Tulum is one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet right now – and it’s easy to see why. If you’re dreaming about a Mexican Caribbean getaway and searching for the very best adults-only and family-friendly Tulum all-inclusive resorts on offer today, keep reading!
Until recently, this Pueblo Magico had been known as a tropical bohemian paradise where intrepid travelers soaked up the palm-fringed shoreline of powdery white beaches watched over by ancient Mayan ruins.
While the beautiful beaches and photogenic temples remain, the former rustic village character of Tulum has been transformed into a more cosmopolitan, upmarket destination sporting an eco-aware, wellness-centered vibe with a vibrant nightlife.
Our hand-picked list of Tulum all-inclusive resorts offers luxury and amenities for much less than you might expect to pay elsewhere (Hawaii and Jamaica, I’m looking at you!), with the HUGE added bonus of one of the most stunning stretches of coastline found anywhere along the mainland Caribbean.
So pack your swimsuit and sunscreen, and prepare to be wowed by some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s best stays.
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There are actually relatively few all-inclusive resorts in and around Tulum, making them even more special! In this guide, we’ve hand-selected the very best of the best adults-only and family-focused all-inclusive resorts in Tulum for an unforgettable Mexico beach break!
Read on for the whole scoop and start planning for paradise!
8 Best Tulum All-Inclusive Resorts
Tips for Booking All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum
When booking all-inclusive resorts in Tulum or elsewhere, it’s always a good idea to make sure you understand what’s included and what’s not included.
Some activities and services like scuba trips and childcare may be offered at an additional cost.
Refer to the booking site for the latest and most accurate information. Hotels.com, for example, lists this information under ‘Special Features’ on the hotel page.
Now, let’s bring on Tulum’s best all-inclusive resorts!
1| Bahia Principe Grand Tulum
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum tops our list of best Tulum all-inclusive resorts, and it’s no wonder why – this place has it all!
Fresh off a massive nature-inspired renovation, the goal of the design of the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is to immerse guests in a unique experience that draws from it’s stunning beachfront location, the resorts tropical surroundings, and elements of Mayan culture.
Want to get outside? Grand Tulum offers more activities than you can shake a paddle at. From diving to kayaking, bicycling to dancing – and even a chance to swim with dolphins – the hardest part of staying here will be deciding what to do next.
Want to relax? You’ll have no shortage of options for kicking back as well, with the onsite full-service spa, three swimming pools, comfy and spacious rooms, and beautiful beach.
BEST FOR ▸ Active honeymooners, families, and other travelers looking for a balance of recreation and relaxation in a chic, full-service resort.
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, Bahia Spa, Dolphinaris, Mini-Club kids club (ages 4-11), babysitter (added fee), Riviera Maya Golf Club, Dive Center, 3 swimming pools, jacuzzi, fitness center, tennis courts, nightclub, 4 restaurants, 6 bars, wedding services, and much more!
ACTIVITIES ▸ Swimming, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, bicycling, tennis, golf, working out, massage and wellness treatments, and more!
LOCATION ▸ 28 minutes north of Tulum archeological zone, and 80 minutes by taxi from Cancun International Airport (CUN).
ROOM TIP ▸ There are a ton of room options to suit just about everyone. Make sure you book early for the most options and best availability. If you like the Bahia Principe concept but can’t find availability for your dates, you’ll want to check out the other two Bahia Principe resorts on this list as well.
2| Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is one of the closer options on our list to Tulum’s ancient ruins, yet still feels a world apart from jam-packed tourist mecca of central Tulum.
Loaded with charm and elegance, Dreams Tulum seamlessly blends Mexican colonial styling with modern design and amenities.
Honeymooners will love the secluded adults-only section of the resort, while families will love an array of services and amenities catering to kids. Dreams Tulum even offers swim-out suites with direct access to one of the resorts large pools.
Founders of the Tulum Foundation, ecological preservation and social responsibility are at the core of Dreams Tulum Resort – yet another reason why this is high up on our list of very best Tulum all-inclusive resorts.
