Essence at The Fives Beach is an all-inclusive beachfront resort close to Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. With the resort being right on the beach, pristine white sand and the beautiful Caribbean Sea are just seconds away. Completing this picture of paradise at Essence at The Fives Beach is the tropical forest that surrounds it. A beautiful location for your holiday...and a beautiful choice for a destination wedding, too.
Many of the spacious 663 rooms and suites have classic ocean views and most feature a balcony or terrace. Some suites also boast separate living spaces, with penthouses benefitting from private rooftop lounge decks. The Epic Collection residences are particularly lavish, boasting a range of inclusions such as private check-in, Fives Ambassador service, complimentary laundry, same day restaurant reservations, reserved beach and pool seating, complimentary in-room breakfast, turndown service, and so much more.
At the heart of Essence at The Fives Beach is a large lagoon-style swimming pool. Six further pools can be found across the resort, including a children's pool at the kids' club. Some of the other facilities are a spa, fitness centre, and 10 restaurants.
Restaurants are a mix of buffet and al à carte and cover a range of global cuisines, such as Mexican, Italian, French, Pan-Asian, and Peruvian. And the bars include a beachfront bar, swim-up bar, and one with sweeping views across the ocean.
Things to do at Essence at The Fives Beach
The resort is a vibrant choice for couples and families alike, with plenty to do any time of the day or night. Facilities such as the spa, kids' club, and gym keep the atmosphere relaxed yet fun. And there's evening entertainment to suit all ages.
The spa itself is a sanctuary of serenity, fusing ancestral traditions with modern techniques. Enjoy hydrotherapy facilities like the sauna and steam room, jacuzzi, cold lagoon, and more, then indulge in a treatment in one of the 11 cabins.
Step outside the palm-dotted grounds and onto the beach in mere moments. Lie back on the white sand or take romantic sunset strolls. Active types will enjoy watersports, and golfers will love that the renowned 18-hole El Camaleón Mayakoba Golf Course is within easy reach.
The Yucatán Peninsula is famous for its rainforests, jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins. And practically on the doorstep of Essence at The Fives Beach is the popular waterhole, Cenote Cristalino, where swimming, snorkelling, and diving are on offer. Playa del Carmen Archeological Site and other surrounding ruins are great spots for days out.
A 20-minute drive south from the resort are the restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops of Playa del Carmen's famous Fifth Avenue. And around 40 minutes away is Cancun International Airport.
Couples searching for somewhere truly special to marry can take advantage of the wedding and honeymoon packages here, providing a destination wedding in paradise.