Essence at the Fives Beach is an all-inclusive, beachfront hotel, located in Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. It offers 663 rooms, 12 on-site restaurants, four signature bars, four pools, a spa and a kids’ club.

Situated on half a mile of white sandy beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this beautiful hotel is surrounded by a tropical forest in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. Located in Playa del Carmen, on Mexico’s famous Riviera Maya, Essence at the Fives Beach is a little over 30 miles from Cancun International Airport. The charming shop and restaurants of Playa del Carmen are approximately five miles from the hotel, while the renowned 18-hole El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course is just three miles away. The area provides many other popular attractions, including the Xaman Ha Ruins, Xcaret Park and Frida Kahlo Museum.

The hotel features 663 generously sized rooms including one, two and three-bedroom residences, some with private rooftop lounge decks. The rooms feature LCD smart TVs with streaming apps, a king or two double beds, a daily stocked minibar and a furnished balcony or terrace to take in gorgeous views of the gardens and pools. Bathrooms offer a rain shower, double sinks, bath amenities, a hair dryer, magnifying vanity mirror, bathrobes and slippers. Upgrade to a residence suite with separate living spaces, or an elegant penthouse with private rooftop decks.

Accommodation details


Camino Acceso Xcalacoco s/n Fracc.El
Limonar 1
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, C.P.

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


37.0 mi / 59.6 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Health club
  • Playground
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Sauna
  • Onsite laundry
  • Baby sitting
  • Spa
  • Children's nursery
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Tennis court
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Solarium
  • Ironing board
  • Currency exchange
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool Bar
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Massage services
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment
  • Steam bath

Other facilities

The hotel provides an incredible range of facilities for the entire family. There are seven outdoor pools, including an adult-only heated pool and a children's pool at the Kids’ Club Playhouse. The private, sandy beach overlooks the Island of Cozumel, where you can relax on loungers just steps away from the Caribbean Sea. Adults have access to the 24/7 fitness centre, which is located on the second floor and is equipped with treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and free weights, as well as complimentary water, towels and mats. For total relaxion, The Spa by The Fives offers massage, body treatments and facials.

The Kids’ Club Playhouse welcomes little ones, providing fun, supervised activities, including fitness classes, arts and crafts, and video games, for kids ages 4 to 12 years old. Children will love the playground, toy room, kid's pool and the children's fitness centre with ropes, parallel bars, trampolines, springboards and large floor pads.

Please note that some facilities may come with an additional local charge.

Dining information

An impressive 12 restaurants at Essence at the Five Beach, feature cuisines and flavours from across the globe. You can indulge in everything from beachside tacos and grilled seafood in the mangroves to modern French bistro dishes (adult-only for dinner). Try Tuscan cuisine with sweeping views of the sea at Arezzo or stop by Natura Day Club & Grill (adult-only) for made-to-order ceviche. At Sea Olive, enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean or head over to the family-friendly Flavours Restaurant for international buffet breakfast and dinner. For something different, the adult-only Pisco Nikkei Cuisine & Raw Bar Experience combines innovative Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. La Brasserie delivers iconic French fare, while Koh Thai and Oka Sushi Bar serve the flavours of the Far East. Dine poolside at Mestizo, in the warm indoor ambiance of La Casa De Rosa (local charges apply) or at La Taqueria for an all-out Mexican feast – think sizzling tacos and fajitas. You can also grab beachside burgers, hot dogs and all-American comfort food at Breeze N Burger.

The hotel features four bars including a Gin Bar and the swim-up bar, Palmas. The Breeze Bar is a beachfront bar at the infinity pool, and adults can enjoy tequila tastings and sing along to traditional Mexican folk music twice a week with a mariachi band at Cantini 1910.

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