Situated between the pristine beaches of Tulum and the mystic Mayan jungle, La Valise is the perfect getaway to indulge in the magical contrast of two worlds. Deriving from the French word “The Suitcase”, La Valise is an intimate property that effortlessly blends local culture, nature and luxury that will help you forget any “baggage” that you brought along with you. From the staff that goes above and beyond, to the blissful beaches, gourmet restaurants and charming villas, La Valise provides an indelible experience not soon to be forgotten.

Location

Is La Valise located on the beach in Tulum? What is nearby?

Make your way down Tulum’s famous beach road to La Valise where you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink to sip as you’re shown to your room. This little patch of paradise is nestled among the palm trees on Tulum Beach. The ocean is your backyard and just a kilometer north, you’ll find the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sian Kaan natural Biosphere. Take a stroll along the beach, bop into the boutique shops or enjoy delicious coastal cuisines from the rustic-themed restaurants that line the streets nearby. La Valise is in the prime location to enjoy all!

Key Facts

  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is just a short 10-minute walk from the hotel
  • La Valise Tulum has its own private beach
  • Tulum’s oceanfront Mayan ruins are a 25-minute drive away

What is special?

  • enjoy the laidback barefoot vibes while you laze in the white hammocks dotting the property and feel the gentle seabreeze caress your skin
  • take a refreshing dive into the cool waters of a Mayan cenote (a natural pool) to stave off the Tulum heat
  • dance the night away and feel the vibe of Tulum at the bars just outside the hotel’s entrance

What do the guests say?

  • we loved that La Valise Tulum is close to all other restaurants and parties but far enough to have quiet night
  • it is impossible to forget this piece of paradise called La Valise
  • I walked a few blocks along the coast and realized that La Valise is the best hotel in Tulum — it’s perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway

Accommodation

How many rooms are at La Valise Tulum? What does the interior look like?

With its cream-colored walls and stripped wood furniture, La Valise was designed to blend perfectly into the elements. The rustic jungle bungalows are adorned with intriguing wooden pieces from Mexican artisans and boast an open-air concept that allows sunlight to spill in, casting an ethereal glow throughout the space. With just nine rooms and suites, the small size of this impeccable property means it’s an intimate stay with personable staff always available to meet your every need.

Key Facts

  • all rooms feature handcrafted furnishings
  • seafront rooms include en-suite bathrooms and hammocks
  • room service is available and daily breakfast is included for all guests
  • the hotel has five oceanfront suites in the main house and four jungle rooms at the back

What is special?

  • roll your expansive king-size bed onto your private expansive terrace and sleep under the stars in the Master Suite
  • unwind and relax in a large hammock on your terrace, overlooking the sea, in the Beachfront Upper room
  • step out of your cocoon of comfort and directly onto the beach in the Beachfront Lower room

What do the guests say?

  • La Valise is one of the best hotels in Tulum and worth the money
  • the stay at La Valise is a proper Tulum experience — just the right amount of luxury with simplicity
  • La Valise hotel is a fantastic and memorable experience — it’s done incredibly well and doesn’t feel like a cliché

Pools & Spa

Is there a pool at La Valise? What types of spa services are on offer?

Sun-filled days and perfect margaritas make it easy to want to spend your days lounging by the pools and basking in the fine art of nothingness. If you want a change of scenery, simply head down the sandy, palm-fringed path that leads to the beach and take your pick of comfy day beds to relax on. To dive deeper into your wellness and wellbeing while in Tulum, book a Yucatán-influenced spa treatment that ranges from Mayan cocoa body scrubs to deep tissue rosemary eucalyptus massages.

Key Facts

  • spa services include deep-tissue massages, body scrubs, and body treatments
  • the property boasts two infinity-edge plunge pools
  • private yoga classes and meditative breathwork sessions are available

What is special?

  • uplift your soul with signature Mayan healing rituals such as sound healing, chakra harmonizing, and couples lunar ceremonies
  • treat yourself to an invigorating and harmonizing natural spa therapies on the beach or in the comforts of your own room
  • soak up some sun at the adults-only infinity pools, with a cool drink in hand

What do the guests say?

  • La Valise is a real paradise with an incredible pool!
  • I would recommend the Lunar Ritual Couples Massage – it was a really amazing experience!
  • the pools were the perfect cooling temperature and the mango margaritas were the perfect compliment

Culinary

Where can I dine at La Valise? What types of foods are served?

La Valise’s sister restaurant, NÜ is right across the street and lives up to its ethos of coming together. Founded by seven chefs from Mexico City, this open-air is a fine-dining restaurant set in the jungle and serves up a blend of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine. Guests can also enjoy Mediterranean and middle easter flavors at Itzik Restaurant as well. For breakfast, a delicious spread is laid out for guests to fuel their bodies and jump start the day, with a juice bar, fresh fruits, yogurts, pastries and breads.

Key Facts

  • decadent breakfasts and an all-day Mexican menu are served at casual beachfront restaurant La Valise
  • custom beverages and cocktails are supplied by NÜ Restaurant
  • NÜ earned Travel + Leisure’s five best restaurants in Riviera Maya award

What is special?

  • relish in a culinary adventure in the midst of the jungle, surrounded by waving palm trees and under the night’s twinkling sky
  • candles, lamps, and the scent of copal at NÜ creates a spiritual and mystical ambiance
  • head chef Cesar Castañeda and his team has reinvented national staples like mole and ceviche

What do the guests say?

  • we absolutely loved NÜ and Itzik, and the complimentary daily drink
  • you can’t go wrong with NÜ and Itzik directly across the street…truly world class food and presentation
  • the sister restaurant NÜ was one of our favorite top two in the city

Activities

La Valise is a small property. Are there any activities to do while there?

When the ocean is at your doorsteps, the adventures are endless! Guests can enjoy watersports abound, from Kitesurfing to snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing. La Valise also offers immersive experiences that will leave you feeling inspired and with a new appreciation for life. Enjoy yoga workouts while as the sounds of the ocean serve as a calming soundtrack, reconnect with nature and cool off in one of the many cenotes nearby, or simply hop on a bicycle and explore the best of Tulum.

Key Facts

  • La Valise offers an assortment of nature and wellness experiences
  • vintage cruiser bikes are available for guests to use at their convenience
  • the hotel offers concierge services to help guests book experiences and excursions

What is special?

  • explore the Sian Kaan reserve with dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles
  • float the day away on a journey down the “lazy rivers” of the Mayan canals followed by a sunset picnic
  • discover one of the most beautiful Mayan ruin sites at the Tulum Ruins that overlooks the ocean

What do the guests say?

  • the concierge team really take pride in making your stay as stress free and enjoyable as possible
  • we had an early excursion and the concierge team had a private boxed lunch waiting for us so we weren’t hungry
  • the Sian Kaan safari experience is not to be missed while in Tulum

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