We spent five nights at Nueva Vida de Ramiro during our honeymoon and it could not have been more perfect! Secluded, private and quiet, it was exactly what we needed to unwind and relax after a hectic wedding weekend.
We stayed in Room 30 (Suspiro), which is located in the Zona Corazon, the designated couples area at the far north end of the resort. The room was very spacious with a California king-size bed, vaulted thatched roof, enormous bathroom (with indoor and outdoor showers), and a large private balcony with lovely views of the beach. There is no air conditioning, but with a ceiling fan over the bed and another pedestal fan provided, we were comfortable. Beach towels and a beach bag were provided, as were eco-friendly, biodegradable toiletries. There was also a safe in the room and our own hammock to hang on the balcony. Each room comes with its own designated parking space near the main road, which was useful, as we had hired a car.
The resort grounds are well maintained and the beach is immaculate. Seaweed was raked off the beach everyday and the sand is clean and white. The resort provides chairs, beach beds and sun umbrellas, which are put out every morning on the beach. Compared to other resorts we saw up and down the beach, Nueva Vida de Ramiro's beach was one of the cleanest and best maintained - even during low season with not many guests around. As far as we could tell, the resort has been built in a very environmentally responsible manner. There are also guards patrolling the grounds after dark to guarantee security.
Casa Banana is the resort's restaurant and a continental breakfast of freshly baked banana bread, a fruit platter, juice and coffee was included with our room. We had dinner there one night and the food and service were very good, but we felt it was a little expensive. The restaurant is open-air and very atmospheric and we also felt well looked after when we were there.
The service was exceptional. Ricardo, the manager, and other staff were always on hand to answer our questions about activities in the area and to make recommendations. Everyone was friendly and helpful and genuinely interested in knowing what we thought of the resort and if there was anything they could do to improve our stay.
We would very highly recommend Nueva Vida de Ramiro, especially to couples looking for a place to get away from it all.
TOP TIP: There's a large supermarket on the road from Tulum pueblo to the beach resorts. You can buy a cheap cooler and ice there and keep beer and other drinks in it to take to the beach!