Need to know
44, all suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $502.35, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Rates include an American breakfast (juices, coffee, fruit, eggs, cereal, etc).
At the hotel
Pool, beach, spa, yoga studio, on-site parking and free WiFi. In rooms: iPod docking station, air-conditioning, alarm clock, bathrobes and hair dryer.
Our favourite rooms
For epic sunsets over the lagoon of Sian Ka’an, honeymooners should consider an Ocean Suite. Some first-floor rooms come with a private pool, and second-floor digs get a Jacuzzi. The Ocean Suites, however, have both – and a balcony to boot.
Pools are rare in Tulum, as the hotels are all just a quick shuffle to the sand. Be Tulum, however, has two infinity pools – just in case you need a dip to break up the two-minute walk between the bar and the sea.
Be Tulum’s Yään Wellness Energy Spa isn’t your run-of-the-mill, primp-and-polish beauty parlor. Experience indigenous therapies, like Mayan herbal baths and clay treatments. Intrepid spa-goers should consider a ceremonial temazcal – a pre-hispanic sweat lodge.
Bring mucho dinero, not because food and drink are expensive, but because cash is king in Tulum. Most places will accept either pesos or US dollars, but hotspots like Hartwood won’t take your plastic.
Yoga Shala, the hotel’s haven for hatha and vinyasa, is in a pavilion that’s perched above the trees. There are classes everyday at 10am and 5pm, so you can join either pre- or post- afternoon <i>cervezas</i>.
As laid-back as this bohemian abode is, it’s a grown-up version of casual (more barefoot tequila shots; less barefoot toddlers). Kids over 12, however, are welcome to stay.