One of the best boutique hotels in Riviera Maya, Hotel Esencia is also one of the most luxurious and romantic. It is a favorite for brides-to-be and featured in many wedding magazines as the perfect Mexico Destination venue, but the reason we love it so much is the exclusivity. Thirty simple and elegant rooms are spread out on a 50-acre private estate that is surrounded by lush tropical plants. The property was actually once an exclusive beach-side retreat for an Italian duchess, so it feels like a personal residence instead of a hotel. With an impeccable beachfront, private lunge pools, day spa and gourmet restaurant, families and couples are invited with open arms to experience the laidback and lowkey Esencia lifestyle.
Hotel Esencia spoils its guests with personal touches such as greeting them by their name daily, coffee and pasteries delivered direct to the room, and private palapas. Most impressive are the suites, Deluxe Ocean View and Master Oceanview. The Deluxe has stunning 360-degree panoramic windows that look over the horizon while the Master is the Duchess’ former bedroom and a plunge pool.
Journey Mexico Tips
For brides or hooneymooners looking to spend their time in the Riviera Maya, plan to stay around 6-8 days. It gives you enough time for not alone alone time, but to take romantic tours to Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Rio Secreto, and other nearby activities. Be sure to book yourselves an Esencia de Amor Couples Massage includes exfoliation massage and private jacuzzi salts and scents aphrodisiac!
Journey Mexico Exclusive
From now until November 15, 2013, when you make your Riviera Maya luxury travel arrangements with Journey Mexico and stay at Hotel Esencia, you will receive at no additional cost: Tequila tasting – white, añejo and reposado, a 30 minute complimentary massage with the purchase of a 50 minute treatment, upgrade at check-in*, early check-in and late check-out*, refreshing welcome drink on arrival, wine and fruit platter, daily breakfast. Valid for travel to December 15, 2013; promotion valid only when booking with Journey Mexico; * – subject to availability.
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