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In July, 2016, Mahekal Beach Resort was recognized by Travel + Leisure on The World's Best Awards, 2016 list as one of the Ten Best Resorts in Mexico.  Mahekal was ranked Number Nine. In November of 2016, Mahekal Beach Resort was also recognized as a Reader's Choice recipient, and ranked number 26 of the Top 30 Resorts in Eastern Mexico. Please vote through June 1, 2017 for this year's Reader's Choice awards!

Once you see what others have to say about Mahekal, we're certain you'll be excited for a Playa del Carmen vacation at Mahekal Beach Resort. To download high-resolution photos for your next piece, visit our Press Room Gallery.

MAHEKAL BEACH RESORT PR CONTACTS:

The Zimmerman Agency

Anna Peterson, 850-668-2222, apeterson@zimmerman.com

Jillian Enterline, 850-668-2222, jenterline@zimmerman.com 

Mahekal Beach Resort Appoints Attila Gombos as General Manager

Mahekal Beach Resort Appoints Attila Gombos as General Manager

Mahekal Beach Resort proudly announces the appointment of Attila Gombos as general manager to its executive team. Click here to read more.

"Winner: Riviera Maya"

Martha Stewart Weddings — the gold standard publication for sophisticated and stylish brides and grooms — names Mahekal as the No. 2 place to stay in Riviera Maya. Check it out here!

"Resort Redesign"

WestJet Magazine — reaching more than 2 million+ readers every month across 100+ destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe — provides an intimate look into Mahekal Beach Resort's major renovation through a Q&A with the resort’s interior designer, Hilda Espino. 

"Magical Mahekal"

LA Travel Magazine praises Mahekal's authentic, laid-back vibe and showcases the unique activities offered in the article "Magical Mahekal." Click here to read more!  

"Encantado, Mexico"

Points North Atlanta — the area's “must-read” metro lifestyle publication — positions Mahekal Beach Resort as the perfect Mexican vacation with “local flavor built into its DNA.” Read the seven-page feature here.

"Planning Ideas: Engagement Getaways at Mahekal"

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, highlights Mahekal's new “Amor Aficionado” program, positioning Mahekal as an epic destination for a get-engaged getaway. Click here to view.

"Mayan Magic"

Texas-based lifestyle magazine, The Society Diaries, does a masterful job of capturing the true essence of Mahekal. Check it out here. 

"Mexico for Two"

Located within “The Honeymoon” section, 360 Wet Weddings spotlights Mahekal laid-back vibe, sprawling accommodations and touches on the unique culinary offerings from The Mayan Culinary Casita, the new “Catch of the Day” program and private dinners on the beach - perfect for honeymoon bliss. Click here to read more.

"Live! With Kelly & Ryan"

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured as the grand-prize giveaway on the “Summer Seas” Travel Trivia on Live! With Kelly & Ryan. Watch more here. 

"Honeymoon Romance at Mahekal Beach Resort in Mexico"

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style shows brides-to-be how Mahekal is unlike any other resort in the area by showcasing indulgent experiences and the romantic “Moon Over Mahekal” offer. View more here.

"Honeymoon Perfection at Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen"

Once Wed features Mahekal as “the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing honeymoon or a beautifully intimate wedding right on the beach.” Read more about the romantic offerings here.

"Renacer Maya en Playa del Carmen

Mahekal Beach Resort is featured in the June/July 2017 issue of Nexos — American Airline’s bi-monthly inflight publication available on all American Pan-Latin flights, influencing a total of 20.5 million+ Spanish and Portuguese speaking passengers. Read more here. 

“Sol, Cerveza y Cenotes en Playa del Carmen”

“Sol, Cerveza y Cenotes en Playa del Carmen”

Delta Sky — the No.1 inflight magazine worldwide — spotlights Mahekal as the place to stay when traveling to Riviera Maya. To read more, click here.

"A Trip to Mahekal Beach Resort"

Traditional Home paints Mahekal as a “more-than-acceptable getaway for truly vacationing.” Read more here. 

Vida Aquatica Named Mexico Diving Company of the Year

Vida Aquatica Named Mexico Diving Company of the Year

For the second year in a row, Vida Aquatica Dive Center has been named Mexico's Diving Company of the Year by the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards. Click here for the full release.

