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23 Best Tulum Hotels With Private Pools (for a Dream Vacay)

Are you planning a trip to Tulum, Mexico?

You’ll want to know where to stay in Tulum.

You’ve already decided to be a sybarite and choose one of the Tulum hotels with private pools.

We get you. We’re suckers for gorgeous hotels with private pools too.

We’ve stayed at many resorts in Mexico with private pool suites.

And you’re in luck. Because oodles of these are found in Tulum. So you have lots of choice when it comes to booking your piece of paradise!

More good news. Some of these places to stay in Tulum with private pools are easy on the wallet too. 

A woman blisses out in her own private pool room in Tulum
Blissing out in your own private pool in Tulum

Luxury Tulum beach hotels with private pools

Let’s start with some of the swankiest Tulum hotels with private pools on the beach.

Woman in private pool at The Beach Tulum
A private pool with an ocean view – heaven! (Credit: The Beach Tulum)

“Private pool” really goes hand-in-hand with “luxury hotel.” So it’s no wonder that some of the best Tulum hotels with private pools happen to be 5-star offerings.

They’re heavy on the luxury but they’re also sustainable. Many are about wellness too.

(Pssst! Check out our post on the different areas to stay in Tulum too! You can choose from Tulum Beach, Tulum Town and Aldea Zama.)

1)  Be Tulum

Oversized Agua Master Suite at Be Tulum, with private pool
This oversized Agua Master Suite at Be Tulum has a full-on view of the Caribbean

The boho Be Tulum is most definitely one of the best Tulum hotels on the beach. Seriously, this place has “exclusive” written all over it!

Of course, the resort is right smack on the beach, facing the blue Caribbean waters. It’s centrally located in Tulum’s Hotel Zone, so you can walk to other restaurants, bars and shops.

And it offers not one but two infinity pools, so you can take a refreshing dip when you’ve had enough of sunning yourself on the sand.

As for accommodation, Be Tulum features a choice 65 chic suites. Some are in the jungle and others are beachfront villas.

The best suites? Those that come with their very own plunge pool or hot tubs, so you don’t have to share.

Be Tulum: Check rates and dates

2) Mi Amor a Colibri Tulum Boutique Hotel

Seafront room with private pool at Mi Amor a Calibri Tulum Boutique Hotel
Mi Amor is all about romance – its rooms with private pools up the romance factor!

Setting is everything.

Close to Tulum’s public Las Palmas Beach (Playa Las Palmas) and situated on a rocky promontory jutting out into the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only property definitely has that.

What it also has is luxury. Higher category rooms come with private plunge pools.

Days can be spent splashing in your very own plunge pool, sunning yourself on the sand or sipping delicious Mexican margaritas at the swim-up pool bar.

As far as Tulum hotels with private plunge pools are concerned, Mi Amor is a top pick.

And not just for the pools. Uniquely, the cabanas here are set on the rocky coastline, so your cocktail hour comes with the soundtrack of crashing waves.

Mi Amor: Check rates and dates

3) Papaya Playa Project

Oceanview private pool suite at Papaya Playa Project
Beach view? In the jungle? You choose your private pool suite’s setting

This 4-star hotel in Tulum is all kinds of beautiful. 

Situated along a 3,000-foot stretch of private beach, Papaya Playa Project perfectly marries boutique and bohemian vibes for a uniquely “Tulum” stay. 

It’s about herb-infused artisanal cocktails, reconnecting with nature at full moon parties and Mayan shaman therapies.

And the rooms? 

These are chic jungle huts, each with their own private plunge pools. Some are rooftop, so you can take a dip among jungle treetops.

Elsewhere, there’s a beachside infinity pool. A perfect choice.

Papaya Playa Project: Check rates and dates

4) Cabanas Tulum

Balcony with hammock, beach chairs and private pool at Cabanas Tulum
A private pool, hammock and an ocean view – all you need for a chill outdoor space

This Tulum hotel with private pools has accommodation options that come in an array of styles and sizes.

