Price Band: $$
Tags: Beach, ecological, family friendly, romantic, secluded
Price Band: $$
Tags: Beach, ecological, family friendly, romantic, secluded
In a nutshell:
Private and quiet boutique hotel on Tulum’s beautiful main beach. Family owned and managed, romantic master suites, family friend rooms, yoga palapa, restaurant.
This beautiful little hotel has everything for the ultimate get-away-from-it all vacation. It is located on one of the most wonderful stretches of beach we’ve found along the Riviera Maya. With miles of soft white sand it is perfect for those looking for solitude and relaxation.
Suenos Tulum offers simple, tasteful accommodation that combines natural themes with a blend of art and style. For a small hotel (just fourteen rooms) it has lots to offer, including a beachfront swimming pool, restaurant, massages and a palapa for yoga too. Even a telescope has been thoughtfully provided so you can enjoy the stunning array of stars made visible by the fact that there are no artificial lights nearby to pollute the night sky.
It’s close to the Biosphere Reserve and so enjoys a quiet spot away from the busier part of Tulum, but with a few restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and the livelier part of Tulum just a short drive away.
For those looking for a more active vacation there is plenty to do around the area including visiting the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Coba, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and the eco-parks of Xcaret and Xel-Ha. The hotel can arrange diving tours, open water and cenote dives.
There are just fourteen rooms at Suenos Tulum, arranged over six low rise buildings that are right on the sand and surrounded by palm trees. The aim was to create a hotel that would blend in naturally with its environment. No palm trees were chopped down during the property’s construction, and the gorgeous beach still retains its tropical foliage and vegetation. The buildings themselves are in hues of greens and browns and, with their palapa roofs, are scarcely noticeable when looking at the hotel from the beach.
The exteriors of the buildings are artistically designed and feature wall murals and reliefs depicting Mayan gods and symbols from nature. Mosaic stone work on the floors and stairs capture natural themes such as tropical birds and animals.
Each building is named after a natural feature: selva (jungle), tierra (earth), sol (sun), lluvia (rain) and luna (moon). The decor and colors of the rooms are based around these themes. Master Suites are on the top floors and have a king size bed and fabulous view of the beach and ocean. Junior Suites have two beds and are ground or second floor rooms. The two Beach Suites are ground floor rooms; their views are obstructed by a sand dune which separates the hotel from the beach proper.
The rooms are brightly decorated and furnished and maintain the natural theme with their beautiful stone floors, bamboo blinds and lamp shades and vibrant bedspreads. This also lends them a distinctly tropical look that is a world away from your average hotel room.
There’s electrical lighting in all of the rooms but note that there are no electrical outlets (though there are outlets available in the restaurant and lobby). There is even wireless internet so you can stay a bit longer and tell the office that you’re still hard at work!
Summary of room facilities
Ground floor room, 1 queen and 1 double bed
Ground or 2nd floor room, 1 queen and 1 double bed
Upper floor room (second or third floor), 1 king bed
Third floor room, 1 queen and 2 single beds
There are three Beach Suites. These rooms are on the ground floor and don’t have any views, but they are spacious and comfortable. The large glazed doors are meshed, so you can leave them open all night to allow the breezes in and make the most of the sounds of the ocean.
These are the only rooms were children are accepted. The balconies on the upper level rooms are not child proof and the ground floor Beach Suites are the only rooms that are secure for younger guests. These rooms have one queen bed and one double bed.
The Junior Suites all feature a queen bed and a double bed and are located on the ground and second floors. They can accommodate a maximum of three adults.
The ground floor rooms open right out on to the sandy dunes, while the second floor rooms have views of the beach and ocean. There are lots of windows (one on each wall) so there is plenty of natural light. Sliding glass doors give access to a terrace – these windows are screened and can be left open in the evenings.
The rooms have electrical lighting but there are no electrical outlets. An efficient ceiling fan with five power settings keeps the rooms cool even through the hottest months. There is plenty of hanging space and shelves and all the rooms have safety deposit box, beach towels and purified water.
Bathrooms are artistically designed and feature beautifully tiled vanity areas and large walk-in showers. Each one is unique in its design and the colors are kept in line with the theme of the building.
There’s a good supply of large soft towels and quality toiletries. Lighting in the bathrooms is noticeably brighter than that in the bedrooms. The water in the bathrooms is provided from the resort’s own well, while purified water is provided for drinking.
The Master Suites enjoy fabulous views of the beach and ocean from their top floor locations and are perfect for couples. Each room has a lovely king size bed in the middle of the room.
Although the buildings have palapa roofs the interior ceilings are plastered so that the rooms are entirely sealed. The decor and furnishings of the room reflect the natural theme of the building; luna (pictured above) is predominantly blues, while sol has yellows, lluvia purples and tierra browns, etc.
As with the Junior Suites the rooms feature a ceiling fan, 24 hour electrical lighting and plenty of natural light.
The upper floor balconies of the Master Suites give the most spectacular views of the beach and ocean. They are quite open and therefore not ideal for young children. Each one has a comfortable wooden bench that makes a great place to sit and enjoy these incredibly beautiful surroundings.
This spectacular suite makes up the entire top floor of a magnificent stone building. The reception is on the ground floor and access is via a staircase.
The suite has a queen bed and two single beds that can be set up as sofas or day beds. The sleeping areas are divided by a screen, and the suite’s lavish bathroom features a Jacuzzi.
One of the most memorable features of this suite is the rooftop terrace, which boasts far reaching views over the jungle and towards the Caribbean.
Lunch at Suenos Tulum is a casual affair with salads, sandwiches, ceviche, quesadillas and chips available to be enjoyed in the restaurant, around the pool or even on the beach.
For dinner, the hotel’s small and intimate restaurant is located close to the stunning beachfront and overlooks the swimming pool. With just four tables arranged under a palapa, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal, cooled by the gentle ocean breezes and lulled by the soft sounds of the water. The menu is changed daily and it’s necessary to make reservations as dinner is served from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm only.
There are other restaurants within walking distance of Suenos Tulum and plenty more restaurants just a short drive away.
This is a simply perfect Caribbean beach; the white powdery sand stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. Edged by tropical vegetation and washed by the clearest, bluest sea, with no hotels in view, it feels very much like you’re on your very own tropical island. Even with the hotel completely full you can easily find a deserted spot to be alone.
Luxurious shaded day beds are the perfect place to while away the hours with a book and a beer. The hotel provides inflatable toys and boogie boards for the water. From June through October you may even be lucky enough to see turtles nesting!
The resort has a lovely freeform beachfront swimming pool which is surrounded by palms. It isn’t a huge pool but big enough for laps. There are tables and chairs around where you can enjoy breakfast or lunch. The hotel offers a drinks service which is available all day long generally to around 9.00 pm.
The nearest airport is Cancun – by road the journey to Suenos Tulum takes about two hours.
From Cancun airport, head south following the signs to Playa del Carmen, Playacar and Tulum on the highway #307. You will pass Playa del Carmen and Playacar and also the entrance to the ruins at Tulum. Turn to the left at the major crossroads with the road to Coba. So, when you see a turning to the right to Coba, you should turn left. You will be heading directly towards the sea on a very straight road.
The road bears right at the coast. Follow the road to the right and the ocean will be on your left. Follow this road for approximately 10 minutes, passing the hotelsZamas, Maya Tulum, Ana y Jose and Om. Directly after the hotel S&S you will find Suenos Tulum on your left. The entrance is marked by double wooden gates and a large rock sculpted with a Mayan design and “Suenos Tulum”.
There is a bell on the right hand side, please ring it, and the staff will come and greet you.