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Mahekal Beach Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The resort is situated right on the beach about 40 minutes South from Cancun Airport (CUN) - inexpensive shuttle service is available. The service, food and overall experience are flawless and the security is very tight. The layout is very similar to a sprawling campus with restaurants, pools and bars sprinkled throughout. My suggestion would be to pay extra for... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I came 6 years ago for my birthday...place was amazing! Food...service...location to beach and proximity to 5th Ave...Awesome! Now I'm back, and they've done an extensive remodel. Added additional property. This place is unbelievable! I don't want to leave. Will not wait another 6 years to come back!!! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a king palapa, garden view room. Very nice small hotel only 240 rooms I think. The rooms are large and the bathroom was quite big. Great room air conditioners (a must). Service was very good they were very accommodating. We were there for a wedding and it all seemed to go well. My only con is there... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Mahekal. The property is beautiful, clean, and well taken care of. The room was spacious and modern looking and the beds were very comfortable. We had the 1/2 food plan and got two meals per day, we chose breakfast and dinner. The food was delicious and we received awesome service. We loved our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed five days in this beautiful resort which is conveniently located a block away from the famous 5th ave. We stayed in and ocean front 2 queen bed room with private plunge pool. The rooms is very spacious and had al the basic amenities, fridge and insect repellent. The balcony in the front has 2 hammocks in which we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was amazing. We had a room next to the beach which was awesome. So why 3 stars... The food is 3 stars. Especially Cucina restaurant. I had a piece of meat there which was very tough in the buffet. The buffet there was 2-3 star. The servers are all very well trained and awesome, especially Oswaldo at Feugo... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 7 nights in garden room a short walk to the beach. I like that its not a hotel building as this is a sprawling villa. The beach is fabulous, the servers amazing specially Manuel who is always ready to offer drinks at the beach, Rogelio ever friendly and welcoming at Las Olas, Marcos, Monserrat, Gabriel who helped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our stay here was awesome. This place is paradise if you search for a calm place to enjoy the beach and to relax. The food was ok and the room is great! I would definitely recommend to stay at this place!

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location. On the best part of the beach. Facilities are good and clean. Restaurants could do with an upgrade on menu and service. Way to many male waiters. Don't think I say any female in any restaurant. It's a costly place and with all the extras it might just kill part of the joy. And Yes they are not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned with a group of 10. We travel to Cancun often and stay at different resorts. Can't say enough about the staff at Mahekal, they are wonderful, friendly and very helpful. Months in advance I had emailed and called the resort requesting all our rooms be together. I had planned the trip and hoped to have a great room.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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)
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $218 - $514 (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 Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#28 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#29 Luxury Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#30 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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