Nicaragua may well be the newest destination for curious travelers looking for new luxury experience. The most deserving is the just opened $250-million Mukul Beach Golf & Spa, the first true luxury resort in the country. Mukul (Mayan world for secret) is 1,670-acre low-density private beach community on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast, opened last year. The green resort set between the trees and a stunningly beautiful four-mile stretch of white sandy beach, offers plenty of pampering with the opportunity to discover more about the nature, culture and people of Nicaragua. Nature is everywhere from the rainforest around you to the shimmering Sapphire water below.
When talking about pampering, guests can enjoy in one of 37 private villas each with an ocean view, pool, private staff nestled like tree houses on the cliffs, or hug the beach and the wild sand grass at its edge. If talking about relaxation, there is the Spa Mukul with six different treatment villas, called ‘casitas’, each with a different name – Secret Garden, Hamman, Rain Forest, Crystal Temple, Healing Hut and Casita Mukul- which gives a clue as to the treatments offered within. Other luxury amenities include a beach club featuring dining and lounge areas and a swimming pool; and the 18-hole Guacalito Golf Course.
Best described by itself: “Every day another secret revealed. Mukul isn’t a secret you can tell through only sights and sounds. This is a secret that requires a full, uncharted experience complete with excursions to nearby beaches and villages, tastes of authentic food and legendary Flor de Caña rum and short helicopter rides to beautiful islands and fascinating volcanoes. Once you’re immersed in all of Mukul’s activities, don’t be surprised if you find yourself hiking up the dramatic cliffs to shout the secret to the world.”