The Mahekal Beach Resort
The Mahekal Beach Resort is a one of a kind property in the center of Playa Del Carmen. Because this resort is unique it gets a lot of repeat guests Here is a look at everything this resort has to offer and if it is perfect for your next stay.
Our video overview of Mahekal
Like everything on our website we go to experience it so we can tell you exactly what it is like. Here is our video from our visit to the Mahekal Beach Resort.
Food and beverage at the Mahekal Beach Resort
This resort offers packages that includes two meals a day and of course if you wish, you can take all three meals at one of their restaurants. Most people book this resort with breakfast included and select between either lunch or dinner for their second included meal. This is a good plan since the resort property is just a short walk to 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen, you have access to lots of wonderful restaurants in Playa Del Carmen.
Restaurants at the Mahekal Beach Resort
- Las Olas. This is a beachfront restaurant overlooking one of the pools. There is a buffet breakfast and lunch is served here.
- Cocina Restaurant. This is a dinner only restaurant that has a small buffet and you order off the menu your main plate and dessert. See the photo below of what this restaurant looks like.
- Fuego Restaurant. This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch with an optional add price for dinner.
Bars at Mahekal
- Fuego Restaurant has a bar.
- Boli’s Bar. This is the main bar that also has pool tables, ping pong , TV’s and a library.
- Itzi Bar which is next to one of the pools. They also serve snacks here.
- The bar at Las Olas Restaurant. Open most of the day and is the perfect place to have a drink by the pool.
Besides these restaurants and bars there is also room service.
What the rooms are like at the resort
The rooms at Mahekal are another thing that make this resort different from many others in Playa Del Carmen. The rooms are designed like the original concept of this property. Back when Playa Del Carmen was a smaller town, this was a place with cabins by the beach. Today the lush property is conserved and cabins are tucked into the tropical nature here.
Most of the cabins are two stories with one ground floor unit and one second floor unit. The rooms are simple and elegant. There are natural touches in the décor and en suite bathrooms. The rooms are air conditioned and also have ceiling fans. Each cabin has a porch area where they can hang hammocks for you to enjoy the gardens, nature and relaxing.
The rooms do not have TV’s on purpose so guest can relax more and enjoy the time by the beach. There is wifi on the entire resort property.
The resort straddles 38th Street. Most of the resort is on the south side of 38th Street. A smaller part is on the north side. A boardwalk connects the two sides of this resort.
Pools and beach of this resort
There are four pools at Mahekal. The main pool is just behind Fuego Restaurant and pictured below. The Itzi pool is near the beach and has a beach bar. On the back of the property is the jungle pool which is small and more secluded. Probably the most photographed pool is the Las Olas pool. This pool overlooks the ocean in front of the Las Olas Restaurant (and trust us, the view is better from inside the hotel rather then walking by).
The beach stretches the length of the property. Plenty of beach chairs and palapas for shade are available. What also makes this beach nice is the fact there are many palm trees. Between some of the trees you can find some hammocks to swing away those Caribbean days.
The Revive Spa at Mahekal
Tucked into the lush grounds of the resort you will find the Revive Spa. This relaxing place is great to getaway for a relaxing morning or afternoon. It can also be great if you are getting married on the property and want to have a fun group experience.
The Revive Spa offers massages, treatments, beauty services and packages. They also will do massages on the beach if you want to take in the sea breeze while having your massage. For more about the Revive Spa including photos, see our article here.
Where is Mahekal Resort?
Mahekal is in the middle of Playa Del Carmen just off 38th Street. The resort property lies between Mamitas Beach on 28th Street and 40th Street.
Who is this resort for? Our recommendations
There are only a few resorts in the limits of Playa Del Carmen that offer all inclusive or part board. What makes Mahekal different is the lush grounds and small cabins that feel like relaxed Playa from years ago. This is not a modern glitzy resort with big marble lobby or rooms with all the gadgets. This resort is about being relaxed by the ocean, swinging in a hammock and enjoying you friends and family.
What makes this also a popular resort is the access to Playa Del Carmen’s center. Everything is close by and you can shop, dine out and take a stroll and yet return to the tropical grounds and have two worlds in one vacation.
Both couples and families can enjoy this property. Adults can enjoy the spa, Fuego Restaurant for a nice dinner and pools with drinks. Children can enjoy the pools and beach of the resort.
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