Azulik Tulum Review
If you’re searching for a wonderful hotel to stay at during your next trip to Tulum, consider Azulik – a magnificent luxury resort with various impressive amenities. Although Tulum has several beautiful hotels, Azulik stands out from the rest, offering incredible gastronomic experiences, spa treatments, and a modern art gallery. This is … hands down … our preferred hotel in the area. Want to learn more about why Azulik is a must-visit on your upcoming vacation? Keep reading!
The Azulik Resort in Tulum, Mexico is a hotel exclusively for adults. The reason for this is that the resort’s architecture features uneven floors and columns which can be hazardous to walk on, even for adults. Therefore, visitors need to be mindful and careful while moving around the resort.
Please note that Azulik Tulum is not an all-inclusive hotel. While making your reservation, please be aware that you may not have be able to access all of the amenities mentioned.
Additionally, meals are not included, and any other services beyond your room must be paid for separately. However, depending on the season and your villa of choice, there may be a breakfast-inclusive deal available. If you book through this travel website, you may find that breakfast is included in all rooms.
To get to Azulik resort from Cancun Airport, you can travel 73 miles or take a 1.5 hour drive. There are different transportation options including taking a taxi, renting a car, or using an airport shuttle bus. Alternatively, you can request for pick-up service from the airport which the resort can arrange. Azulik Tulum was designed with the environment in mind by Eduardo “Roth” Neira, ensuring a minimal carbon footprint.
We admire Azulik’s commitment to being environmentally responsible when most other brands prioritize profit. While we don’t have full knowledge of all their business practices, their mission statement indicates a dedication to creating a sustainable future, and we commend that effort.
If you book a stay at Azulik Tulum, a resort that promotes itself as a sanctuary for reconnection and wellness, you can expect to experience an idyllic atmosphere. The resort consists of stunning huts and mesmerizing visuals that can make you feel awestruck.
The rooms are meant for utmost relaxation as they have been designed with spacious beds and abstract tubs instead of showers. The villas use fine local wood and come with a private deck to offer a great view of the glittering Caribbean ocean nearby. The rooms are decorated in traditional Mayan style, with light linens and mid-toned wood forming the basis of the design. The absence of Wi-Fi and TV allows you to disconnect and focus on yourself.
Azulik offers three luxurious gastronomic experiences to choose from, making dining a delightful experience. Our top recommendation is Kin Toh, which offers a unique 3 or 5-course culinary journey served under a rattan canopy. Enjoy various dishes, including the famous rack of lamb served with Oaxacan antmole, orzo octopus, and their iconic nest with regional sorbet. Tseen Ja is also an excellent choice. It offers Japanese and Mexican fusion dishes that blend local ingredients with far eastern techniques. You can dine in private nests that overlook the Tulum jungle.
Mantli offers an equally wonderful experience. This cozy place serves traditional mezcal in a more relaxed setting. Are you thinking of booking a stay at this stunning resort?
Azulik has free guest parking spots for guest available on the right side of Quintana Roo if you are driving south. If you are driving a rental, you can inform the guard at the parking lot on the right that you will be a guest and they will grant you access.
Check-in time is 3:00PM to midnight. You can check in earlier by paying an additional fee, depending on the availability of rooms. Check-out time is 11:00AM.
The hotel offers a variety of amenities such as complimentary parking and wifi, pool and beach towels, an on-site restaurant, access to the beach, a spa, and is pet-friendly for dogs and other pets. The rooms also come with features like a private beach, daily housekeeping, a private balcony, room service, a safe for valuables, and guests can choose from different types of rooms such as ocean view, suites, non-smoking, and smoking. Additionally, the property has an “adults-only” policy.
Azulik Tulum is a luxury resort with 48 eco-villas, available in 7 different types. The cost of each villa will vary depending on the type chosen. As a result, the resort is on the expensive side.
To assist you better, we have provided a chart below that can help you choose the most suitable option. The rates mentioned in the chart have been obtained from booking.com, which is known for offering the best rates. Moreover, we have filtered the search by including free breakfast to ensure that you get the most out of your money. Although the hotel’s website could offer promotions at times, booking through partner sites is recommended.
Please note that all rooms come with amenities such as power outlets, wifi, artisanal mosquito nets, and a safe for storing your personal belongings. However, please be aware that a 16% tax and 3% city tax will be charged separately from the room rate. The prices may vary depending on whether it is low or high season. We are currently searching for availability in November, which is considered a low peak month. Please note that only the AQUA VILLA has air conditioning.
The private beach at Azulik allows nudity as clothing is not necessarily required.
Although the resort offers private plunge pools in various villas, there is no shared pool in a common area.
You are not allowed to use professional DSLR cameras at Azulik. You can use your phone instead to take photos and videos.
If you’re not a guest at Azulik, you can only visit the beach by purchasing a day pass. Though, you won’t be able to access other parts of the resort. To be clear, Azulik is not accessible for free, but you can visit for the day with a day pass. Please note that the resort staff takes this policy seriously, and wandering away from the beach bar may result in being asked to leave.
To dine at Azulik Tulum Resort, you can choose from three restaurants: Kin Toh for Mayan-Mexican fusion, Tseen Ja for Japanese-Mexican fusion, and Jungle Cuisine, along with two other gastronomical experiences called Jungle Magik and Mantli. Reservations are required for all of them.
If you dine at Kin Toh, the cost for one person is $175.00 for dinner. At Tseen Ja, the prices are a-la-carte and range from $15 – $100. Dining at Jungle Cuisine will cost you about $200 – $220 per person, but it includes a mystical jungle experience and a chance to explore the venue’s secret corners.
At Azulik Tulum, there are two museums: Sfer Ik and AZULIK Uh May. Sfer Ik is situated at the resort and is open daily from 10AM to 5PM. However, it could close sometimes due to private events, so you should check before visiting. Admission to Sfer Ik costs $20. AZULIK Uh May is located in Francisco Uh May village, nearly 15 miles away.
During our stay at Azulik Tulum, we spent 4 nights – 3 in the Moon Villa (Honeymoon room) and 1 in the Sky Villa. Despite the lack of air conditioning and electricity for light in the rooms, we had a pleasant time in both. As one is located in the jungle area, we thought it was an opportunity to embrace the experience as intended.
During our recent experience, we had to rely on candles for lighting every night. Luckily, we had a few outlets available for charging our devices, which was sufficient for our needs.
We enjoyed an excellent breakfast and the restaurant staff were delightful. However, some members of the hotel staff had too much ego and could have provided better overall service. Although we were excited for our first treehouse experience, we now realize that similar experiences can be found for a lower cost. There are many smaller boutique hotels with jungle-inspired designs that offer exceptional stay and services, and are located either on the beach or nearby.
If you haven’t been to Tulum before and you really want to try out Azulik Tulum, then experiencing it for yourself is the best way to form your own opinion. However, in our opinion, staying in Tulum town or farther away from the beach can provide a more authentic experience than staying on the main strip by Tulum beach. Looking back, we wouldn’t choose to stay there again.
Near Azulik Tulum, there are numerous enjoyable and distinctive activities to partake in. Whether it’s taking a dip in one of the pristine cenotes or exploring some of the ancient Tulum ruins, there’s an option for everyone. The following tours have been provided to assist you in finding the one that best suits your interests