One&Only Mandarina

A rainforest sanctuary in Mexico

Wander onto palm-fringed sands and view emerald-hued cliffs and stunning lagoons and estuaries at One&Only Mandarina. Set in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, this resort showcases a rare, undeveloped coastline laden with natural beauty.

In fact, beauty surrounds the whole 80-acre property. Treehouse accommodations and ground-level villas reside in a lush rainforest with 200-year-old trees. Each earth-toned space weaves into the tropical landscape, letting nature guide the blueprint of the resort.

Book one of the curated wellness journeys, connect to nature and purge toxins in the temazcal, a sweat lodge that was a pre-Hispanic cleansing and healing rite done before and after battles. Or relax in your private plunge pool, frolic on the beach or indulge in fresh, local foods prepared by world-renowned chefs. Your dedicated butler can make it all happen.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • You won’t want to leave your accommodations. Luxury treehouses are a must, and each of the three options sits almost 40 feet above the trees and volcanic rock. The vista over the rainforest and/or Pacific Ocean will take your breath away, but the plunge pool right on the high terrace really stands out. Or reside in the heart of the rainforest by booking a cliff villa. The secluded rooms open right up into the forest, which can also be seen from the window-lined bathroom, living space and the outdoor plunge pool.
  • Start your day with a private guided meditation on your terrace or a yoga class. Or choose to go for a serene morning hike through the jungle.
  • Enjoy food from two talented chefs. Executive chef Olivier Deboise oversees Alma and chef Enrique Olvera, renowned for restaurants like Pujol in Mexico City, runs Carao.
  • The spa features popular skincare brand Tata Harper’s naturally derived products made with more than 300 ingredients from around the world. One&Only Spa is the first spa in the world to offer Tata Harper's Multi-Sensory Wellness Journey.
  • At this family-friendly hotel, children can visit the KidsOnly club, play in private treehouses and enjoy the forest and beach under staff guidance. Art director and production designer Brigitte Broch, whose film credits include Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, designed the 42,000-square-foot jungle playground.

The Restaurants

  • Get a taste of local ingredients at Alma Restaurant, serving pan-American and Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect bright ceviche, seasonal soups and salads, tacos, clay-oven baked flatbread and a breakfast platter served all day.
  • Sit right by the open windows of the Jetty Beach Club and take in the fresh sea air while grabbing lunch or dinner. The beachfront location allows you to spend the day in the ocean, lounging on oversized chairs, and then head here for a bite of local favorites. Think seafood pozole, mushrooms and mole tacos, bass tartare, catch-of-the-day tostadas and a kaffir-lime-infused rum cocktail to wash it all down.
  • Olvera shines at Carao, whose menu draws influences everywhere from Oaxaca to the Mediterranean. Dishes may include local ingredients such as roasted palm hearts, aged fish or smokey octopus zarandeado. Enjoy the casual cuisine at the restaurant or poolside.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Carretera Federal Libre 200 Tepic-Puerto Vallarta, El Monteón, Municipio de Compostela Nayarit, 63724 Mexico
PVR (50 min-1 hr 5 min)  
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