Hotel at a Glance: Mahekal Beach Resort
There’s a word for the breezy, yet exotic style of Mahekal Beach Resort, and it’s “GypSet Style.” If that doesn’t immediately clear things up, picture this: crisp white linens, island-style thatched roofs, and pops of colorful Mexican accents. Outside the resort’s doors, this Bohemian-inspired paradise continues with four luxurious pools and 800 feet of white sand beaches.
- Margaritas on the beach: On the resort’s beach, attentive staff members are always available to bring you a snack or refill your cocktail.
- Grab a bite at one of the three on-site restaurants.
- A calming treat: Head to the spa for the Mayan Aloe Vera Treatment, which combines the powers of aloe vera and chamomile to soothe your sun-kissed skin.
- See what lies below the waves with a scuba lesson from the on-site dive center.
- Roast marshmallows for smores at the beachside firepit.
- Shop till you drop on Quinta Avenida, which is within walking distance of the resort.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called “the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula” by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa’s most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you’ll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum’s crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba’s enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world’s most beautiful.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Cancun International Airport (CUN) is 54.9 km (34 miles) from the property and approximately 46 minutes by car or taxi.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? This deal covers two guests. Please contact the property for additional guests.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included in this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.