The Spectacular Hotel Esencia on the Riviera Maya is not to be believed. I just returned from an amazing week there where I felt as if I was staying as the guest of someone very rich and very famous. In fact, the main villa was built as the private residence of the Duchess de Ferrari. The service was outstanding and friendly, food was unbelievable and the rooms and grounds are perfectly spacious, minimal and chic....and, ohhh the spa! Just what the Dr. ordered for an easy to get to, stress free bit of R+R.