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Mahekal Beach Resort vs Viceroy Riviera Maya

Viceroy Riviera Maya and Mahekal Beach Resort are both recommended by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Viceroy Riviera Maya scores significantly better than Mahekal Beach Resort. Viceroy Riviera Maya is ranked #2 in Playa del Carmen with endorsements from 7 publications including Travel + Leisure, Star Service and Afar Magazine.

Mahekal Beach Resort
8 / 10
Calle 38, Entre Avenida 5a y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710
From $217 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"With candy-colored palapa-roofed bungalows and a great location—on the sand but just two blocks from the town's upscale northern end—this may be the perfect beach resort." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"This massive Caribbean resort, which dates to 1982, may not be heaven on earth, but it does have white sand beach, a sea of shaded palapas, and an ocean of palm trees." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This “hotel-village” offers the most seductively comfortable version of the palm-roofed beach hut: spacious, beautifully decorated and with all modern amenities."
Oyster
Upper-middle-range
"A boho-chic, beachfront property, the upper-middle-range Mahekal Beach Resort has 122 rooms with garden or ocean views, many of which have thatched roof bungalows." Full review
Jetsetter
"Boho-chic sleep in Playa del Carmen, with 800 feet of soft sand, hammock-strung beach bungalows, and two pools." Full review
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Viceroy Riviera Maya
8 / 10
Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo 77710
From $525 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Oyster
Luxury
"With just 41 private villas, the Viceroy Riviera Maya attracts couples looking for a quiet, romantic retreat." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Formerly the Tides Riviera Maya." Full review
Star Service
"Apt alternatives include Hotel Esencia, A Seaside Estate and Belmond Maroma, though the wow-factor here is tailored in private, freestanding huts that create unique worlds unto themselves." Full review
Fodor's
"Punta Bete's most luxurious jungle-beach resort is as romantic and exotic as ever." Full review
Gayot
"Viceroy's signature urban-chic style blends seamlessly into its beachfront setting."
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