BEST FOR ▸ Just about everybody!
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, 432 guest rooms, adults-only section, Dreams Spa by Pevonia, Explorer’s Club kid’s club (ages 3-12), Core Zone teen’s club (ages 13-17), babysitter (added fee) complimentary green fees at Riviera Golf Club, outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, tennis courts, nightclub, 9 restaurants, 7 bars, and much more!
ACTIVITIES ▸ Swimming, working out, spa treatments, tennis, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and more.
LOCATION ▸ 16 minutes north of Tulum archeological zone, and 90 minutes by taxi from Cancun International Airport (CUN).
ROOM TIP ▸ If you want the quietest rooms, the Oceanview Suites, Preferred Club Garden, and any rooms farthest from the entertainment areas (bar, pool, etc.) are your best bet.
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3| Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort
Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort with a personalized and holistic approach to the perfect beach holiday.
If you are looking for supreme relaxation and renewal for mind, body, and soul, this is your place!
Situated on a breathtaking stretch of Caribbean coastline a short 10-minute drive from the Tulum ruins and Tulum’s most popular beaches, it’s hard to beat Kore Tulum’s central location.
BEST FOR ▸ Adults looking for a rejuvenating Caribbean stay.
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, 94 adults-only guest rooms, full-service spa, large, outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and more!
ACTIVITIES ▸ Swimming, working out, spa treatments, yoga & fitness classes, ecotours, diving, snorkeling, and more.
LOCATION ▸ 10 minutes south of the Tulum archeological zone, and 90 minutes from the Cancun airport.
ROOM TIP ▸ Ocean-view rooms have the best views. Rentals (bikes, etc.) can go fast, so check them out as early as possible.
4| Bahia Principe Grand Coba
Just south of Bahia Principe Grand Tulum (and actually a bit closer to Tulum), Bahia Principe Grand Coba is another excellent option for an all-inclusive resort in Tulum.
With spacious family suites in villa-style accommodation, two lagoon pools, waterpark, baby station, free cribs and mini beds, Mini Club kid’s club, mini disco, and teen’s club, Bahia Principe Grand Coba is undeniably well-suited and geared towards families!
Adults will love the onsite fitness center, spa and wellness center, hydromassage bathtubs, 18-hole golf course, live music and disco, and range of recreational activities.
BEST FOR ▸ Families with kids of all ages looking for spacious accommodation and lots of activities and amenities.
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, 1,080 fully-equipped guest rooms, 2 lagoon style pools, waterpark, Dolphinaris, spa & fitness center, 7 restaurants and 7 bars, kid’s club and teen club, Riviera Maya Golf Club, and more!
ACTIVITIES ▸ Supervised children’s activities, working out, spa treatments, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, bicycling, yoga classes, golfing nearby, and more.
LOCATION ▸ 25 minutes north of the Tulum archeological zone, and 80 minutes from the Cancun airport.
ROOM TIP ▸ Rooms closer to the pools are great for families with younger kids. For those wanting the quietest rooms, you may want to consider something farther from the pools and/or on higher floors.
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5| Catalonia Royal Tulum – Adults Only
The lush natural setting, luxury amenities, NINE restaurants, world-class service and one strikingly gorgeous stretch of Caribbean beach make Catalonia Royal Tulum one of our absolute favorite Tulum all-inclusive resorts!
BEST FOR ▸ Adult nature-lovers, active honeymooners, and beach connoisseurs.
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, lagoon-style pool, full-service spa, fitness center, 9 restaurants and 5 bars, wedding services, and so much more!
ACTIVITIES ▸ Yoga & fitness classes, scuba and snorkeling, working out, spa treatments, kayaking, swimming, parasailing, live performances, and more.
LOCATION ▸ 35 minutes north of the Tulum archeological zone, and 60 minutes from the Cancun airport.
ROOM TIP ▸ Upgrade your booking to Privileged for access to their premier Bloved restaurant choice of premium rooms.
