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.
Brought to life by its natural surroundings and elements, “Esencia” explores all of life’s most unique pleasures touching on each individual’s senses. Set on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, Esencia, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers the soothing sound of the water with incredible views, sophisticated cuisine with rustic simplicity, personalized butler service and luxurious amenities.
Children of all ages are welcome
Pets must be 8 lbs or less. A $50 + 22% tax per night per night is charged. Guests must sign terms and conditions agreement before arrival. Health certificate for the pet is required where weight is certified.
Accommodations, taxes and resort fees
CD player with a selection for your listening pleasure
Satellite cable plasma T.V.
Automatic black out shades
Safety deposit boxes
Unobtrusive high-tech audiovisual equipment and lighting with dual bedside controls and iPod docking stations.
iPods are available for use upon request.
Sub-zero full-sized bottle refrigerators with complimentary water
Soft drinks and beer and separate freezer is also offered.
Although a room number is given guest rooms and room keys are not labeled with a number fostering a truly unplugged atmosphere.
A welcome amenity greets guests upon arrival.
Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast delivered to their room terrace each morning.
Guests at Aroma can enjoy the first pampering organic spa in the Riviera Maya offering an array of face and body treatments and therapeutic baths incorporating pure indigenous fruits, plants and herbs. All spa products are organically certified and chemical-free. An herb garden near the spa is the main source for body treatment ingredients. The 2,500 square foot, palapa roofed spa offers six treatment rooms for individuals and couples, four Jacuzzis and two Mayan-style domed steam rooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary teas and the juice of the day before and after their treatment. A beachside Temezcal Mayan Sauna is also featured. Complimentary group yoga and meditation classes are available with an instructor in the main house terrace or garden area.
Golf course is nearby the hotel
High Speed Internet Access
High speed internet is available throughout the resort.
Esencia offers a unique and tropical setting to host your special event or group function. We can host a wide variety of events: family reunions, incentive groups, business conferences, tour groups, and movie wrap parties. Whether you've got a group of 12 friends or a list of 150 VIPs, we can customize a vacation experience that will leave your guests with a lifetime of memories.
HORSEBACK RIDING Let the experts help you enjoy this excellent opportunity to ride well cared horses admiring the beach and jungle views of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. No experience is needed; we have the right horse for everyone.
SCUBA DIVING ONE TANK & TWO TANKS CERTIFIED Cancun and the Mayan Riviera are well known for having the World’s second largest coral reef. There is a wide range of options for beginners and the most experienced divers, from resort courses; to different certification levels we have the best option for you. Among the most popular ones we have the reef diving, or wreck dives.
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS AT ISLA MUJERES These are the most fascinating human friendly sea creatures. Experience the action and feel the emotion of swimming with dolphins in the ocean. Imagine the thrill of dolphins pulling you or pushing you by the palms of your feet. You will also learn how they eat, sleep, how they communicate, etc. For many, this is a once in a life-time experience.
ATV (SINGLE & DOUBLE) Get exciting journeys riding your own ATV through jungle paths and sand dunes.
SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS (From May 15th to September 15th.)
This is an unforgettable half-day tour. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the pier where you will get aboard on a nice boat, for a smooth ride on the turquoise Caribbean sea for 45 min. aprox. This is the spot where you will have the opportunity to swim 3 to 4 times with the Whale Sharks, on our way back; you will have the opportunity to snorkel at Isla Che, near Contoy Island, where a beautiful reef is located.
Get a close view of Cancun’s underwater world: corals, angel fish, sea rays, turtles and dolphins. The Sub Sea Explorer is equipped with air-conditioning, panoramic windows, comfortable seats and experienced guides.
SKYRIDER This is a 45 minutes tour that will take you to new heights aboard a two seated chairs, where you will soar the heights above 350 feet, enjoying a spectacular view of Cancun Hotel zone, mangroves and the amazing Mexican Caribbean Sea
CARIBBEAN CARNAVAL CRUISE Enjoy a great and funny evening!. Get on board the Caribbean Carnival Boat and cruise the marvelous water of the Mexican Caribbean to Isla Mujeres. Start the party aboard with rum punch or piña colada, music and dancing. Once on the island, enjoy the live show with Caribbean dances, music and contests. The party continues as we return back to Cancun with more music and dancing. This is a party you cannot miss!
EXTREME CANOPY Take it to the next level and let´s pump it up to EXTREME!
Only the big boys and girls get to play here, when fast is just not fast enough, high is still not high enough and long is just not long enough. Get ready to experience ¨EXTREMO ¨where you will have the ride of your life on the fastest and longest zip lines.
RIO SECRETO - UNDERGROUND RIVER EXPEDITION Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya. Explore this natural museum, filled with a kaleidoscope of nature formations, walk an easy route amidst thousands of stalactites and stalagmites found in this protected natural reserve. Learn and be amazed in this ancient magical subterranean world, that up to these days, has remained unexplored for millions of years.