Clifftop Treehouses, Tulum

Checking into our final hotel was a something of an extraordinary experience for me.

It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to stay, but had no idea what to expect.

Azulik, Tulum.

I’d read wonderful reviews, I’d read scathing, terrifying reviews, there are so few pictures online that it was either going to be a total nightmare or a dream come true.

I figured it was worth the risk.

Walking through the jungle towards the lobby, builders crawled across the treetops, the deafening sound of shouts and construction filled the air and my heart sank. The unmistakable smell of fresh sewage occasionally wafted through the airy wooden lobby and I thought “oh shit” (in more ways than one!)

We were led through the jungle, along wooden walkways that felt like something straight out of NeverLand.

The sounds of building gave way to the crashing of waves, the air turned from oppressive to light and salty, filled with the perfume of wild flowers.

Our spirits lifted as we climbed up to our treehouse and stepped inside…

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Our netted bed looked onto the wooden clad, open plan room and bathroom.

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If you look where I’m standing on the left of the picture ^, the yellow wall and door hide the loo – that’s not open plan, thankfully!

But the view?

Oh the view.

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As you walk out onto the private balcony, you can hear nothing but the sound of the ocean caressing the rocks below.

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A breeze from far out at sea whips past you, circling your hot skin, lulling you into a melting butter type state of relaxation.

There’s a swinging day bed, a huge bath,

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Sunbeds and nothing else for as far as the eye can see.

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Having longed to go somewhere for so long, to have no idea what you’re arriving to and finding an absolute paradise was… just incredible.

There’s nothing quite like delayed gratification, the wait so improves the prize.

I was quite euphoric!

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We settled into our new home and reveled in the sea breeze.

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Blue silk kaftan

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Honey Bee Necklace // Sparkler Necklace (coming soon to SilverMay.co.uk)

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Sparkler Ring

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Love Bangles

 

 

Thoroughly revived, we padded down to the beach.

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Complete with swinging beach bar!

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White lace playsuit

We ordered a couple of our favourites, and took up a couple of painted deck chairs.

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Far more rustic than many of Tulum’s groomed beaches, we felt it only added to Azulik’s charm.

The “clothing optional” policy helped too!

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After a relaxing beach bum day, we strolled further along the sea collecting shells.

And watched a man sorting out his catch of the day, feeding the pelicans the leftovers.

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Climbing back to the room for sunset.

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Where I spent the next few hours stretched out in a hot bath, admiring the view.

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As the sun dipped into the jungle, our bed glowed with the last of the golden light.

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A man appeared to light our candles (there’s no electricity, save one little socket for your phone).

With the room surrounded in flickering candlelight and the exquisite pitch black across the sea, we stretched out to watch the stars come to life.

Utterly thrilled with our new home, counting our lucky stars.

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  • Wow how beautiful! That balcony looks absolutely incredible!!

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  • Yvespink Style

    Such a beautiful place…love it

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  • Claudia Madrigal Brabham

    Lovely pictures. Me and my husband are planning an anniversary vacation. Please I would like to know which room did you stayed in @ Azulik. If you don’t mind to share. Thank you so much

  • Wow I’m in love with this !! It seems completely magical and relaxing.

  • Sheila

    Simply stunning! It looks just like a dream come true!

  • Wonderful, Rosie! I’ll put Tulum on top of my to-go list. It’s so close to home (I’m from Brazil) and never thought of going. Cancun is much more famous around here.
    Thank your for your beautiful and complete posts.

  • What retreat dear Rosie! I guess you and your mum must feel so rejuvenated after such holiday! How did you come about this last place? Recommendation, reviews, sponsoring…? Lovely spot for sure, far from civilisation and beautiful photos as always! xx

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  • That looks absolutely amazing. Move over, Neverland!

  • Madison

    This is incredible!!! Good for you for taking the risk!! Loving all the photos, and your descriptions are just magical. <3

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  • Natalie Diver

    These photos are to-die-for! It looks like such a dream location! You are positively glowing too 🙂

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  • This place looks so dreamy!

