To built customer loyalty through a unique and very upscale guest experience.
History & Story
The former beachside villa of an Italian duchess. Set in a 50-acre private estate of lush gardens on Xpu-Ha beach. This delightful Mayan Riviera refuge has 5 villas and 27 suites. A calming organic spa, and authentic 2 farm-to-table Mexican cuisine restaurants. Suites at Hotel Esencia feature high ceilings, crisp white walls and floors, and large windows that frame tropical garden or sea views. Several have plunge pools and a terrace or balcony while the villas provide an extra level of privacy. Master suites and the salon of the main house feature authentic mid-century modern collectibles from Le Corbusier, Perriand, Picasso and others.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Best beach in Mexico, as recognized by Forbes Magazine and many others. Xpu Ha is 3km (2 miles) of pristine white coral beach with only three hotels (two owned/managed by Hotel Esencia), unbeatable privacy and luxury.
• The 2nd largest coral reef in the world, located 300 meters distance from the beach shore
• Located midpoint Tulum and Playa del Carmen
• Organic spa, the first one in Mexico
• Giant sea turtles come to nest every year during summer.
Hotel Esencia is located fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car.
Key sites/activities in the area
Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, Sian Ka´an biosphere, snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, skydiving, golf, air tours, adventure and eco-parks and colonial towns.
Hotel Esencia has a small Cenote on premises where children enjoy spotting turtles and crabs.
We have baby sitter service. The cost is US$15 per hour. There is a chocolate wrap treatment at the spa designed for kids and we also have a kids food menu.
Number of rooms and suites in all: 42. 2 Two bedroom, two storey pool villas and 3 private Villas managed by Hotel Esencia.
Restaurants & Bars
– Café Esencia
– Beach Bar
• Organic Spa – Aroma,
• Adults Poool and Kids Pool,
• Techno Gym.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Capacity for 96 guests considering the private villas,
• The Garden Restaurant and the Main House can be used as a conference room when the group rents the entire property.
Extra Notable Features
• Hotel Esencia has a beach front Yoga deck were 1 complimentary yoga class is offered every morning.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Best for families / Above and beyond.
Trip Advisor – Traveller’s choice
Best 25 hotels in Mexico,
Best 25 luxury hotels in Mexico,
Best 25 hotels with the best service,
Best 25 hotels – Spa in Mexico.