Located on a 50-acre private, beachfront estate, the Esencia Hotel offers an incredible vacation experience that prizes luxury and personality while promoting a calm and relaxing ambiance. Once a beach-side home to an Italian duchess, the hotel is filled with a sense of history that complements its wonderful location on the Caribbean Sea. In fact, the ocean is 150 meters away.

Visitors hoping to eat on-site will particularly enjoy Hotel Esencia, since they have some quality on-location dining opportunities. Also, the villa complex is home to its own restaurant on the premises. If you are hoping to plan a conference or are traveling as a group, this group-friendly accommodation makes organizing a bit less worrisome.

Set on the northeastern outskirts of Xpu Ha, Esencia welcomes visitors who are thinking about lodging in this section of the Riviera Maya. It is northeast of the center of Akumal.


The hotel offers three vastly different options for lodging, so guests are asked to consider which room would best suit their needs.


Nestled privately within the estate's tropical gardens, these two-story cottages feature a high-tech media room with surround sound, large flat-screen televisions, CD ad DVD players, large living rooms, outside terrace with dining area and a large swimming pool with a sundeck and lounge chairs. The upstairs has a large master bedroom with terrace and sitting area, large bathroom with double vanity, shower room and bathtub and a walk-in closet. There i a second bedroom ideal for children, with two twin beds and a separate bathroom. These cottages are 3,620 square feet.

Deluxe Master Suite: La Rosa

The first thing you'll notice in this luch suite is the bedroom with a dombed brick Catalan ceiling. This room was the original stanza de letto of the duchess and remains one of the most favorite suites in the estate. It offers spacious ocean-view terrce overlooking the garden and main pool with sun chairs and plunge pool, flat-screen LCD TV, electric window shares, walk-in closet and luxurious athroom with suptuous bathtub and shower. It has a garden patio with the option of connecting to an adjoining ocean view room. This suite is 1,142 square feet.

Deluxe Ocean View Suite: La Torre

Perched atop the Casa Principal, this cozy beachfront suite offers a 360 degree view of the area. With the push of a button, the electric window shades pull back to reveal an awe-inspiriting view -- from the ocean to the beach and even jungle canopy. Relax in sun chairs on the terrace as the sun rises from the Caribbean, spend your day lounging on the beach or exploring the region, then watch the sun set from the bedroom. This panoramic layout also features a naturally lit spacious bathroom, walk in closet, LCD television, DVD, CD player, and iPad. This room is 750 square feet.

Ocean View Suite

Ideally placed in the estate's exclusive Casa Principal and in the adjoining Casa de Invitados, these uniquely spacious rooms feature grand view of the Caribbean, private terraces, spacious sitting areas and entertainment systems with large LCD TVs, DVD players, CD players, and iPods. They also have electric window shades to help set the perfect mood and a luxurious king bed. This suite is 920 square feet.

Terrace Suite: El Arbol

Secluded at one end of the Casa Principal, where you just step out to the garden and a few paces from the main pool and the beach. This suite features a luscious king bed, spacious terrace, hammock, and plunge pool, walk-in closet, and sitting area. This room is 854 square feet.

Ocean Front Room: El Jaguar

Located in the estate's Casa Principal, where the duchess enjoys watching the seabirds play along the shoreline, this room looks over the front garden with views of the pool, crisp white beach, and the turquoise blue Caribbean. It features entertainment systems with a large LCD television, DVD player, CD player, and iPod; plus, walk-out terrace, large closets, and premium bedding with the option of either a king or two queen beds. This room is 726 square feet.

Master Garden Suite: El Secreto

This suite is secretly tucked away to one side within the estate's Casa Principal and a few steps from the pool, beach, restaurants, and spa. This very private and secluded suite features a spacious private terrace with plunge pool and chaise lounges. The suite is fitted with a luxurious king bed, spacious bedroom, with a bathtub and separate shower room. It has an enterainment system with large LCD television, DVD system, CD player, and iPod connection. It is 1,280 square feet.

Garden Suite

These spacious rooms are discreetly set in the estate's tropical gardens and offer a great combination of privacy and relaxation. They feature a terrace with sitting area and a private plunge pool. Each room has decadent bedding, mostly king-sized beds, a sitting area, double vanity, shower room, walk-i closet, and entertainment system. Some Garden Suites also offer a bathtub and solarium, and are available with the option of two queen beds.

Garden Room

Enclosed in the estate's tranquil garden area, alongside the Garden Suites, these rooms lay hidden between the vegetation with LCD TVs, DVD and CD player, and iPod. They have a small private balcony at the entrance overlooking the luscious gardens and are available in one king or two queen beds. These units have 705 square feet.

Hotel Esencia has 29 villas, so it's no mystery that we classify it as a moderately small property. Accordingly, it is appealing to travelers who enjoy a unique and personalized atmosphere. In terms of quality, we've rated this villa complex a 4 star rating.

Look below for a list of in-room amenities found at Esencia.

  • Private Bath
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Queen Bed
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • In-room Entertainment
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Sitting Area
  • Shower
  • Water closet
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • TV Remote Control
  • Twin Bed
  • Bath Tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat Screen TV

Contact the property if you need certain amenities, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

The Aroma Spa, Escencia's onsite organic retreat, incorporates regional and traditional techniques to treat guests to an incredibly rejuvenating break. With five treatment rooms, two steam rooms, and four Jacuzzis, guests can expect to be pampered with the greatest of Mayan secrets.

The list below gives other general amenties at this location:

  • Outdoor Parking
  • Yoga
  • Multilingual
  • Pets Accepted
  • Parking
  • Fishing
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Valet Parking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Because these details can sometimes change, it's always best to call with questions if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. To see more details about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities that Esencia has to offer, click here.


Boasting food options as incredible as its living spaces, Esencia presents guests with menu full of delectable treats. For a full list, its necessary to reference the full menu, but some choices include: eggs sardou, frittata esencia, seabass filet, veal hamburgers, lobster taquitos, Yucatan Lime Soup, and more. Chefs combine traditional Mayan recipes with cutting-edge recipes, allowing for an adventure in itself. For those looking to take up the recipes themselves, cooking classes by the hotel chef are offered.

Besides on-site dining, guests hoping for extra culinary diversity might also look into some of the region's other local mealtime choices. Those staying at Esencia will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It's worth it to learn about the nearby restaurants, even though Hotel Esencia has some tempting choices of their own. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

Taking advantage of guest services -- including the ones listed here -- can help you get the most out of your vacation in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

  • Concierge
  • Express Check In
  • Express Check Out
  • Valet Parking

This property also has a healthy list of business amenities, perfect for those who have come here for business or pleasure, or both.

  • Group Friendly
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


You will find numerous attractions located near Hotel Esencia. On your itinerary, make room for nearby attractions like Tajmahal Cenote and Kantun Chi Eco Park. Considering this villa complex is directly on Playa X-Puha, this property is an ideal setting for anyone who wants to have an incredible view. You might also enjoy relaxing by the water at nearby Hidden Beach.

The villa complex is in the vicinity of Akumal, an enjoyable spot for travelers to learn about and explore Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

For more info on what's located near Esencia, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Carretra Tulum-Cancun at Km 264, Xpu Ha, Mexico 77710

Phone: (984) 873-4830

+52 984 840 9003: (984) 873-4830



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