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Hotel Esencia

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Luxury beach hideaway with a minimalist philosophy: a place to clear the mind of clutter in an environment dedicated to your every comfort.

Hotel Esencia is one of few luxury hideaway properties on the Riviera Maya to welcome families, though this does not detract from a serene atmosphere that will suit honeymooners and people seeking total relaxation.

The estate is owned by an Italian duchess but has none of the baroque fussiness you might expect― it is simplicity itself, a place to clear out the mind of clutter and the preoccupations of daily life in an environment dedicated to your every comfort.

The sleek décor reflects the dazzling white of the long, broad beach outside, which also inspires the ornamentation: bits of driftwood, coral, shells and other items have been combed from the shore. In the tropical gardens there are large garden suites. Service is impeccable yet understated.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • We loved this place - its situation is so beautiful and it has a lovely laid back feel.  It is very expensive.  The meals and wine are top price and I'm not sure the cuisine is quite up to it.  All the staff are friendly and welcoming.  The rooms were lovely, very comfortable beds, but perhaps a little more updating to justify the top dollar prices.  Small niggles really, we wouldn't have changed our visit and had a fantastic time.

    RCB, St Edmonds
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Our expert's view

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Expert

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

Esencia was a real treat after a busy self-drive tour of the Yucatan. Beautifully decorated, this luxury boutique hotel not only delivers on style but on service, which was exceptional; cuisine, which was the best we had in Mexico; and location, overlooking a stunning powdery white sand beach with no immediate neighbouring properties. This comes at a price of course, but it’s utterly worth the splurge!

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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