One&Only Mandarina

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Surrounded by lush jungle, swimmable white-sand beaches, and the federally protected Sierra del Vallejo Mountains, the resort offers a rich biodiversity rarely found on the Pacific coast.

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Property Overview

Woven seamlessly into Mexico's most awe-inspiring coastal rainforest, One&Only Mandarina provides the perfect balance between seclusion in their treehouses and clifftop villas and a signature vibrant atmosphere. Whether exploring the Pacific shores from The Jetty, enjoying panoramic views from their world-renowned celebrity chef restaurant or exploring the adventures at the heart of the living breathing community of Mandarina.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Room upgrade upon arrival, if available
  • Early check-in and late checkout, if available
  • Full breakfast daily for two
  • USD $100 resort credit, per stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • The Treehouse and the Ocean Treehouse are some of their favorite room categories; they sit 40 feet above ground suspended on stilts above the green canopy.
  • If you’re spending the afternoons reading that book you’ve been meaning to get to for months down at The Beach Club, there’s no need to leave. Just don't forget the chips and guac!
  • Sunset drinks at the treetops bar is a must, or, watch the nightly ancient ritual as the sun sets from The Jetty.
Rooms + Suites

Perfect balance of seclusion in the chic treehouses and clifftop villas.

One&Only Mandarina is an all-villa resort, with 105 striking standalone havens, made up of treehouses and cliff-top villas, set far apart for maximum peace and privacy. Every treehouse and villa is designed to frame incredible views over Pacific Ocean, jungle, and mountains, with expansive indoor and outdoor living space that blends with nature. All accommodation comes with its own plunge pool. Natural materials and color palettes weave throughout, echoing the vistas beyond.

Typically, new hotels have really sparse landscaping when they first open, but that couldn’t be further from the truth at One&Only Mandarina. This lush greenery allows every villa to feel extremely private; we could barely see other rooms from ours. The atmosphere is so incredibly peaceful and relaxing and it’s a huge added bonus that every room has a private pool!

Hike past 500-year-old trees.

In addition to every villa having its own private pool, there are an additional six resort pools available for guest use located around the resort. In terms of getting active, there are daily activities including fitness and yoga classes. For those who want to take it up a notch, bring your hiking shoes for a trek to La Abuela, a 500-year-old tree! This is an experience that allows you to partner with a guide and get your heart rate up.

On the hike, you’ll stop to discuss the trees and gain further context on the region. During the experience, your guide will build in time for a few ‘water stops,’ but in One&Only fashion, these present a truly elevated experience including fruits, ice-cold towels, and special electrolyte water. Once you reach La Abuela, there are yoga mats waiting. Guests can expect a little mediation and an opportunity to give thanks to the Earth.

Indulgent facilities set against the tropics.

Set against lush tropical flora within a natural volcanic rock garden, the One&Only Spa is a peaceful sanctuary where you can retreat, reset, and totally transform. Inspired by the principle of ‘oneness’, it exists to nurture a harmonious, and resonant relationship with the natural world, your inner-self, and others.

For holistic wellness, the spa features a Beauty Lounge, Fitness Centre, private treatment rooms and a host of indulgent facilities including a mud grotto, healing vitality pool, and energizing hydrotherapy circuit with cold plunge pools, steam and sauna overlooking the jungle. Consider this the perfect backdrop for your personal journey into oneness.

Enjoy delicious casual beachside dining.

Relish the flavors of modern Mexico with exceptional resort dining curated by a world-class chef. Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of each unique dining space, enhanced by dramatic views of the ocean. There’s lots of variety on the One&Only menus, which is especially well-suited for longer stays. At the Jetty Beach Club, guests are invited to enjoy deliciously casual beachside dining, savored right by the water’s edge.

At Alma, savor seasonal delicacies, Pan-American and Mediterranean specialties, and garden-to-plate menus designed with exceptional nutritional value. Breakfasts here are unbelievable! Dine in the warm open air, overlooking the sparkling ocean, and from the striking bar, floating amid the treetops.

Carao by Chef Enrique Olvera is definitely the highlight in terms of culinary experiences–we had such an incredible meal here! This spot offers such unique flavors and the restaurant was constructed in a gorgeous setting. We also loved breakfasts at Alma and casual lunches on the beach. Pioneered by a global celebrity chef, Carao’s cliffside restaurant is a must-try, with panoramic views and unforgettable sunsets. Authentic yet reinvented, the selection of creative Mexican dishes will surprise and excite you. The Treetop bar is the signature bar located high above the emerald canopy. It's the perfect place to view the magnificent Pacific Coast sunsets.
  • Who's it for?
    The property is ideal for couples and multi-generational families. Due to the uniqueness of the resort being all individual standalone villas offering space and privacy, it’s perfectly suited for those who are eager to get back out there but wary of the traditional hotel experience. And for those looking for things to do, keep in mind there’s a swimmable beach and activities ranging from paddleboarding to tennis and even an equestrian club. Ultimately, while this newcomer is fairly unknown to many, we are certain it will soon be considered one of Mexico’s best vacation spots; so, better to lock in your stay sooner rather than later!

  • Location
    Just north of Punta Mita, One&Only Mandarina nestles within an intimate new community set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit. The well-connected Puerto Vallarta International Airport offers direct flights from a host of U.S., Mexican, and Canadian cities. Your journey to the resort is just around an forty-five minutes.
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