Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Emerald Coast, Nicaragua
The Emerald Coast of Nicaragua is a 30 mile stretch of Pacific shoreline dotted with pristine jungles, rising cliffs, charming fishing villages, historic colonial architecture and untouched sandy beaches. One of the world’s best kept secrets, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa sits directly on the beach and enjoys over 1,600 private acres of lush vegetation.
The resort features 37 spacious free-standing accommodations, each with an ocean view, pool and private staff. Facilities include Spa Mukul, with six individual private spa casitas, beach club, swimming pool, nature trails and the 18-hole Guacalito Golf Course. The first luxury property in the country, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa is an eco friendly paradise ready for its secret to be discovered.
Location and Transfers
International flights to Nicaragua land at Sandino International Airport in Managua, the nation’s capital and the resort is only a scenic 120 minute ride away from the airport. A personal resort butler will greet you at the airplane, to assist with luggage and customs paperwork and drive you to Mukul via luxury coach (and back to Sandino at the conclusion of your stay).
Private helicopter commutes from airport to resort are also available – getting you to Mukul in a brisk 25 minutes while soaring over the Emerald Coast’s dynamic landscape.
Each of the 37 guest accommodations offers space and privacy in a style that fully embodies and compliments the natural surroundings. Views of the ocean come as standard. Handcrafted furnishings and decorations come straight from Nicaraguan artisans – carved native teak tables, sugarcane twig headboards and rum barrel staves.
Beach Villas – 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 sells. Bathrooms include separate his and hers vanity rooms, one facing a palatial garden, the other facing the ocean, both with a Liquid Temple filled monsoon showers and soaking tubs. Outside, each Beach Villa includes a wrap-around deck, 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
Bohios – 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 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 and a large private swimming pool. 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 be booked by guests as one accommodation
Suite Doña Vivian – named after the wife of Guacalito´s owner Don Carlos Pellas, is part of the Pellas family’s private oceanfront beach compound, but it can rented when the family is not in residence. The luxurious suite features 7,746 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living spaces, 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
La Mesa – this private dining room by the sea offers Mesoamerican ingredients and mementos including photography chronicling the 135-year history of the Pellas family in Nicaragua. And while you’re here, get in touch with more history about the legendary, world-acclaimed and award-winning Flor de Caña rums
Facilities and Activities
Spa – including 6 private spa suites
Yoga is available
Watersports Casita – surfboards, paddleboards, snorkel gear, kayaks and water toys
Guacalito Golf Course – on-site 18-hole course designed by David McLay Kidd