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The Riviera Maya Hotels

Hotel Esencia

  • Carretera 307, Km 265 Map It
  • Xpu-há
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Blackout shades
  • Tips included
  • Stunning beach
  • Daily yoga
  • Remarkable food


  • Small section of the beach is rocky
  • Not all rooms have ocean views
  • No gym

Updated 02/19/2015

Fodor's Review

Situated on 50 acres of jungle, this sprawling estate—once the home of an Italian duchess—has been converted into one of the Riviera Maya's most luxurious hotels. Nestled within the gardens are two-story cottages featuring private pools, enormous living rooms, wooden pavilions with outdoor dining areas, and high-tech entertainment rooms (think plasma TVs with surround sound); villa rooms, tastefully decorated with hardwood furnishings and white linens, include a surplus of amenities like iPod minis (preloaded with music), a sub-zero bottle refrigerator (stocked), and a satellite cable LCD TV (with a DVD library). Not a single detail has been overlooked, so expect everything from double rain-shower heads and Moulton Brown bath products to 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. The service is exceptional, as is the food.

Hotel Information


Carretera 307, Km 265, Predio Rústico Xpu-Há, Llotes 18 and 19, Xpu-há, Quintana Roo, 77790, Mexico

Map It


984-873–4830; 877-528–3490

Hotel Details:

  • 29 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 02/19/2015

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