Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia is a luxury resort on the Riviera Maya at Playa Xpu-Ha, a two-mile stretch of secluded white-sandy beach and a favourite of ours. The centrepiece of this 50-acre resort is the three-storey Casa Grande with its beachfront location, and private dining room.

The 41 guest rooms are made up of five jungle rooms, 33 suites and three villas. All have large bathrooms, king-size beds, a private terrace and either a jungle or beachfront location. Many of the suites have private plunge pools. Draped palapas on the beach provide shady loungers to enjoy a drink and a snack or spa treatments.


Hotel Esencia is located on the Riviera Maya between Cancun and Tulum.  The vibrant town of Playa del Carmen is only five kilometres away yet the hotel is on a secluded private estate fronting a beautiful white sand beach. 


  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa and Health club
  • Pool Restaurant
  • Garden Restaurant
  • Beachfront Restaurant
  • Juice Bar


  • Windsurfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Ancient Mayan ruins
  • Turtle Sanctuary
  • The underwater world of Rio Secreto

Why We Like it

We love Esencia for its sophistication, understated style and top notch service. The beach is fabulous; the turquoise water ideal for swimming and afternoon tea is served in the main house between 4pm - 5pm every day. Perfect. 

Client Endorsement

“Loved it. The food and service were fantastic”

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