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Nicaragua: Lapping Up Luxury at Mukul Beach Golf & Spa
Picture this: you land in #Nicaragua after an uneventful short flight from home. Hop in a car, and start the scenic drive down the stunning coastline. You finally start to unwind and feel #relaxation on the horizon. Your driver drops you off at a truly magical #luxury resort and all your worries start to drift away.
In Central America, in Rivas, Nicaragua, there’s a luxurious resort and spa named Mukul Beach Resort, which has quite the history.
In 1875, 25-year old Francisco Alfredo Pellas Canessa came to Nicaragua to take over the family business, Caribbean Pacific Transit Co., founded by his father Carlos Napoleon. More than 135 years later and through five generations, the family business has grown into 16 companies in more than a dozen countries – from transportation and computers to sugar, ethanol, Flor de Caña Rum and the world-class Vivian Pellas Hospital.
Hotel Mukul Luxury Resort And Spa
The company is now led by Don Carlos Pellas, named by America Economia as one of the 50 most influential persons in Latin America, who has committed himself to creating one of the most exclusive boutique resorts in the world. With it, Pellas is establishing his family legacy – in a pristine natural sanctuary where you make authentic connections to the land, culture and people of Nicaragua. And in return, the surrounding community will benefit from the resulting improved quality of life.
It is part of a sprawling 1,670-acre remote beach community on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. Different room options, 36 of them to be exact, await you on a gorgeous and sprawling oceanfront. Think villas and hillside Bohios, all with private pools, spacious decks, outdoor showers and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Pacific Ocean. And what’s even better is that you have private butlers every step of the way.
Spacious baths surfaced with Nicaraguan travertine marble include twin vanities, soaking tubs, separate monsoon showers and large dressing areas. Several dining venues, including palapa shaded Terras, beachfront Par-rilla and La Mesa, an atmospheric indoor dining room serving MesoAmerican cuisine by the sea. Other amenities include an 18-hole David McLay Kidd designed golf course. Activities include fishing, nature walks, hiking, surfing, snorkeling and other water sports.
Then, of course there’s Mukul’s spa where they tout that they’ll make you feel like the only person on earth. The Spa Mukul includes six experiences housed in six individual, private spa casitas, each equally harnessing a different ancient healing tradition, often using local Nicaraguan ingredients.
Just as with the entire resort, the Spa Mukul is blessed with the luxury of space. Artfully designed by renowned spa consultant Angel Vezina Stewart, all six spa casitas are home to a different theme and sequence of treatment experiences available for three hours, half a day or a full day. Treatment rooms are like large luxury suites with private steam and tropical showers, changing areas and relaxation spaces with outdoor pools.
International flights to Nicaragua land at Sandino International Airport in Managua, the nation’s capital, and are short 2-3 hour jaunts from major transportation hubs like Miami, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta. Easy flights are also available from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.
After landing, Mukul is only a scenic 120 minute ride away from the airport. Their staff will arrange for your personal resort butler to 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.