"Mexico's Hottest Resorts"

Travel Channel — the digital counterpart to the world’s most dedicated and trusted travel outlet - names Mahekal amongst Mexico's Hottest Resorts. See more here.

"12 Secluded Bungalows in Mexico for Your Next Beach Vacation"

Travel + Leisure - the preeminent voice for the sophisticated, insatiable traveler, serving up the most immersive, inspiring travel-lifestyle content - includes Mahekal's unique accommodations in a round-up titled, "12 Secluded Bungalows in Mexico for Your Next Beach Vacation.” Click here to view more. 

"Magical Mahekal: Paradise Found"

North Texas' premier luxury lifestyle publication, ON Magazine, highlights Mahekal with a two-page feature in the April 2017 issue. Click here to view.

"BRIDES Reader Exclusives: Beach Resorts"

BRIDES, the No.1 bridal brand included Mahekal in roundup of best travel packages perfect for a honeymoon or romantic trip for two. Click here to read more.

"Fresh, Fancy and Footloose"

Real Life magazine, the Caribbean’s leading luxury-lifestyle and home design publication, spotlights Mahekal's recent renovation. Click here to view.

"Mahekal: Playa del Carmen relaxation, revelry

The travel industry's trusted voice, Travel Weekly, showcases Mahekal with a stand alone article, positioning the resort as the perfect destination for a laid-back, yet vibrant getaway. Click here to read more.

"What's New in Mexico?"

Featured in a “What’s New in Mexico?” round-up, Mahekal’s flexible event space and the recent re-imagination are mentioned complete with an image of the Las Olas pool! Click here to read more. 

"Our Favorite Valentine's Day Deals (and Splurges) of 2017"

Conde Nast Traveler spotlights our magical "Moon Over Mahekal" offer in a round-up titled "Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Deals (and Splurges) of 2017." Click here to read more.

"A Magical Experience"

The Winter/Spring 2017 edition of Southern Bride, celebrated as the most recognized and trusted bridal publication in the South, features Mahekal in an article titled "A Magical Experience.” Click here to read the two-page feature.

"Mexico: Inn Style"

SouthWest The Magazine recognized Mahekal as one of Mexico's best hotels. Click here to read the full article.

"Looking for a Romantic Escape to the Caribbean or Mexico?"

Caribbean Bride - the ultimate guide to destination weddings and romantic retreats in paradise - featured Mahekal’s romantic “Moon Over Mahekal." Click here to view. 

"Quick Trip to Playa del Carmen"

EnRoute - Air Canada's inflight travel and lifestyle magazine - spotlights Mahekal as the place to stay in Playa del Carmen. Click here to read more. 

"Different Kind of Winter Blues"

Good Grit magazine spotlights Mahekal in a round-up of the best Caribbean winter escapes. Click here to read the two-page feature.

Mahekal Beach Resort Awards/Accolades

Mahekal Beach Resort Awards/Accolades

From Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, to Shape Magazine and Successful Meetings, Mahekal Beach Resort is the proud recipient of numerous accolades. Click here to view a full list of awards.

Indulge Magazine Features Mahekal

Indulge Magazine Features Mahekal

Click here to read the six-page spread on Mahekal in the latest issue of Indulge, the luxury magazine for Fort Worth Star-Telegram targeted at the highest income readers.

Conde Nast Traveler Awards Mahekal

Conde Nast Traveler Awards Mahekal

Millions of discerning Conde Nast Traveler readers love Mahekal, resulting in the resort being voted the no. 26 resort in Eastern Mexico in the magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards. Click here to read more.

Mahekal Beach Resort Recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Mahekal Beach Resort Recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler named Mahekal the no. 26 resort in Eastern Mexico in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. Click here for the full release.

"Magical Mahekal: Paradise Found"

North Texas' premier luxury lifestyle publication, ON Magazine, showcases Mahekal with a two-page spread in the annual travel issue. Click here to view.

Shape Magazine Awards Mahekal

Shape Magazine Awards Mahekal

Shape Magazine recognized Mahekal as the Best Hotel Spa in the annual Healthy Travel Awards. Click here to read the full article complete with an image of Mahekal's own Revive Spa!

"Reviving the Magic"

Organic Spa Magazine features Mahekal's new Mayan-inspired Revive Spa in its October 2016 issue. Click here to read more.

