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TOP 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum Mexico [2022]

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Ready to book one of the best all inclusive tulum resorts?

You’ve come to the right guide — because I live in Mexico, not far from Tulum — and I’m going to highlight the best all inclusive resorts in Tulum here for you.

From Tulum all inclusive resorts for adults only, to Tulum all inclusive family resorts, and even private bungalows, it’s all here!

There are actually only two all inclusive resorts in Tulum Mexico itself — Dreams Resort Tulum and Kore Retreat Tulum.

Don’t have time to go through the entire list? Here are my picks for Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum, separated by travel style:

To broaden your options, this list also includes the best all inclusive resorts near Tulum Mexico, most located in Akumal, Mexico, about 15 minutes north of Tulum.

For those who want a deep dive into the top resorts in Tulum and near Tulum, keep reading to discover the 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum, Mexico.

After you see all the resorts, check out the Tulum Travel FAQ at the end of the article, so you visit Tulum like a pro.

Best Tulum All Inclusive Resorts

1. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (Family-Friendly)

Dreams Resort Tulum Mexico is the best family resort Tulum has! (All Photos: Expedia, Best all inclusive resorts Tulum)

For that WOW factor, none of the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum Mexico compare to Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Located in exclusive Tankah Bay, Dreams is just minutes from the Tulum Mayan Ruins, Tulum cenotes and bohemian Tulum Town (AKA Downtown Tulum).

I have no words to describe how beautiful it was to stay here… I will definitely come back!

—Carlos (read more reviews)

One of the most versatile all-inclusive resorts Tulum has, there’s a secluded adults-only section, complete with swim-out suites andd direct access to the outdoor swimming pool.

The kiddos will love the Mayan-Themed Explorer’s Club, kid-friendly waterpark, and Core Zone Teen Club.

Dreams Tulum also offers: watersports, the Dreams Spa, authentic Mexican food with gourmet dining options, unlimited top-shelf drinks and nightly entertainment.

⛳️ Love golf? Enjoy complimentary greens fees at the nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club.

Read more Dreams Tulum Reviews

The property is gorgeous. Right on the beach and beautiful pools. Night entertainment was great. Location was good. —Genna

The view was beautiful. It really was a nice getaway. I would go back and recommend to others. —Blanca

How far is Cancun TO Dreams Tulum?

Distance: 77 miles (124 km) | Drive time: 2 hours | Dreams Tulum address: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 236.7, 77760 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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2. Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort (Adults Only)

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Looking for a Tulum all inclusive resorts adults only vacation? Look no further than Kore Tulum! (All Photos: Expedia, Tulum resorts adults only)

Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort is the only all inclusive Tulum resort for adults only that’s actually in Tulum.

Located in Tulum National Park near Tulum Mayan Ruins, you’re right on the Caribbean Sea. With Las Palmas Beach as your backyard, you’ll forget the rest of the world exists at this 5 Star Luxury Resort.

When you want to leave the resort, you’re minutes Tulum Town (downtown).

Kore exceeded our expectations for our honeymoon stay. The staff was very friendly… The view was amazing and peaceful with the surrounding nature!

—Yessica (Read more reviews)

The ultimate in relaxation, all rooms have private spa tubs to enjoy! There’s also Kore Spa, a full-service spa with treatment rooms for massages, and mani/pedi and reflexology services.

💪 Want to workout? Enjoy a full gym, with yoga, pilates and more at this wellness resort.

Dine at the two restaurants, and enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast each morning. Your room has free minibar items, but of course, there’s room service if you need anything else.

For cocktails, enjoy the swim-up bar, poolside bar and two additional bars at Kore Tulum Mexico.

Read Kore Tulum reviews

The staff was friendly, and made the entire stay enjoyable. The food was especially fantastic. The location was great. I would recommend this resort to anyone going to Tulum. —John

Too much to say, so I’m just gonna say I’ll definitely be back. —Jaquai

How far is Cancun TO Kore Tulum?

Distance: 83 miles (132km) | Drive time: 2 hours | Kore Tulum address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 3.8 Lote 48 Admo, México 180D, Playa, 77780 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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3. Barcelo Maya Riviera (Adults Only)

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Though there are other resorts in the Barcelo group, this is the only Barcelo adults only Tulum resort. (All Photos: Expedia, All inclusive resorts Tulum adults only)

Located near Xpu-Ha Beach, one of the best beaches in Mexico, you’ll love swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea just outside of Barcelo Maya Palace.

