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Mahekal Beach Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mahekal is a great, friendly spot that feels away-from-it-all but is a short walk to the center of town. The huts are a nice change from the massive resorts, and the staff was helpful. We really enjoyed the ability to walk into CDP and not feel isolated in some mega-resort.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first time in Yucatan and f wanted the end of our vacations to be perfect. So after a week of road trip I decided to book a 3-nights room for my family (2 adults and 2 kids) at Mahekal Beach Resort. But what a bad surprise when we arrived at the hotel. First they told us that...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from another laid back, relaxing week at this anti-big box resort in Playa. From the palapa huts to the friendliness of the staff to the impeccably maintained grounds, a stay here is guaranteed to de-stress your life. We choose the inclusive package with breakfast and dinner so we can spend afternoons finding new local restaurants for lunch on...

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Barbados
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just returned from a very relaxing 2 week holiday at mahekal beach resort. The resort is perfectly located within close (walking) range of the lively center of pdc. In addition, the setting is beautiful and scenic. Although not the cheapest resort, we have found out, staff will do their utmost to make your stay a memorable one. All expectations that...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I have been staying at Mahekal for 4 years now. The hotel is beautiful, very zen, the rooms don't even have TVS. the food is great, the staff is very friendly and helpful. They will make you feel like family.

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Boston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two adult children last April for a weeks vacation. We stayed in the garden view palapa's by the fountain and they were lovely. We ordered a roll away bed and it was a twin bed on wheels soft and comfortable and there was still room. The food and service was excellent and the beach was devine. We...

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Montreal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one week at the Mahekal and we were seeking rest and relaxation. For the most part, we succeeded and enjoyed the less traditional room. I would like to commend the team at the Fuego restaurant including René, Enrique, Elias, Fidel, Jesus and the wonderful women who made the smoothies in the morning. The main issue is through no...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited Mahekal more than 20 times since 2008. The resort is beautiful and the staff is terrific. Diving with Barbara & Roman from the on-site dive shop (Vida Aquatica) is a pleasure. Before Mahekal (Shangri-La at first), we were on the "new trip, new island" plan. Since my wife got hooked on Mahekal, all of...

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Karen S, Manager at Mahekal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Iturnerjr- Twenty visits to Mahekal Beach Resort! That's incredible! Thank you for your loyalty and support of our gem in paradise. We sincerely appreciate your business and thank you for diving with Vida Aquatica. They have a fairly new name, but they are the oldest dive center in Playa del Carmen. If you could write to me directly, I'd...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location right next to the beach and a short 2 minutes walk to 5th Av where all the shops etc are Great beach very clean and no seaweed Great food lots of variety fantastic friendly service loved it The rooms with their thatched roofs are fantastic

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in tiny houses was so much more enjoyable than dealing with elevators and long hallways every time you need to go to your room. The view from my room was fantastic i was right on the beach! The AC in the room worked amazing. The staff was nice and helpful, never had a single one of them be rude....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Mahekal Beach Resort is a legendary resort village located on 800 feet of white sand beach in the heart of vibrant Playa del Carmen. It has 198 thatched roof, palapa-style bungalows within steps of Fifth Avenue, the celebrated entertainment, shopping, and restaurant district of Playa del Carmen. The thousands of loyal repeat guests at Mahekal Beach Resort describe it as magical, memorable, and authentically Yucatecan. Our style is friendly and relaxed, a unique Caribbean experience where you can rock gently in a hammock on your private terrace and enjoy undoubtedly the best beach in Playa. Our guests love the fact that we have never compromised our truly unique ambiance and style. In keeping with that style, our rooms do not offer televisions. Instead, they feature original, brightly colored, Mexican tile bathrooms, private terraces with hammocks for siestas and star gazing, and locally-crafted Mexican wood furniture in an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy our magical sanctuary. The Resort offers meal plans that include breakfast daily and lunch or dinner. This choice gives our guests the opportunity to explore the many dining options in Playa del Carmen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mahekal Beach Resort

Address: Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Shangri-La Caribe)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $276 - $570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mahekal Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Mahekal Beach Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Shangri La Caribe Hotel
Shangri La Caribe Playa Del Carmen
Mahekal Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#21 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#24 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“close to the beach”
mariesQ7684WQ, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closest to reception area are best”
BethB75205, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are nice and quiet. The oceanfront ones are larger, and the view is simply amazing!”
Paulamcconnell08, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Love, love, love the palapa's by the fountains”
seagazer, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in the middle of the property”
Travelat50, 13 May 2017 | Read review
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