Hotel Esencia

Tulum, Mexico

Hotel Esencia is perfectly secluded from the world around it. The property is surrounded on the north by the primitive Mayan jungle and on the south by Xpu-Ha Cove, often referred to as the most beautiful stretch of the Mayan Riviera. 


The hotel has enjoyed a storied past in this ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess, it later became a hotel, and, for some time, has been a sought-after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts of this timeless mansion. 


A new chapter began in 2014 with the arrival of a new owner and a bold, worldly outlook on how to savor paradise. The estate’s provenance as a place of leisure for nobility is the guiding inspiration for modern reimagining. The Main House remains the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to 42 suites and 3 villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top-flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics. 


XO Members who fly through XO to the hotel can receive benefits including room upgrades, if available, complimentary ground transportation between Cancún International Airport (MMUN) and the property and a Complimentary 50-minute massage per reservation. 


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