Set on Playa del Carmen’s 800 feet of sandy beach, Mahékal Beach Resort just completed a $10 million renovation. The property offers 122 thatched-roof bungalows with ocean views, plunge pools and terraces with hammocks. There are no TVs in the rooms, inviting you to unplug in a romantic setting. The concept is similar to the one at Little Palm Island in Florida. There is Wi-Fi if you need to check your email or update your Facebook page. Ask for an Ocean Front bungalow and you will be just steps from the water.
The resort has two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi with a view of the water, two restaurants and three bars. Vacation activities include ceramic painting classes, shopping, tours of ancient Mayan ruins, underwater cave exploration, swimming with dolphins, wine tasting and relaxing spa treatments. Rates start at $308 USD per night.
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