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by A Flipkey Verified Reviewer on Villa Mandarinas
“The most spectacular Villa in PV”

In a town luxury is the standard, you have to be truly exceptional to stand out from the crowd. Villa Mandarinas is not only one of the most beautiful homes on the coast, it is also in unquestionably one of the most spectacular locations.Beautifully designed it combines the warmth and color of Mexico with sleek modern touches and an inherent respect and understanding for the natural environment. Literally built around the rocks of the cliff-side (one has been turned into a feature shower and another sits in the center of the spectacular living room)it seems to have grown and evolved with the surrounding jungle like an exotic flower.Built into the cliffs just beyond the tiny village of Mismaloya, it has stunning views of the Los Arcos and the ruins of John Houston's Night of the Iguana film set. Sprawling over 6 levels with a private man-made beach and salt water rock pool at sea level, 7 ensuite bedrooms and a range of stunning outdoor spaces including an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, firepit and dining palapa. Whether you want to sit by the pool and sip a margarita or spend the afternoon spotting humpback whales and dolphins from the hammock on your own private terrace, beauty and relaxation are never far away.Each room is beautifully furnished with handmade furniture and spectacular feature lighting. From the moment you walk through the door, there is a sense of peace and tranquility which is hard to describe and very hard to leave.Not only is this an incredibly beautiful villa in a spectacular location it has an exceptional team behind it. From the management of spectacular weddings to intimate private rentals, they keep the place immaculate, running smoothly and no matter what you need, all you have to do is ask.My advice, find up to 13 like-minded people and book yourself a luxury stay of a lifetime...

by Flapjax on Villa Mandarinas
“Beautiful Home away from Home!”

Where to begin? We just returned from a week’s stay at Villa Mandarinas and it was everything we hoped it would be and more, much more. Our party of 16 family members (8 adults and 8 kids) ranged in age from 3-year-old twins to 65-year-old grandparents and included children between 3-11 years old, 3 couples in their late 30’s / early 40’s and the aforementioned grandparents.Not only is Villa Mandarinas one of the most beautiful homes we had all ever seen, but the staff (Lety, Miguel, Chef Miguel, Lety Dos, Alberto, Manuel, etc.) were amazing. We were greeted by everyone when we arrived late afternoon (about a 30 minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport through narrow “city” streets and then a winding coastal road) and given a tour of the property, handed welcome drinks (lemonade for the children, margaritas for the adults) and selected our rooms (there are now 10 rooms at the Villa, we used 6 bedrooms and the others were locked off).From the time we arrived until the time we left, Miguel (also known as Miggy) was there to get us whatever we needed and help with anything that needed help. I think his official title is butler or bartender/waiter, but really he did EVERYTHING. The kids especially took to him quickly and it was so cute when he interacted with them (often). The last day my 3-year-old son even commented: I love you, Miguel!Chef Miguel cooked us the most delicious meals (I think my most favorite food he prepared was the ceviche that was served upon arrival). Breakfast (served in the dining room) started with fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, and pancakes (for the kids) and then finished with made to order eggs or the daily egg special (which was always tasty). Freshly squeezed juice, cheerios for any kids who wanted it, you name it they had it covered.We spent mornings hanging out at the pool (a lovely infinity pool, with a small shallow section, a good-size deep section and a built-in jacuzzi at one end) or on trips in the local area: zip-lining, snorkeling, fishing, the Vallarta zoo, the town of Mismaloya, and a local sandy beach (all within a 10 minute drive or boat ride, we did have a rental car but I have a feeling we could have arranged for taxi service rather easily as well).Lunch was served by the pool and varied daily: pizza, hamburgers, goat cheese and apple salad, fish tacos, etc. Afternoons were spent again playing in the water, tanning ourselves, drinking by the pool and exploring the area.One thing to mention, the ocean directly at the Villa was mostly too-rough for the kids and even the adults. Access is really only from the long pier. We managed to jump off the pier one day when the tide was high but the ocean was calm and it was absolutely amazing. We wanted to do this again, but the conditions just weren’t good for that. There is a lovely man-made “beach”, although there is no sand. And the setting would make for a gorgeous wedding!Late afternoon everyone retreated to their bedrooms to rest and shower. The rooms were all different but equally as beautiful with the most interesting part being each private bathroom. Rooms offered plenty of privacy and were all air-conditioned, each had it’s own balcony, except the mural and the orange rooms.Chef Miguel truly outdid himself each night at dinner: grilled ahi tuna, Mexican lasagna, a traditional Mexican dinner with roast chicken and stuffed peppers, a later than usual lobster dinner just for the adults served under the palapa, steak grilled and served in the garden, shrimp with pasta, everything was served by the Villa staff and presented so beautifully. With 3 vegetarians and a peanut allergy in our group, Chef Miguel catered to our every need. Delicious desserts were the icing on the cake!Rooms were cleaned daily by Lety Dos and her staff. Manuel is the gardener/night watchman who walks the guarded property throughout the night, we always felt safe. Lety is a manager who was there when we arrived as well as the last evening and our day of departure. Alberto came to help with dinner service daily and helped arrange our trips to El Eden for zip lining and chartering a boat for fishing.We truly felt at home in this beautiful house and are already pondering our future return. The house and the staff lend itself to all sorts of guests: a group of couples celebrating a special milestone birthday, a wedding, or large family vacations - Villa Mandarinas, while expensive, was worth the money and ranks as one of our best vacations to date! We departed feeling we were leaving part of our family (the Villa staff) behind.

