We had a very enjoyable time at the resort, and I hated coming back. I can see why people return year after year. BEACH - The beach is divided into two halves; one is beautiful white sand and clear blue water, and the other is a lagoon, which is beautiful in a rugged way. There are lounge chairs under umbrellas always available, and the resort is quiet and peaceful. You never hear or see any spring-break/party-people. CABANA - We stayed in an ocean-view cabana. You can't directly see the ocean, but you can always hear the crashing waves. I would go for ocean-view again, rather than spending the extra to be directly facing the beach. The cabanas are clean and pleasant. They aren't 4-star luxury but they are a step above mid-range hotel. FOOD - The food was excellent. There were only a few meals where the buffet looked uninteresting, but you can order off the menu at any time at no extra cost. Also, take advantage of the included fresh juices (as in, from a juicer), which you order off the menu. Best items: homemade granola at breakfast, fish tacos, ceviche, and a series of interesting salads that you would never make at home. YOGA - We did the yoga included with the resort package (rather than attending a retreat), and we enjoyed the variety of types of yoga. Our only comment was that it would have been nice to have a description of each class: Sem will KICK YOUR BUTT, and that was our first class - we were scared of what that meant for the rest of the classes! But the next class we attended was "restoration yoga," which was very mellow, so it's a mixed bag. TREATMENTS - I did sessions with Chandree, which were amazing. I tried the Yoot Keene treatment (with a different person) and didn't feel anything special, but some people think it's amazing. Only downside is that a lot of the treatment practitioners don't speak English, so you can't ask them to describe how the treatment will go or their thoughts. MISC - I went with my mom, and I was curious about men attending. It was about 1/3 men in attendance and everyone seemed to feel comfortable. I would definitely return with my boyfriend if we decided to go to Mexico again. We went on an excursion to Sian Kaan Muyil, which is really something unique and special. I would tell everyone to go on that trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mexico’s Maya Tulum Resort is a destination like no other - a vortex of natural energy and wonder. Located an hour and a half from Cancun on the sparkling waters of the Mexican Riviera, Maya Tulum Resort guests are encouraged to engage in a life-transformational yoga experience, indulge in healthy cuisine, be pampered by gifted healers and spend lazy afternoons basking alongside the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Maya Tulum Resort features two fully-equipped yoga halls offering classes twice daily under the skilled and gentle guidance of experienced teachers. Yoga classes are offered in many different styles and variations - including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar and SUP Yoga - plus a variety of special yoga retreats. Maya Tulum Resort also offers outdoor oceanfront yoga, a Meditation Labyrinth and a Temazcal Sweat Lodge for traditional Mayan ceremonies. Maya Tulum Resort offers 49 spectacular thatched-roof guest accommodations, including Villas, Beach Front Cabanas and Ocean View Cabanas. Each secluded bungalow was designed to let in the light, fresh air and the soothing sounds of the ocean. Guests can enjoy immaculate beds with crisp white linens, well-appointed tiled bathrooms and daily maid service. To help guests truly retreat and disconnect, Maya Tulum Resort offers no televisions, phones or clocks in the guest rooms. Wireless Internet is available in the restaurant and at the Front Desk. Maya Tulum Resort features a seaside restaurant with cool marble floors, white limestone walls and enormous windows offering fantastic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The restaurant serves a variety of fresh dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including proteins, seafood and vegetarian meals, along with Americano coffee, fresh juices and a selection of house teas; a full bar is also offered. Great focus is placed on nutrition and meals are designed to accommodate a wide range of dietary preferences. Maya Tulum Resort features eight individual spa rooms specially designed to help guests find absolute peace of mind within the beauty and elegance of simplicity. Rooted in ancient inspiration, the resort offers a variety of relaxing spa treatments based on ancient Mayan specialties, including the Mayan Honey Xuunan Kab and a traditional Mayan Clay Massage. Additional options include Aromatherapy, Hot Stones Therapy, Reiki, facials, body treatments and exfoliations. Guests are encouraged to explore Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula through a variety of guided half and full day adventure tours. Excursion options include visiting the Tulum Ruins or the Coba Ruins to learn about the ancient Mayan culture, snorkeling trips to a lagoon filled with tropical fish and coral formations or a tour of the Aktun Chen caverns followed by a cool, refreshing dip in the Xunaan-Ha Cenote. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maya Tulum Retreat And Resort
- Maya Tulum Retreat Hotel Tulum
- Maya Tulum Retreat Resort