One&Only Mandarina


Seeking a seriously special stay in a tropical paradise? Look no further than this exceptional One&Only resort, set on one of Mexico’s most spectacular coastlines.

Why you'll love it here

  • Set on a dramatic clifftop amid a natural paradise of lush rainforest with a swimmable beach
  • Adults can stay in treehouses suspended 12m above ground in the rainforest canopy
  • Activities for kids and adults, including a forest playground, zipline and an equestrian club
  • World’s only spa to offer Tata Harper's Multi-Sensory Wellness Journey
  • Dine on the cliffside with incredible sunset views at Carao, serving creative Mexican dishes

Best For

  • Honeymoon, Family, Kids (4-12), Teens (13+)


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Offering a unique luxury experience, One&Only Mandarina is set in the heart of Mexico's stunning Riviera Nayarit, surrounded by incredible natural beauty.

A stay here combines all the hallmarks of a classic One&Only stay - superlative facilities, exceptional service, amazing experiences - with a real sense of local charm and tradition. The all-villa resort really is part of the local community, and your holiday will feel like a true adventure, with no luxury spared. 

Clifftop villas and treehouses mean your holiday snaps will be the best on your feed. It's impossible not to relax and unwind here, surrounded by so much unspoilt beauty. The landscape is rich in nature, and you'll be confronted with glorious views wherever you look. Perhaps you'll spend days whale watching, ziplining through the canopy, trekking through pineapple fields or spotting some of the many species of flora and fauna surrounding the resort.

Adventures in nature are plentiful here, but there's lots more to do too. There's adventures on the water - what could be more special than chartering a local Panga boat for a trip to nearby surf spots? Make sure to spend some time wandering the Jetty area here, complete with a beautiful fire pit which is the perfect destination for an evening stroll. If you're a foodie, you'll be delighted by One&Only Mandarina's culinary offerings, which range from casual beachside fare to fine garden-to-plate dining. 

Ridge Treehouse

Ridge Treehouse

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Immersed in nature, this treehouse boasts a private plunge pool, butler service and a vantage point 12m above the ground so you truly do feel like you're floating. 
Ocean Treehouse

Ocean Treehouse

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Enjoy expansive views out over the Pacific from this treehouse, which also enjoys spacious terraces, a private pool and butler service. 
Cliff Villa

Cliff Villa

Enjoy breathtaking views as you relax on your private expansive terraces or in the personal plunge pool. Sleeps: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children
Ocean Cliff Villa

Ocean Cliff Villa

This spacious villa blends perfectly into its surroundings and is perfect for families, with an expansive terrace perfect for al fresco dining and private pool. Sleeps: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children
Jetty Beach Club

Jetty Beach Club

Beachside dining located by the resort’s private jetty, serving fresh catch of the day and evening cocktails as the sun sets. Features a bar, grill, multiple pools and day beds for relaxation.



Discover delicious garden-to-plate specialties at this pan-American and Mediterranean restaurant. The atmosphere here is incredible, and you'll dine immersed in the warm air and while overlooking the ocean below.



The dramatic views here alone are enough to justify a visit to Carao. However, a celebrity-chef created menu of innovative Mexican dishes means there's also plenty to satisfy your appetite. 

A stay here really is all about adventure and discovering a truly awe-inspiring location.

The resort is surrounded by rainforest and flatlands, which can be explored on miles of picturesque nature trails and ziplines. Then there’s the Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club and the resort’s nature-inspired gym. Naturally, this is a hive of activity on the water, so whether it’s exhilarating watersports or heading out whale spotting, there’s plenty to do. The resort prides itself on close links to local culture and traditions, so there's plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in local life and discover the true beauty of this part of the world.

In the resort itself you’ll find the Jetty Beach Club, the KidsOnly club, cabanas and the stylish NEO Boutique. Head to the serene spa for an array of holistic therapies and state-of-the-art facilities.

One&Only Mandarina is a testament to luxury living in harmony with nature. From its inception, the resort was designed to merge seamlessly with the land, respecting and protecting the environment by allowing nature's processes to flourish unaltered.

Their commitment to environmental stewardship extends beyond their borders. Through a robust community engagement program, they actively participate in protecting local wildlife, ensuring that the surrounding ecosystem thrives alongside their guests.

Dining at One&Only Mandarina is a celebration of locality. Their restaurant proudly sources ingredients from local suppliers, not only providing guests with fresh and flavorful meals but also supporting the regional economy.

This is a resort like no other, set amongst white sand beaches and a rare coastal rainforest bursting with adventures. Here, you can castaway from everyday life and fully reconnect with friends and loved ones. Stay in a Treehouse perched in the rainforest canopy and allow a team of chefs, experience guides and wellness gurus to help you carve your perfect stay in this unspoiled corner of the world.

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  • Time zone: -6 GMT
  • Flight time: 10 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways
  • Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a very low risk of malaria in Mexico.
  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Population: 129,388,468
  • National languages: Spanish
  • Electricity and plugs: Type A, B, 127V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for Mexico if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 180 days

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