Welcome to my review of the Azulik Resort! My name is Michael and I’m 38 years old. I was born and raised in France, and currently live in Paris. I work in TV but have always traveled since I had the opportunity to do so. It’s hard to say why I have traveled so much apart from the fact that I think traveling makes you richer. There is so much to learn and be amazed at.
But since the pandemic, travel has been more of a challenge. As I started to look into it, some countries like the Emirates and Mexico were easier to visit than others. The truth is that we had to postpone our Mexico trip twice as it wasn’t the best time to go with lockdowns in France. Mexico was always on my list and so I was very glad that in the end I could finally go!
First Impressions of Azulik Resort
As I follow travel accounts on Instagram, it was inevitable that Azulik would be high on my hotel list in Tulum. You would almost need to be a blind Instagrammer to not know about Azulik! I stayed there for a couple of nights and was blown away by the quality and magic of the place.
My first impression was that the resort was located close to the main road in Tulum (I somehow thought it was in the jungle). However, when I stepped inside, I realised that I was transported away from the city and into a new environment. This initial surprise turned into a very good impression.
The Lovely Sky Villa Rooms
We stayed in a SKY villa room which overlooked the ocean. This is the top category of rooms unless you book one of the big villas. The room was a good 8/10: it had views towards the ocean on one side, jungle views on another side and views of the hotel’s nests on the third side.
The beds in these rooms are round shaped and comfortable. However, you have to keep in mind that the air conditioning isn’t very efficient because the rooms are made of wood and aren’t temperature proof.
As for the bathroom, it’s how one would imagine. You get to use a huge bathtub in the shape of a leaf and the pipes feel like they are tree branches, camouflaged and imitating nature. There is also a second bathtub on the outdoor terrace. It’s a relaxing place to soak and enjoy the ocean view.
Amenities and Facilities at Azulik
The resort uses l’Occitane en Provence for their bed and bath products. Azulik has no swimming pool but it has two restaurants with nests up in the trees. They have a spa and a private beach but be aware that right now beaches on the riviera are full of seaweed, so it’s not as beautiful as you would normally get to see – rather brown instead of turquoise.
Azulik also has its own art gallery (free for guests) called Sfer Ik. It’s a must see as it has huge architectural masterpieces! Finally, the resort has this cool concierge service called “angels”. They will answer all your questions and will help you with your booking with such efficiency. There is a lot more on offer but you will have to come see it for yourself to find out!
Attractions outside the Hotel
As mentioned, Azulik Resort is located off one of the main roads in Tulum. It’s the road that has all of the beach hotels. One of the things you will want to do while staying there is enjoy a beach club or restaurant. You are also 10 minutes away from the amazing Mayan ruins of Tulum which are a must-see and some epic cenotes which are about 15 minutes drive away.
Highlights for me at Azulik Resort
The positive side to being hot while sleeping is that you wake up early! So we got to admire the sunrise at our villas. Another highlight was that they offer guests a welcome drink in one of the nests – the perfect way to admire the sunset. Oh and they also invite you for a personal and free ritual to get rid of negative energies. It only lasts two minutes but it’s pretty cool.
My Rating of Azulik Resort: 8.5/10
I rate the hotel a good 8.5/10. It’s the architecture that impresses you most. Azulik is also eco-friendly which is the reason why they have no electrical light (only a pink light in the bathtub, one single power outlet and weak air conditioning). I know it may not seem responsible with the climate change going on but when you are used to air conditioning it can be tough.
Tips for your Stay at Azulik Resort
There is no doubt that you will get your fair share of Instagram worthy pictures at Azulik. The hotel feels unique, almost not on this planet. The architecture is wondrous and it blends perfectly into the lush vegetation. Just keep in mind the current situation with the nearby beaches.
The beaches are full of seaweed and this is not only in Tulum but also in Playa del Carmen. Don’t expect turquoise at the moment. Hopefully the beaches get back to normal soon. Be aware also that Azulik is eco-friendly: no toilet paper, no electrical light (candles are more romantic anyway) and poor air conditioning – but WiFi is available and it’s pretty good!