Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia

*****

This blissful boutique-style resort set on the Mayan Riviera's most beautiful beach is fabulously spoiling. Hotel Esencia's luxurious main building, the whitewashed three-storey Casa Grande, was built to satisfy the whims of a wealthy duchess and designed for her guests. It combines sophisticated simplicity with all mod cons, including black-out curtains to guarantee a good night's sleep. Seamless service, miles of lush tropical beach, expertly mixed tequila cocktails and a pampering spa… we'll be extremely impressed if you make it out to see the Mayan ruins.

Highlights:

  • White-sand Caribbean beaches

  • Innovative Meso-American cuisine

  • First-class pampering in an organic spa

Smith extra

30 minute massage treatment for two

In the know

Also need to know:

Pups under 10lbs are welcome, for US$75 a night. Food bowls and beds will be provided for diminutive doggiesFancy a nip of something local? You'll find a sample of small-batch Casa Dragones tequila in your room.

Packing tips:

Leave your pool shoes at home: you'll find a pair of Havaianas sandals in your room. Bikinis are a must; a swimsuit is probably more practical if you want to try snorkelling or scuba diving.

Dress code:

Informal and relaxed; a little dressier in the evening, if you feel like it.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Spotting Uma Thurman on the verandah of the villa helped validate our decision to visit Esencia at the outset. We were still pale new arrivals at that point. Only a short time earlier, a hotel taxi had picked us up from the Cancun airport and driven us a quick hour south toward the resort, turning down a two-lane road off the highway toward the water. Upon entry, a ‘butler’ assigned to us made quick work of signing the paperwork before guiding us on the tour of the grounds – the manicured green lawns of the Esencia estate, dotted with palm trees, which until recently served as the private vac

Accommodation details

Address:

Carretera Cancún Tulum, Pedio Rústico Xpu-Ha Lote 18, Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, 7771
Riviera Maya
Mexico

Location:

54.7 mi / 88.2 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Valet parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Internet services
  • Room service
  • Lounges/bars
  • On-Site parking
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

The casual poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and small plates throughout the day in a relaxed shaded pavilion. Start your day with filling chilaquiles, nibble on grilled fish tacos for lunch and pop by for ceviche after a day at the beach. Open for dinner, the Garden Restaurant is set in an open-air palapa with views of the manicured gardens; the space deftly balances rustic beach chic (thatched roof and dark wooden floors) with the elegance of a fine-dining room (moody candlelight and white linen-dressed tables). The menu is inspired by regional cuisines with a Mediterranean accent and an emphasis on fresh local produce, herbs and vegetables grown in the estate’s gardens and seafood. Don't miss the red snapper marinated in Mayan achiote sauce.

Top table:

For lunch, go for a beachside table with a sea view; for dinner, one of the tables overlooking the cenote, an underground freshwater pool that's romantically illuminated by night.

Last orders:

The Pool Restaurant serves meals from 7am to 4pm and dinner from 7pm to 11pm; the Garden Restaurant serves dinner from 7pm to 11pm.

Room service:

Round the clock: hot food is available until 11pm; after the kitchen closes, cold snacks are still available.

Hotel bar:

Refresh with a cold-pressed juice after a spa session from the made-to-order juice bar. Sip drinks in the chill-out lounge in the main house, by the pool or on the beach up till 11pm. Try one of the tequila-based creations spiced with home-grown herbs and chilis.

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