Tulum Dreams

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Earlier this Month I ticked off a place from my Travel Bucket List by visiting Tulum. I’d heard great things about the Boho Destination of Tulum and couldn’t wait to visit with my Family. We stayed at Hotel Esencia, a chic beach retreat around 25 minutes from Tulum Beach set along the Riviera Maya. I’d seen this hotel pop up on my Instagram feed and it looked incredible.

 

After spending a week at this magical place it surpassed all of my expectations…

 

The Esencia estate (once the home of an Italian Duchess) is a mini jungle oasis, dotted with palm trees with little paths leading off to secluded Suites and Villas. We arrived in the evening and were met by a golf buggy to take us to our Villa, with twinkling lights hanging from the Palm Trees leading the way, the excitement was palpable. Our home for the week would be a 2 bedroom whitewashed villa with its own private pool, the perfect mix of rustic & luxury. We were asked what time we would like our coffee, hot chocolate & pastries delivered in the morning… Could this place get any better? We explored the Villa excitedly before crashing out looking forward to exploring the rest of the grounds the next day.

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album
Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

The one bonus of jet lag was waking early ready to enjoy long lazy days on Hotel Esencia’s Beach. Our days started sitting on our terrace watching the sunrise enjoying our hot chocolate & fresh pastries with exotic wildlife joining us occasionally, it really did feel like another world. We’d head for Breakfast, and enjoy a vast choice of Eggs- Mexican Style, Fresh Fruit & Juices then decide whether to laze on the beach, around the Hotel’s Pool or go back to our Villa to enjoy total peace and privacy around our own pool (tough choices!)

 

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album
Mira Mikati Sliders A Style Album

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album
Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

If ever there was a perfect place to wear Mira Mikati’s bright, colourful, eclectic collection it’s in Tulum!

 

 

You couldn’t fault the food at Hotel Esencia, I’m still dreaming of the Tacos…

 

 

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Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

Relaxing days on the beach were finished off at the Beach Bar enjoying sundowners, overlooking the sea…

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

We chose to relax at Hotel Esencia but if you’d like to be slightly more active the option is there, from early morning yoga to swims in the nearby cenote, plus much more adventures nearby that the super helpful concierge can arrange for you.

 

 

To top off our relaxing stay at Hotel Esencia we visited the spa, an oasis of calm looking out onto the surrounding jungle…

 

Spa Hotel Esencia Tulum Travel A Style Album
Spa Hotel Esencia Tulum Travel A Style Album

Sleep…

 

Hotel Esencia– We couldn’t fault this place, with incredible service (the staff really couldn’t do enough for us) delicious food, perfect location & dreamy relaxed vibe we will definitely be returning.

 

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

Hotel Esencia Tulum A Style Album

 

 

Eat…

 

Posada Margherita- A rustic Italian Restaurant located on Tulum Beach, a great vibe, and delicious food. We enjoyed a long lunch here.

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album
Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

Hartwood- One of Tulum’s best-loved restaurants, unfortunately, we couldn’t get in to eat here despite our best efforts. When we tried to book the day before we were advised of their current 3-month booking Policy! An outdoor restaurant jungle side serving fresh fish & meats cooked on a huge wood burner.

Gitano- a cool, lively restaurant where we enjoyed Mexican style sharing food & margaritas. A great option for dinner with a buzzing atmosphere. Like eating in the middle of the jungle with lights twinkling from the surrounding trees.

 

 

Hartwood Best rESTAURANTS ON tULUM Beach A Style Album
Best Restaurants in Tulum Beach

 

Go…

 

Tulum Beach- Most of our time was spent at Hotel Esencia but we did head to Hipsters paradise Tulum Beach a few times. Hire bikes and cycle up this long stretch of road, checking out the cool bars, shops & restaurants on either beach side or jungle side along the way.

 

Tulum Travel Tips A Style Album

 

Dream CatchersPosada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

Best Beach Bar in Tulum A Style Album

 

 

Cenotes- explore some of the most beautiful cenotes of Mexico in Tulum. We visited a secret spot within walking distance of Hotel Esencia. The perfect spot to swim, snorkel and explore.

 

Shop…

 

Tulum is the place to pick up a dream catcher! With many of the boutiques hanging them outside their huts adding to the charm of this bohemian destination.

 

Miguelina– elegant pieces designed to take you from the beach to the bar.

Josa Tulum– Floaty Kaftans in an array of prints & colours.

Naia Tulum– a mix of carefully curated handmade products. A great selection of accessories.

 

Miguelina A Style Album Tulum Beach

 

Shop Miguelina…

 

 

 

Wear…

 

It was hot, humid and incredibly relaxed. You can see exactly what I packed in my Tulum Packing Post here. Cool Dresses, TKEES flip flops &  Marysia Swimwear.

 

Hotel Esencia Tulum Travel A Style Album
Neeve & Noor Dress A Style Album

 

 

Pink Dress Neve & Noor| Sandals Ancient Greek

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

 

Faithful the brand a style album

 

 

 

Chloe Superwoman Tee A Style Album

 

 

Posada Margerita Tulum Beach A Style Album

 

 

 

 

Hotel Esencia Tulum A Style Album

 

Dress Realisation PAR

 

Mango Dress A Style Album
Realisation PAR DRESS A STYLE ALBUM

 

 

Dress Realisation PAR| Bag LOEWE

 

 

Thank you to Hotel Esencia for making our first visit to Tulum so incredibly special and a holiday we will never forget!

 

 

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