The DNA: Just steps away from the Caribbean yet shrouded by lush greenery, OurHabitas Tulum is the first hotel from an experience-led hospitality brand behind a host of chic homes, clubhouses and private members’ clubs; created by Oliver Ripley, Kfir Levy and Eduardo Castillo, Habitas create spaces in inspiring destinations with the aim of developing deeper human connections through a experience and culture.The group’s flagship property is a testament to their considered ethos — 32 guest rooms connected to the spiritual nature that surrounds them, each featuring bohemian design touches with handmade furniture from local hardwood; outdoor rain showers; and custom-made all-natural amenities. Accessed via a jungle-like pathway, all rooms have been built ecologically with indigenous materials that include natural palapas; thatched roofs made of dried palm leaves. At the hub of the property, a three-storey lobby serves as a gathering spot for the hotel’s community to converse around communal tables made of reclaimed wood. On the ground-floor is Moro which, overseen by Chef Federico Cappi, focusses on Spanish cuisine with a strong Moorish influence, offering dishes like lamb meatballs with lime yogurt and chicken tagine.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2018
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 32 rooms (37m2) (398 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2017 ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk