Hotel Esencia

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Insider Tip
  • Among the treatments offered at the spa is a Mayan temazcal, which is a traditional steam bath ceremony performed in a beachside Mayan pyramid. Hotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. The property is surrounded on the north by the Mayan jungle and on the south by Xpu-Ha beach, often referred as the most beautiful stretch of the Mayan Riviera.
Hotel Overview
  • Tropical gardens
    Set amid of lush gardens along a stretch of white-sand beach, this intimate Riviera Maya resort is south of Cancun International Airport.
  • Terraces with views
    29 guestrooms, suites, and cottages have an open feel with white walls, high ceilings, large windows, and terraces with views of the ocean or tropical gardens.
  • Beach cabanas
    After enjoying complimentary breakfast, guests can relax in cabanas by the beach, take a dip in the pool, indulge in a spa treatment, or take a yoga class.
  • Health club
    The climate controlled fitness room features Technogym cardio machines, Pilates reformers, weights, and personal instruction in various body arts, all under a soaring thatched ceiling.
  • Spa
    The spa begins with a state-of-the art laboratory where therapists tailor bespoke, restorative programs. Taking advantage of the hotel’s Edenic location, the purest ingredients harvested from the waters of the Caribbean and the soil of surrounding Mayan jungles are the basis of every treatment. Guests leave Hotel Esencia cleansed and whole.
  • Juice bar
    The Juice Bar crafts cold-pressed, made-to-order blends of locally grown fruits and vegetables—ideal refreshment to greet the day, recover from a workout, or to sip between spa treatments.
What to Expect:
  • Upon arrival, guests are led down a jungle path to the resort's main building, a white three-story villa with a terra-cotta-tiled roof. Formerly the private estate of an Italian duchess, this boutique resort has the feel of an intimate beach house. Stylish yet unpretentious, the hotel primarily attracts couples and families seeking a serene beach getaway.
Amenity Highlights:
  • Two outdoor swimming pools overlook the ocean and tented cabanas provide shade along the pristine white-sand beach. The on-site spa offers facials, massages, and body treatments using certified organic spa products (surcharge). Activities include yoga and meditation classes, water sports, wine tastings, and private cooking classes. The restaurant serves creative dishes with fresh, local ingredients; breakfast is complimentary each morning.

Location:

XPU-HA - 2
RIVIERA MAYA,
Mexico

Region: 
  • Xpu-Ha
  • Airport:

    Cancun International Airport CUN
  • Hotel Esencia offers 29 guestrooms, suites, and cottages located in a lush garden area or in the main house. All accommodations are bright and airy with white walls and floors, high ceilings, large windows, and terraces with garden or ocean views. Rooms also feature California king beds with 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and furniture made with native woods. Bathrooms feature double rain showerheads; some offer separate tubs and double skinks. Amenities include high-speed Internet access, minibars, and refrigerators.

    Every room at Hotel Esencia by any other standard would be called a suite. The private terrace and sitting area built into the contours of each room offer a peaceful view on the arbor canopy or an impressive panorama of the Caribbean.

    Garden Room

    Garden view rooms feature private terrace with sofa, complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closet, HDTV/DVD, iPod sound system, ceiling fan and air conditioning, deluxe bathroom with separate walk-in shower and tub upon request, and Hotel Esencia signature amenities. Sleeps 2 adults, however extra beds are available (maximum 2 adults/1 child).

    Garden Suite

    Garden view suites feature private plunge pool, spacious terrace with sofa, complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closet, HDTV/DVD, iPod sound system, ceiling fan and air conditioning, deluxe bathroom with separate walk-in shower and tub upon request, safe, and Hotel Esencia signature amenities. Sleeps 2 adults, however extra beds are available (maximum 2 adults/1 child).

    Ocean Suite

    Within the main house or guest house, the Ocean Suite features 1 king bed, a master bathroom suite, a spacious sitting area with sofa, a private terrace with partial or full ocean views, complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closet, HDTV/DVD, iPod sound system, ceiling fan and air conditioning, and Hotel Esencia signature amenities. Sleeps 2 adults, however extra beds are available (maximum 2 adults/1 child).