This is one of the most exclusive Tulum all-inclusive resorts, with classy ambiance and first-class service.

 Very modern, new, open, spacious and well-kept facilities. The pool swim-up bars are a must.

—Gilbs (read more reviews)

Basically an adult playground, you have everything you need at Barcelo Maya Tulum Adults Only Resort.

Note: There are a few Barcelo resorts, so make sure you’re booking this one, the only adults-only Barcelo Resort near Tulum. For a family-friendly option, book Barcelo Maya Beach.

At this large, 5 Star resort, you’ll enjoy five restaurants, four pools, outdoor tennis courts, a fitness center and U-Spa, with treatment rooms, a sauna, a spa tub, and steam room.

There’s also theme nights (like Taco Night 🌮), a bowling alley, and several bars.

read More Barcelo Maya Tulum reviews

Very large and comfy rooms. HUGE bed and very comfy. Perfect services, good food, good drinks… and the taco night was superb. —Zofia

Everything in the hotel was great, I would return. —Gilbert

How far is Cancun TO Barcelo Maya Riviera?

Distance: 57 miles (92 km) | Drive time: 1.5 hours | Barcelo Maya address: Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juárez Km. 266,3 Xpuha, 77750 Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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4. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Resort (Adults Only)

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With its beachfront location, Secrets Riviera Maya is the ultimate in Tulum all inclusive adults only vacations. (All Photos: Expedia, All inclusive hotels Tulum Mexico)

The ultimate in Mexico adults only all inclusive hotels, Secrets Akumal has luxurious rooms, spacious suites, delicious food and great dining experiences — all along one of the best stretches of beach in the world.

It provides a unique experience for adults to both disconnect and indulge!

There is a reason we have already booked our third trip. Absolutely amazing in every way possible.

Kaitlyn (read more reviews)

There are a variety of rooms to choose from at Secrets — from the Junior Suite to the Romance Master Suite Ocean View Suite, for those who want to splurge.

These spacious rooms come with large, private hot tubs in the bathroom, which are basically plunge pools!

👀 Looking for a clothing optional Tulum resort? Look no further than Intima Resort!

Outside of the guest rooms, enjoy the spa, fitness center, beauty salon (there’s an extra cost for services), nightclub, evening entertainment and seven restaurants.

🚗💨 Planning to rent a car in Cancun? Secrets has a free private parking area for guests.

Read more Secrets Riviera Maya reviews

This was the most impressive all-inclusive resort I’ve been to. The service was impeccable and the ambiance, decor, and landscaping around the resort was gorgeous. —Krista

Gorgeous resort, mainly for couples. The BEST massage I’ve ever had at a resort!! —Rupali

How far is Cancun TO Secrets Akumal Resort?

Distance: 65 miles (107 km) | Drive time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Secrets Akumal address: Carretera Federal 307, km 254 + 600, 77760 Akumal, Quintana Roo Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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5. Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach (Adults Only)

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Catalonia Royal Tulum is one of the best resorts in Tulum Mexico. (All Photos: Expedia, All inclusive resorts in Tulum adults only)

The Catalonia Royal really takes advantage of its Mayan Jungle setting. You’re one with nature when strolling the resort grounds, walking through the natural, lush vegetation.

When you want to trade the jungle for the sea, you’re steps from gorgeous Xpu-Ha Beach.

Stunning beach, the best one I have ever seen… Great service, from the restaurant staff to the hobby. They really made sure that all our needs were met.

Firas (read more reviews)

Hit the white sand beach, take a swim at one of the spacious swimming pools, and play a game of beach volleyball during your all inclusive stay.

You can also get a massage at the hotel’s Alegria Spa, another stand-out feature at Catalonia Tulum All Inclusive Resort.

There’s also seven restaurants to choose from, so you’re always within walking distance of an a la carte dining option.

☀️ Prefer to just enjoy a snack outdoors and take in the ambiance of the surrounding areas? There’s seating areas and inviting public areas throughout the property.

read more Catalonia Royal Tulum reviews

Best holiday we could have asked for: The staff, the stunning views, the food, variety of restaurants, everything!!! —Lucy

The staff was friendly and attentive. I enjoyed the different varieties of food available at the different restaurants on the resort. The pool area and beach were great. —Gabriel

How far is Cancun TO Catalonia Royal Resort?