by Cindy L. on Villa Mandarinas
“Spectacular, Unique, Pampering, Enchanting Villa”

This unbelievable villa is an incredible experience for ANY family, friends, group, or event. Located just 15 minutes away from the old town PV, we found the villa to be close enough from the town, yet a perfect distance to really get away from it all and feel so relaxed and pampered! The villa is a dream house with such amazing attention to detail not only in the architecture but in the decor. Each room has stunning views and waits until you see each bathroom and shower area...makes me want to remodel my house! We loved the ability to use the dock (no other private home in this area had this feature!!) as we would kayak to Mismaloya Beach and to the Los Arcos for our daily adventure. They also built a small tide pool to enjoy the ocean, not to mention 2 infinity pools! The property is so comfortable that you won't want to ever leave! The service from Gabriella, Miguel, Letty and the rest of the crew is above 5 star...prompt, knowledgeable, attention to detail like no other.

Thank you, Cindy, for your kind words, we were really impressed by your daily outings in kayak and paddle-board (their own) and by your amazing scents! See you soon!

by John Oliver on Villa Mandarinas
“Spectacular Villa”

Our stay at The Villa Mandarinas was quite exceptional. The villa itself is architecturally stunning and its position on a cliff-side overlooking the entirety of the bay makes it truly magical. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful and the food prepared for every meal by Philippe, the chef, was world-class. Our thanks to everyone for making our trip so special. John & Jackie Oliver

John and Jackie, it was great to meet you! Please thank Cath for recommending us! Chef Philippe is one of the world-class Chefs currently working with us, I will share your comments with all staff.

by DT in San Francisco on Villa Mandarinas
“Mandarinas is an awesome villa for a large group!”

We chose Villa Mandarinas as the venue for twenty friends coming together for a week-long 50th birthday celebration. Mandarinas offers a perfect blend of shared and private spaces for a large group. The living, dining and pool areas easily accommodated all twenty guests, while the expansive layout of the estate and its beautifully unique bedroom sanctuaries offered places to enjoy individual activities. At a typical moment, our guests were enjoying food and drinks in the north pool, working to solve a jigsaw puzzle in the living room, reading quietly in their private balcony hammocks, and practicing yoga on the seaside patio.Mandarinas is blessed with an authentically friendly, sharply skilled, and highly efficient staff. As host, it was so relaxing to have the talented chef and his staff serve a variety of absolutely delicious and inspired meals. Importantly for a large group, they graciously adapted menus as necessary to accommodate a variety of food restrictions and preferences. The staff served individually adapted plates with no fuss, whether vegan, lactose intolerant, allergic to avocado or cilantro-averse.Each room is a private casita, each with its own unique bathroom, and many integrated the natural rocks jutting from the hillside. The beds are solid and the linens sumptuous. So many gorgeous details, like the rock shower and the paper maché flowers, made us feel pampered and luxurious. Most of the rooms have private balconies and hammocks.Gabriella, the house manager was a delight to work with. She organized many wonderful highlights, including an excursion to a private beach accessible only by boat, on-site massage therapists, and a spectacular fireworks display at the end of our birthday dinner.Anyone would enjoy spoiling themselves in the luxurious embrace of Mandarinas and the villa really shines when hosting a large group.

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay is just around the corner.

by Kristy B. on Villa Mandarinas
“Just Beautiful: Ideal for Low-Key or Big Party Experience”

I went to Mexico to celebrate a dear friend’s 50th birthday with a gang of 20, but always when I travel, I have alternate motives. I travel to write. So I hoped to find writing time and inspiration at Villas Mandarinas, but I got so much more.The vibrant, orange-painted walls of Villas Mandarinas cling to Mismaloya’s cliffs, creating eye-pleasing angles against the ocean and sky, which are always the same color, sometimes sizzling blue, sometimes misty white. The infinity pool cascades, bathwater warm, over its curvaceous, blue tile edge, an invitation to just breathe, have another margarita, and wait for dinner.In long, languid mornings, listening to birds by the pool, traipsing about in the first light of day, it is easy to let go of responsibilities, worries, deadlines, and goals, letting them float on those white puffs of cloud into the endless sky.Birds abound because the gardens are so lush. Palms and bright orange honeysuckle, plumeria that seem to have bloomed just for us, loose river rocks guiding you along the concrete walkways, all within a soundscape of syncopated pounding ocean waves against the shiny brown rocks below.Oh, how I lounged! I stretched out on white cushions wherever I wanted them, draped over so many pillows, listening to the ocean, gazing at the tropical flowers that look like wax, the driftwood sculptures, the fresh-cut mums on every tabletop.And I wrote. I wrote like crazy, every day, in a dozen different, perfect, loungey spots all over the property. Surrounded by beauty and inspiration, I worked on my novels and caught up on my blog. I wrote poetry to my wife and to the sea. I travel to write, and I hope to write again at Villas Mandarinas.

I appreciate your positive feedback about our villa and I am glad that we provided some inspiration for your writing. If you’re traveling to our area again soon, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Rocio Mendoza
Reservations Manager

by Utah KPK on Villa Mandarinas
“Breathtaking views with unmatched service!”

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.

Thank you for staying with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our villa staff. We will do everything it takes to keep you coming back.

Our warmest regards from sunny Puerto Vallarta!
Gaby Garcia

by Lauren Walker on Villa Mandarinas
“Dream Come True!”

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, housekeepers, 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 was 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!

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad to know that we will be your top choice when coming to PV!

Warmest regards
Gaby Garcia
Manager, Villa Mandarinas

by A Flipkey Verified Reviewer on Villa Mandarinas
“Simply amazing! The Best Villa Vacation we have ever ever had!!”

From the amazing views of Los Arcos, the beautiful, airy, comfortable rooms, incredible gourmet cuisine, wonderful staff, beautiful infinity pool... we can honestly say that this was the best villa with the best service we have ever experienced... and we have been on many many villa vacations before! The villa is located far enough out of town to be quiet and private, but close enough to make it an easy drive to town. To be honest, we loved the villa so much we didn't want to leave it!When we forced ourselves to leave, the villa staff booked us some great excursions - our favorite one was the Outdoor adventure. We still have wonderful memories of looking out from the terrace to see whales breaching. The views are just stunning. Our children loved to swim in the pool in the sea - where tiny colored fish swam around them.All in all, we cannot praise Villa Mandarinas enough. We will definitely return here and will be recommending it to all of our friends. For the quality of accommodation, service, and cuisine it was tremendous value for money.

by Brian Ald on Villa Mandarinas
“Just Perfect.”

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 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 a surprise performance by two fire dancers. It was a really spectacular week, one that we will never forget. Muchas gracias for todo!

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed and awesome review! We work really hard to provide the best possible service and to create a relaxing environment for our guests and we are glad to know that our efforts payed off.
You were a delight to work with and once again thank you for being so organized with your itinerary! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. We will be glad to have to back!

Thanks for all the love,

Rocio, Gaby & the staff of Villa Mandarinas

by Derek F. on Villa Mandarinas
“For 20 or so friends, this place is unbeatable.”

Where to start! Amazing place. Each room is top notch, unique and just feels right. There are 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!!!

Hello Derek, it was a delight to have you as guests and would love to host you in the near future.

Warmest regards from sunny Puerto Vallarta!

Rocio Mendoza
Reservations Villa Mandarinas

by Anonymous on Villa Mandarinas
“The Perfect Escape!”

Our group of 10 had an incredible time at this villa for a week. Located about 20-30 minutes down the road from the center of Puerto Vallarta, each of our 10 bedrooms was unique with personal touches in every detail. The staff was always helpful and available when we had questions, were very accommodating to our daily schedules for meals, car services, laundry and other activities. To say we loved the food is an understatement - everything was incredible, and there was always plenty of it!

Dear Andy, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. It was our pleasure having such fun and easy going guests like your group. Our chef is happy that you loved his food, and it´s comments like these that keep our staff motivated and brings out the best in their service.
Please come back soon.
PS. When it´s snowing in NYC close your eyes and remember Villa Mandarinas to keep you warm. (wink wink)
Warmest regards from sunny Puerto Vallarta Rocío and staff at Villa Mandarinas

by Andre Babiak on Villa Mandarinas
“5 Stars”

Perfect place for vacation groups, or business and yoga retreats. Lots of privacy combined with top-notch service, accommodation, and fantastic food servings. Without any doubt one of the best destinations in the entire Banderas Bay.

by EjgdcGuy on Villa Mandarinas
“23 people did not have to think about a thing!”

