Where to even begin? My boyfriend and I spent one week in early April 2014 at Azulik. The goal for our trip was to escape the hustle and bustle of our city-life in San Francisco, find a beautiful beach, soak up the sun, go on a few adventures, and have an all around relaxing time. Azulik was the PERFECT home base for our adventure! It is relatively small, which makes you feel like you are one of a lucky few to spend time on the beautiful cliff. The beach next to the rooms was never crowded, the sand was gorgeous, and the water and waves were great. On windier days there was even enough surf to do some bodysurfing, but it was also calm enough to float around as well. The room itself was incredible! We stayed in room 10 which had a queen (or king, not sure) sized bed with canopy, a hanging bed inside, a table and two chairs, a beautiful mosaic bathtub, sink, bathroom, and closet with a sturdy safe and one electrical plug to charge a phone or camera. Outside on our deck we had another bathtub, a swing, two chairs, and the most incredible view! I would like to point out that the room is more rustic luxury than the luxury you may find at, say, a four seasons resort. No, the sheets aren't Egyptian cotton, but considering the setting I didn't mind. This is an eco-resort, so aside from there being no electric lighting in the room (they provide a flashlight and candles so it was no hassle at all), they also do not have fully fresh water in the rooms, meaning the water is brackish (partially salt water), but much less salty than the sea. From the state of my skin and hair upon check-out, I'd say my body really enjoyed the week of swimming in the sea and bathing in the tubs in our room so I had no problem with it. Location-wise, I think Azulik is also very well situated as the second resort in a LOOOONGGGG line along the "zona hotelera" that spans all the way to the biopreserve. We drove down the road all the way to the end of the line and it took a good 15 minutes between the topes and traffic. We also took a cab once, part way down to La Zebra, which cost us 80 pesos. I can imagine that if you stayed at the far end of the road you'd either rack up a hefty taxi bill or spend at least 30 minutes a day navigating up and down the road in your car. So, Azulik's location nearer to town was seen by us as a huge plus. Also good to know, they do have occasional wifi in the lobby, as well as electric lighting. They also provide you with two water bottles in your room upon arrival, and a place to refill your water bottles (no charge) with purified water. It is also important to note the AMAZING staff we encountered. There were many staff around to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible, however we had the most contact with the two front desk people who we got to know over our week there. They were always available to suggest good restaurants, help with driving directions, book tours in the preserve, and even order us takeout! The hotel does not have a restaurant but the staff are more than willing to show you an array of delivery menus, call in the order, and deliver it to your room. All at non-room service prices (a huge plus!). Overall, our trip was the ideal escape. I appreciated the rustic setting, the simple yet beautiful room decor, and I especially enjoyed the sound of the Caribbean Sea lapping at our back patio as I feel asleep each night, as well as bathing in our outdoor tub on the cliff. We felt like the luckiest and happiest tourists in the whole town :) And with the addition of the wonderful staff, we also felt like we were home. Some day, sooner or later, we WILL be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Azulik – Adult Eco-Resort and Maya Spa is an extremely private and enchanting, adults only nature retreat and Mayan Wellness Center located by the sea in Tulum, Mexico, just 3 km south of the Tulum Archaeological Zone and 4 km from the center of Tulum town. This one-of-a-kind “off-the grid” Eco-resort (no electricity, no TV, no phones, etc.) features 39 hand-crafted luxury Tree House suites, an organic cafe serving breakfast and lunch and dinner, a beach bar serving fresh Sushi and cool tropical drinks, and Tulum’s premier holistic Maya Spa and Healing Center. At Azulik, the pollution, noise and other distractions of the modern world completely disappear allowing adult couples to reconnect with nature and each other in a loving, romantic and meaningful way. Each of the resort’s majestic wooden Tree Houses, made from Mexican Royal Ebony (Khatalosh), stand high above the jungle floor with spacious interiors, floor to ceiling windows offering plenty of natural daylight, super king size beds with mosquito nets, and custom made in-door baths, creating sensuous sanctuaries for couples seeking the ultimate tropical hideaway. All accommodations have private decks with outdoor day beds and sitting areas allowing for uninterrupted views of the lush green jungle and the azure blue Caribbean Sea day or night. A secluded, guest only “clothing optional” beach is accessed at the south end of the property and is perfect for sunbathing or swimming. Accommodations range from intimate Jungle Tree Houses with partial ocean views to deluxe Ocean Front Tree Houses suspended high above sea with spectacular 180 degree vistas of the Caribbean and the verdant Maya Riviera coastline. Another one of Azulik’s main attractions is our rejuvenating seafront Spa featuring traditional Mayan healing therapies, massages, medicinal herbal baths, Yoga and Tulum’s first Temezcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge). At Maya Spa we draw upon the natural energy of the sea and jungle of Tulum, focusing on the ancient Mayan tradition to transmit sensations and experiences full of love and serenity. We use cardinal points, chants, prayers, the sacred sounds of the Maya Conch Shell Trumpet and the healing power of plants, flowers, aromatherapies and enriched mud to restore the natural state of peace, joy, harmony and health. Azulik is an adult concept for couples over the age of 21. To maintain our atmosphere of romance and serenity, the maximum capacity per Tree House Villa is 2 people. The resort is gay-friendly and our beach is clothing optional. We do not accept children. For ecological preservation of the beaches and jungle, we are unable to accept pets in the hotel. Azulik Adult Eco-Resort & Maya Spa awaits you with open arms to share unique experiences and amazing adventures, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Come and be natural! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Azulik Hotel Tulum