Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa
Nicaragua, Central America
“Mukul” is the Mayan word for “secret,” and at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa on Nicaragua’s Emerald Beach, another secret is ready to be discovered every day. This hidden gem offers breathtaking views of turquoise waters and verdant mountains, hikes up dramatic cliffs, and short helicopter rides to beautiful islands and fascinating volcanoes. The Emerald Coast of Nicaragua is a 30-mile expanse of Pacific shoreline strewn with pristine jungles, rising cliffs, untouched beaches, and charming fishing villages.
Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa is the first luxury accommodation in Nicaragua, and opens to 1,600 private acres of lush vegetation. This hotel features 37 guest accommodations, each of which offers space and privacy in a style that compliments the natural surroundings and provides stunning ocean views. Furnishings are crafted by local Nicaraguan artisans, and reflect the traditions of the country.
Relax in one of six individual private casitas at The Spa Mukul, each of which offers a different ancient healing tradition. Book a tee time at Guacolito’s Golf Course. Explore the beauty of Nicaragua with a staff of Adventure Rangers, then take a 12-kilometer bike ride on trails surrounded by native wildlife. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and sailing in the glistening waters, or surf on world-class waves.
Wake up to fresh smoothies and coffee in the morning, then enjoy snacks and cocktails at the split-level bar in the afternoon. Experience local tastes prepared by Chef Ortiz at the palapa-shaded Terras, or barefoot dining on the beach at Parrilla. Dishes feature local Nicaraguan ingredients, including organic grass-fed beef, fresh produce, and fish caught in the nearby village of Gigante.
Come to Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa to discover the secrets of Nicaragua.
Extra Value: Breakfast buffet daily.
Seemingly as a gesture of appreciation, the 12 Beach Villas at Mukul were built to pay tribute to the tropical, rolling surf of Playa Manzanillo. Above the entry vestibule hangs a chandelier made from custom-designed mussel shells. Bathrooms include separate his and hers vanity rooms, both leading to a liquid temple of monsoon showers and soaking tubs. Outside, each Beach Villa includes a wrap-around deck, direct access to the beach, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. For added space, the two-bedroom villas are family compounds with their own private show kitchen, pantry and living room. It’s barefoot luxury at its best.
Everything about Mukul’s Bohios feel like something pulled from a storybook. Perfectly placed 300 feet above the Playa Manzanillo, nestled like tree houses in the lush rainforest canopy, these 621 square-foot houses offer solace, privacy and luxury while remaining uniquely Nicaraguan. Built of sustainable native teak and pine, each of the 23 Bohios feature floor-to-ceiling glass perfectly framing the sapphire sea below. A sliding glass door leads onto a sweeping wooden deck with a private plunge pool and separate lounging veranda with custom daybed. The spacious bathroom is surfaced in Nicaraguan travertine marble and includes a wet room, double vanity, spacious walk-in closet and double-headed shower. The furniture, fabrics and lighting fixtures also lend to the authentic feel of a posh sanctuary handcrafted in a refined local style.
Casona Don Carlos
Casona Don Carlos is the Pellas family’s private beach residence and the crown jewel of Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. Located adjacent to the Beach Villas, the oceanfront compound features a 20,000 square-foot indoor-outdoor living area with soaring 80-foot-high palapa ceilings, four bedroom suites, a wrap-around stone terrace, a large private swimming pool, and direct access to the beach and ocean. When the Pellas family is not in residence, guests will be welcome to roam around its open-air living spaces, as if they were guests of Don Carlos Pellas himself. Casona Don Carlos may only be booked by guests as one accommodation.
Suite Doña Vivian
Suite Doña Vivian, named for the wife of Guacalito´s owner Don Carlos Pellas, is part of the Pellas family´s private oceanfront beach compound, but it can be rented when the family is not in residence. The luxurious suite features 7,746 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living spaces, direct access to the beach and ocean, two complete master bedroom suites, one with indoor and outdoor shower gardens, a massage room and nearly 360 degree ocean views. On the lower level, the beachfront swimming pool is flanked by a bathroom featuring the only private sauna at Mukul. Guest may also book the adjoining Casona Don Carlos to create a 20,000 sq. ft. six-bedroom suite with two swimming pools.
There are 3 Restaurants at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa:
|La Terraza –
||Open breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cuisine: International & Nicaraguan.
|Tres Ceibas –
||Open for lunch. Cuisine: International.
|La Mesa Restaurant –
||Open for dinner. Cuisine: International & Nicaraguan. Reservations recommended.
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