“Salvaged wood beams and polished wood-slab seating add to the earthy atmosphere that reflects the penthouse’s natural surroundings.”
This beachfront penthouse is part of a collection of luxury villas set just steps from Tulum’s soft-white sands and sparkling turquoise water. Its position ensures fabulous sea-and-jungle panoramas from its elevated terraces and chill-out spaces. Together with the apartment’s beautifully flowing beach-chic design, you’ll find plenty of upscale comforts and up-to-date amenities. And if you need anything, on-site staff are always on hand to help. It all adds up to a rather special piece of barefoot luxury in this particularly gorgeous stretch of the Mexican Caribbean.
As you’ll guess from the name, access to this penthouse villa is up an exterior staircase. But when you reach the top you’ll see it’s worth every step – the jungle-meets-sea views are superb. The airy, bright interiors are rather eye-catching, too, with elegant beach-chic styling that combines artful flourishes with softly curved edges and upcycled elements. Salvaged wood beams and polished wood-slab seating also add to the earthy atmosphere that reflects the penthouse’s lush natural surroundings. Patterned floor tiles handmade by Merida artisans also bring a splash of colour to the otherwise calming palette.
The air-conditioned penthouse’s two bedrooms can sleep up to six people, where the master suite opens to a spacious balcony overlooking the jungle canopy. The second adds child-friendly bunk beds, which are also suitable for grown-ups. A separate private deck with comfy seating makes for the perfect spot for sunset cocktails too. From here, the sea breeze flows into an open-plan living area, which combines a cosy lounge area and a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining island. And those stunning views can also be seen from every angle. When it comes to elevated beachfront vistas, this place offers some real stunners.
But this penthouse is not just about good looks, with plenty of luxe-level touches to make your stay even more comfortable. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms featuring customised showers with premium honey-infused toiletries. The kitchen comes with a high-end Nespresso machine for your morning caffeine fix, plus a blender for smoothies and margaritas.
Groceries can also be ordered online and delivered to your door – Wifi here is free and fibre-optic quality. When you can’t be bothered to make your own meals you can pop over to the nearby breakfast and taco shack, or for something fancier you can arrange a private chef to prepare dinner. You also have access to a shared guests-only pool, plus water-sporting equipment like sea kayaks and paddle boards. For land-based relaxation, sign up for yoga and sound healing sessions that take place in the yoga studio or in a nearby cenote.