Why You’ll Love It

  • Treehouse Suites with infinity pools overlooking the jungle
  • Perfect mix of beach relaxation and active adventure
  • Worlds-away feeling with easy access from Houston
  • Incredible sunset views and Mexican dishes at Carao
One and Only Mandarina

The Experience


While many resorts are opening in the heart of established and bustling cities, One&Only Mandarina takes a different approach. This luxury retreat was designed as an intimate new destination in the Riviera Nayarit area. One&Only takes advantage of its unique location in one of the last remaining beachfront jungles in Mexico, flanked by the warm Pacific Ocean and the lush forested mountains.

One&Only Mandarina blends chic resort living, tropical relaxation, and authentic outdoor adventure for a one-of-a-kind experience. Rooms and suites take advantage of the surroundings, with dramatic cliffside views over the ocean or immersion in the tropical jungle. However, our favorite rooms for romance are the stunning Treehouse Suites – these standalone villas are nestled among the treetops and feel a world away. Each features a private pool and a design that brings the outdoors in, with all of the luxurious amenities the One&Only brand is known for.

The celebrity-chef restaurant, The Point, offers creative cuisine and breathtaking views from the highest point. While you can certainly venture further afield for dining, the spectacular offerings at the resort may prevent you from ever wanting to leave. For casual beachside dining throughout the day, we recommend The Jetty Beach Club on glimmering sand. Savor dinner and drinks at Alma, nestled high amid lush forest canopy. However, our absolute favorite is the celebrity-chef inspired Carao – its creative Mexican dishes are only outdone by the unmatched sunset views.

While relaxing on the gorgeous beach is a must-do, there’s plenty of activities to be had at the One&Only Mandarina. From the vibrant Canalan Beach Club to a culinary-themed farm, thrilling adventure playground, and guided excursions into wild jungle. Winding nature trails through biodiverse flatlands, perfect for strolling, biking, horse riding, and paddle boarding. And the iconic Mandarina Polo & Equestrian Club, home to international events, horseback lessons, and dazzling theme nights.

Advisor Tip

Set off on a sea adventure from the Jetty, featuring a fire pit as a symbol of the dormant volcano that shaped the landscape.

River Oaks Travel Extras

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Continental breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay 

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