One&Only Mandarina: Tranquility in the Mexican Coastal Rainforest

201024 OO MM Drone Carao Restaurant Pool 911 FINALWeaved within the coastal rainforest of the Rivera Nayarit in western Mexico, the One & Only Mandarina resort is a natural haven between the ocean and the jungle. Offering a variety of accommodation, the One & Only Mandarina connects environment and heritage to create a unique and memorable experience.


The Villas

With a keen focus on sustainability and a commitment to the local communities, the resort’s 104 villas are made of local, indigenous resources of wood, clay, and precious metals and stones. The villas, which  range from treehouses to cliff top villas, are designed with low-density architecture in collaboration with environmental experts to minimize ecological disturbances. Inspired by the local Cora and Huichol communities, the villas’ interiors showcase local artisan textiles and products against a natural color palette in tune with the open vista views. Each villa has a private terrace and pool, set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra de Vallejo mountains, and the rainforest around them. The crown jewel of their wide range of accommodation is certainly Villa One, boasting a wine cellar, spa, gym, and infinity pool, and welcoming up to eight guests. 

The Experiences

Alongside these villas, the resort offers a host of unique experiences. Take full advantage of your natural surroundings with guided tours of the flora and fauna of the rainforest or exploration of the Mandarina Flatlands. Get active with cycling, Segway’s, polo, archery, tennis and more. Or relax at the Wellness center and Jetty Beach Club while kids can enjoy KidsOnly, their exclusive club with educational yet fun activities about the region (it even has its own Butterfly Sanctuary!)

The Tranquility

Tucked away within a natural volcanic garden, you will find One & Only Mandarina’s exceptional wellness center. With six rooms, and their own lines of Tata Harper enjoy a range of treatments inspired by the local communities. Harper’s Sensorial Reset range is a world exclusive to the resort, while the Nature’s Sanctuary range was designed by Harper and her team exclusively for the resort. As well as the spa treatments, the center also offers yoga classes and a fully equipped gym.

The Cuisine

What’s more, internationally renowned cuisine is just a few steps away, with four award winning restaurants and bars across the resort as well as opportunities for private dining. After enjoying an apéritif in The Treetop, a botanical bar with panoramic views of the ocean and sustainably sourced cocktails and wines, head down to Carou for dinner. With head chef Enrique Olvera, the celebrated Mexican culinary icon, the restaurant offers exquisite local Mexican cuisine with a modern and exciting twist. Perched upon a cliff overlooking the ocean, Carou is unmissable. Alternatively, Pan-American, and Mediterranean garden-to-plate flavors can be found in Alma, while the Jetty Beach Club offers the fresh of sea food in a relaxed beach club atmosphere.

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