15 Best Adults-Only Resorts and Hotels in Tulum

Tulum, Mexico's picturesque coastal gem, is a popular destination for adults seeking a luxurious escape. With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush jungles, Tulum is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. 

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon destination, a romantic break or just a holiday without kids, Tulum has it all. There are so many amazing places to see and things to do in Tulum. This tropical paradise offers miles of pristine beaches, lush jungles, and crystal-clear waters, creating the perfect setting for a serene and indulgent escape.

And for those seeking a truly adult-only experience, Tulum is home to a range of adults-only resorts, hotels and glamping sites, each offering its own unique blend of comfort, style, and sophistication. Finding the perfect accommodation can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts and adults-only hotels in Tulum, based on the ratings and reviews of the guests. 

You can also read: Best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Cancun

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Best Adults-only All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum

1. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Located on the beautiful Akumal beach, Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is one of the most luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Tulum. With three swimming pools, restaurants, a fitness centre, and a spa, this 5-star hotel has it all.

All rooms have a private hot tub and an outdoor seating area. Guests have access to the private beach and the tennis court. The resort offers a variety of activities and entertainment, there is also a nightclub in the resort. 


Guest Reviews: 

“This was our 2nd time visiting Secrets Akumal; we enjoyed it so much last year that we returned, bringing another couple with us, introducing them to the all-inclusive concept (they are now fans!!). Because of that, Secrets upgraded us to the Preferred Club, which has some wonderful benefits. Our room was at the back of the property, near the spa, which was perfect for us, as we love spending time at the Quiet Pool….Secrets does an excellent job in training their employees - everyone is very friendly, courteous, helpful, and professional, seeing to our every want and need. The resort itself is beautiful, with wandering paths through a jungle atmosphere…” - Raymond

“We had an amazing experience at this resort. We were treated like royalty. The food was great! The beach was incredible! The restaurants did not disappoint! The staff was incredible! Alan our concierge was on top of everything and went above and beyond. The entertainment staff including Diana, Miguel, Yazmin and all the rest made us feel like family! Leonel was always greeting us with smiles! There were so many others that I cannot remember all the names.” - Alanna


2. UNICO 20°N 87°W

Located in Akumal, just a few steps from Kantenah Beach, you will find UNICO, one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Yucatan. This 5-star resort offers a range of water sports facilities and a concierge service. In the restaurants, you can find American, Indonesian, and Italian cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options can also be requested.

With three unique swimming pools and a holistic spa and wellness centre, this resort is an ideal place for couples who are looking for a romantic holiday. 


Guests Reviews: 

“Great place for couples, they did a great job of pampering us on our honeymoon with bottles of champagne, rose petals on the bed, discounted room upgrade....bathtub on every balcony which they provide bath salts and bubble bath! Food was great, drinks weren't super strong but I have yet to be at an all-inclusive with strong drinks!! Staff was friendly, facilities were super clean, rooms were spacious, decor was really beautiful. Highly recommend!” - Chelsea

“We chose Unico 20 87 to spend our honeymoon and we had a wonderful, memorable experience there. One of our favorite moments there was a private cooking class we had booked at their Mexican restaurant Cueva 7, where we were introduced to some of the best Mexican food we’ve ever tasted. The ambience and cuisine at Unico is unforgettable and we cannot wait to go back. We highly recommend this resort for any couples looking for a calming and special getaway.” - Nancy


3. Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort

Situated on one of the Caribbean Sea’s most beautiful beaches, Catalonia Royal is another great adults-only all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, offering world-class service. 

This beachfront resort is surrounded by lush jungles and mangrove forests, offering a wide range of activities. If you are looking for a place to have fun and relax with your partners, this hotel is your place. It is only 25 km away from Play del Carmen and Tulum's archaeological site. 


Guest Reviews: 

“The resort is along a bay with wonderful clear water that at times had gentle rolling waves and other times had bigger waves suitable for body surfing. The sand was soft, which was important when we played beach volleyball for hours. The resort also does a good job preserving the jungle between the highway and the beach, giving a habitat to iguanas, coatis, and agoutis, as well as other animals.” - Maria

“Just finishing up a ten-day holiday at this great resort. Super friendly and helpful staff. The “happiness providers” were great and always delightful (great entertainment by the pool and on the beach)! Relaxing atmosphere, good food at restaurants,

Excellent buffets. Spa day was very enjoyable with great treatments. Evening entertainment every night was a nice addition. I would highly recommend this resort!” - Shawn


4. Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka´an

If you are looking for a luxury but affordable adults-only all-inclusive resort, Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka´an is your ideal place. This hotel with four outdoor swimming pools, a spa and a wellness centre, offers a relaxing holiday.

