We are just back from Mexico, where we spent 12 wonderful days in the beautiful region of Yucatan. It was such a perfect trip: we chilled and relaxed by the Caribbean, visited friends in Merida, and enjoyed wandering the Maya Ruins.
In addition to Chichen Itza, one of the 7 wonders of the world, the highlight of our trip was the hotel we stayed at in Tulum. Azulik Eco-Resort and Maya Spa was our home for 3 nights. We were very excited to go this resort as the setting looked beautiful. The hotel was in the jungle and by the beach. Though, we had not realized at the time we booked that this was an eco-resort and an adults only hotel (aka clothing optional). For us it was a first time experience, but we were looking forward to it.
When the D day eventually arrived, I was very excited about checking-in. And I immediately had a crush with Azulik, as soon as entered the resort. We were welcomed by a glass of home made iced-tea prior to being toured around the hotel. Throughout the tour, I could not stop thinking that we had a fantastic idea to book in this hotel. It was such a charming place, entirely built in wood.
As we were in an Eco-resort, there was no electricity, no TV, no phone and no air-conditioning in the room obviously… but also no curtains and recycled water! This may not be a surprise for Eco-hotels. Yet, we needed some time to accommodate to the lack of privacy.
In our first day, we were a little disoriented as we had to accommodate to many changes versus our daily life. In that sense, we covered the windows to get some privacy, bathed as we could using a coconut and tried to enjoy the candlelight. The second and third days went much smoother. After having had a good night of sleep in our comfy bed, we actually enjoyed ourselves in an Eco way. We forgot about curtains. Yet, the lightning and shower remained a challenge.
Despite these little challenges (which were due to the fact that it was our first experience in an Eco-Resort), we had a wonderful stay. The big advantage of this hotel was their private beach and beautiful views. I would actually go back to Azulik to live once again the Eco life.