One&Only Mandarina Announces June Opening Date

In Puerto Vallarta, Stay by Suzanne Koch

New Year’s resolution? Make your summer travels the best yet with a stay at One&Only Mandarina off the coast of the Riviera Nayarit, debuting June 1, 2020.

The new five-star stay will bring One&Only’s level of unparalleled service and luxury to a secluded rainforest setting. Located within the multi-billion dollar development of Mandarina, the resort will be the brand’s second in Mexico and will feature 104 free-standing villas perched above the treetops and along cliffs. Each villa will have its own plunge pool.

Amenity highlights of the resort include the Jetty Beach Club, located on the resort’s private beach, offering the fresh catch-of-the-day, plus an adult-only destination above the cliffs where guests will be able to dine on Mexican cuisine from a celebrity chef.

Six isolated, enclosed treatment rooms beneath a jungle canopy will make up the One&Only Spa in addition to a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness studio and outdoor yoga palapa and a specialized outdoor gym carved from the surrounding landscape.

To explore the stunning setting, guests can head to The Jetty where a variety of excursions will set sail from including sailing, fishing and whale watching. Guests will also be able to moor their private yachts here. For drier fun, The Flatlands will offer miles of nature trails and a dedicated KidsOnly club will immerse youngsters in the verdant nature.

Perhaps the most unique amenity will be the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club (scheduled to open late 2020) which will host international events, horseback riding tours and lessons and children’s activities.

Leading the opening of the exciting new destination will be Serge Ditesheim who has been appointed General Manager of One&Only Mandarina. With more than 15 years of international hospitality experience under his belt, his resume includes stints with Banyan Tree Hotels in the Maldives, Morocco, Indonesia, Seychelles and Laos; Amanyara in Turks and Caicos Islands; and most recently, as General Manager of Azerai Resort Chan Tho in Vietnam.

“I am thrilled to be leading the One&Only Mandarina team, One&Only’s second resort in Mexico. The resort will offer our guests the perfect combination of tropical beach living amongst a beautiful lush wilderness. The location is truly exceptional and our guests will experience the ultimate in culinary, adventure and nature.”  

Serge Ditesheim, General Manager

The resort will also feature 54 Private Homes available to own, the first One&Only Residences in the world. 

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