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6| Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an – Adults Only
Last, but certainly not least in our guide to the best Tulum all-inclusive resorts is Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an. Sian Kaan is an adults-only luxury resort in a lush tropical garden setting.
Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an is perhaps the quietest and most private of the Tulum area Bahia Principe resorts making it perfect for honeymooners and traveling couples.
Sian Ka’an is set back farther from the beach than the others on this list, but offers complimentary access to all the amenities of the adjacent Bahia Principe resorts (including restaurants, bars, Bahia Spa, Dolphinaris, and beach access).
There are scheduled shuttles available to whisk you between the various properties and facilities.
BEST FOR ▸ Adults and quiet-seekers, particularly honeymooners.
FEATURES ▸ All-inclusive resort, pool, 4 restaurants & 4 bars, and the services and amenities previously mentioned for the other two Bahia Principe resorts.
ACTIVITIES ▸ Swimming, working out, spa treatments, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, bicycling, yoga classes, golfing nearby, and more.
LOCATION ▸ 35 minutes north of the Tulum archeological zone, and 60 minutes from the Cancun airport.
ROOM TIP ▸ If you’re reading this list, what you really want to book at Amanyara is one of their exclusive Amanyara Villas, each offering 1.5 acres of private gardens and outdoor living space. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention your own private chef and host!
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Tulum All-Inclusive Resorts FAQ
Your frequently asked questions about all-inclusive resorts in Tulum answered!
Does Tulum have all-inclusive resorts?
Yes! Tulum has a handful of spectacular all-inclusive resorts, from adults-only luxury getaways to family-friendly stays with all the amenities. Check out our detailed guide for the whole scoop.
What are the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum?
Different types of travelers are going to have different perspectives on which Tulum all-inclusive resorts are the best. With that said, if you are looking for the very best all-inclusive resort in Tulum, you won’t go wrong with any one of the exceptional properties on our hand-picked list.
What are the best family-friendly all-inclusive Tulum resorts?
A lot of all-inclusive resorts along the Riviera Maya are geared towards adults and couples, and many are even adults-only stays. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t outstanding family-friendly all-inclusive resorts to be found in and around Tulum. Our favorite among these (and quite possibly the best all-inclusive family-friendly resort in Tulum) is Bahia Principe Grand Coba. Find out more about their services and amenities for families and kids in our guide.
What are the best adults-only Tulum all-inclusive resorts?
Tulum and the Riviera Maya have no shortage of top resorts geared towards adults. But only a few Tulum all-inclusive resorts stand out from the bunch. For the best adults-only stays in Tulum, check out Kore Tulum, Catalonia Royal Tulum, and Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an. Read our helpful guide to discover which one is best for you.
Do any all-inclusive resorts in Tulum have a pool?
But of course! We’re not sure if all of the all-inclusive resorts in Tulum have pools, but certainly all six on our list of best Tulum all-inclusive resorts do! Many even offer multiple outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzis, and even waterparks!
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Thanks for Reading Our Guide to the Very Best Tulum All-Inclusive Resorts!
Lori and I love putting together helpful articles like this one focused on exceptional stays in one-of-a-kind destinations – especially in Mexico – our current adoptive home!
Having had the opportunity to explore both of Mexico’s breathtaking coasts over the past decade, and now living here with our two boys, Mexico holds a special place in our hearts.
The first time we visited Tulum, we were immediately struck by the welcoming vibe, eco-friendly and socially conscious mentality of the community, diversity of quality restaurants, services, and amenities for visitors, stunning Caribbean beaches and ruins that Tulum is so famous for, and the countless wellness retreats and outdoor activities within a stone’s throw of town.
Despite the growing numbers of visitors to Tulum in recent years, this unique part of the Riviera Maya is still very much worth a visit.
We’re excited to be able to share this stunning corner of the globe with visitors from across the globe, while helping travelers like yourself tick off your own travel bucket list.
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Cover photo: Kore Tulum