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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This was our 4th visit and the first since the resort became Mahekal. It is as beautiful and charming as ever. The one or two story palapa-roofed casitas scattered throughout beautiful gardens and palm trees give the visitor a feeling of being in a lovely Mexican village right on the beach. Our room was an individual ocean view palapa-style casita which was just steps from the ocean, but even the garden view accommodations are gorgeous, overlooking lush flowers, tropical plants, and perhaps one of the four pools. When we travel, we want to stay at a resort or a hotel like Mahekal which reflects a real sense of "place." As for the staff, you will not find a more friendly, accommodating and hard working group of people. They never failed to greet us with a smile and "Buenos Dias!" Restaurant Capitan Ruben, bar tender Vicente, and concierge Boli were among many who treated us like family and were always anxious to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Thanks to the diligence of the staff who are constantly sweeping, raking, and watering, the grounds are immaculate. We loved the breakfast buffet which features fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats, yogurt, and pastries, as well as several hot dishes with different egg preparations each day. The evening meals at Cocina often featured a themed buffet, Caribbean or Mayan, for example, which offered a wide variety of foods. We also dined for the first time at Fuego, where we had an outdoor table just feet from the ocean. Playa del Carmen with its many shops, boutiques, and restaurants, is just a 5 minute walk from Mahekal, and if you want to venture farther, as we have done over the years, to the ruins of Tulum, Chichenitza, or Coba, snorkeling at the beach in Akumal or one of the many cenotes, or a visit to Xel-Ha, any of these can be easily arranged by the concierge. This was not our first visit to Mahekal, but I'm sure it won't be our tast.
"Best girls trip ever!!"
What a magical destination! We stayed in a palapa by the ocean. The view was unforgettable! The ocean waves putting us to sleep every night were unbelievable. What a peaceful paradise. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Boli, the concierge and Magician can make just about anything happen. The spa was so wonderful and Blanca and Martha were amazing!! We had the most awesome massages and facials. Fuego, the restaurant by the ocean, never disappointed us from breakfast to dinner. Carlos, the sommelier, was outstanding, we had some very wonderful Mexican wines. I know we were at the ocean, but I had the most spectacular piece of wagyu beef ever! The pools were beautiful and the service excellent! Don't forget to have some margaritas! Enjoy this little slice of paradise! Thank you for the most unforgettable experience!
"Wonderful Resort, Wonderful City, Wonderful Time!"
We just returned from a 4-night stay at Mahekal, and miss it already! From the moment you arrive, the staff greets you with a nice refreshing towel and cold bottle of water. We had an "Ocean View Palapa" room, and ocean view was right! Our large balcony (with two lounge chairs, a table with two sitting chairs, and hammock) looked right over the gulf! We were literally steps from the beach. As for the beach, the resort provided beach chairs and towels for guests, and during our time, finding a chair and a nice spot on the beach was not hard to do. The pools (all 4 of them) were amazing and evenly spread out throughout the resort. The "Las Olas" pool which was closest to our room was my favorite...it had an infinity edge that looked right out onto the beach. The breakfast buffet was delicious and each morning I looked forward to the fresh fruit available. They also had a made-to-order egg menu that was also included and a woman making quesadillas and smoothies on alternating days. The dinner at "Cocina" was also very good, some days a buffet, and others a la carte, but a good variety. The service was amazing...the wait staff was always nearby with water/coffee/anything else you needed. There was a mariachi band playing during one night of our stay and a singer on another night. We booked two excursions through the concierge, and booking them probably took all of 5 minutes! It was a pleasant experience. The location of Mahekal to the shopping and restaurants on 5th avenue is also very good. (Just a short 2 minute walk) and there is a convenience store (Oxxo) just off the property which is good to get a quick drink/snack. Overall, my family had a very enjoyable time and would definitely return!
"Unique and beautiful"
Mahekal is truly a unique and beautiful resort! We were concerned about booking a lesser known hotel, but the proximity to 5th avenue and the palapa style lodging were enough to convince us to take a chance. And from the minute we arrived, we were so glad we did! If you have seen the pictures, let me assure you that it is even more charming and beautiful than it appears. The grounds are are immaculate, with lovely winding pathways throughout the resort area. Say goodbye to a large cement block hotel! The 1 or 2 story palapa style casitas add to an ambiance of tropical beauty, and give a more authentic feel to a Mexican vacation. While everyone employed by Mahekal was without a doubt helpful and friendly, I would like to thank Rogelio for greeting us every morning at Las Olas with a warm smile, and who was so kind during our visit that my 9 year old daughter made him a card thanking him the day we left. Also a thank you to Eric who made our afternoons at the Fuego pool much more fun. We hope to return again in the future!
"MAHEKAL BEACH RESORT IS AWESOME!"
My wife and I recently stayed at Mahekal Beach Resort for five nights. I have been all over the world and without question this is the most wonderful place I have ever stayed! From the moment we arrived until the very second we left, the people working there made us feel like royalty. We ate our breakfasts at Las Olas restaurant and we had two waiters that were simply the best one could ever ask for. One young man was named Angel and the other was Jared. Their attentiveness and friendliness were amazing. On our last morning there, they gave my wife and I hugs and told us they had really enjoyed meeting us and hoped we would be back. I assured them both that we would. I actually choked up and sincerely hope they are both working there the next time we return. As for the grounds, they were beyond immaculate. The beach had the finest white sand one could imagine and no rocks or even small pebbles of any kind. There were always plenty of lounge chairs available and the beach was groomed to perfection every morning. Our palapa was one with an ocean view and had two hammocks on our balcony with a good sized table and 2 chairs. Every day our maid cleaned our room and left it sparkling. I liked the fact there were security guards who were always present. Never did they bother anyone they just made a person feel safe and that someone was keeping watch over the area. There are three restaurants on the premises and all were like eating at a gourmet diner. I could go on and on but you have to believe me when I say this is as fine a place as you will ever find. I obviously give it five stars and the highest of reviews!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM