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Riviera Maya Hotels

Esencia Seaside Estate

  • Carretera 307, Km 265
  • Xpu-há
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Special discounts available through website
  • Blackout shades
  • Stunning beach
  • In-suite chefs
  • Daily yoga


  • Massages are pricey
  • Not all rooms have ocean views
  • Need a car to get around

Updated 04/16/2013

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 most luxurious hotels in Riviera Maya. Nestled within the gardens are two-story cottages, each with private swimming pools, enormous living rooms, wooden pavilions with outdoor dining areas, and high-tech entertainment rooms (think plasma TVs with surround sound). Villa rooms are tastefully decorated with hardwood furnishings and white linens

and include a surplus of amenities that include 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 butler service and 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets.

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Hotel Information


Carretera 307, Km 265, Predio Rústico Xpu-Há lotes 18 and 19, Xpu-há, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico


984-873–4830; 877-528–3490-in the U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • 29 rooms
  • Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 04/16/2013


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