  • That balcony and the view of the ocean is so heavenly! I could have definitely spent an entire vacation just lounging in that bath!

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  • Oh wow, that all looks absolutely beautiful.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  • Your travel posts have to be my complete favourites. Always so beautiful and dreamy!
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  • Kate

    What an amazing experience to stay somewhere like that. It looks like heaven! x

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  • Ah, my Swiss Family Robinson dreams would be complete with a stay here. Looks amazing!!

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  • CelebratingthisLife

    Unreal! I never dreamed there was any place as magical as that! I am headed (back) to Tulum in a few months and really appreciate all the tips you have given over the last two weeks! xx celebratingthislife.ca

  • Rue Roxanne
  • It looks so heavenly! I love the treehouse and the terrace. The view is so stunning; I feel I could really relax in such place. Just wow.

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  • Let’s give up on society and go live in a treehouse, yes? 😀 When I was in elementary school, all I wanted was a treehouse in my backyard. In one of my classes, we needed to memorise a poem, and I memorised Tree House by Shel Silverstein. There was one summer my family got hooked on watching some Tree House show either on Nat Geo, Discovery, or Animal Planet. Some time ago Zoella shared a vlog of celebrating Alfie’s birthday in a treehouse. Who knew it could be so glam? 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Just beautiful! I am glad you are having a lovely time!! 🙂

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  • Oh my, just stunning, I adore that bath. Are those ceramic mosaics? or it the bath painted?

    Career Ms xxx
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  • Wow, this looks so incredible!!

  • That’s probably the most original and impressive hotel I’ve ever seen!

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  • Kari Guastella

    I could seriously plan to stay on that balcony forever! What a stunning place!
    Kari
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  • Brain

    You have beautiful feet.

  • Brain

    You have beautiful feet.

  • Oh my goodness I can literally not hold my excitement. I have ALWAYS wanted to stay in a treehouse.. this looks too amazing for words! <3

  • Take me away! That looks incredible!

    xxx

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  • Christiane

    Looks so beautiful! Need to go one day. x

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  • Emma

    That bath! That view! It seriously looks like euphoria xx

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  • You and your mama are so fab! Also, this is heaven on Earth! -Maireem

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  • Gosh this looks beautiful!!

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  • Ashley Christabelle

    Can I have you life?! You go on holidays after holidays and I just NEED one right now!!!!

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  • This place looks so idyllic and secluded. The view is amazing! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

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  • This looks absolutely incredible! That little decking balcony area with the seats and bath is amazing, it looks heavenly! I’m glad the 3rd hotel turned out to be great 🙂

    Gemma x
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  • That place looks so cool – I LOVE that there are candles instead of electricity! 🙂
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  • Ashlee

    How amazing! Cant wait to be in the Caribbean in May soaking up some sun and heat!

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  • Wowww a bath with a view is an amazing idea! I miss that gentle sea breeze xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Travel, Food, Italy

  • Sophie

    I was in Tulum the week before you. And I loved this place. It’s pure magic! ♥

  • This is spectacular! That view is wonderful. I’m glad it turned out to be such a nice and beautiful spot for you and your mum!

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  • Sepideh

    These are SUCH magical pictures! The bath on the patio…AMAZING!!!

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  • Wow! This place looks amazing!! I need a vacation like this! Love the jewelry!

    – Southern Travelista

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  • Holly

    Well this looks absolutely beautiful! I was thinking about Tulum for our holiday this year, I think you might have just sold it to me 🙂 xx

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  • Coralie Béatrice Carré

    Hey, I am hoping that you are well and that you are enjoying your stay wherever you might be in the world. I would be interested in knowing which room that you booked for your stay in Azulik, Tulum. The view is breath taking and your pictures are gorgeous.
    I will be waiting for your answer thank you for your time.
    Beatrice