Located in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, Casa Nalum rests along the white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean. The barrier reef is within swimming distance, and the lagoon located at the back of the property leads you to ancient Mayan canals. This luxury residence sets new standards for eco-design and comfort, and brings you full-board services that include massages, sailing, snorkeling and fine cuisine.
The house has many open areas where you can relax, read a book or sunbathe. The roof terrace has exceptional views of both the sunrises over the sea and sunsets over the lagoon. Cool off with a dip in the pristine swimming pool. Yo...u can dine in the formal dining area or other parts of the house like the rooftop, the terraces, the deck or even the beach. Cuisine can be tailored to your taste and is based on a fusion of Mexican and European flavors. Your personal chef pays particular attention to cooking with only the freshest ingredients. The friendly staff, including housekeeping and butler will be delighted to attend to your needs and make your holiday unforgettable!
The living area is located at the centre of the house with a large sofa where you can play games, watch films on a 120-inch cinema screen, listen to music or just enjoy the views of the sea. With a high palapa-style ceiling you will really feel the tropical vibration. Access to the outdoors is a breeze!
Four immaculate bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests at Casa Nalum. Children are welcome. All of the bedrooms have air conditioning, and the bathrooms offer Aveda beauty products. Three bedrooms provide terrace access and hammocks, and the master suite includes Sky TV. The fourth bedroom ladder leads to the attic level.
You will cherish the memories you take with you from your stay at this bijou villa located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Casa Nalum provides the opportunity for conscientious luxury living in a tropical setting where you and your group will feel like the only people around for miles. Nearby activities include fly fishing, scuba diving, kite boarding, tennis, golf and local excursions. Back at Casa Nalum, it’s just you, the turquoise water, the gently swaying palms and the glowing white sand. This trip will surely be one for the books!
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1: King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Sky TV, Terrance, Hammock
Bedroom 2: King size bed, Shared bathroom with Bedroom 3, Air conditioning, Terrace, Hammocks
Bedroom 3: 2 Double beds, Shared bathroom with Bedroom 2, Air conditioning, Terrace, Hammocks
Bedroom 4: King size bed, En-suite bathroom, Ladder access to attic level
Entrance fee to the Biosphere reserve of Sian Kaan
Daily meals and snacks
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Laundry service (off-site, 48 hour turnaround)
Points of Interest:
90 minute drive from Cancun to Tulum
180 minute drive from Mérida to Tulum
20 minutes from Tulum to Sian Kaan
Maximum 8 guests
No smoking in the Villa
Security deposit required
Basic gratuities for the house staff have been included in your payment. However, additional tipping is welcome and good practice in Mexico. The method of payment is in cash directly to the villa manager
Restaurants nearby include: Italian, Vegetarian, Mexican, Argentinean and International cuisine
Cash is a necessity as most vendors in Tulum do not accept Credit Cards on site
Regional Information - The Reserve
“Sian Kaan” is translated from Mayan as “where the sky is born”.
The Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve was established in 1986 by presidential decree, and in 1987 the reserve was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sian Kaan faces the greatest challenge of conservation: to find a way to integrate human activities without compromising other forms of life contained within its boundaries.
Sian Kaan is approximately 1.3 million acres in size and spans 120 kilometres from north to south (comprising almost one third of the Caribbean coast of Mexico). In 1994, an area of over 200,000 acres to the south of the Reserve was named a Protected Area of Flora and Fauna of Uaymil, increasing the continuous area of protected land.
The reserve contains three large core zones where human activity is limited by permission to scientific research. Low-impact human activities and sustainable development occur in the area of the reserve known as the buffer zone. The human population is estimated at 2,000 inhabitants, the majority of which are located in the coastal regions, especially in the fishing villages of Punta Allen and Punta Herrero. Approximately one percent of the land within the reserve is privately owned.
The northernmost section of Sian Kaan (where Casa Nalum is) contains what is thought to be an ancient trade route through lagoons with ruins and mangrove channels between the cities of Tulum and Muyil.
Please note that staff at Casa Nalum will attentively clean 100 yards directly in front of the villa. Also the team cleans a further 300 yards in each direction from plastic bottles or any other inorganic material - not from organic material such as sea grass or drift wood that are part of nature.
Additional amenities include: computer available, private chef, in-home theater, butler, cd player, snorkel equipment, gardener, alfresco dining.Read more
this was such a wonderful experience. the villa was gorgeous and the locations was breathtaking! The staff was out of this world great and the food AMAZING!! The staff was more than hospitable and so gracious and accommodating. WE all felt this felt more like a vacation than work. Cannot wait to return to relax on vacation some day - Julie B., ,
Paradise in the Yucatan
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in November 2012 | Laurie .
This was my second trip to Casa Nalum. If you are looking for a beautiful, open-air villa with a wonderful staff and incredibly private beach then this is IT. Casa Nulum is set on probably the lovliest beach I have ever seen, and it\'s literally all yours when you stay there. The views are magnificent, the food is wonderful, and the service is sublime. - Laurie C., Virginia, USA
The perfect vacation
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | Jean-Pierre .
Very simple...Everything was fantastic! Private, clean and excellent service. Best trip in years. It is definitely something I would reccomend and do again. - Jean-Pierre M., ,
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Hans
Truly enjoyed it... The people at the house were fantastic, the location was excellent, the ameneties were first class and even the weather cooperated. The only thing we missed was a hot tub, but Emily was very up front that the place wouldn't have one. - Hans E., Texas, USA
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Our Stay at Casa Nalum
Left on 05/19/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Barbara . H
loved the location-very private, loved the architecture of the house-blended in with the preserve, staff was great-unobtrusive yet attentive
Our Stay at Casa Nalum
Left on 07/26/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Mary. B
WOW. Primo location. Beautiful beach AND pool. Excellent food and service. Wonderful, attentive and nearly invisible staff. Perfect weather. The only bad thing I can think of is we had to leave after only 7 days. The villa and its amenities surpassed our expectations in every respect. Each time we sat down to eat and looked out at the view of the Gulf and our private beach, we\'d say to each other, \"This just never gets old.\" We especially loved the projector and big screen for movies, but I\'m really glad we brought our own -- not much of a selection at the villa. The masseuse was great, as was the outdoor massage on our terrace overlooking the Gulf. We and our grandkids also loved the Mayan Canal tour, especially the swimming part and the delivery right to Casa Nalum\'s \"back door\" on the lagoon. I can\'t think of a single detail that could have gone better. We hated to leave.
Our Stay at Casa Nalum
Left on 06/03/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | S. Jones
Our group fell in love with Casa Nalum! The beach, house, and surroundings of the Sia'an Kaan Biosphere were beautiful beyond description and the perfect getaway from busy city life. What made the trip even more memorable was the incredible staff: Marco, Mario, Maria, Martin, Mercedes, and Rudolfo - they prepared delicious meals, saw to our every need, and just generally took great care of us. We will never forget our time at this hidden paradise.
Our Stay at Casa Nalum
Left on 05/25/2010 for a stay in January 2009 | N. Gambino
The food wasn't great. almost all the products that we expected to be super fresh were FROZEN and we never eat frozen food. The fruit wasn't good either and the butler seemed very often to be unhappy about serving us.
Our Stay at Casa Nalum
Left on 03/25/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | V. Klein
"In general terms, everything was ok although I expected a better service in the house. Service was only present during meals. The house was perfect and the food was also very good. There was no manager at the Villa..."
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