I recently returned from a trip to http://www.adonistulum.com/, a hotel in Tulum, QROO, Mexico. A major reason I stayed at this hotel was because it was listed as a gay resort. It is "gay-friendly" at best.
While beautiful, with nice staff, this was not an exclusive gay-male hotel. In fact, there were women, straight couples, and for a number of days, a large group of approximately 30 heterosexual people who were part of some kind of religious sect--who generally "took over" the resort while present. They put up a large cross in a gazebo and held services, claimed part of the pool, occupied the club, and walked though the tiny gym while I was in it and proceeded to "bless" it by fanning the machines with water.
Needless to say, the gay male guests who were there, who were in the minority, were all highly surprised and confused. I suppose it would have been one thing if the sect had been gay men, but the combination of those guests being straight (we asked the staff if the sect was made up of gay people and the staff told us it was not) and acting in particular ways (such as singing loudly, in unison, during meals) made everything very inappropriate.
The staff was very nice, although I'm glad I knew enough Spanish for some of the staff. The hotel was under some level of renovation as well. I never did see the advertised volleyball courts. The spa services are not part of the "all inclusive" nature of the hotel, but in-room N/A mini-bar, all meals, all alcoholic drinks at the pool, restaurants, and bars were included.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort is a temple of health and beauty devoted to the fine art of indulge and relax our guests. Located in the Paradise of Tulum. Only 90 minutes away from Cancun International Airport. Is the perfect place to enjoy an extraordinary Wellness Holistic Experience where you will find the right balance for mind, body and soul. ... more less
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