Longing for the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum? Look no further!
Tulum is a beautiful beach town on Mexico‘s Yucatan Peninsula. Preceding its newfound fame, Tulum was a humble fishing village. In recent years it has become a sought-after global destination thanks to its perfect blend of luxury and carefree bohemian vibes. As such, it is home to outstanding all-inclusive hotels dotted along its beautiful coastline.
We have been visiting Tulum for the past 6 years and we’ve compiled our top 10 recommendations – both and family-friendly and adults-only all-inclusive resorts- for an unforgettable stay at an all-inclusive resort in Tulum!
Note: There are only two all-inclusive resorts available in Tulum – Dreams Resort Tulum and Kore Retreat Tulum. For an even wider variety of choices, this list extends to the all-inclusive resorts that are a very short distance from Tulum. Most are situated in Akumal, 15 minutes north of Tulum.
1 | Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa
– Family Friendly and Adults Only Sections
As one of the top all-inclusive hotels in Tulum, this this award-winning resort is a paragon of true luxury. What is unique about Dreams Tulum is that it offers both family-friendly and an exclusive adults-only all inclusive resort area and experience to provide complete seclusion and comfort…trust us when we say you will not even know that there is a family section.
The resort is located along two miles of pristine ivory sand beaches with breathtaking views from every single suite and room’s private terrace or balcony. It also offers outstanding amenities that will for sure endlessly entertain you and your company…as it did ours!
We soaked up some sun in the private beach and two refreshing pools, while our kids splashed at the kid-friendly water park. There are free dance lessons and Spanish classes for those interested in indulging in Mexican culture.
The list of activities is endless from weekly poolside soirees to scuba diving courses. And once you’re done exploring the hotel, the nearby Mayan ruins, magnificent cenotes, and the great restaurants and bars of Tulum, there’s no better way to unwind than by visiting the Spa resort for a relaxing massage or treatment.
The hotel has an amazing 9 distinct restaurants and 7 bars… the dining and entertainment options here are endless. Our family loved trying all the different restaurants.
We loved the tacos and burritos and the refreshing beers and margaritas at El Patio’s vibrant atmosphere. Himitsu restaurant serves delicious Pan Asian dishes that will certainly tantalize your taste buds. And how about the bars you asking…well make sure that after spending some time in the pool you head over to Manatee Bar for refreshing cocktails and amazing fruit smoothies!
Why we Loved Dreams Tulum & Spa Resort
2 Sections: Family Friendly and Adult Only Hotel Section
2 Oceanfront Large Swimming Pools
9 Restaurants and 7 Bars on site
Poolside Swim Up Bar
Luxurious Spa Experiences
Kids Waterpark With 6 Waterslides
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2 | Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort
– Adults Only
Kore Tulum will for sure exceed your expectations as it did ours. This Tulum all-inclusive resort is the ideal destination for a relaxed, romantic and fun vacation. The rooms are very luxurious and feature big jacuzzi tubs, private lounge areas, room service, and a revitalizing fresh juice bar promises an unforgettable stay filled with relaxation!
We loved the private beach, relaxing yoga sessions on the beach followed by a relaxing day at the stunning infinity pool where you can take in all of nature’s beauty as you float around. One of the highlights for us was the complimentary bicycle rentals offered by the hotel, as well as an amazing fitness center – perfect for those who wish to stay active during their vacation!
If relaxation and rejuvenation is what you seek, then look no further than the hotel’s spa resort which features 10 individual treatment cabins for couples. And if seeking an unforgettable spiritual experience is what interests you most, Kore Tulum provides an immersive Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge) ritual available at a small additional fee!
Relax and enjoy the three amazing onsite restaurants, along with a pool bar. We began all our days at Nirvana Restaurant, where you can savor delicious à la carte breakfasts, as well as tantalizing local cuisine infused with creativity.
Then we made our way to La Galeria–a cozy cafeteria combining lounge music and rotating menu items that promise something new to tempt your taste buds each time!
