Esencia

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Deluxe Small Beach

The multi-award-winning Hotel Esencia is, quite simply, amongst the most beautiful and luxurious beach hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula.

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While the Riviera Maya isn’t short hotel of luxury beach hotels, some with more facilities, others with perhaps even more incredible accommodation, the Esencia stands out for its combination of idyllic location, intimate size and understated luxury.

Unlike the scores of purpose-built, chain hotels along the coast, the Hotel Esencia started life as the beach home of an Italian duchess.

Located midway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, set well away from the coast road and nestled in 50 acres of beautiful gardens alongside a stunning stretch of beach, this 41-room property is really very special.

Despite its size, foodies won’t be disappointed by a lack of choice – and certainly not of quality – as Hotel Esencia features a casual café, and both Garden & Seafront restaurants as well as a separate, rustic beach bar.

The beach in front of the hotel is shallow and ideal for swimming but the hotel also its own good-sized pool as well as a Spa & Health Club, offering a number of activities, treatments and its own juice bar.

Accommodation at Hotel Esencia comprises 45 suites and villas divided into a variety of different categories: Jungle rooms, Jungle suites, Ocean suites, Beach suites, Master suites, Penthouse suites, Pool villa and private villa.

No matter what category you opt for, rooms are all beautifully appointed

Location

Midway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum

Hotel Esencia, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Best:

The stunning, natural combination of beach and gardens


Err:

This isn’t a hotel where you can stroll to other, nearby bars and restaurants


At A Glance

    Food & Drink Food & Drink

  • — Bar
  • — Juice & coffee bar
  • — Choice of restaurants

    Features Features

  • — Swimming pool
  • — Spa & fitness centre
  • — Watersports equipment
  • — 24hr concierge

    Rooms Rooms

  • — 45 rooms in total
  • — Variety of room categories
  • — Seaview room option

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