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Esencia Beachfront Villas - Bel Ha & Yuum Ha

Xpu Ha, Riviera Maya

Nestled between bustling Playa del Carmen and popular Tulum, Xpu Ha's undeveloped coastline is all the more appealing for a tranquil getaway. These oceanfront villas offer an idyllic family vacation home or the place for a wild celebration with friends.

At a Glance

  • Three exclusive ocean front villas sleeping from 8 to 12 guests depending on requirements

  • All the privacy of a private villa with access to facilities on the boutique Hotel Esencia estate

  • Fully staffed with concierge, butler, maid-service, gardener and chef

  • Book between November & April for guaranteed weather or May & June for best value

  • Snorkelling, diving, stand up paddle, kayak, sail and visit ancient Mayan ruins

  • Idyllic for a family vacation retreat or for a wild celebration with friends and family

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Insider's View

Enjoy the tranquillity of Xpu Ha Beach, but know that the restaurants and hot spots of Tulum are just 20-minutes away - Hartwood, Papaya Playa and Hemingway's are firm favorites for fun dining spots!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

For a shopping fix, head to Playa del Carmen for the biggest range of beautiful textiles, jewelry and homeware but expect it to be bustling. For laid-back retail therapy, explore the beach road in Tulum for the cute boutiques with hip clothes, silverware and beautiful trinkets!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

For a change of scene, wander to Hotel Esencia's two-storey beach bar for a fresh juice or chilli infused margarita!

Maudie Tomlinson

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Esencia Beachfront Villas - Bel Ha & Yuum Ha or take a look at our itineraries to Yucatan Peninsula


Two luxurious beach house villas - Bel Ha and Yuum Ha - are nestled between the jungle and pristine coral beach and belong to nearby boutique hotel Esencia. With a fantastic restaurant and spa, guests benefit from use of the hotel facilities, however each villa is serviced by a private concierge and butler service 24/7, house keeper, gardener and private chef service to personalize daily menus.

Offering a dreamy escape from reality for a family vacation or a significant celebration, both villas are oceanfront, with direct access to the sugar-white beach and Caribbean coast. Villa Bel Ha is the smallest villa accommodating between 8 to 10 guests, whilst Yuum Ha sleeps up to 12 guests.

Once the home of the celebrated Spanish guitarist, Villa Yuum Ha is low key and understated, with a more traditional style compared to its sister property. Accommodating up to 12 guests split between the main villa and a beach front cabana, it’s a great option for a party that appreciates privacy while being together. The beach front cabana is surrounded by white powder sand and unbeatable beach view, the cabana can accommodate 2 adults and 2 young children in its king size bed and sofa bed with ensuite bathroom. With a chic seating area inside and out, and its own beach palapa right in front of the ocean it is rustic bare-foot luxury at its best. Walk one-hundred steps into the jungle, and you'll find the main villa, with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The ground floor houses the kitchen, living room, colonial style patio and two suites both with ensuite bathrooms and private garden terraces. The second floor has a master suite, which can accommodate 4 guests with a king bed and 2 single beds and features a large private balcony with a full garden view and solarium overlooking the jungle. There is a private swimming pool and poolside thalapa and grill for your private chef to cook al fresco.

Situated adjacent to Hotel Esencia is the smallest of the villas, comfortably sleeping 8-10 guests in three ocean suites and one master suite and four bathrooms. The ground floor houses the kitchen, guest room, large open living room and indoor and outdoor dining area with patio for entertaining. There are two ocean suites on the ground floor with ensuite bathrooms, with double vanities and walk-in closets, bath tubs and shower rooms and private terraces. The second level offers the master suite and ocean suite, a study and three terraces from which to admire the view. The villa has a private pool and beach palapa with sitting and lounging area for entertaining and a barbecue for cooking by the house chef.


The villas are fitted with fully equipped kitchens, with staff taking grocery orders in advance of arrival and during your stay to create a personalized menu with the freshest of local ingredients. From ceviche, guacamole, fresh grilled fish, traditional tacos and enchiladas, salads and juices, your private chef and waitress is on hand to serve meals and snacks. Your grocery bill will simply be charged to the incidental bill at the end of your stay.

For a change of scene, Hotel Esencia offers two restaurants, using fresh, exotic ingredients as well as a thalapa beach front bar serving cold press juices by day and delicious cocktails by night. With lively Playa del Carmen a short drive away and hip, bohemian Tulum, your concierge will be able to make reservations to restaurant hot spots like Hartwood and Papaya Playa.


The Riviera Maya's jade-green Caribbean coastline provides spectacular snorkeling and diving on the world’s second-longest barrier reef - snorkel with turtle’s right from the beach or take a day trip out to the reef by private boat. There is also swimming and diving in cenotes and cavern diving, exploring the massive Reserva la Biosfera Sian Ka'an and visiting ancient Mayan ruins from the dramatically situated Tulum to the citadel of Coba. Scott Dunn can pre-organize activities and events for your party prior to your departure and your concierge service on hand 24/7 will take care of your schedule during your stay.


Services at both villas include a private chef, waiter and butler service (24/7), housekeeping services and complete access to Hotel Esencia. The concierge can be English, French or Spanish speaking.

The villas are fully equipped with beach towels and toiletries and offer A/C in all rooms, ceiling fans, cable and satellite TV, wireless internet and laundry service.

Hotel Esencias’ extensive Aroma Spa offers ancient holistic treatments including massages, herbal saunas and facials, using organic ingredients and traditional methods. There is also a gym.

Location & Directions

Xpu Ha, Riviera Maya

Both villas are set on stunning Xpu-Ha beach on the Riviera Maya. The villas are located just 20 minutes south of the town of Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes north of Tulum.

When to go

The best time to visit the Yucatan is between November and April, in the slightly milder and dryer months. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south in June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October due to the effects of the hurricane season and so it is best to avoid these times for guaranteed good weather.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Esencia Beachfront Villas - Bel Ha & Yuum Ha or take a look at our itineraries to Yucatan Peninsula

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