Far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Here the Hotel Esencia welcomes guests to enjoy enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Hotel Esencia is a majestic 50-acre estate at the midpoint between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has long enjoyed a storied past in this ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort.
Originally the private hideaway of an Italian duchess on the most beautiful beach of the Mayan Riviera, it is a sought after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts and aristocratic refinement of this timeless mansion.
The Master Beach Suite is designed with privacy, comfort, and independence in mind. With windows on three sides, and extremely spacious bathrooms with love seats, these suites also include a private heated plunge pool.
Master Beach Suites can connect with Esencia Jungle Suites for families or friends traveling together while keeping their privacy.
Dining at Hotel Esencia is simple yet sophisticated, drawing as much from Mexico’s eclectic range of regional cuisines as from the well-loved comforts of Mediterranean cooking.
Situated squarely between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mayan Pyramids, underground cenotes and some of the Riviera’s best nightclubs, all are only 20 minutes away.
For an adventure only steps off the hotel’s beach, there is a reef sanctuary for sea turtles and colorful exotic fish – one of the region’s best kept secrets.
Tour the 13th Century Mayan ruins of Tulum where breathtaking sea views and culture meet. Discover mangrove, fauna, and flora from a kayak at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sian Ka’an. Explore Rio Secreto, a stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites.
The spa journey begins with a traditional Mayan kitchen laboratory where therapists tailor bespoke, restorative programs, using the purest ingredients harvested from the waters of the Caribbean and soil from the Mayan jungle. It is a matchless experience of health that opens a new chapter to a life of sound mind and body.
Explore the second largest coral reef in the world or the local ‘cenotes’ and take your PADI certification. Swim with sea turtles just a few feet from the shore of the hotel beach, or with a guide in the deep sea. Join one of the deep sea fishing boats that depart nearby to catch barracudas, groupers and many more.
Golfers will enjoy the Robert Trent Jones 27-hole golf course, surrounded by the Mayan jungle and offering high-end services. Or improve your tennis surrounded by lush vegetation at the Puerto Aventuras ecntre.