Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
At a Glance
Deserted white sand beaches and crystalline waters await
Luxurious eco-chic design and excellent hospitality
The ultimate fully catered Mexican family beach villa - ideal for up to eight guests
An amazing rooftop terrace with views of the sea and the lagoon
Off the beaten track - total paradise and heavenly isolation
5 km inside the Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve, a UNESCO World heritage site just south of Tulum
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.
Casa Nalum is a stunning private villa situated on Mexico's Riviera Maya and a perfect option for families eager to get away from it all and explore the powder white beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve.
Casa Nalum is an exceptional fully-catered villa sleeping up to twelve guests, located on a narrow spit of land with a gorgeous white sand beach and breathtaking views out across the water. In front of you is the Caribbean, where the reef is just a swim away. Behind, a turquoise lagoon offers access to a system of ancient Maya canals and ruins.
The secluded villa has soaring thatched roofs in the traditional Maya style, and low-impact technologies power the electricity, air-conditioning and water systems. There are five guest rooms together with a delightful living area, all breezily spacious and well-furnished. Enjoy open views to the sea or climb onto the roof terrace for a memorable sunset. Food is expertly prepared three times a day, and a maid, butler and gardener keep everything ticking over. The villa also has a pool.
While you are here, there are a variety of excursions on offer. Visit the nearby ruins of Tulum, look for spider monkeys and manatees in the Sian Ka’an Reserve, snorkel with turtles, build a driftwood fire on the beach, or enjoy a massage by the sea. There is also a private dinghy for rent which is a great way of exploring the lagoon. Or simply stay in and watch a movie on the 120-inch cinema screen.
Casa Nalum offers five well appointed, air conditioned guest rooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and its own terrace with chairs and hammocks.
This is an ideal property for families, with plenty of activities to keep the children amused.
Casa Nalum has a games table, SKY TV, DVD player, home theatre, stereo, telephone, satellite internet and a fully equipped kitchen. Outside there is a swimming pool, a roof terrace and outdoor furniture. Snorkelling equipment is also available.
Casa Nalum offers an all inclusive package so the following are included in the room rates: private airport transfers, all meals and soft drinks, (alcoholic beverages additional), one complimentary massage per adult, five members of staff and a private guided excursion to the Mayan canals.
This unique and distinctively exotic eco-villa on Mexico's Caribbean coast has mile upon mile of deserted sandy white beach. The property enjoys an exceptionally tranquil setting on an isthmus between a lagoon and the sea...and there is not a neighbour to be seen. Charming staff will keep you extremely well cared for - and provide three wonderful meals a day. Visit the ruins at Tulum at sunset; watch the jaguars, pumas, spider monkeys, crocodiles and manatees in the Sian Ka'an Reserve; have a driftwood fire on the beach; go turtle-watching; have a massage by the sea; watch films on the cinema in the villa's open-sided living room; or float along ancient Mayan canals on a giant rubber ring, with a bottle of Bollinger bobbing beside you in its own buoyancy aid.
Chichen Itza & Private Cenote
A superb experience that combines exploring the archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, a delicious picnic and relaxation by a beautiful cenote in complete privacy
Dive Mexico's Underwater Museum
Explore the weird and wonderful underwater world of the Riviera Maya as you experience one of the most fascinating dive sites. The MUSA Underwater museum was created to encourage coral to grow and is now home to an array of colourful fish species.
Ek Balam & Xchen Cenote
Explore one of the Maya world's less visited complexes, the magnificent Ek Balam, before relaxing by a beautiful cenote in the afternoon.
Out-of-Hours Chichen Itza Private Tour
Rise early to explore the impressive site of Chichen Itza as the sun comes up and before the gates open to the public on this exclusive private experience, allowing you to escape the crowds and make the most of your time at this must-see landmark.
Out-of-Hours visit to Tulum Mayan Ruins
Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Tulum on this out of hours tour as the sun sets for an unforgettable experience. Your private expert guide will bring the history to life and invite you to enjoy the dramatic cliffside location.
Private Catamaran Sail to Isla Mujeres
Charter your own private catamaran for the day and sail the turquoise Caribbean waters that separate Cancun from the stunning white shores of Isla Mujeres, stopping en route to visit secluded coral reefs for fantastic snorkelling in protected seas.
Private Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya
Experience the thrill of sport fishing in the warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean on a private fishing charter. Catch mahi-mahi, sailfish, barracuda, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, and many other species.
Rio Secreto - Underwater River Expedition
Step back in time as you head on this amazing excursion to explore the underground 'Secret River', a series of caverns with impressive stalagmites and stalactites which create a dramatic and mysterious setting for today's adventure.
Riviera Maya Jungle Adventure
Venture into the World's longest underground river system on this full day adventure through Mexico's Mayan Riviera, snorkelling in hauntingly beautiful sinkholes, off-roading through stunning jungle landscapes by jeep and flying along zip lines.
Scuba Diving Dos Ojos Cenote
Experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life exploring the world's most extensive system of underwater caverns and caves at Dos Ojos cenote near Tulum. All you need is an open water certificate for this epic adventure.
Snorkelling with Turtles in Akumal
Akumal is a small beach town on the Riviera Maya and is a great place to snorkel with sea turtles as you are almost guaranteed to see them. Wonder at these ancient sea creatures in their own environment.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Experience the mystery and the magic of Tulum, considered some of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in Mexico mostly because of its dramatic location on a cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.
Ultimate Chichen Itza air expedition
Soak in spectacular views as you swoop over the Yucatan peninsula by private plane, passing over cenotes and lush jungle to reach the impressive ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Ultimate Uxmal & Merida Air Expedition
Soar over the Yucatan Peninsula by privately chartered plane for unrivalled views of the region's stunning topography, enjoying privately guided visits of the archaeological site of Uxmal and the charming historic centre of Merida.
Location & directions
Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Casa Nalum is ideally located in the Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve in the Mayan Riviera, on the northern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Near to Tulum, the villa enjoys a thoroughly private and very remote location, with the final access being thirty minutes of unpaved road.
How to get there
11-hour direct flight to Cancun International Airport, followed by a 2-hour transfer by road to Casa Nalum. Transfers can be arranged on request.