Mahekal Beach Resort is located on the beach in central Playa del Carmen, close to Pier Navega. Another point of interest is Xcaret Eco Theme Park.
Mahekal Beach Resort features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The hotel serves a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast. Recreational amenities include 2 outdoor swimming pools. Spa amenities include spa services and massage/treatment rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 121 guestrooms at Mahekal Beach Resort. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean, pool, or garden views. Bathrooms feature showers and complimentary toiletries. Guestrooms offer desks and in-room safes. Air-conditioned rooms also include ceiling fans. Guests may request a turndown service, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available daily. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
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"Looking forward to going back"
This was our first time to Playa del Carmen. The weather was absolutely perfect. We were able to spend time on the beach every day, and it's located very close to 5th Ave. The resort is very laid back: no TVs or phones in the room, which allowed for lots of relaxing. The staff was very helpful. For the most part, the meals were really good. There were a couple of times that we wished that we had ordered off of the additional options menu. Had some really good massages at the spa at the sister resort, Hotel Las Palapas. The only disappointment was an extremely obnoxious wedding group. They were loud, rude, and rolled in like they owned the place and no one else mattered. Even with the rude wedding group, we can't wait to go back. We're also looking forward to seeing the renovations and options that are available at the sister resort Hotel Las Palapas.
After a complete renovation the hotel reopened in Jan 2015. The updated venue has lots to offer. Beautiful venue for vacation or wedding. The two pools offer plenty of room for sun bathing. Towels are provided daily and the waitstaff will bring cocktails or food to you. The beach palapas are abundant and line the beachfront. Restaurants offer fabulous meals and pastries are divine at breakfast. The seaweed that has plagued the coastline is minimal and is act of Mother Nature. This should not deter someone from staying anywhere in QR.
"Old friend returning...."
My family and I have been vacationing at Mahekal (Shangrila Caribe) for 25 years. Twelve years ago, my daughter had her wedding here. We returned in May anxious to see what we would find after the renovation. At first arrival, I was confused. Where was the paradise I had been dreaming of' It took an hour or two to realize that the new Mahekal is a new, improved better version of the old. The grounds are lovelier than ever. New lobby, bars, pools, renovated restaurants...all better and more comfortable. The rooms have been redecorated in modern Mexican style. The breeze that brings me back year after year is still there. The most beautiful beach in Playa still gorgeous! The wonderful Mexican staff (many are the same) are still wonderful! While I was there, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the new owners. He is also captivated with Mahekal's charm. He plans to continue to improve this "little piece of heaven" in the coming months....Thank you Mahekal for continuing to be my place to come to enjoy all the above. We will be back soon!!
"Beautiful hotel and beach"
The hotel grounds are beautiful. Our family of 4 stayed in an oceanfront room. One of the 12 that are closest to the beach. We upgraded since sometimes an oceanview room is just barely that and we wanted to walk out of our room onto the beach. We were in unit 11 which is a few more steps to the beach than the others but still great. Rogelio seem to be working 24 hours a day and was always around ready to take care of us. The one thing that I wish was better was the communication when we checked in about the 2 meals/day. Maybe it was us but it was confusing at first. Another important thing to think about when booking your hotel is what condition the beach is in. We got really lucky as the Mahekal beach was in great shape. The hotel is on the north end of PDC. When we walked down the beach to the main PDC area, the beaches were much smaller and not in great shape. There is a lot of kelp/seaweed on all the beaches (more than I remember from the last trip). I don't know if it's the time of year or not.
This was the first trip to the Yucatan with our 10-year old daughter. Mahekal was the perfect mix for our family. We loved the individual palapas (ours a 2-story garden unit), the beautiful resort grounds, and the accessibility to town. The half-board option worked beautifully, as it offered flexibility to choose lunch or dinner to work around your sight-seeing treks. Our favorite were the lunches by the pool or the at the beach, and breakfast was always great. Truly, what separates Mahekal apart from other resorts we have stayed in was the service. The staff goes out of their way to remember your name or room number, and does everything possible to make sure your stay is pleasant. Thank you for a great vacation!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM