Ocean Home: February, 2013
article by: Melissa C. Gillespie
photography: Ocean Home
Boutique Luxury Debuts in Nicaragua
The First luxury boutique hotel in Nicaragua opens in February at Guacalito de la Isla, a 1,670 acre, $250 million low-density private beach community created by Nicaraguan entrepreneur Don Carlos Pellas. Located on a four-mile white sand beach on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast, Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa features 37 freestanding accommodations, with ocean views, pools, and private staffs.
The Emerald Coast is a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline dotted with jungles, cliffs, fishing villages, and untouched beaches. Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa sits directly on the beach and encompasses more than 1,600 private acres of lush vegetation. Facilities include Spa Mukul, a beach club, a swimming pool, nature trails, and the 18-hole Guacalito Golf Course.
Spa Mukul comprises six spas in one location. Guests can reserve a spa casita for several hours, during which they can enjoy a series of treatments, then relax in its private garden, which features shaded lounging areas and a monsoon shower.
The open-air Mukul Luxury Resort & Spa Beach Club allows guests to enjoy tastings of rare Flor De Cana rums in the split-level lounge, as well as lunch and dinner at the Beach Terrace Grill or Mukul Restaurant Much of the food will be locally sourced from the resort's organic farm, daily catches by local fishermen, and grass-fed Nicaraguan cattle. The beach club also features a lounging area, swimming pool, and kids' area. A casita by the beach provides surfboards, paddle-boards, snorkel gear, and kayaks.
The first luxury property in the country, Mukul, the Mayan word for "secret," is an eco-friendly paradise ready to be discovered. Real estate opportunities are also available at Guacalito de la Isla. mukulresort.com