Photography provided by Mandarina/Hayes Davidson

Stretching for miles along the Pacific Ocean, relatively unknown Riviera Nayarit is one of Mexico’s last remaining beachfront jungles. Celebrated hospitality group One&Only is in the final stages of creating an ultra exclusive residential destination here.

One&Only Mandarina Private Homes will feature two styles of villas designed by famed architect Rick Joy to complement the landscape and capture dynamic views. The secluded setting affords privacy and serenity. Walls of glass blur the line between indoors and out. Private infinity pools and gardens overlook the jungle and the ocean.

Mandarina will also be home to a 108-room One&Only resort; luxury Rosewood hotel and residences; spa; jetty harbor; two beach clubs with pools, terraces, dining areas and massage spaces; farm; polo grounds; equestrian center; and trail systems for biking, hiking and horseback riding.

Instead of a traditional golf resort, the developers opted for an equestrian theme with unprecedented amenities. Mandarina recently announced the debut of its polo team as well as a partnership with Aspen Valley Polo Club. As part of the pairing, the clubs will host jointly sponsored tournaments twice a year, with a winter event at Mandarina and a summer one in Aspen, Colorado.

Other planned features include the family-friendly Canalan Beach Club; an estuary with walking paths; and a farm complete with gardens, orchards and a greenhouse. Harvested produce serves as the basis for a truly farm-to-table culinary experience. And programming for kids revolves around jungle adventures, replete with treehouses, hanging bridges and a butterfly sanctuary.

One&Only Mandarina is located just an hour north of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Villas are now available, ranging in price from $4.5 million to $12 million. Residents enjoy an extensive menu of first-class services, such as property management; charging privileges at all hotel amenities; in-residence private dining; spa services; personal training sessions; travel arrangements; pre-stocked groceries; laundry and dry cleaning; medical services; and boat moorage. 

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