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Destination Report: Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia · Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Written by

Diana Moon

Hotel Esencia

The hotel is located on the exclusive Xpu-Ha beach, along a 2 miles stretch of beach, 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 30 minutes north of Tulum
Hotel Esencia tastefully blends an eclectic and serene vibe with authentic Mexican style and tradition.
Best For:
Couples, small groups, families
Hotel Esencia offers 29 spacious accommodations, featuring mesmerizing sea and garden views along with large terraces, deep soaking plunge pools and private solariums. Guests can experience Hotel Esencia in an ocean view suite, garden suite or in a one of a kind private home.
Food & Drink:
Pool Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and Garden Restaurant serving dinner. Juice and beverage bar located in the beachside palapa.
Spa and gym located within the gardens
Snorkeling, diving, golf, kiteboard & paddleboard, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, cenotes and Mayan ruins.
KKTWW Loves:
  • Each room is appointed with its own private iPod with playlists exclusively made by Michel Gaubert for Hotel Esencia. Pick from either Morning, Day or Night playlists for a handcrafted soundtrack experience played through each room’s surround sound.
  • Each room provides its guests with Havaianas sandals and custom Hotel Esencia beach bags that can be kept as a souvenir upon departure. The immaculate attention to art and interior design.
  • Every detail has been finely curated to reflect a unique style unmatched in Riviera Maya.
Compliments of KKTWW:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent spa services credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out
Make sure to take the complimentary, private tour through Hotel Esencia’s private cenote for a chance to see one of the resident manatees!
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