Azulik Hotel & Maya Spa
What We Love
- A villa at an adults-only wellness retreat on the Caribbean, with breakfast and a spa treatmentSweating in Tulum’s first temazcal at the SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards 2016-finalist spa
- Getting a partial or full view of the sea, plus an outdoor deck, in one of the treehouse villas
- Basking in the serenity and sunshine that made the hotel worthy of Washington Post and USA TODAY buzz
- Reconnecting with nature with a break from electricity at this relaxing eco-resort
What To Know
- This is a true eco-resort, there's no electricity, internet, or AC in the suites
- At night, the resort is lit by candles
- Beds are protected by mosquito netting
- There's a semi-private clothing optional beach, so don't be surprised if you see more than a few people wandering around in the nude
Can you think of any dreamier place to switch off and recharge than the shores of the Mexican Caribbean? If an off-the-grid stay at a wellness-minded eco-resort on a Tulum beach sounds like your idea of paradise, you’ll want to hightail it to Azulik Hotel & Spa Riviera Maya before the news on this gorgeous getaway spreads any farther than it already has. Profiled in the Washington Post, USA TODAY and Vogue Mexico, but still somewhat of a best-kept secret, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is a stunning collection of royal-ebony clifftop treehouse villas. No TVs, no phones and minimal electricity here – it’s just you and the sea views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the outdoor decks.
The dining program is worthy of praise, as well – there’s a café for organic breakfasts, lunches and dinners, while sushi and cocktails are on hand at the bar – but the real heart of the spa hotel is, of course, the spa. A SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards 2016 finalist, it’s dedicated to helping you find your balance, offering medicinal baths; yoga classes; and a menu that includes coconut-bamboo massages and a Mayan-inspired rebirth ceremony. Relocate to the temazcal for a different rebirth-driven ritual, under a shaman guide, that incorporates herbal steam. A word of caution, though – once you’re feeling as good as newborn, you may not have an excuse to stay at Azulik forever.
Like most of the amenities at this beachfront stunner, accommodations are in a class of their own. Each is an elegant treehouse villa in Mexican royal ebony, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a daybed-appointed outdoor deck and a partial or full view of the Caribbean and the jungle. Please note that you will not have a TV, a phone or any more electricity than is necessary to charge your devices.
Amenities – Daybeds- Sitting area- Mosquito nets- Custom bath- King bed- Indoor tub- Outdoor hanging bed- Organic artisanal bath amenities
Azulik’s dining program comprises two eateries: a restaurant for organic meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a sushi spot. At the second, you can also order up a tropical cocktail – perfect for pairing with the surrounding tropical foliage.
Maya Spa is inspired by the namesake culture, offering medicinal baths and rebirth rituals that draw from Mayan techniques and traditions. There’s a temazcal here, where you can sweat and inhale the therapeutic steam of herbal tea on hot volcanic stones, while several of the more typical wellness offerings get an Azulik twist of their own – think coconut-bamboo massages and the Craniosacral Prehispanic Treatment. You may complement your spa treatment with a session of hatha or vinyasa yoga.
Just an hour south of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, Tulum is a relaxing tropical paradise that’s also rich in outdoorsy adventure. The small downtown features shops, restaurants and hotels, easily navigated by car or bike; the rock-lined white-sand beaches are some of the world’s most stunning, with crystal-clear waters and abundant wildlife. Explore the Tulum ruins, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (a World Heritage Site) and other nearby eco-parks and cenotes. Or simply relax – Azulik’s clothing-optional beach is the perfect place to lie down and listen to the lapping of the Caribbean.
How to Get There
The most extraordinary place I have ever been, it feels as if it was literally built on top of a nest, the sushi restaurant is on the top and it’s connected to the rest of the place with a small bridge made out of ropes. Bonus tip, visit during daytime and enjoy the unbeatable view! I think it opens around 17, so you get the feeling as you are sitting on top of the jungle, surrounded by trees.
First off, what an amazing hotel this is. It is definitely a place to experience at least once in a lifetime.. and if you are in Tulum, this is a can't miss. The hotel is great, the amenities are fantastic, the service can't get any better and the energy is of a different world.
I would like to thank Azulik for making my stay a wonderful one, and I would especially like to thank a few people for making it worthwhile.
Jyunko (angel): Thank you for giving us a tour of the premises and making sure that we had information about everything we wanted to do and facilitating everything.
Ara (angel): Thank you for your patience and time and for giving me some great tips to make my trip amazing.
Liz and Ana (angels): Thank you both for your great hospitality and most importantly, thank you for the mosquito repellent.
Grecia: Thank you for recommending the best party places.. I had an amazing night in Tulum!
I would like to thank you all for your hospitality. My stay at Azulik would not have been the same without your help.
I will definitely be returning to Azulik in the near future and look forward to another magical stay!
We finished our week stay here. It is a beautiful hotel and we had a wonderful experience!
The first day at breakfast we met the F&B Manager and the Executive Chef and they have us some history of the property. They set up for dinner at KINTOH.
Dinner at KINTOH was amazing! The view and ambiance is magical.
Every morning Mesero Gerson took great care of us!
Francisco at the Spa took great care of us and helped us set up couple use of the steam room and sauna.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you Elias and Chef Corte for the amazing cuisine.
Absolutely love every moment of our stay, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. If you plan on staying here, spend as much time in your room, it will make the money worth it. It forced us to appreciate nature and disconnect.
One step in the place and you’ll see why. Extremely unique and top notch service. The design and thought gut into every single detail is astoundingl. Definitely ask for Jenner if you spend time here in the bar. His personality is electric. This place is a must.