Where to start! Amazing place. Each room is top notch, unique and just feels right. There's so many places to hang out, explore, from down by the sea to up high with amazing views. The staff is top notch as well, from chefs to cleaning. What a delight. Would love to live there!!!
Villa Mandarinas was the perfect setting for my husbands 50th birthday celebration! We rented out the full 10 bedrooms for seven nights for a group of 19 people. The photos and video on the website are beautiful, but still didn't truly express how large and stunning the property really is. You will definitely get in a work out just exploring the grounds and waterfront, which includes many steps. All of the bedrooms are equally great, each with their own unique features and decor. We thoroughly enjoyed the Black room, which was perfect for the birthday boy! While the property is a little far from the hustle and bustle of downtown PV, it does provide a tranquil setting and really beautiful, unobstructed views of the Bay of Banderas, Los Arcos and the surrounding landscape. The staff was very attentive to our needs, especially Rocio, Gaby and Miguel, leading up to and throughout our stay. We did lots of preplanning over the course of the last 8 months, so the week in Puerto Vallarta was incredibly easy, relaxing and fun for all of our guests, all while the staff executed the plan. I am very grateful for their help in pulling together a really special birthday dinner, which included a special table set up for 24 guests overlooking the water, delicious seafood feast, custom designed birthday cake and surprise performance by two fire dancers. It was a really spectacular week, one that we will never forget. Muchas gracias for todo!
We stayed 4 nights at the Villa Mandarinas and wished we could have stayed many more! We went for a couples trip with our best friends (5 couples) and it was a dream come true. The staff was hands down the best part. At any given time it felt like 10 - 15 people had to have been working on the house from the gardeners, house keepers, chef, etc. to keep it in such mint condition. However, you never felt like they were in your space. Every room had beautiful views of the ocean and a balcony so all of the couples were very happy with their rooms. The pool/jacuzzi were heated which is where we spent most of our time. Miguel our server was amazing! He made us the best tasting margaritas poolside daily. We had private ocean access with a pier that we could swim off of and snorkel or kayak which they provided the equipment. One night they grilled for us outside and we had smores by the firepit. They did everything for us...we didn't have to lift a finger. They were all so kind! The house is gorgeous and huge and very comfortable with many areas to hang out inside or outside. I can't say enough amazing things about our experience. Another wonderful perk was having a concierge that helped us book transportation to/from the airport and catamaran and booked massages for us at the house. We are already talking about coming back next year!
This was our 4th time at Villa Mandarinas, and we have not been to any other one vacation place that many times! The villa's architecture and decor is amazing, and is only topped by the service and attention to detail that the owners and their staff provide. For a family getaway, a reunion of friends, or a quiet retreat with co-workers, Villa Mandarinas is a special and memorable place.
My husband and I stayed here with a group of friends for 3 nights. We had plans to go on day excursions, but the minute we got here, we decided to cancel everything. There's absolutely no reason to leave. The staff, especially Gabriela and Miguel, were amazing. The chef was excellent, the views phenomenal, and the rooms were spacious and beautiful. I would come back in a minute!
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Words cannot express how amazing this villa and the staff are. It is very rare to find a place where upon arrival you realize that it is even more amazing than its pictures. Villa Mandarinas is architecturally magnificent , with every room having a spectacular view and a well decorated en suite. The rooms and the common spaces are spotless and the views are magical.
We travelled with a group of 7 couples, and we all loved the villa so much that we cancelled our boat excursion to hang out at the house.
what makes this place even more magical is the staff. Their service is far better than a 5 star resort. The attention to detail, The quality of the food, their availability throughout the day and night, and their punctuality was something that "fancy resorts" should strive to achieve. Since I have been home, I keep having fashbacks of Villa Mandrinas throughout the day and cant wait for the day we get to visit again.
Thank you Gabriela and Miguel for making our stay so unforgettable.
From the moment we stepped foot inside the villa grounds, I knew this was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
At every twist and turn, we were greeted by vibrantly colored walls and beautifully handcrafted Palapas, with only the deep blue, sprawling ocean as the backdrop. We soaked in the brilliance of the architecture and the detail of the decor — all carefully chosen (and sourced locally) to perfectly compliment the ambiance of each room. We enjoyed the lush gardens, full of nature, waking up each morning to the sound of singing birds and the quiet rustle of the ocean breeze.
There is something magical about this place, and neither words nor photos can do it justice.
We chose to combine a family vacation with our small, family wedding and it was the best decision we've ever made. Not a detail was left unturned — thanks to the incredible service from Gabriela, Miguel, "Mickey", Chris and the rest of the crew. We spent our days sipping margaritas and lounging by the pool, each and every family member finding their personal joy. Our 80 yr old grandfather jumping off the pier and kayaking! Our baby niece happily splashing around in the infinity pool. These are memories we will never forget.
Every night at dinner, the staff designed a different "theme". Our family loved the Mexican night, with the decor to match the meal! The food is better than any 5 star restaurant — don't bother going out if you're staying here.
As for the wedding itself, you couldn't ask for a better backdrop. We had the ceremony next to the garden overlooking the ocean, followed by dinner and dancing around the main palapa. The 3 course meal was beyond anything I've ever tasted. It was the most perfect day of our lives.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the staff at Villa Mandarinas for making this the most unforgettable experience!!!
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