by Whitney Rife
Mahekal Beach Resort translates to “Magical Beach.” Located in Playa del Carmen, Mahekal is truly a magical place for families. Guests stay in thatched-roof palapas that dot the pristine Mexican beach. Beach cottages and rooms in larger buildings have their own private terraces or balconies with hammocks. Three restaurants will allow your family to experience local foods by serving Mexican and Yucatecan cuisine. The Caribe Pool and the Aventura Pool offer large swimming areas, sure to please everyone in the family. Mahekal is also close to downtown shops and restaurants on La Quinta, or “Fifth Avenue.” Xel-Ha is also nearby, offering snorkeling and swimming with dolphins or manatees.
Our Editor Loves
- Two large pools
- Three Mexican restaurants
- Nearby attractions
Wonderful well-kept complex with its own beach. Courteous staff. In friendliness hardly to be surpassed. The hotel is centrally located (directly on 5th Avenue). We had a tree house, which was very generously cut and had its own terrace with hammock. The hotel's own restaurant "Fuego" unfortunately does not meet our taste and is a bit overpriced. But the catering included in the package is great (especially in the "la Cucina"). The hotel then has a public shower area that late departures may use without surcharge. Top!
It is rated 4 star but the food and staff make it a 5 star. Flew Air Transat and shuttled to resort and from the moment of arrival till the departure date nothing could have been better. The room had a small door lock issue but that was fixed right away. If you want a TV then bring your own because it seems there are now other than around the bars which is good.The food was terrific and being on the All Inclusive plan of breakfast and lunch or dinner was perfect as you could chose to have lunch one day and dinner the next then go out and explore quinta Avenida. With 3 pools and ocean and the beach to stroll along you never run out of things to do. Te resort has a gym well equipped and while I was there they had 3 weddings and you never even knew they were going on unless you happened to stumble on to the ceremony.The staff were amazing and not once did I see one rude to anyone and they all seemed to want to help.
Would I go back yes