Distance: 51 miles (81 km) | Drive time: 1 hour | Catalonia Royal address: Km. 264,5 Chetumal, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, 77790 Xpu Ha, Q.R., Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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6. Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an (Adults Only)

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Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an is one of the best hotels in Tulum for privacy. (All Photos: Expedia, All-inclusive resorts Tulum Mexico adults only)

Surrounded by the native, lush jungle vegetation, you always have an amazing garden view.

For guests seeking a quieter vacation, Bahia Principe Sian Kaan is one of the best locations — as it’s definitely not a party resort! (🎉 For that, head to Secrets Riviera Maya.)

We have been here two other times and have really enjoyed it. Great food, nice amenities… etc.

Paul (read more reviews)

There are rooms and suites, each with high ceilings, private bathrooms, and a flat-screen TV, for a comfortable stay.

A great way to get to know the property features is by walking around, and stopping in for a bite to eat at one of the four restaurants or a drink at the three beach bars.

read more Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an reviews

The room was very spacious and the facilities were well preserved and great for relaxation. It was good value for the money. —Nádia

The hotel itself is a beautiful place, but the great people working there is for sure the main reason for us to come back soon!! —Klaudia

How far is Cancun TO Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an ?

Distance: 59 miles (95 km) | Drive time: 1 hour, 15 minutes | Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an Address: Chetumal-Cancun Km 250, 77780 Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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7. Bahia Principe Grand Tulum Beach Resort

One of the best resorts near Tulum, enjoy modern amenities and daily activities at this great place for the whole family! (All Photos: Expedia, Best all inclusive resort in Tulum)

Newly renovated, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum All Inclusive is better than ever!

The perfect getaway, you really do have it all here: private beach, pools, a tennis court, fitness and wellness center, nine bars, four restaurants, a waterpark, nightclub, adjacent casino — and more!

We had a great time and wish we stayed longer!

—Tabatha (read more reviews)

If you want to leave the resort and explore the area, Xel-Há Water Park is just 10 minutes away by car from the Bahia Grand Tulum.

You’re also not far from many of the best cenotes in Tulum, and Akumal Bay, where you can snorkel and swim with the turtles.

🚙💨 If you’re planning to do a few Tulum day trips like these, consider renting a car in Cancun so you can visit at your own pace.

Read more Bahia Principe Tulum reviews

I had an amazing stay and looking forward to returning. The facilities and staff were amazing! — Natalie

Beautiful beach, clean, very good restaurants, great value overall. —Mayra

How far is Cancun TO Bahia Principe Grande Tulum?

Distance: 68 miles (109 km) | Drive time: 1 hour, 30 minutes | Bahia Principe Grand Tulum address: Carretera Federal Chetumal-Benito Juarez Km. 250, 77760 Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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8. Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal Resort

The giant outdoor pool is one of the best parts of Luxury Bahia Principe Resort. (All Photos: Expedia, Best all inclusive resort Tulum)

A great option for families with kids, who do want to enjoy some alone time, Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal has an adults-only area, and an open area for all to enjoy.

All adult guests will have unlimited access to both, while the youngsters can stick to the Kids Club.

Best all inclusive I’ve been to and beautiful resort.

Faye (read more reviews)

✈️ Have a late flight into Cancun Airport? No worries — There’s 24-hour reception at the front desks!

There’s also additional amenities to make your stay comfortable, like daily housekeeping, free WiFi throughout the property, laundry services (additional cost), and direct beach access.

Read more Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal Reviews

We liked everything… the staff really made you feel like royalty. Helpful and gracious the entire time! —Kimberly

Food was delightful, staff was very friendly, amenities were plentiful and clean. —Mark

How far is Cancun TO Bahia Principe Luxury Resort?

Distance: 68 miles (109 km) | Drive time: 1 hour, 30 minutes | Bahia Principe Grand Tulum address: Playa Aventuras, Chetumal-Cancun km. 250, Solidaridad, 77760 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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9. Bahia Principe Grand Coba Resort

A true inclusive family resort, Bahia Principe Grand Coba is the perfect hotel for guests of all ages. (All Photos: Expedia, All inclusive Tulum vacations)

Bahia Principe Grand Coba is located on Half Moon Bay, very close to the world-famous lagoon where you can snorkel with the turtles in Akumal Bay 🐢

On the beach just in front of the resort, there’s also great snorkeling, as well as windsurfing and other water sports.

Beautiful property, plenty of activities on-site, food and drinks were good, staff was friendly, funny, and attentive… I would definitely come back.

—Nichelle (read more reviews)

A great resort for families, there’s a Kids’ Club House and mini-waterpark pool to enjoy, but just as many amenities for adults.

Enjoy swim-up bars, Bahia Spa with a hammam Turkish bath and massage services, tennis court, fitness center, and a nightclub.

Dine at all of the seven restaurants, and relax by the two large pools or play a game of beach volleyball.

⛳️ Golfers will love the proximity to Riviera Maya Golf Club, while the kids can play mini-golf or ride bikes all around the property.

Read more Bahia Principe Coba reviews

The staff was exceptional. The hotel was wonderful and the food choices were delicious and plentiful. Fantastic hotel for families. —Quinn

Comfy bed, Plenty of food choices, Nice pools. —Dan

How far is Cancun TO Bahia Principe Grand Coba Resort?

Distance: 62 miles (100 km) | Drive time: 1 hour, 45 minutes | Bahia Principe Coba address: Carretera Federal Chetumal- Benito Juarez Km. 250 Local B Municipio, 77760 Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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10. Villa Playaakun (All-Inclusive Private Villa)

Nature lovers will fall in love with the white-sand beaches and tropical gardens surrounding this home. (Photo: Villa Playaakun Eco-Luxury Beach Retreat)

Featured in Forbes magazine, Villa Playaakun is eco-chic luxury at its finest — as it’s essentially your own private Tulum all-inclusive resort!

When booking, you get the whole five-bedroom, oceanfront house, with a housekeeper, security guard, private beach, private pool and private chef.

The villa is stunning and offers everything you need… We will definitely be back to this paradise.

—Tene Sommer (Tripadvisor review)

You have the lush jungle of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to one side, and the Caribbean Sea to the other.

You’re just minutes away from the heart of Tulum at this all inclusive boutique hotel — straight from the pages of luxury travel magazines!

💎 Note: With a maximum capacity of 10 guests, this is truly one of the most exclusive all inclusive resorts Tulum Mexico has!

How far is Cancun TO Playaakun Resort?

Distance: 81 miles (130 km) | Drive time: 2 hours | Playaakun Address: Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Kaan, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, 77760 Tulum, Q.R. Mexico | Google maps | Book now

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Tulum All Inclusive Resorts: Frequently Asked Questions

Follow That Dream to Tulum, the perfect place for beautiful beaches and more! (Photo: Tulum Follow That Dream Sign, Alex Azabache via Unsplash)

Is Tulum open for travel?

Yes — Tulum, Mexico is open! In fact, it never really closed to travelers.

For the most current information on Tulum, bookmark this article, Is Tulum Open for Travel Right Now? It is updated monthly to reflect any changes about Tulum Mexico travel during to Covid-19.

What’s the best time to visit Tulum?

The best time to go to Tulum is from November to April, during the dry season, when the weather’s cool and the mosquitoes are at bay. This is also the high season or busy season, so expect the biggest crowds and highest price tags.

Located in the Caribbean, Tulum is susceptible to hurricanes and bad storms in the rainy season of May to late-October. However, if you don’t mind some rain, prices are lowest in the Tulum off-season, from June to September.

Tulum weather

🥵 Keep in mind temperatures often feel 5°-10°F hotter because of the humidity.

Is Tulum safe for travelers?

For the most part, Tulum is safe for travelers. That’s not to say bad things don’t happen in Tulum; they do. However, if you always remain aware of yourself, your surroundings and your belongings, you should be safe in Tulum, Mexico.

🚨 If Tulum and Mexico travel safety are on your mind, check out Is Tulum Safe to Travel to Right Now, and purchase travel insurance for Mexico.

Where is Tulum, Mexico?

Tulum is located in Quintana Roo State, one of the three states that make up Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

It is located about two hours south of Cancun, and one hour south of Playa del Carmen. To the west, you’ll find the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza and the colorful colonial city of Merida.

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What’s the closest airport to Tulum?

There’s no Tulum airport, and the closest airport to Tulum is Cancun International Airport (code: CUN).

