Coco Chanel once said: “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” And we couldn’t agree more.

Enjoying the luxurious gifts that life brings your way shouldn’t be seen just as a means to spend money. It’s a gift to one’s self.  And this is exactly what this story is about. Rewarding yourself for being yourself and celebrating your time on this planet called Earth. By visiting Tulum and   choosing one among the best Tulum boutique hotels to treat yourself a little bit.

Today, we’re talking about luxury. But not solo. Luxury combined with romance. 

Time for your favorite history lesson

Tulum was once referred to as Zama, which in the Mayan language, means “dawn.” After it was discovered by Juan de Grijalva in the early 1800s, it was renamed to Tulum, which means “wall.” Our guess is because the city was walled at the time.

Tulum and luxury always went hand in hand. There might not have been any Tulum resorts and spas back then, but it was a crossroads for trade, and a prosperous civilization. Today, visitors can take a look at how people used to live due to its well-reserved coastal historical sites.

Now, the wall is still there offering many romantic and picturesque moments as well as some Instagram-worthy views. C’mon. Get your camera out and do it!

Photo Credits: Be My Travel Muse
Tulum is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico with many luxury resorts and beach hotels springing up in Tulum like mushrooms. The history, the romantic sunsets, the luxurious vibe with the cabanas on the beach, and, of course, the fact that it’s close to Cancun make it one of the best places to visit in Latin America.

“But where’s the luxury? Where’s the romance?” you might ask. Everywhere.

Luxurious and Romantic Things to Do in Tulum

But we know you didn’t click on this link for the history per se. So, let’s cut to the chase. Here’s a list of five romantic and luxurious things to do in Tulum, Mexico.

Spend a day at a spa

Tulum is the perfect place for relaxation. And in relaxation romance blooms. Luckily there are many places to get the full Mayan-inspired treatment. But there are also many Tulum luxury resorts and spas in the town to get a massage, a relaxing session, or just a dive in the pool. Or, you could simply relax at Hotel Jashita's gorgeous pool, voted as one of the best hotel pools to relax in America!

Extra tip: There are even spas that can teach you about the ancient methods Mayans used to release energy and relax.

Bike around the town

Tulum is a natural beauty. A jungle paradise. A jewel of the Mayan Riviera. The best way to explore it should be on a bicycle.

With less than $5 a day, you’ll be able to see places not accessible by a vehicle. Don’t be shy. There are many cyclists in Tulum, and the bicycle tracks are completely safe. The only problem you might encounter is the traffic in the afternoon. For a romantic ride away from traffic jams and a thousand pairs of eyes, pick a time early in the morning.

Photo Credits: TripAdvisor Ziggy Beach (Tulum)

Swim in the crystal waters

Tulum’s waters are made of heaven. So, you can search for all the best hotels in Tulum you want, but, at the end of the day, the moment you arrive, you’ll want to taste Paradise just by diving into these magical waters. Wear your swimsuit and go diving, snorkeling, or even fishing.

For an even more spectacular experience, dive into the cenotes, these sinkholes filled with sparkling waters. And the good news is that they’re everywhere — and we mean everywhere. For a more picturesque experience, Xel-Há cenotes are the best ones to visit. They’re in the heart of the jungle.

Relax on the Ziggy Beach

Picture this. Palm trees. A quiet Tulum beach, an endless coastline, and billions of sand grains. You’re holding a cocktail in your hand, and your better half is lying next to you. This image in your head is from Ziggy Beach, the perfect, quiet Tulum beach.

Ziggy isn’t just a place where you lay your towel on the sand and just get some vitamin D, enough to keep you going for the rest of the year. It’s the face of luxurious Tulum with comfortable sunbeds, cabanas, swings, and the ocean. Get some rest, charge your batteries, enjoy the local food. It’s to die for. Oh, food!

Photo Credits: Jashita Hotel

Enjoy a romantic dinner

The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Book a table on the beach or in the jungle. Have a starter cocktail. Order salads, meat, or fish. Get a fancy bottle of wine. And enjoy a candlelit dinner at a romantic restaurant in one of Tulum beachfront hotels where local delicacies are in full abundance.

When all is eaten and drunk, have a romantic stroll on the beach, sit on the sand, and gaze at the stars. In Tulum, your love and romance multiply by ten. For romantic dinner ideas, we highly urge you to check out this special hotel collection with the most atmospheric hotel restaurants in the world ~ you will find a familiar hotel name there!

Where to stay in Tulum

With all these fancy activities, all the luxurious hours of happiness, and the romantic walks, you need a place in full harmony with this rich experiences you’re going to have.

Hotel Jashita is the one.

With six different types of suites, right next to the ocean and just a breath away from the city and the ancient ruins, Hotel Jashita promises to give couples the luxurious vacation they had been looking for. 

Seeking for a Tulum lodging, to satisfy even the most sophisticated traveler? 

Are you and your loved one the adventurous types? Ask the reception to sign you up for special snorkeling and diving lessons at Playa de Carmen. Are you more easy going and relaxed? Pay a visit to the Caoba Spa & Yoga Studio at Jashita. Hungry all the time? PANDANO, Hotel Jashita’s Restaurant & Grill, serves Italian-Mexican dishes with a touch of international cuisine.

Want an insider’s tip? Try the special grilled lobster and the fresh fish carpaccio. 

Sounds luxurious, right?