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ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN & DAY OF THE DEAD EXPERIENCE
VACAYA returns to Mexico just in time for Halloween & Day of the Dead 2024 with an all-new vacation experience that delivers the quality you’ve come to expect from VACAYA without breaking the bank.
Located on a prime stretch of beach in Playa del Carmen, Mahekal Resort is all ours October 27 – November 3, 2024! Nestled between a lush jungle ecosystem and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Mahekal is a flourishing oasis surrounded by a thriving tropical forest, seamlessly integrating the resort into the landscape. Towering palm trees, exotic flora, and tropical birds create a natural symphony, harmonizing with the Mayan-inspired design. Whether in beachfront bungalows or garden view casitas, the resort offers a serene retreat that enhances the captivating beauty of Riviera Maya.
The architecture of Mahekal Beach Resort blends a fusion of Mexican design and contemporary comforts. Accommodations range from spacious beachfront bungalows with plunge pools and private sand with loungers to cozy garden view rooms with extra-large private patios and hammocks, immersing you in the natural beauty of the lush jungle and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
In Mexico, the confluence of Halloween and Day of the Dead creates a spellbinding tapestry of enchantment, where vibrant costumes, flickering candles, and the aroma of marigolds weave together to summon a mystical celebration that bridges the worlds of the living and the departed.
So, leave the planning to us and get ready to live your tropical dreams on this exceptional “land cruise”* from VACAYA!
*One of our guests recently described our resort programs as a “land cruise,” and we loved it! Our resorts have all the elements you love about our big-ship cruises combined with fabulous relaxation that’s sure to recharge those batteries.
Awards & Accolades
Renowned for its excellence in hospitality, Mahekal Beach Resort has garnered prestigious accolades, including being recognized among the Travel and Leisure’s Best 25 Hotels in Mexico and Forbes’ Best Boutique All-Inclusive Resort, a testament to the resort’s commitment to providing you with an exceptional and unforgettable stay in the heart of Playa del Carmen.
Boasting 3 premium restaurants (2 are beachside), 7 distinct bars (including beach and pool service), a theater, a spa, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, and 5 pools (including one clothing optional), VACAYA Oasis @ Mahekal is the all-inclusive vacation of your dreams at a price point that can’t be beat. EVERY meal, EVERY drink, EVERY party, EVERY show, and EVERY social activity is included – all for one great price!
LGBT+ RESORT TAKEOVER
TROPICAL OASIS AT THE SEASHORE
CITY CENTER JUST STEPS AWAY
5 SPARKLING SWIMMING POOLS
1 CLOTHING OPTIONAL POOL
3 DELICIOUS DINING EXPERIENCES
BARS AT EVERY TURN
FUN & FRIENDLY PARTIES
WELCOMING LOCAL RESORT STAFF
ALL ARE WELCOME
OUR BEST VACATION VALUE – INCLUSIVE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!
All-inclusive resorts offer an amazing value for any cost-conscious traveler, and Mahekal offers all that, along with a level of comfy accommodations you can sink into at an affordable all-in price point. And with all the added VACAYA benefits – from signature entertainment and welcoming parties to endless social activities and non-stop fun – it’s also a great value. And with activities like beach volleyball, yoga, oceanfront swimming pools, and hot tubs with waiter service, you’ll quickly discover the perfect combo of relaxation and adventure. Explore all the inclusions and judge for yourself the value of this all-inclusive resort experience from VACAYA:
- 7 Nights of beautiful traditional villa or casita accommodations with personal hammocks
- Unlimited drinks at 7 distinct bars, including poolside and beachside service
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks served daily in multiple restaurants and bars
- 5 Sparkling Pools, including one Clothing Optional Pool
- Red Light District nightly from 10pm-2am
- Minibar refreshed daily
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Classes
- Wi-Fi Resort-wide
- And of course, all the VACAYA signature activities, pool gaymes, parties, and entertainment
Be In The Know
- Select premium labels are included in a premium package for sale at the resort. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
- Some of the menu options like lobster have an additional cost.
- Room Service is available, with a la carte menu prices.
GATEWAY TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
CLOTHING OPTIONAL VILLAGE & WADING POOL
A TRADITIONAL MAYAN VILLAGE IN THE HEART OF PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The Spanish word, MAHEKAL, translates to “MAGICAL” and that describes this resort perfectly. The resort, the very first to open in Playa del Carmen, debuted 33 years ago with six beachfront grass-thatched huts, without electricity, in the middle of what was then a jungle. Over time, the property expanded to its current 195 beach front villas and jungle casitas, adding such amenities as ceiling fans and air conditioning.
