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Essence at The Fives Beach

Playa Del Carmen

Essence at the Fives Beach is a stunning 5 star luxury beach resort with a host of incredible facilities. Situated on a white powder beach with crystal clear water and nestled amongst tropical mangroves and beautifully landscaped gardens, Essence at the Fives Beach is beautifully positioned with nature at heart. The resort is just a 30 minute drive from Cancun international airport and situated in the heart of Playa del Carmen, a short walk to the shops and near to the incredible Cenotes. You will find everything you need in the resort with a great variety of activities and entertainment, relaxation at the spa, 15 speciality restaurants and 7 sparkling pools.

The 662 beautifully designed rooms and residences are inspired by Mexico’s rich cultural heritage. There is a collection of rooms which are part of the Epic Collection featuring highly personalised amenities and experiences to enhance your stay.  Each of the room types come with balcony or terrace, air conditioning, flat screen tv, deluxe bathrobes & slippers, coffee maker, iron, mini bar, wifi and bathrooms with rain showers and a designer bath.  

Getting there
Gateway into the Yucatan Peninsular is through Cancun International Airport. British Airways offer a direct route from London Gatwick, or you can choose from a range of airlines that transit through the US via such cities as Dallas.

Guide price: From £210 per person, per night.
Accommodation in a twin/double Deluxe Room on all-inclusive meal plan.

Exploring Mexico
Mexico offers world class diving on both its Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. There is something for everyone here, and at all diver levels. Visit our Mexico section for an introduction to where to go throughout this country, including Guadalupe Island, the Sea of Cortez, the Socorro Islands and the Yucatan Peninsula.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.


Quick Guide: Essence at The Fives Beach

  • Location: Playa del Carmen
  • Transfer: 50km from Cancun Airport
  • No. of rooms: 662 (Deluxe Rooms, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Resort Residence, 2 & 3 Bedroom Penthouse Residence)
  • Meal Plans: Room Only, All Inclusive


Get some rest
Essence at the Fives Beach offers a variety of luxury accommodation.

Deluxe Rooms are 527ft sq and have a contemporary coastal feel with a large balcony and either 2 double beds or a king size.

1 Bedroom Resort Residence are 710ft sq in size with a separate living area, full kitchen, double sofa bed and a swim up options for adults only.

2 Bedroom Resort Residence are 1155ft sq with a master bedroom, living room with double sofa bed, second bedroom with 2 doubles or 1 king bed and a full sized kitchen.

2 Bedroom Penthouse Residences are the essence of luxury with 1280ft sq of interior space, a rooftop lounge with patio, dining table for 6, pergola, bbq, hot tub and chaise lounges.

3 Bedroom Resort Residence is 1554ft sq with a master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms plus a full sized kitchen with dining table for 6.

3 Bedroom Penthouse Residence is very best that the resort has to offer. This 1623ft sq penthouse has 3 bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, dining area, bbq, hot tub, pergola and chaise lounges.


Enjoy your stay
The resort has a truly global culinary taste with 15 international speciality restaurants including; Flavors International Buffet, Mestizo Mexican Cuisine, La Brasserie Bistro Cuisine, Oka Sushi Bar, Koh Thai, Sea Olive Cuisine Du Soleil, Arezzo Italian along with many other restaurants dotted around the resort. There are a 9 bars where you can enjoy an early morning coffee or cocktail at sunset including the Gin Bar, Cantina 1910, Breeze Bar and the superb swim up bar at Palmas. 

There are numerous facilities for those looking to keep active with basketball and tennis courts, a fitness centre, a full jogging circuit as well as 7 sparkling pools where you can soak up the sunshine. For those looking for relaxation then there is a fabulous spa offering all manner of treatments from 11 treatment rooms, the Fives Plaza where you can take in the manicured gardens and marvel at the cenotes as well as a beautiful beach club overlooking the island of Cozumel.


Go diving
The Fives Dive Centre operates at each of the Fives Hotels, offering courtesy pick ups and drop off to and from your hotel. The well-equipped SSI dive centre offers a range of dive sites along the Riviera Maya reef system, as well as diving in the amazing Cenotes cave systems.

One of the most exciting and extreme diving experiences is diving with bull sharks. From November, these magnificent creatures visit the waters of the Mexican Caribbean to spend the winter, and can be seen through to March.

As well as offering fantastic diving for certified divers, the dive centre offers a range of diver courses from beginner to expert.

The Fives Hotels collection



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Essence at the Fives Beach, Playa Del Carmen
Essence at the Fives Beach is a stunning 5 star luxury beach resort with a host of incredible facilities. Situated on a white powder beach with crystal clear water and nestled amongst tropical mangroves and beautifully landscaped gardens. Ideal for singles, couples, families & groups looking for a first-class resort experience with diving. Located just south of the town of Playa Del Carmen.
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The Fives Downtown Playa Del Carmen
Beautiful, stylish, modern Curio Collection by Hilton branded resort. With dive shop, RoMarley coffee shop, traditional style tequila bar, roof top bar and restaurant with 2 giant infinity pools. & Ground floor gym. Ideal for the diver / groups that enjoy the party atmosphere of downtown Playa Del Carmen, whilst staying in a 5-star resort, set just back from the main strip and with great ocean views from the rooftop bar. 
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The Fives Oceanfront, Puerto Morelos
Stunning new 97 suite boutique style resort on the stunning beach and fishing village of Puerto Morelos, which is 20 minutes south of Cancun airport. Tranquil spa and well-equipped gym.  3 restaurants, including the roof top bar / restaurant / infinity pool  & The renowned RoMarley Beach Bar & Restaurant overlooking the beach. Perfect for couples, singles and small groups or a few diving couples travelling together.  
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Mexico by region



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Adrenalin-fuelled cage diving with great white sharks



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Socorro Islands
Schooling hammerheads, humpback whales and huge oceanic mantas



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Sea of Cortez
Playful sea lions, bull sharks and close encounters with whale sharks



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Yucatan Peninsular
Cenotes cave diving, reef walls of Cozumel and ancient Mayan ruins

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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