Why we Love Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort
Infinity Swimming Pool
Swim-Up Pool Bar
Yoga On The Beach
Hotel has a fleet of Bicycles that you use for Free
Relaxing Private Lounge Areas
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3 | Barcelo Maya Riviera
– Adults Only
Situated just steps away from the stunningly beautiful Xpu-Ita Beach in Tulum our stay here was nothing short of spectacular. You experience the luxury and sophistication of Barcelo Maya Riviera from the moment you arrive at the reception. From the elegant interiors to first-rate services around each corner, this resort is sure to impress as it did us.
Our private terrace overlooked a breathtaking view while every room has its own hydromassage tub. We opted in for one of the 100 exclusive rooms featuring a private pool with spectacular ocean views! The exclusive room really elevated the whole experience.
At Barcelo, you can really enjoy a perfect blend of relaxation and recreation in this adults only paradise, with an extraordinary infinity pool as well as seven additional pools. This hotel literally has everything…from tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, U-Spa Wellness, and Fitness Center, fun-filled theme nights (we loved the taco night), a bowling alley, and several bars including a swim up pool bar.
The hotel has five onsite restaurants and five bars, each offering unique choices to tantalize your taste buds…and we enjoyed every single one of them.
Our favorite was the Japanese-Peruvian food at Sapporo Nikkei Experience, the delicious Italian cuisine at Dolce Vita, and the Mexican classics at Agave – some of the best authentic tacos you will ever have!
Why we Love Barcelo Maya Riviera Resort:
8 Swimming Pools
5 Restaurants, Delicious food, 5 Bars
Largest Infinity Pool In Rivera Maya
Fun Bowling Alley
Plenty of Activities and themed nights
Spectacular Beachfront Location
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Located just 18 minutes away from the heart of Tulum, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is one of the most popular premier all-inclusive resorts for families in town. With stunning views right on the beachfront and lavish rooms that are honestly spotless, we felt very welcomed here as the attentive staff made sure our stay here was excellent—the amazing food and drinks helped also! This luxury resort offers a truly top-tier experience that surpassed our expectations.
We really enjoy the luxurious amenities of the resort. You can relax and take a dip in one of our three sparkling swimming pools, or bask on our pristine beachfront! Bahia Spa offers amazing massages…our favorite was the indulgent Mayan Chocolate Dreams treatment.
For those looking for fun activities, there is a 36-hole golf course nearby as well as a kid’s club, waterpark, and teen club – perfect options if you’re aiming to steal some quality alone time while vacationing here!
The Resort has 13 onsite restaurants and bars! And even though we really wanted to try them all we just did;t have enough days here.
Why We Love Bahia Principe Grand Tulum:
3 Swimming Pools
Amazing Spa and Spa treatments
36-Hole Golf Course
Stunning Views of the Caribbean
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5 | Unico 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya
– Adults Only
Unico 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya is a stunning all-inclusive resort. It is only 25 minutes away from Tulum Town (Pueblo) and it is perfect if you want to spend your days relaxing, unwinding, and enjoying the crystal clear turquoise waters and the powdery white sand of the Caribbean!
This adults-only retreat has a range of room types with terraces and plunge pools. We opted in for a fancy yet stunning swim-up room. Throughout our stay at Unico we felt that the Resort offers the perfect balance of elegance combined with comfort, making it an ideal spot for restorative relaxation.
Each room features luxurious rain showers, cuddly bathrobes, and comfortable slippers that will have you feeling nothing short of pampered.
There are 3 outdoor pools that you can relax in while sipping your favorite cocktail at the 2 swim-up bars. We absolutely loved every second we spend at the Esencia Wellness Spa which offers some of the best signature spa treatments in Tulum and is equipped with a full fitness center as well as a beauty salon and barbershop!
