The first stop on my 11 day adventure in Tulum Mexico was the Mi Amor, which is part of the Colibri Hotel chain. Located 1.5 hours from CanCun, this gem sits right on the Caribbean Ocean. It was so incredible staying at this ocean front property, and I’m excited to share with you my top 5 reasons why you should put the Mi Amor on your bucket list.
5 Reasons Not to Leave the Mi Amor
Right when we arrived to the hotel from our red eye flight, we were greeted by glasses of Prosecco the sweetest humans alive. We were a bit frazzled given our situation at the airport, (We had some issues at the rental car place, so we gave the hotel a call and within 5 minutes a shuttle was there to pick us up.) The team at Mi Amor had a way of easing our minds and making us feel at home in a foreign country. When traveling in another country, its easy to be a bit scared when something goes wrong, and this prompt car service made me feel safe and secure in an unfamiliar place. We arrived a few hours before check in, so we had some time to lounge around and get familiar with the property. I ordered the most amazing cocktail made with essential oil, and took a nap in our cabana while waiting for our room to be available. After we were settled into our room and ready for dinner, we headed downstairs and met Simon, the
concierge. He was full of great ideas on where to eat, helped us get taxis, and even hooked us up with some bug spray for our travels. I have nothing but great things to stay about how hospitable the staff was.
Every girl loves to feel pampered, and the staff made me feel like a princess. Their attention to every last detail did not go un noticed and I appreciate every little thing they did. As we were winding down for the night, the sweetest woman came to our room and gave us a tray of orange chocolates + hot tea as a night time snack. This was such a treat because no hotel I have ever stayed at has done this. Small details are everything to me, and the Mi Amor has mastered the tiny touches that made me feel pampered.
Speaking of feeling pampered, I had the most incredible 60 minute hot stone massage at the Mi Amor Spa Located right near the water cabana. My therapist, Coco, made me feel like a new woman. Before starting the massage, I picked out 2 essential oils to diffuse during the treatment which added an ambiance to the room. I told her my problem area (my shoulders are full of knots from hunching over my laptop blogging all the time), and she was able to get out most of the tension in my shoulders. I highly recommend stopping by for a spa treatment, you’ll leave feeling so refreshed.
When we were ready to venture out of the hotel and explore, we rented bicycles from the front desk and cruised around town. I loved how bikes were available straight out of the hotel, and we didn't need to go looking around town for them. This was such a great amenity, because taxis really start to add up after awhile, and it was lovely to ride around and get to know the town a bit better.
When we checked out, I was gifted the fragrance used in the rooms so that I can use it and look back fondly on my stay.
Our room at the Mi Amor made us feel like we were living in our own jungle retreat. From our balcony, we could clearly see the crystal blue Caribbean ocean through the gorgeous trees. Being on the 2nd floor, we felt tucked away in our private space. Although it felt like a secluded sanctuary, we were only steps away from the in-house restaurant which made it a breeze to go to and from meals. (we ate here a lot, because it was insanely delicious). Inside the room, we had a cute little table + a giant king bed + the most beautiful light feature on the wall that was made to look like the constellations. Another one of my favorite aspects of this room was the bathroom. I am a sucker for a beautiful design, and loved the vanity and dreamy shower. It was lovely getting ready here in the AM. The rain shower covered in baby blue tile made for a dreamy place to cleanse away the salt water from swimming in the ocean.
Johnny and I made a pact to order chips + guacamole at every restaurant we visit, and the Mi Amor had one of the best of our trip. For lunch, we tried the chicken breast + Falafel sand which, and they both are some of my favorite dishes I have EVER had. I highly recommend trying both of them, you wont regret it :)
In the morning, we were treated to complimentary breakfast in the restaurant (no cheesy continental breakfast here, we had a full menu of delicious artisan dishes to choose from).
I ordered the Eggs Benedict. Its so interesting ordering my favorite dish in different countries, because Tulum’s take on this classic dish is much different than what I have had back home in California. The muffins were much thicker than your standard English muffin. Watermelon juice + coffee complimented the meal and left us ready for our day :)
The Mi Amor is located right on the beach, and has beautiful cabanas lining the shore for the perfect place to watch the waves. If you don’t feel like venturing out to the cabanas, you can explore the pool + patio with the cutest hanging chair hung just high enough above the pool so that your feet can still touch the water. Wooden walk ways weave through the property, taking us on a journey between the 2 crystal blue pools. To the left, you can walk to a cabana situated right in the water. Directly facing the beach, you’ll find an infinity pool with a stunning view of the Caribbean ocean.
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