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The Premier Oceanfront Resort of Playa del Carmen

Welcome to Mahekal Beach Resort, an Authentic Mexican Resort Hotel

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.

Mahekal Weddings

Making Dreams Reality

Playa del Carmen weddings don't need to be stressful, at Mahekal Beach Resort our attentive staff will guide you through every step of the event planning process. Each member of our team offers unique expertise for planning weddings in Playa del Carmen and can help you to select the perfect local entertainment and decor. Whether you need to reserve a room block for your guests in our newly revitalized accommodations or are seeking to craft the perfect catering menu to celebrate, our team will take the lead in planning your ideal Playa del Carmen beach wedding.

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Dine With Us

Enjoy a Taste of Playa del Carmen

Experience the wonder of fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine at Mahekal Beach Resort's incredible Playa del Carmen restaurants. From delectable light bites and cocktails served poolside to a robust buffet featuring ropas tacos and fresh ceviches, Mahékal Resort's Playa del Carmen restaurants and bars will take you on a cultural journey through intensely creative cuisine.

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Mahekal is our favorite vacation destination

This was our third trip to Mahekal Beach Resort. Every time is better than the last! The people are the most genuine, authentic, and nicest we have ever experienced. Nicholas and his staff at Fuego - Rogelio, Rubicel , Manuel, Jared, Jesus, Elias, Enrique, Alberto, & Fidel are top-notch servers and exceptional people overall! On the beach, where we basked with our constant supply of tortilla chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo and drinks all 8 days, Manuel, Mariano, Manolo & Gilberto were always right on call. At the Spa, Ruby and Martha were peaceful & gentle souls who scrubbed and massaged and soothed our beings for the Terra Maya, the Aroma and the Rostro de sol. Lovely place, phenomenal jacuzzi. The landscaping, the pools, the palapas, all three restaurants, the beachfront . . . all of it, just the best. I cannot recommend this resort enough. Everyone should just go here. Truly, you'll not regret it!

Recent Guest, February 2017

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