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Located In: Mexico

Essence @ The Fives Beach

Google Logo 4.5 Google reviews (8367)
Best Price From £1039.00pp
Jul 2024
£1439 pp
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£1249 pp
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£1039 pp
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Sep 2025
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Oct 2025
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Overview
Accommodation
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Overview

Overview

Jet off and live the dream at Essence @ The Fives Beach, a magnificent 5-star escape in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s sun-kissed Caribbean coast. This luxurious all-inclusive boutique hotel, which is next to a stunning private white sandy beach,...

Jet off and live the dream at Essence @ The Fives Beach, a magnificent 5-star escape in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s sun-kissed Caribbean coast. This luxurious all-inclusive boutique hotel, which is next to a stunning private white sandy beach, has everything you need for the holiday of a lifetime. You’ll stay in opulent beachfront accommodation featuring an array of fabulous amenities to ensure total comfort – elegant penthouses with private rooftop decks and one-bedroom swim up residences are among the options available. The resort boasts a myriad of top-class restaurants where you’ll savour gastronomic delights from around the globe including Italian, French, Thai, Japanese and Mexican delicacies. There’s a sumptuous spa for the ultimate pampering experience and a state-of-the-art gym for a vigorous holiday workout. Children are treated like little VIPs during their holiday and an array of amenities include a kids club and their own fitness centre with trampolines, ropes, springboards and parallel boards to deliver hours of fun. After a relaxing time soaking up the sun beside one of the resort’s many swimming pools you can enjoy a bumper programme of live evening entertainment.

How far is the nearest beach?

The resort is next to a long sandy beach.

Distance from the airport

Cancun International Airport is approximately 51km away from Essence @ The Fives Beach.

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Accommodation
Deluxe Room
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden view
  • King-size bed or 2 double beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Smart TV
  • Fridge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • Daily stocked mini bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Telephones
  • Hairdryer

One Bedroom Residence
  • Balcony or terrace
  • King-size bed
  • Separate living room
  • Full kitchen with granite worktops
  • 2 and 3 bedroom options
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Smart TV
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven and stove
  • Dining table
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • Daily stocked mini bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Telephones
  • Hairdryer

One Bedroom Swim-Up Residence
  • Furnished terrace
  • Direct access to pool
  • King-size bed and double sofa bed
  • Separate living room
  • Full kitchen with granite worktops
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Smart TV
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven and stove
  • Dining table
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • Daily stocked mini bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Telephones
  • Hairdryer

One Bedroom Penthouse Residence
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden and pool view
  • Indoor and outdoor living spaces
  • Private rooftop lounge
  • 2 and 3 bedroom options
  • Patio with table for 6
  • Pergola
  • BBQ grill
  • Whirlpool tub for two
  • Chaise lounges
  • Bali bed
  • Contemporary décor
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Smart TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • Daily stocked mini bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Telephones
  • Hairdryer


Facilities

Facilities

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Heated adults-only pool
  • Kids club
  • Kayaking
  • Live entertainment day and night
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids pool
  • Baby amenities
  • Tennis lessons (local charge)
  • Dinner on the beach (local charge)
  • Deep sea fishing trips (local charge)
  • Beach Club
  • Kids fitness centre with ropes, trampolines and more
  • Scuba diving
  • Private Beach
  • Massage
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge service
  • Meetings facilities

All-Inclusive

All-Inclusive

All dining locations mentioned on the next tabs are included in the all inclusive package which the hotel offers.

If you choose to go all inclusive, the programme generally consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner, all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. During meals soft drinks, beer, water and wine are usually offered. Locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like water, wine, soft drinks, beer and spirits are usually served throughout the day (except during meal times).

Details, including times and benefits, may be subject to change. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. You will be provided with full details of the all-inclusive programme on arrival at the hotel.


Dining

Dining

Flavours

  • Global cuisines and international themed buffets for breakfast and dinner

Mestizo

  • Mexican cuisine

Oriola Beach Grill

  • Seafood restaurant

Arezzo

  • Tuscan style cuisine
  • Seafood and meat dishes

La Brasserie

  • French classics

Pisco Nikkei Cuisine & Raw Bar

  • Fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine

Natura Day Club & Grill

  • Grilled foods and exotic drinks

La Casa De Rosa

  • Mexican cuisine

Koh Thai

  • Traditional Thai cuisine

Oka Sushi Bar

  • Sushi, sashimi and tempura

Sea Olive

  • Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine
  • Outdoor terrace

Hotel Reviews
Google Logo 4.5 Google reviews (8367)
Paul Gittens
This is our second time at this resort with our teenage children, and it works great for us with the size of the two-bedroom villa. The cuisine is excellent, with special mentions of the Italian and Japanese restaurants. However, the one bothersome thing was the new policy of not being able to book dinner reservations. Last night, we waited two and a half hours to be seated at the Italian restaurant. The spa was fantastic, and Aida and Anna Rosa gave a great couples massage. It was so good we went twice! Angel and his team entertained my teens, so a special shout-out goes to him. Housekeeping was also excellent, and to All the restaurant staff, thank you for another memorable holiday with my family.

