A blissfully secluded counterpoint to some of the party-oriented resorts of nearby Puerto Vallarta, the One&Only Mandarina is a sophisticated hideaway nestled into the pristine emerald cliffs of the Riviera Nayarit. This remarkable location affords a plethora of dramatic views from the resort's 105 standalone clifftop and treehouse villas (all with private plunge pool), as well as a golden-sand beach sheltered by a curving jetty, offering perfect conditions for an afternoon dip. This forest-backed cove is where you may find yourself enjoying much of the day, but a wealth of other venues tempt those who can be drawn away from the beach club.
Six swimming pools include the adults-only Carao, boasting arresting views from its infinity edge, while the spa offers a wealth of treatments inspired by plant botanicals from the surrounding jungles, and ancient healing remedies from the region's ancestral peoples. Yoga and breathwork classes cater to those seeking to further restore their balance, but the state-of-the-art gym, tennis academy, surf classes and on-site equestrian centre provide outlets for those seeking to exert a little more energy. Whether you have spent the day on active adventures or enjoying some well-deserved relaxation, the Treetop bar always beckons for sundowners taking in Mandarina's hypnotic Pacific sunsets.
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take your pick from one of the six swimming pools, choosing beach or cliffside views
Indulge in a mud bath, hot stone massage or ancient healing treatment at the One&Only Spa
Wind down with a yoga or meditation class
Soak up the sunshine on the warm sands of the hotel’s exclusive Beach Club
Enjoy a fantastic selection of watersports including surfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, sailing and fishing
Try a thrilling game of polo at the equestrian club
Sample sensational Pan-American and Mediterranean cuisine at the elegant Alma restaurant or taste the tantalising flavours of Chef Enrique Olivera’s exquisite cuisine at the stylish Carao restaurant
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Discover the wealth of surrounding nature trails on foot or on two wheels
Visit the colourful surf town of Sayulita
Explore the natural paradise of the Marietas Islands, visiting a magical hidden beach
Cruise Mexico’s pacific coast in search of migrating humpback whales
Ramp up the adrenaline with a zip lining and rappelling adventure
Spot some of the 250 recorded species of eye-catching birds in the stunning Tovara National Park
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