There are sleek minimal suites decorated with natural wood furnishings, as well as loft spaces boasting pools and two outdoor terraces each. Some rooms even have private swim-up pools, with direct access to the main hotel pool.

Staying here is all about luxury with a capital “L”.

Unlike some other luxury hotels in Tulum, this one isn’t adults-only.

That said, the minimum age is 14 years old. So, if your kids are older, you can take a family vacation to remember at this Caribbean beachside hotel.

When not dipping in your own pool, the on-site Ziggy’s Beach Club is the place to be, day or night.

There’s a long list of amenities besides, including the very chilled and sassy outdoor pool area, a gym and a yoga studio.

Hotel Cabanas Tulum: Check rates and dates

5) Habitas Tulum

Habital Tulum tent with private pool
Hey, this is different – a luxury tent with a private pool!

Just a couple of miles from the famous Tulum archaeological site, Habitas Tulum is a seriously high-end glamping experience.

Staying here is like going on safari – but at the beach.

It features a collection of 32 luxury canvas tents. Think king-size beds, vintage wood furnishings and outdoor rain showers. And they come with air conditioning too.

Some tents in the jungle also have private pools.

If you thought it was all about being at one with nature in tents, you’d be (half) wrong.

With a spa and a menu featuring delicious Spanish and Moorish cuisine, this place is also very much about living it up. 

For another thing, it’s one of the best Tulum resorts with plunge pools, and there’s a main beachfront pool to soak up some stunning scenery too.

Habitas Tulum: Check rates and dates

6) Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum

A young woman by her private pool suite at Ma'xanab Tulum
Chilling in Tulum…

Just steps from the beach, on grounds dotted with palm trees and tropical plants, the 5-star Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum is a well-balanced option. 

You’re close to other restaurants and beach clubs. But you’re also far enough away that you can still soak up some much-needed all-encompassing tranquility.

The infinity pool here overhangs the beach itself. It affords some spectacular views out over the ocean as you swim or lounge around in the water. 

Some rooms have the added luxury of small private pools with equally awesome ocean views.

Hotel Ma’xanab Tulum: Check rates and dates

7) La Zebra

Beachfront private pool suite at La Zebra, Tulum
This private pool suite is right on the beach and steps from the ocean

La Zebra is yet another of the luxury properties scattered along South Tulum Beach. 

But this one comes with historic value. It’s actually set inside a former coconut plantation. 

The rooms don’t exactly reflect this, however. 

Instead, La Zebra has been transformed into a small luxury resort.

Its beach chic rooms are kitted out with reams of high-quality details like tropical wood décor, walk-in showers and organic toiletries. Some of these rooms come with private plunge pools.

As well, there’s an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar for the ultimate in daytime indulgence.

La Zebra Tulum: Check rates and dates

8) Nomade Hotel Tulum

A Nomade villa with private pool

Tulum has this curious way of turning treehouse lodgings and bamboo cabins into luxurious wellness retreats. 

Nowhere is this more true than at Nomade Hotel Tulum. 

Tucked away in a slice of land between jungle and white sand beach, this 4-star hotel features a scattering of suites, most of which have their own plunge pools.

When you’re not reading a book or sipping a cocktail in your plunge pool, you can embark on a veritable wellness journey at Nomade.

This is thanks to its schedule of music ceremonies, yoga classes and other programs designed to align body and mind. 

Nomade Tulum: Check rates and dates

9) The Beach Tulum

Junior Suite with a private pool at The Beach Tulum
Junior Suite with a private pool at The Beach Tulum

Of course, with a name like The Beach Tulum, you can bet there’s easy access to the powdery sands and turquoise seas Tulum is famous for. 

The hotel bills itself as “beachfront luxury at its best” – and we can confirm this is exactly what this 5-star property serves up.

Strewn around this adults-only resort are 28 rooms. All have private plunge pools – some on rooftop terraces, others on leafy verandas. They provide a private realm to refresh and unwind in this tropical paradise.

There’s also the added bonus of having a luxury beach club at your disposal. With cocktails at the ready, it’s time for days spent doing utterly nothing.