Nobleman Magazine Features Mahekal

Nobleman Magazine Features Mahekal

Orange County's only publication for sophisticated and affluent gentlemen, Nobleman, highlights Mahekal with a two-page spread in its inaugural issue. Click here to view.

Downtown Magazine NYC Features Mahekal

Downtown Magazine NYC Features Mahekal

Click here to see the two-page "Magical Mahekal" spread in Downtown Magazine NYC, Manhattan's first luxury lifestyle publication.

BELLO Magazine Features Mahekal

BELLO Magazine Features Mahekal

The no. 1 digital luxury lifestyle publication, BELLO Magazine, showcases Mahekal with a six-page spread in the September 2016 issue. Click here to read more.

"Escape to Nature"

Click here to read Trillionaire Magazine's three-page "Escape to Nature" feature about Mahekal in the Fall 2016 issue

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Spotlights Mahekal

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Spotlights Mahekal

Click here to see Destination Weddings & Honeymoons feature Mahekal, highlighting the new open-air wedding space and multi-million dollar re-imagination in the "Groundbreaking" section.

Bridal Guide Spotlights Mahekal

Bridal Guide Spotlights Mahekal

The national bridal resource, Bridal Guide, features Mahekal Beach Resort's incredible wedding services before spotlighting five reasons newlyweds should stay for their honeymoon. Click here to read more.

Islands Mentions Mahekal Beach Resort

Islands Mentions Mahekal Beach Resort

Islands Magazine -- the global authority on the world's most beautiful destinations -- mentions Mahekal Beach Resort in the September 2016 issue. Click here to read more.

Room Request: Mahekal Beach Resort

Room Request: Mahekal Beach Resort

DuJour Magazine, the national luxury lifestyle publication, spotlights Mahekal in a "Room Request" feature. Click here to read more.

H Texas Magazine Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

H Texas Magazine Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to read the four-page spread about Mahekal in H Texas Magazine.

Beverly Hills Lifestyle Features Mahekal

Beverly Hills Lifestyle Features Mahekal

Beverly Hills Lifestyle spotlights Mahekal in a "Off the Beaten Trail" feature. Click here for the full story.

Reality Star Lydia McLaughlin Visits Mahekal

Reality Star Lydia McLaughlin Visits Mahekal

Former "Real Housewives of Orange County" reality star Lydia McLaughlin recently visited Mahekal. Click here to see the feature on her blog, OC Lydia.

Haute Living Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Haute Living Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to check out Haute Living's feature on Mahekal Beach Resort.

Vida Aquatica Named Mexico Diving Company of the Year

Vida Aquatica Named Mexico Diving Company of the Year

Vida Aquatica Dive Center, located at Mahekal Beach Resort, has been named Mexico Diving Company of the Year by the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Awards. Click here for the full release.

"Mahekal Brings the Magic"

Click here to see Working Mother feature Mahekal Beach Resort.

Mahekal Beach Resort Receives Coveted Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Award

Mahekal Beach Resort Receives Coveted Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Award

Mahekal Beach Resort has been named the No. 9 Resort in Mexico by the Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Awards. Click here for the full release.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Click here to see Travel + Leisure feature Mahekal Beach Resort as one of the Top 10 Resorts in Mexico in the 2016 World's Best Awards.

Robb Report Mexico

Robb Report Mexico "Best of the Best"

Click here to see Mahekal Beach Resort featured within Robb Report Mexico's "Best of the Best" edition.

Ocean Drive Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Ocean Drive Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click HERE to see why Ocean Drive thinks Mahekal Beach Resort is one of the best luxe getaways in the Caribbean.

Bella NYC Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Bella NYC Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to see Bella NYC's "Cinco de My, Oh My" feature showcasing Mahekal Beach Resort.

JustLuxe Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

JustLuxe Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to see JustLuxe highlight Mahekal Beach Resort with a "Weekend Escape to Playa del Carmen" feature.

"Magical Escape Into the Mayan Heartland"

Click here to check out the eight-page spread in JamaquePARADIS spotlighting Mahekal Beach Resort.

Men's Journal Features Mahekal

Men's Journal Features Mahekal

Click here to see Mahekal spotlighted within the Men's Journal "Get a Room" feature. 

TravelPulse Features Mahekal

TravelPulse Features Mahekal

TravelPulse features Mahekal's Jungle Book inspired package, click here to see more.

