Friends of ours recommended this place (after coming here the past 8 years), so we couldn't resist ... especially after the winter we're having. We flew direct to Cancun from Detroit with our friends, and Mahekal had a van pick us up (no additional charge).
The drive took ~45 minutes and we were so happy to see our ocean view room. Our friends stayed in a penthouse (which means third floor with incredible views). Our room had just been renovated and was beautiful.
The package includes 2 meals a day. The grounds are pristine, the personnel were not only professional, but personable and friendly. The resort is family friendly and has all the amenities anyone would want. Note that pictures do not do justice to the beauty of their grounds and beach.
- 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
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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 Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen