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Spectacular resort set on Xpu-Ha, the Mayan Riviera's best beach

Unique Qualities

  • 50-acre private estate, once the holiday retreat of an Italian Duchess
  • A range of luxury rooms, including a garden suite with private plunge pool
  • Ancient herbalist practices available in the spa

The hotel in detail

Retreat to the beach in style at Esencia, a former exclusive beachside summer villa of an Italian duchess. Set in a 50-acre private estate of lush gardens and close to Xpu-Ha beach this delightful Mayan Riviera refuge has cottages and suites with a private pool, a calming organic spa and gourmet cuisine.

Rooms at Hotel Esencia feature high ceilings, crisp white walls and floors with native hardwood furnishings, mahogany doors and large windows that frame tropical garden or sea views. Several have plunge pools and a terrace or balcony while the cottages provide an extra level of privacy.

The days flow into one another as you spend time lazing on the beach or by the pool. Snorkelling sessions are interspersed with lying in a hammock on your terrace or sipping margaritas in the bar. Indulge in an aromatic herbal body wrap in the spa followed by the tantalizing flavour of fresh seafood at at Hotel Esencia’s restaurants.

  • 29 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning



Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

Wedding services

Check in
  • 03:00 PM
Check out
  • 12:00 PM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Business centre
  • Free parking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Steam bath
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Adaptor plugs available
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bath with shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate toilet
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Laundry service
  • Masseuse
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Travel desk
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Children's activities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Watersports
  • Yoga
  • Fishing 2 Miles
  • Jet skiing 2 Miles
  • Sailing 2 Miles
  • Water skiing 5 Miles
  • Horse riding 15 Miles


This hotel has been awarded:

  • No. 16 in Top Resorts in Eastern Mexico - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2016


These reviews are the real opinions of Club members and we have verified their stay at the hotel.

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