Ahau had only been open about a month when we happened upon it on a beach walk on the southern end of Tulum. A stunning structure of Bali thatched roof meets colonial wrap around porch on the most beautiful part of the beach. The upper Master Guest Suites with their tall ceilings boast an amazing view of the beach with total privacy, The downstairs Master Suites open directly onto a porch with hammocks, onto the sand 25 yards from the ocean. The place was still under construction so I have to say some basics were missing at the time we were there (closets, drawers, hooks) but I have no doubt they are coming. The wood work for the rooms is all done on the property, They are very proud of their state of the art water reclamation system which we were quite impressed with after our tour. David, a bright and engaging architect from New York, is clearly invested in this property as more than a business opportunity. He has a nice mixture of business sense and commitment to the spiritual air of Tulum. Though the Master Suites are quite expensive by Tulum standards, soon the Junior suites will be ready and there are also small huts with dry toilets and outdoor showers in the making. Finally, there is a bunk house on the property for those on a really tight budget. I think the variety of people hanging out in the indoor/outdoor lobby is what makes this hotel so attractive. Ahau also offers yoga classes every morning in an open studio with a view to the ocean, We enjoyed both instructors very much. In essence, a work in progress with tremendous potential with an owner who knows how to actualize the dream. We will certainly be back and it seems, from what David tells us, that we will be able to afford it financially and morally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ecological luxury Hotel with a Guest House in Tulum Beach in Mexico ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ahau Tulum Hotel Tulum
- Esmeralda k Hotel Tulum
- Esmeralda k Tulum