You’ll need to fly there, and then make your way 1.5-2 hours south to Tulum. But don’t worry — it’s very easy to travel from Cancun to Tulum Mexico.

📍 How far is Tulum from Cancun? The distance from Cancun to Tulum is about 73 miles (118 km), and about 1.5 hours of drive time in normal traffic. 

What’s the best way to get from Cancun to Tulum?

The best way to get from Cancun Airport to Tulum is via private shuttle service with Cancun Airport Transportation.

This is by far the safest, easiest, fastest, most stress-free and most hassle-free way to get from Cancun Airport to your Tulum all-inclusive resort, with door to door service.

🚗💨 Note: There’s no Uber in Cancun, and no Uber in Tulum!

What are the best things to do in Tulum, Mexico?

The famous Ven a la Luz wooden man statue, the entryway to Ahau Tulum Resort and Raw Love Cafe.

There’s no shortage of Tulum things to do when off-resort.

You can explore the ancient Mayan Ruins near Tulum (including the Tulum Ruins), take photos at the Tulum Instagram spots (like Azulik Tulum), go for a swim in the Tulum Cenotes, and take a day trip to Valladolid or Lake Bacalar.

As you’re on a beach vacation, don’t miss the popular beach clubs in Tulum.

These include Casa Malca, once owned by Pablo Escobar (don’t miss the famous underground indoor swimming pool), La Zebra, Coco Tulum and Nomade Tulum, one of the best Tulum Mexico hotels.

What do I pack for Tulum All Inclusive Resorts?

Wondering what to put on your Tulum packing list?

Since the resort will have much of what you need, you’ll want to pack lots of bathing suits, and light, breathable clothing for your Mexico outfits. Tulum is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, which has a hot, tropical climate year-round.

🧳 Besides clothes, here are a few suggestions on what to pack for Tulum Mexico:

Final Thoughts: Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum

🤔 Wondering, Are all inclusive Tulum resorts worth it?

YES — What’s not to love about paying one price for everything, and enjoying exclusive service on one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches in the world?! Tulum all-inclusives are great because all you have to do is show up, and enjoy.

Here are my personal picks for the Best All Inclusive Resorts in Tulum:
💃🕺🏼Adults Only: Kore Tulum Retreat & Spa Resort
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family-Friendly: Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
🤑 Splurge: Bahia Principe Grand Tulum (located near Tulum)

If you need even more recommendations, check out UNICO 20°N 87°W Riviera Maya (adults only), Hilton Tulum All Inclusive Resort (all ages), and Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa (formerly Grand Oasis Tulum), which has a great waterpark area for the kiddos.

Mexico Travel Planning Guide

🚑 Should I buy Mexico travel insurance?

100% YES! — With basic coverage averaging just $5-10USD per day, enjoy peace of mind with a plan from World Nomads, the biggest name in travel insurance. (Read more)

💧Can you drink the water in Mexico?

No — You’ll want to buy a Water-To-Go Bottle, which filters your drinking water so you don’t get sick from drinking water in Mexico, and helps keep you hydrated while traveling Mexico. (Read more)

🚙💨 Is it safe to rent a car in Mexico?

Yes — Renting a car in Mexico is one of the best ways to see the country! I always rent with Discover Cars, which checks both international companies and local Mexican companies, so you get the best rates. (Read more)

📲 Will my phone work in Mexico?

Maybe — It depends on your company, so check with your provider. If you don’t have free Mexico service, buy a Telcel SIM Card. As Mexico’s largest carrier, Telcel has the best coverage of any Mexico SIM Cards. (Read more)

🏩 What’s the best way to book my Mexico accommodations?

For Mexico hotels, Booking is the best site, but for hostels, use Hostel World. If you’re considering a Mexico Airbnb, don’t forget to also check VRBO, which is often cheaper than Airbnb.

🧳 What do I pack for Mexico?

Head to the Ultimate Mexico Packing List + FREE Checklist Download to get all the info you need on packing for Mexico.

✈️ What’s the best site to buy Mexico flights?

For finding cheap Mexico flights, I recommend Skyscanner.

🎫 Do I need a visa for Mexico?

Likely Not — U.S., Canadian and most European Passport holders don’t need a visa for Mexico; but check here to see if you do need a Mexico travel visa. The majority of travelers will receive a 180-Day FMM Tourist Visa upon arrival.