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
A friend and I had drinks there tonight. We had the pleasure of sitting at the bar where Sergio took care of us. There is no cocktail menu, but he is a fantastic mixologist and can whip up whatever you’d like as long as you tell him your drink preferences. The drinks were delicious. He talked to us about the hotel and I gotta say, I’m so glad we went and sat with him. Alejandra, one of the hostesses was incredibly nice and hospitable as well. She showed us around and told us about interesting facts about the hotel. Half of the experience is the service (in my opinion) and the service at AZULIK is truly exceptional. Plus being wowed by the views & the interesting “birds nest” architecture. If you ever find yourself in Tulum, do yourself a favor and go to AZULIK and see Sergio. Can’t wait to come back next year.
my husband and I stayed at Azulik and we have to say we were blown away by the architecture and service. The place it’s like a huge treehouse from the front desk to all their restaurants. Special Thanks to Eugenio and Lupita who went out of their ways to make our stay unforgettable
We stayed in the sky villa in September for 2 days. As you can see from Pictures, the room and view were stunning. Being but in the air, we had a pretty decent breeze, but we were still very hot a lot of the time. Love the idea of the candle light and limited electricity.
Note to management - the water in the baths was absolutely disgusting. It had a horrible smell to it and we felt sticky, salty, and felt like we smelled after bathing. It really should be purified water your guest are bathing in, especially since there is no shower.
Note to guest - do not, I REPEAT DO NOT, eat at the hotel. First meal we got salads and 2 entrees and a couple of bottoms of water. The restaurant on the resort charges us $20 in water.... the food absolutely sucked at the hotel and it was crazy expensive. The strip it’s on is super fun and safe, walk down it and explore! So many other good restaurants down the strip with way better food. (Rosa negras) or the little taco joint right down the road.
- 2 night stay max, you start to feel absolutely disgusting after not being able to shower, and bathing in probably sea water
- do not eat at the hotel and waste your money
- definitely check out the yoga
- get a drink at the rooftop restaurants for the view, then leave and go else where to eat