• EVA CATHERINE

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With the Tiki Tiki


Traveling can get very expensive, which is why I am sharing some tips to help you make the most out of your trip to Tulum.

I highly recommend staying at a beach resort one or two nights of your trip, but to save money and not sacrifice the fun, you should check out the Tiki Tiki.

wearing Vici Dolls

Located about 15 minutes from the beach, the Tiki Tiki has all the vibes that you would expect to see at a beach front hotel but at a fraction of the cost. You'll find delicious restaurants like 'Manglar' just a short bike ride down the road, and we enjoyed the best pizza in Tulum. (their chef is straight out of Italy!). Although the Tiki Tiki does not have an in-house restaurant, they do have a breakfast cafe that we loved stopping at on our way to our adventures. They make a delicious cappuccino!

When you walk into the Tiki Tiki, you’re immediately greeted by beautiful architecture and dreamy blue tile that wraps all around the patio area. In the patio area, you’ll find bohemian chairs fit for a queen, as well as a bench that lines the back wall, overlooking the pool. Along the back wall sits the most adorable bar decorated with photo worthy bar stools. When you make your way over to the pool, you’ll find the most comfortable + oversized chaise lounges just waiting for you to lie down and soak up the sun. When it gets too hot, the pool is just steps away. The waterfall edges and the iconic stripe print that stamped the bottom of the pool reminded us that we were on vacation. Strung across the trees were plush hammocks that made for the perfect jungle bed to relax in and enjoy the sounds of the jungle.

Our room was so serene and relaxing. We had a beautiful birds eye view of the iconic striped pool, and a patio all our own. We even had our own hammock strung across the room, giving off the ultimate vacation vibe. The bathroom had an oversized shower with a rain shower head, which made us feel like we had our very own spa. After a long day spent outside exploring, it was so nice to come home to a fully air conditioned room. Our bed had the most conformable pillows, and it was a struggle to get out of bed in the morning because we got such great rest.

We also had a great sized closet for me to hang everything that I over-packed, and a mini fridge for us to utilize. (not all hotels in Tulum have AC and a fridge, so we love theses amenities).

Being located 15 mins from the beach, there is not much to do in the area directly surrounding the Tiki Tiki. However, this hotel offers some awesome transportation options. We rented a Tuk Tuk for $35/day, which is a 3 wheeled gold cart and cruised around town all day. We love this because it offered us so much freedom + shelter from the random thunderstorms that Tulum has. It was also perfect for parking down by the beach, because parking is basically non-existent down there. The only downside to the Tuk Tuk is that it is a stick shift, and does not have a reverse option, so you have to get out and push it backwards.

The Tiki Tiki also has bikes to rent, which is an amazing way to see the sights and enjoy the day. We rented bikes and rode over to Manglar for dinner one night, and had a blast.

Wether we needed more pillows or a dinner recommendation, the staff at the Tiki Tiki was always available to help us. We learned so much from the staff about the Mayans and about Tulum history. When we rented the Tuk Tuk, they took us around the block and taught us how to drive it, which I thought was so sweet.

The 2nd day of our stay, I had food poising and the staff was so kind recommending remedies and helping us find a pharmacy. Being sick in a foreign country can be scary, and I really appreciated their kindness.

wearing Iris and Poppy dress

wearing BooHoo

wearing Vici Dolls

wearing Vici Dolls

wearing Vici Dolls

wearing Vici Dolls

wearing Vici Dolls

wearing BooHoo

cruising around in the Tuk Tuk // wearing Iris + Poppy tank

Manglar pizza!