The Experience

Esencia is not a typical hotel, though it certainly offers the personal service and pampering facilities you’d expect at a refined world-class resort. It is not a condo, though it has the privacy, luxury and personal touches that you’d want in your own residence.

Esencia is a 50-acre private estate, with an awe-inspiring beachfront, two swimming pools, day spa, gourmet restaurant, and an indulgent atmosphere fitting of royalty. In fact, the property and many of the buildings once served as the exclusive beach-side retreat of an actual Italian duchess. Though friendly, warm and generous, the duchess demands the very best and Esencia still benefits from her superior taste, her impeccable style and her zest for life.

Guest quarters are simple and elegant, featuring native hardwood furnishings, crisp white walls and floors, twelve-foot high ceilings, mahogany louvered doors and large windows that frame tropical garden and sea views. Other features include 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers, glorious down pillows and Molton Brown amenities.

Esencia’s Aroma Spa is set in a quiet corner of the estate, using the ocean breezes to create a tranquil and calming atmosphere.

Aroma is the first organic spa in the Riviera Maya, near Playa del Carmen, to offer an array of face and body treatments incorporating pure indigenous fruits, plants and herbs, many of which are grown in an herb garden located near the entrance. There are five treatment rooms, four Jacuzzis and two Mayan-style domed steam rooms. Featured treatments include massage, herbal saunas and facials – all performed with traditional organic methods. Guests can enjoy complimentary teas and the juice during their treatments. Complimentary group yoga and meditation classes are available with an instructor in the main house terrace or garden area.

Get married on the beach, in our lush gardens or pool side. Esencia provides the perfect backdrop for all your memories. Our wedding coordinator will assist you in customizing your special event or choose one of our specially designed ceremonies.

Download our wedding kit to learn more about weddings at Esencia. Whether you wish for an intimate or grand event we will make sure it is an unforgettable day. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • served in restaurant
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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