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Mahekal Beach Resort

Weddings At Mahekal Beach Resort | Our Honest Review

Considering the Mahekal Beach Resort for your dream destination wedding?

Playa del Carmen boasts 100+ resorts and hotels. So what sets Mahekal Beach Resort apart?

Get ready for the lowdown!

Our certified wedding specialists are sharing all the details – wedding packages, prices, pros, cons, photos, everything. 

Ready to see if this resort’s the one for your big day?

Let’s dive in!

Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen is a captivating beachfront retreat.

It offers an authentic Mexican experience, with thatched-roof accommodations blending modern comforts with traditional aesthetics.

Mahekal’s commitment to sustainability and preserving the local culture earns accolades from eco-conscious guests.

The resort features 4 stunning pools surrounded by tropical landscapes.

fuego pool at mahekal beach resort playa del carmen

We love the variety of dining options here, including the fresh seafood served at seaside restaurants.

Need to relax before your wedding day? We recommend a Mayan-inspired treatment at their Revive Spa.

The resort’s in-town location means it’s only steps away from shops, boutiques, clubs and restaurants.

In fact, our certified wedding specialist Nadiya says, “it’s as if you were in Akumal or Tulum, but right in the center of Playa del Carmen!”

Mahekal Beach Resort offers 3 exceptional packages.

We love how each package is carefully designed to suit different preferences.

3 wedding packages include:

  1. Yes I Do – $1,490 for 20 guests
  2. Pure Love – $1,990 for 20 guests
  3. Tie The Knot – $4,990 for 20 guests

Invite more guests for $49 to $109 per guest, depending on the wedding package.

beach wedding venue at mahekal beach resort

Tie The Knot Wedding Package:

The Tie The Knot wedding package is our top pick.

It’s designed to give a truly lavish and unforgettable wedding experience.

For $4,990, you get:
  • Venue for ceremony.
  • Officiant for symbolic ceremony.
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere.
  • Sparkling wine toast.
  • Speaker and microphone for ceremony.
  • Rose petals for the aisle.
  • Cocktail party with 2-hour open bar.
  • Reception dinner with 3-course meal + 3-hour open bar.
  • and many other services!

At Mahekal Beach Resort, you’ve got 5 incredible venues to host your wedding and reception.

Whether it’s a beachfront ceremony or a romantic poolside setting, this resort has your perfect match.

1. Fuego Beach

This venue’s a slice of paradise!

It’s got a laid-back vibe with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

We love that the wedding setup can be done just the way you want.

  • Ceremony – up to 125 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 150 guests
  • Reception – up to 100 guests

Fuego Beach wedding venue at mahekal beach resort

2. Las Olas Deck

This poolside venue is totally unique and has views for days! 

We recommend it if you want an intimate, outdoor celebration that isn’t on the beach.

  • Ceremony – up to 50 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 80 guests
  • Reception – up to 50 guests

Las Olas Deck venue at mahekal beach resort

3. Garden

The garden venue’s as dreamy as it gets!

It’s got lush greenery, vibrant tropical flowers, and a cozy, intimate setting.

  • Ceremony – up to 50 guests

wedding taking place in the garden venue at mahekal beach resort

4. Cocina Palapa 

This charming Mexican restaurant can be turned into a fabulous venue if you want. 

We generally recommend it for reception dinners. 

  • Ceremony – up to 170 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 200 guests
  • Reception – up to 170 guests

Cocina Palapa wedding venue at mahekal beach resort

5. Las Olas Restaurant

The Las Olas restaurant is perfect for a wedding reception or for hosting a party.

Featuring a thatched roof, the indoor setting boasts an inviting atmosphere. 

  • Cocktail hour – up to 150 guests
  • Reception – up to 125 guests

Las Olas Restaurant venue mahekal beach resort

Mahekal Beach Resort caters to all weddings, including same-sex weddings.

Whichever package and venue you choose, your wedding here will be designed to celebrate your love.

2 grooms at their beach wedding

Need help with documentation? Our wedding experts can guide you every step of the way. 

Mahekal Beach Resort has got 196 accommodations including bungalows, Haciendas, beach houses, suites, and rooms.

The palapa-style bungalows and beach houses are our favorites – they have Mayan-inspired architecture with thatched roofs, local décor, and traditional materials.