TAKE A TOUR OF THE RESORT
LAS OLAS POOL, JACUZZI, & BAR
ITZI POOL & BAR
FUGO POOL, BAR, & JACUZZI
CLOTHING OPTIONAL POOL & VILLAGE-WITHIN-A-VILLAGE
THE OASIS POOL & VILLAGE
LAS OLAS RESTAURANT & BAR
FUEGO RESTAURANT & BAR
COCINA RESTAURANT & BAR
AGAVE SPORTS BAR
CLEBRE VACAYA THEATER & BAR
COMFY. COZY. PERFECT FOR THE VACAYANS.
IDEALLY LOCATED FOR FUN
LIVE THE SUITE LIFE
LIVE THE SUITE LIFE
COZUMEL… A FERRY AWAY
COZUMEL… A FERRY AWAY
CABANAS WITH WAITER SERVICE
CABANAS WITH WAITER SERVICE
VACAYA OASIS DAILY ITINERARY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2024
Smiles, Everyone, Smiles! Welcome to Mahekal Beach Resort! The V Team will welcome you as you arrive at the resort for a breezy check in. We’re easy to spot in our colorful VACAYA polo shirts made of recycled water bottles and we’re eager to make your vacation dreams come true. An amazing lunch awaits, followed by a casual walk around the resort. Is a dip in one of the freshwater pools what you crave this afternoon? Or maybe you’re ready to take in your first spa treatment at our holistic spa and wellness center? An amazing dinner at one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants and our signature “This is Me” party are on tap for your first evening, so get ready to flash your smile and say hello to all your new friends!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2024
SUN’S OUT! BUNS OUT!
Our first V-Dance of the week takes place this afternoon! So, be ready for the unexpected! Feeling adventurous? Want to avoid tan lines and a sand-filled swimsuit? Why not go au natural at our clothing optional oasis and wading pool? If being naked isn’t your definition of utopia (and we totally understand if it’s not), maybe try a little volleyball on the beach. Or how about a Mexican cuisine cooking or mixology class? No matter your “state of dress” preference for the afternoon, we’ve got something to suit just about everyone! After a sumptuous dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants, don’t miss the chance to dance poolside as we celebrate the night away!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2024
THE SPA & FIFTH AVENUE SHOPS CALL
The Riviera Maya sun shines brightly today as everyone settles in at the resort. Is today the day you experience Revive Spa’s pampering treatments? Or are you looking to explore the city center? Mahekal is just steps away from world-renowned Fifth Avenue, a lively pedestrian walkway that offers dining, nightlife, and endless shopping opportunities at internationally recognized boutiques. Can’t decide? We don’t blame you. There’s so much to see and do!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2024
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES
We’ve reached the midpoint of our time here in Mexico and the choices for today abound! Will you take advantage of one of the excursions and head off to the Mayan Ruins to explore the ancient sites? Or will you explore the crystal-clear waters of Xcaret, a water themed eco-archaeological park? Or are you looking to expand your friend circle through one of our signature social mixers? Here, you literally can have it all!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2024
It’s Halloween and VACAYA and Mahekal are ready with both tricks AND treats! Tonight, don’t miss our Halloween Costume Extravaganza poolside before we dance the night away. You’ll have the chance to walk away with our coveted “ZZOLO” Award. We know… many of you have NO IDEA what that is, but you will soon enough. And we promise… it’s worth it!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2024
RELAX. REFRESH. REJUVENATE.
Where does the time go? Mahekal Beach Resort’s nearly unlimited inclusions, adventure, rejuvenation, and connections are waiting to be discovered around every corner. No matter your choice, you’ve entered UTOPIA and it’ll be hard to say goodbye… guaranteed. But… we’re going out in style with our biggest party of the week tonight! So, be ready!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2024
DAY OF THE DEAD
It’s hard to believe our time together is almost over, but what a way to go out! Today is hands down the most special day of our week here in Mexico. It’s Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead), Mexico’s celebrated holiday for those who’ve moved on to the spiritual world. It’s a day like no other in the world and we’ll first celebrate it here at the resort with our final V-Dance and then with our Mexican brothers and sisters out and about in the Playa del Carmen City Center.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2024
Parting is such sweet sorrow. Our time here in Mexico officially comes to an end today. Many of you will, of course, extend your stay here at Mahekal Beach Resort and other hotels in the area, while many others will return home today. Whether you stay here or head home, we wish you the safest of journeys.
ROOMS & PRICING
When you book online directly with VACAYA, you’ll enjoy 24×7 access to your booking information, Pay-In-Full bonus offers, No-interest Monthly Payments, AIRLINE DISCOUNTS, and our BEST RATE GUARANTEE!
