InMexico’s Best Places to Live: One&Only Mandarina Private Homes

In Live, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Less than one hour north of Puerto Vallarta and 15 minutes from Sayulita, Mandarina is majestically positioned between the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The new resort and residential community not only boasts an unreal locale, it’s also home to the very first collection of One&Only branded residences. The 55 ultra-private villas will embody everything travelers have come to expect from the brand’s elevated level of luxury.

Each residence is uniquely designed to showcase the best ocean views while maintaining complete privacy amid the tropical landscape. Offered in four-, five- and eight-bedroom options, the villas are situated along the southern peak. Spanning approximately 5,000 up to nearly 11,000 square feet of indoor space, these abodes definitely don’t skimp on size. Even outdoor spaces wow from 2,500 up to 8,000 square feet of space, decked out with terraces, garden areas and infinity-edge pools overlooking the jungle and coastline.

Community amenities at Mandarina are unique and varied. Most notably, the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club will feature a polo lounge, horseback riding tours and lessons, weekly charro nights and kids’ activities plus host international yearly events. The Outpost will be the go-to for adventures of all kinds from tennis and pickle ball to a Jungle Course and excursions. Family-friendly Canalan Beach Club will feature an infinity-edge pool, water adventures, dining and spa treatments. Residents can also explore the Estuary by waterways via calm waters or head to The Farm, an all-encompassing culinary experience. The Farm features gardens from which ingredients will be used at a farm-to-table restaurant.

Additionally, residents will be able to enjoy access to One&Only Mandarina. The neighboring resort is set to debut in 2020 and will offer a myriad of amenities. The whole family can spend the day at the shorefront One&Only Majahua Beach Club or at The Plateau, a hillside destination with infinity-edge pools, cabanas, all-day dining, a bar and custom boutique. Other not-to-miss features include The Point, an adult-only destination; The Jetty, the starting point for water adventures and a place to moor yachts; One&Only Spa; and an 85,000-sq.-ft. Kids’ Club. 

Starting at $4.5 million.

Photos: RLH and Hayes Davidson

This article originally appeared in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of InMexico Magazine.

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