Visit the Mahekal Beach Resort press room often to read the latest Playa del Carmen news and information.
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.
Jetset Magazine — the international inflight publication distributed quarterly to consumers (via private jets and jet terminals, VIP events, luxury yacht charters, etc.) — paints Mahekal as “one of Mexico’s finest tropical escapes.” Read all about the one-of-a-kind resort here.
"Vacation in the Most Relaxing Resort Imaginable"
FINE Magazine — the premier lifestyle publication of Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County + Palm Springs — positions Mahekal as the “most relaxing resort imaginable” in the coastal town of Playa del Carmen. Read more about the authentic experiences HERE.
Mahekal Beach Resort is spotlighted within a seven-page article titled, “Buenos Dias!," in the Summer 2018 issue of Swanky Retreats, impacting thousands of readers with a high propensity for global travel. Click here to read more.
"Water Is... Mahekal"
Caribbean Living Magazine dedicated 13-pages to Mahekal Beach Resort within the Summer 2018 edition — reaching 140,000+ international readers. The highly visual piece, provides a firsthand overview of the writer’s experience on-property. To read more, click HERE.
"Mahekal Beach Resort, Mexico"
NUVO Magazine — Canada’s national, luxury lifestyle publication, impacting 949,500+ readers, positions Mahekal as Playa del Carmen’s thatch-hut haven. The piece beautifully depicts the magic of Mahekal from its location, distinct personality (“living in colour”) and charming history to the palpably warm staff, cultural activities and culinary offerings. Click HERE to read more.
Mahekal Beach Resort is featured within five of Gulfstream Media Group’s publications including Boca Life, Palm Beacher, Jupiter, Stuart and Gold Coast. Read more about "Magical Mahekal" here.
Mahekal Beach Resort Appoints Maria Elena Armenta as Director of Sales & Marketing
Mahekal Beach Resort proudly announces the appointment of Maria Elena Armenta as Director of Sales & Marketing. In this position, Armenta will develop and implement marketing strategies and sales initiatives to generate revenue while stimulating business and brand awareness for the authentic Playa del Carmen retreat. Read the full release here.
"A Tale of Two Beaches"
360 West, the monthly lifestyle publication of North Texas, profiles the Yucatan Peninsula’s hot-spots, Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The piece highlights how Mahekal readjusts opinions that Playa is all about frenzied fun by detailing the resort’s distinctive features. Read more here.
"3 Ways to Go"
Mahekal Beach Resort’s “Lucky in Love” offer is spotlighted within Aventura's "3 Ways to Go" roundup showcasing dreamy spots to celebrate the special day. See more here.
"Enchanted in Mexico"
Mahekal Beach Resort is featured within five of Lifestyle Media Group’s publications including Las Olas, Weston, Coral Springs, Boca/Delray and Parkland, impacting 530,000+ readers in South Florida. The beautiful “Enchanted in Mexico” feature portrays the resort as a haven for authentic adventure seekers. To read the full article, click here.
"Choose Your Own Adventure"
Featured as the lead within the “Choose Your Own Adventure” travel special, Denver Life Magazine positions Mahekal as the perfect place for those seeking an “on-the-beach retreat,” just steps from the water. See more here.
"Meet Me in Mexico"
Artful Living, the upscale lifestyle publication of the North, spotlights three ways to enjoy the Yucatan Peninsula and showcases Mahekal first as it is unlike any other property in Playa. The piece includes the resort's key differentiators, such as the property’s storied history, authentic cultural offerings and idyllic location nestled between the Caribbean and Quinta Avenida. Read more here.
"Hitched in South Florida + The Caribbean"
Modern Luxury Weddings South Florida & The Caribbean — the quintessential wedding resource for the stylish, discerning bride — showcases Carly Kirkland and Trip Webb, who tied the knot at Mahekal on June 3, 2017. Check out their beautiful wedding here.
Mahekal Beach Resort Awards/Accolades
From Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler, to USA Today 10Best and Travel Channel, Mahekal Beach Resort is the proud recipient of numerous accolades. Click here to view a full list of awards.
"Family Travel: Magical Mahekal"
LA Parent thinks Mahekal is the perfect family-friendly escape, with a kaleidoscope of activities ranging from lounging on the beach with the kids and being pampered at Revive Spa to the immersive learning experience at the Mayan Culinary Casita and unforgettable cenote excursions with Vida Aquatica. Read more here.
"Pacified in Playa del Carmen"
The November/December 2017 issue of Simply Buckhead - Atlanta's luxury lifestyle magazine - features Mahekal in a beautiful piece illustrating how the resort provides the perfect balance of recreation and relaxation. To read more, click here.
Condé Nast Traveler’s 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes Mahekal Beach Resort as the no.11 resort on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast! See the full list here.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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”
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
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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
Click here to read the four-page spread about Mahekal in H Texas Magazine.
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
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
Click here to check out Haute Living's feature on Mahekal Beach Resort.
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 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
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 "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
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
Click here to see Bella NYC's "Cinco de My, Oh My" feature showcasing 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
Click here to see Mahekal spotlighted within the Men's Journal "Get a Room" feature.
TravelPulse Features Mahekal
TravelPulse features Mahekal's Jungle Book inspired package, click here to see more.
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
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
Click HERE to see 25A Magazine's "Playa del Carmen Paradise" feature on 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
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
Mahekal Beach Resort was featured on Ellen's Wish List during her Feb. 22 show. Watch the video here.
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
Real Life Caribbean, a Luxury Lifestyle, Property and Design Magazine featured Mahekal Beach Resort in December, 2014. See the article here.