In The Spotlight: Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa, Nicaragua

by Kelsey Blodget on September 4, 2013

Nicaragua is still a diamond in the rough. It offers many of the same splendors that draw travelers to its neighbor to the south, Costa Rica — lush rainforest, beautiful white-sand beaches, volcanoes, and rich wildlife — but it’s a much poorer country and it shows. However, the handful of luxury resorts in Nicaragua are proof that the upscale travel market here is emerging, and Mukul, the super-exclusive property that opened in February 2013, is helping to bring the country into the international spotlight.

Mukul is more than just a luxury resort; it is one of the most exclusive hideaways not only in Nicaragua, but Central America. The name, Mukul, is Mayan for “secret,” and guests are assured of a high level of privacy: The resort, part of a sprawling, 1670-acre beach community, has only 37 luxurious Bohios and Villas, and the grounds are not open to the public. The existence of the resort is hardly a secret, however, as this $40 million project helmed by Don Carlos Pellas, a Nicaraguan business magnate, is helping to change the face of the country’s tourism industry. The guests who can afford Nicaragua’s most expensive hotel rates will be rewarded with a gorgeous white-sand beach, one of the most beautiful spas in the world, an 18-hole golf course, gourmet cuisine, and pampering service — though they should note that construction on the property’s hillside real estate is still underway.

Spa at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Spa at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

The Bohio at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

The Bohio at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Lobby at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Lobby at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Pool at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Pool at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Grounds at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

Grounds at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

The Bohio at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

The Bohio at the Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa

 

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Peter J. Smith September 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

WOW!

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