Pools and Beach
Relax Poolside or Oceanfront
Experience the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach in Playa at one of the most sumptuous Playa del Carmen beach resorts. Mahekal Beach Resort offers 920 feet of incredible beach kissed by crystal clear Caribbean waters. Thatched-roof palapas and lounge chairs make relaxing on the beach an indulgent experience for relaxing or people watching. Or, just a few steps back, is the Sandbox, with two-person hammocks, comfy lounge seating, and our new Bali-Beds. Our attentive staff is always available to bring you a cool cocktail or snack to enjoy.
We do have fluctuations in the width of our beach at times during the year, due to storms, and marine conditions. Summer months usually produce the widest beach.
The Las Olas Pool, our infinity edge pool, and hot tub is located beachfront. Enjoy drinks or dine poolside at our Las Olas Restaurant and Bar, overlooking the pool. And yes, Happy Hour is offered nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We also offer specialty dinner nights at Las Olas deck. This pool is the best pool for beach watching, or alternating between the beach and the pool; it also gets great sunlight all day for those wanting to work on a tan.
Itzi pool is located in the middle of the resort, and is home to our signature swings. Guests are encouraged to indulge in delicious drinks and lunch and snacks. It's the perfect way to enjoy the cool whisper of the Caribbean breeze. Itzi pool has a gentle sloping entry for children and is surrounded by chaise lounges, and features several seats at a swim-up bar.
Located between the bungalows and adjacent to the the beachfront Fuego Restaurante y Cantina, Fuego pool and hot tub is set-back from the beach, and quieter amidst our gardens. This pool also features several covered cabana style day beds - perfect for relaxing out of the sun for couples or a great place for the little ones to nap when they are tired.
NOTE: The Treehouse section and Treehouse Pool are currently closed. We anticipate re-opening this area in Spring, 2021.
The smallest, yet most serene, of our four pools, is located amidst the trees and most beautiful garden area at Mahekal Beach Resort. This pool has an abundance of nature surrounding it; from iguanas walking up nearby trees, to birds, and lush foliage. You'll also hear several of the nearby fountains that line the Treehouse section, and the pool is accented by fire bowls. This is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil pool setting.
Don't forget that many of our Oceanfront Casitas have private plunge pools attached to their terraces. including the Haciendas two bedroom suite. Likewise, our Beach Houses have plunge pools on the ground floor units. We also offer the La Familia Garden View Palapa Suite with two free standing casitas sharing a plunge pool between them with a large shared patio. (To book a La Familia Suite, or the Oceanfront Haciendas two bedroom suite; please contact the Resort directly.)