If you’re a Solo Traveler, we offer some great recommendations for finding a roommate HERE.
From stunning suites to our more affordable casitas nestled in the jungle, you’ve never been able to have so much for so little. You’re sure to find your perfect 4-Diamond home-away-from-home at a price point that works for your budget…
Garden View – Oasis
Garden View – Clothing Optional
Ocean Front – Premium
TAXES, ADMIN FEES, & PRE-PAID GRATUITIES
Taxes, admin fees, and pre-paid gratuities are 314 USD per person.
100% of your pre-paid gratuities go to resort staffers, including your room attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.
ACCESSIBILITY OF THE RESORT
Mahekal Resort has limitations in regard to accessibility. If you’re considering joining us for this Mexican adventure, it’s important you understand the various conditions:
- The resort covers 7 acres, not all of which are navigable by pathway. Many of the pathways that exist between the rooms and the resort’s public facilities are sandy wood-slatted walkways.
- All rooms except the two designated accessible rooms have steps to enter (the two accessible rooms have already been sold). Rooms on the first floor have several steps to reach the entryway. Rooms on the second floor have a full set of stairs to reach the landing.
- The city of Playa del Carmen is not traversable by wheelchair/scooter. Street curbs are high (to protect the buildings from flooding) and ramps are few and far between.
While VACAYA welcomes all guests, ultimately, if you decide to join us, you’re acknowledging that you understand these limitations and are capable of making any necessary adjustments on your own (or with a caregiver) to ensure your enjoyment of the facilities and surrounding areas.
If you’d like to know more specific details, we’ll be happy to put you in direct contact with our resort partners. They can help answer any additional questions you may have.
Solo guests in their own stateroom pay single taxes, admin fees, and pre-paid gratuities.
3+ GUESTS IN A ROOM
The fare for 3rd and 4th guests is 997 USD each in all staterooms and suites.
Room descriptions, sizing, and view specifics have been provided to us by Mahekal and VACAYA is not responsible for incorrect information. Room layouts and views can vary within the same category.
INITIAL DEPOSIT SCHEDULE
- Upon booking outside of 300 Days – 10%.
- At 300 Days (January 1, 2024) – 25%.
- At 240 Days (March 1, 2024) – 50%.
- At 180 Days (April 30, 2024) – 75%.
- At 120 Days (June 29, 2024) – 100%.
- Upon booking through 300 Days (January 1, 2024) – 10% of total.
- From 299 (January 2, 2024) to 240 Days (March 1, 2024) – 20% of total.
- From 239 (March 2, 2024, 2024) to 180 Days (April 30, 2024) – 40% of total.
- From 179 (May 1, 2024) to 120 Days (June 29, 2024) – 60% of total.
- From 119 (June 30, 2024) to 90 Days (July 29, 2024) – 80% of total.
- From 89 (July 30, 2024) to 0 Days (October 27, 2024) – 100% of total.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
- Flights from your home city to Cancun, Mexico
- Airport Transfers to/from Mahekal
- Spa Services
- Gift Shop Purchases
- Optional Excursions
- Premium Beverage Packages
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Be sure to read VACAYA’s Terms & Conditions, which include the Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policies for all reservations. Please note that cancellation fees apply from the time of booking.
Don’t see your first choice in room category? Upgrades that become available will be prioritized to guests who’ve already booked their second choice. To jump on our upgrade waitlist, book your second choice and then email your desired category to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your reservation number and full name. We’ll reach out to you if your name reaches the top of the upgrade availability list. Subject to upgrade charges.
PAY IN FULL OPTION
You may pay in full at the time of booking. Unless you later modify your reservation, no further payments will be necessary.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 1st day of the month, the 15th, or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book). Payments will be charged to your credit card on file. If your credit card details change at any time, simply update the info in our system prior to your next month’s payment date. Please note declined payments are subject to a convenience fee. For more information, explore our Automatic Billing FAQs and our Terms & Conditions.
Although the pandemic is over, Covid-19 is in our lives for the foreseeable future. So, after all we’ve been through, our rationale for recommending Trip Insurance stands. And we recommend “Cancel For Any Reason” insurance. CFAR has quickly risen in popularity, and for good reason. If you decide you don’t want to travel after the cancellation penalty period has begun, this type of insurance covers a good portion of your cancellation fees. Having coverage is also a great way to help honor your Social Contract with VACAYA.
So go ahead and buy that bucket list trip, but protect your health and your investment by purchasing Trip Insurance. ❤️