The Beach Tulum Hotel: Check rates and dates

10) Tago Tulum

Private pool suite with an ocean view at Tago Tulum
A private pool with an ocean view

Palm trees? Check. Powdery white sand beaches? Check. Outdoor swimming pool? Check. 

Tago Tulum has all the bases covered when it comes to Tulum hotels with private pools. 

In fact, this luxury beachfront property features elegant rooms that boast plunge pools where you can stroll right out of bed and into your pool. 

Throw in a private beach club for good measure (one that serves up some uber-delicious modern Mexican cuisine) and this one is a winner.

Tago Tulum: Check rates and availability

11) Jashita Hotel

A villa at Jashita Hotel, Tulum, with a petal-sprinkled private plunge pool
A Jashita villa with a petal-sprinkled private plunge pool

Some 30 luxury suites comprise the guest rooms at Jashita Hotel.

It hugs secluded Soliman Bay, a 10-minute drive from the center of Tulum. 

And from the fresh Mexican fruit basket as a welcome gift to its beautiful spa, this upscale retreat offers everything you could imagine from a 5-star beachside hotel.

Unlike many Tulum hotels which are couples-oriented, Jashita Hotel welcomes families.

While you can choose from one of three outdoor swimming pools to swim in (and lounge around), there’s also the choice of booking a room with a private plunge pool. Go for it!

One particularly luxurious option is the one-bedroom apartment. The private rooftop terrace comes with its own private pool.

In short, if you want luxury, privacy and tranquility, Jashita Hotel is a great option.

Jashita Hotel, Tulum: Check rates and dates

Affordable beachfront Tulum resorts with private pools 

Tulum hotels with private pools don’t have to break the bank, however. They don’t even have to be overly luxurious. 

In fact, there are some much more affordable hotels where you can still relish the bonus of a private pool in Tulum. And yes, these ones are beachside too.

12) Mereva Tulum by Blue Sky

Each Master Beachfront Suite at Mereva Tulum has a bathtub-sized plunge pool for two on the balcony.
Each Master Beachfront Suite has a bathtub-sized plunge pool for two

About a 10-minute drive from downtown Tulum, Mereva Tulum has a gorgeous beachfront location plus two outdoor swimming pools for all your aquatic desires. 

Rooms here are stylish – even though the room prices are more affordable than other more luxurious resorts.

Choose from minimalist rooms with garden views, seating areas and flat-screen TVs.

Or go all out and book yourself one of the Master Beachfront Suites. They have private plunge pools and ocean vistas. 

Mereva Tulum by Blue Sky: Check rates and dates

13) Chiringuito Tulum

Private plunge pool at Chiringuito Tulum
Your plunge pool awaits at Chiringuito Tulum

One of the best things about Chiringuito Tulum is its effortless style combination of Mediterranean luxe and laid-back Caribbean tranquility. 

Located right on the beach, this boutique hotel has some amazing private pool credentials. Suites here have a seriously cool selection of rooftop private plunge pools.

There’s also the all-important hotel pool, which is a decked area shaded by palms. 

If you’re here to relax, you’ll fit right in.

This place is not about partying at all. Instead, it’s all about unwinding in a hotel that blends in seamlessly with the natural environment.

Chiringuito Tulum: Check rates and dates

14) Ikal Tulum Hotel

Tree-shaded private plunge pool at Ikal Tulum Hotel
When it gets too hot, you can cool off in this tree-shaded plunge pool

If you’re looking for an affordable combo of high-end jungle chic and beachfront luxury, Ikal Tulum Hotel really delivers.

And its private pool offerings make this place even better value-for-money. 

You get to stay in a rustic suite with your own private plunge pool. There’s even a treehouse with a private pool. 

The minibar is stocked with not only chocolates and snacks, but local Kombucha and CBD gummies.

Then there’s the restaurant, the beach bar (go for the cucumber margaritas), cacao ceremonies and yoga classes.

It’s the kind of place where you can really let your hair down and relax.