We had a large group of 23 last weekend, and the experience was wonderful. The entire team took excellent care of us. Between Lety, Miguel, Reyes, Oskar and Chebo the chef & sous chef (apologies for not remembering the name) taking care of our every need, we did not have to think about a thing. It was relaxing to just sit by or stay in the pool and look out over the ocean. Saw quite a few manta rays jumping out of the water as well as tropical fish. Jumped off the pier many times and swam in the ocean. Also did kayaking. Rooms were clean and the property was beautifully landscaped. Every meal was served on time as planned and tasted great with good variety. Reyes made sure we had drinks on hand by the pool. We also had two one-hour yoga sessions with Miguel (different from above) for a majority of us, and it was beautiful in the morning shade/sun.

by Amanda G. on Villa Mandarinas
“In love and can't wait to return”

I wholly fell in love with this house, the staff and the overall vibe of Villa Mandarina. My family of 8 stayed here over Thanksgiving and we had an experience that can only be described as magical. The surrounding nature was all the entertainment we needed watching giant manta rays jump in the bay below, green parrots perch in the tree outside our balcony, humpback whales swimming by. Snorkeling right off the pier was as far we need to go to see incredible fish. As someone who loves taking photos, I must have taken 2,000, as everywhere you look is just beautiful. Best vacation ever. Miguel's margaritas and micheladas are on point. I can't say enough! Thank you, Miguel, Gabriela, Leti, Chebo, Alex, Oscar and the rest of the amazing people there!! We can't wait to return next Thanksgiving (hopefully sooner)

by Jennifer on Villa Mandarinas

There aren't even words to describe my experience at Villa Mandarinas. Fairytale is the closest I can express. The beauty, the service, the food, the staff interactions, the luxury....all top notch. Meticulous attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and love exude from not only the owners but the staff as well. 100% would recommend.

I appreciate your positive feedback about our villa. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. We hope that your next visit is around the corner.

Warmest regards from sunny PV

Rocio Mendoza
Reservations Manager

by Ebrauer on Villa Mandarinas
“The perfect location for our wedding!”

We had our wedding ceremony and celebration at Villa Mandarinas in May 2016 and we could not be happier with our choice. Everything was stunning and the staff was amazing. The location was picture perfect for a wedding. We had a group of 20 friends/family stay for the week and people are still talking about how amazing the week was, months later!

Thank you for choosing Villa Mandarinas to host such a special event in your lives. We are very pleased to hear that our staff made your celebration a memorable experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Rocío Mendoza
Reservations Manager , Villa Mandarinas

by Joanne W. on Villa Mandarinas
“Absolutely amazing wedding destination”

My daughter and son in law were recently married at Villa Mandarinas and it is gorgeous! The Villa itself is so beautiful and vibrant, every room has a spectacular view and just enough privacy without being isolated. It looks exactly like the pictures. We loved the infinity pools and the ocean access. But what really makes the experience amazing was the staff; the food and service are top notches. Gabrielle is awesome and everyone is so warm and they think of absolutely everything to make your vacation stay enjoyable. I can not imagine a better setting for a small, intimate wedding or family/friend reunion. We spent 5 glorious days at the Villa and were so sad to leave.

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am glad to hear that your stay was so wonderful and special for such an important day in your lives. We hope to welcome you and your family again in the near future.

Warmest regards from Puerto Vallarta
Rocio Mendoza
Reservations Manager , Villa Mandarinas

by Glen G. on Villa Mandarinas
“Majestic in every way”

