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Kai Hotel Tulum

Last updated: 13 November, 2022

It’s all about location at this great-value toes-in-the-sand Tulum beach hotel.

Unlike most of the plusher, far more expensive hotels further south, Kai sits on Tulum’s widest, whitest stretch of sand, in full view of Tulum’s ruins – perched on a craggy cliff above the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The reef is within swimming distance of the shore.

Villas are simple palm-thatch affairs, packed close together (but that’s inevitable with this location), but they are decked out in modish distressed woods, beach-shack whites and light ocean blues and scattered with traditional Mayan textiles. In the best rooms, beds with wispy drapes look through huge floor-to-ceiling windows to wonderful views of the ocean and the breeze-blown palms.

The alfresco restaurant and bar serve superior Mexican comfort seafood.

Surrounding area

This is a serene spot – the loudest noises are the wind blowing in the palms and the waves pounding the shore.

Tulum’s clifftop ruins are a 5-minute walk north along the beach, the reef is within swimming distance of the shore and nearby cabana hotels offer restaurant and bar alternatives.

It’s a 15-minute cab ride to Tulum village or the livelier parts of the hotel zone for those looking to party.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed