If you’ve been searching endlessly for the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing honeymoon or a beautifully intimate wedding right on the beach, you can stop. Mahekal Beach Resort offers both! Located just 40 minutes from Cancun in lively Playa Del Carmen, Mahekal provides a calming connection to Mayan tradition and modern luxury. From the moment I arrived as an invited guest of Mahekal it was obvious why it had been named after the Mayan word for magical!

While Mahekal is obviously perfect for destination weddings, it is also perfect for honeymoons. You will wake up each day with the tough choice between lounging by the pool, or under an ocean cabana. If you’re adventurous, Mahekal also offers trips through Vida Aquaticato wildly beautiful cenotes (underwater caves) and coral reefs for snorkeling and diving. If exploring the ocean from above sounds good, fishing trips can be arranged as well. Want to unwind even more? Take advantage of the couple’s massage at Revive Spa

From my light filled honeymoon suite (known as the Adults-Only Penthouse) complete with a veranda overlooking the beach, hammock, and outdoor shower, I opened the windows and doors and never closed them. The breeze and sounds of the waves helped make my experience truly special. Each guest of Mahekal stays in an opulent palapa bungalow built in the Mayan style. Spacious rooms and gorgeous views of the immaculate grounds area a given. All of this combined to create a feeling that this is more than just a resort, but a true connection to the Mayan culture of the Yucatan peninsula.

One aspect that truly sets Mahekal apart from other resorts in the Yucatan is how close they are to the city of Playa Del Carmen. At some point, you may want to expand your horizons by exploring the city, eating dinner, or shopping on 5th Avenue. Whether you’re looking for a venue for your dream wedding or planning the perfect honeymoons, Mahekal goes the extra mile to make sure that you’ll never forget it.