15 April, 2022
A tropical haven where emerald waters and white sand beaches await: our Riviera Maya travel guide
16 March, 2023
6 April, 2023
Is there any better way to bask in the brilliance of Quintana Roo’s finest white sand beaches than lounging among the plump cushions of a private day bed, complete with a chilled, freshly-poured cocktail in hand? If this sounds like heaven, then be sure to read our travel guide to four of the best beach clubs in Tulum, Riviera Maya.
From contemporary apartments right in the heart of town to spacious family retreats in Boca Paila, we’ve also handpicked our favourite villas close to Tulum’s best beaches and clubs - some of which are even within strolling distance of those pristine sands and buzzing beach bars.
Tulum might be a little smaller than the coastal city of Cancún, but that hasn’t stopped this scenic resort town from offering an excellent choice of sophisticated beach clubs. Among them is Taboo, a club and restaurant on the shores of Tulum beach serving up tasty Mediterranean cuisine alongside an impressive champagne menu offering a wide selection of vintage bottles from Dom Pérignon, Armand de Brignac, and many more.
A short three-mile drive from Taboo, Hacienda Paraiso is a six-bedroom villa sitting right in front of Playa Paraiso’s idyllic turquoise shores. With a sun-soaked terrace, multiple balconies, and a private swimming pool overlooking the coast, a stay here is like having your very own beach club.
Experience a real taste of Latin America at RosaNegra, an eco-chic beach club in Tulum enveloped by lush tropical greenery and facing the brilliantly blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Pairing live performances and dancers with creative cocktails and a delicious restaurant menu focusing on fresh, locally-sourced seafood, it’s easily one of the best beach clubs in the region.
It doesn’t get much closer than this. Just half a mile from RosaNegra, Casa Bonita is a three-bedroom villa set right beside the sparkling shores of the Caribbean Sea in Carretera Tulum. With Tulum Beach on your doorstep, you might even find it hard to tear yourself from the total tranquillity this gorgeous retreat affords - but if you do, a ten-minute stroll along the coast will take you straight to the club.
Never mind holding the title of the best beach club in Tulum - or even Mexico for that matter - Gitano Beach has been named one of the top beach clubs in the world by Condé Nast. Set within a breathtaking white sand cove in the Parque Nacional, guests lounge under shady palapas, sipping on zero-waste eco cocktails while waiters bring along the local catch of the day; seared to perfection in crispy, authentic Mexican tacos.
A five-minute drive away from Gitano Beach, Villa Imperia is a magnificent eight-bedroom complex consisting of two separate villas. Accommodating up to 20 guests, it’s a fabulous setting for celebrations and family get-togethers. With its panoramic vistas, exquisite outdoor spaces, and impeccably designed interior - and not to mention the villa’s close proximity to the best Tulum beach clubs - you’ll have everything you need to make the most of the Riviera Maya.
For good food and sublime sea views, look no further than Tantra in Tulum. Renowned for its relaxed, boho vibe, this popular club is the place to be if you’re a fan of live music. Whether it's a jazzy saxophone performance or an upbeat DJ set, the atmosphere in the club is buzzing from morning right up until noon. And if all that dancing works up an appetite, the tantalising Indonesian-inspired restaurant menu is sure to have something to hit the spot.
A mile and a half from the ever-flowing cocktails and luxury beach loungers of Tantra, Zorba Cinco is a gorgeous five-bedroom villa set within an exclusive, private estate in Tulum. During your stay, you’ll have access to the onsite yoga studio and taco bar - but if seclusion is your goal, you’ll find plenty among the indoor and outdoor living spaces of this spectacular retreat.
Our exclusive range of concierge services lets you experience the very best attractions in Tulum. Whatever you have in mind, we’re on hand to turn your dream getaway into a reality. From arranging all private picnics, beach bonfires and clam bakes to booking tables at the best restaurants in Tulum, simply speak to our team of expert Travel Advisors to make your holiday dream a reality.
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