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Maya Palms Resort & Dive Center

10 km Carr, Mahahual-Xcalak, Mahahual 97770, Mexico
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Before posting this review I read several others thoughts and experiences. Our personal experience was 5 STAR! Amazing beauty, clear waters and wonderful food and staff. From the beginning it was a resort like no other, truly a hideaway and place of paradise. This wonderful resort offers the diver and non diver the treat of a lifetime. Not only would... More 

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West Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I were very pleased with our vacation at Maya Palms. We were there the end of May through the first part of June. I was very nervous about the 4.5 hour drive through Mexico from Cancun to the resort (not a problem), and I don’t do well with heat and bugs. It was warm and humid but... More 

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3 Thank Michelle C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I think this was the perfect example of a bait and switch the resort was very run down and the owners were very unresponsive to anything we needed or wanted we had a bungalow or I would call it a cement tent since there was only daylight and the few hours the generator was running that there was light available... More 

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Draper, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have traveled to many places in the world have never had an experience like Maya Palms. Our group flew into Cancun and drove for 4.5 hours to get to Maya Palms. After honking at the double secured gate we were let into the compound after 15 minutes at approx 10 pm. Most of the people in the group were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Maya Palms hasn't disappointed yet. Went back over New Years. It is so peaceful and relaxing. This is the first time I had been there without owners Doug and Cathy, nonetheless it was a first rate experience, again with the feeling of being part of the family. This time we had a very small group of six of us which... More 

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2 Thank Charles B
Farmington, Missouri, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have just recently returned from a dive trip to Maya Palms Dive Resort in Mahahual, Mexico. I was at this dive destination almost a decade ago and remember certain things. The one thing I do not remember is how pristine, untouched, beautiful, and full of life this reef actually is. The water temps were consistently 87-89 degrees the entire... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Maya Palms Resort is, by far, one of the most beautiful dive destinations I have ever encountered. This incredible jewel is nestled miles away from ANY other carribean resort. No city lights, no city noise, just your own personal private beachfront under beautiful blue skies or an incredibly moon-lit night! This quaint, secure gated resort boasts several ammenities. Individual freestanding... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Maya Palms is an absolute gem in Southeastern Mexico. The title of the review is a shore based liveaboard, because it combines the best features of a shore based trip with the best features of a liveaboard. Off the beaten path 4 hours south of Cancun Airport, the resort is peaceful and secluded. It's the only hotel I've stayed at... More 

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3 Thank Charles B
Mexico, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The diving was spectacular! I have never seen a more pristine reef! The sea sponges are amazing. The reef was teaming with plant life and a variety of fish...and huge sea turtles! Doug and Catherine made me feel at home and like part of the family. Mark and Ken make every guest feel like you are the only one there.... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

After my first two disappointing trips to other spots in Costa Maya, I found Maya Palms a few years ago, and loved it so much that I couldn't wait until the opportunity arrived so that I could go back. I just returned from the most relaxing, wonderful time at Maya Palms! There is NO PLACE in the area that is... More 

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