It’s hard to believe anyone could create such an idyllic setting so far from modern conveniences. But this gorgeous small hotel and gourmet restaurant is equal to, if not better than, any hotel in Tulum. The property’s been around for more than 20 years but got a complete overhaul in 2011. It now has two cabañas on the sand and a small main building with three beachfront suites and two loft suites. Though I always enjoy sleeping right by the sea, I prefer the spacious loft suites with simple rattan and dark wood furnishings, wood-shuttered windows, double sinks in the bath, and a good overview from the balcony chairs. The restaurant is immensely popular with local business owners and foreigners; no place else serves lobster mousse with fresh pasta or Thai, Italian, and Argentinian specialties. Weddings are held in a thatch-roofed gazebo beside the sea, and the hotel sometimes hosts yoga retreats. The hotel is about a five-minute drive north of Punta Allen.