Revel in a smorgasbord of flavors and drinks at the 6 onsite restaurants and 3 bars! From the delectable Japanese cuisine cooked up at Mura House, to lip-smacking Italian dishes crafted by Mi Carissa’s chefs, all the way to traditional Mexican fare served fresh from Cueva Siete – our palate never got bored here.
The highlight of our stay here was the Palmera Lounge. Make sure you try the incredible cocktails!
Why We Love Unico 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya:
3 Swimming Pools
3 Bars And Lounges
Opulent Spa Treatments
Swim-Up Luxurious Rooms
Offers a more immersive experience to the local culture
Close to Tulum Town (Tulum town has a very vibrant food and bar scene)
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Escape to the Grand Sirenis and revel in its modern Aztec-inspired architecture, luxurious elegance, and family-friendly atmosphere. With a stunning stretch of private beach plus an ancient Mayan ruin situated within a heart shaped inlet, there will be plenty of activities for your entire family to enjoy.
We stayed at one of the amazing suites that comfortably host up to five people – it was perfect for our family of four – you’ll all feel right at home from the moment you step in!
We really enjoyed lounging by one of 3 sparkling pools…there is also a separate pool just for the kiddos, and a tranquil lazy river. Make sure that you take advantage of award-winning spa treatments during your stay here. Some of our best memories from the hotel were from participating in snorkeling, kayaking, beach volleyball, and yoga classes with the whole family. The resort also has a state of the art fitness center.
Grand Sirenis, features 10 restaurants and 11 bars. Our kids loved the two incredible buffets—Akumal and Tulum—you can tantalize your taste buds with flavors from around the world. Make sure you pay a visit to El Cenotes or Xaac swim-up pool bars and check out the delicious Thai food served at Siam restaurant and our favorite…the Brazilian cuisine at La Gira Rodizio — this is one culinary adventure that your family won’t forget!
Why we Love Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Hotel & Spa:
3 Amazing large Pools
10 Restaurants and 11 Bars!
Separate Kids Pool
Great Spa Treatments and Rituals
Amazing Snorkeling location
Larger Rooms Available
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7 | Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal
– Family Friendly
Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a stunning beachfront location and a perfect all-inclusive resort for a Mexican family getaway. As guests here we felt really privileged as this is an excellent resort with a relaxed and laidback atmosphere that guarantees a memorable and immersive stay. The picturesque views from your spacious room and the amazing amenities such as a canopy bed, hydromassage tub, and an optional pillow menu aim made our family feel extremely comfortable here throughout the stay.
Experience the breathtaking white sand beaches and azure waters, or relax by Akumal’s three magnificent pools. On top of that, there are plenty of onsite activities for everyone to enjoy – our little ones loved the Kids Club and Teen Club while me, and my wife took part in volleyball matches, dancing sessions, and golf tournaments!
We tried the spa treatment at Bahia Spa at Akumal and the Agave Treatment and authentic Mayan Massage are things you need to try.
Get ready for a gastronomical journey to the world’s most delectable cuisines as the resort has 7 onsite restaurants and 9 bars and lounges. For tableside Brazillian grilled meats, try out Gran Tortuga Restaurant. The Riviera Restaurant has a delicious international cuisine buffet!
Why We Love Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal:
3 Swimming Pools
9 Bars and Lounges
Great Spa and Services
Great Beach Club
Kids Club and Teen Club
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8 | Catalonia Royal Tulum
– Adults Only
Catalonia Royal Tulum is a private paradise nestled on Xpu-Ha beach along the Caribbean Sea. This adults-only resort is surrounded by lush green jungle and majestic mangrove forests. Every suite offers breathtaking views of either the garden or the ocean (we opted for the ocean view with a private terrace), complete with plush robes and comfy slippers to lounge in luxury.
The Catalonia Royal Tulum is a fantastic relaxation destination, offering a stunning pool and effortless access to the stunning Xpu-Ha beach. For those looking for some extra pampering, head over to Alegria Spa which offers a vast array of treatments – we absolutely loved the in-room massages and my wife was very happy with the beauty salon services. The atmosphere and ambiance is really serene.