Plus, they’ve got connecting rooms and haciendas, perfect for larger groups or families joining in for your wedding celebrations.

oasis suite at mahekal beach resort

You get to choose from 23 accommodation categories…
  1. Beach House King Plunge Pool
  2. Beach House King Palapa
  3. Oceanfront King
  4. Oceanfront 2 Queen Beds
  5. Oceanfront King Plunge Pool
  6. Oceanfront 2 Queen Beds Plunge Pool
  7. Penthouse King
  8. La Residencia
  9. La Residencia Connecting Room Two Beds
  10. Ocean-View King
  11. Ocean-View Two Queen Beds
  12. Ocean-View King Palapa
  13. Ocean-View Palapa Two Queen Beds
  14. Oasis King
  15. Oasis Two Queen Beds
  16. Oasis King Palapa
  17. Oasis Two Queen Beds Palapa
  18. Oasis Suite
  19. Garden-View King
  20. Garden-View Two Double Beds
  21. Garden-View Palapa King
  22. Garden-View Palapa Two Double Beds
  23. La Familia Garden-View Palapa Casitas

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the Beach House King Plunge Pool!

beach house plunge pool at mahekal beach resort

The Beach House King Plunge Pool is a slice of Mayan-inspired paradise.

It’s got elegant stone and wood accents that portray the traditional architecture of the region.

The attached deck comes with a private plunge pool and comfy furnishings, setting the scene for romantic evenings.

Now, for the amenities: Wi-Fi, an in-room safe (laptop-friendly), and a separate cozy sitting area.

Plus you’ll have indoor and outdoor showers (yes, there’s a moon shower too!), bathrobes, slippers, and organic bath amenities inspired by the Mayan culture.

You also get a double vanity, mini-fridge, mini walk-in closet, personal air conditioning controls, and umbrellas for those sunny beach days.

Kick back and relax with a handcrafted cocktail at any of their 4 pools – two of them even come with hot tubs.

And one’s an infinity edge pool. 

The Oasis pool, surrounded by a lush garden, even has iguanas walking up the trees, and plenty of birds to keep you company. pool at mahekal beach resort

The resort boasts 920 feet of a coastline kissed by crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

There are plenty of thatched-roof palapas and lounge chairs for you to relax in. 

They also have a Sandbox with hammocks, lounge seating, and Bali beds.

At Mahekal Beach Resort, dining is a delight!

It’s got 5 restaurants, 2 bars, and an adorable ice cream parlor serving homemade helado.

But our favorite is the Casita Maya dining experience – you get to indulge in authentic Mayan cuisine.

Trust me, it’s a must-try!

restaurant at mahekal beach resort

5 restaurant options include… 

  1. Fuego Restaurant y Cantina | global cuisine with a Mexican flair
  2. Las Olas | global cuisine
  3. Cocina | Mexican and Latin American cuisine
  4. Casita Maya | classic Mayan cooking 
  5. Sandbox | global cuisine and handcrafted cocktails

sandbox at mahekal beach resort

This resort is a hub of fun!

Whether it’s poolside games or indulgent massages, there’s always something fantastic going on.

spa at mahekal beach resort

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Casita Maya Reading and Painting Corner
  • Bicycling
  • Tours to ancient Mayan sites
  • Scuba diving
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Pool tables and table tennis
  • Boutique featuring art, crafts, and jewelry from various regions of Mexico
Q. How many rooms does Mahekal Beach Resort have?

The resort has 196 accommodations including rooms, suites, palapas, penthouses, and bungalows. 

Q. How far is the town from Mahekal Beach Resort?

The resort is located super close to downtown Playa del Carmen. It’s just 2 blocks from the famous 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida).

Q. Are pets allowed at Mahekal Beach Resort?

Yes, they are a pet-friendly resort. But only small cats, and dogs weighing under 25 pounds are allowed.

Q. Does Mahekal Beach Resort have a gym?

Yes, they have a gym that’s open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Q. How far is the Mahekal Beach Resort from the airport?

The resort is approximately 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.

sunrise over the beach and pool at mahekal beach resort

Mahekal Beach Resort is hands down the ultimate location for saying “I do”!

It’s got cozy accommodations, amazing venues and packages, and mouthwatering cuisine.

But I asked our certified wedding specialists for the insider scoop.

Here’s what they said 👇

beach reception setup at mahekal beach resort

Things we love: 
  1. Sustainable resort dedicated to eco-friendly practices.
  2. Beautiful venues.
  3. We love the food here!  
  4. Close to downtown’s restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping.
  5. Beautiful accommodations.
  6. Mayan treatments at the spa.
Things we don’t love: 
  1. We’ve encountered challenges while negotiating wedding packages for our couples.
  2. Few guests have complained about no TVs in the rooms.
  3. Beachfront rooms can get noisy.
  4. Seaweed can be a huge problem on the beach.
Mahekal Beach Resort is stunning. It mirrors the tranquil vibe of Akumal or Tulum, yet is conveniently located right in the heart of Playa del Carmen!

mahekal beach resort beach and accommodation

Still unsure? 

Take a look at these 3 similar resorts that could be perfect for your wedding. 

  1. El Dorado Maroma
  2. El Dorado Royale
  3. El Dorado Seaside Palms

Unsure if Mahekal Beach Resort’s the way to go? 

We can help!

Our team at has planned 100s of weddings at all-inclusive resorts.

We’ll hold your hand in finding the perfect resort.

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a free consultation.

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