Retreat to the beach in style at Esencia Hotel, a former exclusive beachside summer villa of an Italian duchess. Set in a 50-acre private estate of lush gardens and close to Xpu-Ha beach this delightful Mayan Riviera refuge has cottages and suites with a private pool, a calming organic spa and gourmet cuisine.
Xpu-Ha, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. 50 miles from Cancun International Airport.
Things to enjoy
Water sports, private wine and food tasting with the chef and private cooking classes are all available. Organic Spa, beauty treatments, pool, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, daily yoga.
Rooms at Esencia Hotel feature high ceilings, crisp white walls and floors with native hardwood furnishings, mahogany doors and large windows that frame tropical garden or sea views. Several have plunge pools and a terrace or balcony while the cottages provide an extra level of privacy.
The days flow into one another as you spend time lazing on the beach or by the pool. Snorkelling sessions are interspersed with lying in a hammock on your terrace or sipping margaritas in the bar. Indulge in an aromatic herbal body wrap in the spa followed by the tantalizing flavour of fresh seafood at Esencia Hotel’s Sal Y Fuego Restaurant.
In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.
Garden Suite with Pool
Nestled in the lush tropical gardens, Garden View Suites are luxurious open-layout accommodations with a spacious terrace with an outdoor sitting area and a private plunge pool. Amenities include: King bed or 2 queen beds, spacious bathroom with his and her sinks, shower, large walk-in closet, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, air-conditioning and complimentary mini bar. *Image represents general style and design of room. Due to the individuality of the rooms, suites may differ from one another.
The Master Garden Suite with Pool
Located in the Main House, the Master Garden Suite faces the green gardens and is the ideal accommodation for privacy and tranquility. Surrounded by native trees, the Master Garden Suite features a large terrace with private plunge pool and a relaxing sitting area. Amenities include: King bed, spacious bathroom with his and her sinks, shower and bathtub, walk-in closet, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, air-conditioning and complimentary mini bar.
Ocean View Room
The Ocean View Room offers the convenient option of being outfitted with a king bed or 2 queen beds. Located in the Main House, this room offers sea views and two terraces for relaxing with a book or glass of wine, and enjoying the sunshine and sea breezes. Amenities include: spacious living area, dome ceiling, walk-in closet, bathroom with his and her sinks, shower, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, air-conditioning and complimentary mini bar.
Ocean View Suite
Wake up to spectacular sea views in one of our Ocean View Suites located in the Main House or Guest House. These luxury accommodations feature a spacious terrace overlooking the Caribbean blue waters and ivory white-sand beach. Amenities include: King bed, electric window shades, large bathroom with his and her sinks, shower, walk-in closet, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, complimentary mini bar and air-conditioning. *Images represent the general style and design of the room. Due to the individuality of the rooms, the suites will differ from one another.
La Rosa Ocean View Master Suite with Pool
The Master Ocean View Suite, La Rosa, located in the main house was the former master bedroom of the Italian Duchess, and it is certainty fit for royalty. The suite features two terraces, one with sweeping sea views and another overlooking the lush garden landscaping. The terrace has lounge chairs for sunbathing, and a private plunge pool. Amenities include: King bed, electric shades, bathroom with his and her sinks, shower, and bathtub, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, complimentary mini bar and air-conditioning.
Cottage with Pool
The Cottage is a private villa nestled in the tropical gardens. With two bedrooms, a living room, media room, kitchen (for chef use only), gazebo with dining area, and a full-size private pool, the cottage is the ultimate luxury accommodation for a family vacation. Amenities include: outdoor shower, hammocks, two spacious bathrooms, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, complimentary mini bar and air-conditioning.
La Torre Ocean View Deluxe
Be surrounded by unobstructed views of the water and gardens in the Deluxe Ocean View Suite, which offers a 360 degree view of the property. Perched on the third floor of the Main House, this solarium style luxury suite features a terrace overlooking the Caribbean with lounge chairs and a sitting area. Amenities include: King bed, electric window shades, spacious bathroom with shower, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, complimentary mini bar and air-conditioning.
The Terrace Suite is located on the ground floor of the Main House and is the shortest distance to the beach. This luxury suite offers a partial sea view, and a terrace with a hammock, sitting area, and private plunge pool. Amenities include: King bed, walk-in closet, bathroom with his and her sinks, shower, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, air-conditioning and complimentary mini bar.
Garden View Room
Located in the quite and serene gardens, the Garden View Rooms have either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. The room features a terrace surrounded by native fruit trees with a spacious sitting area for relaxing. Amenities include: Walk-in closet, bathroom with his and her sinks, separate shower and bathtub, TV/DVD/CD/IPOD entertainment, complimentary mini bar and air-conditioning. *Images represent the general style and design of the Garden Room. Due to the individuality of rooms, the rooms may differ from one another.
The spaciousness of Esencia allows an eclectic choice of accommodation in its 29 rooms (17 are suites): the main house has just nine rooms spreading themselves – with a very unique style – over its three storeys; each with large sun terraces and mesmerising sea views. Lost in the grounds are two private houses, both with four garden room annexes, perfect for friends and families, and there are a further ten individual garden suites with private solariam and plunge pools. An example of Esencia’s difference is the local cuisine: world-class but with a twist! For example, one of the chef’s specialities is seafood baked underground in banana leaves!
Directory of services
- Bell service
- Car Parking ( complimentary )
- Car rental service
- CD / DVD library
- Chauffeur driven car
- Doctor on call
- DVD /CD Library
- Express check-in/check-out
- Foreign currency exchange
- Guests relation services
- High speed Internet in public areas
- High speed Internet in guest rooms
- In-villa dining
- i-Pod Rental
- Laptop Rental
- Laundry service
- Luggage services
- Multilingual staff
- Nanny service
- Pets Allowed at a charge
- Room service – restricted hours
- Turn-down service
- Valet Parking
- Wake up calls
- Licenced Wedding Ceremonies
- Wine, flowers & fruits in-room
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. . Special menus can be tailored for special events. 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.. Opening hours are 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.
- Herbal wrap
- Bike Riding – Nearby
- Big Game Fishing – Nearby
- Sea Fishing – Nearby
- Hairdresser – On Site
- Horse Riding – Nearby
- Jacuzzi – Nearby
- Outdoor Swimming
- Pool – On Site
- Sailing – Nearby
- Scuba Diving – On Site
- Snorkeling – On Site
- Tennis – Nearby
- Water Skiing – Nearby
- Windsurfing – Nearby
Meetings and Business
Internet connection, fax machine, overhead projector and screen.