Ikal Tulum: Check rates and dates

15) O’Tulum Boutique Hotel

O'Tulum is an affordable beachfront Tulum hotel with private pool suites.
O’Tulum is an affordable beachfront Tulum hotel with private pool suites

A total of three outdoor pools certainly puts O’Tulum Boutique Hotel in the running for one of the best Tulum hotels with a private pool. 

Small, quaint and with rustic-chic vibes, this boutique property also has a number of rooms with private plunge pools to unwind in. 

Right on the beach, and a little further away from Tulum Town (extra points for peacefulness), it’s the perfect place if you’re looking for a beachside property that doesn’t cost the Earth.

O’Tulum Boutique Hotel: Check rates and dates

16) Dune Boutique Hotel

Dune Boutique Hotel private pool room in Tulum, Mexico
Can you see the private plunge pool on the balcony of this room?

Chic, bohemian and set right in the party zone of Tulum, Dune Boutique Hotel may not be nestled in the jungle, but it still feels like a laid-back retreat to unwind after a night of hedonism. 

And, hey, sometimes the best cure for whatever you did the night before is refreshing yourself in your private plunge pool. 

But there’s also an outdoor pool area, where you can enjoy a fresh juice (or a cocktail) with views of the ocean. 

Dune Boutique Hotel: Check rates and dates

Best hotels in Tulum with private pools (not on the beach)

Not all the best hotels on Mexico’s Maya Riviera are actually on the beach. 

Tulum has a unique jungle setting that has resulted in a number of lodges, eco-retreats and resorts being set right in the heart of nature itself. Private pools and all. 

The following are some of the best hotels in downtown Tulum offering rooms and suites with private plunge pools.

17) Hotel Bardo

Sunken private pool suite at Hotel Bardo, Tulum
Step right from your room into your sunken pool

Yes, it’s not be on the beach. But Hotel Bardo is the ideal vacation spot for those who want an all-natural break. 

Surrounded by jungle, this adults-only hotel features much more than just air-conditioned rooms in a rustic-chic setting.

Bicycles? Indeed! Take advantage of the handy free bikes. 

There’s plenty to explore on the doorstep here – including the Tulum ruins just over three miles away (see our guide to visiting the Tulum Mayan ruins). 

And when you want to chill, Hotel Bardo’s lush outdoor pool looks more like one of the cenotes in the Riviera Maya than a man-made swimming hole.

There are even plunge pools in some suites. Who needs the beach!

Hotel Bardo, Tulum: Check rates and dates

18) Orchid House Tulum

Villa Vainilla is a beautiful 3-bedroom villa with a private pool at Orchid House Tulum
In the heart of Tulum’s Aldea Zama area, Villa Vainilla is a beautiful 3-bedroom villa with a private pool

The intimate Orchid House Tulum has just 10 rooms to its name. And, snuggled in the jungle, it’s secluded to say the least. 

This 5-star lodging is centered on nature, with a warren of trails and walkways that lead around the property – and to its tree-lined swimming pool.

There’s a choice of luxe jungle rooms and what are billed as Master Suites. On the upper floor, these Master Suites feature indoor-outdoor private plunge pools.

There are also villas with private pools. 

Certainly, this is one Tulum resort with private pools to keep on your radar if you like things uncomplicated.

Orchid House Tulum: Check rates and dates

19) Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel

Private pool room at Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel in Tulum
Gaze up at the trees as you chill in this private pool

As you might be able to tell from the name, Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel is another Tulum hotel set in the swath of jungle that edges the coast here. 

Perhaps they do it better than others – arriving at this adults-only hotel feels like entering into another world entirely.

As well as being completely engulfed by tropical plant life, Jungle Lodge is anchored by two outdoor swimming pools. 

Swish suites and villas come with indoor-outdoor bathrooms, minimalist private plunge pools and hammocks. And having the jungle on your doorstep at every turn is part of the charm.

Jungle Lodge Boutique Hotel, Tulum: Check rates and dates

20) KAN Tulum

Jungle room with private infinity pool at KAN Tulum
Fancy a room with a private infinity pool in the jungle?

