete keep, however my company on the second and third flooring didn’t have the identical expertise.
location: like lodge muaré, it’s not alongside the seashore which is the principle vacationer strip. it really wasn’t a giant deal although as a result of we organized particular person and group transportation. in reality, the sprinter journey to the membership was one of the crucial lit experiences of the complete journey!
i made a decision to bask in some relaxation and rest after my company left. plus, i needed to be beachside for a number of days. amansala had top-of-the-line charges and is strolling distance to seashore golf equipment and eating places. i’ll be trustworthy, this spot was removed from a favourite; nevertheless, i additionally acknowledge that the primary two spots set the bar tremendous excessive.
location: this lodge actually solely has one professional in comparison with the others. it’s on the seashore and in addition one of many extra inexpensive choices within the lodge zone.
rooms: small in comparison with our first two lodges, and we got one which’s avenue dealing with. fortunately, there was a balcony with some greenery to make it really feel much less “city.”
meals: i used to be shocked by how unhealthy the meals was. SHOCKED. i typically rave about tulum’s meals so it was shocking to discover a lodge with a combination match menu (hamburgers, pad thai and cesar salad) that felt like a neighborhood applebees. the most effective meal was the rice pudding and recent fruit served throughout breakfast.
employees: little consideration was given to company, not like lodge muaré the place of us had been continuously checking in to make sure we loved our keep. it didn’t really feel like a welcoming setting.
scorching water: there was no scorching water and truthfully, i used to be over it by this level (and value) within the journey. the important thing distinction from white elephant was that i inquired about scorching water and bought the run round. employees swore the water was scorching when it in reality was not.
total, i extremely advocate our first two spots and might’t wait to return to lodge muaré. in reality, i’m planning a solo journey for no less than 5 days earlier than the top of the 12 months.