Travel with the Family This Summer to Riviera Maya

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"Nanny-on-Call" service and children's cooking classes offered complimentary at Esencia Estate

Playa Xpu-Ha, Mexico (PRWEB) May 10, 2008 - Complimentary daily breakfast, "Nanny-On-Call" service and children's cooking classes highlight the five-night "Family Fun in the Sun" package offered at the exclusive, 29-suite Esencia estate in the Riviera Maya.

The package, available through Oct. 31, features five nights' complimentary accommodations for up to two children under the age of 12 in the same suite as parents, breakfast each morning, two hours of "Nanny-on-Call" service each day while parents enjoy a treatment at Aroma Spa or dinner at Sal y Fuego, and a two-hour children's cooking class for each child.

Roundtrip transportation to and from Cancun International Airport is also included in the package. Rates start at $1,999 for accommodations in a Garden Room. Taxes and service fee is additional. Please call 877-528-3490, or visit http://www.hotelesencia.com for reservations.

Cooking classes for kids aged four to 12
Esencia offers age-appropriate cooking classes for kids four to eight as well as eight to 12 years old. The classes include professional chef uniforms -- aprons and toques -- for kids, hands-on instruction, and, at the end of every class, a presentation and tasting for parents.

The Mini Pastry Chef class introduces children age four to eight to the art of baking cookies, muffins, small cakes and tarts, as well as icings, meringues and toppings. The class also includes a tour of the resort's organic herb and vegetable garden. The Junior Guest Chef class teaches kids eight to 12 how to make salads and salad dressings, Mexican salsas, sauces and guacamole, and Mexican specialties including tortillas, gorditas and tamales. Junior Guest Chefs also learn about the importance of replenishing the earth after harvesting ingredients from Esencia's garden.

About Esencia:
Esencia, located on Playa Xpu-Ha on a two mile stretch of fine white sand beach, 45 minutes south of Cancun, offers sophisticated simplicity and a range of features from private gardens to solariums and deep-soaking plunge pools. The organic Aroma Spa harvests its own lush herb garden for indigenous fruits, plants and herbs to use in treatments for relaxation and stress-reduction. The 2,500 square foot palapa-roofed spa offers five treatment rooms, four Jacuzzis and two Mayan-style domed steam rooms. Complimentary group yoga and meditation classes are available with an instructor in the main house terrace or garden area. Sal y Fuego (Spanish for "salt and fire") specializes in Meso-American cuisine, and the menu showcases the freshest local seafood as well as dishes from the rest of Mexico. The restaurant's ambience combines Mexican flair and rustic simplicity, with its palapa roof and view of a cenote, an illuminated underground fresh water pool.

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Beth Preddy
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