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One&Only Mandarina

Brand New Eco-Haven in Riviera Nayarit

Flanked by lush jungle-clad mountains and the warm Pacific Ocean, One&Only Mandarina nestles in the heart of an intimate new destination set upon one of the last remaining coastal rainforests in Mexico. The resort is a hidden retreat in Riviera Nayarit, with palm-fringed white sands, swimmable shores, emerald cliffs and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection.

Intrinsically connected to the environment, One&Only Mandarina blends the best of chic resort living, tropical relaxation, and authentic outdoor adventure. Unwind in your spacious private sanctuary, set far from any other, where vistas of mountain and sea are uninterrupted.

The Resort

Just north of Punta Mita, One&Only Mandarina nestles within an intimate new community set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit. Surrounded by lush jungle, swimmable white-sand beaches and the federally protected Sierra del Vallejo Mountains, the resort offers rich biodiversity rarely found on the Pacific coast.

Gaze at mesmerising sunsets from elegant cliff-top lounges, as you sample authentic flavours of Mexico with a modern twist. Soak up the energy of buzzing beach clubs, sports grounds, and adventure hubs. And immerse yourself in the wilderness, exploring a myriad of nature trails and creatures of the deep.

Waves at One&Only Mandarina

With punchy beach breaks, hidden bays and endless point breaks Nayarit has tons of options for experienced surfers, while the secluded crystal-clear waters bay of the resort is the perfect place to learn the basics of surfing!

Nayarit gets swells all-year-round from a variety of directions. The long period NW swells of the winter (Nov-Mar) is the best time to surf in this area, with fun small waves and clean offshore. March and April are usually windy before summer pushes in long period S-SW swells in the 4-8ft range, the perfect direction for the northern lefthand breaks.

Why We Love One&Only Mandarina

Crystal-clear waters and all-year-round quality waves for all surfing levels and tastes!

Luxurious wilderness in a chic and dreamy tropical hidden paradise!

The views from the treehouses and cliff-top villas are outstanding! And each room has a private plunge pool!

Ready to surf in Mexico?

Accommodation

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, a stone’s throw from palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection and chic, laid-back living.

Every treehouse and villa is designed to frame incredible views over the Pacific Ocean, jungle, and mountains, with expansive indoor and outdoor living space that blends with nature. All accommodation comes with its own plunge pool.

The Cuisine

Relish the flavours 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.

Enjoy deliciously casual beachside dining, savoured right by the water’s edge at Jetty Beach Club. Alma offers savour seasonal delicacies, pan-American and Mediterranean specialities, and garden-to-plate menus designed with exceptional nutritional value. Carao’s cliff-side 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. Canalan Beach Club serves a family-friendly menu, while the vibrant Mandarina Polo Lounge offers equestrian-view dining.

Experiences

Take part in one of the water or land activities offered by the resort and lose yourself in the spirit of adventure across a sprawling natural paradise! With One&Only ultimate excursions and hands-on experiences, you’ll discover the most outstanding side of Riviera Nayarit. Uncover the history and curiosities of our favourite towns with tailored itineraries and the finest private guides.

Wellness

Set beneath a canopy of towering Higuera trees within a natural volcanic rock garden, the One&Only Spa is a peaceful sanctuary where you can retreat, reset, and totally transform. Dip into a world of holistic offerings with a pampering Beauty Lounge, inspiring Fitness Centre, and secluded treatment rooms to fulfil your bespoke needs.

Kids Activities

At KidsOnly, children from 4-11 yr can enjoy a multi-sensory wonderland like no other. From jungle tree houses to hanging bridges and slides, climbing walls, an amphitheatre, and nature trails, this tree village inspires their imagination to run wild, fulfilling childhood dreams.
One Tribe welcomes teens from 12 – 16 years old and offers a range of scheduled complimentary activities and organised competitions.

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One&Only Mandarina

Brand New Eco-Haven in Riviera Nayarit

Flanked by lush jungle-clad mountains and the warm Pacific Ocean, One&Only Mandarina nestles in the heart of an intimate new destination set upon one of the last remaining coastal rainforests in Mexico. The resort is a hidden retreat in Riviera Nayarit, with palm-fringed white sands, swimmable shores, emerald cliffs and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection.

Intrinsically connected to the environment, One&Only Mandarina blends the best of chic resort living, tropical relaxation, and authentic outdoor adventure. Unwind in your spacious private sanctuary, set far from any other, where vistas of mountain and sea are uninterrupted.

The Resort

Just north of Punta Mita, One&Only Mandarina nestles within an intimate new community set upon a rare undeveloped coastline along the Riviera Nayarit. Surrounded by lush jungle, swimmable white-sand beaches and the federally protected Sierra del Vallejo Mountains, the resort offers rich biodiversity rarely found on the Pacific coast.

Gaze at mesmerising sunsets from elegant cliff-top lounges, as you sample authentic flavours of Mexico with a modern twist. Soak up the energy of buzzing beach clubs, sports grounds, and adventure hubs. And immerse yourself in the wilderness, exploring a myriad of nature trails and creatures of the deep.

Waves at One&Only Mandarina

With punchy beach breaks, hidden bays and endless point breaks Nayarit has tons of options for experienced surfers, while the secluded crystal-clear waters bay of the resort is the perfect place to learn the basics of surfing!

Nayarit gets swells all-year-round from a variety of directions. The long period NW swells of the winter (Nov-Mar) is the best time to surf in this area, with fun small waves and clean offshore. March and April are usually windy before summer pushes in long period S-SW swells in the 4-8ft range, the perfect direction for the northern lefthand breaks.

Why We Love One&Only Mandarina

Crystal-clear waters and all-year-round quality waves for all surfing levels and tastes!

Luxurious wilderness in a chic and dreamy tropical hidden paradise!

The views from the treehouses and cliff-top villas are outstanding! And each room has a private plunge pool!

Ready to surf in Mexico?

Accommodation

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, a stone’s throw from palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection and chic, laid-back living.

Every treehouse and villa is designed to frame incredible views over the Pacific Ocean, jungle, and mountains, with expansive indoor and outdoor living space that blends with nature. All accommodation comes with its own plunge pool.

The Cuisine

Relish the flavours 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.

Enjoy deliciously casual beachside dining, savoured right by the water’s edge at Jetty Beach Club. Alma offers savour seasonal delicacies, pan-American and Mediterranean specialities, and garden-to-plate menus designed with exceptional nutritional value. Carao’s cliff-side 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. Canalan Beach Club serves a family-friendly menu, while the vibrant Mandarina Polo Lounge offers equestrian-view dining.

Experiences

Take part in one of the water or land activities offered by the resort and lose yourself in the spirit of adventure across a sprawling natural paradise! With One&Only ultimate excursions and hands-on experiences, you’ll discover the most outstanding side of Riviera Nayarit. Uncover the history and curiosities of our favourite towns with tailored itineraries and the finest private guides.

Wellness

Set beneath a canopy of towering Higuera trees within a natural volcanic rock garden, the One&Only Spa is a peaceful sanctuary where you can retreat, reset, and totally transform. Dip into a world of holistic offerings with a pampering Beauty Lounge, inspiring Fitness Centre, and secluded treatment rooms to fulfil your bespoke needs.

Kids Activities

At KidsOnly, children from 4-11 yr can enjoy a multi-sensory wonderland like no other. From jungle tree houses to hanging bridges and slides, climbing walls, an amphitheatre, and nature trails, this tree village inspires their imagination to run wild, fulfilling childhood dreams.
One Tribe welcomes teens from 12 – 16 years old and offers a range of scheduled complimentary activities and organised competitions.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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