Chile Pepper Spotlights Mahekal

Chile Pepper Spotlights Mahekal

Click here to check out Chile Pepper's food-focused "Mayan Magic" feature showcasing Mahekal Beach Resort.

Martha Stewart Weddings Mentions Mahekal

Martha Stewart Weddings Mentions Mahekal

Click here to see the Editor’s Letter for Martha Stewart Weddings and what it has to say about Mahekal!

25A Magazine Features Mahekal Beach Resort

25A Magazine Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click HERE to see 25A Magazine's "Playa del Carmen Paradise" feature on Mahekal Beach Resort.

Lookbook Atlanta Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Lookbook Atlanta Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to view the "Magic in Mexico" coverage for Mahekal Beach Resort on Lookbook Atlanta. 

Mahekal Beach Resort Invites Guests to “Get Lost” with A Jungle Book-Inspired Getaway

Mahekal Beach Resort Invites Guests to “Get Lost” with A Jungle Book-Inspired Getaway

Celebrating the upcoming release of Disney’s Jungle Book, Mahekal Beach Resort invites guests to experience an adventure worthy of “man-cub” Mowgli with the Get Lost in the Jungle getaway. Click here to read the full news release.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Spotlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured on Ellen's Wish List during her Feb. 22 show. Watch the video here

Executive Chef Crescenciano Nerey

Executive Chef Crescenciano Nerey

As Executive Chef, Crescenciano Nerey oversees all food and beverage operations at Mahekal Beach Resort’s four diverse and seasonally inspired restaurants and bars - including the new oceanfront, “Tulum-style” restaurant and bar, Fuego Restaurante y Cantina. To read Chef Nerey's full bio, click here.

Revive Spa at Mahekal Beach Resort At-A-Glance

Revive Spa at Mahekal Beach Resort At-A-Glance

Set amongst lush tropical gardens and natural cenotes, Mahekal Beach Resort’s intimate and organic Mayan-inspired Revive Spa offers a one-of-a-kind cultural journey in the serenity of a comforting boutique spa experience. To read the full fact sheet on Revive Spa, click here.

"13 Ridiculously Romantic Beach Getaways for Valentine's Day"

Mahekal Beach Resort is featured on Coastal Living -- the quintessential resource for those captivated by the coast, reaching more than 4.35 million readers nationwide. Click here to view the coverage.
 

Mahekal Beach Resort Receives Prestigious Adrian Awards

Mahekal Beach Resort Receives Prestigious Adrian Awards

Mahekal Beach Resort has been honored with two 2015 Adrian Awards from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for website design and a multi-channel Cyber Monday marketing campaign. Click here to read the full news release.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Features Mahekal Beach Resort

The highly-visual "Magical Mahekal" feature positions Mahekal Beach Resort as Mexico's best-kept secret. Click here to view the beautiful four-page spread in the December 2015 issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
 

Mahekal Beach Resort Offers Sea, Sand and Savings with Cyber Monday Sale

Mahekal Beach Resort Offers Sea, Sand and Savings with Cyber Monday Sale

Away from the hustle and bustle of seasonal shopping stressors, the newly re-designed Mahekal Beach Resort invites sun-seekers to ditch the crowds, but not the deals with the Cyber Monday Sale. Click here to read the full press release.

BRIDES Features Mahekal Beach Resort

BRIDES Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort is featured as the perfect honeymoon getaway on BRIDES. To read the story, click here.

Mahekal Beach Resort to Debut Expansion Mid-December 2015

Mahekal Beach Resort to Debut Expansion Mid-December 2015

Mahekal Beach Resort announces the final phase of its three-year, $16 million re-imagination - which first began in September 2013 - is slated for completion mid-December 2015. Click here to read the full press release.

C-Suite Quarterly Features Mahekal Beach Resort

C-Suite Quarterly Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to view the beautiful three-page spread in the Fall 2015 issue of C-Suite Quarterly, a luxury lifestyle and business magazine, impacting thousands of affluent industry leaders with an avg. HHI of $250,000+ in the greater Los Angeles metro.

W2W Features Mahekal Beach Resort

W2W Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Click here to view the coverage of Mahekal Beach Resort in the Fall 2015 issue of W2W -- a luxury lifestyle magazine targeting affluent, sophisticated women in Fairfield, CT.

