Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
What it is
A ultra-luxury wellness retreat slung between undeveloped rainforest and frothy sea, with a holistic spa.
What it isn't
Run-of-the-mill Mexico. Expect jaw-dropping architecture and design, from the yoga palapa to the KidsOnly Club private tree house.
What we think
Any expectations you have of traditional Mexican beach resorts go right out the floor to ceiling window at the One&Only Mandarina, where you can book design-forward “treehouse” rooms lofted some 39 feet off the ground. This is anything but Swiss Family Robinson; each hideaway is a whopping 854-square-feet, fitted with a private plunge pool, terrace and—yes—doting host service. Want to spread out even more? Book the 2,256-square-foot Villa Banderas, fitted with sweeping terraces and rain showers both indoors and out. Adventurers will love that this property has a fleet of Instagrammy activities at-the-ready, including everything from a polo club to rainforest zip lines.
You're here because
You eat local as much as you can—so why shouldn’t you “spa” local? One&Only Spa utilizes produce culled sustainably from regional farms and forests in their treatments, many of which were inspired by the indigenous people.
Reclined on a lounge along a cliff top infinity pool, wind in your hair, the ocean splayed out before you, you’d feel a bit like the Riviera Nayarit luckiest Frigatebird—if not for the cocktail in your hand. #Heaven.
Restaurants & Bars
Carao - High-altitude dining by award-winning celebrity chef Enrique Olvera, showcasing an artistic twist on authentic Mexican ingredients.
Alma - Sample seasonal Pan-American and Mediterranean cuisine, for delicious fusion flavour combinations.
Jetty Beach Club - Peaking out into the Pacific Ocean, indulge all your senses at once with fresh catch of the day and seafood that connect you with the vast waters beyond.
The Treetop - Where you can sample beverages made entirely from sustainable ingredients. Perched over the sea, enjoy pure refreshing flavours and experience a deeper connection with the natural elements.
Frequently Asked Questions about One&Only Mandarina
An hour’s drive north of Puerto Vallarta, on the same much-lauded Pacific Ocean coastline as charming beach town Sayulita (home to pristine coves).