A little farther down the road—not far from the entrance of Sian Ka'an—is Be Tulum
, a 20-suite resort that wouldn't seem out of place in St. Barts or the Côte d'Azur. Every detail is cleverly curated, from the lobby, with its array of stylish flotsam and jetsam—poetically twisted driftwood, a beautiful patina on a vintage wooden surfboard, on-trend light fixtures crafted from antique ship's lights—to the Brazilian hardwood floors and the retro-fabulous brown leather butterfly chairs.
Our spacious room had an outdoor shower and private plunge pool surrounded by billowing, gauzy, white curtains, and was decorated with whimsical midcentury-modern touches such as cow-skin rugs, Marimekko-style floral cushions, and a plywood pendant light fixture that resembled a small spaceship.
Left: Beautiful room #19 at Be Tulum.