Not all resorts in Tulum with private pools can say their rooms boast actual infinity pools. But KAN can. 

In fact, two rooms at this wellness-centered sustainable hotel have their very own such pools. How luxe is that?

Elsewhere at this beautiful bamboo-constructed eco-lodge, the main outdoor swimming pool reflects the ethos of the hotel. It’s actually a guests-only cenote.

Worried that all this nature means no modern conveniences? Don’t be.

The treehouse-esque rooms each have a coffee machine and strong WiFi to keep you wired. 

KAN Tulum: Check rates and dates

21) Hotel Panacea 

Stay in the Penthouse at Hotel Panacea, Tulum, and you can splash about in this private pool.
Stay in the Penthouse and you can splash about in this private pool

The piece de resistance at Hotel Panacea is its snazzy outdoor swimming pool area.

This zone of design and watery goodness offers a choice of two pools to enjoy, surrounded by comfy seating areas and shaded by tropical greenery.

As Hotel Panacea is a condo-hotel, it’s particularly appealing to families. 

Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, with a separate living room and dining area.

The trendy rooms (think polished concrete floors and minimalist furnishings) boast garden views. And the Penthouse has a private rooftop plunge pool.

It’s like staying in a private world within a private world.

Hotel Panacea: Check rates and dates

Best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum, Mexico, with private pool access

Hotels with private plunge pools in Tulum don’t have to be luxury boutique offerings.

There are several much larger all-inclusive resorts near Tulum, where you can also experience the perk of private pools. 

Typically, they offer airport transfers to take you to and from their property. And they come with countless amenities to make your stay completely effortless.

22) Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Swim-up suites at Dreams Tulum
Swim-up suites at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

The 5-star Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is set along two miles of pristine coastline and backed by acres of jungle. It definitely feels secluded and a place to get away from it all, even if it is a large resort.

As you’d expect, it has a long list of amenities for you to indulge in during your stay – like multiple restaurants, spa treatments, tennis courts and on-site shopping.

But we’re talking pools here.

There’s a choice of two outdoor swimming pools.

As well, some Preferred Club suites have direct swim-out access to a heated pool from their private terrace.

They may not be true private pool suites, but they’re pretty close – and they offer the utmost luxury.

Dreams Tulum Resort: Check rates and dates

23) Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Preferred Club junior suite at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
Preferred Club junior suites like this have plunge pools on their terraces

All-inclusive resorts in Tulum don’t get much better than this.

Okay, it’s not exactly right in Tulum, but we wanted to include it here because it’s close enough (in Akumal). And it gets great reviews.

An enormous complex with over 400 suites to choose from, this adults-only resort is all about enjoying the good life. It’s a memorable place to do so.

The sea water is crystal clear, the snorkeling is excellent and thatched palapas on the beach are perfect for relaxing.

As for the food, restaurants include the French-inspired Bordeaux, an elegant Mexican resto and an Italian trattoria.

The sizeable grounds of Secrets Akumal Rivieria Maya are centered around a total of three outdoor swimming pools.

But the pool flex is much stronger than this selection.

Some suites come with direct swim-out access, where you can slide right into a large shared pool from your terrace. You can also find Preferred Club Junior Suites with their own private plunge pools.

You barely even have to get out of bed for a refreshing morning dip.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya: Check rates and dates

That wraps up this collection of Tulum hotels with private pools!

Tulum Hotels With Private Pools
Feel like you’re on top of the world relaxing in your private rooftop pool here (Credit: Papaya Playa Project)

There you have it – these are the best Tulum hotels with private pool suites.

What’s your style?

Wellness and yoga in the jungle or a boutique beach club on the powdery white sands of Tulum? Rustic-chic boutique or big all-inclusive resort?

Whatever your style, you can find it and get your very own private pool in Tulum too.

And when you’ve had enough of days by the pool?

There are so many awesome things you can do in the Riviera Maya that it’s impossible to get tired of this beautiful place.

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Best Tulum Hotels With Private Pools

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