    Master Suite

    Centrally located within the main house, the Master ocean suite features 1 king bed, deluxe master bathroom suite with separate walk-in shower and tub, a spacious sitting area with sofa, a large private terrace with full ocean and pool views, solarium and/or private heated plunge pool, complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closet, HDTV/DVD, iPod, ceiling fan and air conditioning, and Hotel Esencia signature amenities. Sleeps 2 adults maximum.

    Villa with Pool

    A private duplex residence featuring a large living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, a master bathroom suite with separate walk-in shower and tub, 2 additional bathrooms, a large private heated swimming pool, multiple terraces with seating and hammocks, complete separate media room with 52 inch HDTV/DVDs, iPod sound system, complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closets, and Hotel Esencia signature amenities. Sleeps 4 adults, however extra beds are available (maximum 5 adults/3 children).

    Guests can also enjoy new Smart-TV’s with lightening fast WiFi for streaming movies on demand, iPod and sound systems, Nespresso Machine, Italian bed linens from Mastro Raphaël, Hector Lamps in Main House, locally sourced flower arrangements, updated Air Conditioning & heating systems, photography in Pool Villas and curated books Art, Design, Architecture & Mexican Civilization.
Room Amenities: 
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • DVD player
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Television
Property Amenities
  • Surrounded by of lush tropical gardens and a two-mile stretch of white-sand beach, this resort is south of Cancun International Airport. Aroma Spa specializes in organic treatments using plant extracts and botanical essences. Located in a peaceful garden area with sea views, this palapa-roofed spa offers massage treatments, herbal saunas, and facials (surcharge). The resort offers private cooking classes or private wine and food tastings, and yoga and meditation classes are offered at the Pavilion of Wind. The on-site restaurant features gourmet cuisine showcasing fresh seafood and local produce, and the bar features fine international wines as well as signature cocktails. Resort amenities include complimentary breakfast, a business center, babysitting/childcare, Technogym fitness room, spa and concierge services.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Fitness equipment
  • Full-service health spa
  • Health club
  • Internet access in public areas - wireless
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - treatment room(s)
  • Poolside bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Secretarial services
  • Spa services on site
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Translation services
  • Wedding services

About

Hotel Esencia is a majestic 50-acre estate at the midpoint between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has long enjoyed a storied past in this ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess on the most beautiful beach of the Mayan Riviera, it later became a hotel, and, for some time, has been a sought after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts of this timeless mansion. The Main House remains the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 29 suites and villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics.
Policies
  • Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Check-in time: 
  • 3 PM
Check-out time: 
  • Noon
Dining
  • Dining at Hotel Esencia is at once a culinary voyage and a coming home. Meals are simple yet sophisticated, drawing as much from Mexico’s eclectic range of regional cuisines as from the well-loved comforts of Mediterranean cooking. What is not taken from Hotel Esencia’s own garden is sourced locally from farmers and artisans in Quintana Roo, or further afield from the places in Mexico known for exemplary delicacies—moles from Oaxaca, fruits from Yucatán, and wines from Baja.

    Situated between the pools and the beach, The Pool Restaurant is a picturesque spot to start one’s day. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and apt updates to coastal staples from Latin America and around the world, the menu is an ode to the south.

    Located in the heart of the palm garden, The Garden Restaurant offers a refined take on Mexican cuisine from the Yucatán and beyond. While the décor and service might remind guests of an old world resort, the creative menus offer fresh approaches to tradition.

  • Sal y Fuego
    Serves sophisticated international cuisine with Mexican influences. Signature dishes feature an authentic Meso American cooking method of simmering fresh seafood and meats in banana leaves deep below the earth. Menu and daily chef's specials feature local, naturally grown ingredients. Indoor and outdoor terrace seating available. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Recreation
  • Situated squarely between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mayan Pyramids, underground cenotes and some of the Riviera’s best nightclubs, all are only 20 minutes away. For an adventure only steps off the hotel’s beach, there is a reef sanctuary for sea turtles and colorful exotic fish – one of the region’s best kept secrets. A concierge is available 24/7 to arrange a multitude of activities from scuba diving, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, and golf as well as excursions to Mayan ruins and guided tours of underground rivers locally referred to as cenotes.

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction
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