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Hotel Esencia in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, Mexico

A new playground on Mexico's Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia boasts a prime beachside setting ideal for seekers of sun and solitude. This lush tropical refuge an hour south of Cancun offers a complement of luxurious suites, each possessing an elegant simplicity, a private terrace and fabulous sea views. Gourmands will delight with Sal y Fuego, featured as one of the Best New Restaurants in the Caribbean in Food & Wine.

With unwinding at the top of your agenda, enjoy a renewing treatment at Aroma organic spa as a prelude to a day filled with horseback riding, fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, scuba diving and more. Play a round on a championship golf course or slip away for a few hours of leisurely bird watching. While Cancun is known for its recreation, it is also home to spectacular Mayan ruins, including the ancient walled city of Tulum. Located 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen's famous shopping and nightlife, along a two-mile empty stretch of Mexico's best beach, Hotel Esencia is a quiet, seaside refuge in the Mayan Riviera.

Location of Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia
Carr. Cancun-Tulum Km . 265 Predio Rústico
CP 77710
Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Nearest Airport: CUN

Amenities for Hotel Esencia

  • General Information
  • 29 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Private Chef
  • Organic Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Butler Service
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Terrace
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Amenities
  • DVD Players
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Pools
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Hotel Esencia

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Great small boutique hotel. Very friendly staff. Awesome massages by Gloria. We had one of the large suites in the main house, with private patio. It was terrific! The food was very good, though it's the same menu every day -- with a special each evening. Would have liked a little more variety. Also agree with the comment that children should not be allowed in the adult pool. We;ll definitely be back -- not easy to find small, luxury hotels in this area -- and this one was great!

gosti2014 - Chicago, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and daughter surprised me with this wonderful experience. Honestly the best vacation I've ever had in my life. I've never been to a hotel more luxurious than this one on the most beautiful beach in the Americas. I never fancied Mexican food before this but i have to say that every single meal at this place was delicious. Our jungle suite blew my mind with a view of overlapping palms like a painting, all white washed and sparkling clean, and the suite was plenty big for the three of us. All hotel facilities were five star. But the most outstanding element was the staff. So helpful, so pleasant and at our disposal 24/7 always with a smile. I would like to thank my darling wife for setting this up. I'm delighted to recommend this truly outstanding paradise and we will be back next year. Congratulations to everyone involved. Glenn Kennedy, CEO Trialford LTD

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful hotel set in wonderful grounds. Our room was amazing, very large with a comfortable bed and large bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. Coffee and pastries were left in a small cupboard on our terrace each morning which was lovely, although you have to be careful of the birds flying in and trying to steal it! Breakfast was tasty with a wide range choice. The sunbeds are comfortable with fluffy towels and waiter service. There are two pools, one for families and the other was meant to be for adults only but children used it anyway - a little annoying at times when you are trying to relax. The beach has lovely white sand and very warm sea - at times there is lots of seaweed but there are staff raking it up throughout the day. Dinner here was mostly good with delicious cocktails. Why only four stars instead of five? When we arrived we had a terrible dinner, it was cold and the chicken was like the sole of a shoe. The staff replaced it but we had the same problems again cold and chewy! We found the food in general never to be very hot but following the first night it was always very tasty. Also on arrival our aircon wasn't working but was soon fixed and the bath was dirty, again this was soon rectified. All of the staff at the hotel were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had a very relaxing stay and would love to stay here again one day. We loved the little gifts left each evening on our bed and the lit candle was nice to return to.

supersaint76 - wallington surrey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Esencia is top notch from the get go! Everyone there is extremely friendly and kind. At every turn you are being helped with whatever you may need. The property is one of a kind. It's very secluded. Once you check in at the arrival compound, you are taken by golf cart for a 1-2 minute path ride through the jungle. What awaits you on the other side is a gorgeous property with only 29 villas/suites spread out over a lush landscape and pristine beach. Wildlife freely roams throughout! You look left or right and there isn't another hotel next to you. We had the grand pleasure of staying in the main house, in a expansive suite that looked out into the ocean. Private outdoor balcony and spa. A pre-loaded iPod connected to surround sound is waiting for you in your room. Esencia showers you with small gifts and take aways that are both nice and useful. There still are many other wonderful points not mentioned here that made our time at Hotel Esencia memorable. Would love to go back! Thanks Tomas' (our concierge) and the rest of the wonderful staff Esencia staff

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many luxury hotels before, and would definitely label myself as pretty intense when it comes to my expectations. I will honestly say this is the best hotel I have taken my family on a vacation. The property is amazing, the food is excellent, and most importantly - the service is off the charts -- From the concierge staff that take care of absolutely everything, to the beach staff that set everything up perfectly, to the food and drink servers.. all of them are literally the best I have ever experienced.. No attitude, very friendly, very capable, and they know your name. The location itself is amazing, with some amazing views (and I'm not sure you can find a better bar anywhere with better views). Have I seen better waters in the Caribbean Sea ? Yes , to be honest, places like Anguilla have pure blue water and better beaches .. but everything else at this hotel more than compensates for that one minor quibble. If you need a lot of things to do - shopping/day trips - then perhaps this isn't your place as Tulum is about 40min south , but for those in need of relaxation this is the place. I will say my kids enjoy reading and just relaxing at he beach - so thats something to think about. Will absolutely return. They are expanding as well, so will be more availability, and I hope that doesn't change this atmosphere.

Greg S - NJ

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