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Hotel Esencia

Nestled between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Hotel Esencia is a luxurious Forbes five-star retreat hidden away along a narrow jungle road. Upon arrival, the concierge welcomes you into a contemporary tropical-style lobby adorned with Mexican art. Embark on a golf cart journey through palm-lined paths to discover the enchanting grounds, including white villas in the jungle area, lush gardens, the main house, two inviting pale blue pools, and a pristine white sand beach at the property's edge.

Overview


Nestled between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Hotel Esencia is a luxurious Forbes five-star retreat hidden away along a narrow jungle road. Upon arrival, the concierge welcomes you into a contemporary tropical-style lobby adorned with Mexican art. Embark on a golf cart journey through palm-lined paths to discover the enchanting grounds, including white villas in the jungle area, lush gardens, the main house, two inviting pale blue pools, and a pristine white sand beach at the property's edge.

 

Spanning 50 acres, Hotel Esencia is the passion project of Emmy-winning Hollywood producer Kevin Wendle, who has meticulously crafted an elegant home-away-from-home experience that will leave a lasting impression. With its origins as the private residence of an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia blends historical charm with a modern, cosmopolitan approach to refined living. This aristocratic oasis is situated where the Yucatán jungle meets the untouched sands of Xpu-ha, one of the few remaining undeveloped shores on the Mayan Riviera, offering an unforgettable escape where the rich traditions of the past harmoniously blend with today's sophisticated lifestyle.


Highlights


Nestled on the serene Xpu-Ha beach, Hotel Esencia is a tranquil Tulum oasis situated on one of the few remaining unspoiled beaches along the Riviera Maya. Originally a secluded sanctuary for an Italian duchess, the hotel retains its intimate, residential ambiance with simply designed accommodations and common spaces featuring pristine white paint, natural wood accents, and inviting hammocks. Immersed in lush natural surroundings, this luxurious haven offers guests a true escape as they meander through peaceful jungle and garden paths connecting various areas of the property. For an unparalleled lavish experience, indulge in the two-story, two-bedroom Pool Villa, which hosted actress Lupita Nyong'o during her stay at this captivating resort. The villa boasts a full-size swimming pool, multiple terraces, a media room, and a courtyard. The spa's unique circular design creates a harmonious atmosphere with relaxation spaces and massage rooms that lead to private outdoor spa tubs overlooking the enchanting jungle.


Things to know


Hotel Esencia was envisioned as a tranquil retreat for individuals in the entertainment industry, creating a serene and exclusive ambiance. Xpu-Ha Beach is renowned as a prime location for sea turtle nesting; during summer nights, you can observe these magnificent creatures laying their eggs along the shore. The majority of spa ingredients are cultivated on the property, and treatments feature traditional Mayan-inspired rituals such as copal and cacao, as well as a dedicated menu for children. Mornings at Hotel Esencia are idyllic; savor freshly-squeezed juice while witnessing the sunrise over the ocean from the Beach Bar deck, followed by a rejuvenating session at the yoga palapa. Make a grand entrance with the hotel's Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter airport transfer, dubbed the Mayan Air Express, which is also available for scenic tours around the Yucatan Peninsula.


Accommodations


Nestled in serene elegance, Hotel Esencia offers its guests an unparalleled experience of quiet luxury with a limited number of accommodations, including 45 suites, three villas, and the opulent Esencia Mansion. The Mansion is the epitome of grandeur, featuring four en-suite bedrooms, a gym, three pools, a 20-seat screening room, and a hidden speakeasy accessed through the jungle. Standard guest room amenities boast walk-in closets, surround sound systems, and artisan-made sandals and beach bags. Immerse yourself in nature by staying in a Jungle Room or Suite, complete with a private plunge pool and a soothing rain-like shower room. For a cozy home-away-from-home atmosphere, choose the spacious main house suites that offer breathtaking ocean views and oversized terraces. To relish the captivating turquoise oceanfront view from your bedroom, book a stay in one of the Beach Suites. For a truly unique experience, the Rooftop Wellness Suite provides a personalized touch, allowing you to select from a range of fitness equipment, including The Mirror virtual trainer, a Peloton bike, TRX suspension training gear, or a Technogym treadmill. Additionally, the suite comes with yoga mats, weights, and a double bathtub or steam room/shower equipped with aromatherapy. The cherry on top is the rooftop terrace, complete with a heated pool and solarium – the perfect spot for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Dining


