Located in Playa del Carmen, Mahekal Beach Resort is unlike any other resort in the area. With Mahekal meaning “magical” in the ancient Mayan language, this breathtaking location features hand-laid stone pathways, private palapa-style bungalows, open-air terraces, hammocks, personal plunge pools, and outdoor moon showers – all, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Mahekal’s interior design was curated by local Mexican architect, Hilda Espino, in partnership with the award-winning Dallas-based creative, Todd Fiscus. This collaboration has resulted in a bohemian gypsy aesthetic, infused with Mexican touches and colorful accents. Missoni-esque fabrics in the lobby and fireplace seating area, bright orange ping pong tables, and cobalt blue billiard tables in the main lobby bar are the perfect combination of modern luxury and Mexican tradition.

Indulge in unique experiences at the magical Mahekal with a gourmet Mayan feast served in a secluded jungle alcove, hands-on cooking lessons around a fire pit, pottery painting lessons, and diving along the Mesoamerican Reef. There’s also a Mayan-inspired spa with 100% organic, local-grown products.

Whether you choose to visit Mahekal for a destination wedding or honeymoon, the resort has curated special stargazing nights, available now through December 31, 2017. Imagine sitting on the largest stretch of beach in Playa del Carmen, dining al fresco, and taking in an unobstructed view of the moon and stars. This package includes “Star-tini” welcome cocktails, couple’s massages at the VIP couples cabin, turndown services with sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, and a “Once in a Blue Moon” snorkel trip with the Vida Aquatica Dive Shop.

Location: Mahekal Beach Resort