Revel in paradise: Tulum’s finest all-inclusive retreats

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Find the best Tulum all-inclusive resorts where turquoise waters lap at sugar-soft sand, ancient Mayan ruins whisper secrets of a bygone era and all your meals, drinks and activities are included in one amazing package. This boho-chic beach paradise helps you take relaxation and rejuvenation to a whole new level.

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Why you’ll love Tulum

Sure, Cancun has its glitz, and Playa del Carmen boasts its charm, but Tulum offers its famous stunning white-sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and lush jungle landscapes. It has more than just natural beauty, however.

This vibrant town is also home to fascinating ancient Mayan ruins, vibrant street art and a thriving culinary scene. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, explore ancient history or sample delicious Mexican cuisine, Tulum has something for everyone.

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Why you should book an all-inclusive resort

Vacations are supposed to be stress-free, not budget-busting. All-inclusive resorts take the pressure off by covering everything from gourmet meals and cocktails to exciting activities and entertainment, so all you have to worry about is packing for the beach

You can eat when you want and generally have multiple options, from bountiful buffets to specialty restaurants where you never need to take out your wallet. Couple that with so many activities on-site, and there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy.

Best adults-only all-inclusive Tulum resorts

If you’re planning a vacation for you and your love, you probably want to head to an adults-only resort where the focus is more on adult activities, and, frankly, you don’t have to see or hear children. Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or an active vacation, these are the best adults-only all-inclusive Tulum resorts to consider for your next trip.

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Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort

Located along Tulum’s pristine white-sand beach, Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort offers an intimate and luxurious getaway for adults seeking relaxation and romance with just 94 suites. Most all-inclusives are outside the Tulum hotel zone, and this is one of the few within it.

The resort features elegant suites with private balconies or terraces, as well as a range of upscale amenities, including a full-service spa, infinity pool and gourmet restaurants serving up delicious cuisine. Be sure to take advantage of the free bike rentals to explore the area. Guests can also enjoy yoga classes, beachfront massages and evening entertainment under the stars. It’s no wonder why this location is considered one of the best Tulum all-inclusive resorts.

Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an

Situated about 25 minutes from Tulum proper, Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an is a tranquil oasis nestled within the lush Riviera Maya jungle. This adults-only resort offers spacious suites with modern amenities and private balconies or terraces overlooking the tropical gardens or golf course.

Guests can relax by the pool, indulge in spa treatments or enjoy a round of golf at the nearby championship course. Though this resort is set back from the ocean, you have access to an exclusive off-site beach through the free resort shuttle.

With multiple dining options ranging from international buffets to gourmet a la carte restaurants, there’s something to satisfy every palate at Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an. You can also access the other resorts in the Bahia Principe complex, though they do not have access to this resort.

Secrets Tulum Resort & Spa

Set on a secluded stretch of beach just south of Tulum, Secrets Tulum Resort & Spa offers an elegant and romantic retreat for adults looking to unwind in paradise. The resort features luxurious suites with ocean views, private balconies or terraces and whirlpool tubs, as well as a range of upscale amenities.

You’re sure to find a favorite amongst the nine pools, or instead, spend some time relaxing at the full-service spa with a hydrotherapy circuit. Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s daily activities and entertainment, including yoga classes, cooking demonstrations and live music performances.

Best family-friendly Tulum all-inclusive resorts

If you’re traveling with your family, that doesn’t mean you have to leave the all-inclusive options behind. Tulum has several fantastic resorts that cater to guests of all ages. And no, you do not need to have kids to travel or stay at these resorts.

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Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Located on a beautiful stretch of beach just minutes from Tulum’s ancient ruins, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for families looking to relax and have fun together. The resort offers spacious suites with separate living areas and furnished balconies or terraces, as well as a wide range of amenities and activities for guests of all ages.

From the Explorer’s Club for Kids to the Core Zone Teens Club, there’s plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained while parents enjoy some well-deserved relaxation by the pool or at the spa. Be sure to catch the movie on the beach each night, something few resorts offer.

Grand Oasis Tulum

Looking for a resort where water takes center stage? Grand Oasis Tulum is your answer. This family-friendly haven boasts multiple pools, including a pirate-themed water park with slides, waterfalls and a lazy river.

Kids can participate in treasure hunts, join a kids’ club with fun activities and even learn to make pizzas in a dedicated cooking class. Parents can relax in adults-only areas, indulge in spa treatments or enjoy romantic dinners at specialty restaurants.

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya, nestled along the stunning Mayan Riviera, is just a short distance from Tulum, located between Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. This is one of the few resorts on the Mexican Riviera that has a Mayan ruin on its beach.

There are seven restaurants on-site, and note that one of them is an additional cost for the special experience. For the younger guests, the resort also offers kids cooking classes where they can learn new skills they can use long after their tans fade.

To work up your appetite, explore some of the resort trails that wind through many different environments, from jungles and wetlands to dunes and decorative gardens. If you aren’t up for a hike, spend your days at the lazy river or snorkeling in the inlet.

Final thoughts

These Tulum all-inclusive resorts offer something for every traveler, whether you’re seeking a romantic escape or a fun-filled family vacation. With their luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining options and an array of amenities and activities, they’re sure to provide an unforgettable experience in the beautiful paradise of Tulum. 

Michelle Price is a food and travel writer at Honest and Truly who almost has an empty nest. She loves to provide both the inspiration and the confidence you need to help get you into the kitchen and on the road to enjoy new flavors and experiences.

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