Nestled along a one-mile stretch of pristine beach, Mandarina is the most significant new resort and residential community to grace the shores of Mexico in decades and will draw the most discerning buyers and travelers from around the world to Riviera Nayarit. Just under one hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Mandarina will feature one of the world’s first collections of One&Only branded residences, designed by the renowned Rick Joy Architects. One&Only Private Homes will debut alongside One&Only Mandarina, Rosewood Residences and Rosewood Mandarina, as well as the world-class Mandarina Polo and Equestrian Club replete with state-of-the-art polo grounds, dressage and jumping arenas, stables and more.
The long and storied history of the land, which encompasses soaring mountain peaks, sandy shores, rolling green flatlands and a lush, tropical jungle, is ever present and preserved at Mandarina. Each evening as the sun sets, a fire will light at the end of The Jetty, which stretches out across the blue ocean, symbolizing the center of a long-dormant volcano that created this dramatic landscape many years ago. Amidst the enduring natural wonder, an extraordinary destination awaits, offering world-class cuisine, blissful wellness, tailored adventures, endless exploration and unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages.
Mandarina is situated along the pristine Riviera Nayarit, a nearly 200-mile stretch of coastline in the Western Mexican State of Nayarit, between the forested mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Pacific Ocean. Offering absolute privacy, Mandarina is a less than one-hour drive from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, which welcomes thousands of passengers daily from U.S., Canadian and Mexican cities as well as a host of other global destinations.
Just a short 15-minute drive south of Mandarina is the quaint seaside town of Sayulita. Known for its premier surfing, Sayulita’s streets bustle with activity where scores of visitors enjoy casual to fine dining. Local craftsmen offer artisanal, handmade gifts and goods and unique fashion boutiques line the winding cobbled streets.
ONE&ONLY PRIVATE HOMES
Among the first collection of One&Only villas to own in the world, One&Only Private Homes at Mandarina features 55 villas offering innovative, contemporary architecture that harmonizes eloquently with the landscape. Designed by Rick Joy Architects, each villa is architecturally unique and envisioned specifically for its location along the southern peak to capture the most favorable ocean views. Four, five and eight-bedroom floor plans range in size from approximately 7,500 to 13,500 square feet, providing a genuine sense of indoor/outdoor living with interior spaces connecting seamlessly to terrace, pool and garden areas. Featuring an infinity-edged pool overlooking the jungle, coastline and ocean, each villa is nestled into the lush, tropical surroundings and masterfully positioned for privacy and peace. The 108-room One&Only Mandarina will debut in Winter 2019/2020.
Publicly listed RLH Properties has enlisted developer partner RSC Development for Mandarina and One&Only Private Homes at Mandarina. Focused on the acquisition and development of high-end hotel assets in the main urban centers and tourist destinations of Mexico and the Caribbean, RLH Properties is overseeing the development of One&Only Mandarina and Rosewood Mandarina. As the second largest publicly listed hotel owner and developer in Mexico, RLH Properties has an impressive portfolio including Four Seasons Mexico City and Mayakoba in Cancun.
Developer partner RSC Development is at the forefront of real estate development innovation in Mexico. RSC Development consults and oversees strategic projects, beginning with the initial land acquisition through the entire cycle of development and sales. Over the past 12 years, RSC Development President and CEO, Ricardo Santa Cruz, has negotiated 4,000 acres of strategic land acquisitions throughout Mexico for development purposes and secured more than $90 million of investment capital. RSC Development brings a thoughtful, global vision to how properties are conceptualized, constructed and presented to the world.
Rick Joy Architects, based in Tucson, Arizona, is Mandarina’s architect. His award-winning practice has extensive experience with lifestyle-based projects, including the acclaimed Amangiri resort in Utah. He is renowned for climate responsive and landscape sensitive work, making buildings that belong in their place. At Mandarina, the design stems from a detailed site analysis, investigating the geology, climate, views, availability of local materials and ‘the building culture of place.’ To understand how the site influenced previous lifestyles, the team looked at how people have lived in this area over time. The result is architecture that is at one with the site and its heritage.
MANDARINA POLO AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB
One of the most unique and exceptional offerings within Mandarina is the world- class Mandarina Polo and Equestrian Club, featuring outstanding facilities, where riders of all ages will gather, learn, practice and compete. The club will host several international sporting events each year and will feature a clubhouse, arenas, two tournament size polo fields, polo lounge, pro shop, horse boarding and veterinary clinic onsite.
Extending over the sea in front of the One&Only Majahua Beach Club, The Jetty creates a harbor and haven for swimmers and for residents and guests to set forth on their sea-faring adventures.
The One&Only Spa will comprise individual, open-air treatment rooms beneath the trees, providing an authentically holistic, nature-driven wellness experience.
ONE&ONLY MAJAHUA BEACH CLUB
Along the tranquil waters of the Pacific adjacent to The Jetty, the One&Only Majahua Beach Club features pools, beachside terraces, dining and massage spaces.
Overlooking The Jetty and beyond from a tropical setting, The Plateau is the place for all-day dining, taking a dip in the pools with family and friends or browsing the boutique.
From the southernmost location of Mandarina, The Point, an adult-only destination, is situated along the mountainside, capturing some of the community’s most spectacular sunset views from its dramatic pool terrace and the exquisitely designed indoor/outdoor restaurant.
CANALAN BEACH CLUB
Situated along Mandarina’s one-mile stretch of soft-sand beach, Canalan Beach Club will feature a beachside swimming pool, casual dining and water activities for adventurists of all ages.
THE FARM & RESTAURANT
Situated in the lush, flatlands of Mandarina, The Farm will feature locally-grown produce, an authentic, farm-to-table restaurant and educational programming for children to interact with the animals who will thrive here.
Miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails wind through Mandarina, from easy walking trails to mountain running trails that connect the mountainsides of One&Only Mandarina with the tropical rainforests, Flatlands and the beaches.
Winding through the Flatlands at Mandarina, the estuary is home to numerous ecosystems, nourishing a diverse coastal plant and animal life. Residents and guests may explore its waters by kayak or stand-up paddle board, watching and listening for the hundreds of species of birds that inhabit the area.
Residents at One&Only Private Homes enjoy a host of residential services designed to make ownership within Mandarina effortless. Among the custom-tailored services are property management, charging privileges at all hotel amenities, in- residence private dining and spa services, personal training sessions, travel arrangements, personal shopping, laundry and dry cleaning, medical services and boat moorage at The Jetty.
Situated on a mountain peak, beside Mandarina’s ethereal estuary and lagoon, the Rosewood Mandarina offers residents and guests an immersive experience individualized for the Mandarina lifestyle. Rosewood Mandarina will feature a distinct, residential-style resort, a collection of private residences, an array of culinary offerings, a beach club, and a signature Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Residents and guests will be treated to the Rosewood brand of award-winning “relationship hospitality,” which delivers warm and genuine service with passion and dedication.
*Originally posted on Luxe Getaways