About

Hotel Esencia is a majestic 50-acre estate at the midpoint between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has long enjoyed a storied past in this ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess on the most beautiful beach of the Mayan Riviera, it later became a hotel, and, for some time, has been a sought after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts of this timeless mansion.

A new chapter began in 2014 with the arrival of a new owner and a bold, worldly outlook on how to savor paradise. The estate’s provenance as a place of leisure for nobility is the guiding inspiration for a modern reimagining. The Main House remains the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 29 suites and villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics.

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Press

FORBES

April 29, 2015
A secluded gem on a powdery beach that is a nesting area for sea turtles
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The Sunday Times

December 7, 2014
The most heavenly hotel on Earth
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The Telegraph

December 17, 2014
An increasingly chic retreat on the Caribbean coast
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Architectural Digest

April 13, 2016
For tastemakers…Esencia is the only choice
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Condé Nast Traveller

December 1, 2013
Here, on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Riviera Maya we came to chill. And luckily for us, we found just the spot to do it: Hotel Esencia. Irresistibly charming...
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W Magazine

March 27, 2015
Best Spring travel destination
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London Evening Examiner

March 30, 2016
In short, this place is heaven
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Black Book

August 16, 2012
Even at capacity, one seldom notices other guests. It’s the supremely intimate ambiance and the naturally serene environs that set you at ease and ultimately convince you that the place is all yours.
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Country & Townhouse

November 1, 2012
The place is nothing short of perfect.
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