When the white beaches of Tulum began appearing on social media more and more frequently, me and Sophie immediately added it to our travel wish list and with it, we began noting which hotels we we were keen to stay at. Encantada was somewhere which we initially had on our list, this was a hotel which had been around for 8 years and so was established very much before Tulum had taken off as a destination. However, the owners of Encantada opened a sister hotel next door just over a year ago, La Valise, and once we began seeing stunning photos from this new kid on the block, we immediately pushed it to the top of our list.
As per the website, the hotel is a “Robinson Crusoe meets Crafted Museum-curated villa” which gives you an idea of how unique this place is, whilst there are a lot of similar hotels in Tulum, La Valise stands out from the rest. Its unique roof design, preserved on the villa that was there before it, is such a stand-out feature and was one of the first things that attracted us to the hotel.
We stayed in the upper beach front master suite which was so spacious, I would say it was as big than my apartment in London (although I will say London apartments are small!). It was a such a grand suite but also managed to keep in line with the boho Tulum vibe, something which I imagine is very difficult to achieve. It looked out onto the white sands and palm trees of Tulum beach