One&Only Mandarina to Deliver Unrivaled, Ultra-Luxury Experiences in a Lush Environment for Groups and Celebrations
The newest addition to One&Only’s collection of ultra-luxury resorts, One&Only Mandarina will introduce elevated luxury to a rare and undeveloped stretch of coastline along the Riviera Nayarit in November 2020. Set on a spectacular cliff-side location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 30 minutes north of Punta Mita, the resort will be the preeminent destination for intimate incentive groups, weddings and celebrations.
The all-villa resort, boasting 104 standalone havens made up of Treehouses and Cliff-top Villas, features spacious sanctuaries, striking resort locales, innovative dining, and a world of activities for groups to experience the destination. Woven seamlessly throughout the resort, vibrant locations with dramatic vistas in a lush rainforest setting, offer guests maximum privacy and flexibility to create bespoke experiences and events for every occasion.
From weddings, anniversaries, and birthday celebrations to corporate retreats, launches, reunions and more, the resort’s expert Events Team will be able to plan special functions within a variety of dining and entertainment concepts that celebrate the best of regional flavors and culture, all paired with the exceptional service standards of One&Only. With every hosted event, the seasoned resort team is at full disposal, including a 24-hour butler service dedicated to every villa. For the ultimate personalized experience, the resort is also available for exclusive use where guests enjoy complete privacy and access to services and amenities, as well as flexibility and customization in transforming the resort into an unforgettable backdrop and venue for any celebration or gathering.
A variety of expansive indoor and outdoor areas buzzing with a lively atmosphere and dramatic views of the ocean are available for groups of every size, including:
- The Jetty Beach Club – On the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this beachfront destination, nestled along a secluded cove, features daybeds, chaise lounges and beachside terraces in a relaxed, yet elegant setting. Guests can enjoy the fresh catch of the day and evening cocktails as the sun sets or take a dip in one of the two infinity pools or the swimmable beach. For private events, The Jetty Beach Club is extremely versatile, perfect for a number of different set-ups.
Extending out over the sea in front of The Jetty Beach Club is The Jetty, a symbolic destination within the resort where a fire pit ignites in the evenings, and guests can enjoy cocktails and drinks under the stars.
- Alma – Tucked into the dramatic hillside, Alma offers a distinct, elevated poolside lounging and dining experience and features terraces lined by cabanas and daybeds, perfect for intimate gatherings and celebrations. Considered the heart of the resort, guests can enjoy dramatic views with open-air dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks at The Treetop – the main bar overlooking the ocean.
- Carao – An adult-only destination capturing the most spectacular sunset views with far-reaching vistas in multiple directions, this beautifully designed retreat stuns with an infinity-edged pool that extends out over the mountainside, suspended above the ocean waters below. A world-renowned chef - soon to be announced - will bring authentic, yet reinvented Mexican cuisine to this fine-dining outpost.
The resort also offers conference facilities including the 2,750-square-foot indoor ballroom, Salón Papelillo, named after a native tree found on the property, and an adjacent al fresco courtyard that can host up to 80 people for drinks, cocktails and meeting breakouts. Groups can also take advantage of a large pre-function space, as well as Parota Boardroom, which also opens to a spacious outdoor terrace.
Guests can unwind at one of the six enclosed treatment rooms at the One&Only Spa which is situated beneath a canopy of large Higuera Trees, and offers unparalleled privacy and serenity amidst the pristine, tropical jungle. Spa guests can indulge in ultimate relaxation by soaking in the mud bath, the refreshing natural spring, cold plunge pools or the steam room and sauna that boast views of the jungle, before enjoying the spa’s holistic wellness offerings. With a fully equipped, state-of-the-art studio and outdoor yoga palapa, the resort’s expert fitness team will also create personalized programmes to meet each guests’ wellbeing goals, utilizing the dramatic location.
With an array of activities on both land and water, One&Only Mandarina offers a playground of adventures and experiences, with nature always at the center. Water activities embark from the resort’s private Jetty, where groups will have direct access to a variety of water sports including kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, sailing, yacht excursions, deep sea fishing expeditions, and whale-watching. Adjacent to the resort, guests can also explore miles of nature trails at The Flatlands and surrounding rainforest, mountain biking trails, ATV off-roading through volcanic shelves, and horseback riding tours and lessons at Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club (scheduled to open in late 2020).
The Mandarina community, home to One&Only Mandarina, will also feature Mandarina Experiences, where guests can enjoy daily activities including ziplining, tennis, soccer, pickle ball, biking and more. The quaint seaside town of Sayulita is a mere 15-minute drive south of Mandarina, where group programs can also feature excursions and dine-around experiences. Known for its surfing, picturesque beachside cafes, and vibrant handmade arts and crafts, Sayulita’s streets exude the laid-back seaside feeling where guests can experience traditional Mexican cuisine. Local craftsmen offer artisanal, handmade gifts and goods and fashion boutiques line the winding cobbled streets. Additional destination activities include fish market tours and cooking demonstrations with local chefs in Punta Mita; catamaran snorkeling excursions exploring the surrounding areas of Bahia de Banderas; luxury sailing adventures taking in the picturesque views of the coastline against the Sierra Madre mountains; sea safari journeys to the small fishing village of Quimixto where groups can saddle up for a horseback trail ride to a waterfall and freshwater swimming hole; and much more.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2021. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com