Travel Blogs from Tulum
Stayed at Diamanté k in a cabana on the beach Hired bikes Jose and Sharn scuba dive course Cenote zip lining/snorkelling/abseiling Reuben the dutchie Mojito bar Mel arrived Hired car and drove to Chitchen Itza and really cool cenote nearby the chitchen itza ruins
... lots of fruits to munch on. I even had an egg sandwich I had made at breakfast for the trip. :) We had a good time driving down the highway and noticed a lot of different shops, etc. That's definitely something you wouldn't normally see if on a tour bus. The road was so easy to drive since the signs are just huge! We followed it Tulum and made a u-turn at one of the Retorno's.... It's very interesting how they have these turn around spots ...
... t begin to imagine being or going back home right now. I spent the evening sat around chatting to some other guys staying in the hostel. Unusually we had a real mix of nationalities and with few exceptions all seemed to be solo travellers on longer term trips which was nice.
Day 377: Wednesday 30th January 2013
As the free shuttle leaves at 9am I made sure to get up pretty early so that I could also ...
... the small town of Tulum. A few signs in English hinting at some atmospheric restaurants, a couple of bars, then some hostels and of course, a couple of Argentinians playing their gypsy music. Yes we had arrived at the bohemian beach resort for those that didn't like beach resorts or the spring break crowd.
Tulum town was smack bang right on the highway where the beach was a further 5 minute drive. Tourism had apparently pushed the population to around 30,000 people, but ...
... it, noticing the spare tyre was devoid of all tread and hoping like hell it would make the distance. The driver did end up pulling into the next service station so he could get a new one, and we ate lunch at a cheap little roadside restaurant. Cheese empanadas, delicious! Eventually we made it to Tulum and I checked into my aptly-named hostel, The Weary Traveler. It's a pretty good set up here. They have a BYOB policy - that is, Burn Your Own BBQ where they sell raw ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Diamante K Tulum
Almost Paradise (the manager girl is so unpleasant)
The site is outstading. The room are sharming. The see is so beautifull.
Unfortunatly, I can see two bad side :
1. The cooking is not as good as we would hope or expect from a so called "green" hotel (to much cream, no reall fruit juce, etc). No breakfirst before the boss gets in (around 9 !)
2. The Boss, a the young girl that plays the role. She is very unpleasant and the clients are the last thing she care about. Nothing can be done without her signature. Consequently, very bad. N.B. : the other guys and girls there are very pleasant and they to do their best under the dictaturship of that unprofessional girl.
Upscale camping by the sea
We went to Tulum expecting to hang our hammock from some trees. Due to the drop in temperature we sought selter in a slice of heaven on the edge of the Caribbean Sea in a cabana at the eco-friendly resort of Diamante K. The grounds of Diamante K are lovely with impressive sculptures and warm touches; great location close to the Tulum Ruins.
Shared bathrooms include a shower with wooden beads for a door & no hot water. Go with an open mind and you'll enjoy yourself.
If you book at a cabana with the expectations of a camping adventure you won't be disappointed.
Bring your earplugs if you stay on a weeknight as Mezzanine the hopping spot just down the way will likely have dj music until 3 a.m.
Good outweighs the not-so-good
The most beautiful place I have ever stayed - see Giligan's Island fantasy. Don't bring high-maintainance girlfriends (or boyfriends for that matter). If you can't deal with bugs, stay in Cancun. Place has a great vibe but some of the staff have a bit of too much attitude (owner please note). Light sleepers beware - you can hear everything. Hope to go back again...
A unique paradise...Away from average tourists
If you ever want to do something different and go away from routine.. go to 'DIAMANTE k' in Tulum, Mexico. It is unforgettable. This place is unique.
Stick shacks that do the trick nicely, and the place is nice. However, the price is quite high ($60+ on lower season) for a shared bathrrom. In addittin, it would be convenient for the staff to town down their attitude a bit.
Don't make a reservation...
Went there 2 years ago at X-Mas.
They PROMISED us a beach front room, but none were to be had. Others checking in also had problems. I wouldn't trust the "reservations." We left and found another place. But did spend a few hours (waiting for a room, which we turned down) on the great beach. Location and vibe were good, but many of the rooms were not so great and overpriced, definitely. Would have liked to have stayed, but they messed up...
Perfect spot for lovers/couples!!
This place is it! Perfect location between the jungle and the beach!! no crowds, no kids, beautiful scenery, and not far from the Tulum Ruins, Cancun, or other attractions like Xel-Ha Eco-Park. I found this place by accident while touring the Riviera and ended up staying for a couple of days. The prices were cheap, and the food and drinks were excellent. You can feel the breezes from the lagoon soothe you to cleep no matter if you're lying around in one of the hammocks or in your hut. The meditation room is cool, and the staff is great. This place is incredible during the day with the beautiful water, and at night under the bright moon and stars. I'm definitely going back, and this time I won't be alone and without my girlfriend!!! Definitely a best kept secret from the crowds and the noise of Cancun's hotel zone.
Chill at Diamante K
Diamante K is totally kool though i think it'll work best for people who are self motivated/directed.thewhole feel of the place was totally laid back.I found the staff to be very friendly & helpful,but don't expect them to sweat the "little stuff".Plan to go back end of July & wouldn't consider anywhere else to roost.
The Blue Lagoon exists!!!
A virgin beach, private!!! No kids, very relaxing, not 4star, more like hut on the beach. Very nice - away from it all.
I have been traveling to Tulum since my early 20's.While I have not stayed at Diamantek's other property. I can tell you that the management at Diamantek has always taken exception care of my tribe. I got married there in December and it was magical. All of our rooms were available.I heard from a reliable source that temptation island was filmed at both properties. As you know Neither properties accept paid confirmations.You were probably the only confirmed guest they had and as you now know there are many room/cabana availabilities in Tulum in a small radius. You can hardly blame management for taking the opportunity to fill both properties at one time thereby keeping everyone employed and giving employees the opportunity to earn more wages than they normally would.However, this place is not for the average traveleror high maintance people. if you ever have a opportunity to go back you should give them a second chance.