Justina Walker
DO NOT GET MARRIED HERE. DO NOT STAY HERE. We went to the Fives for a destination wedding with a group of ~35 people. We had several issues with the rooms and extremely unhelpful staff members. Several of us also got food poisoning. Our room was half the size of other guests, and we paid the exact same amount. While some guests, including the bride and groom, had mold spores growing in their rooms. We also paid extra to be in the same block of rooms, but the Fives did not deliver on this and never refunded any of the extra money paid. At one point, their customer service staff even called one of our group members a “liar”. I also purchased a Bali bed in advance with wedding services as a gift to the bride. Nobody from the hotel contacted me about my purchase until 2pm on the day I had booked it for. I also found out we got discounts as a part of the wedding for the Bali bed, and servers told me they would give me the bed for cheaper. When I asked the front desk about this, two people originally told me the discount could be applied upon checkout. When I went to check out, no discount was given after an hour and 10 minutes of discussion. I speak Spanish but my husband who was with me does not, so originally we were conversing in English. When a manager arrived, the staff tried to explain to him in Spanish what had happened (and speak not so well of us) and I had to ask them to return to speaking in English as anything said about us in front of us should be for both of us to understand. The manager told me they would “file a report” which means and does absolutely nothing, and I have heard nothing about it since. It was the worst customer service I have ever experienced, and I have worked in the hospitality industry for a decade. For the wedding - The day of the wedding was supposed to rain and alternative plans had already been made. The venue was nonstop calling the bride while she was getting her hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding, and trying to move her to another location (in a dingy basement) and telling her she had to pay extra still for decoration. With a bit of problem solving, they could have solved this issue in 5 minutes and not bothered the bride. The Fives also could not find the wedding favours the bride and groom had sent to the hotel in advance. If you value your peace and sanity on the week of your wedding, don’t get married here as the bride and groom were stressed nonstop due to the incompetence of the hotel. Furthermore, despite being advertised as all inclusive - it is not. We were not told upon check in, but you have to pay extra for the Thai restaurant and for the coffee shop. We found this out upon receiving a bill for our coffee at checkout. We have travelled a lot, and are not fancy people by any means, but this hotel was a huge disappointment.

James Hill
We had an excellent stay at the fives. Andres our ambassador/concierge was excellent, he was always available to us and helped us get organized and make the most of our trip. He was an amazing asset to have during the trip to keep us stress free and always having fun. The whole resort is great and always has things to do and places to get away and relax. The room was very large and clean, the pools were great. The food and service was top notch, and the spa was great and we had excellent massages. Our kids had an amazing time and loved the Aluxitos and their staff. They had so much fun with all the activities they had planned. Highly recommend the resort and Andres and the team who were always willing to answer questions and help out.

Alicia Decker
The resort is huge and beautiful but some nights it’s hard to get a trolley as they are full, not all the restaurants they offer are even open and the wait times for the ones that are are over an hour. The Thai restaurant, coffee shop, and ice cream shop are not included in the all inclusive. It was almost impossible to get a decent dinner. The buffet was good at breakfast but dinner was so bad flies all over the fruit. All the meat was cooked hard. The room service was just decent. We came to attend a wedding and they didn’t even put out enough food for everyone at the wedding to eat a full meal. The beach and pools were nice but if u want dinner plan on waiting for a while. Also if u need anything from the store plan on pay 4x the market value. A pack of candy was $12. Over all I would not come back to this resort

Ryan Gehlhausen
We just spent the last week at the Fives and we had a wonderful time. It’s a huge and beautiful resort. We had a 2 room suite and it was amazing. The food was really good. Christopher (Mexican Chocolate) is the entertainment guy and he is AWESOME! He was so much fun and he remembers everyone’s names. My only complaint is the drinks were not the best and the bartenders weren’t real friendly. All in all, I would definitely return to this resort.


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