At Hotel Esencia, dining is a delightful experience that offers a variety of flavors and ambiance for every palate. The resort takes pride in its commitment to using locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms, ensuring fresh and delicious meals with vegetarian options clearly marked on each menu. Start your day at the Beach Bar with refreshing juices, smoothies, and coconut water, then return later for signature cocktails like the spicy Paloma Xcatic. For a more spirited evening, head to THE SPEAKEASY, a hidden gem featuring late-night libations and a live DJ. Mistura, under the guidance of renowned chef Dimitris Katrivesis, boasts 180-degree beach views and serves international cuisine for lunch, transitioning to exquisite Peruvian-Japanese fusion fare for dinner. For a more relaxed atmosphere, the poolside restaurant TAIYO offers a blend of international and Yucatecan favorites accompanied by stunning ocean views. Finally, indulge in a unique Yucatecan-Mexican culinary experience on Saturdays at BEEFBAR ESENCIA, complete with live music and entertaining games.


Amenities


At Hotel Esencia, guests are treated to an array of top-notch amenities designed to provide a truly luxurious experience. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, ensuring that your every need is catered to at any time of the day or night. Families can take advantage of the convenient babysitting services, allowing parents to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The on-site bar and multiple restaurants offer a variety of dining options, while fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the fully-equipped gym and a range of invigorating fitness classes. Business travelers can utilize the hotel's meeting rooms for productive sessions, and everyone can unwind by the stunning outdoor pool. Hotel Esencia is also pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave your furry friends behind. Finally, indulge yourself at the hotel's exquisite spa, where you can rejuvenate your body and mind with a selection of pampering treatments.


Explore Tulum


Tulum, Mexico is an enchanting destination that should undoubtedly be on your travel bucket list. This captivating coastal town offers a perfect blend of pristine beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, lush jungles, and vibrant local culture. As you explore the well-preserved archaeological sites, you'll be transported back in time, marveling at the ingenuity and artistry of the Mayan civilization. Afterward, unwind on the powdery white sands and turquoise waters of Tulum's stunning beaches, which are nothing short of a tropical paradise. For those seeking adventure, the region boasts incredible cenotes—natural underground pools—that provide thrilling snorkeling and diving experiences. And let's not forget the delectable local cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and traditional Mexican dishes, which will tantalize your taste buds. In short, a visit to Tulum promises an unforgettable experience filled with history, natural beauty, and cultural richness.

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Beyond offering an elevated experience and guaranteed lowest rates, LuxRally Travel can provide the following benefits for any Hotel Esencia bookings:


  • 100 USD Spa Credit

  • Complimentary Breakfast: Full breakfast at Mistura

  • Early Check-in & Late Check-out

  • Upgrade at time of check-in (upon availability)

  • Wifi

  • Welcome Amenity


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Hotel Esencia is a luxury beach resort located in Tulum, Mexico, renowned for its unique blend of historic charm and modern elegance. Originally constructed as the private home of an Italian duchess, this 50-acre estate has been transformed into a tranquil haven for discerning travelers. The hotel offers only 47 suites and 4 villas, ensuring a sense of exclusivity and privacy. Each accommodation is tastefully decorated and nestled among lush gardens, offering direct access to a stunning 500-meter beachfront. Hotel Esencia is highly rated by Forbes Travel Guide and is known for its laid-back luxury, world-class hospitality, and its ability to provide an escape from the ordinary, capturing the essence of a sophisticated yet relaxed beach-side living. The property is owned by Kevin Wendle, who continues to uphold the hotel's reputation as one of Mexico's finest independent luxury hotels. Book with Luxrally Travel to get Travel Leaders Benefits on your next stay.

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