Destinations: Riviera Nayarit //// One&Only Mandarina
Wrapped in jungle, lapped by ocean, framed by mountains – North American Pacific Coast has a major new destination resort, that features one of Mexico’s last remaining beachfront jungles.
Been in operation since November 1st, 2020, the One&Only Mandarina nestles in the heart of an intimate new destination, set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit. Careful consideration has been executed throughout this new development through low-density planning and intelligent, sustainable design and architecture. The resort As one of Mexico’s most awe-inspiring tropical, coastal rainforests this fascinating destination boasts a swimmable white-sand beach, twin mountain peaks, lush flatlands and estuary.
Intrinsically connected to the environment, the resort blends the best of chic retreat living, tropical relaxation, and authentic outdoor adventures such as sailing, scuba diving, spearfishing, and “marine safaris” available to guests, along with miles of jungle hiking trails and activities at the nearby Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
Resort’s signature restaurant Carao provide guests with an innovative epicurean experience as transportive as the destination itself. Enrique Olvera, probably the most famous Mexican chef in the world, oversees Carao with a menu that reflects a broad spectrum of influence from Oaxaca to the modern Mediterranean. Located at the southernmost peak of One&Only Mandarina, the dinner-only restaurant will offer spectacular sunset vistas of Mandarina paired with the vibrant energy and spirit of the destination. The cliffside Carao will feature an open kitchen, intimate indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a cosy bar and lounge.
Guests are not issued any standard rooms, instead offered a selection of 105 villas and “tree houses,” which have features like infinity pools, outdoor terraces, skylights, ocean views, spacious bathrooms, and outdoor showers. Instead of room service, there is butler service upon request.
How to get there?
Puerto Vallarta region of Mexico is about a three-hour flight from Texas. The One&Only Mandarina resort is located about 35 miles south of the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (MMPR) in Puerto Vallarta. The airport features a 10,000+ feet long runway that can accommodate any size business jet on Wing Aviation’s fleet. Quarantines are not required for leisure travelers entering Mexico, temperature checks and a visual health inspection of the crew and passengers are conducted upon arrival. Masks are required when in public areas, and there are local mandates for early closure of many businesses, and limits on beaches. One&Only has a full suite of Covid related health and safety policies in place.
For more information, visit oneandonlyresorts.com/mandarina