Modern Luxury NS and JEZEBEL Feature Mahekal Beach Resort

Modern Luxury NS and JEZEBEL Feature Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured within TWO beautiful multi-page spreads, totaling five full-pages of publicity, as a picture-perfect tropical oasis that's both exotic and lavish. To read the coverage, click here and here.

Inside Weddings Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Inside Weddings Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort is featured as an idyllic, uber-romantic and intimate wedding and honeymoon destination on Inside Weddings. To read the article, click here.

Caviar Affair Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Caviar Affair Features Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured within a stunning five-page spread in the Summer 2015 issue of Caviar Affair. To read the highly-visual article, click here.

Paradise Found - Showboats International Features Mahekal

Paradise Found - Showboats International Features Mahekal

Mahekal Beach Resort was highlighted in the September 2015 issue of ShowBoats International, the leading magazine for big boat owners in the North American market. To read the article, click here.

Destination I Do Spotlights Mahekal

Destination I Do Spotlights Mahekal

Click here to read more about Mahekal in the Winter 2015 issue of Destination I Do, the national destination wedding and honeymoon publication impacting more than 100,000 to-be-weds.

Mahekal Beach Resort's Fall Premium Sale

Mahekal Beach Resort's Fall Premium Sale

Mahekal Beach Resort is offering up to 30% savings on four night stays this Fall. Click here to view the full Press Release here. 

Mahekal in May, 2015 Issue of Affluent Magazine

Mahekal in May, 2015 Issue of Affluent Magazine

We are thrilled to share a beautiful two-page spread on Mahekal Beach Resort from Affluent Magazine, a national luxury lifestyle publication, reaching 600,000+.  Enjoy!  Click here to download a pdf of the article. 

A Place to Sip Pina Coladas - Mahekal in NY Times Style Magazine

A Place to Sip Pina Coladas - Mahekal in NY Times Style Magazine

Read about Mahekal Beach Resort in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

To see the digital version, click here.

Mahekal Beach Resort in May, 2015 NY Resident Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort in May, 2015 NY Resident Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort was highlighted in the May 2015 issue of NY Resident Magazine — a NYC-based publication, reaching more than 120,000 residents and visitors of Manhattan.  To read the article, click here.

Mahekal in April 2015 issue of Jetset Magazine

Mahekal in April 2015 issue of Jetset Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured within a round-up of the “Four Top Picks for Sensational Summer Escapes;" read the article here

Mahekal Beach Resort featured in 110 Degrees Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort featured in 110 Degrees Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort was featured in 110 Degrees Magazine in Contra Costa County, CA. Read Tricia Piquero's article, "Living the Good Life With All Stops Pulled Out" here.  

Living Magazine Highlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Living Magazine Highlights Mahekal Beach Resort

Living Magazine is Texas' largest in-home lifestyle magazine;  read about Mahekal Beach Resort in the Travel Section, under Leisure Time.

Jason Aldean Marries Brittany Kerr at Mahekal Beach Resort

Jason Aldean Marries Brittany Kerr at Mahekal Beach Resort

Celebrity couple Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr tied the knot in a beachfront ceremony at our very own Mahekal Beach Resort!  Read more about the ceremony on USMagazine.com or view the wedding album here.

Private Air Luxury Homes features Mahekal Beach Resort

Private Air Luxury Homes features Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort featured in the March/April edition of Private Air Luxury Homes.

Download the article, titled "Magical Mahekal," here.

Southern Journal Magazine's Travel Feature on Mahekal Beach Resort

Southern Journal Magazine's Travel Feature on Mahekal Beach Resort

Atlanta's Southern Journal Magazine highlighted Mahekal Beach Resort in its travel section.  

Mahekal Beach Resort listed as Hot Hotel Opening in Luxury Travel Magazine

Mahekal Beach Resort listed as Hot Hotel Opening in Luxury Travel Magazine

Luxury Travel Magazine named Mahekal Beach Resort as one of its Hot Hotel Openings,  Read the article on line here.

Mahekal's $10 Million Renovation

Mahekal's $10 Million Renovation

Mahekal Beach Resort is thrilled to announce the grand opening after a $10 million re-imagination. Click here to read the full press release.

Mahekal Beach Resort featured in Real Life Caribbean

Mahekal Beach Resort featured in Real Life Caribbean

Real Life Caribbean, a Luxury Lifestyle, Property and Design Magazine featured Mahekal Beach Resort in December, 2014.  See the article here.