But if you are like us and are always looking for some adventure, then rejoice as the resort offers vibrant activities such as diving courses, kayaking excursions, and even nightly evening entertainment! Plus their full gym ensures that you’ll stay fit while having fun. The Riviera Maya Golf Club is also close by.
The resort boasts 9 restaurants and bars onsite. If you’re looking for an incredible Mexican dinner, head over to Adelita Restaurant. And when it comes to drinks, Las Margaritas has all bases covered – their dedicated margarita menu offers up some delicious tropical concoctions that are definitely worth trying out!
Why We Love Catalonia Royal Tulum:
Very Large Pool with Outdoor Jacuzzi
9 Restaurants and Bars
Great Spa Treatments
Plenty of Activities
Swim Up Bar
Short Distance to Several Golf Courses
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Tulum all inclusive resorts :Grand Oasis Tulum all inclusive resorts
9 | Grand Oasis Tulum
– Family Friendly
Grand Oasis Tulum offers the ideal getaway in beach paradise. The contemporary resort features two spas, numerous restaurants and bars, and an array of different swimming pools. The rooms are luxurious, comfortable, and air-conditioned with modern Mexican-themed interiors. We stayed in one of the rooms with a balcony overlooking Akumal Beach. Our kids loved the big flat-screen cable TVs perfect for movie nights and me and my wife appreciated the complimentary toiletries and private safes to store valuables during their stay.
The Riviera Maya Golf Club is also close by.
The restaurants in the resort serve delicious food from a large number of cuisines, from gourmet to Mexican, Asian and Mediterranean. There are 9 bars onsite making sure you enjoy a refreshing drink as you unwind poolside or at one of our swim-up bars. Our kids had great fun at the kids’ club and play area. There is honestly something for everyone here! From tennis courts to yoga, workout sessions at the gym, and invigorating sauna or steam room sessions.
If you are like our family and are always looking for even more adventure – sign up for a diving & snorkeling tour through the helpful tour desk staff!
Tulum’s stunning Mayan ruins and some cenotes are a mere 15 minutes away, while Playa del Carmen is just 20 minutes away – if you’re looking for more of an adventure why not take the 30-minute drive to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve National Park!
Why We Love Grand Oasis Tulum:
9 Restaurants and Bars
Great Spa Treatments
Short Distance to Several Tulum Activities and Playa del Carmen
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10 | Bahia Principe Grand Coba
– Family Friendly
The last resort of the four Bahia Principe properties is also the grandest one of them all: The Bahia Principe Grand Coba boasts more than 1,000 luxurious rooms.
Coba resort offers countless activities and amenities that keep our whole family comfortable, entertained, and well-rested the whole time. All of Coba’s rooms have a unique traditional look with ceramic tile floors, wooden headboards, and earthy tones – all within an elegant garden view!
Now why this otherwise stunning resort is last on our list, as Coba does not have a direct beach access route, guest can still get their toes in the sand with the complimentary shuttle service that takes you to the resort’s exclusive stretch of the shore…so not really a big deal. The Riviera Maya Golf Club is also close by.
For water enthusiasts, the two pools provide non-stop fun, while our children played all day in the really amazing kid’s water park with its slides and shallow waters. We really enjoyed our spa experience here, and the highlight was the hydrotherapy session.
Now when it comes to food, you won’t be disappointed. The resort offers a variety of culinary delights from all-you-can eat buffets to 6 à la carte restaurants serving Italian, Mediterranean, and Japanese dishes as well as other international cuisines!
The stunning Coba resort remains no exception, offering the same spectacular amenities that other Bahia Principe resorts provide…so you get a golf course, shopping plazas, live music shows, and even a dolphinarium.
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All-Inclusive Resorts Tulum Mexico
Selecting a place to stay in picturesque Tulum can be overwhelming. Opting for a hassle-free beach getaway in one of the all-inclusive resorts will set an exceptionally high standard for your holiday at this tropical paradise.
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