The moment the front doors opened and the House Manager gave us the tour, I knew this was going to be an experience to remember. The main living area was spacious, beautifully decorated and accommodating to a large party. The dining table was large and the meals were exquisite. The infinity pool area was also sizable, well maintained and inviting. As long as anyone of our party was at the villa, this area was occupied. With a view over the infinity pool as beautiful as this one, it was hard not to stay. The game room below it provided another group hangout location with a pool and foosball table. Below that was a small fire pit that gave the children a night to do smores. At the base of the villa were the dock and saltwater pool. Both of these provided a unique experience. The area around the dock made for easy snorkeling and kayaking and a rock-built ocean-filled saltwater pool gave a chance to get away from the standard chlorinated kind.Each bedroom was separated from the next and color coordinated. There were two above the main living space, one adjacent to the game room and the remaining next to the main house, moving up the landscape in five levels. Not only did this give you privacy, but every room was a unique design. I would come back again just to stay in a different room with a different view.As for the staff, well, I couldn't have asked for more. Gabriella (house concierge) made sure that everything was up to the group's liking and helped organize transfers and activities. Miguel (house manager) personalized every request, from getting coffee from the kitchen to getting out the kayaks for the ocean. Ariel bartended and delivered food poolside, and never left you wanting. Housekeeping was timely, efficient and almost invisible. I swear I would go to the kitchen for breakfast, have a drink by the pool and go back to a made bed and clean room. Maybe I was distracted by the view, but they were impressive. As for the chefs, imagine a fancy restaurant preparing meals just for you. They were creative and delicious with an authentic Mexican feel.All in all, this villa made for an experience to remember with a view that is indescribable in its beauty. It made an already wonderful Christmas one for the books.** One recommendation: If you book this villa through a third party, ask to work with the local concierge over the one they assign you. Gabriella did more in the week we were there than the company's concierge could in the months prior.

by John Miller on Villa Mandarinas
“Breath taking”

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 traveled with a group of 7 couples, and we all loved the villa so much that we canceled 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 flashbacks of Villa Mandarinas throughout the day and can't wait for the day we get to visit again. Thank you, Gabriela and Miguel, for making our stay so unforgettable.

by Rachael on Villa Mandarinas
“Absolutely Stunning - Ideal for Families and Special Occasions”

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 complement 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 perfect day of our lives.Thank you, thank you, thank you to the staff at Villa Mandarinas for making this the most unforgettable experience!!!

Rachael ,

I am so delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We hope to have you back in the near future and that we take part in more of your life´s celebrations and milestones. Cheers to you and your family!

With kind regards

Gaby Garcia

by Shelsasc on Villa Mandarinas
“Fairy Tale Wedding at A Fairy Tale Location”

Two weeks ago my oldest son married the love of his life in the most magical place in the world, Villa Mandarinas! It was perfect in every way thanks to Gaby and the best staff in the world. Not a single detail was overlooked and the 22 of us shared the most amazing 5 days celebrating against a backdrop and home that is indescribable. What an experience! Now if I can only convince my other two sons to marry here.

Wow! What a wonderful review, we appreciate your trust in us and would be delighted to host more wedding for your family at Villa Mandarinas! We hope you come back soon.

All the best!

Rocío Mendoza
Reservations Manager
Villa Mandarinas

by Sci Guy on Villa Mandarinas
"You get what you pay for”

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of my parents with our family of 12, Villa Mandarinas provided the perfect setting for the week. Being the most expensive vacation we will most likely ever enjoy, I don't know that I can say that was a good value but we were treated like royalty. The staff -- "Mickey", Ariel, Alberto, Leyte, Chef and the housekeeping staff -- made the trip truly memorable, getting us whatever we "needed" whenever we needed it with a smile. The setting was beautiful, rooms were perfect and we canceled our dinner reservations in the city to enjoy the meals that Chef prepared for us. We are from Chicago and enjoy fine dining and our VM meals stood up to anything we have here.Some notes: You are about a 20-25 minute taxi ride to the downtown area which costs about $25. There are no sidewalks making walking anywhere difficult as you have to navigate the very narrow (if any) shoulder of the main road. Mislamoya beach is the closest destination and is about a 20-minute walk down this road. Boca de Tomatlan (and its beach) is about a ten-minute taxi ride south and is not really walkable. Therefore, unless you want to take frequent taxi trips, you may find yourself spending much of your time on the property (which isn't a bad thing).The saltwater pool seems to have succumbed to one of the recent storms and is now just a jumble of rocks. The pier was also recently destroyed but was rebuilt during the week we visited. Using it to enter the water to swim or kayak is an ordeal due to the tides, waves and abundant urchins. I wouldn't recommend it for small kids or seniors.If this property fits your price range, I would recommend it wholeheartedly. The staff alone is worth the visit.

by Asobo on Villa Mandarinas

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!

by David Forde on Villa Mandarinas
“Seaside Sanctuary”

The perfect getaway for a large group of family or friends. This is a beautiful cliff side grouping of villas offering a wonderful opportunity to relax and indulge. Even with 19 other friends, there were always private spaces to escape to when needed. The individual villas were all unique and open to the outdoors with dreamy views of the bay. Gabriela was always delightful and Miguel provided any of your needs with a gracious smile. I relished the hand-crafted cocktails, amazing ceviche and gourmet meals. In a heartbeat, I would book another stay and not change a thing.

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for the positive comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Do check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards from sunny Puerto Vallarta
Gaby & Staff at Villa Mandarinas

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