About two hours away from Cancun, tiny Tulum has gained notoriety in recent years and is continuing to pick up the momentum. And if you find yourself searching for a place to rest your head, go no further than this review of the Mi Amor Hotel
The bohemian beach paradise of Tulum has an easy-going vibe, jungle scenery, blazingly white beaches, jade green water and balmy breezes. It’s likely Tulum will soon garner the same level of popularity as its Yucatán Peninsula counterparts, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The laid back luxury of classic Tulum, is preserved with Mi Amor, a quiet and heavenly retreat on the Caribbean.
Mi Amor is a Colibri Boutique Hotel located on the beach strip in Tulum. From the moment you arrive, it feels as if you’ve walked onto a 1950s film set and into the glamour of golden age Mexican cinema. Colibri was a pioneer in the tiny & idyllic town of Tulum. It helped put the Mexican town on the map with the opening of several stylish hotels such as Mezzanine and La Zebra Hotel the last ten years.
Instead of turning right on the Tulum playa promenade, where the majority of the beach clubs and hotels are, take the road less traveled and turn left to find the tranquil oasis of Mi Amor. A sister hotel to La Zebra, it’s a premier option for the romantic getaway, whether it be a honeymoon or a retreat to rekindle some romance. Being a 16+ hotel, there are no children allowed at the property, helping set the mood at Mi Amor as a luxury escape where the focus is just on you and your significant other.
In this jewel of a Caribbean setting, subtle architectural details greet you around every corner. Think contemporary colourful cement tiles, exclusive elements created by Mexican artists & designers, sleek lines, woven swings and a breathtaking open plan design combined with a stunning backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.
Entering Mi Amor, you are greeted by purple flower petals adorning the floor, which lead you to the property’s walkway that navigates the wrap-around shallow wading pool and infinity pool. Directly in front of you, is the restaurant, whose floor to ceiling windows open up to a dreamy ocean view. To the left, the path leads you to the rooms, spa and an illusion-inspiring floating peninsula with a singular cabana, also adorned with flower petals.
Taking the left path and reaching the bungalows, serenity awaits you. Our ground floor room had a balcony with a plunge pool, while the second floor rooms offer a private balcony with views to the ocean. The plunge pool flanks both entrances to the room, one leading to the path to the ocean and the other to a jungle view.
With the solitude of the jungle and the private setting of your room, Mi Amor definitely appeals to couples who are looking for a bit more privacy. The room itself had a rustic luxe vibe, providing a feeling of being tucked away in an intimate cabin in the jungle. The decor was mainly of wood, with a hardwood floor and wood finishes everywhere. Given the placement next to the jungle and poor circulation, the bathroom can get a little stuffy, but the AC provides a lot of comfort in the room.
The staff and service at Mi Amor are top notch, ensuring that all your needs are accommodated. A nightly turndown service, leaving you complimentary tea, a heavenly way to wind down before drifting away.
After waking up, join the other guests for breakfast in the picturesque restaurant with Spanish-style tiles and a view of the aquamarine waves crashing into the cliffs. The menu incorporates both firsts and mains for a delectable breakfast, one of the betters breakfast I’ve ever had.
As the hotel is located on the other side of Tulum playa, Mi Amor provides elegant simplistic seclusion away from the hustle and bustle of burgeoning Tulum so the focus stays on you and love. During your romantic rendezvous, you’re bound to also fall in love with the hotel due to its exquisite details and first class service.