As you head down along Mexico’s coast, you’ll come to a rainforest filled with palm-fringed sandy beaches and majestic cliffs. Lagoons and estuaries dot the landscape, especially as you draw closer to Punta Mita. Here you’ll find the Riviera Nayarit. It’s a true work of art that could only be created by Mother Nature. Blending perfectly into those surroundings is a thoughtful, low-density resort built with sustainable design and architecture—One&Only’s Mandarina Mexico.
One&Only called on Studio Rick Joy and Marybel Rodriguez, the director of Interior Design for RLH, to put this magnificent travel retreat together. Miles of trails let you explore the lush jungle and visit white-sand beaches where you can swim in the warm Pacific Ocean. There are plenty of activities as well, including sports, an adventure playground with zip lines, and the nearby Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club.
If the water is more appealing, you can enjoy whale spotting, fishing, swimming, and other water sports, including surfing in nearby beach towns. You can also bring the family to enjoy the infinity pools, dining, entertainment, massage cabanas, and the KidsOnly Club, which offers a tree house, butterfly sanctuary, amphitheatre, and more. And if you’re looking for some privacy, Mandarina is an all-villa resort with 105 offerings ranging from tree houses to clifftop villas.
Mandarina also serves as a fully functional gathering place, with spaces for weddings and anniversaries, business retreats and seminars, family reunions—whatever you need it to be, Mandarina can supply the local and the activities. Their event space can cater up to 140 seated guests, and there are 60 classroom-style spaces available as well. And getting to Mandarina is simple thanks to its close proximity to the Puerto Vallarta International Airport with direct flight to many cities in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Finally, if you get there and decide you don’t want to go back home, you can make Mandarina your new home. They have a collection of 55 One&Only Private Homes that you can purchase and stay in paradise forever.