Welcome to Mahekal Beach Resort

Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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 Sea, Playa Del Carmen is the place to be. Nestled between dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen's largest stretch of beach, spanning 800 pristine feet, the newly transformed Mahekal Beach Resort brings the Playa del Carmen beach hotel experience to an unprecedented new level.

Experience the new Mahekal Beach Resort with the same authentic concept, only better. The resort's recently reimagined guestrooms and lobby highlight the makeover, while new pools, restaurants and bars abound in this tropical destination. Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen -- rated the Number 1 Destination in Mexico by TripAdvisor -- Mahekal Beach Resort provides every guests an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

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Following the completion of the final phase of the resort’s three-year in early January, 2016, $16 million re-imagination, the beach front retreat introduces an entirely new experience. The final phase of the resort’s re-imagination began in June 2015, involving the complete restoration of Mahekal Beach Resort’s adjacent sister property, Las Palapas, to create the newest resort in Playa del Carmen, which operates under the Mahekal name. The recent expansion unveiled an additional 74 individual palapa-style bungalows bring the total room count to 196 units; a new Mayan-inspired spa, offering 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.s fitness center; an oceanfront, “Tulum-style” wood-burning oven restaurant and cantina; a resort-sized swimming pool and hot tub and adjacent to Fuego Restaurante y Cantina; as well as 4,500 square feet of versatile, newly created wedding, meeting and event space. Soon we'll debut a revamped gift shop offering Mahekal-brand beachwear and unique, locally procured art and gifts; the resort's artisan pottery hut has also been enhanced.

Exclusive bungalows with ocean and garden views have been renewed, only two-minutes away from the private, guests-only portion of the beach. Inspired by “GypSet Style,” Mahekal’s interior design embodies the bohemian gypsy lifestyle with colorful Mexican accents – including standout designs like Missoni-esque fabrics in the 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.

Amenities at Our Resort in Playa del Carmen

Journey to the tropics with Mahekal Beach Resort, a newly refreshed and renewed resort in Playa del Carmen that provides the Caribbean's most indulgent tropical experience. In addition to revitalized accommodations, the new features and amenities at our Playa del Carmen beachfront hotel include:

  • Brand new lounge and lobby
  • Fabulous new pools
  • Exceptional dining and nightlife
  • Wedding and event space

Ideally located on the largest and best stretch of beach in Playa and only a short walk from 5th Avenue in the middle of Playa Del Carmen, Mahekal Beach Resort treats guests to an experience they won’t soon forget.

Services and Amenities:

  • Two meals per day (breakfast and dinner; or opt to exchange for lunch daily at our guest services desk)
  • Individually controlled air conditioning unit in all guest rooms
  • Babysitting services available
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi, wired and wireless Internet in guest rooms, Wi-Fi throughout the resort  
  • Premium speed Wi-Fi for streaming available for an additional charge
  • Complimentary parking
  • Guest Experience Staff to coordinate transfers, tours, 5th Avenue dining, and more
  • Dry cleaning
  • Revive Spa at Mahekal
  • Mayan painting classes
  • Multilingual staff
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Onsite restaurants - Boli's Bar, Cocina Restaurant, Las Olas Restaurant and Bar, Fuego Restaurante y Cantina, Itzi Pool Bar
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Poolside bars at the Las Olas and Itzi pools
  • Fire pit on the beach
  • Private beach
  • Three unique resort-style pools
  • Terraces with hammocks
  • On-site Dive Center with lessons available and guided dives/snorkel trips
  • Revamped gift shop offering Mahekal-branded beachwear and unique, locally procured art and gifts -- coming early 2016!

The Best Beach of Playa del Carmen Beach Resorts

Sink Your Toes in the Sand

A stay in Playa del Carmen isn't complete without time spent on the beach. Mahekal Beach Resort, a premier Playa del Carmen beach resort, offers guests 800 feet of blissful sand and crystalline Caribbean water as well as tropical resort-style pools.

Bliss begins here.


Experience the best beach in Playa at one of the most sumptuous Playa del Carmen beach resorts. Mahekal Beach Resort offers guests 800 feet of incredible beach kissed by crystal clear Caribbean waters. Thatched-roof cabanas and comfortable lounge chairs make laying on the beach a truly indulgent experience.

Our attentive staff is always available to bring you a cool cocktail or snack to enjoy. Listen to the rolling waves lapping at the shore and allow yourself to get lost in the balmy tropical breeze at one of the finest Playa del Carmen beachfront hotels.


Each of our resort-style swimming pools has been refreshed and restored to provide the most soothing tropical experience. Enjoy comfortable lounge chairs surrounding the sparkling waters of our inviting pools.

Las Olas Pool

The Las Olas Pool and hot tub is located beachfront in what many of our past guests know as the Aventura section of the resort. Enjoy drinks or dine poolside at our Las Olas 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 -- such as our Mexican Street Festival -- poolside at Las Olas.

Itzi Pool

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 from our pool bar Itzi, serving enticing cocktails and light meals. It's the perfect way to enjoy the cool whisper of the Caribbean breeze.

Vida Aquática Dive Center

On-Site Dive Lessons or Book your Dive Trip

Be sure to visit the resort's newest heated swimming pool with a hot tub, ideally located between the bungalows and adjacent to the new restaurant and beachfront bar, Feugo Restaurante y Cantina. In operation since 1983, Vida Aquática, formerly Cyan-Ha Dive Center is one of the oldest operating dive centers in Playa del Carmen. Our dive center staff knows Playa del Carmen well, and take pride in the fact that Vida Aquática Dive Center instructors were the first to explore and name many of Playa del Carmen's beautiful reefs. Vida Aquática Dive Center's facilities are all in one place at Mahekal Beach Resort; offering the best diving in Playa del Carmen with a pool for confined water training, dive center for equipment rental, and the beach and boats for dive trips.

Vida Aquática, with its location at Mahekal Beach Resort in the middle of Playa del Carmen's dive sites, allows you to dive all the reefs on the area; and offers resort and certification courses, ocean dives, cenotes dives, Cozumel dives and night dives.  Along with attentive, personalized service Vida Aquática focuses on safety and fun and also protecting the valuable reefs of the area.

Makehal Beach Resort is excited to welcome Vida Aquática Dive Center to our Resort.

Revive Spa

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. Enticing guests with customized treatments to sooth and balance one’s mind, body and spirit, the spa offers a menu of services inspired by the native culture and features Kinich products, a complete line of 100% organically intelligent, local home-grown products.


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.


Celebrate Love and Revel in Romance

A Playa del Carmen honeymoon provides an enticing blend of romance, relaxation and adventure. Mahekal Beach Resort is the perfect place to celebrate the unique connection that you both share.


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