Guests have access to a private beach area, a tennis court and yoga classes. Some rooms have a private hot tub. The hotel offers free parking and an airport shuttle service for an additional fee.


Guest Reviews: 

“Another visit to SK (the only exception we make to our rule of never returning to the same place more than once).

Check-in and restaurant selection via the app is very easy and we completed ours 5 days before arrival without issue. This did make check-in a breeze. Just as well, took us over 3 hours to exit Cancun airport, so we weren't in the best frame of mind! You can book your restaurants for the whole of your stay….

As soon as the taxi pulls up the service springs into action, your luggage is sorted for you, a welcome drink, cool towel is in your hand within minutes. The staff then whisk you and your luggage around to your room.Rooms are large, clean, comfortable and well-maintained. The minibar was restocked daily...” - Johnru

“ The hotel was in general good, the food was plenty and well cooked. The staff was helpfull. The room was very spacious and the facilities were well preserved and great for relaxation. It was good value for the money.” - Nádia


5. El Dorado Seaside Palms

Situated only 100 yards from Kantenah Beach, El Dorado Seaside Palms with four swimming pools is one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Yucatan. 

This beautiful resort features one of the largest spas in the Riviera Maya, a private beach area, as well as a garden. Guests can enjoy dining in 10 different restaurants on-site.


Guest Reviews: 

“The amazing friendly staff are the best part about the resort. They are so hardworking and will do everything to make sure your enjoy your stay, this includes Anastacio, Wilfredo, Ana, Julian and Alvaro. The restaurants are incredible, and as a vegetarian I still felt there were enough options for me. The layout of the hotel makes it feel secluded and peaceful, and it is constantly being maintained and improved to be more beautiful and have more available, such as a quesadilla stand and deserts/ice cream bar. The variety of activities means there is always something good for everyone.

The nightly entertainment is amazing, I especially loved the mariachi band. The beach is incredible with lots of fish and corals to see. The location is perfect with plenty to do outside the resort too.” - Elsa 

“We met old friends from high school and another couple we had previously met in Mexico on our honeymoon. We booked later than everyone else so we could not get a swim-up suite but we did get upgraded to a top floor room with an incredible view, big balcony and a large tanning bed.

 Overall the resort is beautiful, service is great, food was good when we did eat but we got in so late that we didn’t get reservations for any restaurants. I’m sure we could have but we just wanted to enjoy our short visit and eat where we could, when we could. We did eat at the Pub by joining a couple one night and it was awesome food. The beach is beautiful in the calmer area. Don’t miss painting a coconut and placing it on the grounds before you leave!” - lynn-marie F


6. Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort

Sitting within Tulum National Park, Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort offers spectacular ocean views. This all-inclusive adults-only resort is just a nine-minute drive or a 15-minute bike ride from Tulum’s impressive archaeological site. 

Just over 2 km from the hotel lies Tulum Beach, which is home to many famous beach clubs and restaurants. There is a free daily shuttle from the hotel to El Paraiso beach club. The resort offers a variety of activities including water volley, Spanish lessons, meditation and yoga. 


Guest Reviews: 

“The Kore Tulum Retreat Resort is all of what you want from a small, non-crowed retreat resort. If you want parties and lots of noise and late nights out and crawling back to your room after 2am, then find another place to go. Small city of Tulum is all about tourists, so take the outside of the resort with that going in and experience the people and local culture and you will enjoy yourselves.

Security: The Kore Tulum has very controlled gates and no one goes in or out without Rena knowing everything, he is the man! He controls all and is the best friend you will have while staying here! He is friendly and very competent. Thanks Rena and Security staff!

Food and drinks: the food and restaurants are limited, but they try and offer whatever you need and want for such a small and quiet place. I loved to food and touches the cooking staff made, my wife is a no frills girl and wanted her food from home, guess what don’t expect American Mexican food here! Salsa and chips are not here, but lots of great authentic Mexican food…” - Mark 

“My partner and I spent two weeks at Kore Tulum and had the best holiday. We’ve both come away with really fond memories of our time there… there seems to be a lot of mixed reviews so was slightly hesitant but glad I hadn’t paid too much attention to them. Seems like people want a 5 star experience without having to pay for a 5 star hotel - so that says it all really.

