Relax at a Pristine Playa del Carmen Beach Resort

Sink Your Toes in the Sand

A stay in Playa del Carmen isn't complete without time spent on the beach. Mahekal Beach Resort, a premier Playa del Carmen beach resort, offers guests 920 feet of soft sand and crystalline Caribbean water. Our Playa del Carmen hotel also has several refreshing pools.

Bliss begins here.


Experience the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach in Playa at one of the most sumptuous Playa del Carmen beach resorts. Mahekal Beach Resort offers 920 feet of incredible beach kissed by crystal clear Caribbean waters. Thatched-roof cabanas and lounge chairs make relaxing on the beach an indulgent experience for relaxing or people watching. We do have fluctuations in the width of our beach at times during the year, due to storms, and marine conditions.  Summer months usually produce the widest beach.

Our attentive staff is always available to bring you a cool cocktail or snack to enjoy. Listen to the waves lapping on the shore and lose yourself in the balmy tropical breeze at this luxurious Playa del Carmen beachfront hotel.


Mahekal Beach Resort is a standout among Playa del Carmen hotels with pools. Each of our resort-style swimming pools provides a soothing tropical experience, yet are slightly different in ambiance and amenities. Relax in comfortable lounge chairs surrounding the sparkling waters of our inviting pools.

Las Olas Pool

The Las Olas Pool and hot tub is located beachfront, in what many of our past guests know as the Aventura section of the resort. Enjoy drinks or dine poolside at our Las Olas Bar, overlooking the pool. And yes, Happy Hour is offered nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We also offer specialty dinner nights -- such as our Mexican Street Festival -- poolside at Las Olas. This pool is the best pool for beach watching, or alternating between the beach and the pool; it also gets great sunlight all day for those wanting to work on a tan.

Itzi Pool

Itzi pool is located in the middle of the resort, and is home to our signature swings. Guests are encouraged to indulge in delicious drinks from our pool bar Itzi, serving enticing cocktails and light meals. It's the perfect way to enjoy the cool whisper of the Caribbean breeze. Itzi pool has a gentle sloping entry and is surrounded by chaise lounges, and features several seats at a swim-up bar.

Fuego Pool

Be sure to visit the resort's newest heated swimming pool with a hot tub, ideally located between the bungalows and adjacent to the new restaurant and beachfront bar, Fuego Restaurante y Cantina. This pool also features several covered cabana style day beds - perfect for relaxing out of the sun for couples or a great place for the little ones to nap when they are tired.

Treehouse Pool 

The smallest, yet most serene, of our four pools, is located amidst the trees and most beautiful garden area at Mahekal Beach Resort.  This pool has an abundance of nature surrounding it; from iguanas walking up nearby trees, to birds, and lush foliage.  You'll also hear several of the nearby fountains that line the Treehouse section, and the pool is accented by fire bowls.  This is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil pool setting.

Private Plunge Pools

Don't forget that many of our Oceanfront Casitas have private plunge pools attached to their terraces. including the Haciendas two bedroom suite.  Likewise, our new Beach Houses have plunge pools on the ground floor units.  We also offer the La Familia Garden View Palapa Suite with two free standing casitas sharing a plunge pool between them with a large shared patio.  (To book a La Familia Suite, or the Oceanfront Haciendas two bedroom suite; please contact the Resort directly.)