Nestled between the dense Riviera Maya jungle and Playa del Carmen’s largest stretch of beach, Mahekal Beach Resort recently re-opened after a $10 million dollar renovation. The beach resort features 122 rooms located in individual thatched-roof bungalows. Amenities include two brand new swimming pools, a new seaside Jacuzzi, two completely renovated restaurants (Las Olas and Cocina) and three new bars (Boli’s, Itzi and Las Olas).

“We are proud to bring our vision to life and introduce Mahekal Beach Resort to travelers worldwide,” says Lamont Meek, Chief Operating Officer of Circa Capital (co-owner and manager of Mahekal). “It is our priority to deliver magical moments to guests by offering authentic experiences, warm and dedicated staff, exceptional amenities and a relaxed ambiance leaving visitors stress-free and transformed.”

Inspired by the book, “GypSet Style” by Julia Chaplin, Mahekal’s interior design is bohemian gypsy infused with Mexican, colorful accents. Standout designs range from Missoni-esque fabrics in the eclectic lobby and fireplace seating area, to bright orange ping pong tables and cobalt blue billiard tables in Boli’s (main lobby bar and activity center). All room types feature individual outdoor terraces and personal hammocks, with hand-laid stone pathways leading to each individual door step. Oceanfront accommodations are located directly on the beach, just 10 steps from the water, and come equipped with personal plunge pools.

Mahekal is located on the beach, but also only a few steps away from vibrant nightlife and local culture along the famed 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida), a bustling pedestrian area complete with famed shopping, bars/lounges and multinational cuisines. Nearby excursions are available as well, ranging from exploring ancient Mayan life in Tulum to swimming through underwater caves at Xcaret!.

Image Credits: Photos courtesy of Mahekal Beach Resort.