First and foremost, it was definitely the staff that made our experience so wonderful. They couldn’t have done more for us and I really appreciate them all…

Secondly, Kore is in a really good location, which makes it easy to travel around if you wanted too. It’s not too far into Tulum so if you wanted to visit other places or go out for the day, it was relatively easy. Taxi’s were always available (however they are much pricier than in London so set some money aside for that)...”- Emily


7. TRS Yucatan Hotel

Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, an hour's drive from Cancun airport and about 35 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, TRS Yucatan Hotel is a perfect place for couples or groups of friends. This 5-star adults-only all-inclusive hotel boasts three pool areas for guests to enjoy: the Helios Beach Club with its infinity pools, the Las Rocas saltwater pool, and the La Terraza pool surrounded by tropical gardens

All-inclusive access is granted to the facilities at the three other resorts within the complex, including 14 extra restaurants, 22 bars, and five outdoor pools. Guests can start their day with a morning oceanfront yoga session, then take advantage of the complimentary water sports like snorkelling and windsurfing.


Guest Reviews: 

“This was the second time I stayed at this hotel and it was just as enjoyable as the first. The room with private pool is well designed and comfortable (although in the year since I was there the outside pool area could now do with some maintenance, as the ocean is starting to show the effects of the salt in the air on the wood and metal of the outside furniture). It was great to see that TRS offered the same room amenities and cleanliness as before, and they did not drop their standard there.

The greek restaurant in the Adults only area by the main pool was also still serving high quality food and service, which I was also delighted to see. In my opinion it's the best restaurant in the resort. Overall I was very happy to return to this hotel and I enjoyed a relaxing stay there. I want to give a mention to Jorge who works in the check-in area of the TRS. He was so welcoming, professional and great fun to speak with him in multiple languages (Spanish / German / English)...I was VERY impressed by this, and he really deserves a BIG mention for a smooth check-in process and his excellent high quality service at this hotel did not go unnoticed.” - Ursula

“This property is so large and beautiful. It's definitely a sexy location for adults to get away and enjoy free time. The rooms are nice and spacious.” - Tia


Best Adults-Only Hotels in Tulum 

8. Layla Tulum

Located in the heart of Tulum, Layla Tulum offers a comfortable and cosy stay. This 4-star adult-only hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a restaurant serving American, Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine. 

All 13 rooms of the hotel have a unique Moroccan design with Mexican touches. Guests can enjoy swimming in the heated pools during the night when it gets chilly. 


Guest Reviews: 

“We stayed for two nights and opted for a room on the group floor next to the pool. We really like how spacious the bathroom was. I was worried about the noise but the sound proofing works well and we didn't hear any sounds from the outside.

Walking it the hotel is beautiful, the pool on the bottom floor and the pool with bar on top really gives you a middle eastern vibe but it's a very laid back energy which I appreciated. The food and drink quality was great. I would recommend it as it is close to downtown Tulum and we liked the adult-only aspect. Everyone was nice and friendly as far as staff.” - Joanna Mahoney

“beautiful property. small but luxe at the same time. staff was sooo friendly and great. I’m forgetful and left stuff laying around on the roof like my coverup and cigarettes and they were returned to me like immediately before I even noticed I left them. left my shirt in the bedding by accident upon leaving and they texted me to let me know so I could pick it up. just overall awesome helpful staff that made my stay great and amazingly beautiful facilities. food was actually really decent too. wish they had a more middle eastern or Mediterranean menu instead of burgers just because of the theme of the hotel but overall amazing stay. I’d stay again for sure.” - Shawna


9. Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel

Situated inside the Tulum National Park, Mezzanine a Colibri Boutique Hotel is an ideal place for a romantic beach holiday. It is one of Booking.com's top-rated adults-only hotels in Tulum. 

Guests can enjoy delicious Thai and beach food prepared by an award-winning chef at this luxury 5-star hotel. Here is where you can get celebrity treatment with world-class service. 


Guest Reviews: 

“Where do I even start! Picture perfect honeymoon! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top this trip and our stay at the Mezzanine. We were truly made to feel like royalty. It was hands down the BEST experience I’ve ever had at a hotel!!

