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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Mamitas Beach

On the beach

A stay at this Downtown Playa del Carmen hotel places you steps from Mamitas Beach and within a 5-minute walk of Quinta Avenida. Also, Mario Villanueva Stadium Madrid is within half a mile (1 km) and Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall is within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 4 outdoor pools are all featured at this award-winning hotel. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Families will appreciate the playground, onsite laundry facilities, and babysitting.

Economy Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Mahekal Deal of the day

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$282* Per night/room Mar 22 - Mar 23

Premium Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Romantic Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, The Oasis

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Traditional Room, Non Smoking, Garden View (Palapa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Traditional Room, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Room, Ocean View Palapa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa

Everyone (11) Couples (4) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by , from Elgin on Feb 7, 2023

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Mar 6, 2023 by Alan Mota - Concierge

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Mahekal, hope to be your host once again in the future. Best regar

5 out of 5
This resort is in the perfect area for for lots of shopping and food options to walk to while also easy to drive around if you choose to have a rental car. The resort is clean and beautiful with lots of wildlife that sneak around. The 3 pools are small but nice and then each is easy to access although it is a smaller area. As a solo traveler, the staff made my stay feel like home as I got to know some of them and greatly appreciated their tips of places to visit. I will return!

Posted by , from Anchorage on Jan 16, 2023

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Jan 20, 2023 by Alan Mota - Concierge

Dear Gypsy , Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Mahekal, hope to be your host once again in the future. Best regard

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 18, 2022

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Mar 12, 2023 by Alan Mota - Concierge

Thank you very much for your feedback.

5 out of 5
I honestly think this resort is a hidden gem! The grounds are beautiful, quiet, safe and immaculate…so much so that there’s even local wildlife that roam around in between each individual hut. The atmosphere is very chill in the garden area where I have now returned to three times. I opt for garden area as opposed to beach front because it’s cheaper, quieter and honestly prettier! The staff are all extremely friendly especially Enrique and Rogelio!! Genuinely enjoyed them and their language teachings. Great food choices (Kobe steak)with the option to easily walk a block or two and find Vegan, French or Italian cuisine. Never felt unsafe. I will never stay elsewhere in Playa. Definitely charming and more boutique style. If you like a fancy high rise this isn’t the place for you unfortunately.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2022

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Nov 5, 2022 by Concierge-Alan Mota

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Mahekal, hope to be your host once again in the future. Best regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 18, 2022

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5 out of 5
This resort is a beautiful step back into nature .. the bungalows are nestled into the manicured grounds, listening to the songs of the exotic birds and watching the local animals scurrying around. Great peaceful, relaxing atmosphere… we look forward to seeing all the amazing staff that is genuine in their attitude to make your visit a great experience.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 19, 2022 by Carlos Gonzalez- Concierge

Dear Ray, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and thank you for your feedback! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time, we appreciate your comments very much, hope to be your host once again in the future. Best regards!

4 out of 5
all was good, have stayed at property previously. cost is higher than most comparable properties, would be only issue

Posted by on Mar 14, 2022

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Mar 14, 2022 by Concierge-Alan Mota

Dear Edward, Thank you for choosing Mahekal Beach Resort to host your vacation! regarding the inconvenience you experience, we apologize and thank you for your feedback. And we hope to be your host in the future. Best regards.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 29, 2021

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Mar 9, 2022 by Carlos Gonzalez- Concierge

Dear Misty , Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time, we appreciate your comments very much, hope to be your host once again in the future. Best regards!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

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Dec 4, 2021 by Carlos Gonzalez- Concierge

Dear Jessica Mora, thank you for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for your feedback! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your time, we appreciate your comments very much, hope to be your host once again in the future. Warmest regards!

5 out of 5
I love the layout of this property. It is not your typical resort.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

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Aug 26, 2019 by Miguel Montes / Guest Service

Thank you very much, for your comments, hihgly appreciated. Kind regards!

About the Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa

Location 38 St And The Beach, Playa del Carmen, QROO 77710

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • A la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
  • Basic alcoholic beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)
  • Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Pilates classes/lessons
  • Yoga classes/lessons
  • Premium food items
  • Premium/non-domestic alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities

  • A la carte dining included
  • Basic alcoholic beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/imported alcoholic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Limited meals offered through room service
  • Bicycling included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Pilates classes/lessons not included
  • Room service not included
  • Minibar not included
  • Yoga classes/lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks included
  • Minibar beverages - restrictions apply
  • Gratuities not included
  • One or more venues limit dining availability
  • One or more venues limit beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Some rates at Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Sit back and relax on the beach with free beach club on site, cabanas (surcharge), and umbrellas. At Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa you can cool off in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. This beach hotel also offers a spa tub, a fitness center, and a garden.

  • 195 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 33 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1985
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Bar on the beach
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa offers 195 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Irons/ironing boards, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Cocina - Overlooking the garden, this diner specializes in Mexican cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Las Olas - This beachfront buffet restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fuego Restaurante y Bar - This beach fine-dining restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Agave - This sports bar overlooks the garden. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Itzi Pool Bar - This brewpub is located by the pool. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

Revive has 1 treatment room. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property is located near several bars and nightclubs, which may be disturbing to the peace and quiet of the resort.

Guests may be subject to health screenings for COVID-19 at the property.

The listed mandatory service fee, collected at check-in, applies to All-Inclusive bookings only.

Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 4 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 29.75 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 20 lbs per pet)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Parties and events are allowed on site

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Parties and events are allowed on site.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 90 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a USD 35 fee; reservations are required for on-site testing. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Events/parties allowed
  • Onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR) is available
  • Onsite COVID-19 testing (Antigen) is available
  • Smoke detector
  • Reservations are required for onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for COVID-19 test requirement: 10
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 4
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 40 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 40 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 40 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 80
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per child: USD 40 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Service fee: USD 15 per person, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 19 for adults and USD 19 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 302 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 302 (roundtrip), (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 10 per day (16 ft away)
  • Pet fee: USD 29.75 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Mahekal
  • Mahekal Beach
  • Mahekal Beach Playa del Carmen
  • Mahekal Beach Resort
  • Mahekal Beach Resort Playa del Carmen
  • Mahekal Resort
  • Mahekal Beach Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Mahekal Beach Resort Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Shangri La Caribe Hotel
  • Shangri La Caribe Playa Del Carmen

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 4 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.