Hotel Esencia exterior
Hotel Esencia bedroom
Hotel Esencia pool
Hotel Esencia beach decking
A 50-acre private estate near Playa del Carmen, Esencia, once home to an Italian duchess, now offers superior luxury for adults and little ones alike
Hotel Esencia is perfectly located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, so you’ve all the fun a short drive away, but enough distance from the party strips to ensure peace, quiet and relaxation. The garden view and ocean view rooms are fabulous, but if you can stretch to one of the cottages, you’ll not want to return home. Spread across two floors and situated within the estate’s tropical gardens, the second bedroom is perfect for children and, though there is lots to keep them happy outside, inside they’ll love the high-tech media room.
For You -
Aside from a heavenly setting, highly-luxurious accommodation and perfect service, the two-hour cookery classes are a must. You’ll return home armed with a fervent knowledge of Yucutan’s gastronomy, as well as a recipe for their in-house signature cocktail. Babysitting sessions for two hours are complimentary if you want to hit the sensational spa or fancy dinner “a deux” at Esencia’s restaurant, Sal y Fuego.
For Them +
The junior cookery classes offer pastry and bakery lessons for children aged 4 – 8, while the junior classes for 9 – 12 year olds will teach them how to make Mexican favourites such as guacamole, gorditas and tortillas. The beach is perfect for little ones as it’s nothing but white, soft sand – there’s not a rock or reef in sight – and the hotel provides children’s beach toys and snorkeling gear. If your children are spa-lovers, there is the special Chocolate massage available for them.
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