The room (room 10!) was breathtakingly beautiful, with a gorgeous hot tub on a corner balcony that overlooked the ocean. We could see the sunrise from our bed and saw so many shooting stars at night while lounging in our hot tub with delicious margaritas! The room was incredibly clean! We were provided with hats, beach towels, and even a beach bag. The mini bar had every possible selection of drinks, and some extra stuff we loved as well :)

….The food here is incredible!!! We ordered just about everything on every menu and each meal kept getting better and better. We even got breakfast delivered to our room almost every morning to eat on our balcony while listening to the waves :)” - Jules

“Small, right on the playa with direct access to the beach. They have bikes to rent meaning you don’t have to pay for taxis everywhere.” - Maria


10. Mi Amor a Colibri Boutique Hotel

Located on a peaceful spot at the top of a rocky hill on the northern side of the Tulum beachfront road, Mi Amor is a charming, compact adults-only hotel in Tulum. This hotel with its unique location is an ideal place for those who are looking to unwind and relax. 

Guests can take a dip in the infinity swimming pool and enjoy the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The spa features a main room for couples' treatments, with a variety of massages and rituals available, including romantic options like a coffee and honey exfoliation, and hot stone massage with champagne. 


Guest Reviews: 

“The service was incredibly good,food a bit pricey but worth it. they have a partner hotel which is a couple 100 m away with beach access and a wonderful Thai restaurant. the room was spacious and very stylish.” - Romina

“Mi Amor is hands down the best hotels we’ve ever stayed at! The location is perfect, on the ocean but with no direct beach access, which makes for a very nice, quiet place. There are many cabanas and places to enjoy the ocean view so you are never short on ways to enjoy the scenery, but you get to do so without huge crowds filtering through for beach access!

The restaurant/bar is incredible, best breakfast you will find anywhere in Tulum, along with awesome lunch/dinners that can fit any diet! We took a cocktail class with Chancano (hope I’m spelling your name right!) and it was an absolute highlight- so much warmth!

And lastly, the staff is tremendous. Everyone is so kind and ready to help with anything you may need, from making day plans to just helping you carry a couple glasses of wine to your room. 10/10 service from everyone - restaurant/bar staff, concierge/front desk and housekeeping.” - Bryan


11. Maria Del Mar Tulum

If you are looking for tranquillity and luxury with easy reach to some of the best beaches in Tulum, Maria Del Mar is your place. This stylish adults-only boutique hotel is situated within Tulum’s busy Zona Hotelera strip, offering a private beach and a comfortable stay. 

All 18 rooms are decorated with natural materials like driftwood towel rails and bamboo light fittings. Most rooms come with a balcony or private decking. Besides a large outdoor pool surrounded by hammocks and swaying palms, there is a multi-layered deck above the pool area where you can sunbathe privately.


Guest Reviews: 

“Before booking Maria del mar, I looked at all the hotels along the beach zone which offered beautiful settings, great reviews matched against price. We booked directly with Maria del mar. I am a genie member on booking.com and they matched the price directly. Not only that they really looked after us when we got to the hotel knowing it was our honeymoon, they put us in the best room and couldn’t have done anymore for us both. The views are beautiful, cleanliness is amazing second to non. the staff are all really helpful and friendly: Mina which is adjacent to Maria del mar is great as well. There was nothing we could fault you made our honeymoon perfect.

2 other things to note as I had seen on some other reviews our room is PH5 which is directly above Mina and we have heard no noise that kept us awake we have slept amazingly well the whole time. It is seaweed season but I honestly wouldn’t let this put you off the staff do all they can to clear as much off the beach as possible and the pool more then makes up for it.” - Holly

“Excellent Hotel and Staff. We stayed for 13 nights and we were extremely happy with both the service and the location.” - Mike


12. Zenses Wellness and Yoga Resort

Situated in the heart of Tulum, Zenses is one of the best adults-only wellness and yoga resort in Yucatan, offering a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Guests can join the complimentary yoga classes every morning. 

The hotel boasts 11 unique bungalows set in a lush, jungle-like garden. The rooms are modern, spacious, and thoughtfully designed, equipped with top-notch air conditioning. Each bungalow includes a private terrace with comfortable seating and a hammock, ensuring complete privacy. 


Guest Reviews: 

“Beautiful property with vegetation all around, every staff member was super helpful and pleasant, large and new seeming room, extremely quiet overnight compared to other places I have stayed in Tulum. breakfast was also good quality and pleasant ambience” - Adam

“My husband and I went for a short 2-day stay as a part of our honeymoon and we had a wonderful experience. The staff is very helpful and attentive. This hotel resembles a sanctuary. Nice fresh food, large spacious luxury rooms that offer privacy like no other. Attended a yoga class, the yoga teacher was sweet and professional, we felt so relaxed after. We bought tickets to the cenotes in Casa Tortuga in the reception for a cheaper price. Spectacular trip! All in all a very good stay, would recommend.” - Vivi


13. Hotel Bardo - Adults Only

Tucked within the jungle between the Tulum beach road and the Tulum Pueblo, Hotel Bardo is one of the best adults-only hotels in Tulum, offering a stylish and spiritual experience. 

