I spent the first few days of a month-long adventure at Cabanas La Luna, and would not have had it any other way!
From the moment I arrived, I felt taken care of. Kuamy was particularly friendly and helpful. He was happy to answer any questions I had about places to go, how to get around, etc. I found all the staff I encountered at the hotel and the restaurant to be very kind and accommodating.
I visited Tulum in early October, during low season. There were at least 3 other groups staying at the hotel, and though the cabanas are situated fairly close together, I was never disturbed by other visitors.
I stayed in "Casa Blanca," which is an adorable cabana that is the perfect size for 1-2 people. The large bed is comfortable, with soft linens, and is covered by a more than adequate mosquito net. There are soft, large towels designated for bath and beach. The room is decorated in bright colors, and feels very inviting--I felt at home immediately.
The sink and shower in the room having running hot water 24/7--though it is salt water. They do provide a tank of fresh drinking water for the room--very convenient since the nearest store is a 5-10 minute drive away, in the town of Tulum. The electricity at Cabanas La Luna is available 24/7. As I understand it, the beach side cabanas in Tulum derive their electricity via generators, and not all offer 24/7 electricity.
Casa Blanca has a small covered porch with a lovely wooden table and stools, and of course, a hammock. The restaurant staff will bring breakfast to you on your porch at your request. (There is a complimentary breakfast consisting of bread with spreads, fresh fruit, and coffee--very delicious).
The door locks securely, and there is a safe mounted to a shelf in the room as well.
During the sometimes torrential rains that happen during this part of the year, water and sand do get blown under the door of the cabana, but the rug in front of the door helps to contain it. The hotel staff are great at keeping the floor of the room as well as the porch swept clean of sand. There is a stone bowl of water set in front of the porch for rinsing your feet before entering the cabana.
Plenty of windows with curtains and wooden shades allow lots of sunshine to come through, but the room still feels very private.
A ceiling fan situated above the bed, and a tall oscillating floor fan keep the room adequately cooled, at least in October.
There is another large cabana situated upstairs from Casa Blanca. I could at times hear chairs moving and people walking over the floor, but I did not find it bothersome.
The beautiful white sands beach is just a few meters in front of the cabanas, and is equipped with comfy lounge chairs, umbrellas, tables, a volley ball net, and a swing. I felt like I had the beach to myself--there were very few other people there.
The restaurant at Cabanas La Luna is absolutely superb. I ate dinner and occasionally lunch there for 3 days and was happily satisfied each time. Creative, local and fresh foods beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. I would consider the menu prices as appropriate given the quality of the food and the portion sizes. Not to mention it's incredibly convenient, being right next to the hotel.
I would definitely stay at Cabanas La Luna again, should I find myself on another trip to Tulum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Feel like Robinson Crusoe, Christopher Columbus or Captain Dale on a tropical shore with everything you need to feel the magic of life: fresh air, blue skies, turquoise water, fresh local dishes, friendly people and a lot of sun. Come to magical La Luna and enjoy a fairy tale come true! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cabanas La Luna Tulum
- Cabanas La Luna Hotel Tulum