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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 4 days 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

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

On our previous trip to Cancun, we lunched with friends staying at Hotel Esencia. We were so impressed with the food, the property and the hospitality, we vowed to come back and stay. SO glad we did! It is a rare hotel that can successfully provide you with the luxuries and amenities of modern life yet capture the essence of the local culture. Hotel Esencia is a 5 star beach side oasis in the midst of the Yucatan jungle. My last similar experience was at the Hotel Monasterio, a 5 star hotel in Cuzco Peru. Our secluded villa was nestled deep in the Mayan jungle and it wasn't hard imagining what it must have felt like centuries before. Our first morning there, I opened the villa doors, marveling at the sights and sounds of an awakening jungle, and a cheery attendant dressed in all white hailed me and delivered a steaming pot of coffee and basket of warm, fresh pastries. I felt like Mayan royalty! And for more royal treatment I had a massage in the afternoon. Pure heaven! The spa is housed in a circular thatched hut with a Mayan alter as a center piece. Surrounding the exterior are the treatment rooms where my wife and I got some needed deep tissue relaxation with hand made oils infused with locally grown herbs. A steam room and ice plunge are also available however I was content to bask in my tranquility. They even have chocolate massages for the kids! Post massage we headed to the pristine white sand beach to read a book under a private palapa. Our attendant brought us some healthy smoothies from the adjacent smoothie bar. When they told me they could make it with almond milk, I knew I was home! Later we dined at the garden restaurant. My citrus beet salad was exquisite. The entrees and desserts were equally delicious with incredible presentations. If I didn't know better, I'd swear I was dining in Manhattan. Breakfast at the pool side restaurant the next day was equally impressive. The poached eggs with avocado toast was scrumptious and my wife had a fresh fruit bowl with Greek yogurt and homemade granola. This is not your typical resort food and is just one of the many refined touches that define this hotel. That evening the hotel hosted a margarita happy hour with a Mexican trio playing music in the courtyard. The owner, Kevin Wendle, introduced himself and it is obvious he is passionate about this hotel and his guests. I can't say enough about this hotel. Our week long stay felt far too short and the kids begged us to add a few days to our trip. We will be back again soon! Thanks again to all the staff for making us feel more like family than guests!

Mike C - Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Service flawless, great comfy beds, resort embraces its surroundings, with sereque, iguanas, and turtles nesting on the beach each night! Great centre to explore local sights, or just to retreat from the world

oliver051 - Holywood

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This is where the white sand meets the spa, along with the friendliest and most attentive staff that I've had the opportunity to meet on my travels. Hands down, one of the top 3 places that I've experienced in my life and worth it for anyone interested in a little R&R on the beach. A group of us stayed on the property managed by the Hotel Esencia and had the most incredible time. We will be returning again next year and I could go on and on about how amazing this place is, but simplicity and luxury is what this place is all about. Go explore and find out for yourself -- you will fall in love.

OnlySane - New York City, New York

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