Guests can participate in meditation, and Mayan traditions, and enjoy mezcal drinks. The villas, surrounded by jungle, are made of polished concrete and come with a plunge pool and garden. There's also a tranquil communal pool, a fire pit for sundowners, and a spa that offers sound baths, sunset celebrations, and traditional Mayan rituals led by a shaman. 


Guest Reviews: 

“I honestly have zero negative things to say about Hotel Bardo. My wife and I booked this hotel for our anniversary this year and it surpassed our high expectations. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the outdoor shower and pool were an excellent touch. The main central pool is a huge selling point as well (I don't think the pictures do it justice), as it's surrounded by greenery and you can order food or drinks from the water.

Overall, the hotel has a very romantic atmosphere. You could bring children here if you wanted to, however almost all the guests were couples looking for a more intimate atmosphere. It's also set in away from the noise of the town and hotel zone, making it a very tranquil experience. I didn't hear a sound when trying to fall asleep. The location also provides an easy drive to the Tulum ruins or beach (both about 15 minutes).

Don't forget about the hotel restaurant! The food and drinks there were just as good as the well-known ones in the hotel zone, if not better. Lastly, the hotel service was great from start to finish. The front desk staff (especially Aristides) were incredibly friendly and attentive and responded to all of our requests immediately.” - Dylan

“We at first looked into local restaurants/resorts so we could have other experiences. The food was best at Bardo. Don't get me wrong the fire show was cool, but the food was great at Bardo.” - Ben


14. Howlita Tulum

Howlita is a small, cosy adults-only hotel in the heart of Tulum. This budget-friendly hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Tulum’s Mayan ruins and a short walking distance from the main street. 

The décor throughout the hotel is stunning, with a minimalist yet stylish design incorporating local elements. The small pool is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day. 


Guest Reviews: 

“A really pleasant stay. We were 2 couples from Ireland and spent 5 nights here for New Years. Christian and his mum were excellent hosts and made us feel so welcome. The home-baked Italian cake with breakfast was a real treat! The rooms are very spacious and perfectly clean. All newly decorated and a lovely vibe. Would def recommend howlita for a budget-friendly stay in Tulum.” - loucud

“We loved the place, Sabrina and Cristian are just amazing and on top of everything all the time. Cristian was super helpful with excursions, where to rent a scooter, where to eat etc.. with amazing prices. Sabrina was serving us a great breakfast with fruit, eggs, fresh juices, teas, coffees. The place is very well built, european standards with hot water and good pressure always working. The wifi was fast (they have fiber) I really loved it.” - Dario


15. Azulik

Nestled among the trees along Tulum's breathtaking coastline, Azulik is not simply a hotel but an extension of nature. This adults-only resort offers 48 treehouse villas that blend into the jungle environment, each with its own individual style and characteristics. 

Azulik is one of the best glamping sites in Tulum and one of the most unique places to stay. It is designed to bring guests closer to nature with no access to electricity, TV, and air conditioning. The candlelit ambience of the hotel enhances the sounds of waves crashing and birds chirping at night.


Guest Reviews: 

“Azulik is like an adult treehouse/art installation/wellness sanctuary unlike any place I’ve ever stayed. Extreme beauty, amazing food at both restaurants- some of the best meals I’ve ever had where I also learned about Mayan cuisine - and impeccable service. My only tiny complaint was the lock was difficult to use and there is only one outlet in the room to charge phones etc.. The property itself is astounding. every turn there’s another spectacular view especially from the top. Catching the sunset is magical. The angels team of Karan and Regina were available whenever we needed anything and were so helpful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.” - Sara

“Our stay at Azulik was awesome!! We loved the service, the Angels attention, restaurant, food, beach club and even the luggage service from Jaime Hernandez was incredible. Everything at your fingertips and much more. The privacy, the ceremonies was unforgettable. We also enjoyed the spa and massages with one of the most experienced therapists. The Angel services, anything you need they are on top of your request. We would definitely be returning to this resort for an unforgettable experience.” - Javier


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