Need to know
Nine, including one suite.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $293.25, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Rates include a generous breakfast – and we mean generous. To start, there’s an assortment of breads (including rye, fresh white bread and fruit loaf); papaya jam; granola; yogurt; and a plate laden with fresh papaya, kiwi, mango and more.
You can dine in-room, which is particularly romantic if you throw open the windows to catch the sun sinking behind the palms.
At the hotel
Private beach; free WiFi throughout; vintage cruiser bikes; laundry. In rooms: air-conditioning; tea- and coffee-making kit; free bottled water; Loredana bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If you can, swing for one of the the upper beachfront rooms – their six-metre-high palapa ceilings add serious eye candy and make them seem larger than the ground floor rooms. Being on the first floor also puts you flush with the tops of the palm trees and azure ocean beyond.
There are two infinity-edge plunge pools at the front of the hotel, both facing the palm-fringed path that leads down to the beach. They’re adults only and unheated, keeping things cool and calm.
There’s no spa, but you can have various Yucatan-influenced treatments in the comfort of your own room. There are Maya cocoa body scrubs, a deep tissue rosemary and eucalyptus massage, and a skin-reviving treatment that uses mineral-rich clay from local cenotes.
Tulum has a tropical climate, so bring that insect repellant. If you’re bringing makeup, opt for something light and minimal – anything heavy is liable to start sliding south in the heat. Better still, ditch it all together – Tulum’s that sort of place.
With sandy paths and stairs to contend with, this one’s not suited to wheelchair users. Smoking is not allowed on the property.
Over-12s are welcome, but the mellow atmosphere means the hotel’s best suited to older teens and adults.