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
I had the oppotunity of visiting this lovely location as part of a romantic getaway to propose to a dear friend of mine. I had been looking for something out of the ordinary and came upon this place, it all started with the amazing and swift responses from the reservations department which also gave the phone number for the Angels Team at the resort.They went above and beyond my expectations, even thought the restaurants close at a decent time we arrived at our room very early in the morning and as requested the had beverages ready for us and an amazing decoration that left my accompany breathless. At the following day they arranged for a local tour to aprivate cenote, private visit to the Coba ruins and also as requested in my previous contact with them sparkling wine, flower arrangements and all of this was for a simple 2-ish nights at their resort,
All of the staff pampered us, all of them are incredibly communicated between them and can guarantee a stay that will leave you wishing you could live there among the tree tops.
We had the pleasure of being treated to even more courtesies on behalf of the whole Angels team and the F&B manager personally Mr. Erick Clavel and Ms. Ara Choi.
Definitely can't wait to go back!
We visited the azulik we first stayed in the cenote cafe and we had wonderful drinks and some nibbles.. our waiter gave us some wonderful recommendations and his service was five star. Many thanks Omar for the wonderful experience.
I had the opportunity to have a meal at this unique "space" this evening and the experience was absolutely amazing. Mentioning how beautiful and soul warming the architecture and views r is unnecessary, what I do feel the need to mention is how cordial,knowledgeable, helpful and empathetic the staff is and how the food and drinks elevate the whole experience to the unforgettable realm.
Especial thanks to Joshua and Miguel the bar staff that settled the mood perfectly for me and my wife...
Thank you Azulik
I really loved this hotel and all three restaurants. The waiters went out of their way to get me things that were not on the menu. The food was incredible and they had many vegan options. One man even got me a fresh coconut because they did not serve coconut water. I was also so impressed with how happy and spiritual it was there. The energy was beautiful and the design all around was stunning. They have a museum next door that was out of this world and the yoga room was awe inspiring. I went to two yoga classes which were free in the mornings for guests. The spa was also beautiful. I had a massage overlooking the ocean which was quite an experience. Thank you so much Azulik for a very special time. 🙏
I arrived really late and Fernando was here to help me at the front desk. He was super accomodating and helpful getting us acquainted with the facility. He brought us cold water and carried our luggage to the room. That staff is extremely welcoming and friendly throughout. The resort itself is awesome. You really get to experience a more primitive lifestyle, more connected with nature. The spa was great with a lot of different treatment packages. I will definitely be back here on a later date.