Mahekal Beach Resort
The town of Playa Del Carmen has a unique way of doing just about everything. From live music venues to trendy unique dining and dancing spots along 5th Avenue, if you’re looking for an authentic Mexican experience on the incomparable Caribbean coast, Playa Del Carmen is the place to be. Nestled between dense Riviera Maya jungle and 800 feet of pristine Playa del Carmen beach, the newly transformed Mahekal Beach Resort brings the Playa del Carmen resort experience to an unprecedented new level.
The newly reimagined resort retains its authentic concept, blending Mexican tradition with design-forward details. The resort's recently rethought guestrooms and lobby highlight the makeover, while new pools, restaurants and bars create a welcoming paradise. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen -- rated the number one destination in Mexico by TripAdvisor -- Mahekal Beach Resort provides an unforgettable Caribbean experience for every guest.
After its three-year, $18 million re-imagination and renewal, the beachfront Playa Del Carmen hotel provides an entirely new but incredibly authentic experience. The renovation resulted in an additional 74 individual palapa-style bungalows, bringing our hotel in Playa del Carmen's room count to 196, including Premium suites just steps from the beach and Standard rooms nestled in the Riviera Maya jungle.
The newly refreshed resort includes an array of on-site features, including Revive Spa at Mahekal, with individual and couples' treatment rooms, women and men's locker rooms, and complete with indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges plus a new fitness facility with all-new aerobic and strength training equipment. The resort's newest restaurant is Fuego Restaurante y Cantina, an oceanfront "Tulum-style" restaurant and cantina that utilizes a wood-burning oven. Newly crafted wedding, meeting and event venues span 4,500 square feet, providing dynamic, flexible room for unforgettable events. The recently revitalized Vida Aquática Dive Center offers expert-led dive tours, lessons and expeditions, and a soon-to-be-revamped gift shop promises Mahekal-brand beachwear and unique, locally procured art and gifts alongside the resort's enhanced artisan pottery hut.
Inspired by “GypSet Style,” Mahekal’s interior design embodies the bohemian gypsy lifestyle with colorful Mexican accents – including standout Missoni-esque patterns in the resort's eclectic lobby and fireplace seating area, along with bright orange ping pong tables and cobalt blue billiard tables in the main lobby bar and activity center.
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