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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Once the home of a European duchess, the main house is the heart of Esencia. Food, wine tasting, and intimate gatherings with friends will come alive here. Located on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, the hotel is brought to life by its natural surroundings and elements, "Esencia" explores all of life's most unique pleasures touching on each individual's senses. Esencia offers the soothing sound of the water with incredible views. Elegant rustic cuisine, personalized butler service and modern amenities, separate it from the rest.

Choose from 29 air-conditioned suites and rooms. Each one individually designed, with options of sea views, garden views, private pools, in-room bathtubs, his and hers sinks and luscious gardens, terraces and hammocks.

The resort's centerpiece is its spectacular three-story, nine-room "Main House," with its unusual Catalan dome roof, perfect beachfront location, and Chef's Table. Each individual room is unique framing mesmerizing sea views and featuring details such as his and hers separate full bathrooms, large terraces, adjoining suites, oversized showers, plunge pools and large closets with dressing room.

Within the nine rooms of the main house is Rosa's Suite, which is the favorite suite. Spa treatments are a delight on the oversized terrace with an imposing view to the Sea. Master bathroom has a garden view and walk in closets. There is a large living area and a private solarium.

Within the resort are 10 Garden suites featuring a private solarium with a plunge pool, a living area, oversized bathrooms and Catalan showerheads.

Esencia also offers the option of booking two stand alone houses with a gourmet kitchen, private pool, state of the art media room including LCD screens and surround sound; all characteristics that bring together natural luxury with modern comforts. The living room and private dinning area make this is a perfect option for families. Guest also has the option of butler service and a personalized chef.

Attached to each private house are 4 garden rooms, which can also be booked separately or in conjunction with the private house.

All rooms feature, Molton Brown amenities, Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers and glorious down pillows. Decor is all in white, simple and elegant, with 'tapete' stone insertions on the floor and deep colorful accents. Furnisher is custom hand crafted.

All rooms feature: In room entertainment center includes, DVD player, CD player with a selection for your listening pleasure, satellite cable T.V., automatic black out shades, personal bar with stainless steel freezer and refrigerator, hair dryers and safety deposit boxes.

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Brought to life by its natural surroundings and elements, Esencia explores all of life's most unique pleasures touching on each individual's senses. Set on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, Esencia offers the soothing sound of the water with incredible views.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Spa Credit
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
  • WiFi
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance. A la carte breakfast is provided for two daily at Pool Restaurant. A $100 USD spa credit is available per room, per stay. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Esencia
  • Carretra Tulum-Cancun KM 264
  • Playa de Xpu-Ha
  • Playa del Carmen, Quinta Roo 77710
  • Mexico

Directions to Hotel
Located approximately 46 miles south of Cancun, 30 KM North of Tulum and 5 km south of Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya beaches. Featuring 2 miles of white sand beach and 50 acres of lush green gardens. The hotel will provide transportation to and from the airport for a fee, which can be arranged prior to arrival witht he concierge. Free parking is available. Directions: 46 miles south of the Cancun International Airport. Drive towards Tulum passing Playa del Carmen, upon arriving into the XPU-HA area turn left at XPU-HA 2.
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Banquets & Meetings
The Conference room capacity is 30 people
Fine Dining On Site
Sal y Fuego specializes in international modern sophisticated cuisine with Mexican flare and rustic adventures. Fresh seafood and naturally grown products from the area create a light bliss for the palate. Menu features a variety of dishes and daily chef's specials. Our chef love's to teach his creative cuisine and lessons are available in the main house kitchen. Esencia will host gatherings by the beach, pool or garden with full service and entertainment. Special menus can be tailored to please each event. One of the house specialties is an outside Meso American ethnic cooking method done with seafood or meats simmered in banana leaves deep below the earth. The bar at Sal y Fuego offers a wide variety of world-renowned wines, liquors and special cocktails. Wines from Spain, France, Chile, South Africa and Australia bring the essence of their origin with the flavors of their environment. Evenings will come alive with our spirit selection.
Fitness Center
With garden views
Child Programs
Family Rooms are avaialble, and children of all ages are invited to visit the property
Pets Allowed
Pets are allowed
Pool Outdoor
Esencia will feature two out door pools with butler service
Spa Facility
Aroma is the first pampering organic spa specializing in fito-therapy, fito meaning plant in Greek. This is a natural remedy for healing that was once discovered in ancient medicine. Plant extracts and botanical essence are used to create harmony and invite peace and well-being. Aroma is set in a tranquil area allowing the outside views to come in and act as a catalyst to the organic ingredients. Relaxing massages, herbal saunas, and facials are performed in a tranquilizing, organic methodology. The Pavilion of Wind offers yoga and meditation accompanied by an experienced instructor.
Nature walks, jungle tours, and cenote adventure trails
Scuba Diving
Also snorkeling and cenote diving
There are several local shops in Playa del Carmen, which is a short drive away
Also parasailing
Recommended Rooms
Choose from 29 air-conditioned suites and rooms. Each one is individually designed, with options or sea view, garden view, or private pool. The maximum number of room occupants is 3.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Horseback Riding
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Windsurfing

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