If you’re like the rest of us, it’s probably been quite a while since you last had your feet up on a lounger while gazing over sparkling waters and sipping on an ice-cold mojito. However, you’ve also probably been dreaming about this scenario non-stop throughout the past 2 years. While we can’t promise that you’ll get there anytime soon, what we can do is give you another exotic spot to pine over and recharge your motivation to save up the cash and make it happen for real. One&Only Mandarina puts a unique spin on the classic luxury seaside getaway.
Tucked away along the coast of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, the resort combines the vibe and aesthetic of a beachside resort, only set up in a fantastic rainforest up in the stunning coastal clifftops. Few retreats worldwide can claim the level of luxurious seclusion that the Mandarina does while providing just about every feature of an elite resort you could come up with. Along with the predictably beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean from the raised vantage point, the resort offers a range of accommodation options, from traditional villas to awesome treehouses (not the kind you would chuck up in a suburban backyard, that’s for sure).
The rainforest setting creates a unique slate of potential activities to fill in the days, including zip lining, bird watching or venturing through the heart of the wonderful rainforest to the famed Higuera Blanca tree known as Meet La Abuela (translated as “Grandmother Tree”). Or if you’re less of a busy body, you could just park up at the nearby Jetty Beach Club and soak in the scorching Central American sun and enjoy the inviting waters of the Pacific. And of course, what’s a luxury resort without a spa, and One&Only Mandarina has you covered. Among the experiences offered by the comprehensive spa facility is the Sensorial Reset, hosted by renowned British skincare label Tara Harper, a holistic wellness immersion unlike any other in the world. While it would take more than one pretty penny to book a spot at this absolutely amazing getaway, it costs zero dollars to marvel at description and images and fantisise about one day getting there!