Mukul Beach Golf & Spa in Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
Set along Nicaragua's jungle and beach-laden Pacific shoreline, Mukul Beach Golf & Spa - part of the Legend collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the crown jewel in a strip of land known as the Emerald Coast. Borrowing its name from the Mayan word for "secret," Mukul proudly boasts accommodations and service unparalleled in the region and beyond. The immaculate white sands of Playa Manzanillo stretch out around the resort, creating a breathtaking backdrop for 37 freestanding villas, bohios, and Casona don Carlos—the stunning private beach residence belonging to the proprietor's family. Enjoy barefoot luxury at its finest with amenities like bi-level accommodations, wraparound decks, private swimming pool, and your very own mukul garden. Pristine bathrooms include dual vanities and opulent soaking tubs. Guests of Mukul will savor the visceral experience of the indoor monsoon shower and delight in the tranquility of the outdoor rain shower.
Take your intimate barefoot experience one step further when it comes to dining. As the sand warms your toes and the moon lights the way, enjoy a true taste of Nicaragua at the beach restaurant. If there is one experience every guest should have at Mukul, it is private dining, with an exquisite dining room by the sea, and tantalizing Mesoamerican ingredients it is the best kept secret. Unparalleled in its beauty and luxury, Mukul Beach, Golf, & Spa offers guests every opportunity for rest, relaxation, and recreation with an 18-hole golf course, glistening swimming pool, beach club, and spa: just pick your pleasure. Spa Mukul boasts six striking casitas and an extensive menu of treatments, transforming your beach vacation into a spa treat. Spend days exploring the abundance of beauty abound, from the jungles to the sea, Mukul Beach, Golf, & Spa is a secret that will be difficult to keep.
Location of Mukul Beach Golf & Spa
Nearest Airport: MGA
Amenities for Mukul Beach Golf & Spa
- General Information
- Pet Friendly
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Handicap Accessible Facilities
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Beach Club
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Private Decks
- Private Plunge Pools
- Nature Walks
- Kids Club
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Mukul Beach Golf & Spa
Short version: wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Long version: read on This is the third time in two years so it goes without saying we love this place. This is a large resort with just 35 or so rooms so even at full occupancy there was so much space everywhere. Ultimate place to relax. Mario greeted us with a warm smile like a long lost friend as we checked in. It's a delight to see him again. He and Isiac bring a special touch to this enchanted place as you walk thru the lobby everyday. All the staff go above and beyond to help you. Their service is impeccable. Management has done a great job training and some of staff but a few deserve a special shout out so here goes: Daniel our waiter in the formal dining was great. He was very knowledgeable about the whole menu and explained in detail all the courses. We did a 5 course tasting menu without the wine - perfect!! The French chef created an incredible tasting menu with all fresh local ingredients. French with Nicaraguan flair. Delicious - - a dinner to remember. Josua took care of us on the beach everyday and without a hand gesture, he knows when it's the right time to bring us the ice cold beer (Victoria). Sergio took care of us at breakfast. We are creatures of habit so starting the second day he already knew what we would have and our plate of local fruits could magically appear as we sat down. Arturo at the beach club took special care of us. He is the man at this new restaurant. The fish ceviche was awesome. Arturo recommended the passion fruit mojito, and we downed that as we watch the crimson sunset. We ordered the seafood pizza and that was equally good. Mary, the visiting yoga instructor from Indonesia is just awesome. We have never taken so many yoga classes. Morning and sunset classes everyday and yet each class was uniquely different. We never knew there were so many poses. The yoga classes were an unexpected surprise on this trip.
Mukul is one-of-a-kind in Nicaragua and up there with the most premium resorts in the world. We stayed for 4 nights in an ocean bohio and there really was nothing to fault. The privacy, intimacy and views are absolutely supreme (bohios come with a large veranda and dip in pool - perfect for morning coffee and watching the sunset). The service we received was excellent - attentive and super friendly where many high end places can leave you feeling overly looked after or too formal. The spa is heavenly and a must-try and the morning yoga class overlooking the ocean was blissful. The food was very good (catch of the day and the whole snapper the highlight for us). My only issue with the menu would be too few vegetarian and fresh salad options - there is really some room for improvement on this front given the abundance of fresh fruit and veg in Nicaragua! We absolutely loved our 4 days at Mukul and the only real downside for us was the remoteness of the place. They have tried to build it in a way such that the resort is self contained and people don't go out. We are not really this type of tourists and would have enjoyed more independence. Some of the transfers and extra services (e.g. day trips) are priced a bit over the top at several hundred $ per person so best to head to Mukul for a beach holiday once you've explored the country first. We'd definitely visit again but this time hire a car from Managua and drive down.
biliankaswb - London, United Kingdom
The landscape, the beach and the setting of the hotel is perfect. We stayed at a villa and had plenty of space and an amazing view. We had a very good surf instructor and at high tide there are great waves, even if you stay far from the rocks. The food is ok, but not great. Most disturbing is the background music always and everywhere. Instead of the relaxing sound of the waves, the hotel management seams to believe that even at the beach music is necessary all day long. Staff is very friendly. Highly recommended if you want to combine surf and luxury.
realtravelexperts - New York City, New York
I left my heart in Mukul! What an amazing experience! The service, FOOD, the surroundings, activities, the sunset ritual, night golf, beach club, THE SPA, the guests, the warm staff, EVERYTHING, IS AMAZING! The warm welcome at the airport by Mukul staff sets the stage for what is a first class getaway. The soft spoken driver awaiting me was pleasant and conversational, answering questions along the way about the country, nearby places, culture, Nicaraguan specialty dishes and of course, the magical Mukul and it's owners; the Pellas family and their mission to make Nicaragua into the next hot tourist destination and their pledge to improve the lives of their beloved countrymen. I was happy to have had wifi in the vehicle, and the fact that they even anticipated my need for a snack and water during the scenic drive. Entering the development made me feel very safe and secure, Unless you are a guest or resident, it is impossible to enter. Carlos Salazar the General Manager was waiting and personally greeted me upon arrival. I was welcomed by name and offered a chilled towel and welcome beverage upon entering the lobby, seeing the ocean in front of me as I entered left me in awe of the beauty of the surroundings. Check-in is in the guest room. I was escorted to my room in a golf cart through a beautifully landscaped path while the driver pointed out the different areas of the property. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at my room, Bohio 9. It is amazing, the bed is wonderful, so comfortable with delicious linen the most amazing views of the entire beach and mountainside, an immense terrace and balcony with a plunge pool which I enjoyed throughout my stay and from which I watched the sunset, exotic birds and the exquisite sounds of nature. The bed faced the sliding glass doors from which I can see the ocean and hear the surf from your bed. The food is delicious! You must have the Nica Breakfast, the Churrasco steak (the beef in Nicaragua is organic and so tasty), the Fresh catch of the day, and the seasonal fruit and fresh juices. The presentation and flavor is world class! The spa is unbelievable--there are several different "temples", each with their own theme. The design and elements in each were carefully thought out. I could go on and on! I recommend at least five nights, and mark my words, you will want to return!
Maria D - Miami, Florida
Amazing place, friendliest and most helpful staff, gorgeous spa, delicious and inventive food. I went here for 10 days w my bf in Dec 15 and had the most incredible time. Very remote but never was bored and could have stayed for a month. The spa is one of the best I've been to - gorgeous on the top of a hill overlooking the town. So many different rooms and services - we had a different spa service daily. BEST TIME!
bc1239 - New York City, New York