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.

Vacationers hoping to eat on-site will be especially happy with Hotel Esencia, since they have some nice on-site dining choices. Also, the villa complex has its very own on-location restaurant. If you're hoping to plan a sizable get-together, or if you're traveling as part of a group, this hospitable lodging can make the organizing process a bit less worrisome.

Located on the northeastern part of Xpu Ha, Esencia offers a warm welcome to travelers interested in staying in this part 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. They are 705 square feet.

Hotel Esencia is a small property containing 29 total rooms. Visitors who prefer a quiet setting over distracting details will really enjoy the intimate feeling of this small property. In terms of quality, we've given this villa complex a 4 star rating.

A check list of the in-room amenities awaiting visitors at Esencia include:

  • 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

Be sure to contact the property to confirm the option for their amenities, as some features can be different depending on your room.

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 this property's facilities and general amenities:

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

If you want to guarantee that a certain favorite amenity will be available, it's always best to call with questions because these details can sometimes change. To navigate to a comprehensive description about the specific activities and recreation opportunities available at Esencia, 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.

Outside of the dining options on-site, travelers looking to find further culinary diversity might also look into the area's other local mealtime selections. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will find a limited but good selection of restaurants nearby. It's a good idea to find out if there are suitable options in the area, even though Hotel Esencia has dining of its own. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.

Guest Services

Esencia provides guest services, including those in the list below, helping to take care of the little details during your vacation to Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

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

This lodging also has some helpful business amenities, so it's considered ideal for those who may need to put in some work during their visits.

  • Group Friendly
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


There are lots of attractions near Hotel Esencia. Some of these attractions include Tajmahal Cenote and Kantun Chi Eco Park. Because this villa complex is located directly on Playa X-Puha, it is particularly attractive to sun-bathers and watersports fanatics. Hidden Beach is another nice nearby spot to soak up some sun.

The villa complex is in the vicinity of Akumal, a particularly enjoyable destination for tourists to visit.

For our comprehensive article on what's located near the property, click here.

Contact Info

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

Phone: (984) 873-4830

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



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