Article originally appeared in INMOBILIARE.
Few places in the world have the richness of wildlife, architecture, gastronomy, and culture that a world-class resort like One&Only Mandarina in the Riviera Nayarit has today, where nature and super luxury come together.
I was fortunate to be invited to this resort by the team at RLH Properties, a company that manages luxury and super-luxury hotels in Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Owner of eight hotels and a golf course, including the One&Only Mandarina located one hour north of the Puerto Vallarta airport.
Mandarina is a resort and residential destination designed on a masterplan with more than 257 hectares of beachfront property, which will feature, in its final phase, two hotels with 105 Only&Only Mandarina rooms and 140 Rosewood Mandarina rooms, in addition to 120 private residences across both brands.
Currently, only 55 villas are available for sale, which are among the first One&Only homes offered for ownership in the world. Each is unique, both in design and location, with ocean, mountain and rainforest views. Villas range from 800 to 1,600 square meters, with one- and two-story designs that feature infinity pools and are priced from $5.25 million to $18.2 million.
These villas are designed by Rick Joy Studio, who is one of the pioneering, high-profile architects focused on bringing nature back into the building equation. Each villa features 4, 5 and up to 8 bedrooms, and is a haven in all sensory senses. The architecture and interior design is in a balance with the surrounding nature, which is achieved with three different types of furniture packages that an owner can select from.
Major benefits for owners is privileges to all One&Only resort worldwide, which includes exclusive events, priority booking, special discounts, access to the international concierge, and access to its rental program, where the One&Only Mandarina team takes care of the management and marketing of the rental of the residences.
Being part of One&Only Mandarina Private Homes gives you access to the following amenities:
— One&Only Mandarina Private Homes owners enjoy complimentary access and use of all resort facilities, subject to availability.
— Exclusive membership program for full access to all Mandarina Community amenities.
— Two safe beaches: 1.6 km Canalan Beach and 1 km Jetty Beach.
— Three beach clubs: Jetty Beach, Canalan Beach and Rosewood Beach Club.
— Seven world-class restaurants.
— Six resort pools, including adult-only and family pools.
— One&Only Spa, with outdoor treatment rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio.
— Kids Club with treehouses, bug hut, outdoor amphitheater, daycare, game rooms and sandbox.
— The Mandarina Experiences team offers concierge services for excursions and outdoor adventures.
— A Jungle Course featuring a zip line and obstacle course.
— Sports courts for basketball, tennis, pickleball and more.
— An estuary with diverse coastal plants and animal life.
— A jetty for super-luxury boats.
— Miles of trails for walking, running, biking and horseback riding.
— Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club with two arenas and a world-class polo field.
A RESORT LIKE NO OTHER
My stay at One&Only Mandarina was full of surprises. I had the opportunity to enjoy the huge hotel villas that combine luxury with natural wilderness, plus your own pool, as well as have the service of a personal concierge who always assists you 24-hours a day, as well as an exquisite dinner at the Italian restaurant at the seashore in the Canalan Beach.
The next day, I enjoyed hiking to the ancient tree called “La Abuela”, enjoying an afternoon sunset cocktail at The TreeTop bar, having a massage in one of the world-class Spa cabins, strolling through the Kids Club and finding the most impressive butterfly garden I have ever seen before, strolling through the Polo Club and seeing the best equipped equestrian club with 40 horses available and feeling like a polo player.
I closed the trip with dinner at Carao, which fuses Mexican haute cuisine with regional gastronomy, by Chef Enrique Olvera, creator of Pujol in Mexico City and Cosme in Manhattan.
It was, without a doubt, the best three days I have experienced since this pandemic began.
Mandarina has so much to offer, it is impossible for me to mention all the activities and places to enjoy, eat and relax. For me. it is without a doubt, the best super luxury resort in Mexico.
If you are interested in owning this lifestyle, contact Info@DiscoverMandarina.com.