Esencia is not a typical hotel, though it certainly offers the
personal service and pampering facilities you’d expect at a refined
world-class resort. It is not a condo, though it has the privacy,
luxury and personal touches that you’d want in your own residence.
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
Esencia’s Aroma Spa is set in a quiet corner of the estate, using
the ocean breezes to create a tranquil and calming atmosphere.
Aroma is the first organic spa in the Riviera Maya, near Playa del
Carmen, to offer an array of face and body treatments incorporating
pure indigenous fruits, plants and herbs, many of which are grown in
an herb garden located near the entrance. There are five treatment
rooms, four Jacuzzis and two Mayan-style domed steam rooms. Featured
treatments include massage, herbal saunas and facials – all
performed with traditional organic methods. Guests can enjoy
complimentary teas and the juice during their treatments.
Complimentary group yoga and meditation classes are available with
an instructor in the main house terrace or garden area.